If you ask a Scot to describe himself and his people in one word, he will undoubtedly say “the brave” — brave. Bravery goes through the history of this small Northern region. Anthem music — Scotland the brave, national anthem cinematic — Braveheart (Braveheart), reading Walter Scott, the legends, legends — all sings of courage. Our team will definitely feel it for themselves. But we’re not cowards, are we?
Let’s start with the fact that the alignment in our qualifying group is already a great motivation before the September qualifying meetings. Continue reading
Episode 1. 10th anniversary of friendship
On October 7 in St. Petersburg, Zenit beat Krasnodar 2-1 in the match of the 10th round of the Russian championship. Forward of the St. Petersburg club Alexander Kokorin, who recently recovered from a rupture of cruciate ligaments of the knee, took the field in the second half. Forward played well, actively participating in attacks blue-white-gays. Midfielder Pavel Mamayev was one of the best in Krasnodar. The bulls ‘ only goal was scored by him-from the penalty spot.
After the game Kokorin and Mamayev went to Moscow together to celebrate the 10th anniversary of friendship. On October 7 the main news was Khabib Nurmagomedov’s fight with Conor McGregor for a belt of the champion of UFC in light weight. Or rather, Habib’s jump into the hall after defeating the Irishman. On October 8, the hooligan antics of the players will Eclipse even Nurmagomedov’s expression. Continue reading
Scotland is a typical British team. Bet on vertical attacks and passes on the flank. The Scots feel great in the counter-attacking model of the game, when you can give the ball and fly out in quick attacks in free space.
A telling moment — in games with weaker opponents, the Scots also often give the ball. So it was at home with Cyprus in the last round of selection, in the League of Nations with Albania and Israel. Problems start if you have to play in a different style. As, for example, in the match against Kazakhstan, when the Scots were sensationally defeated 0: 3. Continue reading
— I as the defender of Paul, I am glad for him personally, for the brothers Komarinyh, relatives, fans and all the supporters that have experienced and watched these judicial UPS and downs, — said Bushmanov. – I hope that the guys quickly adapt to normal life in freedom and everyone will continue working. Also, I hope that both Alexander and Pavel will be able to return to the sport and will please us with their achievements, despite all the hardships and obstacles. In human terms, they have shown that they are real men and athletes-even in the conditions in which they were for almost a year. Kokorin and Mamayev in prison found an opportunity to show what sport is and how important it is for a person in isolation. Perhaps with their help, the FPS will create some kind of rehabilitation program that will allow in jail or colonies sports. This will benefit both the prisoners and the society, which will be able to get healthy people on the way out, and not crippled and morally depressed. Continue reading
The release of Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamayev, in my opinion, is one of the best football news of recent times. I say “football” on purpose because the prison Saga is finally over. Ahead of them lies what they know best.
Enough to March and to repent. Stop studying the criminal code and writing appeals. Enough stomp box, IK-4 in Alekseyevka. It’s time to go home to the families. It’s time to go back to football.
It is folly, the greatest anti-legal and anti-human folly, to call for their removal from the game. Add ethical punishment to legal punishment. To do something, that could make jail — to finish it completely and professionally. Without football, their freedom is a prison. Continue reading