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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."

Sep 5, 2015

I-League and ISL merger possible after two-three seasons, says AIFF chief Praful Patel

After a meeting with ISL organisers IMG-Reliance and I-League club representatives, AIFF president Praful Patel gave assurances that India's FIFA-recognised principal league is not going anywhere, at least for now. #AIFF #football #I-League #Indian Football #ISL #ISL 2015 #ISL I-League merger #KickingAround #Praful Patel

Aug 31, 2015

Manchester United is the most boring team in the Premier League

If United were boring and winning, Van Gaal could be excused. But they look boring and incredibly inefficient -- and that is the worst possible combination. #InMyOpinion #KickingAround #Louis van Gaal #LVG #Man United #Manchester United #MUFC #Premier League #SWAMUN #Swansea #Wayne Rooney

Aug 28, 2015

Sacked former chief wrestling coach Vinod Kumar ‘happy and relieved’ to receive Dronacharya Award

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) had sacked Vinod as the chief national coach in May 2015 after his performance as mentor was found to be inadequate during the Doha Asian Championship in April. #Dronacharya Award #India #Sports #Vinod Kumar #Wrestling

Aug 27, 2015

India’s squash potential held back by politics, five-time world champ Fitz-Gerald says

Sarah formed her opinion about the sport's administration in the country after she was not allowed to mingle with the budding players at the Indian Squash Academy (ISA) in Chennai #Chennai #India #Indian Squash Academy #Sarah Fitz-Gerald #Squash #World Squash Federation #WSF

Aug 27, 2015

‘Clubs need to evolve or die’: Constantine and Chhetri add voice to clamour for one league

Bagan and East Bengal are struggling financially and newest I-League entrant Bharat FC are rumoured to be closing down their operations. #football #I-League #I-League ISL merge #Indian Football #Indian Super League #ISL #ISL 2015 #KickingAround #Kushal Das #Stephen Constantine #Sunil Chhetri

Aug 27, 2015

Atletico de Kolkata’s brilliant fan membership deal is something other ISL clubs should replicate

Last year, Atletico offered fans two home tickets free if they bought five. This year, the same offer has been bettered and considering Kolkata's passion for football, selling 4000 memberships won't be an issue. #ATK #ATK Fans Fraternity #Atletico de Kolkata #football #Indian Super League #ISL 2015 #KickingAround #Kolkata #Salt Lake

Aug 27, 2015

Exclusive with Stephen Constantine: ‘Indian football is already at death’s door’

Stephen Constantine believes "Indian football will die" if the domestic calendar is not changed. Coming from India's head coach, this is not a message to be taken lightly. #AIFF #Exclusive Interview #I-League #Indian Football #Indian Super League #ISL 2015 #KickingAround #Stephen Constantine #Sunil Chhetri #U17 World Cup

Aug 23, 2015

New Man United star Depay’s flaws and brilliance laid bare in space of five days

In the whole match, Depay created just one chance, from the corner in the dying minutes of the match which Chris Smalling almost scored from. #football #KickingAround #Manchester United #Memphis Depay #MUFC #Newcastle United #Premier League

Aug 22, 2015

Would play in the ISL even if it was eight months long, says Mumbai City’s Andre Moritz

In a career which has seen him play for Brazilian giants Fluminense, Turkish side Kasimpasa and Premier League sides like Crystal Palace and Bolton Wanderers, Moritz feels most at home in India. #Andre Moritz #Brazil #football #Indian Super League #ISL 2015 #Mumbai #Mumbai City FC #Pume #Ranbir Kapoor