Kitchee SC V Kingfisher East Bengal Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong 12th May 2015, 18:00IST ***** The Final game of the group stage sees Indian footballing giants Kingfisher East Bengal FC travel to Hong Kong to face Kitchee SC.Kingfisher East Bengal have managed just four points from their five fixtures and have no chance of qualifying for the Knockout stages of the AFC Cup. Meanwhile Kitchee SC have acumulated ten points and a win for them could take them at the top of the group if Johor Darul Tazim loose against Belestier Khalsa FC. Both teams had to share points in the reverse fixture, played at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan ,Kolkata. Team News and Tactical Brief: Kitchee SC Wang Zhenpeng will take his place in between the sticks as usual with Spanish Defender Fernando Recio partnering South Korean Kim Tae-Min in Central defence.Lo Kwan Yee will take up his position at right wingback with Cheung Kin Fung occupying the Left side […]

The 10th Round of the I-League , will see two of the India’s biggest clubs go head to head for the 310th time,in all competitions. Mcdowells Mohun Bagan head into the 9th game of their I-League campaign and are currently unbeaten in the League and in pole position.Kingfisher East Bengal are however way off their next door neighbours and are lying in 5th position , having drawn half of their games so far. This game will be a good oppurtunity for both teams to get a grip on their current campaign , a win for Mcdowells Mohun Bagan will se them cement their place at the top and will certainly make them very close to that coveted I-League trophy. A win for Kingfisher East Bengal would however make the league wide open and would throw Kingfisher East Bengal right in the mix of title race.An interesting fact is that East Bengal have not failed to score in a single tie […]

With a hard fought 2-1 win over Tollygunge Agragami, Kingfisher East Bengal made history as they become the only club to win the Calcutta Football league five consucutive times , twice . The last time they won the Calcutta Fotbball League for 5 times , they won it 6 Times on the trot from 1970 to 1975. Tollygunge Agragami could have made history too , if they had won their match against Kingfisher East Bengal , Tollygunge would have become only the second team to win the Calcutta Football League apart from the big three of Calcutta Football. As of now this record can be proudly boasted only by Eastern Railways, who won the 1958 campaign with legendary players like P.K.Banerjee, Prasanta Sinha etc bringing the trophy to the club. Going into the final match of the season (Kingfisher East Bengal vs Tollygunge Agragami) and with both the teams on 22 points and with a single game to play, Mohun Bagan […]

Heading into 31st August , McDowell’s Mohun Bagan Fans were full of hope of lifting The Calcutta Football League.The major hurdle that they had to overcome was their age old city rivals Kingfisher East Bengal.With optimisim running high and East Bengal not performing as expected Mohun Bagan fans were hoping for a win that could see them almost get their hands on a trophy after 4 trophy less years. The 150th Calcutta football league derby , proved the age old cliché in football right once again “In Big games/Derbies , form goes out of the window”. Ranti Martins who signed for the Kingfisher East Bengal this season gave the Red and Golds the lead in the 13th minute from the spot after Cavin Lobo was brought down in the area. The Green and Maroons equalized in the 20th minute as East Bengal goalkeeper Abhijeet Mondal, failed to gather a cross and Chinadorai Sabeeth slotted it in. East Bengal regained their […]

I-League round 22 kicks off today at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan with East Bengal taking on MUmbai FC. On Saturday, Air India travel to Goa to lock horns against Salgaocar and Shillong Lajong welcome Sporting. TheHardTackle previews all the games focusing on the team structure, their strategy and movement in the table.

Round thirteen of I-League kicks-off in this New Year with East Bengal taking on the giant killers Air India in a crucial encounter. There are quite a few tasty battles in store for the viewers in this round. TheHardTackle previews all the matches and predicts the outcome.