TFG Indian Football Ep. 322: SAFF Joys & Super Cup Woes

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While the Indian Women's team has brought a smile to every fan's face by claiming supremacy at the SAFF Women's Championship with a hard fought victory over hosts Nepal, the complications are never-ending at the domestic football scene with I-League clubs still in loggerheads with AIFF over the future of league football in the country and the Hero Super Cup bearing the brunt of that tussle.

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TFG Indian Football Ep.272: Gaffer Gossip + I-League, ISL Updates

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In this episode we discuss an emotional exchange that allegedly took place between Khalid Jamil and East Bengal officials, the ongoing contract talks between AIFF officials and Stephen Constantine, and then go into detail regarding the recent matches that took place in I-League and ISL, with previews of today's matches.

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TFG interviews Ep. 044: Ranjit Bajaj on Match Fixing Attempts, New Home Ground

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We speak to the owner of Minerva Punjab FC, Ranjit Bajaj, whose dream run in the I-League came under threat when bookies tried to bribe two of his players. The players alerted him and he reported the incident to AIFF and AFC and went public with what happened. We also ask him about the club's campaign, their chances to win the league and the decision to move their home matches to Panchkula.

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TFG Indian Football Ep.221: RIP Priyaranjan Dasmunshi + Gokulam Kerala FC

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In this episode,  we discuss the contributions of former AIFF president,   Priyaranjan Dasmunshi, who gave India the National Football League and introduced National club licencing system. Also, we preview new I-League club Gokulam Kerala FC

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TFG Indian Football Ep.215: AIFF SC Verdict + ISL Previews - Mumbai City FC

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In this episode we review the Supreme Court's decision to alter the High Court directive on the AIFF's December 2016 elections, take stock of recent friendlies and other news around Indian football before going into detail previewing ISL franchise Mumbai City ahead of the 2017-18 season.

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TFG Indian Football Ep.207: AIFF Hit by Delhi High Court Order

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In a bombshell directive, the Delhi High Court has swept aside the AIFF President Praful Patel's authority over the Federation, determining that the election process in December 2016 breached the National Sports Code. We discuss what led to this decision, how the changes enforced by the High Courts will play out, how AIFF top brass may react to this and what might get affected by this.

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TFG Indian Football Ep.204: AIFF Bid Big, Constantine Complaints & FIFA U-17 WC Finale Preview

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 In this fully loaded episode of the TFG Indian Football Podcast we discuss a plethora of important events unfolding all over the country. Firstly, AIFF are going all out to bid for the FIFA U-20 World Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup. We also apparently have a mini mutiny with some senior Indian national team players going to AIFF to complain about head coach Stephen Constantine. The second friendly match between Bengaluru FC and East Bengal, going on at the time of recording, also gets discussed. We conclude the show by previewing the FIFA U-17 World Cup third place match between Brazil and Mali as well as the grand finale, England vs Spain, taking place in Kolkata on Saturday.

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TFG Indian Football Ep. 186: India bid for FIFA U-20 World Cup + Bengaluru FC face Istiklol

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In this episode we deal with the significance of AIFF announcing a formal bid for hosting the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2019 and also take a quick look at Bengaluru FC's first leg away encounter with FC Istiklol in the AFC Cup inter-zonal finals.

Bengaluru FC's opponent, Istiklol players to watch out: https://thefangarage.com/articles/12453-afc-cup-2017-6-fc-istiklol-players-that-bengaluru-fc-will-have-to-fight-the-hardest

India's bid to host 2019: https://thefangarage.com/articles/12449-aiff-to-bid-for-fifa-u-20-world-cup-hosting-rights-says-praful-patel

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TFG Indian Football Ep.178: EB MB soften on ISL fees + MPL, CFL in fever pitch

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This episode sees us deliberate on a range of topics including the meeting that FIFA and AFC officials had with East Bengal, Mohammedan Sporting and Mohun Bagan officials about merging ISL and I-League, especially the latest twist in the discussions where EB and MB officials have agreed to pay "reasonable fees" for ISL participation. We also talk about the news that I-League bid evaluation has been postponed by AIFF, and give you all the latest updates on Mizoram Premier League and Calcutta Football League.

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TFG Indian Football Ep.154: Ruidas Resolution + Mumbai City Singings + I-League Bids

In this episode we discuss how the AIFF has intervened in the matter of Abinash Ruidas and his contractual dispute with East Bengal, with a far-reaching decision to disallow IFA's jurisdiction to stand on this matter. We also discuss the latest Mumbai City signing and new bids submitted for I-League direct entry, and bring updates from Mohun Bagan about their new signings.

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TFG Indian Football Ep.151: The Ruidas Ramifications + Local Leagues Galore

We discuss India U-17's loss to Mexico, the brewing dispute between the national federation AIFF and the local association of West Bengal IFA over the contract dispute between Abinash Ruidas and East Bengal, a new signing by ISL side Delhi Dyanoms, results from the early days of Independence Day Football Tournament held in Mizoram and preview the upcoming Calcutta Football League season.

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TFG Indian Football Ep. 149: Shillong Lajong New Coach + I-League Foreigner Increase

In this episode we speak exclusively to Alison Kharsyntiew, who has just been appointed as the new head coach at Shillong Lajong for the upcoming Shillong Premier League. We also discuss the Abinash Ruidas-East Bengal dispute which is far from resolution, and AIFF Executive Committee's decision to allow 6 foreign players to play in each club in the upcoming season of I-League.

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TFG Indian Football Ep. 135: Merger Resurrection + U-17 Visa Trouble

AFC fired off a letter to AIFF clearly voicing their preference for a unifying I-League and ISL by the next season, forming a single top league with 18 clubs. And India U-17 team's USA visa did not get approved, making them the third Indian national football team that had its exposure tour of USA cancelled within one year.

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TFG Indian Football Ep.130: AIFF agree to I-League club demands + Transfers

In additional to the confirmed ISL and I-League transfer news, we talk extensively on the outcome of the meeting between the AIFF and I-League clubs. The AIFF agreed to increasing the marketing budget and subsidies among other announcements.

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TFG Indian Football Ep.128: Chennaiyin FC New Coach + Irresponsible AIFF

In today's episode, we talk about ISL franchise Chennaiyin FC's new head coach's signings and the impact former coach Materazzi had on the team. Also, we extensively discuss the cancellation of Indian under 23's exposure tour to the USA and AIFF's makeshift arrangement. And lack of commitment to go ahead with planned tours by the Indian football administrators.

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TFG Indian Football Ep.126: I-League: Short Sighted Bad Ideas

AIFF met with I-League clubs representatives yesterday and while they came up with some constructive decisions for the upcoming season, it got undercut by East Bengal and Mohun Bagan officials demanding more foreign players in the I-League clubs, which we demonstrate can never be a good thing for the top division league. 

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TFG Indian Football Ep.125: The ISL Cannonization

AFC has made it official, they are cool with ISL getting an AFC Cup Qualifier spot. We discuss the ramifications of this decision and the effect it will have on the season, and the long term plan behins taking this step. We also discuss the meeting between I-League clubs and AIFF happening today in New Delhi 

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TFG Indian Football Ep.119: The Coach Reshuffle + The Draft Drama

Khalid Jamil is in Kolkata to sign for East Bengal while Aizawl FC are talking to Lajong coach Thangboi Singto and DSK Shivajians manager Dave Rogers to be their next head coach. And amidst prevailing uncertainty over the structure of next season some I-League clubs have asked AIFF to increase the number of foreigners in the squad and asked for a unified player draft for ISL and I-League.

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TFG Indian Football Ep.118: EB / MB... the Socio-Political Mess

Everything is happening around the Kolkata clubs, East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, except proper footballing progress. We discuss the latest flurry of political parties who are flocking to the clubs offering help, and the groups of fans who are threatening to file a PIL against AIFF over ISL, and how the entire process is hanging on a balance as the clubs are unable to make headway towards team-building.

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TFG Indian Football Ep.111: ISL/I-League- the Parallel Proposal + Chhetri Unplugged

Away from the glamour of the AIFF annual awards the Executive Committee met in Mumbai and it seems the Federation is pushing for a parallel ISL and I-League for the 2017-18 season. We discuss the pros and cons of that, and hear expert inputs from none other than Indian captain Sunil Chhetri himself, who gives his thoughts on the re-structuring of leagues as well as the upcoming Asian Cup Qualifier against Kyrgyz Republic.

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