Season Preview: FC Tosno

FC Tosno has been promoted to the Premier League for the first time in their short history. Founded in 2013 by Leonid Khomenko - current technical director at the club - and FortGroup, a commercial real-estate group based out of St. Petersburg, just an hour’s drive north-west of Tosno. This close locality to Russia's second city will be key for Tosno next season, as the club will be based at Zenit-2’s Petrovsky Stadium for their maiden RFPL campaign. Head coach Dmytro Parfyonov has overseen … [Read more...]

Dinamo  – The footballing embodiment of Leningrad and St. Petersburg

Nobody would deny that current Russian Premier League champions Zenit St. Petersburg hold the football monopoly in Russia's second city but this has not the always been the case. However, before Zenit's first title win in 1984 under Pavel Sadyrin, Dinamo Leningrad, as they were then, were the most supported club in the city. Their story is a fascinating one that embodies the history of the great city they represent. St. Petersburg, the capital of the former Russian Empire, is the … [Read more...]

Preview: Zenit v Austria Vienna

  Zenit host Austria Vienna in St-Petersburg  in this evenings Champions League encounter. Both sides lost their opening games against Atletico and Porto respectively, so both will be hoping to right some wrongs this evening.  Comparisons and Contrasts  Both sides are in differing form coming into this match. Zenit are simply irresistible at the moment and are playing some scintillating stuff. The visitors on the other hand, have won just 1 of their last 5 in all competitions, … [Read more...]