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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Douglas shines as Bagan derail Eastern Rail!

Bagan today emerged with 3 points convincingly against Eastern Rail and hold their two points lead against East Bengal in the league as they go into the Derby on the 6th of November.
Barreto was sitting out with two yellows cards but his absence was not felt thanks to some good play by Douglas. Odafe, who has already been pushed aside for the Derby giving way for Douglas and Barreto also gaurded the defense well along with Sanjeev Maria.
Lalam started with the pio, Sewram Gobin. From the start Mohun Bagan kept the pressure and forced the opposition's goalie on his toes who pulled out two stunners to deny Bagan the opening goal in the 21st minute. However soon enough Bagan drew first blood through a Dharamjit corner which was headed home by Douglas. The game mostly happened in the Eastern Rail's half and Douglas coming in handy as a blocker in the midfield. Just before the half Bagan went 2-0 ahead, courtesy a Venkatesh goal. The ball was floated in from the right flank which was efficiently back-headed by Gobin and Venkatesh finding himself in a 1:1 situation with the goalie chipped the ball in the net.
The second half did not see much goal mouth action but Douglas reigned supreme in the midfield with distributing well and snatching occasionally. He was later announced the Man of the match.
Ten minutes to full time, Tapan Maity, a talented youngster who had drawn attention during the Santosh trophy, was introduced in place of Venkatesh. Just seconds after he was fielded received a pass from Dharamjit and sent in an inch perfect through ball for Ayan, who had been brought in for Gobin, who netted the third for Bagan.
A couple of chances were missed by both Lalam and Dharamjit but did not cost them dear.
Bagan go into the Derby with a two point lead on the 6th of November.
Team: Shilton, Basfore[Subhasish], Maria, Odafe, Rahul, Dharamjit(C), Douglas, Venkatesh[Tapan], James, Gobin[Ayan], Lalawmpuia
Habibur out of action
Habibur Rahman Mondal will be out of action for indefinite period after last week he went unconscious a couple of times during the practice session.
He has been treated and it was reported that he suffers from a certain kind of nerve problem.

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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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