Category: South Caucasus

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Vitesse Arnhem and Chelsea – a Georgian-Russian Détente

Vitesse Arnhem and Chelsea – a Georgian-Russian Détente

By Alastair Watt - It is perhaps a sign of globalisation in football that the transfer of a promising midfielder from a provincial Dutch club to tr ...
Jano Ananidze – Rostov Revival or Demise on Don?

Jano Ananidze – Rostov Revival or Demise on Don?

By Alastair Watt - Jano Ananidze – the diminutive 20-year old Georgian attacking midfielder – left Spartak Moscow on 3 July to join fellow Russian ...
Kakha Kaladze – Defender or Pretender?

Kakha Kaladze – Defender or Pretender?

By Alastair Watt - Georgian football was left to ponder life without Kakha Kaladze, after its medal-laden former captain said farewell to the sport o ...
Offside – Football in Exile in Nagorno-Karabakh

Offside – Football in Exile in Nagorno-Karabakh

Offside - Football in Exile in Nagorno-Karabakh - The geopolitical conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region is a forgotten one. Even as the war raged ...
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 ...
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Armenia’s Golden Nugget

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Armenia’s Golden Nugget

By David McArdle - Armenia’s latest World Cup Qualifier against 2012 European Championship finalists Italy was the match in which Henrikh Mkhitaryan ...
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