Let us look at the Ghanaianai??i??s staggering career spanning over 15 years in the nation where playing football at the highest level is nothing less than a struggle.
Fransa Pax was an upcoming power in mid-2000s in Goan football. With traditional powerhouses going through a lean phase it seemed that Mickky Pacheco owned club will fill up the power vacuum in Goa football. Instead, the club was shut down in middle of 2005-06 NFL amidst dubious circumstances. TheHardTackle takes a look back at the big controversy that took place half a decade back.
Closure of JCT FC and Mahindra United in last two seasons have raised a dire question mark over the financial profitability of Indian clubs.
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.
With the advent of Cable TV in the late 90's, 'Indian football viewership' took a back-seat. Since then, Football fans in India have not come out of the 'Glamour web' of English, Spanish and Italian football. THT takes a look at why such an awareness-dip has occurred and spreads the local-clubs knowledge among the new generation of Indian Football fans.