The Russian League – “An unwelcoming division?”

The Russian football is controversial to say the least. the recent enactment of banning Turkish players from taking part in the Russian first division and the lower professional leagues in the country has been seen as a step to far following the take down of a Russian fighter jet by Turkish militants in three weeks … More The Russian League – “An unwelcoming division?”

Hungary – “The Golden Team” Part 1

An unexpected powerhouse in the world of international football was Hungary during the 1950’s. A team know around the world as “the golden team”while back home in Hungary they were known as “the magnificent Magyars, the Marvellous Magyars or the Mighty Magyers” so yeah basically the Magyars in some jurisdiction!, with Magyar referring to people … More Hungary – “The Golden Team” Part 1

Athletic Bilbao – “Basque to the bone” Part 2

The 1940’s and 1950’s were another era of success for Athletic Bilbao with the introduction of Spanish goalscoring legend Telmo Zarra and coach Ferdinand Daucik around that the time span being like the discovery of liquid gold for the Basque giants as they went on to win the league and cup doubles on two occasions, … More Athletic Bilbao – “Basque to the bone” Part 2

Athletic Bilbao -“Basque to the bone” Part 1

Nestled in the province of Biscay which is located just south of the “Bay of Biscay” on the western coast of France lies the tenth largest city of Spain, Bilbao. The heartbeat of the “autonomous community” of the Basque Country which has been a stable and independent nationality within Spain since the 1970’s. Bilbao is the … More Athletic Bilbao -“Basque to the bone” Part 1