Once again it hasn’t been the greatest year for Ukrainian football, Ukraine failed to reach even the play-offs of the World Cup Qualifying stage and all Ukrainian teams were out of Europe by February. There is light at the end of the tunnel though, Shakhtar and Dynamo are guarenteed a European campaign in the Spring, … More The 2017 Donetsk Way Ukrainian Footballer of the Year – Nominations and Vote!
I would walk 500 miles, And I would walk up Arthur’s seat, Just to be the men who see zbirna win away, Then fall down through the gate! The time had been booked off work, in the hope we would be on our travels again to watch Ukraine fighting in another World Cup play-off but having … More The U21’s bring a spot of relief in Scotland!
Ukraine Vs France, Donetsk, 15 June 2012, Euro 2012; Ukraine Vs Northern Ireland, Lyon, 16 June 2016, Euro 2016; and now Kosovo Vs Ukraine, Shkoder, 6 October 2017, World Cup 2018 Qualifying. Three games, three monsoon like storms, but this time a Ukraine win! It was a solo trip to Albania for Petro (now I’m … More A soggy three points from Kosovo away!
Played 30, Won 0, Drawn 6, Lost 24, 16 Scored, 56 Conceded. So reads the dismal records of Ukrainian football teams playing in England, since Ukraine declared independence and started playing in UEFA competition. This was Shakhtar’s seventh visit to England and their sixth defeat, but in truth it was a good performance against Man … More Played 30, Won 0 – Man City 2:0 Shakhtar Donetsk