Yes, Ashindia, I agree to you things have started to move recently, albeit at snail’s pace (even the FIFA official complained to the same effect). Ever noted how little developmental news are found when you scan the sports pages of the newspapers, compared to kirket?
Please also note that the OSF tie up came after so many years of starting the I-league; Gala opening ceremony is not at all required even for attracting potential investors more than running the show in an efficient manner; the Japan trip is forced by FIFA and is funded by them. The same goes for the artificial pitches across the country (the AIFF could only decide to select Port Blair as one of the venues that urgently needed the turf). Then where does it leave us as to AIFF’s initiatives? It appears that they are completely devoid of fresh ideas and initiatives, and are capable of conjuring up retrograde steps like extending stay of fan-less PSU teams.
Has the Dutch tie-up been announced on AIFF"s site. Not believing till it gets "official".
One tricky question for you all
should ex players join aiff after retirement?