Does Russian Football Make Average Foreigners Look Good?

When Zenit St. Petersburg signed Yoann Mollo from Krylia Sovetov earlier this year, both Zenit fans and observers from Mollo's home nation France raised their eyebrows. The fans of Zenit thought that Mollo was not at the level of their club, only shining at Krylia as he was the focal point in their counter attacking style of play, and therefore took the lead in most of their attacking play. French observers, fans of his former club Saint Etienne, for example, struggled to believe that a player … [Read more...]

Round Table: The Frustrating Manuel Fernandes

Manuel Fernandes is one of the most controversial players in the Russian Premier League. His talent is obvious, and ever since an amazing bicycle kick goal against Arsenal Tula, the Lokomotiv Moscow fans have asked themselves "why is he so rarely showing his genious?". Fernandes have started all four of Lokomotiv's Europa League games this season, but only 1 of 14 national championship games. So, who is he: a key player or an exorbitant reserve? Does Lokomotiv deserve a player with such talent … [Read more...]

Denis Cheryshev to Liverpool Intensified Last Night

Last night it was confirmed by sources at Liverpool Football Club that young starlet Raheem Sterling would be unwilling to extend his contract with the 19 time English Champions. The sale of Sterling is looking more likely now but a replacement for the England international is required to replace the departing winger In recent weeks, Marca and AS, both high profiled newspapers in Spain have claimed Brendan Rodgers is keen to snap up unwanted Real Madrid star Denis Cheryshev. The Russian … [Read more...]