With the fabulous news of JCT FC planning to return to top flight football in India, TheHardTackle analyses the impact, presents the legacy of a club with history on their side.
TheHardTackle unravel this wonderful journey of Balwant Singh aka Maharaj from Baddon to Goa and now to rest of the world.
In this series, TheHardTackle will cover some of the most legendary but often forgotten figures of Indian Football. These 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-14, Inder Singh, the only Indian to top score in Asian Cup is profiled.
The fall of JCT and the absence of another club with a pan-India presence left a huge gulf in North India, in terms of football. We, at TheHardTackle, felt that there was no club which could fill the void left by JCT, but there was one club which could rise again to carry forward the legacy - New Delhi Heroes.
This is a crucial juncture for Indian Football. We can either go forward from here or we can sink down further into mediocrity. TheHardTackle's guest author Rana Bose, a veteran fan of Indian football, discusses some ways for improvement of Indian football.
– ONGC FC v CHIRAG UNITED SC Sahu Maharaj Stadium, Kolhapur 29th April, 4:00 PM IST *** TEAM NEWS: ONGC FC: Bilifang, Kamal, Robin, Gour, Tapan, Jatin, Naresh, Bhola, Katsumi, Opara, Babatunde, Chirag United: Abhijit, Sukhen, Chika, Arnab, Narugopal, Lalkamal, Nascimento, Jerry, Tulunga, Elija Junior, Chhetri 1′: Here we go. The game kicks off at Sahu Maharaj Ground, Kohlapur. 5′: Chirag with the first attack of the game. Nice looing delivery towards Junior by Lalkamal, cleared away. ONGC then makes a counter attacking move; Bhola running through the right wing sends in a lovely ball towards Babatunde inside the box, but Abhijit comes out and collects. Confident handling by the veteran goalie. 10′: It has been a breezy start – attacking-counter attacking football. ONGC created 2 more chances, but to no avail. Arnab Mondal is having a solid game at the heart of Chirag defense. 15′: Chika Wali gets in to the referee’s book for a foul on Katsumi Yusa […]
Catch all the I-League action LIVE! here on TheHardTackle. The match of the weekend takes place in Margao between Salgoacar and Dempo. Our correspondent Jonathan De Sousa will be present at the PJN Stadium to keep you updated.
The I-League is inching towards its end, and there's still all to play for at the top and even at the bottom. TheHardTackle presents the preview of round 23.
Pune FC dented East Bengal's title hopes, while ONGC registered a come-from-behind win over fellow relegation strugglers JCT. Here's a wrap of all the I-League action from round 22, including the team of the week.
Carlton Chapman - the name reminds us of a supremely talented ball player who had mesmerized the football lovers in this country with his exceptional skill and vision of the game. Catch the former Captain of the Indian national football team in an candid interview with TheHardTackle's correspondent Jonathan De Sousa.