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.
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.
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.