Miodrag Bozovic resigns from FC Rostov amid the club’s financial dilemmas
by Aleks V
Illustration © 2014 Aleks V Arts
If you’ve ever seen contestants walk away on ‘Millionaire’, you’ve probably wondered whether or not they should have. They came to gamble, after all, and after making it through to Round Two, there’s no harm in wanting to live a little. Then comes the stumper. The contestant frantically digs within his mind for the slightest hint, but to no avail. He or she must come to terms with a reality that’s quite different from when the game began.
The same thing can be said about Miodrag Bozovic’s resignation as manager of FC Rostov, where the reality has become a most negative one. Although his leaving may be attributed to Rostov’s crashing out of the Europa League and 1/16 of the Russian Cup, there are other factors that have undoubtedly influenced his decision. It’s a greater loss for Rostov than it is for Bozovic; the club will have great difficulty finding a decent manager whose salary demands will fit their depleted budget.
Saturday September 27
Cruz Azul vs Leon (6:00pm, Univision)
Pachuca vs Tigres (9:00pm, Telemundo)
Sunday September 28
Major League Soccer
Houston Dynamo vs Chicago Fire (3:00pm, UniMas)
Chivas de Guadalajara vs Puebla (6:00pm, UniMas)
by Aleks V
GoalChatter introduces a unique series that will highlight the oft-forgotten games, players and managers of wartime football around the world. Every week will feature a match played in one of the many countries affected by the War.
West Ham United 1-0 Blackburn Rovers
June 8, 1940, kick-off: 6:30pm
Referee: G. Dutton (Warwick)
Goal: Sam Small (34’)
The last pre-war Football League fixtures were played on September 2, 1939, the day before British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain declared war on Germany. Mass gatherings of crowds were subsequently banned, and both the Football League and FA Cup cancelled. On September 14, the government began to make limited exceptions, allowing friendlies to be played with crowds of up to 8,000, and later 15,000, but as time would tell, far more would attend the Football League War Cup finals.
September 19, 1948
Gunnar Nordahl scores all the goals for Olympic champs Sweden in their 5-3 thrashing of Norway. Along with his NT teammates Gunnar Gren and Nils Liedholm, Nordahl was part of AC Milan’s Gre-No-Li, the famous attacking trio of the 1950’s. Norway’s Gunnar Thoresen, who attempted to change the course of the game by putting his team ahead 2:1, was a prolific goal scorer at both the club and international level. He became the oldest player in the history of the Norway national team 11 years later.
Norway 3-5 Sweden
Venue: Ullevaal Oslo
Referee: Axel Asmussen
1:0 Gunnar Dahlen (14’)
1:1 Gunnar Nordahl (24’)
2:1 Gunnar Thoresen (32’)
2:2 Gunnar Nordahl (44’)
2:3 Gunnar Nordahl (62’)
2:4 Gunnar Nordahl (74’)
2:5 Gunnar Nordahl (80’)
3:5 Jann Sordahl (88’)