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Premier League: Newcastle United in 'advanced talks' with Singaporean conglomerate over potential takeover
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Premier League: Newcastle United in 'advanced talks' with Singaporean conglomerate over potential takeover

Bellagraph Nova Group, which operates across 100 countries, said it has given Newcastle a letter of intent and proof it has funds for the purchase.

India's rise in FIFA ranking down to foreign coaches of Indian Super League, says Michael Chopra
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India's rise in FIFA ranking down to foreign coaches of Indian Super League, says Michael Chopra

The credit for the Indian national team's recent upswing in FIFA ranking to 96 from the 170s not too long ago should mainly go to Indian Super League (ISL) coaches, as the players greatly benefited from them, feels former Indian-origin English Premier League forward Michael Chopra.

Former Premier League striker Michael Chopra to start coaching career from scratch with AIFF D-Licence
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Former Premier League striker Michael Chopra to start coaching career from scratch with AIFF D-Licence

The former Kerala Blasters forward, Michael Chopra, has been pursuing the AIFF D-Licence course at the Cooperage over the past week.

ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters are the team that can ground high-flying Delhi Dynamos
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ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters are the team that can ground high-flying Delhi Dynamos

The key for Kerala will also be how well their midfield pivots, Mehtab Hossain and Azarack Muhamat do to contain Delhi.

ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters stumble upon the perfect Plan B, now boast of speed and creativity
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ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters stumble upon the perfect Plan B, now boast of speed and creativity

Kerala Blasters' first goal came off a goalkeeping howler, but it was borne out of the relentless pressure from their speedy trio. The second was a perfect example of how a 4-3-3 formation should function

ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters move to second spot after CK Vineeth-inspired win over Chennaiyin FC
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ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters move to second spot after CK Vineeth-inspired win over Chennaiyin FC

CK Vineeth scored two goals in the last five minutes as Kerala Blasters stunned Chennaiyin FC 3-1 for their first league win over their Southern rivals in Hero Indian Super League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Saturday.

ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters produce no firework against Chennaiyin FC; lack of ideas exposed in draw
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ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters produce no firework against Chennaiyin FC; lack of ideas exposed in draw

Kerala Blasters were appalling in the first half, a pale shadow of the team that had dismantled FC Goa with verve and speed in attack in their previous outing.

ISL 2016: Mumbai City FC unravelled by absence of key players in loss to Kerala Blasters FC
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ISL 2016: Mumbai City FC unravelled by absence of key players in loss to Kerala Blasters FC

Mumbai City FC’s unraveling can be traced to one point – the suspension of defensive midfielder Pronay Halder.

ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters beat Mumbai City FC, break winless streak in most dominant way possible
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ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters beat Mumbai City FC, break winless streak in most dominant way possible

For Kerala, breaking their goalless streak was always going to be the first target. And it came against Mumbai City FC, who were at second place before Friday evening

ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters batter Delhi Dynamos with possession play, but settle for stifling draw
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ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters batter Delhi Dynamos with possession play, but settle for stifling draw

Despite hogging possession, dominating midfield, and absolutely suffocating Delhi Dynamos, Kerala Blasters were held to a draw. But this was an unbelievably dominant performance by the Blasters.

ISL 2016: Combative Kerala Blasters need width, creativity in midfield to improve after opening loss
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ISL 2016: Combative Kerala Blasters need width, creativity in midfield to improve after opening loss

Like most teams that deploy the 3-4- 3, Kerala Blasters struggled with width. Additionally, NEUFC's five-man midfield meant they couldn't play a flat line either and were facing the danger of a counter attack

ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters must play as a gritty unit under Steve Coppell to match 2014 performance
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ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters must play as a gritty unit under Steve Coppell to match 2014 performance

Steve Coppell could model Kerala Blasters around the stronger side of his character, that of a Manchester United player with a fortress for a home ground.

Michael Chopra hits back at Indian coach Stephen Constantine, says he's achieved nothing as a player
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Michael Chopra hits back at Indian coach Stephen Constantine, says he's achieved nothing as a player

National football coach Stephen Constantine may have ruled Michael Chopra out from representing India but the British PIO today said he's not lost hope and was waiting the 53-year-old's exit.

Why the sports ministry's stance against Indian origin players is damaging football
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Why the sports ministry's stance against Indian origin players is damaging football

The benefits of including players with overseas experience is self-explanatory, because when it comes to training, infrastructure, professional management, or quality of football, India ranks among the lowest in the world.

Indian football coach Constantine wants govt to change stance on Indian-origin players
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Indian football coach Constantine wants govt to change stance on Indian-origin players

If the AIFF can manage to convince the government to change their policy towards allowing foreign-born Indian origin players, then Constantine can start working on inducting players like Michael Chopra

ISL: Kerala Blasters FC look to open account against Chennaiyin FC
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ISL: Kerala Blasters FC look to open account against Chennaiyin FC

Chennaiyin FC will look to consolidate their position in the points table while Kerala Blasters FC will be seeking to open their account when they take on each other in an Indian Super League fixture in Chennai.

ISL: James heroics not enough as NorthEast United edge past Kerala Blasters
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ISL: James heroics not enough as NorthEast United edge past Kerala Blasters

Spanish striker Koke's opportunistic first-half strike ensured a 1-0 win for the NorthEast FC against Sachin Tendulkar co-owned Kerala Blasters FC in the second match of the Hero Indian Super League.