India U-16 team produced a remarkable display of quality football to book their berth for the main qualifying event of 2012 AFC U16 Championship. TheHardTackle reviews the youngsters' performances in the preliminary qualifying stage where the were pitted against the likes of Kyrgyzstan, Bahrain, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

The season which started with a lot of promise ended in heart-break at the very last hurdle. Yet the Red-&-Gold brigade managed to achieve a treble - consisting of the Federation Cup, Kolkata League and the Jubilee Cup. TheHardTackle analyzes the performance of East Bengal in the recently concluded season, lists down the positives & negatives and comes up with a comprehensive report card.