featurefootballa year ago

ISL 2016 mid-season report card – What the teams are doing right and what are they doing wrong?

As we head towards the business end of the ISL season, only 2 points separate the fourth placed team from the one at the bottom. With the competition tougher than ever, we take a look at the performances of all the 8 teams so far, and predict where they are likely to finish.
Amlan Majumdar
featurefootballa year ago

Exclusive interview – Jayesh Rane on his idols, coach Marco Materazzi, and a footballer's image

Not every story starts perfectly. In fact, the ones that don't are the stories which are at times more memorable. This is a similar story of a boy born in the city of dreams, who is now living his dreams. A dream which began when he held his uncle's hand and visited football grounds across the city.
Amlan Majumdar
featurefootball2 years ago

Incredible ISL stats you probably did not know about

The league phase of the second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) has come to an end, and we look back at the numbers and the story they portray. We disclose the player who was more clinical than Stiven Mendoza and Iain Hume, the best midfielder who went unnoticed, and the team which has struggled in the second half of matches.
Amlan Majumdar
featurefootball2 years ago

ISL 2015: Who will be the fourth team to qualify for the semi-finals?

The penultimate round of matches of the league phase of ISL-2 are almost done with. Three teams – Atletico de Kolkata, Delhi Dynamos FC, and FC Goa - have already booked their place in the semi-finals. With one spot up for grabs, and four teams still in contention, things are going to be heated up.
Somyadeep Sen
featurefootball2 years ago

ISL 2015 Preview: Mumbai to make statement against Goa in top v bottom clash

Zico's men have a wonderful opportunity to stretch their lead at the top with a win as league leaders FC Goa travel to face bottom-rankers Mumbai City FC at the DY Patil Stadium tonight. But a reinvigorated Mumbai side will prove to be a tough test as Blue Devils have the chance to go level on points with Atletico de Kolkata with a positive result.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball3 years ago

ISL 2015 Preview: Mumbai's struggling attack faces Delhi's impenetrable defense

Bottom rankers Mumbai City FC host second placed Delhi Dynamos FC at the DY Patil Stadium tonight, with the home team still looking for their first win of the campaign. Delhi, on the other hand, have won three matches in a row and look ready to mount a sustainable title challenge.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball3 years ago

ISL 2015: Kerala Blasters FC vs Mumbai City FC preview – Close battle between two injury hit sides

Both sides have key players missing from their squads and, on paper, look equally poised. However, the home advantage of Kerala Blasters FC could prove decisive in what we expect to be a closely fought encounter.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball3 years ago

Mumbai City FC in need of one last hurrah from Nicolas Anelka in ISL 2015

Age, controversy and statistics aside, Mumbai City fans would be hard pressed to name a striking duo in the ISL that they would prefer over Chettri and Anelka. The only thing that remains is to be seen is whether this champion over the years has one last hurrah left in him.
SportsCafe Desk