While we have rarely been completely up to date with prevalent tactics of modern football, Indian football has gone through its fair share of tactical revolutions. In this series we will make an effort to track down the tactical evolution of Indian football.
Mohun Bagan and East Bengal have shared a bitter rivalry for over 80 years. Some of their encounters ended in stalemates while some matches went down into football folklore. On eve of the derby TheHardTackle takes a look at five such memorable matches beteween the two big Kolkata sides.
In this series, TheHardTackle will cover some of the most legendary but often forgotten figures of Indian Football. There are players, coaches or administrators who have made a difference to Indian football in their lifetime but are not known to football fans in the current era. In Part-1, we pay homage to Syed Abdul Rahim, 'Rahim Saab' to his players, the architect of modern football in India.
The eagerly awaited I-League has finally began last week. In recent seasons, the title for Indian champion has been decided by teams which fielded the best foreign players. TheHardTackle takes a look at five of the best foreigners to have played the game in India.