ISL 2017/18: Kerala Blasters coach David James roots for Gokulam Kerala FC in Mohun Bagan match from the stands
Which is India's best league? Which should be India's top flight league? The debate on the topic, ISL or I-League, goes on between the fans. So what? Who needs the permission to watch the beautiful game, no matter whether it is the cash-rich ISL or I-League?
Kerala Blasters played at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharathi Krirangan, also known as the Salt Lake Stadium, in their recent clash against traditional foes, ATK. Despite the result being a draw, which harnessed Kerala Blasters' chances of qualifying for the playoffs to some extent, the team is still in the capital city of West Bengal.
Kerala Blasters are slated to take North East United FC in their next clash, on 17th February, and the players are currently enjoying their off days. David James, Kerala Blasters' coach, posted on Instagram a view from VYBK, with caption "Back to Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata, to watch @gokulam_kerala_fc take on @mohunbaganac in the @ileagueofficia"
James' gesture is heartwarming, since watching an I-League game from the stadium is like appreciating the national league of the country. In addition to this, it should be taken to account that Gokulam Kerala's coach, Bino George had referred David James as not even a real coach.
He even gave the fans with updates through his twitter handle,
David James needs to prepare his team brilliantly for their games against Northeast United FC, Chennaiyin FC, and Bengaluru FC. Even a win in all three of the remainder of their fixtures will not assure the Southern outfit a qualification.
With ISL reaching the end of its group stages, it remains a dead heat affair for the teams to qualify. Even though a spot in the top-four has already become an impractical idea for some teams, all the 10 participants can still mathematically make the cut into the top six, who'll participate in the first-ever Super Cup.