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Meeting to form an I-League club in Malappuram

1293073_605128026192193_1951957880_oA group of football enthusiasts from Malappuram district in Kerala attended a meeting convened to discuss the possibilities of starting a club that would eventually play in I-League.

Kerala exports a good number of footballers to various clubs across the country but does not have a club in I-league.  In the meeting convened at the Malappuram PWD guesthouse, attendees discussed the possibility of a club that would play in Malappuram 2nd Division league in the next season and eventually make it to the I-league in 3 years time.

To take decisions regarding, Forming club management, club’s Name, colour of jersey, launching date, media and social media promotion, Logo making competition and other aspects,  the 1st official meeting for the upcoming club would be held on 20th of October 4.pm at Malappuram. PWD guest house.

For further information : Basim Ali – 360basimali@gmail.com,  Sathar (Coordinator)  9995505527.

A Brief History of Royal Wahindgoh FC from Shillong

While sifting through our regular dose of football news, we came upon this piece about an exhibition match between Royal Wahindgoh FC and Kohima Komets scheduled to take place on October 13th in Kohima.  That article also had a short write up on Royal Wahindgoh FC’s history. Always a pleasure to read history….here is your monday morning history dose!

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RWFC_logo-cutout23Royal Wahingdoh Sports Club was founded in 1946 and made its mark on the Shillong football scene by winning many titles. However, as the years went by, many other professional clubs began making their entry into the leagues organized in Shillong.

The amateur club found it difficult to cope with the younger clubs, and slowly its downfall began. In 2007, Wahingdoh Sports Club nearly faced relegation to the 2nd Division League, and as a result of inconsistent performance, the Wahingdoh community felt the need of a younger and more innovative approach. The club finally turned professional in 2008 after merging with Royal Football Club.

Thereafter, the club was renamed as Royal Wahingdoh FC under the able leadership of the club’s new owner Dominic Sutnga Tariang.  Several dramatic changes were made in the club, and in the same very year of its reformation, the club unexpectedly bounced back to claim third spot in the 2nd Division Regional League. Royal Wahingdoh FC fans still remember the team’s stupendous performance in the First Division 2009 season where they set a record by winning all their games besides scoring 52 goals en route to lifting the title and along with it, an entry into the top tier of Meghalaya football, Shillong Premiere League.

The club created history in Shillong Premier League 2010 season by becoming the first team to win the title on debut after beating Shillong Lajong FC through tie-breaker. Another record was set in August, 2012 when the Royals won their third consecutive Shillong Premier League finals after beating Rangdajied United FC. Royal Wahingdoh FC is currently competing in national tournaments, including the 2nd Division I League and the Federation Cup.

The RWFC team: Players: Kenio Lyngkhoi, R Lalhmangaizuala, Loveday Okechukwu, N Premsingh, Khusen Manger, Pema Bhutia, Kerionald Pyngrope, Chesterfiel Nongdhar, Syevit Tongper, Maitshaphrang Nengnong, Mankupar Rymmai, Eijingmut Lyngdoh, Karma Lepcha, Henry Kharwan, Aiborlang Khyriemmunjat, Dosel Lalruatkima and Vanlalzuia

Source : http://www.nagalandpost.com/

Pictures from the Bengaluru FC vs United SC match

Enjoy some pictures from the Bengaluru FC vs United SC match…..

Todays win against United SC has propelled Bengaluru FC to the top of the I-league table. See the latest I-league Standings.

IPL Style Football League Coming Up in Kashmir

250704_502644993112557_214348109_nSrinagar, Oct 5: The 92.7 Big FM network is going launch biggest ever football tournament of State, Big Soccer League shortly in Srinagar.
The league drawing its inspiration from world known football leagues would be based on the pattern of District franchisee each owned by corporate house. The event would be biggest ever football league held in State with players getting chance to showcase their talent at highest stage.
“We have been noticing that cricket is getting money, events while number one sport of World and JK is being sidelined. Though, J&K Football Association (JKFA) is doing excellent job. However, they lack the money power that can lift game in the State,” said a statement released by Big FM.

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“Keeping all that in view we are coming up with Franchisee based league that will sideline every other league that are being held in State. Football is game of masses and we know how much crowd it can attract. Stadiums always remain full and that is what every player want, to showcase their talent in front of packed housed,” statement said.
In the inaugural year, league would be held on Eight District franchisee pattern with each District Franchisee being owned by Corporate House.
“In the inaugural year we are rolling only eight district franchisees, Srinagar, Anantnag, Ganderbal,Budgam, Pulwama, Shopian, Baramulla and Kupwara. Each team would be up for grabs in the bidding to be held shortly. The base price for each District team in the bidding process would be Rupees two lakhs. The last date for registrations of franchisees for bidding process has been fixed on October 12,” statement read.
“The event would be played on league format followed by playoffs for top four teams. The teams would be allowed to maximum of 18 players in the side plus, coach, assistant coach, team owner, mentor and physio. Each side can include maximum of three current Santosh trophy level player, maximum of four national level players, two Under-19 players, two U-17 players, three District players excluding Santosh trophy or national level Players, one outside player and rest should be club players,” statement said.
“The playing-XI should include, maximum of two current Santosh trophy players, maximum of two national level players, minimum of one U-19 player, minimum one U-17 player, minimum two district players excluding Santosh trophy or national level players, one outside player (optional) and rest would comprise of club level players,” statement said.
The organisers are planning bog things to make event an attractive affair and for that they are trying to install floodlights in order to play matches under lights. In the other things that are in plan to make event attractive, are, Entertainment on Grounds, VVIP lodges, exclusive fast food counters, lucky draws, projector screens, live dj. The organisers are also going owner players in the categories of Golden Boot Award, golden ball award, golden glove award, man of the matches, best U-19 player, best U-17 player, best club level player, best district player award and all senior players to be awarded.
“We are working hard to make this league a showpiece event. For making it smooth we will be approaching departmental teams for releasing the players, JKFA for permission to hold league and J&K State Sports Council to allow us to play on their grounds. The league will help football to achieve the position that it should have got long back,” statement said.
“We will shortly are going to announce the date of bidding and inauguration. We will also announce the name of CEO shortly,” statement added.

Report from http://www.greaterkashmir.com

Ernakulam crowned Sub-Junior Champions

Image Courtesy : mangalam.com

Image Courtesy : mangalam.com

 

 

Thodupuzha: Ernakulam defeated Wayand 5-3 in penalties to take the 2014 Sub Junior Championship.

 

Bengaluru FC Vs United SC and other upcoming I-league fixtures

Here are the upcoming I-league matches :

Rangdajied United FC – Dempo Sports Club

2 - 2


Shillong Lajong – Sporting Clube de Goa

0 - 1


Churchill Brothers – Mumbai FC

0 - 2


Salgaocar FC – Mohammedan Sporting

3 - 0


Bengaluru FC – United Sports Club

1 - 0


Bolton Wanderers Football Club to tie up with Mumbai firm

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Bolton Wanderers Football Club to tie up with Indian IT firm St Angelo’s Oce. Reports suggest chairman Phil Gartside will be in Mumbai to ink a deal for a 10-day residential football coaching and personality development camp in England.

 

Heart break for Kerala in the finals (Tier II) of Junior National Football Championship

Image Courtesy : Kerala Coach Purushothaman Thekkathara T G’s facebook profile.

Image Courtesy : Kerala Coach Purushothaman Thekkathara T G’s facebook profile.

Kerala lost to Sports Authority of India team 5-2 in the finals ( Tier 11) Junior National Football Championship for B.C Roy Trophy that was held at Bokaro in Jharkhand.

Kerala was in fine form throughout the championship, scripting huge margin wins against Jammu Kashmir, Rajasthan and then edged out Arunchal Pradesh on a solitary goal in the group stages. In the semifinal Kerala pipped a strong Chandigarh team 3-0.

By the time the kerala team reached the finals, they had scored over 26 goals and conceded none. However, when it came to the final Kerala fell short and lost to the SAI team. The last time Kerala won the Junior National Football Championship was in 1973. This defeat quashed Kerala’s effort to clinch the title again after 30 years. Even though not an excuse, the ground was almost unplayable due to the torrential rain that lashed in Bokaro the day before the finals.

The silver lining however is that by qualifying for the finals of Tier II, Kerala has secured a place in the Tier I of the next edition of  tournament. Kerala’s dismal performance during the recent years had them demoted to the Tier II of the tournament.

Bengaluru FC I-League match tickets available on Bookmyshow.com

Bengaluru_FC_LogoTickets for the I-league matches of Bengaluru FC that will take place at the Sri Kanteerava Stadium is now available for purchase on bookmyshow.com.

Tickets are definitely affordable and starts from Rs. 40 and the costliest one priced at Rs.1200.

This is a  great initiative to attract fans from the IT city, who also wouldn’t want to take the hassles of purchasing tickets at the stadium counter.

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Buy I-League match tickets Bengaluru FC :  Bookmyshow

East Bengal defeats Semen Padang 1-0

Kf_east_bengal_logoIn the first leg of the quarter-finals of the 2013 AFC Cup, East Bengal defeated Indonesian club Semen Padang in front 40,000 roaring spectators in Kolkata today.

East Bengal’s Japanese player Ryuji Sueoka scored the solitary goal of the match in the 71st minute of the match.

Match report : East Bengal pip Semen Padang, eye semis berth in AFC Cup

Football fans across India were denied a chance to watch the match because there was no telecast of the match. However the return leg of the match on 24th September to be played in Indonesia will be live in India starting from 1.30 p.m in the afternoon. Semen Pedang vs EB_ESPN

 

 

 

 

 

The schedule is up on http://tv.foxsportsasia.com/

 

 

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