31.05.2016: Shilton Paul, the goalkeeper of Mohun Bagan will join East Bengal in the forth coming season. According to the sources the deal will be finalize within a day or two. Shilton was associated with Mohun Bagan for last ten years. He was the captain of Mohun Bagan for the last two years.
It will be a good gain for East Bengal as they are in search of a good and experienced goalkeeper for the forth coming season.
Incidentally, East Bengal are in touch with Debjit Mazumdar and it is likely that last season's Mohun Bagan keeper Debjit will sign for East Bengal along with Pritam Kotal, the central defender of Mohun Bagan for the forth coming season (WHICH WE ALREADY MENTIONED IN 22.05.2016 NEWS).
31.05.2016 : The three years relation came to an end when the most controversial and successful coach in Indian football, Ashley Westwood decided to quit Bangaluru FC after a mutual consect. Ashley were in charge of Bangaluru FC since from the day when the defending I League champions starts it's journey. In 2013 Bangaluru FC stun Indian football by winning the I-League in its debut season. In 2014 too was a successful season where Bengaluru won the Federation Cup, finished second in the League and made the knock-out stages in the AFC Cup.
Ashley Westwood is likely to join the ISL franchisee Kerala Blasters. The deal will be finalise shortly
In a Press Release Bangaluru FC declared the end of the era of Ashley Westwood.
It's been an extremely difficult time for the management of the club to part ways with Ashley Westwood. The decision hasn’t been the easiest to take but like always, it is one made in the best interests of Bengaluru FC. We sat across the table with Ashley and arrived at a consensus together. We would like to thank Ashley for what has been a phenomenal three years with the club. His work ethic and desire to succeed during his tenure has been second to none and the role he has played in putting BFC on the football map will always be a part of the club’s history. He will always be welcome at BFC. We wish him all the best for the future and I am sure he will move on to bigger leagues successfully.
Statement from Ashley Westwood
I am extremely proud of my time and achievements during my tenure at BFC. I came to the country with a blank canvas, tasked with helping to build a club from scratch, improve Indian football and to try to produce some players to go on to represent the country. I feel with 3 major trophies, multiple ‘Coach of the Year’ awards and developing as many as 10 players to go on to represent India across different ages, I have achieved all of my objectives. I would like to thank the players, staff and management team for their efforts and support and I also want to thank the most important and fundamental part of this club, the fans, especially the West Block Blues who will always have a very special place in my and my family's heart.
My time with BFC has been a memorable one and I'll never forget all that we achieved. I'm saddened to leave but I know I have left the club in a very strong position as Champions of India once again and safely through to the quarter finals in the AFC Cup. I wish the club all the best for the future.
30.05.2016 : British striker Lee Tuck submits his CV to East Bengal. The 27 years old striker last played for Dhaka Abahani in Bangladesh. The British born footballer played for Bangkok FC and Nakhon Ratchasima Football Club of Thailand, quite successfully scored 51 goals from 77 matches. East Bengal are in search of a good striker in place of Ranty Martin, who left the squad at the end of the recently concluded season. The decision regarding the recruitment will be finalise by Trevor Morgan shortly.
Meanwhile, East Bengal offered the Indian international striker Robin Singh who is recovering an injury after a successful operation in knee. Sources said that the discussion with Robin are positive and it is likely Robin will going to start his second innings with Red and Gold as his agreement with Bangaluru FC expired.
MOHUN BAGAN & EAST BENGAL YET TO FINALIZE BUDGET
22.5.16 :The I League playing clubs at the end of the 2015-16 season are planning to recruit footballers for the forthcoming season.A group of footballers are in a mood to sign in ISL franchisee which is schedule to kick off before the I League.
The giants of Kolkata football Mohun Bagan and East Bengal are yet to finalize the budget though they are in discussion with the footballers for the forth coming season. Mohun Bagan officials are confident that the Haitian striker Sony Nordy will sign in favour of them for the third consecutive year. Though the Japanese midfielder Katsumi Yusa are still in an agreement with the Mariners.
DOO DONG TO CONTINUE WITH EAST BENGAL
17.05.2016: Do Dong Hyme, the South Korean midfielder will play in East Bengal in the forth coming season. After a discussion with the British coach Trevor Morgan it was decided that the Korean will sign an agreement for a year with Red and Gold.
EAST BENGAL TO GET AN ASSOCIATE SPONSOR
14.05.2016 : East Bengal to tie up with a mobile manufacturer as their associate sponsor. A senior official of the mobile company(GIONEE), Arvind Kumar today had a discussion with the East Bengal officials at the club tent. The mobile company has been the sponsor of a I League playing club Shillong Lajong FC since last two years. It is expected that the deal will be finalized shortly.
DUFFY ARE IN THE EYES OF KOLKATA TEAMS
12.05.2016 : Who will be the new striker of East Bengal after Ranty Martins ? East Bengal officials are yet to finalize the football budget. Sources said the Scottish striker of Salgaocar Darrel Duffy and the Brazilian striker of Shillong Lajong Uillams D-Silva are in the shortlist of Trevor Morgan. Mohun Bagan are also in the process of signing Darrel Duffy for the coming season.
Sony Nordi, the Haitian striker of Mohun Bagan likely to join the I League champions Bangaluru FC.Sources said the agent of the Haitian striker had a fruitful discussion with the Bangaluru FC officials. East Bengal are in constant touch with Sony as East Bengal coach Trevor Morgan shortlisted the Haitian striker.
Do Dong Hyme may not continue with East Bengal as the officials are yet to finalize the deal with the Korean midfielder who had a dream performance in the CFL. Earlier East Bengal officials claimed that they had extended a two years contract with Dong which was denied by them now. In this connection the Korean midfielder said that he will wait for some more days and plan for the future.
EAST BENGAL IS A CLOSE CHAPTER TO ME : RANTY MARTINS
12.05.2016 : The Nigerian goal machine Ranty Martins bid a goodbye to Red and Gold. Ranty Matins, who is one of the prolific scorers in the country adjudged as the best striker scoring 12 goals in the recently concluded I-League. Ranty were the highest scorer in the last two I leagues dawning the Red and Gold jersey.
TOTAL MATCHES FOR EAST BENGAL : 69
TOTAL GOALS FOR EAST BENGAL : 46
"East Bengal is a close chapter to me" this was declared by the Nigerian striker in a press meeting at Kolkata .While interacting Ranty said that he will decide finally regarding his new club after coming back from Nigeria. Ranty is likely to join a Goan club as his name is not in the shortlist of Trevor Morgan,the chief coach of East Bengal.
TREVOR MORGAN SUBMITS HIS TEAM LIST TO THE OFFICIALS
09.05.2016 : East Bengal will assign British coach Trevor James Morgan for a term of two years. After a discussion ,East Bengal officials handed over an agreement copy to Trevor Morgan which he will going to sign and submit shortly.
Morgan had given a list of probable footballers to Santosh Bhattacharjee, the Football Secretary of Red and Gold.Sources said that East Bengal will release Bello Rasaq, Bernard Mendy, T.P.Rehenesh, Luis Barreto, Gurwinder Singh, Harmonjot Khabra S. Malsamtulunga,Jaoquim Abranches, Shehnaj Singh and Deepak Mondal. Though the fate of Ranty Martins will be finalize after a discussion with the Nigerian goal machine.
East Bengal will retain Arnab Mondal, Mehtab Hossain, Saumik Dey, Do Dong Hung, Sanju Pradhan, Robert and Lalrindika Ralte for the forth coming season. Morgan will going to select the new foreigners and other footballers.The selection of the Indian footballers will be finalize jointly by Morgan, club officials and some senior footballers.