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Trevor James Morgan (Born 30 September 1956 in England) named new coach of
Kolkata Giant football team East Bengal. Today in a press meet East Bengal President
Dr. Pranab Dasgupta announced it in presence of Secretary Mr. Kalya Majumder and
Asst.Secretary Dr. Santi Ranjan Dasgupta and other high officials.
Trevor James Morgan is a former professional footballer who was the Development Coach at Hull City of England.
Morgan played as a centre-forward. He signed his first professional contract in 1980 with A.F.C. Bournemouth, and went on to make over 400 appearances for a variety of clubs in the lower leagues of English football scored about 200 goals.
Morgan's first coaching role was as assistant to Terry Cooper at Birmingham City. He had previously been signed by Cooper four times as a player. He followed Cooper to Exeter, but left when the club went into administration. His next job was in Australia, as a coach at Perth club Sorrento.
During this time, he took Australian citizenship. After four years, he moved to Singapore as manager of Sengkang Punggol FC. He returned to Sorrento before being offered the role of Development Coach at Hull City by former Bolton Wanderers colleague Phil Brown.
Morgan is a West Ham supporter, having been born within five minutes of Upton Park. He has three grown-up children, who still live in Australia.
TEAM LISTS OF EAST BENGAL
GOALKEEPERS : Abhra Mondal , Sandip Nandy (Chirag United), Naseem Akhtar (Mohammedan S.C), Jayanta Pal (U-19).
DEFENDERS: Mehrajuddin Wadoo , Nirmal Chhetri , Ravinder Singh (Air India) , Soumik Dey, Rajib Ghosh (Mohammedan S.C), Uga Okpara (Foreigner), Sunil Thakur (JCT), Gurvinder Singh , Sukomal Santra (Cal Port Trust) , Saikat Saha Roy , Harmanjyot Singh Khabra , Naoba Singh ( Churchill Brothers)
MIDFIELDERS: Bekokhei Singh, Lalchuama (Mohammedan S.C) , Mahtab Hossain, Alvito D'cunha, Rahim Nabi, Baljit Singh Saini (JCT), Penn Orji (JCT -Foreigner), Malswama Kima, Anees Kutty(Mhindra United), R. Vasum (Churchill Brothers), Sanju Pradhan, Susant Mathew (Mahindra United) .
FORWARDS: Ekene Ekenwa (Salgaocar - Foreigner), Sushil Kumar Singh (Mahindra United), Budhiram Tudu. Bikas Narzinary (Eastern Railway), Robin Singh (TFA), Baichung Bhutia.
U-19 :Gurpreet Singh (GK), Raju Gaikoad (DF-TFA), Milan Singh (MF-TFA), Subodh Kumar (MF-TFA), Abhishek Das (DF-TFA),
Football Mania embraced the people of Bengal again after the soccer World cup fever with Mahua Bangla announcing the launch of THE MATCH - the largest ever Football Reality Show on Indian Television at a press conference today at Stadel, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata. The Show is made by reality show wizards Endemol India Private Ltd.
48 football talents have been selected from all over the state. The show aims at searching for 11 unfulfilled football talents from 48 talents in the age group of 16-19 years from across India and trains them to play one single match under the guidance of famed Indian and International football legends Romario and Branco from Brazil and Subhash Bhowmick from India. This challenger team will play a 90 minutes match at Salt Lake Stadium against Mohun Bagan on 1st August. Famous Indian Footballer Dipendu Biswas will be captain of Challenger team in place of Baichung Bhutia who is now in Portugal camp of Indian team.
Addressing to the Media men in the press meet by "NAMASKAR - (Which means Welcome in Bengali language ) I love Kolkata" , Branco told about the recent performance of Brazil in world cup , Dunga is very close friend of him. But he don't know the cause of Ronaldinho's absence from the Squad.
He said if he was manager of the side, he would have picked up AC Milan striker and Sao Paulo's Gancho, Hernanes and Adriano in the squad. He also told that, four years back he was in the selection meeting with Brazilian Football Confederation president Ricardo Teixeira appointing Dunga as the team coach. Regarding Indian football Branco told Indian football need physical education and government support to improve it's football quality.
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France striker Thierry Henry announced his retirement from international soccer
. A World Cup and European championship winner, Henry confirmed his expected
retirement from international football as well as European club soccer and announced
his move to USA Major League Soccer side the New York Red Bulls in a press
conference at the Red Bull after explaining the reasons behind his decision.
Henry will be remembered as one of France's most accomplished strikers who enjoyed success at both club and international level. The 32-year-old made 123 appearances for Les Bleus and socred a record 51 goals.
Henry surpassed France Legendary Footballer Michel Platini's record of 41 international goals when scoring twice in a 2-0 win over Lithuania during the Euro 2008 qualifying campaign. His final match was as a substitute at the World Cup in South Africa last month which 2-1 defeat confirmed France's exit at the group stages.
A naturally gifted player, Henry was signed by French first division club Monaco as a 13-year-old in 1991 and made his first team debut at the beginning of the 1994/95 season under then-manager Arsene Wenger. Henry helped Monaco win the French championship in 1997 and was rewarded with his first international cap at the start of the following season.
He played in six of France's seven games in their 1998 World Cup victory on home soil,scoring three first-round goals, but, Henry spent eight seasons with Arsenal, winning two Premier League titles and three FA Cups while scoring more goals than any other player who wore the celebrated Gunners shirt.
Henry also named the Football Writers' Player of the Year on three occasions, before leaving Britain in 2007 to join Barcelona, where he enjoyed even more prosperity as he won Spanish, European and World Club titles.
After winning the World Cup in 1998, he added a European championship two years later but endured a lot of disappointment throughout the rest of his international career. At the 2002 World Cup, France, as defending champions, failed to score a single goal and were eliminated in the opening round. Four years later, in Germany, they lost the final to Italy on penalties. Henry was at the centre of a bitter controversy when a double-handball was not called for the goal that saw France qualify ahead of Ireland for this year's World Cup in South Africa.
England Soccer Star Emile Heskey has announced his retirement from international football after winning 62 caps and scoring seven goals for England.
Heskey announced his decision after a disappointing performance of his tem England in South Africa World Cup as his side defeated 1-4 to Germany in the second round, where Heskey making an appearance as a 71st-minute substitute .
The Aston Villa striker appeared at the European Championships in 2000 and 2004 and also played in the 2002 Japan-Korea World Cup where England was eliminated by Brazil in the quarter-finals
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64th Santosh Trophy - the AIFF organised National State Level Sr. Football Tournament of India kicked off today.
Three inaugural matches of the preliminary round were held respectively in Barasat
Stadium , Kharda Stadium and Howrah Stadium.
Eminent Football personality of Bengal Mr. Sushil Sinha flagged off the event by flying coloured balloons, followed by a march past by the military bagpiper band.
At Barasat Stadium Andhra Pradesh beat Tripura 2-1. Andhra scored first and Tripura equalised just before the end of first half. In the 2nd half Andhra scored another and won the match. Andhra boys missed few eaxy chances to score.
In another match at Khardah Stadium Karnataka won by a solitary goal scored by Don Bosco and earned full points. Both teams got few chances to score.
In Howrah stadium Maharashtra trouned Chandigarh ( who won this year u-19 National) 4-0. Surojit Bose of Maharashtra scored double and other goals scored by Alex Ambrose and Robin De Suza.
Sikkim Football Association (SFA) is sending 20 members senior boys football team on 18th July 2010 to
participate in the 64th Senior National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy 2010 to be held at Kolkata
from 15th July 2010 to 08th Aug 2010.
In the qualifying round, Sikkim has been slated in cluster VI alongwith Haryana and Chhattisgarh. While Sikkim will play their first match on 21st July 2010 against Haryana, their second match is against Chhattisgarh on 23rd July 2010. The matches will be played at Kolkata, West Bengal.
Coaching camp for the championship was conducted at the Paljor Stadium, Gangtok. A select committee constituted by SFA alongwith the Chief Coach Shri Thupden Rapgyal, Asstt. Coach Mr. Arjun Rai and Shri Dorjee Tamang as Manager. were given the task to shortlist these 20 players out of 30 players drawn from Sikkim and other clubs of the country where our boys are playing at present.
While releasing the final list of players to the media at Paljor Stadium, Gangtok today, Shri Menla Ethenpa, General Secretary, SFA said that as per the new norms players shortlisted for the National Team like Bhaichung Bhutia, can not be called to play for his state as he is doing national duty.
However, he has conveyed best of luck to the team from Portugal, where he is undergoing coaching camp at present alongwith other senior Indian team mates. Shri Ethenpa further said that this time SFA has given emphasis to the young players that is why, this time most of the players are of age group of U-20. SFA has managed to rope-in quite a good number of other Sikkimese players who are playing football in other reputed clubs of the country.
SIKKIM SANTOSH TROPHY TEAM
Sanju Pradhan (Capt- East Bengal), Bikash Jairu (VC-ONGC, Mumbai),Nirmal Chhetri (East Bengal), Sanjay Chhetri, (Lanshing FC, Shillong), Surjay Pariyar (GK-Arhima FC, Shillong), Bijendra Rai (Nakuarat FC, Shillong), Bir Bahadur Pradhan (SKM Police), Karma Lhendup Lepcha (SKM Police), Kunzang Lachungpa (GK-SAI, Namchi), Ibrahim Lepcha (SKM Police), Sagar Rai (AMITY, Haryana), Don Tshering Lepcha (AMITY, Delhi), Robin Gurung (ONGC, Mumbai), Sonam Zangpo Bhutia (SAI, Namchi), Ong Tsh. Lepcha (AMITY, Delhi), Laxuman Subba (Md. Sporting AC, Kolkata), Engphuhang Subba (AMITY, Haryana), Rupesh Diyali(SKM Police), Nim Tsh. Lepcha (HAL, Bangalore), Palman Rai (SAI, Namchi)
Mr.Thupden Rapgyal- Chief Coach, Mr. Arjun Rai, Asstt. Coach, Mr. Dorjee Tamang, Manager
All Airlines Gold Cup Football will be held in Burnpur from 17th-24th August.
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UPTO DATE Winners of the TOURNAMENT