While we have rarely been completely up to date with prevalent tactics of modern football, Indian football has gone through its fair share of tactical revolutions. In this series we will make an effort to track down the tactical evolution of Indian football.
A century ago, ten barefooted Bengalis created history by capturing the IFA Shield. TheHardTackle writes an eulogy on the "Immortal XI".
IFA Shield's current condition is pretty poor, and very few teams take it seriously nowadays. But there was a time when "Shield" was the most important football tournament in India. TheHardTackle recalls those days of pomp and glory.