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Goal lists down 10 unconventional remarks from the Indian football fraternity that caught the readers off guard.


"If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys"

- Eelco Schattorie dealt in idioms while describing the poor effort from his team against Salgaocar.



"Do you know who I am? I am Nathan Hall? Oh well!"

- Arthur Papas ran out of words after a journalist recognized him as Nathan Hall in the post-match press conference following a Pailan Arrows - United Sikkim clash.


"I'm disappointed with the fourth official. I think he wanted to do something interesting and maybe go home and tell his wife that he sent the coach off."

- Eelco Schattorie made sure everybody gets to know the official's hidden agenda.



"Bongy, bongy, bongy, bongy the bus came."

- Marcos Falopa described the bus journey from Kolkata to Kalyani in his usual style.


"AIFF has sold the league to Bengaluru FC."

- Iqbal Ahmed, Mohammedan Sporting's football secretary alleged that the newcomers are being favoured.


"It’s like a Santosh Trophy in a shorter version."

- Bhaichung Bhutia brought out an innovative simile to describe the IMG-Reliance tournament.


"India can be the number one football loving and watching nation in the world."

- The AIFF president Praful Patel highlighting what he thinks of the country's playing skills. Rank 154, right?


"It’s like slow death."

- Valanka Alemao opined what the proposed Indian Super League (ISL) would do to clubs like Churchill Brothers, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal.


"I also thank Roberto Carlos."

- Madan Mitra, the West Bengal sports minister had one his usual faux pas, as he referred to Carlos Alberto Torres as Roberto Carlos during the Coca-Cola World Cup Trophy Tour.



"I will not invite Karim to my birthday party."

- Pune FC coach Mike Snoei was precise about the invitees' list as he leaves Mohun Bagan coach Karim Bencherifa out of it.


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