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...]

FNL Half Term Report

As the second tier closed up for winter at the weekend, there were some critical questions left unanswered. The first part of the league program has thrown up little surprise in the league table, with the possible early season form of Tosno, but the real problems lie off the field. Three years on from the highly controversial decision to alter the entire country's calendar to fit the European autumn-spring cycle and many clubs are finding life extremely difficult to sustain. Newly promoted … [Read more...]