Two important triples at the end of the RPL season – who took off the coolest and collapsed the coolest.
Once upon a time in our football there was a busy prize, the Progress Cup – it was awarded to a club that had climbed a high number of tournament stages compared to the season. Developing the idea, it makes sense for the losers of such an offset. So, the supposed three teams each – those who took off and collapsed the coolest of all.
3. Nizhny Novgorod: plus 5 (16 – 11)
Let’s take the 16th place as the starting point here – it most closely corresponds to the second position in the FNL, which the team took a year ago. And if he does not prevaricate, then it is Nizhny Novgorod that was chosen as the main contender for the relegation – both before and even before the spring part. In what, however, there is no feeling: the combination has the weakest composition, if the market value is considered the criterion of strength. The attack looks particularly vulnerable: none of the attackers have scored more than one goal in a season.
The result is all the more surprising: the team climbed to a place where one could even meet joints. Alexander Kerzhakov, with the assistance of Vladimir Kazakov and Ruslan Adzhindzhal (this case, when the role of an assistant is a special impact), was able to carry out a very unpretentious, but reliable and biting football, which besieged, among other things, some favorites. Suffice it to say that the winners – “Zenith”, “Sochi” and “Dynamo” – Nizhny Novgorod took more than half the points.
2. Krasnodar: plus 6 (10 – 4)
The fourth place would be quite understandable for Krasnodar that the reader of the season is with Krychowiak, Klasson and Kordoba. But with the boys from the academy filling vacancies in the spring, a place in the quartet is more like a sensation. Moreover, after the exodus of the legionnaires, the “bulls” in the table also rose.
The result of the Krasnodar season is a reason to be happy for Sergei Galitsky. Which developed to fulfill the old dream of eleven pupils in the composition. And this is only a simultaneous format – there were exactly twice as many club pets. At the same time, we were introduced to a new coach – Alexander Storozhuk. By themselves, the boys would never have met like that – such an amazing stretch of the season could only be lived with the support of an outstanding mentor.
1. “Wings of the Soviets”: plus 7 (15 – 8)
We set the starting point for another promoter of the FNL according to the same principle as in the case of Nizhny Novgorod. And we fix the rise in almost half of the standings. And with the feeling that during the season Samarans received even more compliments than the 8th place suggests.
This project is similar to the one in Krasnodar, with the only difference that it goes beyond the scope of one club: here the development of children is a reader in Chertanovo. Well, copyrights can be obtained differently: if in that case they are more likely from the owner of the club, then in this case they are more likely from the coach. Igor Osmosinkin became a real discovery of the season, having conquered football Russia with freshness, audacity and even some kind of mischief, which his team generously sprinkled on the lawns of the RPL. by the way, the youngest in the league in terms of average age.
3. Khimki: minus 5 (8 – 13)
Here, probably, the whole point is that a year ago there was the emergence of objective opportunities. And the club could not cope with the sudden success. For the most part, the strange movements around Igor Cherevchenko, the creator of that team, lead to the assumption of some degree of internal trouble. As well as the reason for his final change in structure – on the eve of the replacement of the season. In addition, the club managed to get rid of two general directors, which only strengthens the internal unrest.
True, Sergei Yuran cheered up the team, rose to the joints, but the feeling of hardness still does not come out. Khimki still embodies the image of someone who can collapse at any moment – and this will not surprise anyone in particular.
2. Spartak: minus 8 (2 – 10)
And in this case, managerial ignorance is no longer a version, a fact. obviously it is impossible to explain the Tedesco-Vitoria-Vanoli coaching chain, where each specific link refutes the previous one. As a result of the annual socio-political incident caused by the triumph, and the tragedy – a more benign epidemic over the 10th disease, undesirable in the Russian thirtieth anniversary, will be unjustified generosity.
Moreover, the players in the collection are quite decent – only Zenit is clearly stronger. However, it is impossible to counteract their will, worthy of a great name.
1. “Ruby”: minus 11 (4 – 15)
There are not so many falls of such steepness for the entire championship of Russia. Moreover, unlike those mentioned above, this case is not explained by some kind of terry incompetence. Both the general director Rustem Saimanov and the coach Leonid Slutsky proved their qualifications long ago and weightily – as an active participant in the golden campaigns. And in this case, they worked quietly – no one pulled them. All the more striking is what happened to the team.
Of course, you can refer to the changes in the composition – there will be some truth here. But the share is very small. Due to the fact that a normal team cannot get sick and is completely predicted from the top five, names – the reasons for persistence should be natural. And it is inexplicable why the heir to Rubin did not have them.