featurefootball5 months 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
featurefootball6 months 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
featurefootball6 months 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
featurefootball7 months ago

ISL 2019 | Tactical Analysis : Eelco Schattorie outwits Phil Brown despite sharing the spoils

Though NorthEast United failed to seal a qualification into the playoffs after playing out a 1-1 stalemate against an in-form FC Pune City, Eelco Schattorie’s men showed tremendous tactical astuteness. Pune, despite their form, are sitting in a time bomb waiting to explode.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball7 months ago

ISL 2019 | Jamshedpur FC could be one season away from challenging for title

Jamshedpur have had a roller coaster of a season. While they have experienced a monotonous eight draws, they also went from beating FC Goa 4-1 to losing to FC Pune City 1-4. However, if observed closely, all these upheavals might just be the storm before the beautiful rainbow.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball7 months ago

ISL 2018 | Phil Brown appointment reeks of meticulous planning rather than panic call

Phil Brown’s appointment mid-season by Pune isn’t highly regarded by many to be an ideal one, especially after the under-average outings most English managers have had in the league. However, if dug deeper, the Stallions, though have taken their time, might just have found the missing piece.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball10 months 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
featurefootball10 months ago

ISL 2018 | Best Indian Super League XI after second phase

The Indian Super League has seen their heroes changing almost every game week with players getting in and out of form very quickly. Even amidst this madness, there have been some who were able to hold their form over a period of three-four games, and they feature in our best XI of the second phase.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa year 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
featurefootballa year 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