The Russian Revolution at Sarrià

The 1991-92 campaign certainly causes mixed feelings to RCD Espanyol supporters. The departure of Head Coach Luís Aragonés at the end of the previous season had left “Los Pericos” adrift in their own sea of madness and the club’s board ended up deciding to bring in Ljubomir Petrovic as his replacement. “Ljupko” Petrovic arrived in Spain with an European Cup in his trophy cabinet after leading FK Crvena Zvezda (Red Star Belgrade) to glory a few months before in Bari (Italy) against the … [Read more...]

Igor Korneev Leaves Lokomotiv

Four months have gone by since Lokomotiv Moscow went through a revolution as president Olga Smorodskaya and her entourage were sacked and replaced by president Ilya Gerkus, sports director Igor Korneev, head coach Yuri Semin and his assistants Dmitry Loskov and Zaur Khapov. As previously explained on RFN, the massive changes quickly changed the atmosphere at the club as the first positive steps were taken in order to get the fans that had been lost in the horrible years under Smorodskaya back … [Read more...]

Igor Korneev – The Man behind Lokomotiv’s Renaissance

Lokomotiv Moscow’s appointment of Ilya Gerkus as president has started a new era in the red-green part of Moscow. With the departure of now former president Olga Smorodskaya, the Railwaymen are now closer than ever to returning to the state of hopeful peace that was created by Valeriy Filatov and Yuri Semin years ago and later destroyed by the Smorodskaya administration. READ MORE: Ilya Gerkus - A Zenit Man to Revive Lokomotiv The first step of the new management was to remove the many … [Read more...]