A trio of championship coaches don't think that Fizdale was given a fair shake in New York by Michael Kaskey-Blomain Dec 6, 2019 at 11:09 pm ET • 2 min read The New York Knicks fired head coach David Fizdale on Friday afternoon, and it didn't take long for coaches from around the NBA to weigh in on the move, show support for Fizdale, and suggest that the Knicks' issues lie elsewhere. "I don't know where the decision was made to fire Coach Fizdale, but if it came from the top, it's a case of mistaken identity," San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said of the firing. "He's a fine, talented young coach with a great pedigree, and it's ridiculous to think you're gonna bring a young guy in and after being there a minute and a half, you expect him to fix everything that's been wrong there for a long time. That's pretty unfair. So, it's the old analogy: he got thrown under the bus. He'll come out of it because he's a great coach."Fizdale was the … [Read more...] about Knicks fire David Fizdale: Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich, Eric Spoelstra show support for fired New York coach
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The All India Football Federation's League Committee also referred the matter of Minerva Punjab FC's boycott of their I-League game in Srinagar, owing to the Pulwama terror attack, to the AIFF's Executive Committee. I Don’t Think We Have Enough Points To Win The Title - Real Kashmir Coach Robertson The East Bengal-RKFC match was scheduled to take place on February 28 in the Jammu and Kashmir capital. The venue has been changed but the date of the clash remains unchanged. "... RKFC informed in writing that in view of the current uncertainty prevailing in Kashmir due to Article 35A, they want to play their forthcoming Hero I-League match against Quess East Bengal on February 28, 2019 in a neutral venue like New Delhi. Accordingly, the Committee decided to shift the match to Delhi," the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said in the statement. Article 35A provides special rights and privileges to permanent residents of the state, something which has triggered a fierce political … [Read more...] about I-League: Real Kashmir’s home game against East Bengal shifted to Delhi
I-League's packed stadiums Punjab lead the table with 32 points, one more than NEROCA FC. East Bengal and Mohun Bagan have 30 points each. Minerva still hold a slender chance of winning the I-league with a draw, given that other two outcomes in Kolkata and Kozhikode go accordingly. With just a day to go ✊🏽 We’re all geared up for the clash for the clash tomorrow at the fortress 🏟⚽️ #chaldephatte #MPFCvCB pic.twitter.com/yjpcpfoAeo — MINERVA PUNJAB FC (@Minerva_AFC) March 7, 2018 Minerva's match-fixing controversy Minerva Punjab are once again in the middle of a match-fixing controversy after their players reported an approach to team owner Ranjit Bajaj. This is the third time that Minerva Punjab players were approached to leak inside information about players in exchange for money. Bajaj earlier reported that Minerva Punjab were asked to throw away a crucial game against East Bengal in February. This time, Minerva Punjab accused East … [Read more...] about I-League 2018: Minerva Punjab close to winning title but NEROCA, East Bengal & Mohun Bagan in fray
Pune, February 23: FC Pune City and Delhi Dynamos FC have been on an upward trajectory of late and will be keen to maintain their unbeaten runs going when they clash in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Sunday. Pune have been the in-form team in the league and head into the clash on the back of a six-match unbeaten run. Pune in rampaging form After a disastrous start to the campaign, the Stallions have turned their fortunes around in remarkable style and now stand a chance to mathematically finish as high as fifth in the league. Former Hull City boss Phil Brown has overseen two victories and as many draws in his four games in charge with his counter-attacking style reaping dividends. "We do a lot of hard work, study the opposition, work out how they love to play, their strengths and weaknesses.” Brown’s plan to handle Delhi “We know one or two things that Delhi do well. We also know one or two things that Delhi … [Read more...] about ISL: FCPC vs DDFC: Preview, Timing, Live Streaming, Where to Watch: Pune, Delhi keen to keep form going
According to a report which appeared in goal.com website, a condition has been set that in order to serve from the state, they have to rename team as Odisha FC as per the state government's proposal. The two time ISL semi-finalist had been operating at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi since 2014, but this time they have more or less decided to shift their base mainly due to cut down financial losses.The Capital city saw empty stands, with a few regulars making to the home Stadium in New Delhi. The average attendance in the stand was mere 9,000 last year in a stadium which has a capacity of 60,000. The management did look for alternative veneus in the capital city itself to cut down costs. But after discussing with the Odisha government they have now reached an agreement to field their side in the Eastern zone. More DELHI DYNAMOS News ISL 2019-20: At 21, Vinit Rai mature enough to shoulder midfield burden for Odisha FC ISL 2019-20: Odisha FC Team preview: Strength, … [Read more...] about Delhi Dynamos to shift base from Delhi to Bhubaneswar?