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The Bible in his hands, football at his feet

Nilesh Bhattacharya | May 5, 2012
Jose Ramirez Barreto is arguably the most talented foreigner in Indian club football.
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Is football's game-changer here?

Nilesh Bhattacharya | February 4, 2012
The ambitious Premier Soccer League promises much. Can it sustain itself?
Only exit
Mohun Bagan flounder in hundreth year of IFA triumph

Mohun Bagan flounder in hundreth year of IFA triumph

Nilesh Bhattacharya | November 5, 2011
In the year of the 100th anniversary of their historic IFA Trophy triumph, India's national club seems to have returned to the stone ages.
Return of a Star
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Life of IM Vijayan

Nilesh Bhattacharya | September 4, 2010
IM Vijayan's reincarnation is a tale of the methodical. The star returns as a club coach.
And at the other end of the table, there's Mohammedan Sporting. . .

And at the other end of the table, there's Mohammedan Sporting. . .

Nilesh Bhattacharya | May 8, 2010
Banking on a fan-base to keep it afloat may not be the ideal world for a football club and this is bound to hurt sooner or later.
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