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Sunday, January 6, 2008

Mohun Bagan move upto fourth!

Bagan today took full three points against Mahindra Utd match in their home match and thus after the end of the 1st leg, Bagan find themselves in the fourth spot on the I league table. At one point, this team, after 5 matches found themselves 9th but a series of important wins have seen them rise to the 4th spot.
Bagan today played the best football f the season, the whole team working like an efficient machine, working up and down and creating pressure in the opposition's box. Mahindra Utd has only defeated East Bengal in their I league campaign, whereas has lost only one match against Churchill has defenitelty one of the tight defenses but even they found it hard to cope up with the brilliant duo of Barreto-Bhaichung.
The entire team, from Habibur to Mohunraj, from Dharamjit to James played a tight game and gave a 100% effort, but they found it hard to put one in as Sandip Nandy, Mahindra Utd custodian stood confidently under the bar.
Odafe was adjudged man-of-the-match for his role in the defense and certainly played well.
However the moment came in the 67th minute, when James provided a through pass to Habibur and Habibur sent in a sharp centre and Barreto rose above the others to score the winner!
Refereeing in the match was of a very low standard as referee A. Arjunan failed to penalise the Mahindra players for their play acting to buy time and earn free kicks and instead, booked Douglas, Manju. Shilton Pal was booked apparently for play-acting after he was tackled, however it was later known he sprained his knee and he will be out of the team.
Bagan play their next match against Sporting Club de Goa in Goa.
TEAM:Shilton Paul (Sangram Mukherjee, 86), Habibur Rehman Mondal, Peter Odafe, N.S. Manju, Mohanraj, James Singh, Douglas da Silva, Shanmugam Venkatesh (Lalkamal Bhowmick 80), Dharamjit Singh (Ishfaq Ahmed 90+), Jose Ramirez Barreto, Baichung Bhutia

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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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