Federation Cup Preview: Pailan Arrows vs Shillong Lajong FC - Can Papas outfox Bulpin in this crucial tie?
Arthur Papas' side hope to get one over a high flying Shillong Lajong side in what will be a crucial game for the two teams...
By Srinivasan Mohan
Arthur Papas' Pailan Arrows will have grown in confidence after their battling performance against Mumbai FC where they came back from being a goal down twice to level the game in pathetic pitch conditions. Papas made no secret of his displeasure regarding the state of the Keenan stadium pitch.
|Arthur Papas will be up against a veteran coach in Desmond Bulpin|
The Australian will have to put that game behind him now when he faces a Shillong Lajong side who are high on confidence after impressing during a win over bottom placed Mumbai FC and a loss to Dempo. Pailan Arrows need a win and would have to hope for Dempo to lose or draw their match against Mumbai FC for them to have any hopes of making it into the semi-finals.
Shillong Lajong coach Desmond Bulpin has converted a ragtag Shillong Lajong side into an impressive attacking unit since the Scot took charge. They were deservedly victorious over Mumbai FC in their opening match and were unfortunate to go down against Dempo.
|Desmond Bulpin will be aiming for victory against Pailan Arrows|
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Shillong Lajong coach Desmond Bulpin was the man responsible for nurturing English talents like Peter Crouch, Daniel Dichio, Dougie Freedman, Kevin Gallen, Ledley King, Marcus Stewart, Steven Yates and many more.
- The word Lajong in Shillong Lajong means "Our Own" in the Khasi language.
- Three players from Shillong Lajong FC - Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Lalramluaha and Lalthuammawia Ralte - had visited Europe to get specialised training at Danish first division club FC Vestsjælland,
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Top 3 Predictions
Pailan Arrows F.C. 1-2 Shillong Lajong FC
- 33.33 %
Pailan Arrows F.C. 0-3 Shillong Lajong FC
- 22.22 %
Pailan Arrows F.C. 2-1 Shillong Lajong FC
- 11.11 %
|I-League (I-L)||20-Jan-2013||Pailan Arrows F.C. 1 - Shillong Lajong FC 0|
|I-League (I-L)||28-Nov-2012||Shillong Lajong FC 3 - Pailan Arrows F.C. 1|
|India - Federation Cup (INDF)||23-Sep-2012||Pailan Arrows F.C. 2 - Shillong Lajong FC 1|
|I-League (I-L)||05-Feb-2012||Pailan Arrows F.C. 0 - Shillong Lajong FC 2|
|I-League (I-L)||19-Nov-2011||Shillong Lajong FC 1 - Pailan Arrows F.C. 0|
|Pailan Arrows F.C.|
|11-May-2013||Pune FC 2 - Pailan Arrows F.C. 0||I-L|
|28-Apr-2013||Mohun Bagan A.C. 2 - Pailan Arrows F.C. 0||I-L|
|20-Apr-2013||Pailan Arrows F.C. 1 - Salgaocar F.C. 2||I-L|
|12-Apr-2013||United Sports Club 4 - Pailan Arrows F.C. 1||I-L|
|06-Apr-2013||Dempo SC 0 - Pailan Arrows F.C. 2||I-L|
|20||Yumnam Chingkhei Meiti||Defender|
|8||Ongnam Milan Singh||Midfielder|
|17||Khangembam Jibon Singh||Midfielder|