One of the natural traits a ai???Kolkatanai??i?? inherits from his beloved City is an unbridled passion for football, which in its purest forms makes you forget space, time and everything. Be it the acrimonious rivalry of ai???Ghoti-Bangalai??i?? duel or playing in a muddy turf dotted with puddles of water, itai??i??s the passion for the beautiful game that stands apart. But what irks and hurts at the same time is the city doesnai??i??t have proper means and media tools to channelize the passion. Football fans are awestruck with the copious amount of journalistic works devoted to football in European nations. Football that itself has found a new shape, identity and meaning amidst the burgeoning growth of new media. All readers could do is helplessly admire their works and yearn that someday the city might develop its own fan base with its own footy-culture. But, for a City, for a country blessed with ravenous football fans who wantAi?? to read and learn […]

After the International friendly between Argentina and Venezuela at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata captured the imagination of Indian Football fans, numerous kids across the country will be gearing up for the road less traversed to rewrite the football history of the nation once again. TheHardTackle's guest author Arindam Banerjee reflects on the significance of hosting such a match in India.

If Indian Football be considered a fully grown tree, there is only one club that planted the seed and formed the roots of the same tree - Mohun Bagan. The club is considered to be Indian Football's chief maker and chief promoter. In part-2 of the series, TheHardTackle's guest author Somnath recaps how the club built upon their landmark success and went through years of ups and downs, which saw great players play for the club..

History Of Mohun Bagan (Part 1): The Success That Changed Indian Football

If Indian Football be considered a fully grown tree, there is only one club that planted the seed and formed the roots of the same tree. Mohun Bagan club is considered to be Indian Football's chief maker and chief promoter. In part-1 of the series, TheHardTackle's guest author Somnath looks back at the club's origins and the club's contribution in putting Indian football on the map...