The Salt Lake Stadium will witness the first semi final of the 33rd Federation Cup on Sunday evening as the 2011 I-league league holders Salgaocar SC take on the I-league second division champions Shillong Lajong. TheHardTackle briefly looks at the road to semi-finals for both the teams and previews their highly anticipated semi final.

Churchill Brothers has often been the unlucky bridesmaid of Indian football. Thrice they have lost the title on the last day of the national league. Yet, despite their failures, they have been one of the most exciting teams in Indian football in last two decades. TheHardTackle takes a look at the "family club" which became part of the "elite clubs" in Indian football.

The resignation of their fourth coach in an year, coupled with a woeful league form, has cornered Mohun Bagan. TheHardTackle's guest author Jonathan Desousa analyses the position the Mariners find themselves in.