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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

3 goals, 3 points!

Today a rusty Bagan side eased its way past George Telegraph. 3-0 the final score and Bagan extend their lead at the top!
Imran Khan was trusted below the bars for Bagan after the disastrous performance by Sangram in the Fed Cup and not so bright Shilton Paul. Though he was not tested enough yet he did enough to keep a clean sheet!
The game started with Bagan enjoying the lion's share of possession. Though Bagan made a few moves, yet upfront Lalam couldn't combine with Barreto.
From a corner, however, Odafe flicked in a header and which in turn to clear from the box a George defender scored an own goal.
Bagan went into 1st half with a 1-0 lead.
Venkatesh was substituted with the beginning of the 2nd half by Chinmoy, adding to the woes of the spectators.
The game went on in its own pace as neither the George players could settle into the match nor the Bagan players took any initiative.
However mid-way into the 2nd half Bagan won a corner and the ball headed by Siddique was deflected by Barreto into the net.
Two goals ahead and Barreto's 12th of the League.
Then a goal keeping error saw Bagan another goal up. The George keeper, in his attempt to hit a goal kick, managed to hit James Singh who was just a few yards away from the penalty box. Taking control of the lose ball, he passed the ball to Lalam, whose failed attempt was picked up by Barreto from the top of the box who then drilled in the third.
Bagan could have got two more goals when Lalam after beautiful dodge rattled the post and another which found James on the top of the box with only the keeper to beat, but his slowness spelled his doom as George defenders pounced on him.
Bagan play the next match against Chirag Untd. on the 2nd October in the Salt Lake Stadium and the match starts around 3.00pm.
Mohun Bagan lead the league with 20 points from 8 matches.
Imran, Habibur(Ishfaq), Odafe, Siddique, Rauf(Rahul Kumar), Anit, Dharamjit, Venkatesh(Chinmoy), Dharamjit, Barreto, Puia

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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...)

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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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