• Tuesday, 28 April 2009

    Hello Comrade

    6 matchdays into the 2009 Russian Premier League season and Krylia Sovetov are the surprise leaders at the moment. They are currently one point ahead of Zenit St Petersburg who remain the only undefeated team in the competition. Last season's champtions Rubin Kazan are currently third followed by 4 of the 5 Moscow clubs. The two promoted teams have settled into life in the top flight nicely, Kuban Krasnodar currently lie tenth whilst last years first division champions Rostov currently in 8th.

    Two of the Moscow clubs have already made managerial changes. Michael Laudrup was shown the door by Spartak a month into the season while Lokomotiv disposed of Rashid Rakhimov earlier on today.

    Six players lead the top goal scoring race with 3 goals at the moment, these include Jan Koller who is currently at the league leaders (club number 7) after joining from FC N├╝rnberg.

    I personally have a soft spot for Luch-Energia Vladivostok and they exited the Premier League after relegation last season. It doesn't look like there will be a quick return either as they have drawn 3 and lost 2 of their 5 fixtures so far and currently lie 17th out of 20 teams. Salyut-Energia Belgorod currently lead the Firast Division table after 6 actual matchdays.

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