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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Mohun Bagan suspend Bhaichung Bhutia!

Mohun Bagan have suspended Bhaichung Bhutia for a period of six months for neglecting the club duties but this is not it, as the player can take the matter to the Players’ Status Committee of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) by routing his request through the Indian Football Association, which is the state football association of West Bengal. The decision was taken by the Mohun Bagan Executive Committee which met on Monday and unanimously came out with the above decision. The Mariners had earlier show caused Bhaichung questioning his commitment and distributed copies of the same amongst the scribes. The club had asked the Indian skipper to reply within 48 hours, which he failed to do and in the eventual letter which came from Bhaichung, Mohun Bagan weren’t satisfied with the contents. “We are not at all satisfied with Bhaichung’s reply. It has nothing to do with what we’d asked him in the show-cause notice,” said Bagan vice-president Subrata Mukherjee. According to the club, Bhaichung hadn’t sought permission from his employers as to whether he would like to join the dance reality show. Interestingly, on several occasions, Bagan officials and Coach Karim Bencherifa have gone on record showing their support for Bhaichung’s commitment to the reality show. But whether Bhaichung has a written letter of having being granted the permission isn’t known. Meanwhile, the club vice-president stated that Bhaichung wouldn’t be barred from appearing for the national team during the six month suspension. Opinion regarding this decision of Mohun Bagan has been divided. While, some believe that Bagan are right and have played their cards right in suspending Bhaichung, others feel that the Sikkimese Sniper could get away with it. It is believed that Mohun Bagan have the right to suspend their player for breach of disciplinary rules and defying the club’s standards. Like in every contract, there are certain clauses which states that the club could suspend if the player does XYZ and it seems that Bagan have gone by the rule book. However, a player cannot be barred from playing until he is found guilty of a drug-related or a criminal offence. Bhaichung would have to convince the Players’ Status Committee regarding this and prove that he had, indeed, sought the permission of Bagan before joining the reality show. While Bhaichung had been given the permission, it was done so under various agreed terms such as not missing the training sessions; which wasn’t fulfilled by the Bagan skipper. Bhaichung Bhutia is in the north-eastern region of India and wasn’t available for comments. Report:

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Edeh Chidi to dawn the Green and Maroon for 09-10 season!

Mohun Bagan today unveiled their third foreigner. After much speculations about who would be the third foreigner, today holding a press conference, declared Edeh Chidi will be the strike partner for Barreto this season. With Bhaichung uncertain, Bagan needed a player upfront who can replace Bhaichung and Edeh Chidi might just be the one. He is young and is a poacher and will certainly enjoy Barreto's company. For the 2008-09 season, Edeh Chiddi, the Nigerian sensation, scored 11 goals in I-League and 4 goals in Federation Cup for his prevoius club, Mahindra United. 22 year old Chidi confessed the name Mohun Bagan attracted his a lot. " It’s the most prestigious football club of India and I wanted to play in front of the huge numbers of fans of the club. I am really overwhelmed after joining the club and really want to win something for the club in this season. I would consider myself lucky if I will be able to be a part of the success of the club in this season." to quote Chidi. About Barreto, Chidi commented, "Barreto is a good guy and also a good player. I am looking forward to start the attack with him in green and maroon jersey." Now what remains to be seen is which two foreigners feature in the Kolkata League. Marcos might miss the CFL campaign for Bagan considering the fact that Bagan has a packed Midfield this season.

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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