Let’s be honest, footballers rarely boast a good reputation. Drinkers, brawlers and revelers – when you have money and fame, the world is full of temptations. But this is not always the case: in 2018 there were many who thought not only about themselves, but also about others.
In England, the attitude towards the talented player “Manchester City” is strange: there are quite a few hacks who devote all their time to trying to blacken him. Why, why, it is difficult to say, because Rakhim himself more than once argued that he was a worthy person. Continue reading
Nizhny Novgorod is one of the most important millionaires in the country. Argentina, England, Croatia and other top teams will soon arrive there, and then one of the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup will take place. At the same time, clubs are regularly buried here: an outrageous project with the first legionnaires in Russia, and a team full of aging stars, and a lamp team named after the region. Alexander Plekhanov went to Nizhny Novgorod and figured out why such a fragile region has such a fragile football.
“Do you know what“ Russian roulette ”is? This is when you are given the task of taking the sixth place, and otherwise you threaten to disperse the whole team, ”said Valery Ovchinnikov about the goals of the Nizhny Novgorod Lokomotiv. He was engaged in the team from 1989 to 2002 – at first he only coached, and then became the club president. Continue reading
“Such a life. It’s just me, ”Marco Arnautovich said with a helpless gesture when he crashed a club car two days after receiving it. In “Twente” they understood what they were going for: in 2006 a great talent appeared in the team, but with an unstable mentality, a difficult character and a reputation as a bully.
The Austrian practically grew up on the street where his friends looted houses and shops, and then went to prison. Marco recalled that time like this: “We specifically looked at people in the eye to provoke fights, although I was not some kind of gangster and did not kill anyone.” Street education Arnautovich moved to football.
Even before moving to Holland, Marco roared in his native Vienna, where he replaced more than one team. Continue reading