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Eduard Streltsov – The Russian Pele

Eduard Streltsov – The Russian Pele

By Alastair Watt - Outside the former Soviet Union, the name Eduard Streltsov means little to anyone other than scholars of the beautiful game. Few h ...
Georgian Football’s Grounds for Concern

Georgian Football’s Grounds for Concern

By George Mirashvili - If the announcement that the 2015 UEFA Super Cup was to be held in Tbilisi’s Mikheil Meskhi stadium (below) raised a few eyebr ...
A Brazilian in Belarus – Renan Bardini Bressan

A Brazilian in Belarus – Renan Bardini Bressan

By David McArdle - Safely avoiding any tasteless (not to mention obvious) gags referencing Sting’s Englishman in New York, like a football chant that ...
Tajik Football Match Erupts into Violence

Tajik Football Match Erupts into Violence

By Chris Rickleton - Tajikistan’s footballing prestige was dealt a triple blow this month as FIFA rankings published on November 7 confirmed that the ...
Championship Manager All-Time Greatest (Post-Soviet) XI

Championship Manager All-Time Greatest (Post-Soviet) XI

By David McArdle - Championship Manager (or Football Manager, when referring to its modern-day appellation) crystallised a band of binary football le ...
Latvian Oligarch Valeri Belokon and the Son of Deposed Kyrgyz Dictator

Latvian Oligarch Valeri Belokon and the Son of Deposed Kyrgyz Dictator

By Chris Rickleton - How might Latvia’s leading soccer oligarch, Chairman of Blackpool Football club, Valeri Belokon, be linked to the ongoing crimin ...
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