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.