420 Grams commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of East Bengal with a three part series featuring its history. In part 1, historian Gautam Roy joins the panel to present the early days of the club — from 1920 to 1947.Read More »
420 Grams S02E45: How Will Foreign Player Rule and Other Changes Impact India’s National Football Teams?
Joining the 420 grams crew on the show is former AIFF national team director, Delhi Dynamos and East Bengal FC advisor Tathagatha Mukherjee. They talk about various aspects of the foreign player rule and a ground-up vs. top-down approach to developing the sport. This episode was aired live on Facebook …Read More »
Minerva Academy owner and one of Indian football’s loudest voices, Ranjit Bajaj, joined 420 grams for a live interview on July 13, 2020. In this chunk of the interview, Bajaj tells us why he decided to approach Quess and table a bid for their share of East Bengal FC. We …Read More »
ATK Mohun Bagan – Jaydeep Basu, Siddhanth Aney and Arjun Pandit talk about why this matters to everyone with an interest in football and India. This show was streamed live on Facebook at 1900 on July 11, 2020 and is being reposted here for the friends of 420 grams on …Read More »
With no sport on the horizon, administrators seem to have all the time in the world to play politics. Over the past few weeks we have seen power struggles in the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), tussles between the BCCI and the ICC, doping violations and the derecognition of 54 National …Read More »
East Bengal and Mohun Bagan have given India’s football fans a great deal to talk about over the past 100 years. But all that history might amount to nothing if the boro match rivals don’t read the writing on the wall. Jaydeep Basu, who has covered the rivalry for 35 …Read More »
420 Grams S02E40: How Rescheduled 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers will impact Indian Football season?
India’s senior men’s football team will, theoretically, play Qatar on October 8 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. The next two FIFA World Cup qualifiers are to be played in Bangladesh on November 12 and at home against Afghanistan on November 17. India are pretty much out of the running …Read More »
In this episode, we talk to NewsClick Sports’ Leslie Xavier on the issues facing women’s football in India ahead of the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup.Read More »
Why did India’s best central defender decide to leave Kerala Blasters? What do the players and the club get out of the mutual termination? What might Jhingan do next? We clearly had a lot to say and tried to get through it all without making too much fun of the …Read More »
Michael Chopra is among the most recognised and accomplished footballers of Indian origin. Renedy Singh has captained India and played for the country for over a decade. On this episode of 420 grams, Arjun Pandit and Siddhanth Aney get their perspectives, both historical as well as what they think lies …Read More »