The 64th edition of the Santosh Trophy concluded with Bengal winning the title for the 30th time, staging a remarkable comeback against Punjab through a Denson Devadas brace. TheHardTackle's guest author Kunwar Deep Singh summarizes the progress of the teams which participated in the tournament.
THT's Guest Author Kunwar Deep Singh comes up with his new installment on Indian Football, where he discusses Sunil Chetri's stint in MLS club Kansas City Wizards and analyzes the impact of this move on talented future generation of Indian footballers.
East Bengal Football Club is synonymous with Indian Football. The Kolkata club are the most decorated club in the history of this nation. In second part of the series, TheHardTackle’s Debapriya Deb describes the Golden Decade of this famous club, including the landmark achievements during the 1970s, and the famous 5-0 win over arch-rival Mohun Bagan.
TheHardTackle’s Guest Author Kunwar Deep Singh comes up with an analysis of the prestigious Santosh Trophy and sums up its significance in Indian football arena
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. Bhaichung Bhutia: Poster boy of Indian football 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 […]
If Indian Football be considered a fully grown tree, there is only one club that planted the seed and formed the roots of the same tree - Mohun Bagan. The club is considered to be Indian Football's chief maker and chief promoter. In part-2 of the series, TheHardTackle's guest author Somnath recaps how the club built upon their landmark success and went through years of ups and downs, which saw great players play for the club..
India has a new champion! Dempo Sports Club dominated this edition of the I-League like no other club ever has. They secured a fourth I-League title for themselves after playing some magical football through the season. TheHardTackle's Debapriya Deb takes you through Dempo's ups and downs this season and wants you to make note of some key performers..
As India looks forward to an Asian Cup experience in Qatar, Bob Houghton's resignation could be a major blow to Indian football. But the situation can still be rectified, if the AIFF sorts out things with the Indian manager. TheHardTackle's Sachin Madaan tells you about the saga that has rocked Indian football....
If Indian Football be considered a fully grown tree, there is only one club that planted the seed and formed the roots of the same tree. Mohun Bagan club is considered to be Indian Football's chief maker and chief promoter. In part-1 of the series, TheHardTackle's guest author Somnath looks back at the club's origins and the club's contribution in putting Indian football on the map...
East Bengal Football Club is synonymous with Indian Football. The Kolkata club are the most decorated club in the history of this nation. In part one of the series, TheHardTackle's Debapriya Deb goes right back into the roots of this famous club, describing landmark achievements during the British rule, which propelled this club to the status it has right now.