'Win in India with India' launched
Now you know why AIFF was not worrying too much about spending some $100K on this visit. Sometimes you have to throw money to catch more money ...On the final day of his visit to India, FIFA President. Joseph S. Blatter, hinted that India could gain another grant of $400,000 for the third `FIFA Goal Project' it was entitled to
You know, despite allthe criticisms we have heaped on Dasmunshi, I am beginning to think that the man is seriously into it. Basically he seems like a man who has "had it" with all the blame he has been taking, and really does want to do something. You know what, I have great respect for politicians' abilities to get things done if they truly want to get it done. He just might get it done ..The AIFF President, Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, in the opening remarks announced that the federation would install 100 Centres of Excellence across the country to scout for talent. "We would spot the talent and the bring them to the regional centers and nurture them," said Mr. Dasmunsi.
By the way, I have also been reading quite a few comments where people have beens saying that Dasmunshi may not be as much at fault, as a lot of state unit politicians who have been creating roadblocks to anything that AIFF has tried to do .... perhaps there is some truth to that too .. Anyway, I don't care who gets the blame for the pathetic mess we are in now, if somebody or other gets us slowly out of it.
Here is the blame-game article from Jaydeep Basu though (but what he says seems accurate too!) - Football suffers as officials keep passing the buck - With India’s ranking falling fast, Fifa chief Blatter’s blast couldn’t have been better timed.
Like he says, Dasmunshi has to take the blame for not building the right team to get the job done in 19 years. Hope he understands that and will do something about it. Get guys like Arunava and Chris into the team, I say!