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Re: Indian Junior football

Post by jayakris » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:08 pm

I guess I will this thread back up. Have not had a lot of discussion here but we had a lot of discussion in the u17 world cup page about upcoming junior players. Let us use this thread from now on.

AIFF kept the u17 world cup team together as Indian Arrows in the I-League, with a few guys from the u19 team also thrown in. AIFF had Indian arrows in 2010-13 also (known as Pailan Arrows then, sponsored by the Pailan Group) with our u23 players, but they had a disastrous time in the I-League then and were disbanded. The Arrows are resurrected now. Luis Norton de Matos is the coach. Here is the Team:

GOALKEEPERS: Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, Sunny Dhaliwal, Prabhsukhan Singh Gill.
DEFENDERS: Deepak Tangri, Ashish Rai, Boris Singh Thangjam, Sanjeev Stalin, Anwar Ali, Jitendra Singh, Naorem Roshan Singh, Sumit Rathi, Narender.
MIDFIELDERS: Abhishek Halder, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Rahul KP, Khumanthem Ninthoinganba Meetei, Nongdamba Naorem, Jeakson Singh Thounaojam, Namgyal Bhutia, Lalengmawia, Abhijit Sarkar.
FORWARDS: Edmund Lalrindika, Aniket Anil Jadhav, Rahim Ali.

The one who impressed everybody in our first match at the u17 WC, Komal Thatal, whom Norton didn't pay in the next two games, is not selected to the team. It is still a bit of a mystery why he was not played again, and why he is being left out of this team. His small size is what is rumored to be a reason. Meanwhile. he is supposed to be getting interest from European clubs etc, and also ISL...

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Re: Indian Junior football

Post by jayakris » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:17 pm

Guess what? These new Arrows seem to be sharp! Our kids started the I-League season in style, beating Chennai City FC today, 3-0 !!! Aniket Jhadav scored both the goals (assisted by KP Rahul and Lalrindika) and he assisted Boris on the third goal near the end of the game, to get the Rs 25K man of the match award. Dheeraj was his usual self under the goal too. I suppose these u17 kids are quite good!!! (https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/spo ... 852430.cms)

Meanwhile, Dheeraj has got a trial offer from Blackburn Rovers (India's U-17 goalkeeper receives offer from English club) ... I didn't know that Blackburn had fallen to 3rd division now. He has a trial offer from Motherwell FC of the Scottish league also.

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Re: Indian Junior football

Post by Prashant » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:53 pm

I would normally be thrilled with an offer from Blackburn or Motherwell, but given his age, it is vital that he goes somewhere he will PLAY, regularly. Go where there is a strong U18 and U21 and he us likely to get time with them.

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Re: Indian Junior football

Post by Sin Hombre » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:00 am

Agreed, goalkeepers need to play a lot at this age.

Arrows seem to be a good initiative as long as the coaches are of standard.

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Re: Indian Junior football

Post by jayakris » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:48 am

Kerala Blasters of ISL were reportedly interested in Komal Thatal as of two days ago, but it seems they dropped the interest now, as they feel they cannot fit him into their starting side yet. I am not too disappointed, as Komal needs to play, and sitting on the bench with the talent-rich Kerala Blasters is not a good idea. It may be same with other clubs too, but FC Pune and Atletico de Kolkata and Pune City are still interested and Komal may pick one of those instead of the offers he has from UK and Turkey lower division clubs.

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Re: Indian Junior football

Post by jayakris » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:05 pm

The Kerala Blasters signed contracts with 4 of the recent u19 players - Suraj Rawat, Hrishidhath, Deependra Negi and Mohamad Rakip. (article)

I didn't know that Deependra Negi has been with CF Reus Deportiva of the Spanish 2nd division for over a year. Here is a video they made in Spain of the training he was undergoing.

It is great to see ISL clubs signing our top juniors. More ISL teams need to do what the Blasters are doing with their future plans, says the article above.

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Re: Indian Junior football

Post by jayakris » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:53 pm

Komal Thatal to sign with ATK. http://www.goal.com/en-au/news/isl-2017 ... a9l7no3nge

I wish he had played in the I-League where he would've got to play a lot more. Hope he won't be riding the bench all the time at Kolkata in the ISL

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