Saturday, September 22, 2007

east bengal

kingfisher east bengal won the 29th federation cup beating mahindra united 2-1 with both goals being scored by edmilson.

this weekends bpl matches feature a big one between mu and chelsea.
the exit of mourinho might have some unsettling effect at chelsea.if mu win 3-0 ,it ll be crisis at chelsea.
the other interesting matches are
fulham vs mc,mc might want to play safe,0-0 .

blackburn vs portsmouth,should be a good match,1-2.

bolton vs tottenham,1-2.

aston villa vs everton,also might be 1-2.though i think villa are strong and they are my favourite team.

reading vs wigan,another 1-2.

what does lawro say?

blackburn and reading win ,draws at craven cottage,villa park with 0-0 at old trafford.

Friday, September 14, 2007


east bengal and mahindra united go for the cup today.
in the epl,tottenham v arsenal and chelsea v blackburn are the pick alongwith everton v man u.
all three are tough to predict and might end in draws.
i like blackburns toughness in defence and overall game under mark hughes.
they should be able to make it an interesting match.
everton v man u is probably 1-1.can everton outplay man u.
tottenham v arsenal might be 2-1 or 3-2 with any team capable of winning.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

football legend

ian porterfield who won the FA cup with then second division sunderland ,scoring the lone goal,against high flying leeds in 1973 has died of colon cancer.he was only 61.
he was the coach of the armenian team and was at work as late as august 22 in a match against portugal at yerevan,while undergoing chemotherapy.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

federation cup

east bengal have beaten mohan bagan 3-2 to reach the final.
the other semi final is between mahindra united and dempo.

Friday, September 7, 2007

euro qualifiers

I can only recall that England play Israel at Wembley tomorrow.
A new look England seems to be evolving,Lampard,Beckham,Campbell,Hargreaves,Crouch will be missing.
There was a lot of debate in the BBC over the inclusion of Heskey.
Micah Richards seems to be getting everyones votes.
I feel that the England team will do well without superstars.
I particularly dont think that Rio Ferdinand has the right temperament,a look of a winner.He is a class act but he doesnt inspire confidence when he walks out.
Maybe these guys get overawed by international matches.
The new guys will possibly be a whiff of fresh air.

29th Federation Cup

This edition is being held in ludhiana.
I came across the news item in The Hindu today.
I dont think i came across any publicity earlier.
I ll have to find out if it is being aired on DD sports and then have to ask the cable operator to
show the chanel.
Viva Kerala,a relative lightweight has beaten Air India Yesterday &
Mohan Bagan beat ONGC in extra time.
Todays matches are Dempo vs Chirag United and Churchill vs Salgaocar.
I dont know about Chirag but the other three are goan.

this is the report by vijay lokapally in THE HINDU of yesterdays matches.

Sunday, September 2, 2007


Liverpool are in great form.They blew away Derby 6-0 yesterday 1/9/07.
They were inconsistent in the league in the last two seasons while being champions in europe.
Rafael Benitez seems to have brought in some great talent this year.
Todays matches are
Arsenal vs Portsmouth-I think it might be an upset,0-1.
Blackburn vs Manchester City-i havent read much about blackburn,mc under sven goran eriksson seem to have had a great start.
Aston Villa vs Chelsea-Villa are one of my favourite teams from the time of john gregory and dublin,i think that is his name,the tall bald guy.This one will be won only by Chelsea,Jose Mourinho hasnt been in the news for a while.