Archive for August, 2016

This week sees the start of the EFL (or more correctly the Checkatrade) Trophy fixtures. The Football League, in its wisdom, chose to restructure and rebrand from the 2016-17 season with the EFL Trophy being one of the outcomes of that exercise. The competition (formerly the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy) has a new ‘pilot’ format with […]


THE INDIAN TEAM AT THE 1948 OLYMPIC GAMES Football had enjoyed a somewhat long-lived presence in India, having been introduced by the British military in the nineteenth century, with a strong early presence in the colonial capital, Calcutta. The three classic domestic competitions the Durand Cup, the Rovers Cup and the IFA Shield date from […]