Poise, Persistence, Perfection – An Ode to Anatoliy Tymoshchuk

Football is filled with contentious personalities. Hard-man defenders, stroppy strikers and mercurial midfielders are as common within the game as corner flags and crossbars. It’s rare that a day passes within the sport without one or more of the participants creating controversy for the press and problems for their management. Which is why we are allowed to shed more than a few tears when a true gentleman of the sport hangs up his boots. These few good men keep our faith in the game alive. … [Read more...]

Villas-Boas: Arshavin and Tymoshchuk Will Leave Zenit

When a journalist at the pre-match press conference between Zenit St. Petersburg and Spartak Moscow asked Zenit head coach André Villas-Boas about the future for the local heroes Andriy Arshavin and Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, the Portuguese confirmed what many people have suspected for a long time – that the players would leave Zenit after the season: “We have, from my understanding, not had any talks [with Arshavin and Tymoshchuk]” Villas-Boas said. Arshavin and Tymoshchuk both joined Zenit on … [Read more...]