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  • NagendraNagendra Rajahmundry, A.P6587 Points
    Try to respect our N.T legends..

    On-the-field, he is one of the best player for us.. Only mole in his playing career is, he is burden for N.T in his last year (mid 2010 to early 2011). AIFF gave him chances due to 2011 Asian cup.
    goalkeeparindian_gooner
  • thebeautifulgamethebeautifulgame Durgapur,India29832 Points

    The coach with the Midas touch - TK Chathunni passes away

    The former India and Kerala defender, who carved a name for himself through his top-class coaching, passed away at the age of 75, following a brief illness.

    Former India international T.K. Chathunni, the man who moulded I.M. Vijayan into a fine football gem and changed the lives of many others, passed away in a private hospital near here on Wednesday. He was 79.

    A strong defender, Chathunni played for India in the 1973 Merdeka Cup in Kuala Lumpur and a few other tournaments. He also played Santosh Trophy for Services and Goa and later rose to prominence as one of India’s top coaches.

    During his peak, many felt Chathunni was a coach with the Midas touch and he was sought after by some of the country’s biggest clubs in Goa, Kerala and Bengal where he guided Mohun Bagan to its first National League title in 1997-98. He was also Kerala’s Santosh Trophy coach in 1979.

    “I was 10 or 12 when I first met him at a three-year camp in Thrissur. He taught me all about football,” Vijayan told Sportstar on Wednesday evening.

    A few years later Chathunni, who hailed from Chalakudy in Thrissur District, coached Kerala Police to the Federation Cup title in 1990, it was the first time a team from the State was winning the event.

    He shaped players like U. Sharafali, V.P. Sathyan, C.V. Pappachan and P.P. Thobias into fine stars in the Police team. He also coached teams like Goa’s Salgaocar, Dempo, Churchill Brothers and Kerala’s FC Kochin, Viva Kerala and Josco FC.

    “He was among the first batch of players who were recruited when the Premier Tyres team (which reached great heights later) was formed in Kochi in 1972. That was the first time I saw him in action, but after about three months, he got a better offer from Vasco SC and left for Goa,” said former Indian goalkeeper Victor Manjila.

    Chathunni later played for EME (Secunderabad) and Orkay Mills (then Bombay).

    Former Indian goalkeeper S. Brahmanand, who played against him in Goa, remembers Chathunni as a strong defender.

    “He was a towering figure in defence for Vasco...I played against him during my Panvel SC tenure and played under him when he coached Churchill Brothers. He was a coach with strong motivational power and a jovial person off the field,” said Brahmanand.

    https://sportstar.thehindu.com/football/indian-football/tk-chathunni-india-defender-kerala-football-coach-player-passes-away-75-aiff-news/article68280784.ece

    indian_gooner
  • thebeautifulgamethebeautifulgame Durgapur,India29832 Points
    𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐌𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐂𝐎𝐏𝐀 𝐀𝐌𝐄𝐑𝐈𝐂𝐀, 𝐀𝐆𝐀𝐈𝐍!

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    indian_goonergiridharan
  • giridharangiridharan Washington D.C3811 Points
    Scaloni had no previous coaching experience. But they interviewed him and bought into his idea of football.
    Now back to back Copa and WC championship. He showcased a different style that Argentina can play and win in this tournament. 

    And then we have AIFF which is not looking inwards and thinks some coach with 10-15 years national team experience can come and fix us.
  • NagendraNagendra Rajahmundry, A.P6587 Points
    Scaloni had no previous coaching experience. But they interviewed him and bought into his idea of football.
    Now back to back Copa and WC championship. He showcased a different style that Argentina can play and win in this tournament. 

    And then we have AIFF which is not looking inwards and thinks some coach with 10-15 years national team experience can come and fix us.
    bro, I know 10-15 exp guy can't fix us completely... but , its funny now we are comparing India with Argentina. 

    Since I'm a sportsperson & analyst, with my knowledge, I can also lead teams like Argentina , France & Spain and win titles & championships.
  • giridharangiridharan Washington D.C3811 Points
    Nagendra said:
    Scaloni had no previous coaching experience. But they interviewed him and bought into his idea of football.
    Now back to back Copa and WC championship. He showcased a different style that Argentina can play and win in this tournament. 

    And then we have AIFF which is not looking inwards and thinks some coach with 10-15 years national team experience can come and fix us.
    bro, I know 10-15 exp guy can't fix us completely... but , its funny now we are comparing India with Argentina. 

    Since I'm a sportsperson & analyst, with my knowledge, I can also lead teams like Argentina , France & Spain and win titles & championships.
    I think you are severely underestimating it bro. I am not here to question your knowledge. Hear me out, Scaloni though had not experienced senior team coaching he was still a youth coach. They saw potential in him. A clear example was Xabi Alonso, they saw potential in him from his youth coaching they just gave him the opportunity to coach a senior team.

    You and I can analyze, but we should coach somewhere and show our potential right? And my point is there is a lot of people who might not have experience as a 10 year coach but still 100 times better than them based on their potential. I think we are talking two different things. Agree to disagree.
    Nagendraindian_gooner
  • thebeautifulgamethebeautifulgame Durgapur,India29832 Points
    @munna219777: Glad to see you back in IFN. I have seen that you have been a little on and off in recent times. We have been missing your insights and your acumen as an Admin. As it is, many of our IFN veterans are no longer active on the forum...I understand that  you have professional commitments also but it would be good if you could take some time out and visit the forum a bit more regularly and engage in its activities. It is a personal request! 

    Thank you!
    goalkeeparNagendraindian_gooner
  • goalkeepargoalkeepar Turkish occupied Cyprus29347 Points
    There is nothing left in indian football to come back
    giridharan
  • Deb_BanDeb_Ban 9995 Points
    Yea, but genetically modified Indian players would soon be coming from a hidden Goa lab. Until then ...
    indian_goonergoalkeeparthebeautifulgame
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