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newsfootball5 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Players played with injections and painkillers, says Phil Brown

Hyderabad FC manager Phil Brown has revealed that he had players on Saturday who played the match against Kerala Blasters with the help of painkillers and injections and went on to win it. Brown also praised the huge turnout at the G.M.C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium, for HFC’s first home match.
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newsfootball5 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | I’ve got many big players in stands and not available to me, laments Phil Brown

Hyderabad FC's English coach Phil Brown has lamented about the injuries to his big foreign players after their disappointing 3-1 loss to Jamshedpur FC away from home. Although the coach was satisfied with his Indian players, he was disappointed with Hyderabad's finishing in the attacking third.
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newsfootball7 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Hyderabad FC rope in Nestor Gordillo for upcoming season

New Indian Super League franchise Hyderabad FC have secured the services of last season’s star I-League midfielder Nestor Gordillo, who would be plying his trade in the top-tier this time. The Spaniard, however, would be continue suspended until mid-December after he breached transfer protocols.
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featurefootballa year 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
newsfootballa year ago

ISL 2019 | Chhangte can be India’s best winger, says Josep Gombau

Delhi Dynamos FC manager Josep Gombau has stated that Lallianzuala Chhangte has all the potential to be the best ever winger in Indian football. Meanwhile FC Pune City manager Phil Brown has revealed that Diego Carlos' season is over with a grade two muscle tear as Stankovic remains a doubt.
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newsfootballa year ago

ISL 2019 | Phil Brown hails team's character; John Gregory rues defensive mistakes

Pune City head coach Phil Brown was pleased with his team’s efforts to come back from a goal down to seal the win against Chennaiyin in his first game as in charge of the ISL side. John Gregory, on the other hand, blasted his team for conceding goals that one wouldn’t see “on a school playground”.
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featurefootballa year ago

ISL 2018 | Could changing priorities be key to FC Pune City’s self-discovery

With contention for title hardly an option now and Pune’s season nothing more than a lost cause, it would be the perfect time for Pradyum Reddy to get his priorities right. Pune play five games before ISL goes into a long break and it would be upon them to earn some of their credibility back.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootballa year ago

Miguel Angel Portugal coy about Marcelinho ahead of Maha derby

FC Pune City boss Miguel Angel Portugal chose to keep his cards close to his chest when asked if star forwad Marcelinho was playing in the Maha derby. Both Mumbai and Pune have been winless so far in ISL’s fifth season with the former playing one extra game before the ten-day break.
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featurefootball2 years ago

ISL 2019 | Squad analysis of Pune City FC for season five

Pune was the last team to qualify for the play-offs in the previous edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) before they were hammered by Bengaluru in the semi-finals. They have now appointed Miguel Angel Portugal as their new coach and are ready to go a couple of steps further this time around.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurefootball2 years ago

ISL 2017 | Perfectionist Pune pile misery on error-prone NorthEast

FC Pune City were finally able to break their home form voodoo, and quite marvelously, as they thrashed a struggling NorthEast United side 5-0 at the Balewadi Stadium. The Highlanders are now stranded at the bottom of the table with four points after seven games as Pune (15) moved up to second.
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