1962 Asiad Gold winner member Arumoinaigam was in DERBY Gallary .

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75 years old "Baby Taxi" Arumainayagam who won CFL Top division League for Mohun Bagan from 1962-1965 in a row watched the IFA KOLKATA CFL DERBY match today at Salt Lakke Stadium in East Bengal Gallary. The Bangalore based footballer played for Mohun Bagan for 8 years (1961-1968). In his 20 years football career he scored so many goals for Mohun Bagan with his coplayes like Jarnail singh, Chuni Goswami. The captain of Mohun Bagan's Rovers Cup winner in 1968 Arumoynaigam also the mamber squad of 1962 Gold winning Asian Games Football Team.

Tomorrow at Kalyani, The liviving Legendary Footballers of 1962 Indian Golden Boys will be felicitate by the Kalyani Municipality form 3.00 PM onwards.


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JAIDIP DASGUPTA : The most awaited football match of kolkata is on the reckoning as the Derby fever is increasing in the City of Joy. The last match in the CFL between the two arch rivals East Bengal and Mohun Bagan will be played on the Saturday evening at Yubabharati Kriangan. The fate of the CFL decided on the 8th of January when East Bengal defeated Kalghat MS and crowned the honour.

But the importance and passion of a Derby match is alaways a different. This will be the second match between the two arch rivals in this season. East bengal won the first match by Lalrim Dika Raltey's goal in the first leg of the I-League in last month. The IFA has taken necessary security arrangements for the match.The Bidhannagar Commissionarate will be in charge of the ground along with the private securities who will be positioned at different Blocks of the stadium. It is expected that more than sixty thousand spectators will be at the Yubabharati on Saturday evening. But so far the news is that there is a good demand for tickets in the East Bengal blocks.

East Bengal has won the CFl, but they are not in a relaxed mind now. The footballers feel that a win in the Derby is equally important like CFL winning. At present East Bengal are still unbeaten this year and must be in a target to keep the record in their favour. On the contray the Mariners coach knows that if they can win against East Bengal then it wiil not only boost the moral of his footballers before the Fedaration Cup but will also make the supporters an evening to cheer and enjoy after an unproductive season so far.

The results of the Derby between the arch rivals are alaways unpredictable this has been proved time and again in different matches. The Red and Gold strikers are converting but important enough they are waisting a number of easy chances which can be marked negatively in their performances.

After recovering from injury Odafa had scored in the last few matches and has the capibility to transform the fate aof a match by his individual brillance. It will be interesting to see how Armando Colaco and Karim Bensharifa sets their stategies on Saturday evening before the Fedaration Cup which is schuduled in the next week.


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KUSHAL CHAKRABARTY : English English proverb says, "Morning shows the day". For India's best Football tournament it is only partially true. In the most of the cases champions of the tournament are not always front runners. Going through the statistics of the I-League, it is more or less certain that fluctuation of fortune is the rule of the tournament than the exception one. It is also very much true for this year's front runner Bangaluru F.C. a new entrant to I-league, who remains at the top of the table after the close of the 1st sixteen round of the tournament.

Going through the last three I-Leagues, it is quite evident that it is quite difficult for a team to maintain their top position from the very first stage of the tournament to the ultimate hurrah. In the year 2010-11, I-League champion Salgaocar were not at all in a good stead in the initial part of the tournament. Same happened in the case of 2011-12 champion Dempo. They started the tournament with four victories, but after that slumped to three defeats in a row.

Last year's champion Churchill Brothers are not different from it. In the second phase of the tournament, league leader Bengaluru FC has to face most upheaval task of playing maximum matches outside their home ground. They already have to bear the burden of ignomious defeats to East Bengal in both home and away matches. Where as other two followers Salgaokar And Pune FC already have played more difficult matches.

Another aspirant of this title, East Bengal Club of Kolkata has played lesser number of matches. No doubt as a new entrant of the tournament, Bangaluru FC has done extremely well. Even if some accusation has come from some quarter, but Jhon Jonson, Sunil Chhetri and Saun Rooney has proved their worth in their side.

And special reference should be made for their Coach Mr Westwood. Even if this year two Goan giants Dempo and Churchill brothers are going trough their lean streak, considering the potential of their side they may bounce back any time.

For Kolkata teams, a very hard and crucial time is ahead of them. East Bengal, still now leader of the pack, is quite inconsistent in their approach. Now time has come to see whether introduction new Coach Armando Colaco can bring some good news for them or not. In the mean time East Bengal won the IFA CFL PREMIER LEAGUE 2013-14 when they beat 2nd Divn I-League team Kalighat MS 2-0 before one match hand which is against their arch rival Mohun Bagan. It should encourage East Bengal to motivate in the 2nd spell of I-League from February.

On the other hand, Mohun Bagan appears to be also comming out of dismal days. But it can be said without hesitation that United SC and Md. Sporting might have play a major role in deciding the ultimate crown of the tournament.