Reforming the Trans-Siberian Football League

The Football National League is the biggest football league in the world according to geographic area, covering over 4,500 miles as-the-crow-flies and even crosses eight time zones. Due to the size of the league and other problems synonymous with Russian football such as fiscal instability, political corruption and systemic mismanagement, many clubs - as previously explored - do not face a race to thrive, but a battle to survive. READ PART ONE: Problems with the Trans-Siberian Football … [Read more...]

Chertanovo – How the Russian Athletic Bilbao is Shaping the Future

If there is one thing Moscow is famous for in the sports world, it is its amount of football clubs. Spartak, CSKA and Lokomotiv all play in the Russian Football Premier League (RFPL), Dinamo have just secured promotion to the RFPL, while Torpedo plays in the Professional Football League (PFL), the third tier. Furthermore, there are a number of smaller clubs like Solyaris, Strogino and Domodedovo, and then we haven’t even mentioned the teams from the Moscow region. Despite all these teams, … [Read more...]