A week is not usually a long measurement of time and seems to pass by so quickly. This week was certainly different and was the most evident in the ISL, with so much happening we decided to put it in one quick piece for you all to get your news rush.
Reigning ISL Champions ATK started the week by parting company with Teddy Sheringham. Simple enough right? Apparently not with no announcement being made by the club, apart from the fact that interim head-coach Ashley Westwood would take charge of their game against Chennaiyin, a game they went on to lose 2-1.
A single positive that could come from the game was debutant Martin Paterson scoring to give them the lead in a game that could of gone either way. The result left Westwood’s men stuck firmly in 8th place and needing a turn in fortunes to reach the play-offs and quick.
Signed and Replaced
Mark Sifneos and Kerala Blasters cut ties in the week leaving Sifneos a free agent. The Dutchman was quickly snapped up by FC Goa. Goa now add Sifneos to a front three which already includes the free scoring duo of Lanzarote and Corominas. The three have a combined 20 goals this ISL campaign.
The Blasters moved quick to replace their man and give some help to Iain Hume. Kerala secured a loan deal for Icelandic striker, Gudjon Baldvinsson. Signing for the rest of the season, Baldvinsson becomes the first player from Iceland to feature in the league and comes with Europa League experience.
Committing to Contracts
Sticking with Goa and this week has been their week to send out a signal of intent. A new attacking signing was joined with two new contract renewals. Ali Mohammad and Brandon Fernandes both signed deals till 2020, giving them two more seasons at the franchise.
The deal is great news for Goa and Fernandes in particular, Fernandes along with Manuel Lanzarote has the highest assists in the league both with four.
We thought giving you the news in a shorter format might give you, the readers an easier time as you can get your news fix quickly and not feel obliged to read pages upon pages of news.
(News correct as of Friday 2:00pm)
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