In this series, TheHardTackle will cover some of the most legendary but often forgotten figures of Indian Football. These are players, coaches or administrators who have made a difference to Indian football in their lifetime but are not known to football fans in the current era. In Part-8, we talk about Shyam Thapa, a darling of Indian football fans for his dazzling goals.

Mohun Bagan and East Bengal have shared a bitter rivalry for over 80 years. Some of their encounters ended in stalemates while some matches went down into football folklore. On eve of the derby TheHardTackle takes a look at five such memorable matches beteween the two big Kolkata sides.

Based on the current situation, it’s hard to believe that there was a period when India was one of the strongest teams in Asia. On the eve of the Asian Games 2010, TheHardTackle pays tribute to India's former greats and brings you a special featured article about India's exploits in the Asiad.