Annujj Palaye, A Man United supporter writes...

Just when I was convinced that the FA were the dumbest governing body in the world, the AIFF had to prove me wrong !

After Bobby Houghton, the greatest thing that could ever happen to Indian football, was sacked over stupid and baseless allegations of racism, striker Sunil Chhetri tweeted this.
"thinking and analysing everyt. that Bob has done for us,infact football in india, can't thank him enough!it ll be a shame if he has to leave"

"N even worse,we charge him for racism, havnt seen a gentleman like him,leave behind d world class coaching n vast knowledge...sorry bob!"

And guess what, the AIFF will now charge Chhetri for this!
Stand up for Bob!
Stand up for football in India! 

Share the article on facebook/twitter wherever you can and spread the problems which are stunting the growth of Indian football !

Annujj Palaye



press kaling me regarding my earlier tweet abt bob..alright I have nthing against the AIfF,n havnt said a single word against it whatso ever

Being a member of AIFF,y wud I say or do anything against it,
You can follow Sunil Chhetri at @chetri_sunil11 


Football Paradise in association with Soccer World 2011 is back with the most awaited Rink tournament!

A complete sporty & a healthy competitive tournament for all football enthusiasts.

Venue:  Hooper's Basketball court, 5 Gardens , Dadar(E)
Date: 9th & 10th April , Sat & Sun
Time:  9 am - 5 pm
Registration : call 9773628856, 8652121190 or
You Can post your Team name with players on Football Paradise
Follow us : on facebook - Soccer World 2011

6 minutes per half, 5 a-side.
Team composition: 5 players + 3 rolling subs
Tournament Format:  Dual Knockout

Entry fee : Rs.600/team


The Tournament is NOT direct knockout - It's a Dual Knockout i.e. 2 legged tie, which is a feature of Soccer World tournaments.

In 2 legged knockout matches, one team plays against the other team twice (like a home + away match).

This would give each team more opportunities to prove themselves rather than just getting knocked out by having a bad game or going out through penalties !


In case if the goal difference is the same then penalties will decide the winner.

This 2 leg knockout format is valid throughout the tournament except the semis & the final.

Matches will be conducted by professional referees.

A team can register twice & can play the tournament unless both the team clash with each other.
Players can play for as many teams as he wants but when his team clashes each other, he has to decide & play for one team for the rest of the tournament.

Matches conducted on basket ball court so canvas shoes or sports shoes preferred studs not allowed. Bare feet at own risk.

Referee's decision will be final.

Drinking water facility is available.

Re-entry on  management's  discretion.

Property at own's risk.

Management not responsible in case of theft. 

Derby Day Preview

On the 12th February we will have the 157th Manchester derby. Over the past couple of seasons city have spent big to close the gap on United to such an extent that this game may bring a reality check to these two teams title ambitions. Win for City would close the gap on their arch rivals to 2 points.

Win on occassions like these are always a huge morale boost to either side. United who had gone on a 29 game unbeaten run came up stuck at wolves and now need to get back to winning ways.

10th Nov 2010,
City Of Manchester Stadium,

Man City 0 - 0 Man United
Their previous meeting this season was a dull goalless affair. With both the teams playing a negative 4-5-1 formation trying to avoid defeat, the game was pretty lackluster.

Key Battles:

Tevez vs Smalling

With Ferdinand out injured, United's defence looked shaky against Wolves as they conceded 2 goals from set pieces. This would be Smalling's first big game and his lack of experience could prove vital.

Tevez who had handed over a transfer request earlier this season has been in terrific form and has at times carried them single handed. He scored three goals against United last year in the Carling cup and would be drooling over the fact of putting one against his former club.

Tevez scoring against united in the Carling cup semi final at Eastlands

Yaya Toure vs Fletcher

Sir Alex always trusts Fletcher in the big games, so expect him to be given the nod tomorrow. Fletcher will use his boundless energy to close down City's midfield and will try to nullify Yaya Toure from getting further up the pitch.

In the reverse fixture Yaya Toure rarely got forward, but I expect him to do so tomorrow. Looking at the way the league is moving, City will have a balanced approach to the game rather than the defensive stance they took earlier this season. Toure desire and drive to get in to the box and add an extra man to the attack would be evident tomorrow.
Tactically employed, I expect them to cancel each other out.
Fletcher vs Yaya Toure

Silva vs Nani
The diminutive Spaniard has been City's creative force this season. He has taken his time to settle down but is now finding his feet in the Premier league. Silva will look to drift inside and exploit the spaces behind United's midfield duo and pull the string in midfield with his clever one twos.
Nani like wise has been United's spark this season and leads the assists charts with 12 assists. Nani blows hot and cold too often - Excellent as well as frustrating moments within a game has made his most admirable fans sigh in despair.

Prediction:Manchester United 1 - 1 Manchester City

It seems crucial for both the teams to win this clash , not just for pride but the title hopes too depend on the result . Its a must win for Manchester United side if they have to meet the realistic target of 84 points set by their manager Sir Alex Ferguson and for Manchester City if they want to stay in the title race .
Whatever the result maybe, let's brace ourselves for some flying tackles come kickoff tomorrow eve!

Wolves Transfers


Jelle Van Damme - Anderlecht (Undisclosed)
Steven Fletcher - Burnley (Undisclosed)
Steven Mouyokolo - Hull  (Undisclosed)
Stephen Hunt - Hull (Undisclosed)

Adlene Guedioura - RSC Charleroi (free)
Michael Mancienne - Chelsea (Loan)
Geoffrey Mujangi Bia - Charleroi (Loan)
Marcus Bent - Birmingham (Loan)

Chris Iwelumo - Burnley (Undisclosed)
George Friend - Doncaster (Free)
Andrew Surman - Norwich (Undisclosed)
Jason Shackell - Barnsley (Undisclosed)
Mark Little - Peterborough (Free)

Sam Vokes - Bristol City (Free)
Daniel Jones - (released)
Chris Iwelumo - Burnley (Undisclosed)
Andy Keogh - Cardiff  (Loan)


Wigan Transfers



Antolin Alcaraz - Club Brugge (Free)
Mauro Boselli  - Estudiantes  (Undisclosed)
James McArthur - Hamilton (Undisclosed)

Ronnie Stam - FC Twente (Undisclosed)
Ali Al Habsi - Bolton (Loan)
Steven Caldwell - Manchester United (Loan)
Franco Di Santo - Chelsea (Undisclosed)

Tomasz Cywka - Derby (Free)

Jason Koumas - Cardiff City (Loan)
Titus Bramble - Sunderland (£1m)
Mario Melchiot - Umm Salal (free)
Paul Scharner - West Brom (free)
Tomasz Kupisz - (released)
Jason Scotland - Ipswich (Loan)
Fabio Daprela - Brescia (Undisclosed)