featurefootball3 days ago

I-League staring at eternal damnation as AIFF looks to “progress” Indian football

While no concrete decisions, concerning the future of the I-League next year, have been taken by AIFF yet, things have escalated enormously over the last one month. What started as the AIFF’s denial to broadcast half of the league matches has turned into I-League clubs fighting their very existence.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball9 days ago

AIFF Super Cup | FC Goa a different beast altogether for Chennai City FC to cope

Chennai City arrive at the semi-final of the Super Cup as the second favourites and it is not be so much for the names on paper that FC Goa possess but the style of play they would come up with. However, it wouldn't be surprising for the giant slayers to pull off another upset given the incentives.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball14 days ago

AIFF Super Cup Quarterfinal | The battle of the champions promise more grit than tactics

If there’s one match that sums up the whole idea which had stemmed the introduction of the elite knockout tournament, it would be Bengaluru FC taking on Chennai City FC. Regardless of the schism that divides them, the quarterfinal promises to be a battle of relentless will to emerge victorious.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

ISL 2019 | Bengaluru FC take on FC Goa in a game of subtle dualities

As far as hype for an ISL final goes for the neutral fans, Bengaluru FC taking on FC Goa is right there at the top for the sheer names on paper and kind of football both the sides prefer. And given the vengeance with which the two sides will take the field, this could easily be the best ISL final.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

ISL 2019 | What Clicked and What Didn’t – Mumbai City FC

Despite being one of the most clinical performers in the ISL this season, Mumbai City had quite an anti-climactic exit from the tournament after suffering a 5-2 aggregate defeat to FC Goa. However, they have had a massive upgrade from last season and the Islanders could be a real threat next season.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

ISL 2019 | What clicked and what didn’t – Chennaiyin FC

The defending champions had, to put it mildly, a horrible season with the management now having to decide whether to give the club time or go for a total revamp. However, even amidst the chaotic failure, John Gregory might have stumbled upon talents that could formulate the future of the club.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

ISL 2019 | What Clicked and What Didn’t - Jamshedpur FC

Jamshedpur missing out on the playoffs was definitely one of the biggest upsets of the season, especially after the way they played. However, despite some individual brilliance and masterful tactics, untimely injuries and suspensions meant that the Steelers would need to wait to make the playoffs.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

ISL 2019 | What Clicked and What Didn’t – ATK

It's the second consecutive season that ATK failed to qualify for the playoffs and as much as one would want to blame it on their degrading names, which has gone from bad to worse now, the crux has been Steve Coppell’s frustrating negative football and to a large extent his pathetic imports.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

ISL 2019 | What Clicked and What Didn’t – FC Pune City

If there was one team that had an absolute roller coaster of a season, it was the Stallions. The horse started with a nervy rider before another one took control over steering it straight before they eventually ended with the perfect jockey bringing them to the finishing line in the mid-table.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball2 months ago

ISL 2019 | What Clicked and What Didn’t – Kerala Blasters

Another season gone by and it ends on a similar note for Kerala Blasters as the side succumbed to nine draws and seven defeats under two managers to finish at a meekly ninth position. With Nelo Vingada already revamping the side, he would first need to recognize and cut away the dead weight.
Subhayan Dutta