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
newsfootball8 months ago

Super Cup | Balwant Singh thanks Steve Coppell after his hat-trick against Delhi Dynamos

Balwant Singh has thanked ATK coach Steve Coppell for trusting his abilities after the striker took his team to the semi-finals of the ongoing Super Cup with a hat-trick against Delhi Dynamos FC. ATK defeated Delhi Dynamos FC by 4-3 goals in the second quarter-final game on Friday.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball8 months ago

ATK retain Manuel Lanzarote, Edu Garcia, John Johnson, sign pre-contract with Jobby Justin

ATK's star signings continue into 2019 as the two-time ISL champions signed a pre-contract with last season's Quess East Bengal star Jobby Justin, who would shore up the forward line for the side. Moreover, they have also retained the services of Manuel Lanzarote, Edu Garcia and John Johnson.
Press Release
newsfootball9 months ago

ISL 2019 | I’ve been more physically conditioned this season, reveals Ahmed Jahouh

FC Goa lynchpin Ahmed Jahouh has revealed that he had to train a lot to get physically conditioned for the Indian Super League style of play, which has seen him contributing in the attack more this season. The Moroccan also Bengaluru as the ISL team he thinks could win the title apart from Goa.
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
newsfootball10 months ago

ISL 2019 | We need to win the next six games, claims Pune coach Phil Brown

FC Pune City’s new coach, Phil Brown, is adamant that his side need to continue with their promising run and win the rest of their six games on the trot in the ongoing ISL season. The Pune-based franchise will go up against World ATK at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootballa year ago

ISL 2018 | Where has the subtle art of speaking at press-conferences gone

It is strange how pre-match conferences have failed to evolve in the Indian Super League despite the Indian league borrowing a chunk of elements from the English Premier League. The pre-match talks overseas are full of deception and tomfoolery, highly contradicting with what ISL managers do today.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa year ago

ISL 2018 | Have most sides got FC Goa totally wrong

The detailed Spanish elements in the ISL were introduced by FC Goa and no matter how effective Bengaluru FC and how flamboyant Jamshedpur FC seem at times, the way Sergio Lobera’s men play would make one sit up and watch in delight. But, who exactly has kept them ticking is still complicated.
Subhayan Dutta