The Indian Super League gets underway on Friday and already, the excitement is building up to a crescendo. Heading into its fourth season, there are as many as 10 teams are teams vying for the title, after two new ones were added in this edition.
One of the top contenders for the crown are the Kerala Blasters and what makes them a formidable opponent to face is their passionate set of fans, who have left their mark in the previous seasons. They have always come out in full force behind their team and are known for the vigour they show in the stands.
In a recently released video by the Kerala Blasters Manjappada fan group, fans from the club can be seen practising their chants ahead of the new season, which includes one for their icon player Dimitar Berbatov. Their passion and love for the game among the fans are clearly evident in the clip and one can be certain that the fans will raise the roof once the matches get underway.
The Blasters have been up and down in the three seasons of the ISL but have never won the title. They reached two finals in Season 1 and 3, going down to ATK on both occasions and in Season 2, they finished on the bottom of the league standings.
The two-time finalists are very popular back home and their matches usually see full houses every single time. They are the only team in the league that have averaged an attendance of more than 50,000.