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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bagan move closer to League title!

Today Bagan met Biswajit Bhattacharya's Calcutta Port Trust at the Mohun Bagan ground. The huge turn up at the ground even though a spell of heavy shower swept across Kolkata before the beginning of the match, went home happy ridding a N.S. Manju winner.
Bagan it seemed came out with a purpose, but all such purpose wen missing after the 4th minute strike from Lalawmpuia of a corner.
The midfield again failed today as Lalramluaha, Jr. James and Rakesh Masi, al playing blockers caved in letting Port Trust gain control of the match.
The first Half ended in Bagan's favour and though Bagan came close to scoring on two more occasions, once through Lalawm and then through Barreto, but could not make their chances count.
With the beginning of the second half, CPT got a corner, which rolled into the Bagan net courtesy a miss kick by Habibur.
For Bagan it seemed could be a Herculean task to score a second, as Barreto off colour today and the team lacking a creative midfielder, kept sending hopeful long balls which were collected by CPT goalie, Gopal Das.
However, amazingly though, in the 63rd minute, Manju scored off a long Odafe throw in from the right.
Odafe however, sustained a head injury after a air tussle with one of the CPT foreign recruits.
Captain Baichung Bhutia replaced Lalawmpuia in the 73rd minute. Isfaq Ahmed was also there today as he replaced Mama in the 87th minute. Isfaq seem to have overcome his injury. Jose Barreto was substituted by Kartick Kisku in the 91st minute.

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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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