Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Oleg Romantsev and Yuri Semin meet againg

The old adage of the "more things change, the more they stay the same" is never more apropos as this weekend Oleg Romantsev and Yuri Semin will match wits as their sides, Lokomotiv Moskva and Spartak Moskva will battle.

For fans of Russian Football the early spring as brought a welcomed return of some old familiar faces. Oleg Romantsev's work with Valery Karpin's Spartak Moskva has been nothing short of genius as мясо is playing brilliant attacking football, reminding fans of when he lead the club during the 1990's.

However to cap the return of great leaders to the Russian game, as rumoured, Yuri Semin has agreed to join Lokomotiv Moskva after leading Dynamo Kyiv to the Ukrainian Premier League championship. The return of Mr. Semin to Lokomotiv, where he managed from 1986 to 2005, will have many expecting their return to form imminent.

While there is much work to be done with both sides, the return of their great derby, with both at the heights of the sport is assured. In a remarkable turn of fate, this two great leaders go face to face this weekend as Spartak visits Lokomotiv