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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
From Yellow-Green to Yellow-Blue – The Naturalization of Shakhtar’s Taison

From Yellow-Green to Yellow-Blue – The Naturalization of Shakhtar’s Taison

By Mark Temnycky - Shakhtar Donetsk is a fascinating example of the globalization of football in the 2000s as the club in the last ten years ushered ...
Radnički Kragujevac – Working Class Football Meets Pelé

Radnički Kragujevac – Working Class Football Meets Pelé

By Miloš Marković - European tours were customary for the Brazilian giants Santos between 1957 and 1974, which is the club’s most successful period. ...
Discussion – The Pros and Cons of the 6+5 Rule in the Russian Premier League

Discussion – The Pros and Cons of the 6+5 Rule in the Russian Premier League

By Saul Pope, and Manuel Veth - The introduction of the so-called 6+5 rule in the Russian Premier League has been widely discussed in recent months. ...
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