Articles by Robert Dillon

Kerzhakov: A Great Russian Novelty

WORDS: ROB DILLON

The ups and downs of Aleksandr Kerzhakov’s career could fill a Russian novel, but he popped up when it mattered in this World Cup to salvage a point from an opening game to forget against South Korea. Yet that record-equalling goal was just the latest episode in his long-running international saga…

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Why You Should Have Heard Of… Yura Movsisyan

WORDS: ROBERT DILLON

Scoring goals for fun for both club and country, the Armenian who grew up in Azerbaijan and made his name in the USA has yet to make it onto the radar of most British football fans. We think it’s high time you discovered the unique story and goalscoring prowess of Spartak Moscow’s Yura Movsisyan…

Getting Loko Back On Track

WORDS: ROBERT DILLON

After big-name appointment Slaven Bilic failed to stabilise an inefficient Lokomotiv operation in Moscow, the railwaymen have turned to the quietly confident Leonid Kuchuk this season, after he steered unfancied Kuban Krasnodar into Europe last time out. Could he be the answer?

Lokomotiv Stadium (BBM Explorer via Flickr)

A Russian Revelation

WORDS: ROBERT DILLON

Russia is still the Churchillian enigma of old, still barely fathomable to the Western mind, but for this Englishman, there is a certain appeal to the diverse cultures and cities represented in the Russian football leagues. In the image of the statue of Mother Russia overlooking the crumbling stadium of a faltering Rotor Volgograd, a student from Grimsby found his own, imperfect footballing Mecca…

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