featurefootball3 years ago

ISL 2019-20 | Jerry Mawihmingthanga was perfect replacement for Lallinzuala Chhangte, reflects Josep Gombau

Odisha FC coach Josep Gombau has stated that he was very impressed with former Jamshedpur FC man Jerry Mawihmingthanga’s profile and knew right away that he would fit in his tactics, replacing Lallinzuala Chhangte. He also likened ISL players’ hard work to that of Hong Kong and Australian leagues.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball3 years ago

ISL 2019-20 | Why Odisha FC bought these players

Apart from Chennai’s John Gregory, Josep Gombau has been the only coach who has managed to keep his job despite having a horrible last season. And, his job only gets trickier with the management shifting base and the team shipping in numerous new players who would now need to gel in again.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball4 years ago

ISL 2019 | What every team has to do to qualify for playoffs this season

With three to four games remaining for every team and as many as seven sides still in contention for the playoff spots, this has definitely been the most competitive ISL season ever. We look at the possible scenarios and what each team needs to finish in the top four by the end of the league stage.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball4 years ago

ISL 2018 | Studs and Duds after Phase 3 of Indian Super League

The Indian Super League has hit the final gear just before the final phase of the campaign with the big name signings finally coming into form. However, there are some of the veterans, who have also hit new lows as we chalked down the studs and duds after the third phase of the season.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball4 years 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
featurefootball4 years ago

ISL 2018 | Best XI from Game Phase 2 so far

ISL has definitely had a major upgrade this season with the viewers seeing more teamwork and fluent passing play than ever. However, there are also players capable of influencing the game, and sometimes outcomes, singlehandedly and we bring the best eleven of that lot from game phase 2 so far.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball4 years ago

ISL 2019 | Studs and Duds from Match Phase 2 so far

Indian Super League has thrown quite a few surprises so far this season with many expected stars flopping whereas some of the new imports already making a mark for themselves with scintillating displays. With seven matches played post the 10-day break, we look at the studs and duds from the matches.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball4 years 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
featurefootball4 years ago

ISL 2018-19 | Squad Analysis of Chennaiyin FC for season five

Chennaiyin FC were one of the few teams to show consistency last season as John Gregory became the first Englishman to win the ISL title. However, no ISL club has successfully defended their title in the history of the league and it will be a tough for the Marina Machans to replicate that feat.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball4 years 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