Author: Futbolgrad

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Shakhtar Donetsk or Shakhtar Lviv?

Shakhtar Donetsk or Shakhtar Lviv?

A week ago a Ukrainian blogger released a new alternative logo for Shakhtar Donetsk. The colours green and white and the depiction of a Carpathian for ...
Jaba Dvali and Xisco are latest to leave Georgian Football’s Sinking Ship

Jaba Dvali and Xisco are latest to leave Georgian Football’s Sinking Ship

Georgian striker Jaba Dvali, once capped by his country, remains top-scorer in the domestic Georgian charts but he won’t be adding to that tally this ...
Rouble Crisis and Russian Football – a Blessing in Disguise?

Rouble Crisis and Russian Football – a Blessing in Disguise?

In recent days the Russian Premier League has agreed upon a new limit on foreign players. The new rules will see clubs allowed to register 10 foreigne ...
Football in Crimea in Doubt

Football in Crimea in Doubt

UEFA produced a verdict on whether clubs from Crimea will be allowed to participate in the Russian football pyramid and has decided that such clubs ar ...
A New House is Not a Home: The Continued Demise of Spartak Moscow

A New House is Not a Home: The Continued Demise of Spartak Moscow

By Manuel Veth -  In late summer 2014 for the first time in their history Spartak Moscow played a true home game at the newly-erected Otkrytie Arena ...
Football Slave or Naïve-but-Willing Migrant? – Selling Dreams along the Silk Road

Football Slave or Naïve-but-Willing Migrant? – Selling Dreams along the Silk Road

By David McArdle - After a hurried team talk, rendered by the young coach in a style of Russian more akin to prison slang, Olawale Sunday joins me f ...
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