Category: Russian Football

The Right Way Forward?

Posted by Andrew Baxter - October 24, 2013 - Champions League, Domestic News, European Football, Premier League, Russian Football
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After last night’s incident involving racial abuse directed at Manchester City’s Yaya Toure, are football’s governing bodies doing the right thing in terms of eliminating racial abuse and behaviour from the beautiful game? If such incident had happened in England, there would be mass uproar. Such racist incidents are now few and far between, thankfully, […]

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Russian Premier League – Matchday 5 Review

Posted by Football Russia Live - August 20, 2013 - European Football, Russian Football
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Matchday 5 got underway on Saturday in understated fashion with a 0-0 draw between Ural and Amkar in Yekaterinburg. Bulgarians Georgi Peev and Blagoy Georgiev both returned to the starting lineup after being demoted for a short period after a bust up with Amkar manager Stanislav Cherchesov. Zenit then took on Anzhi in the weekend’s […]

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Russian Premier League – Round 2 Review

Posted by Football Russia Live - July 22, 2013 - European Football, Russian Football
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On Friday, there was an expected a good match up between Dinamo and Anzhi in Moscow. And so it turned out to be as the home side ran out 2-1 winners in controversial circumstances. 20 year old Pavel Solomatin opened the scoring for Dinamo after 26 minutes with only his second goal for the club. […]

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CSKA Slip Up at the First Hurdle – Russian Premier League Round-up

Posted by Football Russia Live - July 18, 2013 - European Football, Russian Football
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Penalty decisions were at the forefront of conversation after the first round of Russian Premier League matches, with a total of 6 penalties given in the space of 8 matches. Some were correct decisions, however some seemed extremely soft for commonplace actions such as holding or shirt pulling. It could be a case of the […]

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Russian Transfers Update July 8th-14th

Posted by Football Russia Live - July 15, 2013 - European Football, Russian Football, Transfer News
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This week saw very little transfer activity compared to last week but with the season having started yesterday and with games throughout the week, activity may pick up again when managers realise where they are short. However there was still a big transfer in Alexander Kokorin joining Anzhi from Dinamo Moscow for a fee of […]

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Russian Transfer Update July 1st-7th

Posted by Football Russia Live - July 7, 2013 - European Football, Russian Football, Transfer News
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This week saw plenty of transfers to Premier League clubs as we’re now only one week away from the start of the new season. The major transfer that happened was, of course, Chris Samba returning to Anzhi, just 6 months after he had left to join QPR. You could say Anzhi have done well out […]

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Reading sign Royston Drenthe

Posted by Jack Read-Wilson - June 21, 2013 - Breaking News, Championship, Domestic News, European Football, Russian Football, Transfer News
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Championship side Reading have this morning announced the signing of former Dutch International Royston Drenthe on a permanent deal. He has penned a two-year contract at the Madejski Stadium with an option of a further year and becomes manager Nigel Adkins second signing of the summer after the aquisition of former Manchester City left back […]

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Dynamo Kiev sign Jeremain Lens

Posted by Jack Read-Wilson - June 18, 2013 - Breaking News, European Football, Russian Football, Transfer News
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Ukranian side Dynamo Kiev have this evening announced the signing of PSV Eindhoven striker Jeremain Lens. The 25-year old moves to the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex on a four-year contract after stating he was looking for a fresh challenge in his career away from the Dutch Eredivisie. His reported move was mentioned last week on […]

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Liverpool close on Mignolet and Mkhitaryan

Posted by Jack Read-Wilson - June 16, 2013 - Breaking News, Domestic News, European Football, Premier League, Russian Football, Transfer News
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Liverpool are continuing their busy pre-season by closing in on a further two signings in the form of Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Manager Brendan Rodgers has wasted no time in re shaping his side this summer with the capture of Ivory Coast International defender Kolo Toure on a free […]

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Mixed reports on Drenthe move to Reading

Posted by Jack Read-Wilson - June 13, 2013 - Breaking News, Championship, Domestic News, European Football, Russian Football, Transfer News
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It has been confirmed by Reading Evening Post reporter Jonathan Low that Reading are close to signing former Dutch International Royston Drenthe on a three-year contract. The explosive left sided midfielder has spent time at Real Madrid, Feyernoord, Everton and most recently Alania Vladikavkaz in Russia. At 26, Drenthe had all the qualities to be […]

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