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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Karim working on Team combination!

As Bagan players spend their practicing at the Durgapur MBSFA ground preparing for the upcoming season, Karim Bencharifa, the Bagan coach is hard at work working the minute details to finalise a final combined team. Karim has been making the Bagan boys play some practice matches just to examine their strengths and weaknesses and their match temperament.
Bagan has by now played quite a few practice matches against not so insurmountable oppositions. Few days back Bagan played against MBSFA and registered a 3-1 win with the winning two goals coming just minutes before the end of the match. Today Bagan played out against Durgapur XI. Bagan won the match with 3-0 with Barreto, Lalampuia and Malsaumtulunga(Mama) scoring the three respectively. All the three came in the second half.
Karim informed reporters that the team is on its way of formation and within the next few practice matches, Karim would be able to select the starting 11 for Bagan this season.
Mohun Bagan, this year has signed a young squad with as many as 9 players playing for Bagan for the first time. So it will be a tough job for the coach and the players once the ball is set rolling. Will they be able to handle the pressure of football in Kolkata?
East Bengal on the other hand has signed few of the most experienced players this year. To name a few are Renedy Singh, NP Pradeep , Steven Dias along with already present Mehetab, Alvito, Meheraj, Nabi. Can the young brigade of Mohun Bagan inflict the same fate on East Bengal as it has been able to do consistently for the past 3 years or is this the year of revenge for East Bengal? We will just have to wait and see as the KPL starts in July!

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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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