The title race got steaming hot this week with Mohun Bagan and Churchill Brothers suffering huge setbacks in their bid to win the I-League, while Dempo Sports Club and Kingfisher East Bengal consolidated their position at the summit of league standings. Here's TheHardTackle's weekly round-up...

Here is our second installment of the series analyzing the individual performances dished out by the players in India's recently concluded AFC Challenge Cup qualification campaign. While Part-1 presented TheHardTackle's views on the Outstanding Performers, Part-2 of the performance report card deals with the other Valuable Contributors.

It was a confident and convincing performance by the Blue Tigers as they booked their berth for 2012 AFC Challenge cup with 2 wins and a draw in the qualifying round. TheHardTackle reviews the performance and comes up with a report card for each individual player. Here's the first installment on the performances meted out by the Outstanding Performers.

TheHardTackle analyzes the performance of clubs and players for the month of december and finds out the top performers in each department...