I-league 2012-13 General Discussion thread

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  • AdminAdmin 240 Points
    <p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: arial, verdana; font-size: 12px; "><h1 class="article-title" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 8px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: -2px; font-family: arial; font-size: 23.5px; ">AIFF wants ONGC to be based in Delhi</h1></p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: arial, verdana; font-size: 12px; ">If things go as per the All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) plans, then Mumbai’s ONGC may well be a New Delhi-based club next season.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: arial, verdana; font-size: 12px; ">ONGC, and United Sikkim FC (co-owned by Baichung Bhutia), were promoted to the top flight after their exploits in the I-League second division. However, since Mumbai is already represented by two clubs (Mumbai FC, Air India) in the I-League, the AIFF feels it would be sensible if ONGC were to shift base to the Capital.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: arial, verdana; font-size: 12px; ">“By doing so, we will have a new venue. The I-League is restricted to very few cities in India and there is no representation from Delhi. Since the ONGC is headquartered in New Delhi, we thought it would be a good idea to bring them here. Our aim is to make the league pan-India,” I-League CEO Sunando Dhar told <em style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">DNA </em>on Wednesday.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: arial, verdana; font-size: 12px; ">Last season, the AIFF-fielded Arrows were based in New Delhi. However, the team has shifted base to Kolkata.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: arial, verdana; font-size: 12px; ">Dhar informed that the AIFF will have to hold discussions with the Western India Football Association (WIFA). After all, ONGC are affiliated to the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) which, in turn, comes under WIFA’s jurisdiction.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: arial, verdana; font-size: 12px; ">To make New Delhi their new ‘home’, ONGC will either have to get affiliated to the Delhi District Football Association (DDFA) or obtain a special permission from the AIFF to let them play their ‘home’ matches in the Capital.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: arial, verdana; font-size: 12px; "><a href="http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_aiff-wants-ongc-to-be-based-in-delhi_1680752">http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_aiff-wants-ongc-to-be-based-in-delhi_1680752</a>;
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  • Admin wrote:
    <p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: arial, verdana; font-size: 12px; "><h1 class="article-title" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 8px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: -2px; font-family: arial; font-size: 23.5px; ">AIFF wants ONGC to be based in Delhi</h1></p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: arial, verdana; font-size: 12px; ">If things go as per the All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) plans, then Mumbai’s ONGC may well be a New Delhi-based club next season.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: arial, verdana; font-size: 12px; ">ONGC, and United Sikkim FC (co-owned by Baichung Bhutia), were promoted to the top flight after their exploits in the I-League second division. However, since Mumbai is already represented by two clubs (Mumbai FC, Air India) in the I-League, the AIFF feels it would be sensible if ONGC were to shift base to the Capital.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: arial, verdana; font-size: 12px; ">“By doing so, we will have a new venue. The I-League is restricted to very few cities in India and there is no representation from Delhi. Since the ONGC is headquartered in New Delhi, we thought it would be a good idea to bring them here. Our aim is to make the league pan-India,” I-League CEO Sunando Dhar told <em style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">DNA </em>on Wednesday.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: arial, verdana; font-size: 12px; ">Last season, the AIFF-fielded Arrows were based in New Delhi. However, the team has shifted base to Kolkata.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: arial, verdana; font-size: 12px; ">Dhar informed that the AIFF will have to hold discussions with the Western India Football Association (WIFA). After all, ONGC are affiliated to the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) which, in turn, comes under WIFA’s jurisdiction.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: arial, verdana; font-size: 12px; ">To make New Delhi their new ‘home’, ONGC will either have to get affiliated to the Delhi District Football Association (DDFA) or obtain a special permission from the AIFF to let them play their ‘home’ matches in the Capital.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: arial, verdana; font-size: 12px; "><a href="http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_aiff-wants-ongc-to-be-based-in-delhi_1680752">http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_aiff-wants-ongc-to-be-based-in-delhi_1680752</a>;
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    no interest in ONGC bt i will go 2 watch pune n USFC vs ONGC.
  • usaindiausaindia 1671 Points
    If we are getting franchises how many should AIFF givei say 4
    Chennai
    Kerala
    Hyderabad or banglore
    Punjabi or uttarpradessh
  • usaindia wrote:
    If we are getting franchises how many should AIFF givei say 4
    Chennai
    Kerala
    Hyderabad or banglore
    Punjabi or uttarpradessh

    <br><div><br></div><div>If we get franchises for next season make it 2. Nothing ever comes good with expansion if 2 things happen...</div><div><br></div><div>1) Over expansion (see North American Soccer League (1964-1984)</div><div><br></div><div>2) Expanding so quickly (see Major League Soccer (1996-2002) and A-League)</div>
  • namewtheldnamewtheld Kolkata5589 Points
    <h1 style="font-style: normal; ">I-League 2012-13 will have many new Indian faces</h1><div><i>This is a report compiled by me from different sources</i></div><div><i><br></i></div><div style="text-align: justify;">The rising cost of Indian and foreign players playing in India is making the Indian football clubs look to a new pool of players.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Many of the current I-league Clubs and those who have qualified recently are vocal about the sudden sky-high undeserving salary demands of the footballers. Top 20 Indian players start from  Rs 80 lakhs, 2nd rung are demanding upto 70 lakhs while even the third string players are demanding anywhere between 40-50 lakhs.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Clubs like ONGC, United Sikkim FC and Air India are finding it hard to hire 'star' players. So they have an alternate solution. The clubs are holding/going to hold camps in various regions of the country to scout new talents. This will not only be cost effective but also will bring new faces to increase the pool and thus rationalize the player salaries.</div><div><br></div><div>ONGC are keeping most of their squad that helped them qualify for the next I-league season with a slight hike in their salaries and promises of bonus. Depending on whether they will be based in Mumbai or Delhi, they will hire local talents from the respective city.</div><div><br></div><div>Air India has always depended on the unknown faces and each year they have managed to throw pleasant surprises. They will have a similar strategy for the next season.</div><div><br></div><div>United Sikkim FC are having a more ambitious program. They will travel through different cities in the country and hold selection camps there. The first one of them has already started in Kolkata with the help of East Bengal. The next camp will be held in Punjab as there are lot of budding players in that region who do not have a club owing to the closure of JCT. Their next destination would be Kerala and they are already in talks with local clubs to hire facilities.</div><div><br></div><div>The final phase of the selection trials will happen in USFC's hometown Gangtok where the players will be shortlisted for inclusion in the team roster.</div>
  • shankarshankar 2600 Points
    Is your last statement that final trails will be held at gangtok true??then it is good
  • trojantrojan 371 Points
    ongc should name themselves ongc delhi 
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