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The Shakhtar Donetsk Code

The Shakhtar Donetsk Code

By Manuel Veth - This year’s Champions League Round of 16 paired two of the most interesting football projects of Europe against each other. On the o ...
Dnipropetrovsk – An Aberdeen Away Day

Dnipropetrovsk – An Aberdeen Away Day

By Dougie Watt -Dnipropetrovsk, October 2007. In the UEFA Cup 1st round draw there were some formidable outfits in the hat but my main concern was ...
Uzbekistan – The World Cup’s First ‘Stan?

Uzbekistan – The World Cup’s First ‘Stan?

By David McArdle - With three games remaining, in a group that would make many American political scientists more than a little nervous, Uzbekistan h ...
New Unified League – Back to the Soviet Union?

New Unified League – Back to the Soviet Union?

By Manuel Veth - In the last couple of months the spectre of a new football league has haunted Europe: a new Unified League that would bring together ...
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 ...
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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