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Pulasta Dhar

If there is one place Pulasta Dhar wanted to live, it would be next to the microphone. He writes about, plays and breathes football. With stints at BBC, Hallam FM, iSport, Radio Mirchi, The Post and having seen the World Cup in South Africa, the Manchester United fan and coffee addict is a Mass Media graduate and has completed his MA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Sheffield."

Jul 31, 2015

Interview with FC Pune City’s Adrian Mutu: I play football to honour my name

Mutu made a flying start to his Chelsea career after a £15.8 million move from Parma, scoring four goals in his first three matches in the Premier League. But things took a turn when he failed a cocaine test later in next year. #Adrian Mutu #Chelsea #David Platt #Didier Zokora #FC Pune City #FCP #Fiorentina #football #Indian Super League #Interview #ISL 2015 #Juventus #KickingAround #Pune marquee player

Jul 30, 2015

From 4th highest paid Indian in ISL 2014 to a season of redemption: Manandeep’s comeback begins

It's not just about his body recovering — Manandeep is just starting to regain a once glowing reputation in Indian football. #Delhi Dynamos #Indian Super League #ISL #ISL 2015 #Kerala Blasters #Manandeep Singh #Norway #Strommen #Trevor Morgan

Jul 30, 2015

BCCI is justified in upholding life-bans on Sreesanth, Chavan and Chandila

Sreesanth and his former Rajasthan Royals teammates walked because under Indian law match-fixing is not a crime. But under the BCCI's code, match-fixing is an offence. #Ajit Chandila #Ankeet Chavan #Anurag Thakur #BCCI #Cricket #Delhi Police #India #Indian Premier League #IPL 6 #IPL spot-fixing #OnOurMind #Rajasthan Royals #S Sreesanth #Sports #Spot fixing

Jul 27, 2015

Impatient and reckless: Di Maria leaving Manchester United will be a Van Gaal failure

If Van Gaal lets go of Di Maria just because Di Maria doesn't want to stay at United, then he has simply failed as a manager and as a coach to get the best out of a proven winner. #Angel di Maria #Di Maria to PSG #Di Maria vs Hazard #EPL Transfers #InMyOpinion #KickingAround #Louis van Gaal #Manchester United #Manchester United transfers #MUFC #Paris-Saint Germain #Premier League #PSG

Jul 21, 2015

The Paul van Ass saga: While Batra and coaches battle, Indian hockey is the loser

Paul Van Ass claimed today that he was sacked by Hockey India (SAI and Batra have claimed otherwise -- so this is still a subject of some debate). #HI #hockey #Hockey India #Hockey World League #HWL #Narinder Batra #OnOurMind #Paul van Ass #Sports #Van Ass fired

Jul 15, 2015

Just the beginning: ISL auction is a watershed moment in the history of Indian football

The ISL auction made crorepatis of Sunil Chhetri (Rs 1.20 crore) and Eugeneson Lyngdoh (Rs 1.05 crore) as six franchises (two teams did not buy in the auction) spent a combined Rs 7.22 crore on ten Indian players. #Eugeneson Lyngdoh #football #Hrithik Roshan #Indian Super League #ISL #ISL 2015 #ISL auction #ISL draft #Jackichand Singh #Ranbir Kapoor #Sports #Sunil Chhetri

Jul 11, 2015

After draft and auction, Mumbai City and Chennaiyin are the best ISL teams on paper

This year Mumbai have also changed their manager (player-manager Nicolas Anelka replaces Peter Reid) and signed Indian football's poster boy Sunil Chhetri for Rs 1.20 crore at the auction. #Atletico de Kolkata #Chennaiyin FC #football #Indian Super League #ISL 2015 #ISL auction #KickingAround #Mumbai City FC #Sunil Chhetri

Jul 11, 2015

ISL 2015: I still practice my curling freekicks everyday, says Roberto Carlos

Carlos hasn't had a very successful managerial career so far — his stints at Turkish clubs Anzhi Makhachkala, Sivasspor and Akhisar Belediyespor have all been short lived and trophy-less. #Brazil #Delhi Dynamos #Indian Super League #ISL 2015 #ISL auction #ISL draft #Real Madrid #Roberto Carlos