Russian football’s European performances suggest a new commitment to fitness foundations

“The English-speaking football world shone its semi-interested light on Russian football last week, yet, as is the norm, the subjects scrutinised were narrow – ‘The Normal One’, ‘LVG and Roly Poly Rooney’ and many other pressing subjects. The question as to why a league like the RFPL should see its teams be competitive in Europe wasn’t brought up. Rather the Sky-BT-Insert Sponsor Name here League was studiously studied. Wiki searches for players with funny names were de rigeur for pundits.” backpagefootball

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