Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
On the other hand, Lokomotiv head coach Yury Semin intends to register three new defenders to the Lokomotiv squad. These are Malkhaz Asatiani and Tarlas Burlak, who returned from their respective loan at Dynamo Kiev and Volga Nizhny Novgorod. The third one is Sergey Yefimov who recovered from a grave injury which kept him out of action for over a year. Welcome back all of you!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Apart of the goal, the second half was all Lokomotiv. Sychev, Bilyaletdinov, Gagatov started to create havoc within the area of the blues, while Odemwingie seemed to up his game from the first half. Furthermore Charles passing really impressed me. So did Glushakov work-rate! After Bilyaletdinov, Odemwingie, Charles and Sychev came close to open the score, on the 70th minute, Gagatov put free Bilyaletdinov and our captain fired Lokomotiv infront, sending the crowd into raptures in the process! Lokomotiv haven't played such beautiful football (Semin's football) for ages! However, within 8 minutes the game was level again. Dujmovic lost Kerzhakov, and the latter's shot ended up in the ended, albeit with the help of the upright. With ten minutes left, Lokomotiv upped their tempo and started to look for the winning goal. However neither today luck wasn't on our side. Neverthless Lokomotiv really looked bright and full of ideas today, for sure it augures well for the future!! FORZA LOKOMOTIV, yep my friend, its BACK!!! =)
The match was refereed by Yury Baskakov.
Guilherme - 6 - Solid and composed, however could have done a little better with Kerzha's goal.
Yanbaev - 7 - Linked up well with the attack
Dujmovic - 6 - Lost Kerzhakov for the goal and nearly gifted a goal to Dynamo. Played out of position yet again but was solid throughout all match though.
Rodolfo - 8 - Excellent match from the centre-back. Passed some excellent balls, particularly the cross with his outer-left. Unbelievable staff from a defender.
Kuzmin - 7 - Strong as ever, good match from the former FC Moscow man.
Charles - 7.5 - Won and sprayed some good balls
Glushakov - 7 - Amazing work-rate, never stopped going. A good match from the youth graduate.
Odemwingie - 6.5 - Spilled a chance, and was somewhat quite in the first half. Tired out as the match went on
Bilyaletdinov - 8 - A captain's performance. Took his goal very well and full of tricks.
Gatagov - 8.5 - This lad has a great future. Amazing stuff from the 18 year old youngster. An Izmailov-like performance. Sent in some good crosses and seemed unstoppable at times!
Sychev - 8 - Apart from his lost chance, Sychev was unstoppable throughout all the match. Skipped players as if they were just cones, and came close with a 25 metre shot. Could have won a penalty. Great match!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
In the second half the men in white shirts came out a little more aggressive and started to take the match to Amkar's half. After a chance apiece, and with Lokomotiv looking the most dangerous, the men in stripes shocked the visitors and broke the deadlock. A corner from the left was flapped by Cech and from close range Sikimic made no mistake. This error proved to be costly as within the remaining 25 minutes Lokomotiv were only able to score a single goal. Glushakov was brought down in the area and justly, Lokomotiv were awarded a penalty from which Sychev made no mistake, thus breaking his duck in the process. In the last quarter Bilyaletdinov could have won the match for Loko. Following a mix-up in Amkar's box, Bilyaletdinov was put clean through by Sychev, but, instead of shooting, Bilyaletdinov opted to pass the ball in the centre. However his pass was clearly misjudged and thus Lokomotiv lost another opportunity. Semin played his last card, that is Fininho, which however proved to be ineffective. One-all was the final score, a score which neither team benefited from. While Lokomotiv continue to langiush in the middle of the table, Amkar remained in the relegation zone. Kuzmin was the only Loko man to be booked.
Cech - 5 - Dealt with everything thrown at him. However fumbled a corner, which eventually cost the match for Lokomotiv.
Yanbaev - 6.5 - Bombing forward continually as usual, however with little end product.
Sennikov - 6.5 - Replaced early in the first due to a hard challenge. Played well till his injury. From this blog I wish you a speedy recovery!
Dujmovic - 7.5 - Played out of position but really impressed. Man of match. Played with bags of confidence at the back, inspired confidence throughout all the team. Could have scored as well.
Kuzmin - 7 - Strong at the back. Attacked more than usual.
Gatagov - 7 - Does he play with fire in his belly? Amazing work rate. Never gave up. A real gem of a player!
Charles - 6.5 - Sprayed some good passes.
Glushakov - 7 - Poor in the first half but grew immensly in the second half. Won the penalty for the Railwaymen
Bilyaletdinov - 6.5 - Some neat touches. However far from the Bilya we know. In my opinion this is all due to lack of match fitness.
Mudjiri - 7 - Linked up the midfield with attack very well. Although nowhere near Loskov, his performance really was joyful to watch. A sort of Loskov-like performance.
Sychev - 7.5 - Finally scored! Really grew in confidence after scoring, never stopped going. A true Sychev performance.
Belyaev - 7 - To say the truth, I was bewildered by the performance of the 17 year old. Despite playing his first ever Premier Liga game, he seemed that he have been playing for ages. Really grew in confidence as the match progressed.
Kocis - 6 - Rarely threatened
Fininho- N/A - Brought on in the dying minutes of the game; at least touched the ball.
Date? 19 July 2009 (today)
Time? 16.00 (Moscow time), 14.00 (C.E.T.)
Saturday, July 18, 2009
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During the interval Semin opted for a double substitution with Bilyaletdinov and Gatagov taking the place of the ineffective Fininho and Kocis respectively. The move seemed to pay dividends as Lokomotiv came out much more offensive than the first half. As the game progressed Gatagov grew in confidence and started to spray some inviting crosses. However nothing concrete materialised. On the other flank of the pitch Bilyaletdinov showed his lack of competitive playing time and rarely looked to threaten except for a solo run. Sychev looked desperate for the goal more than ever and although he tried and tried luck wasn't on his side today, for a change. One cannot help but feel badly for the lad. With 15 minutes remaining Tom produced their only chance of note in which Guilherme responded well to a strong header from 5 metres out. Shortly after Semin played his last card, Minchenkov for Fall. However the substution didn't worked out and thus Lokomotiv had to content with a draw. On the other hand Tom achieved what they played for. No Lokomotiv player was booked.
The match was controlled by Vyacheslav Popov from Yekaterinburg. 11, 800 were present at the stadium.
Guilherme - 7 - Strong in the air but need to work a little bit on his decision making though. Grew in confidence as the match progressed on. The only positive of a dull afternoon.
Yanbaev - 6.5 - Good at pushing forward and rarely troubled at the back
Sennikov - 6 - His age exposed both his experience and lack of agility.
Rodolfo - 6 - Rarely troubled and strong as usual. Tried his luck from distance but without results.
Kuzmin - 6 - Like his backline colleges rarely troubled a back.
Kocis - 5 - Poor game from the Romanian, unsurprisingly replaced at half time
Dujmovic - 6.5 - the best of the 4 in the middle.
Glushakov - 4.5 - really poor at passing the ball, couldn't get going. Seemed to be playing out of position.
Fininho - 4.5 - Totally Ineffective
Fall - 5.5 - Could have opened the score for Lokomotiv, but hit the post from close range. Personally his lack of agility hinders the fast passing game Semin wants.
Sychev - 6 - All he needs is just one goal, totally bereft of confidence. A moderate rating for his willingness to help the team.
Gatagov - 6.5 - The most one likeliest to score for Lokomotiv. Best player of the second half. A hot prospect.
Bilyaletdinov - 6 - Introduced in the second half but exposed his lack of competitive football
Minchenkov - N/A - No time to influence the match.
However in the end I believe that Sand is a profilic stiker, and should he join Lokomotiv and makes his maximum effort, I am sure that he will increase massively our fire power up front and thus become a key player by time. Nevertheless I believe that Lokomotiv should focus on bringing a playmaker rather than another striker. In my opinion it's that what Loko lacks. Moreover I believe that a talented playmaker would certanly unleash Sychev! Remember Loskov-Sychev?! Forza Loko!
PS - I just hope that coming August, I log on onto http://www.en.wikipedia.com/ and remove "Peter Odemwingie" from the "Current Squad" of the page of Lokomotiv Moscow on wikipedia!! Otherwise I just hope that he changes his attitude (which lately REALLY gets on my nerves) and start playing for Lokomotiv the way he plays for the Eagles!!!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
- the best Russian player (1999)
- the Cup of Russia (2000)
- the Cup of France (2002)
- the Cup and Championship of England (both in 2005)
All the best for the future Alexey!!