ISL 2017: Weekend Review: 1 to 25

Indian Super League News

Four games have been played over the weekend in the ISL and all of them were decided by virtue of league position with the exception of NorthEast vs Chennaiyin in a game where NorthEast looked like a team reformed under Avram Grant’s stewardship. Normally, I’d do a weekend review of the games with a report of each match but I’ve had a little brainstorming session with me, myself and I and concluded that it’s time for a bit of a mix-up, everyone does match reports, let’s try and do something relatively unique. Introducing… 1-25, number-based stats surrounding the four games that have taken place over the weekend.

First of all, let’s get the results out the way… NorthEast United 3-1 Chennaiyin; Pune City 3-0 ATK; Jamshedpur 3-2 Delhi Dynamos; Kerala Blasters 1-2 FC Goa. As touched on, NorthEast’s win is definitely the pick of the bunch because it gave them a tiny glimmer of hope when it comes to them reaching the playoffs, although, they could’ve done without the other results going the way they did. Without further ado, let’s have a little look…

  • 1 – attempt that Trindade had on goal after coming off the bench. He got Jamshedpur’s 88th-minute winner against Delhi.
  • 2 – minutes it took Delhi to score their second after they scored their first. (Goals in the 20th and 22nd minute put Delhi 2-0 up).
  • 3 – Seminlen Doungel’s tally for NorthEast against Chennaiyin. Hat-trick.
  • 4 – offsides for Kerala Blasters. Watch the line.
  • 5 – crosses Nelson put into the box for Chennaiyin. Only two found their intended target.
  • 6 – shots off target for ATK. Wasteful.
  • 7 – minutes after kick off, Coro put FC Goa 1-0 up.
  • 8 – clearances by Gabriel Cichero of Delhi Dynamos. Sweeper.
  • 9 – shots from outside the box for FC Goa. Speculative.
  • 10 – goals for Coro this season. Poacher.
  • 11 – long passes attempted by ATK’s Conor Thomas. Less than half were successful.
  • 12 – shots had by Kerala Blasters, only scoring once.
  • 13 – fouls committed by Jamshedpur & Delhi. Dirty.
  • 14 – points this season so far for Kerala Blasters.
  • 15 – shirt number given to Marko Stankovic.
  • 16 – points for Jamshedpur. Progress.

  • 17 – passes made by Marcelinho.

  • 18 – passes made by Azuka (78% success rate).

  • 19 – total shots over ninety minutes for Pune City.

  • 20 – passes made by Henrique Sereno (87% success rate). Precise.

  • 21 – fouls committed by NorthEast United. Crunch.

  • 22 – minutes on the clock when Uche got his second for Delhi. Prolific.

  • 23 – passes made by Pritam Kotal.

  • 24 – minutes in between Jewel Raja Shaikh getting booked and Diego Carlos scoring.

  • 25minutes from Jamshedpur making it 1-2 to 2-2.

I originally planned this to be 1-100 but started struggling like hell around the twenty mark, so cut it to 25 to make it work, I debated 50 but I think the same hurdles would have kept arising, so 25 it is. 100 will work for the season, so we shall do it once the season is over.

Might do this alongside the normal match reports as opposed to one or the other, we’ll see. And yes, I am talking to myself.

All things considered, if I was a betting man and luckily I am, I’d be backing this feature to be a smash hit.

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Jake Flock
Football and writing are my two biggest passions, so seems right to combine the pair, don't you think?