The 2013/14 I-league campaign is near its fag-end and like every season, this term too has its set of top and flop foreigners. While some foreign players have helped their club to reach staggering heights, some have hugely let down their respective employers. Sean Rooney, Cornell Glen and John Johnson feature among the top performing foreign players while Odafa Okolie, James Moga and Lamine Tamba lead the list of under-performing foreigners. Top Foreigners Sean Rooney (Bengaluru FC) The Australian has been vital in Bengaluru FC lifting the I-League trophy in their debut season. Rooney, who played for Salgaocar last season, has scored 10 league goals for the champions this term. The striker formed a lethal partnership with Sunil Chhetri and Robin Singh upfront, which proved pivotal in Bengaluru FC tasting success in their very first season amongst India’s elite clubs. Rooney may be eighth in the top goalscorers list in the I-League this season, but the importance of his goals […]
Despite assembling one of the most expensive teams in India, Mohun Bagan has not mamaged to find success on field this season. Odafa Okolie, the most expensive player in the history of Indian football has performed well so far but he looks lost among the terrible performances of his team mates.
As the leftover important matches in the league knock at the door, TheHardTackle looks at the teams, their strategies and how the results would impact the ever changing I-league table.
The I-League gets even more unpredictable with each passing week. There was drama at the top and the bottom the table. THT looks back on an eventful period.
TheHardTackle analyzes the performance of clubs and players for the month of december and finds out the top performers in each department...
A record goal scorer in Indian League, striking at an unreal pace comparable to that of legendary German Muller. Still 25, he would surely end up as the most famous foreigner to play professinal football in India. TheHardTackle covers his football journey from the rags to riches, taking the game of football to another level in our country.
Here’s TheHardTackle’s weekly dose of Desi Football. Don’t miss the wrap-up of the fifth round I-League matches, the best goal, best player, team of the week and many more spotlights of the weekly action.
The 2010/11 I-League season is just around the corner and it promises to be another enthralling campaign. To shed more lights on each of the participating teams, TheHardTackle brings you a special coverage on I-League 2010/11 with season preview, team-by-team analysis and forecasts. This is the second of the three installments.
The eagerly awaited I-League has finally began last week. In recent seasons, the title for Indian champion has been decided by teams which fielded the best foreign players. TheHardTackle takes a look at five of the best foreigners to have played the game in India.