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analysis | three things we learned: mumbai city 0-1 kerala blasters

the post analysis | three things we learned: mumbai city 0-1 kerala blasters appeared first on outside of the boot. outside of the boot - tactics, young players and editorials vatsal dani discusses three talking points about the indian super league game that finished mumbai city 0-1 kerala blasters iain hume’s controversi...




three things we learned: pune city 3-0 atk • outside of the boot

naven venkat discusses three talking points about the indian super league game that finished pune city 3-0 atkplaying the first home game of the second half of the season, fcpc took on bottom dwellers atk in a dull, one sided fixture with the home side taking all three points courtesy of goals from adil khan, diego carlos, and rohit krishnan.line upsfcpc (4-4-2): vishal kaith; adil khan, rafa lopez, gurtej singh, sahil panwar; jewel raja, rohit kumar, jonatan lucca, diego carlos; marcelinho, emiliano alfaro.atk (4-3-3): debjit majumder; prabir das, tom thorpe, jordi, keegan pereira; rupert nongrum, conor thomas, ryan taylor; zequinha, hitesh sharma; jayesh rane.tactical set-upvladica grujic took charge one last time before ranko popovic’s ...




the enduring allure of the kolkata derby • outside of the boot

arinjay ghosh looks at the significance of the kolkata derby and why in the ever-changing landscape of indian football, mohun bagan vs east bengal is still the biggest match-up“dada, how much for the golda chingri?”“what’s that shrimp? it’s derby day, which reminds me that you still wouldn’t know the feeling to be asean champions”, interrupts a man clad in red and gold as he signals the shopkeeper to hand him the biggest hilsa in the market. the bemused man in green and maroon affirms with a proud smile, “eighteen times national champions don’t need other championships to feel relevant.” the ensuing stare down has all the implications of “maath’ey dekhe nebo” (war awaits on the field). in the relatively obscure worl...




tactical analysis: manchester city 4-1 tottenham hotspur | guardiola extends winning run to 16

the post tactical analysis: manchester city 4-1 tottenham hotspur | guardiola extends winning run to 16 appeared first on outside of the boot. outside of the boot - tactics, young players and editorials siyang xu provides a tactical analysis of the premier league game that finished manchester city 4-1 tottenham pep guardiola guided his manchester city ...




tactical analysis: real madrid 0-3 barcelona | los blancos implode in the 2nd half

the post tactical analysis: real madrid 0-3 barcelona | los blancos implode in the 2nd half appeared first on outside of the boot. outside of the boot - tactics, young players and editorials om arvind provides a tactical analysis of the la liga game that finished real madrid 0-3 barcelona barcelona were 11 points ahead of real madrid ...




analysis | three things we learned: atk 1-1 fc goa

the post analysis | three things we learned: atk 1-1 fc goa appeared first on outside of the boot. outside of the boot - tactics, young players and editorials arinjay ghosh discusses three talking points about the indian super league game that finished atk 1-1 fc goa fc goa found a c...




analysis | three things we learned: chennaiyin 2-2 delhi dynamos

the post analysis | three things we learned: chennaiyin 2-2 delhi dynamos appeared first on outside of the boot. outside of the boot - tactics, young players and editorials hrishi anand discusses three talking points about the indian super league game that finished chennaiyin 2-2 delhi dynamos chennaiyin fc wer...




three things we learned: delhi dynamos 2-2 bengaluru • outside of the boot

aakriti mehrotra discusses three talking points about the indian super league game that finished delhi dynamos 2-0 bengaluruwhen delhi dynamos began the campaign with a 2-3 win over fc pune, they certainly looked like they could finish the season in the top four. things took a steep turn immediately after with the team losing six consecutive games, and failing to win a single match since.considering bengaluru fc thrashed dynamos 4-1 at kanteerava, the visitors were expected to give a similar drubbing to delhi at jawaharlal nehru stadium. however, the home team managed to come out on top with an assured and confident performance and kept their hopes of survival intact.here are three things we learned.delhi dynamos respond to portugal’s decl...




three things we learned: mumbai city 0-1 kerala blasters • outside of the boot

vatsal dani discusses three talking points about the indian super league game that finished mumbai city 0-1 kerala blastersiain hume’s controversial winner at the mumbai football arena revived kerala blasters’ isl campaign as they edged past mumbai city with a 0-1 win. this was blasters’ second successive away win and has brought david james’ boys right into the race for top 4 by drawing level on points with the day’s opponents.on the other hand, the mumbaikars with this defeat have drifted further away from the leading pack. here are the three talking points from today’s drab encounter from andheri.mumbai’s lethargy sinks themmumbai city’s combination of emana and gerson in the heart of midfield lack the spunk and drive to i...




analysis | three things we learned: chennaiyin 1-1 kerala blasters

the post analysis | three things we learned: chennaiyin 1-1 kerala blasters appeared first on outside of the boot. outside of the boot - tactics, young players and editorials hrishi anand discusses three talking points about the indian super league game that finished chennaiyin 1-1 kerala blasters chennai...




three things we learned: chennaiyin 2-2 delhi dynamos • outside of the boot

hrishi anand discusses three talking points about the indian super league game that finished chennaiyin 2-2 delhi dynamoschennaiyin fc were left ruing another late goal conceded as they drew with a struggling delhi side 2-2 at the marina arena in chennai. the home side were largely dominant throughout the game but switched off in the 92nd minute as delhi scored the equalizer to end a run of 6 consecutive losses. jeje lalpekhlua scored a brace for the home side on his 27th birthday. the result was enough to take cfc to the top of the table temporarily.jeje- a reliable performer but chennai poor defensively yet againjeje lalpekhlua has become a committed performer for chennai. the forward endured a barren start to the campaign but has burst in...




three things we learned: bengaluru 1-0 atk • outside of the boot

arnab ray discusses three talking points about the indian super league game that finished bengaluru 1-0 atkwith the indian super league season approaching its half way mark, there’s little to separate the front-runners at the top of the table. the likes of bengaluru, goa, chennaiyin, and pune have all threatened to break away from the rest of the pack at different times only to be pegged back. bengaluru in particular slumped to consecutive home losses against chennaiyin and jamshedpur before a stunning 3-1 win in kerala to finish 2017. they came into this game at the kanteerava looking to start 2018 on the right note in front of their home faithful.atk on the other hand have recovered from a quiet start to be in playoff contention. the ret...




three things we learned: atk 1-1 fc goa • outside of the boot

arinjay ghosh discusses three talking points about the indian super league game that finished atk 1-1 fc goafc goa found a contentious equaliser to cancel out robbie keane’s early strike in a game that started on 3rd january and ended on the 4th. the stalemate pushed goa back into the top four with a game in hand over the teams above them, while atk remained rooted to the seventh spot. here are the primary talking points from a game clouded by a plane that did not take off.fc goa shows real charactermuch of the build up to the game surrounded fc goa’s hassle in getting to the city. the match was initially scheduled for new year’s eve but due to security reasons among others, it had to be postponed to the third day of 2018. coach sergio...




three things we learned: pune city 5-0 northeast united • outside of the boot

naven venkat discusses three talking points about the indian super league game that finished pune city 5-0 northeast unitedthis fixture saw fc pune city go up against bottom dwellers north east united fc who were in a slump after losing 3 consecutive matches before this one. they did not fare too well as they crashed to their fourth successive loss as pune heaped misery on them with the help of a glorious hat-trick by pune skipper marcelinho and goals from ashique and adil khan.pune city (4-2-3-1): vishal kaith; sarthak golui, gurtej singh, rafa lopez, lalchhuanmawia fanai; adil khan, marcos tebar; jonatan lucca, marcelinho, ashique kuruniyian; emiliano alfaronortheast united (4-3-3): rehenesh tp; abdul hakku, sambinha, jose goncalves, reaga...




three things we learned: chennaiyin 1-1 kerala blasters • outside of the boot

hrishi anand discusses three talking points about the indian super league game that finished chennaiyin 1-1 kerala blasterschennaiyin fc missed the chance to go top of the table as they drew 1-1 with kerala at the marina arena. another match with last minute antics saw the home side score in the 89th minute through a controversial rene mihelic penalty before ck vineeth equalized for kerala in the 94th . the result was fair to both sides given the balance of play.cagey first halfchennaiyin came into the clash off the back of a hard fought away win at bengaluru fc and the fatigue showed in their initial approach. while dominating the proceedings in the first half with 66% possession, the home side failed to create any worthwhile chances. rene ...




three things we learned: atk 1-0 delhi dynamos • outside of the boot

arinjay ghosh discusses three talking points about the indian super league game that finished atk 1-0 delhi dynamosatk rode a robbie keane winner to consolidate their new-found momentum in front of an excitable gathering at the vivekananda yuba bharati krirangan to condemn delhi dynamos to their fifth consecutive loss of the campaign. the home side thus leapfrogged kerala blasters to the 7th spot on the league table. here are the few takeaways from the encounter.both teams need a playmakeratk’s success in the indian super league was largely centred around the tireless brilliance of midfield metronome, borja fernandes. thus, when new management decided to not retain his services, it naturally left a gaping hole in the midfield. atk looked t...




tactical analysis: real madrid 0-3 barcelona

om arvind provides a tactical analysis of the la liga game that finished real madrid 0-3 barcelonabarcelona were 11 points ahead of real madrid in the league table (provisionally) coming into the clásico, giving this mid-season match-up the air of an elimination game. zidane responded by making the surprising decision to field mateo kovacic in place of isco alarcón. this reason for this quickly became clear in the opening minutes of the game, as kovacic shadowed messi while the other three central midfielders looked to overload the center of the park on defense.this strategy worked well in the first half, but things quickly fell apart after the break. in the 54th minute, casemiro roved up the field and lost the ball. barcelona quickly coun...




100 best young players to watch in 2018 | part 5

football news 24/7 for the 5th year running, outside of the boot has returned with our year’s special feature – a detailed look at the best young players every football enthusiast must keep an eye out for in 2018.this feature is published in 10 parts which help us divide the list positionally (5 goalkeepers, 30 defenders, 35 midfielders, 30 forwards). all players born on or after january 1st 1997 are eligible for the feature.khaled al-sumairi20 / saudi arabia / al-ittihadwritten by hamoudi fayadblurb: khaled al sumairi is one of the rising stars in saudi football. born on the 1st of january, 1997, the player who sits in central midfield for one of saudi’s biggest clubs al ittihad, he has been one of the bright spots in a seaso...




100 best young players to watch in 2018 | part 3

football news 24/7 for the 5th year running, outside of the boot has returned with our year’s special feature – a detailed look at the best young players every football enthusiast must keep an eye out for in 2018.this feature is published in 10 parts which help us divide the list positionally (5 goalkeepers, 30 defenders, 35 midfielders, 30 forwards). all players born on or after january 1st 1997 are eligible for the feature.joris gnagnon20 / france / stade rennaiswritten by dan davisblurb: gnagnon was born just outside france and plays his football for stade rennais. the 20-year-old has slotted perfectly into the club’s backline and is now considered the club’s finest defender. it wasn’t until the age of 18 when gnagnon wa...




100 best young players to watch in 2018 | part 7

football news 24/7 for the 5th year running, outside of the boot has returned with our year’s special feature – a detailed look at the best young players every football enthusiast must keep an eye out for in 2018.this feature is published in 10 parts which help us divide the list positionally (5 goalkeepers, 30 defenders, 35 midfielders, 30 forwards). all players born on or after january 1st 1997 are eligible for the feature.ruben neves20 / portugal / wolverhampton wandererswritten by william sinskyblurb: in one of the more shocking moves of this past summer’s transfer window, midfielder ruben neves, the youngest player ever to captain portugal’s u-21 side at age 18 and one of porto’s most promising talents in years, join...