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Calcutta Derby
Football  /  Published 03.08.20

East Bengal: a century of triumph and dare

The club’s vice-president, Suresh Chandra Chaudhuri, wanted Bose in but didn’t have his way. He left the club and later, along with some others, formed East Bengal on August 1, 1920. The n...
By Ananda Kamal Sen in

Sports  /  Published 20.03.20

The PK tonic: Honey in lukewarm water

The year was 1972 and East Bengal were on course to win their third consecutive Calcutta Football League title. I was a photojournalist who had learnt the tricks of the trade in the entertainment indu...
By Santosh Ghosh in

India  /  Published 29.02.20

Rough Riders

A crisp winter afternoon at the Royal Calcutta Turf Club (RCTC). It is the first day of the year and also Derby day. The place is brimming with men and women — children are not allowed. Tweed jacket...
By Manasi Shah in

Sports  /  Published 20.01.20

Bangal the Great, fans punch ‘Bangladeshi’ taunts

East Bengal Ultras, the fan group which unfurled three anti-CAA banners during Sunday’s I-League Derby clash against Mohun Bagan, on Monday said they had conceptualised their campaign during the Ass...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 19.01.20

Goenka, tifos & Derby madness

ATK principal owner Sanjiv Goenka’s presence at the VVIP box, a political statement by the East Bengal fans and some breathtaking football. The penultimate I-League Derby had everything you could as...
By Arindam Bandyopadhyay in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 19.01.20

Bagan stamp superiority

ATK principal owner Sanjiv Goenka got a first-hand experience of Bengal’s most enduring and enthralling battle, at the Salt Lake Stadium on Sunday.He watched from the VVIP Box as the team, which wou...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 18.01.20

Fran seeks full points

The top scorer of the on going I-League, Mohun Bagan midfielder Fran Gonzalez, has set a simple target for the Derby against East Bengal on Sunday. “We have to continue good work till the final whis...
By Arindam Bandyopadhyay in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 18.01.20

Derby in shadow of takeover

This is the end, beautiful friend — you cannot miss the “it’s time to say goodbye” mood that surrounds Sunday’s I-League Derby between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal.With Mohun Bagan deciding t...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 20.12.19

Derby now slated for January 19

The rescheduled I-League Derby between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal will be played at the Salt Lake Stadium on January 19.According to sources, East Bengal, who are hosting Gokulam Kerala FC on January...
By A Staff reporter in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 18.12.19

Derby put off over stadium security

The I-League Derby between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, scheduled on Sunday at the Salt Lake Stadium, has been postponed to a later date after police called for a reduction in the number of saleable t...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta


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