Sunday, 2 August 2015

FC Pune City sign England midfielder James Bailey for ISL - Season 2!

Indian Super League franchise FC Pune City have signed Englishman James Joseph Bailey to bloster their midfielder ahead of the ISL - Season 2.

26 year old Bollington-born James Joseph Bailey played in his youth for Crewe Alexandra FC and in 2007 he made it into Crewe's first team, who then where a English League One club. He would stay with Crewe for three seasons in their ups and downs.

In 2010 he left Crewe to join Championship side Derby County FC, where he would impress in the first couple of seasons with even Premier League clubs showing interest in him, but injuries thereafter forced him to spend most of the 2012/13 season with struggling Coventry City FC on loan before he returned to Derby County for a final season.

James Bailey spend the 2014/15 season with League One side Barnsley FC, a regular feature in the team but he was released at the end of the season and has now been convinced by FC Pune City manager David Platt to move to India for the ISL - Season 2.

VIDEO - Star Jalsha: 2015 Calcutta Football League promo with 2014 CFL highlights!

Here comes a Star Jalsha promo video for the 2015 edition of the Calcutta Football League's Premier Division with highlights from 2014!

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Delhi Senior Division: IAF (Palam) upset Hindustan FC in the opener!

Newly promoted Indian Air Force (Palam) humbled formidable Hindustan FC by a solitary goal to earn three full points in the inaugural match of the prestigious Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) Annual Senior Division Open Clubs Football League championship which commenced today at the Dr. Ambedkar Stadium.

Earlier the championship was inaugurated and declared open by South Delhi Municipal Corporation Mayor Subhash Arya with AIFF vice-president and DSA president Subhash Chopra presided over the function.

In the initial proceedings Hindustan FC had an edge over the Airmen and got many goal scoring chances but their forwards particularly Nigerian recruit Daniel missed chances galore or rival goalkeeper Shibin Raj was in the way, who excelled under the bar. The other culprit was Sonu Beniwal whose free-kick from outside the box was nicely saved by the rival keeper with another chance from former Delhi captain Monu Choudhary also missed
the target from close range.

On changing ends, the Air Force lads started to combine and they looked rejuvenated, creating many inroads into the Hindustan FC half. The winner came off the foot of Sanjay Thapa for IAF (Palam) with a class free-kick beating goalkeeper Amit Negi.

In a later encounter, Delhi FC came from behind to hold Simla Youngs FC to a 1-1 draw. Simla Youngs took a 1-0 lead through Nigerian Uzo Jno in the 18th minute while Delhi FC's Shubam restored parity in the second half to share the points.

NorthEast United FC terminate contract of Player/Goalkeeping Coach Tony Warner!

Indian Super League franchise NorthEast United FC informed today that they have exercised the team's right to terminate the contract of Anthony Rudolph Warner for material breach of his Standard Player's Agreement ahead of the ISL - Season 2.

41 year old Liverpool-born Tony Warner is a Trinidad and Tobago professional footballer who was supposed to be NorthEast United FC's goalkeeper coach and one of the team's goalkeepers.

NorthEast United FC didn't want to as they wrote, "provide any more detail or to discuss the underlying grounds for the contract termination at this time."

But unofficially the reason behind the termination could have been that Tony Warner signing a short-term goalkeeper coaching contract with his former club English Championship side Bolton Wanderers against the knowledge of his new team NorthEast United FC.

VIDEO: FC Pune City introduce their new midfielder Didier Zokora!

Indian Super League franchise FC Pune City with the following video introduce their new defensive midfielder Didier Zokora from Ivory Coast.

Here to the article: FC Pune City name Adrian Mutu as their marquee, further confirm the signing of Didier Zokora!