Scouting isn’t rocket science! Every time a Premier League side signs a good foreign player the nation goes crazy. Who is this mystery guy? Where did he come from? Anyone with a decent knowledge of the game outside the UK would have known that the likes of Santi Cazorla, Oscar and Papisse Demba Cissé were … More Jano Ananidze (Spartak Moscow & Georgia)
Sport’s a healthy pastime apparently, but European football’s fixture schedulers seem determined to stop us from going out and getting some exercise. It’s wall-to-wall derbies and clashes of the big teams this weekend: a lot of couches won’t be left across Europe! The Prem looks dull, though. Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid What a match! … More Welcome to the Best Weekend of the Year!
The dreadful events in the Dynamo Moscow-Zenit match last weekend were bad enough. The reaction to them has hardly covered the Russian game in glory. Last weekend the match of the round in the Russian Premier League took a grim turn and had to be abandoned. A flare, thrown by a female Zenit fan who … More Russian Football’s Image Problem Not Helped by Zenit