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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old March 31st, 2007, 21:09 Thread Starter
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Russia - country of dying clubs

The title might be exaggerating, especially since there are no top clubs concerned, but a look at the third leagues offers a horrible situation:

For the people less informed about Russian football: The system consists of the Premier Liga, the Perviy Division (second league) and 5 third divisions.

Of the third division clubs:

Fortuna Mytishchi left the league
Apatit Kirovsk and Kooperator Vichuga did not get licences
FK Oryol failed to obtain a licence and dissolved. Horrible fate for this club.
Fakel Voronezh, once one of the best supported clubs in Russia, left the league.
Same goes for Lokomotiv Kaluga.
DagDiesel Kaspiysk did not get the licence.
Angusht Nazran was declared bankrupt and dissolved.
Energetik Uren withdrew.
Spartak Nizhniy Novgorod changed name to FK Nizhniy Novgorod; they later withdrew.
FK Magnitogorsk and Pozis Zelyonodolsk failed to obtain professional licences.
Chkalovets Novosibirsk withdrew from the league.
Raspadskaya Mezhdurechensk failed to obtain the professional licence.

All this before one season. It might look harmless, because Russia has this unusual high number of potentially big clubs, but the basic problem is undeniable.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old March 31st, 2007, 23:42
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hmm, I dont know what to say I dont think that all this has any big or future effect on our football. But its some sad facts.

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Sad about Fakel.

Anyway with the russian economy growing every year it is likely to appear some new clubs with money.

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True, but the problem is obvious, if only in the third league. It won't destroy Russian football, but should be observed.

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