The two teams from Krasnodar who arrived in the Russian Premier League 2011 season under very different circumstances, play their first top flight derby of the season today, and in our typical fleeting fashion, we will look at how today’s game in South West Russia came to pass. It’s partly down to the “Aliens” of Moscow suburb Ramenskoye (Saturn Moscow Oblast for those unfamiliar with Russian football team nicknames), who decided to call it a day at the end of the 2010 season due to their debt problems. This left a 3rd vacancy in the Russian Premier League for 2011 after the normal two up, two down relegation and promotion, and this spot ended up Read more..
If the events of last night’s Champions League final have left you desperate for yet more football, you could watch the English League 1 playoff final today, between two of the most promising teams around the lower leagues – Huddersfield Town and Peterborough United. But what after that? Well, you could follow one of the more exciting leagues in Europe – the Russian Premier League – which for the last time will be taking place in the summer months, as they are due to switch to the same timing as the other major leagues next season. The league now features another top flight derby match to go with the several Moscow derbies, as there Read more..