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ISL 2017/18, Match 72: NorthEast United FC vs Delhi Dynamos, 5 Talking Points

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815   //    14 Feb 2018, 23:11 IST

Kalu Uche scored a sublime header in the 87th minute to give Delhi Dynamos a crucial win over NorthEast United FC in Wednesday's bottom of the table ISL clash.

In doing so, the capital side handed the Highlanders their 11th loss of the campaign. Delhi, on the other hand, registered only their third win of the season. Here are the major talking points from tonight's encounter.

#1 Empty stadium continues to haunt NEUFC

NorthEast United FC keep failing to draw crowds to the stadium. (Photo: ISL)
NorthEast United FC keep failing to draw crowds to the stadium. (Photo: ISL)

Not for the first time this season, players from NorthEast United played in front of a nearly stadium on Wednesday. One has to wonder, is this down to the team's poor form or the lack of genuine fans?

Case in point being other teams from the same geographical area like Neroca and Aizawl have consistently managed to attract a healthy number of spectators to their respective grounds.

The eerie and awkward silence at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati made way for the rare semi-loud chants from the limited crowd from time to time. NorthEast has a football culture and there is no doubt about that. Why is the club struggling to fill up the stadiums? Only the management can answer this simple question.

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