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ISL: Mumbai City FC - 5 Takeaways from the 2014 season

FEATURED COLUMNIST
19 Dec 2014, 02:20 IST

#2 The players who disappointed

Syed Rahim Nabi spent more time on the sidelines than on the pitch

Syed Rahim Nabi – The India international was made captain of the Mumbai team before the tournament began and much was expected of him in terms of leadership as well his contribution on the field. His versatility meant he could play more than one position and in doing so, provide Mumbai with an edge over opponents.

Sadly, his season failed to take off even remotely thanks to injury, including one in the first half of the very first game of the tournament. He made just 8 appearances overall and failed to impact his team in any significant manner.

Fredrik Ljungberg – The marquee player of Mumbai City was another one whose campaign was wrecked thanks to injury. One might say that injuries are tough and cannot really be guarded against, but for a player of his stature, brought into the league with so much fanfare, it looked like he had come very much unprepared.

Also, his injuries did not come about as a result of any hard tackles; he came into the tournament unfit which saw him miss the first few games and when he did pull up injured, it was a hamstring strain. He made just four appearances.

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