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Thursday, August 16, 2007

The battle of the titans!

City Giant Mohun Bagan AC has atlast agreed to play the Big match against their bitter rival East bengal FC tomorrow as scheduled at the Salt Lake stadium, Match starting from 5.30pm (IST)
Bagan had intially ruled off the possibility of the derby match if the IFA did not play an out-station refree. But as on 16.08.2007, the IFA has decided that they couldnot provide an outstaion refree for the match but they have assured that on the appeal of Bagan for impartial refreeing in the derby, a committee of refrees will be formed who will observe the refree's decessions.
Bagan club secretary is happy with this provision and declared that Bagan will play the derby tomorrow as scheduled.
Bagan go into the match staying two points behind their adversary.
East Bengal are on 12 points from their 4 matches with a goal difference of +8
While Bagan are on 10 points from their respective 4 matches withe same goal difference.
The media has put forward this match as a battle between the brazilians of the two teams, Barreto and Edmilson. Many have subjected them to comparison and predicts that this will the battle of the two players as both of them are in their top form; both of them sharing the spot for the Top scorer in the ongoing CFL, 5 goals from 4 matches.

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MOHUN BAGAN ATHLETIC CLUB-The National club of India

A Short History:

MOHUN BAGAN AC-The National club of India, the oldest Club in Asia,
was established on 15th August 1889 when India was up in arms against her collonial head, England.

Eversince its establishment the Club had been winning a lot of local leagues and cups but the moment of greatness that surpasses all came in the year 1911 when Mohun Bagan AC became the first Indian club/team to defeat the foreigners in their own game of football.

On 29th of July 1911 Mohun Bagan won the IFA shield beating East Yorkshire 2-1. Eversince there has been no stopping!

The club has won and keeps on winning many a laurel for the country! It has made our Nation Proud!

According to FIFA rankings, in Asia, Mohun Bagan is the 16th biggest team to have an avg. home crowd of 19,888. According to World standards, Mohun Bagan has been ranked of 127 much ahead of other big clubs like Udinese(Italy), Benfica(Portugal) and Fulham(England) to mention a few.

It is however,not an easy task to consolidate the history of a club which is more than 117 years old*...(read more...)

*For Further Info:Please visit The Offical site of MAC: History section please open in a New Window

Location: Kolkata Maidan
Green and Maroon
Symbol: Sail Boat

Stadium: Mohun Bagan ground
Yuva Bharati Krirangan

MOHUN BAGAN AC- It's not just a club, it is an institution, a religion, a passion. LIVE IT...DIE FOR IT...

A Pictorial trip of the Mohun Bagan Ground!

Satellite Imagery of our Club Ground!*
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Images of Yuva Bharati Krirangan*
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Photos by: Soumyadeb Sinha
Photos by: Soumyadeb Sinha


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