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Re: Indian Super League

Postby Prem » Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:53 pm

Great stuff.
Hope we improve quickly.
Great job done by Reliance/Ambani in developing the ISL model and executing it very well...

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Re: Indian Super League

Postby PKBasu » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:39 am

I watched quite a bit of the Goa-Delhi match live on TV (sitting 300m away from the stadium…but not knowing how to procure a ticket to get in within a few hours of arrival in Delhi). The quality of the football was generally superior to I-League play, but the Indian players were (usually) exposed somewhat. The level of play rarely was breathtaking in the 30-35 minutes that I watched (in the first half), before Rohit Sharma riveted my attention. The second half seemed to have been more exciting with 3 more goals scored, but unfortunately I didn't see those...

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Re: Indian Super League

Postby PKBasu » Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:53 am

Nobody seems to be following this much, here at least! But Dhoni's team (Chennaiyan FC) are now leading Sourav's team (Atletico do Kolkata) by 2 points. Chennaiyan have a 33-year-old Brazilian called Elano Blumer (who scored two goals for Brazil in the 2010 World Cup, and was a regular in their national squad for many years, having played for Santos, Galatasaray, Manchester City and Santos again); he is the leading goal-scorer of the ISL so far. Seems to be a quality player.

Kerala Blasters have the veteran England goalie David James as player-coach. That is is awkward, because I wonder how he effects substitutions etc while manning the goal. In the last match, he was injured but had to labour on because he had already done 3 substitutions!!

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Re: Indian Super League

Postby prajgolf » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:11 pm

ISL fourth best league in world by average attendance, hits 1 million in-stadia fans.

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/isl-fourth-best-league-in-world-by-average-attendance-hits-1-million-instadia-fans/515430-5-21.html

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Re: Indian Super League

Postby suresh » Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:41 am

Tickets are cheap and people are having a good time at the game. ISL should do well.

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Re: Indian Super League

Postby prajgolf » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:29 am

The final league matches of the ISL will be played today and tomorrow.

Current ISL Standings:

1 CHENNAIYIN FC 22
2 FC GOA 21
3 ATLÉTICO DE KOLKATA 18
4 DELHI DYNAMOS FC 17
5 KERALA BLASTERS FC 16
6 FC PUNE CITY 16
7 MUMBAI CITY FC 15
8 NORTHEAST UNITED FC 14

Chennai & Goa have already qualified for the semi-finals.

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Re: Indian Super League

Postby prajgolf » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:11 pm

Delhi Dynamos hold Chennaiyin FC 2-2 to keep their semifinals hopes alive. Scorers - Delhi: Hans Mulder (88') and Alessandro Del Piero (53'); Chennai: Bruno Pelissari (16') and Jeje Lalpekhlua (28')

In another match Kerala Blasters FC beat FC Pune City 1-0 to book semifinals spot. Scorer - Iain Hume (23')

So its almost certain that Mumbai, Pune and North East United will not make it top 4.

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Re: Indian Super League

Postby prajgolf » Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:07 pm

Atletico de Kolkata hold FC Goa 1-1 to book semifinals spot. Scorers - Fikru Teferra (68') for ATK and Edgar Marcellino (27') for Goa.

Chennai, Goa, Kolkata & Kerala qualify for the semis.

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Re: Indian Super League

Postby prajgolf » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:29 pm

Mumbai City FC hold North East United FC 1-1 in the final league match of the inaugural Indian Super League.

ISL Standings:

1 CHENNAIYIN FC 23
2 FC GOA 22
3 ATLÉTICO DE KOLKATA 19
4 KERALA BLASTERS FC 19
5 DELHI DYNAMOS FC 18
6 FC PUNE CITY 16
7 MUMBAI CITY FC 16
8 NORTHEAST UNITED FC 15

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Re: Indian Super League

Postby PKBasu » Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:44 pm

Chennaiyan and FC Goa did well in the second half, and Atletico de Kolkata did poorly. The play-offs should be interesting.

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Re: Indian Super League

Postby prajgolf » Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:20 am

Kerala Blasters shock Chennaiyin FC 3-0 in semifinals first leg in presence of over 60,000 Kerala fans at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi.

Scorers- Ishfaq Ahmed (27'), Iain Hume (29') and Sushanth Mathew (90+4')

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Re: Indian Super League

Postby prajgolf » Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:24 pm

Kerala Blasters lost the second leg semifinal against Chennaiyin FC 1-3 but won 4-3 on aggregate in extra time to reach the final of the inaugural Indian Super League.
Scorers- Chennai: Mikael Silvestre (42'), Sandesh Jhingan (76')(OG) & Jeje Lalpekhlua (90') Kerala: Pearson (117').

Earlier in the 1st leg of second semi-final of Atletico de Kolkata had a goalless draw against FC Goa.

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Re: Indian Super League

Postby prajgolf » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:42 pm

Atletico de Kolkata beat FC Goa 4-2 in the penalty shoot out and advance to the final of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) football.

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Re: Indian Super League

Postby prajgolf » Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:20 pm

Atletico de Kolkata beat Kerala Blasters 1-0 in the final on Saturday, bringing the curtains down on what proved to be a successful inaugural event.

Mohammad Rafique scored the most-important goal in the dying minutes to help Atletico de Kolkata emerge triumphant at the DY Patil Stadium.

Congratulations to Kolkata :clap:

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Re: Indian Super League

Postby PKBasu » Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:31 am

Atletico de Kolkata had a poor second half of the season (after striker Fikru got injured), but still somehow managed to scrape through to the title. Congrats to Sourav Ganguly and his team, and especially to the local boy (Md. Rafique, son of a jute mill worker from Calcutta) who scored the winning goal in the final (having come on as a substitute in the 74th minute).


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