Interview with Maksym Kalynychenko, Part One: Spartak’s Situation Today

Maksym Kalynychenko, who played for Spartak Moscow from 2000-2008 sat down with Alexey Spektrowski in collaboration with our friends over at ProSpartak. Here we present Part One of the interview in English, where the pair discusses the current situation in Spartak, the players, and Massimo Carrera. ***   The first questions, of course, will concern Spartak. What happened in the game against CSKA? Well... Everyone saw what happened. We lost. Losing a game in two minutes is bad, … [Read more...]

Interview With Erik Braun – “I Hope Russia Will Catch a Sight of Me”

In the youth academy of the Danish champions FC Midtjylland,  we find a young Russian. His name is Erik Braun, and he joined FC Midtjylland from Copenhagen based B93 in the summer of 2012. Midtjylland's academy is famous for its high quality, and in the past years players like Danish international Simon Kjær, West Ham defender Winston Reid and of course the current starlet Pione Sisto have received their football education in the facilities in Herning. The 18 year old Braun is a former … [Read more...]

Interview with Stefano Conforti: “FCLM Magazine Will Improve Lokomotiv’s Brand Worldwide”

On the 15th of June, 2015, a new English magazine about Lokomotiv Moscow saw the light of the day. We have interviewed Stefano Conforti, editor-in-chief at the brand new FCLM Magazine, about his relationship with Lokomotiv and what the future holds for his new brain child.  Please, tell us a bit about yourself and your relationship with Lokomotiv. My name is Stefano Conforti and I live in a lakeshore village in Como, Italy. Within the next week I'm finishing my high school exams, and next … [Read more...]

Going Underground: Conversation with a FCNN Ultra

Conversation with a FC Nizhny Novgorod Ultra I walk into one of the cafes in the center of Nizhny Novgorod. The first thing I feel when entering the place is a mixture of two smells:  beer and cigarettes. One big TV on the wall is showing a replay of yesterday's Dynamo Kyiv-Spartak match and two already-drunk old gentleman are discussing the game. "There can't be a better place for an ultra to give an interview," I think to myself. I'm here to meet Maxim, a name I'll give to him because … [Read more...]