It has been a long wait for the two Kolkata Giants as their repeated bids to recapture the I-League title failed to rekindle the old magic. TheHardTackle's Guest Author Arijit Sil analyzes the reasons behind Kolkata Clubs' failure to capture the I-League crown for a prolonged period of eight years.
[From the archives] Although Indian national team is lagging way behind against top Asian countries in terms of current FIFA rankings, India has achieved its fare share of success against foreign club sides. Kingfisher East Bengal is regarded as the most successful Indian club against foreign teams. TheHardTackle compiles the top five moments of glory for the Red-&-Gold brigade against their foreign counterparts.
Before the big Kolkata Derby, TheHardTackle analyzes the statistics to determine which club has been more successful over the years. If raw statistics are to be factored into this debate, then it's evident that East Bengal has dominated over their bitter city rivals Mohun Bagan in head-to-head clashes.
KFL will be decided by the clash of eternal rivals East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. TheHardTackle takes a look at how the league panned out in the end.