Author: Futbolgrad

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Paris Saint-Germain – A Tough Champions League Encounter for Shakhtar Donetsk

Paris Saint-Germain – A Tough Champions League Encounter for Shakhtar Donetsk

For Shakhtar Donetsk the next few days will be marked by steep contrast. On September 23 Shakhtar played the Ukrainian Persha Liga club (Ukraine’s sec ...
Racism in Russian Football – Commentary on the BBC World Football Podcast

Racism in Russian Football – Commentary on the BBC World Football Podcast

By Saul Pope - For anyone who hasn't heard BBC World Football's recent podcast item on racism in Russian football, I'll start with quick summary. For ...
FK Rostov – Player Boycott Highlights Financial Problems

FK Rostov – Player Boycott Highlights Financial Problems

On September 23 Futbolgrad’s article “Luch-Energiya Vladivostok – Financial Difficulties Show Need for League Reform” highlighted the financial burden ...
Luch-Energiya Vladivostok – Financial Difficulties Show Need for League Reform

Luch-Energiya Vladivostok – Financial Difficulties Show Need for League Reform

By Manuel Veth - Life is tough in Russia’s second division, the Football National League (FNL). Unlike the Russian Football Premier League (RFPL), w ...
Torpedo Armavir – Mkrtchyan’s Project is Stalling

Torpedo Armavir – Mkrtchyan’s Project is Stalling

Oleg Mkrtchyan’s club Torpedo Armavir is the most recent ambitious football project in Russia. The 2014-15 season saw Torpedo win the third-tier Profe ...
Proposed New European Cup to Benefit Smaller UEFA Member States

Proposed New European Cup to Benefit Smaller UEFA Member States

By Manuel Veth - UEFA’s member states are contemplating the creation of a new European cup competition for clubs that have dropped out in the early s ...
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