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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Title hopes dashed as Dempo held Bagan!

Just when Periera and his boys started to believe that they could win the I league, League leader Dempo who were just 4 points ahead held Bagan in their I League tie thus ending all hopes of Mariners to win the I league. Bagan had gone down 2-0 in their away match to Dempo and in the home match, Bagan had to win in order to stay in the chase for the title, but missing the services of Bhaichung(due to double booking) and Barreto and Mohunraj due to injury, it was an uphill task. However, the match started off with Barreto setting up Dharamjit Singh in the 40th second and but he hit the bar and the rebound found Lalapuia with an open net who fired it wide. Bagan, after this could not come up with any constructive moves in the first half while what seemed, Odafe and Manju along with Rahul Kumar and Habibur quite well held the defense denying Chidi and the dangerous Ranty Martins to take a crack at the Bagan goal. The second half saw a similar story as Bagan unsuccessfully tried to put one goal in and on the otherhand, the Bagan defense coping well with the front line of Dempo. Dempo needing just six points to ensure their title were quite happy to get just one point from this match as they still had two easy matches left. They played out time and Bagan also failed to wrest 3 points and thus the game ended goalless. Bagan are now left with two matches and the team virtually and surely out of the title race will now be looking forward to secure the best finish possible as JCT Mills and Mahindra are close on their heal. Bagan have two more matches with the above mentioned opponents, JCT and Mahindra! Bagan are now on 28 points from 16 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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