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What We Know About CSKA Moscow

What We Know About CSKA Moscow

What do we know about CSKA Moscow? Or to give them their full name - Professional Football Club Central Sports Club of Army
Moscow.

Lets start with the basics.

1. They are from Russia
2. They are managed by Brazilian legend - Zico
3. They wear Red and Blue or all White away kits
4. Their nickname is 'Army Men'
5. They were founded in 1911

What about their players who are the threats?

Well........ I was playing Football Manager 2009 the other day and Man City bought Yuri Zhirkov for £20million, so I am guessing he is a good player. Plus defender Sergei Ignashevich has good ratings on Pro Evolution, so I reckon he is good.

I have also heard of Vágner Love, Daniel Carvalho and Keeper Igor Akinfeev, so I reckon they must be good too.

In 2005 they won the UEFA Cup after beating Sporting Lisbon.

So in conclusion, what we have learnt is they have some good players, the are from Russia and that they won the competition only 4 years ago.

I hope you now know a little bit more about our opponents.



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Writer:Dan Jones
Date:Tuesday February 17 2009
Time: 1:58PM

Comments

0
I hope people take this article for what it is, abit of fun. :-)
young_jonah
17/02/2009 14:00:00
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They haven't played a single competitive game under Zico yet, so that might be a plus for you, no one knows how CSKA will play under new management. They looked very strong at the end of the Russian season, but failed to win the title, because the first half of the season was quite poor. Zhirkov is definitely the hottest Russian prospect at the moment, and there is little doubt that he'll play for a top club soon. Akinfeev used to be a top prospect too, but his development halted, and he's prone to occasional blunders, especially when he's rushing out of the goal. Ignashevich is nothing special, Vagner Love is a good striker on his day, but he's not very committed. Berezutsky twins are two towering defenders who are both quite good, but also prone to errors.
RussianHammer
17/02/2009 14:14:00
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Engulfed in facts, maybe a little too much for this time of the day. I've also heard of Vagner Love, he must be their best player.
PTP
17/02/2009 14:15:00
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They haven't played a competitive match since end of November & Zico has only been their manager since Jan.
Mutley73
17/02/2009 14:16:00
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Their other nickname is 'Horses', which used to be derogatory, but recently some of the fans embraced the nickname and bring little toy horses to the games.
RussianHammer
17/02/2009 14:18:00
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Sorry to overload you PTP, you can see my research was extensive. Thanks for the heads up RussianHammer!!
young_jonah
17/02/2009 14:21:00
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I was hoping that all there good players would be bought in the january transfer window... this did not happen. I think it will be good that they havent played a game yet so should in theory be a bit ***** but you know what villa are like we will make it as difficult as possible for ourselves.
gavcook83
17/02/2009 14:29:00
0
Its got 0-0 written all over it.
young_jonah
17/02/2009 14:35:00
0
They are called Профессиональный футбольный клуб ЦСКА Москва in Russian. Commentators nightmare!!
bazzah
17/02/2009 15:30:00
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Ah balls! The above didnt quite work! Also, Recently, the club received a major financial infusion from a sponsorship deal with Sibneft, an oil company owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. Abramovich will not take an ownership interest in the club as he is the current owner of English Premiership power Chelsea and UEFA rules allow only one club controlled by any one entity (person or corporation) to participate in European club competition in a given season.
bazzah
17/02/2009 15:33:00
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