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Old 05-08-2010, 11:12   #1
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ok this thread is dedicated to Indian national football team (yes we do have a national team guys), along with that to the domestic football being played in India.


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Old 05-08-2010, 11:15   #2
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Could you post a table or list of teams which take part please. Because it's quite hard for us to know anything about it when it gets no coverage at all.

I know of Mohun Bagan and some team which is named after some Airline, I think. Although i might be wrong on both of them.


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@ kuja.. sure man once the schedule is out i'll post it ..
their are 14 teams in the elite I-League and in order to give you all and introduction i shall post few articles as well..
and ur absolutely right mohan bagan and kingfisher east bengal are the oldest and the biggest rivals when it comes to football in india.... although the current champions are Dempo FC and i'll post and article on all 3 of them

Our national team is one thing one which i have quite a lots of information and i shall be posting here few articles on them..

for eg did you know Indian underprivileged youth team won the inaugural deloitte wc in march this year. There were teams like brazil and England in this competition and India won.
i wrote and article on it shall post it soon.
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if u think i am kidding read this article.. its written by me when we did the unthinkable in march'2010

From Street To Stardom: India Crowned World Champions
India were crowned champions in the World Cup held in South Africa. A joke? No. A touching and inspirational story; along with a message to mankind. TheHardTackle’s Sachin Madaan describes an occasion where humanity came first, champions were second.
Monday, March 29th, 2010 | Posted by Sachin Madaan

The children from the Youth Football Club (YFC) of India did the nation proud when they emerged victorious at the inaugural Deloitte Street Child World Cup, held from 15th-22nd March 2010 in Durban, South Africa. It was organized by the Durban University of Technology and Umthombo Street Children – an organization run by former street children. The seven-a-side football tournament consisted of teams from Brazil, UK, Nicaragua, Philippines, Tanzania, Ukraine, Vietnam, India and the hosts South Africa.

India accompanied Ukraine, Nicaragua and South Africa in Group B. Our boys made a convincing start after thrashing the hosts and crowd favourites 4-0. After the disappointment of a one goal loss to Nicaragua the young guns from India qualified for the semi finals after a thumping 8-0 win over Ukraine.

In the semi-finals, India ran into European giants United Kingdom and played an inspiring game of football which helped them hand UK a 3-1 defeat. In the finale, India met the East African nation of Tanzania. It was a tight contest with neither team wanting to give an inch away. But in the end, India was able to score the only goal of the match and with that lift the first edition of Street Child World Cup.

The core of this Indian team was formed by the kids from a small village Rurka Kalan in Jalandhar, Punjab. The credit for grooming up these kids from North India should go to the Youth Football Club (YFC), which put in lots of effort while working with the underprivileged kids from Punjab. YFC is supported by the Khalsa Football Academy (KFA) which is a UK based organization who has helped YFC in providing shelter and education to the youth in Northern India. I-league club JCT and Punjab government have also been associated with this youth football movement.

The coach of YFC, Kulwant Singh, is more than satisfied with the progress shown by his team and is hopeful that in the near future they will be able to produce more players like Anwar; a former lad from YFC who is now an integral part of the Indian national team.

Once again, the world’s most popular sport provided the world with an occasion to unite as one and witness the wonderful display of humanity, dignity and hope in young people. From an unfortunate life of misery to performing on their very own world stage, it was incredible to see how the whole initiative brought the best out of children from all over the world and did wonders to their confidence; sending out a massive statement to reach out to the human race.

As for India, the way the street children settled in a foreign country and showed the courage to go toe-to-toe with the rest of the football-crazy world, they deserved every bit of success and accolades which came their way.

Pull them off the streets, and they will do wonders – the message has been sent, are you listening?

“I know from personal experience just how much power football can have to inspire and change young people’s lives whatever their background or nationality. This is what the Deloitte Street Child World Cup is all about and I give it my full support.”

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Another Jewel in Bhutia’s Throne
Monday, May 24th, 2010 | Posted by Sachin Madaan
The Indian skipper added another feather in his cap last week when he got felicitated by the Portugal Football Players Association (PFPA) with a lifetime membership.
With this award, the “Sikkimese Sniper” joined an elite league of players like Luis Figo, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Nuno Gomes who have been conferred with the same honor in the past.

This felicitation should not come as a surprise to the people who have followed the career of this East Bengal striker as he has been the sole face of Indian football to the rest of the world for over a decade now.


The respect which he commands the world over can be made out from the fact that in spite of playing in the lowly ranked I- league for a majority of his life, (domestic league) he has featured in a number of All-Star charity matches.

Recently, he was a part of a star-studded Zidane XI which competed against a Benfica All Stars team in Lisbon in a charity match to raise funds for victims of the Haiti earthquake. He not only got to share the pitch with footballing greats like Zinedine Zidane, Kaka, Robert Pires, Seedorf, Robin Van Persie, but also scored the crucial equalizer for his team just minutes before the final whistle.

Although he has been a recipient of quite a few similar accolades in the past, this moment will occupy a special part in his club career as this honour came straight from an association of a European powerhouse.

Rarely have we come across an individual who has made this country of a billion plus people take notice of a sport other than cricket. Bhaichung has been doing that for nearly fifteen years now and deserves all the admiration that is coming his way..

Bhutia’s career achievements:

* Was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1999.
* Felicitated with Padma Shri in 2008.
* Second Indian to play football professionally in Europe and first to play in England.
* Led the national team to title triumph at the LG Cup in Vietnam in 2002.
* Two back to back victories in the Nehru Cup (2007 and 2009).
* Won the AFC challenge cup in 2008 and which helped India qualify for Asian Cup after a long wait of 27 years.
* First and only player to earn 100 caps for Indian national team.
* Highest scorer for Indian Nationl team.
* Captained East Bengal football club to victory in the LG Asean Club Cup football championship in 2003.
* In 1999 he was bestowed with the Sikkim State award.
* Has a stadium named after him in “Namchi” in southern Sikkim.

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Nice to see a player get honoured like that after a long playing career. Players from nations which aren't as football crazy as the usual suspects can be just as inspirational to those around them and this is proof.


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Immortal XI – Remembering Green and Maroon legends
Friday, July 30th, 2010 | Posted by Somnath Sengupta

On 29th July, 1911, eleven Indian players created history by winning the IFA Shield. That triumph was unarguably one of the finest moments in Indian football history. Mohun Bagan had cemented its position as more than just a football club. On that day the Green and Maroon brigade had turned into an institution, an emblem of nationalistic struggle.

99 years on, the club embarks on a year long celebration to honor the players dubbed as the “Immortal XI”. It starts from 29th July, 2010 to 29th July 2011. The Day is celebrated as “Mohun Bagan Day” across the world.

We take a look at the eleven brave hearts that created history 99 years ago.

Hiralal Mukherjee (Goal-keeper)

Mukherjee was arguably the most crucial player in the team. Born in 1886, he hailed from the Baghbazar area in North Kolkata. When he started playing football, he never had a fixed position, often playing as a right-back. He joined Bagan in 1906. He was advised by Sailen Basu, an official, to take up the spot between the posts. Like most goal-keepers of that era, he was characterized by his ability to weather the storm of opposition strikers’ tackles. He was often beaten black and blue by British forwards, but he never spilled the ball in such circumstances. Against Rangers FC, Mukherjee saved three penalties and kept Bagan in the tournament.

He was a popular player till he passed away in 1962.

Bhuti Sukul (Right-Back)

Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, Sukul was the only non-Bengali member of the Immortal XI. Born in 1889, he was one of the eminent defenders of that era. Blessed with a tall physique, Sukul had good heading and tackling ability. He played in Mohun Bagan till 1918. He passed away in 1943.

Sudhir Chatterjee (Left-Back)

Reverend Sudhir Chatterjee was the only footballer in the 1911 team who wore boots. Born in 1883, he joined the Green and Maroon ranks in 1904. He formed a solid defensive partnership with Sukul. His game reading and ability to anticipate opposition attacks made him an invaluable partner to Sukul’s tackling ability.

His football career was not a lengthy one; an injury ended it in 1914. After leaving the game he became a celebrated academic as established educational institutions. His love for the game and Mohun Bagan remained undiminished. He was the only surviving member of the 1911 team when the club celebrated its Platinum Jubilee in 1964. He passed away in 1966.

Manmohan Mukherjee (Right-Half)

Manmohan was one of the most versatile players in the Mohun Bagan team. Despite being fielded as a right-half, whose main function was to shield the defence, Mukherjee used to go on regular overlaps. He was renowned as a snatcher; the British nicknamed him “Terrier” for his uncompromising play.

Manmohan Mukherjee was born in 1883. Bijoydas Bhaduri gave him the opportunity to don the green and maroon jersey. He was an employee in the British-ran-PWD in Bengal. He lied to his British boss on the day of the final citing urgent problems at home, he left work and went off to play the final. A British officer might not have given him the permission to play against a British team; therefore Mukherjee lied to get a leave. His son, Bimal, captained Bagan’s first ever Calcutta League winning team. Mukherjee passed away in 1948.

Nilmadhab Bhattacharya (Left-Half)

He was the most elegant and skillful player in the Immortal XI. Nilmadhab was a man well known for both his skills as well as sense of humour. Born in 1888, he was a player who could hold up the ball and find his team mates with incisive passes. He passed away in 1951.

Rajendranath Sengupta (Centre-Half)

Born in 1892, Sengupta was the youngest member of the Shield winning team. In the days of classical 2-3-5, centre-half was probably the most crucial position. It was a position that often made the difference between a win and a loss. Playing at such a crucial position, despite his inexperience, is a testament to his supreme ability.

He was never daunted by his small stature. Excellent fitness and a never say die attitude, were two of the sharpest weapons in his armoury. After leaving the game he was a part of Indian Radio and did live commentary. He passed away in 1948.

Jatindranath “Kanu” Roy (Right-Out)

Kanu Roy was another ‘flair player’ of the team. He was a wonderful ball-distributor. He was a good finisher and scored a goal in the Shield semi-final against Middlesex. Besides being a footballer per-extraordinaire he was also adept in other sports like hockey and cricket. He was born in 1890 and breathed his last in 1962.

Srischanda “Habul” Sarkar (Right-In)

Habul Sarkar joined Mohun Bagan in 1909. He started out as a centre-half but later switched to right-in. He had an uncanny ability to score goals out of the blue. He scored the 2nd goal in a 3-0 mauling of Middlesex Regiment in the semi-final.

Abhilas Ghosh (Centre-Forward)

The focal point of all Mohun Bagan attacks was the man nicknamed as “Black Devil”. His biggest strength was his bullish stature. In the semi-final, the goalkeeper of Middlesex left the field after he got injured due to a clash with Ghosh. He was also responsible for scoring the most famous goal in Bagan’s history.

The score in the Shield final was 1-1 at that time, with the clock running down; Ghosh tore through the East Yorkshire defence. He made no mistakes with the finish, sending the 80,000 strong crowds into hysterical celebrations. He also scored the first goal of the Shield campaign in 1911.

In 1955, while he was in sickbed there was an urgent need of blood. Legend has it that hundreds of Green and Maroon fanatics gathered to donate blood for him.

Bijoydas Bhaduri (Left-In)

Aged 30, Bijoydas Bhaduri was the oldest member of the Immortal XI. He was one of the best dribblers in early Indian football. He was equally adept in both right-in as well as left-in positions. He was the elder brother of captain Shibdas Bhaduri.

Shibdas Bhaduri (Left-Out)

The legendary leader of the legendary team; arguably the most important player of the Immortal XI. Shibdas can very well be marked out as the reason why Bagan won the title. The whole team was de-motivated when East York took the lead in the final. British supporters in the stand were celebrating. It was Bhaduri who scored the crucial equalizer. And his goal was a brilliant individual effort- a goal which lifted the entire arena as well as his team. Cometh the hour, cometh the man, Bhaduri was the man of the moment. He was responsible for the winner as well. He was the one who dodged past defenders and laid a perfect ball for Abhilas Ghosh to finish.

Shibdas Bhaduri was a man of sublime skills; he was nicknamed as “Pichol Babu” (Slippery Man) because of his ability to get past defenders. His contemporaries swore by his name as the best player that they had ever seen. His contribution to the club as well as football in general is everlasting. Shibdas Bhaduri also scored ten goals in second division league in 1914. His tally propelled Bagan to qualify for first division of the Calcutta Football League. In 1905, he scored four goals in the Gladstone Cup Final as Bagan beat Dalhousie 5-0.

Shibdas Bhaduri has a street named after him in North Kolkata. His contributions were honoured by the club when the Mohun Bagan Ratna was bestowed upon him in 2003. He was the first player of the Immortal XI to get this award.

This year, each of the remaining ten members of the team was given the Mohun Bagan Ratna in a grand ceremony. Descendants of the players were invited to Mohun Bagan day celebrations and received the award on behalf of the players. Sadly, Bhuti Sukul’s relatives could not be traced.

A film “Egaro” (Eleven) is under production currently. It will depict the epic battle of the barefooted players. Mohun Bagan is taking concrete steps to ensure that these eleven player are never forgotten, the Immortal XI will always remain etched in memory of the masses.

Note: A special thanks to Bengali dailies – Aajkal, Ganashakti, Bartman, Anandabazar Patrika and especially Pratidin for a wonderful coverage on the event.


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Bob Houghton vs the AIFF: The Fate Of Indian Football Hangs In The Balance

Monday, May 10th, 2010 | Posted by Sachin Madaan

ast week can easily be termed as a ‘black week’ for Indian football. On 30th April, the English manager of the Indian National football team – Bob Houghton – put in his papers a shocking nine months before the actual expiry date of his contact i.e. 31st January’2011.
The news of rifts between Houghton and the members of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is not new for Indian media as Bob has often criticized the AIFF of lacking professionalism.
The perennial stand-off between both the concerned parties took a particularly ugly turn last month in an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) meeting in Malaysia where Alberto Colaco, the general secretary of AIFF, allegedly told Houghton’s own agent to look for his replacements. This did not go down well with the Englishman and after his deadline of 30th April to the AIFF, to renew his contract, passed without any positive indications from the football governing body, the sixty-one year old resigned giving a three months notice along with his resignation.
Houghton was furious when he got to know that his replacements were being sought after by the AIFF once his contract gets over after next year’s Asian Cup. Houghton who reportedly pockets $ 240,000 per year as his compensation, demanded an extension of his tenure as National Team’s manager till 2013 along with an increase of $ 10,000 per month in his salary.
Bob, who is presently at his house in Cape Town, South Africa has completely refrained himself from commenting over this issue. However, Praful Patel the president of AIFF has repeatedly denied the Englishman’s resignation. Patel who saw himself at the center of Indian Premier League (IPL) controversy in mid April would love to see Houghton’s resignation saga get over soon so that his image does not take any further beating.
Members who are against Houghton have said that these are all ‘pressure tactics’ which the Indian manager is applying. According to them, the Englishman got cold feet when India was handed a difficult draw for Qatar’2011 and feared that he would receive lots of criticism for his expensive GOAL’2011 project if the Indian team failed to come up with a decent performance. India is grouped with Australia, South Korea and Bahrain in group C for the Asian Cup next year.
Another thing which has worked as a catalyst in creating differences between Houghton and the AIFF are the rumours linking Houghton to the Australian job. Houghton has allegedly been approached by Football Federation Australia (FFA) to be their National team manager after the World Cup.
A lot was expected from the Executive Committee meeting of the AIFF on 7th May but nothing significant came out of the meet. An Executive Committee member who wished to be anonymous said that none of the demands made by Houghton were discussed as they might be leaked to the media which might further worsen the current situation.
As of now, the committee has given Praful Patel complete rights to decide about Bob Houghton’s future in India football after the Asian Cup. The AIFF president will be speaking to Houghton later this month to discuss about this standoff and till then the three months notice stands.
Since he has taken over the reigns of India’s national team, Houghton has taught them how to battle and how to succeed. Under his watch, the team has become a confident unit. He has made the boys believe in their abilities and as a result, has developed the fighting spirit and the zeal to succeed in every player – something which is visible whenever the team steps onto the field.
He has been like a father figure for them since he came to the helm of Indian football in 2006 and his loss could undo all the progress made in the previous four years.
“If Bob leaves, Indian football will become zero”
-Subrata Paul, Goalkeeper

He has always stood-up against the AIFF for his players and on many occasions has given the nation of a billion-plus people a lot to cheer about through his team’s achievements on the football pitch – something which had been a rarity before his entry to Indian football.
“India needs Houghton more than he needs us”
-Mehrajuddin Wadoo, Midfielder

When a manager like this resigns, the first reaction of the players will be to stand by him. All of them feel that they have grown up into a successful winning unit because of him. It would be a disaster for the team to lose him like this and attempt to settle under a new manager eight months before the Asian Cup.
“Now, we play football under Bob”
-Steven Dias, Midfielder

I sincerely hope that the AIFF is listening to the hue and cry of the players and the media. The country wants Bob ‘the Builder’ Houghton to stay. If anyone has to leave, it should be the officials heading the AIFF along with their petty politics…


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Mission Qatar’11: Squad Of Thirty Announced Too Soon?

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 | Posted by Sachin Madaan

Not many would have expected the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to announce the list of thirty probables for the Asian Cup to be held in January of 2011 in Qatar, nine months in advance.
All the boys will be a part of the national and international conditioning camps and come this June all these players will be at the disposal of manager Bob Houghton and none of them will be available for their club’s fixtures till the Asian Cup is concluded.
The entire squad will be traveling first to Portugal for a preparatory camp and then to Qatar to equip themselves with the ground conditions well in advance. After returning from these campaigns the Bhangra Boys will be playing five international friendlies (1 away and 4 home) in the month of September. Many believe that this decision of the 61 year old will be good for Indian national team as it will give ample time for the boys to gel as a unit.
Almost all of them with an exception of former Dempo SC striker Sunil Chetri (who might not be available as AIFF has still not struck a deal for his release for the national camps with his MLS club Kansas Wizards) will be available for Lisbon and then Qatar.
Young Blood
The Englishman at the helm of Indian Team has retained most of the players with whom he has tasted International success in the past, including two Nehru Cup triumphs and a win in the AFC Challenge Cup which paved the way for the Asian Cup for us. Along with the old warhorses some new faces have also made the cut like JCT striker Baljit Sahni. The 23 year old had earlier missed the bus to the SAFF cup after failing to recover from a motorcycle accident. Along with this young Punjabi boy; Govin Singh a defender from East Bengal and Mohammed Rafi from Mahindra United have also been selected.
Criticism
The real surprise lies not in the names of the players who have made it to the list but in its timing. AIFF has received flak from quite a few corners owing to the “ill- timing” of the announcement of the list of probables. With I-League still far from being over; clubs whose players have been named in the probables list feel that this can hamper their prospects in the domestic league, as a player might not play to his full potential to prevent himself from getting injured so as to put up a good show at the international level.
Many club managers feel that with unavailability of all their senior Indian players for the major part of next season it is getting difficult for them to chart out a plan of action for the future. The international players playing in the I-league face themselves in a dilemma as they are unaware of the squad strength of the clubs and are unsure of which club to sign for the coming edition of I-League.
Also this is likely to come as a bad news for the Goan club Churchill Brothers who have already made it to the round of sixteen of the AFC Cup. Experience of defender Gouramangi Singh and goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya will be dearly missed by them if they make it to the next round which is the quarter finals.
The fact that the list of probables for national camps was released by the AIFF without taking the clubs into confidence or without having a round table conference with them seems to have infuriated the domestic clubs even more.
Also the inclusion of Sushil Kumar Singh over the crafty players like Shillong Lajong’s Sheikhohao Tuboi and last year’s I-League leading goal scorer East Bengal’s Singam Subhash Singh has raised some eyebrows.
The point which was raised a lot after this announcement was whether a player fairing well in next year’s I-League will be getting a call for the national squad or not; to which Houghton said that he has already thought of such a situation and has been tracking three-to-four players as replacement probables and if they exceed his expectations in I-League then they can surely make it to the national team camps.
Houghton says he is doing this so that India can achieve success at the international level but in doing so it seems he has rubbed many domestic clubs in the wrong way at least this time around.
The full list of thirty probables is as below:
Goal Keepers
Subrata Paul(Pune FC), Arindam Bhattacharya(Churchill Brothers) and Subhashish Roy Choudhury(Mahindra United).
Defenders
Samir Naik(Dempo SC), Irungbam Surkumar Singh(Mohan Bagan), NS Manju(Mohan Bagan), Nallappan Mohanraj(Mohan Bagan), Mahesh Gawli(Dempo SC), Anwar Ali(Dempo SC), Govin Singh(East Bengal), Gouramangi Singh(Churchill Brothers), Deepak Mondal (Mohan Bagan) and Rakesh Masih(Mohan Bagan).
Midfielders
P.Renedy Singh(East Bengal), Syed Rahim Nabi(East Bengal), Steven Dias(Mahindra United), Anthony Pereira(Dempo SC), Climax Lawrence(Dempo SC), Clifford Miranda(Dempo SC), NP Pradeep(Mahindra United), Mehrajuddin Wadoo(East Bengal), James Singh (Mohan Bagan), Jagpreet Singh(JCT)and Baldeep Singh(JCT).
Forwards
Bhaichung Bhutia (C) (East Bengal), Sunil Chhetri (Kansas Wizards), Abhishek Yadav (Mumbai FC), Baljit Sahini(JCT), Mohammed Rafi(Mahindra United) and Sushil Kumar Singh(Mahindra United).


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come on guys participate here.. m sure thr are few indians on this forum.. plus users from all other nationalities are welcome to ask me questions bout Indian football..
we will be participating in Asia Cup in 2011 after 27 years. the mood is of celebration here among the football lovers.
we've got Australia and South Korea in our group so we have got nothing to lose
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@ AZ ... m sure our bhangara boys can put up a stiff competition to the MLS players

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Old 16-08-2010, 07:35   #14
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as many as 7 international friendlies are lined up for our NT in September.. that is the highest amount of friendlies we have ever played in a month. Right now we are undergoing a conditioning camp in Portugal.
will keep this thread updated about the international matches.
We are expected to play North Korea and Thailand among others and are trying to get teams like China as well.
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confirmed friendlies-:
4th sep - Thailand (away)
8th sep - Thailand (home)
14th sep - DPR Korea (home)

will let u know about the rest once the schedule is confirmed
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fuck it I hate indian pitches only decent international pitches are in delhi and calcutta, we seems to have excelled intially under bob but the fucking sports minister has fucked up badly.
my state along with bengal and goa were only decent states to produce some decent players but lack of infrastructure and lack of money have stranded the growth of the talents


and india every one is hooked up to cricket a cricket club with no player no stadium or anything tangible has been sold for 300+ million thats a shame. and in football only malaya(man loves sports he has a cricket club, a f1 team and lot of sponsoring fr football) is doing something by posting his liquor posters on the jerseys, I am pissed on the indian football

I used to support F C Cochin but that club went bankrupt years ago and i dont even care about anything esp bengali teams they can fuck to hell, playing since the ice age and never been good enough even with a strong fan base.

I dont want to post again cause i have lost any hope for india in football, bhutia still plays chetri(indias best talent) will be eaten alive by any decent defender cause of physique

I liked vijayan a lot the best football talent by far but he had to retire football and start acting cause of lack of recognition and money A shame.

Bring accountability to the football or make indian federation private cause munshi and co fuckers has been shitting on it for long.

Fuck it we have sachin and I will stop watching anything decent in indian sports after he retires we have successfully killed hockey I hated it anyway


That being said and done i appreciate you fighting for Indian football but i am not bothered much i bought couple of indian jerseys thats all i have ever done and i watched many home games for FC coachin when they were alive and in 1992 or something we celebrated like anything when my home state won santosh trophy and we were granted public holiday. those were the good days of indian football atleast for me NOW we are sitting tight at 150th rank.
Oh i went to see oliver kahn and maradona from bangalore cost 40 rs for the ticket and flight charge was 10000rs fuck it , thats the biggest thing in that year better boozed till i died

unless you shoot those politican mofo sitting at the top there is much hope and I am not bothered about federation but If i ever watch a game i will support them


And without bob houghton we will be DEAD in notime, a man who has more passon for our football than any of those motherfucking scums

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Im interested in seeing a match MLS all stars vs Indian all stars.


we will eventually lose after having a good start but chetri some how pulls rabbit out of habit when wearing indian jersey

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Sept 18 :- India vs Gambia or Namibia

Sept 22 :- India vs Turkmenistan

Sept 25:- India vs Turkmenistan

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well i totally agree with all ur points...... ppl are glued to cricket cause it has been advertised well by the BCCI... AIFF suck at promotion or at giving basic facilities to its players..
and i am glad that i stay ind delhi.. thats the favourite ground of BOB and our national team so i get to see all our matches..
plus i have to tell u man the atmosphere is electric in thr.. in 2009 thr were 2000+ ppl standing outside the packed ambedkar stadium singing the national anthem before the final and i was among one of them.. then i had to jump into the adjoining kotla to watcht he match along with 500 other fans i site i will never forget and the cheer we got from the fans in ambedkar for the efforts we made to get into kotla after jumping a 10 foot wall was outstanding.. although the gates were opened for few seconds during the halftime and we 8 guys made it too the ambedkar stadium luckily but the reception and support our team gets in delhi is amazing....
ticket pricing is one thing even i am shoked about
i remeber i went for nehru cup final in 2007 and i purchased the most expensive ticket on offer as the cheap ones were sold n the price for my ticket was rs. 20.... it cost me 150 to come from my collg to the stadium.
and after entering into the stadium and helper told us that since u have purchased the ticket worth rs. 20 u r the king of this place and u can sit anywhere....
no i really felt bad for our players i mean for an international match that too the final this is the price of a ticket.. shit its sad...
but i have heard that their have been some upgrades in the stand this time around so i am expecting the price of ticket might go upto 80 somethin from present 50 rs....

thats the sad story about indian football..
and i am trying to do my bit by spreading awareness about it and i wont give up on it
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fucking cheers mate i will buy an indian jersey for my nephew thought of milan one fuck its costly
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