3 games from the end of the Relegation season, in 1st place by 6 points with only 1 draw the entire session, and the game crashes. I didn't save once. I'll make the same signings, although I might not go for the Iranian keeper and find some other foreigner. Son of a BITCH! Okay auto save, guess I'm turning you on now.
Kind of a meh performance, but at least it will get me to ditch the 3-4-1-2. I have made some legitimately great signings that I'm stunned we got to come to the Russian First Division (at least one anyway), but the transfer window opens on August 1, and sadly, the opening rounds of the Cup are played before then:
Looks like we won't be lifting this trophy this year.
"This is a historic day for Luch and the city of Vladivostok. I would like to dedicate the great victory over the immoral capitalists of Anji to the memory of our recently deceased Dear Leader who taught me all about courage, strength, and football tactics."
With such amazing jumping and finishing, I don't think his heading is too big of a problem. If I can get his pace and composure up he'll be a monster.
I actually was on the verge of signing him with Gladbach, so that he'd come to us now is really amazing. His story is that he transferred to Kuban in the Russian Premier League from CFR Cluj in Romania, and had a dreadful season in which the club was relegated. He was unhappy and now in the same division as us and as soon as he popped up on the interested players list I had a bid in for him.
There's only 16 in the Premier Division, so that's 8 fewer games, which is probably just enough to make it bearable. The cup also seems to be fairly short and mostly contested before the season starts. Tough start to the league for us, but we seem to have found our footing; we've had a lot of injuries, the most stunning of which left us with a 17 year old keeper in net for 7 games. However, we actually won 5/7 of those games, so it didn't end up being all that important. Still, I think you can pin almost all of that 1-3 loss to Khimki on the kid. Oh, and his debut was the 2-2 draw, where he got lobbed from about 40 yards in the 88th minute.
Check out those dates. Which puts us here.
Best player so far has actually been Mier the Uruguayan, although in limited games because of injuries. After him it's Traore and Mputu.
EDIT: At this point most teams in the Russian Premier League have played 9 games. That compares to 6 in England, 7 in Germany, and 11 in the notoriously early starting Ukrainian Premier League.