featurefootball3 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Why ATK bought these players

After yet another disappointing season, time is really running out for the ATK World franchise with footfalls plummeting every year. However, the management cannot really be blamed for the outcomes, for they have brought together a brilliant blend of coach and players yet again this season.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball6 months ago

ISL 2019 | Manuel Lanzarote reveals he is unsure about his ATK future

ATK’s star last season, Manuel Lanzarote has surprisingly revealed that the club hasn’t contacted him over the last month and he is quite unsure what future holds for him in the Kolkata-based franchise. The former FC Goa star scored five goals and assisted twice last season in an average season.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball7 months ago

Antonio Lopez Habas brings more dynamism to ATK camp than experience

The re-appointment of Spain’s Antonio Lopez Habas by ATK has led many to believe that the two-time champions are falling back on a successful formula for immediate success. However, Habas’ brief stint in ISL indicates that his tactical know-how and cavalier management makes his hiring a smart move.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball9 months 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
newsfootballa year ago

ISL | Steve Coppell and Shaun Ontong satisfied with stalemate in Guwahati

ATK coach Steve Coppell and NorthEast United assistant coach Shaun Ontong, both seemed pretty satisfied with the end result of the match between their respective teams yesterday. NEUFC and ATK played out a 0-0 draw at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati to share the points.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year ago

ISL | Emiliano Alfaro to join ATK after loaned out by Pune City FC

FC Pune City striker Emiliano Alfaro will play for ATK after he was loaned to the latter as a replacement for the injured Kalu Uche who will return to Barcelona for recovery from his injury. Kalu Uche is one of the most important players for the ATK and will be missed sorely by his team.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootballa year ago

ISL 2018 | Can Bengaluru FC “suffer” their way to glory

Bengaluru FC became the third team to get a win in ATK’s backyard this season, but it wasn’t about the three points as much as it was about the manner in which they did it. Coppell has emerged as BFC’s biggest challenge in the last two seasons and Carles Cuadrat would be delighted to start atop.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootballa year ago

ISL 2018 | My team is still evolving, asserts Steve Coppell

World ATK Coach, Steve Coppell, was delighted with his side’s performance as they beat defending champions Chennaiyin FC by a scoreline of 2-1 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan. Coppell added that there’s still more to come from his players as they moved to fourth spot on the ISL table.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootballa year ago

ISL 2019 | Is Stephen Coppell the right man for the ATK job after all

Steve Coppell mightn’t have won a single trophy in the ISL despite three years of management, but franchises’ repeated faith in him goes onto prove that the 63-year-old has all the ingredients to achieve it. ATK could be Coppell’s best chance and the Delhi win has given us a lot to think about.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa year ago

Squad Analysis of Delhi Dynamos for 2019 season

Pretty much like their cricketing counterparts Delhi Daredevils, the Dynamos too haven’t been very successful in their respective league with repeated changes a common approach. After a change in management didn’t work last season they repeated the process yet again hoping for different results.
Subhayan Dutta