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40. Baichung Bhutia, Subrata Pal, Sunil Chettri may play as icon players in IMG’s IPL styled league

IMG Reliance has long been pondering over a IPL style League to market the beautiful game properly in the subcontinent. Even though clubs are opposing this move which may affect I-League, IMG sees a profitable market to exploit with a fairy tale league with money all over the park. It’s no doubt that if properly marketed the game can be a huge hit in the subcontinent. So as a first step, the master brains behind the league are in-search of iconic players to lead their teams. Three names on top of their list are Baichung Bhutia, Subrata Pal and Sunil Chettri.

THT Verdict: Possible

41. East Bengal looking forward to a Brazilian, an Argentinean, and a Dutch coach to take over from Trever James Morgan

Trever James Morgan has been courted by a Singapore Club after his team’s impressive performance in AFC Cup. East Bengal coach is looking forward to greener pastures after his successful stint. It is believed that East Bengal officials have accepted their fate and are looking forward to their future. A source has revealed to us that East Bengal has shortlisted a Brazilian, Argentinean and a Dutch coach to take over the reigns of the club.

THT Verdict: Possible

42. Subhash Bhowmick to part ways with Churchill Brothers

The I-League champions Churchill Brothers has to look for a replacement for Subhash Bhowmick, after he informed club’s officials that he is not continuing with Churhcill anymore. Bhowmick had played a crucial role last season in landing some of the key players, including veteran goalkeeper Sandip Nandy who had a stellar season behind the sticks. It is believed that the officials interference in team selection didn’t go well with Bhowmick. Churchill Brothers previous I-League winning coach Zoran Djordjevic didn’t get an extension after 2009 and the incident is repeating once again for various reasons.

THT Verdict: Confirmed.

43. East Bengal captures Reuji Sueka after a long pursuit

East Bengal had set the sights on Reuji Sueka for next season and has been chasing his signature for a while now. A source has confirmed to us that East Bengal has finally secured the signature of Salgaocar’s Lynchpin Reuji Sueka. Japanese attacking midfielder will fill the player of Asian origin quota, meaning that Andrew Barisic‘s has no future at the club.

THT Verdict: Confirmed.

44. Arrows yougster Deepak Devrani on the verge of joining Sporting Club de Goa

Pailan Arrows center back Deepak Devrani had a decent I-League campaign. The tough tackling defender was somewhat overshadowed by the brilliance of his partner Souvik Ghosh. The pair had a good season at the heart of defence and Deepak is rated highly in many quarters. Mass exodus is expected from Arrows camp following the non payment of fees in last few month. Pailan Group is in financial trouble and the future of the team remains uncertain. A source has revealed to us that Goan club Sporting Club de Goa has acted quickly to pounce upon the chance to sign the youngster and he is likely to join the Goan camp soon.

THT Verdict: Likely

45. Soram Porei Angamba returns to Shillong Lajong FC

Soram Porei Angamba had joined Pailan Arrows last season after making his breakthrough with north eastern club earlier. Angamba had a stellar season between the sticks after displacing Ravi Kumar as the Arrows No:1 custodian. Angamba was a vital cog in Arrows possession based football and often the colts played their way from back and the custodian was crucial in recycling possession. It is believed that the custodian is set to follow his skipper Milan Singh‘s path to Shillong Lajong FC.

46. Prayag United confirms ONGC’s Eric Brown capture.

Eric Brown had played a crucial role along with Katsumi Yusa in ONGC’s stellar campaign. ONGC had built a big reputation at home with some big scalps and an almost undefeated campaign. Eric Brown was ONGC’s top scorer in I-League and following the clubs forced relegation, he was one of the hottest properties in the market. Liberian International has been confirmed as a replacement for Carlos Hernandez in Prayag United camp. Brown has signed a two year deal with Prayag at a time when the club is in some financial trouble and this shows the importance of this coup.

THT Verdict: Confirmed

47. Athur Papas has submitted a list of players for Dempo’s new campaign. A-League defender Simon Colosimo heads his wishlist.

It is rumored that Arthur Papas will be leading former Champions Dempo SC in next season’s I-League campaign. The Australian tactician had set the country on fire with his tactical shrewdness and flexibility. He is set to exploit his knowledge in A-League and has prepared a wishlist for his new reign with Dempo SC. It is believed that A-League defender Simon Colosimo occupies the top spot in his wishlist. It remains to be seen whether he follows Angel Berlanga’s path to Indian Football.

THT Verdict: Unlikely

48. Dempo SC and Salgoacar SC in no poaching pact.

Player poaching is a common thing in Indian Football and some of the big guns has jumped the ship earlier in Indian Football’s history. The short team contracts by the club, makes poaching convenient option for the other clubs as the player isn’t tied down for a long time and he jumps with a more lucrative offer.

Goan giants Salgaocar SC and Dempo SC has scripted a new chapter in Indian football with a no poaching agreement (similar to East Bengal – Mohun Bagan deal). The demanding players imaginary offers are no longer going to work out between the clubs. The informal understanding prevents under the table deals and the clubs can contact each other if they are genuinely interested in other teams player.

THT Verdict: Confirmed.

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