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featurefootballa year ago

ISL 2020-21 | Fresh bunch set to sweep away veterans by next season

Apart from some of the usual suspects, many young Indian players have hogged the limelight in the 2020-21 Indian Super League, against all odds. With the coaches also showing immense faith in young blood, we can expect the new crop to take the Indian football storm in the near future.
sounak mullick
featurefootballa year ago

The Kerala Blasters FC story - old wine in a new bottle

After a humiliating 0-4 defeat to Hyderabad FC last Tuesday evening, Kerala Blasters FC are out of the title race in the ongoing season. The management has walked down the same road once again by sacking head coach Kibu Vicuna after the Tuskers won three out of their 18 matches this season.
sounak mullick
featurefootballa year ago

ISL 2020-21 | Mid-season report: Top 5 foreign investment fails

In spite of several uncertainties in the build-up to the new season of the Indian Super League, the franchises have not shied away from spending big in the transfer market. While some of the investments paid, others haven’t, which brings us to our mid-season feature - Top 5 foreign investment fails.
sounak mullick
featurefootballa year ago

Indian football is overlooking the bigger-picture for domestic pleasures

With the ISL observed as the main launchpad for the senior national team, there’s no better place for the rookies to impress than the glamorous league. But, are they getting enough opportunities to prove their potential, or the clubs are too involved in their own business to overlook young blood?
sounak mullick
featurefootball2 years ago

ISL 2020-21 | Local first-timers who can set the league on fire

The Indian Super League has gifted us many Indian talents in the past, starting from the first season itself and we are expecting something similar this time too. With new faces set to make their debut in the league this season, we are on the hunt for the next big thing in Indian football.
sounak mullick
featurefootball2 years ago

ISL 2020-21 | Fixtures you should not miss this season

The Indian Super League might be played behind closed doors this season, but that doesn’t take away the fact that we are set for an exciting season. Moreover, with two new teams - ATK Mohun Bagan and SC East Bengal set to make their debut in the league, we are in for a treat.
sounak mullick
featurefootball2 years ago

ISL 2020 | Sandesh Jhingan set for rebirth post Kerala Blasters FC days

Just a few months shy of the new season, India’s most trusted defender Sandesh Jhinghan is without a club to his name after Kerala Blasters FC terminated his contract. With many suitors ready to offer him a job, this might be a rebirth for the 26-year old, who is yet to pass his prime.
sounak mullick
featurefootball2 years ago

5 ISL signings that should have never taken place

The Indian Super League has been a favoured destination for many European and South American footballers since its inception back in 2014, with players like Marco Materazzi and Alessandro Del Piero gracing the league. In spite of high profile signings, there have been few that have backfired badly.
sounak mullick
featurefootball2 years ago

Why Kerala Blasters FC fans deserve better from its fickle-minded management

So close yet so far - it has been the tale of Kerala Blasters FC, with them losing two finals and then taking a huge dip as the years rolled on. For arguably one of the biggest clubs in India, they've struggled immensely on the domestic circuit and there are several reasons for their downfall.
sounak mullick
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