Exclusive 16 // 17 Oct 2018, 14:06 IST SHARE Rino Anto is one of the most prolific senior players in the Indian footballing circuit currently. Having represented stellar clubs such as Mohun Bagan, Kerela Blasters, Atletico de Kolkata (now ATK) and Bengaluru FC, he has surely attained a significant amount of experience throughout the course of his career.Anto has won two I-League titles with Bengaluru in the 2013/14 and 2015/16 seasons respectively. He even won the Federation Cup twice in the last four years.Thus, after a trophy-laden last four seasons, Anto returned to Bengaluru this season after a spell with Kerela Blasters. Here, in an exclusive chat, Anto answers various questions directed at him:Q: Firstly, how does it feel to return back to Bengaluru FC this season?It feels great to be back at Bengaluru FC. It’s a club where I made a lot of memories in my first stint and to be back among these players and training with the squad is … [Read more...] about “It really is any footballer’s dream to be a part of Bengaluru FC,” says Rino Anto
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Full time scores in the EFL Championship. Birmingham City 2 - 2 Norwich City Brentford 5 - 1 Rotherham United Bristol City 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest Ipswich Town 2 - 2 Blackburn Rovers Millwall 2 - 2 Middlesbrough Preston North End 1 - 0 Queens Park Rangers West Bromwich Albion 1 -2 Bolton Wanderers Wigan Athletic 3 - 2 Sheffield Wednesday West Brom fall to late Bolton winner on first game back in Championship By Steve Madeley A trio of debutants made an instant impression at The Hawthorns but, while Bolton Wanderers put a summer players’ strike behind them with a memorable victory, West Bromwich Albion got a brutal crash course on the realities of the Championship. Harvey Barnes lit up a sold-out stadium with a special goal to mark his first Albion appearance but his afternoon was ruined by Josh Magennis and Yanic Wildschut, who gave Phil Parkinson’s men a dramatic late victory less than a month after their players briefly downed tools. … [Read more...] about Championship match reports: West Brom stunned at home, Swansea leave it late and Middlesbrough held
Far away from the riches and glamour of the English Premier League is a world of rivalry, plastic pitches, dead squirrels being dropped from the sky by seagulls and - honestly - some genuinely entertaining football. The Scottish Premiership is gaining something of a cult following up in its native land and with the Hollywood addition of Steven Gerrard as Rangers manager, has grabbed some attention from far reaching corners. Even... England. Brendan Rodgers' Celtic should dominate all before them but the league isn't as predictable as all that. There are three (and maybe four) teams competing for second place with everybody else capable of finishing as high as third or as low as relegated. This league is consistently unpredictable - but always fun. So, can anyone really battle Celtic to the end? Will Stevie G work some magic at Ibrox? Will Aberdeen continue their tradition of failing to turn up in the big games? It's the SPFL! What a place. Aberdeen Ex-West Brom captain Derek … [Read more...] about SPFL preview: Steven Gerrard’s new-look Rangers, resurgent Aberdeen and ambitious Hibs – is it Celtic’s to lose?
The football is nearly back. Thank the heavens, praise the many gods - those four or five days really dragged on. But now it's time for Premier League action and - sooner than usual - the end of the transfer window. Clubs only have until the 9th of August to get all their business done this season and rather a few are a little short of where they'd like to be. The top six is a mini-league of its own in the money-rich world of England's elite but who's used that wealth to recruit well? Which clubs have made big changes? Of that top six, who looks best ahead of the new season? Arsenal What they needed to address Lack of bite, determination and defensive discipline. Proven winners. Players who fit into Arsenal’s (now) traditional football aesthetic but who are a little different from what’s already available. What they've signed Matteo Guendouzi A high-potential, deep-lying playmaker. French. Sounds… a little familiar.... Bernd Leno Top quality … [Read more...] about How are the top six Premier League clubs shaping up ahead of the new season?
0 Have your say Sheffield Wednesday must tread carefully in the transfer market this summer to ensure they comply with Financial Fair Play regulations. Defender Jack Hunt has left and other player exits are more likely than new signings as the Owls curb their outlay after three seasons of heavy spending on recruitment. But what exactly are the rules and how do they affect what owner Dejphon Chansiri does before the new Championship season kicks off in August? The UEFA Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulationsThey were introduced in 2011 to prevent professional football clubs getting into financial trouble by spending much more than they earn in the pursuit of success. Action can be taken against clubs who exceed their limitation.How is it worked out?A club’s outgoings (transfers, wages etcetera) are weighed up against income (gate receipts, TV revenue, advertising, merchandising, player sales etc). Many clubs use a procedure called ‘amortisation’ to … [Read more...] about Sheffield Wednesday: A simple guide to Financial Fair Play and what it means for the Owls