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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Bagan bang 5 into East Bengal goal! Chidi alone 4!

Chidi, Chidi, Chidi, Chidi...a name that will no doubt give nightmares to any East Bengal fan for the years to come. A name that wrecked havoc to the East Bengal defense and hammered 4 goals alone in Mohun Bagan's 5-3 triumph over their arch rivals East Bengal. Manish Mathani scored the other goal for Bagan.
East Bengal went ahead through Nirmal Chettri from a corner in the 8th minute. Bagan never seemed down and out and pushed forward and soon got the equaliser. A brilliant run down the right flank by Surkumar, went past Govin Singh's challanges and played a minus to Chidi. Chidi calmly placed the ball past the East Bengal custodian.
East Bengal though tried to controll the game, it never seemed they could establish their say and soon from a lovely ball played in by Snehashih and then Barreto, Chidi missed a chance and fell to Manish, who took a screamer which deflected off Avra Mondal's chest and into the goal.East Bengal after the second goal seemed like a ship with its rudder.Soon Bagan piled on the third goal. Lovely little chip centre from Barreto and Chidi heads it into the East Bengal goal.Just moments later Bagan conceded a silly goal due to a misunderstanding between Shilton and Surkumar.East Bengal, suddenly after this goal exerted themselves and suddenly they seemed more a formidable side; and just moments before the half time interval, from a free kick Yakubu scored the qualiser. 3-3
The second half began and within 30 seconds, Bagan were up in front again.Snehashish's centre was met by a diving header at the second post by James Singh, and the header found Chidi, who slammed the ball into an open goal.
Barreto however, who was suffering from an injury aggravated it during the match and had to be taken off. Barreto left the field in tears and Ishfaq was just the man at that moment, one who would run after the ball and slam into the opposition and not let them settle down. East Bengal tried to capitalise on the situation, but the final nail in the coffin was driven when Chidi scored his fourth goal and Bagan's 5th from a curling corner from Marcos. Chidi headed in the 5th and final goal.
After that what followed was Marcos's experience and Karim's strategy, which literally closed all gates of hopes for East Bengal as Bagan went shutters down.Marcos in the second half played more of a role of a CDM and that really helped tighten up the defense.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bagan ease past Kalighat in CFL opener!

Bagan toyed with newly promoted Kalighat's defense and created a plethora of chances and should have won 10-0 had it not been for Chidi, who single handedly squandered atleast six easiest of easy chances along with a few from Branco, Suraj, Kulo and Shubhojit. At the final whislte, the scoreline read 1-0, the only goal coming through the right wing Shubhojit Majumdar.

What can be said, the second team of Mohun Bagan started the day against Kalighat, but Bagan through out dominated the play, with the newbie Manish Mathani quite an impressive role as a CAM. Lalram Luaha was entrusted as a CDM with Santa Kumar playing as Left wing. Karan Atwal made his debut for Bagan along with the veteran Deepak as CB. Zenith and Mohunraj played as side backs.

Manish once hit the post from inside the box and Chidi cme up with some wayward heads untill Shubhojot Mujumdar, off a nice through ball from Chidi, made a run up the right flank and took an out-step shot which swung into the first post past the keeper's hand.

Nothing much happened for Kalighat as they were kept defending for almost the whole of the match and Bagan came up with chances only to be foiled by Chidi. With the big Derby match coming just 3 days later it was shattering to see the only striker in absence of Barreto to be such off colour. Karim has but to pray for Chidi's stars to shine on the 25th. Chidi, however, managed to pick up a yellow card after a tussle with an African defender of Kalighat. It seems the opposition has spotted Chidi's weakness, his "hot head". He really needs to put some ice bag on his head and put his scoring boots on if he is to bring smiles on the faces of the Bagan fans.

:Somehow Chidi managed to kick this ball over the bar post, instead of just placing it into an empty goal.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

15 day trial for Palestinian international

Today in a press release, Three times I-League (National football League of India) winner Mohun Bagan A.C announced that Yousef Saeed Mezyan of Palestine will arrive Kolkata tomorrow for a 15 days trial. He is a player of Asian Quota. Yousef, the 31 year old Central Defender was a player of Palestine National team since 2000 and played 17 international match for his country.On Club level he played for Al - Ansar (Lebanon),Al - Mabarra (Lebanon), Al-Hekma (Lebanon), Al - Wehdat (Lebanon). Personal Details of Yousef Saeed Full name : Yousef Saeed Mezyan Place & of Birth : Beirut 1978 Nationality : Palestinian. Original Nationality Algerian Position : Central Defender Address : Lebanon Height : 190 cm Weight : 84kg Source:

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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