TRADING PLACES – UPL MD 31

A rare midweek Matchday is upon us! It’s an essential game week for the medal chasers in particular, who have just two more attempts at gaining further points to help boost their European ambitions. Since the weekend, there hasn’t such a great abundance of news or happenings bar the results of MD 30.  It’s likely …

THE END for Karpaty Lviv – UPL MD 30

It’s official! The UPL is left with eleven teams for the remainder of the season! The sole team that was likely to be relegated anyway, has been removed from the division after failing to fulfil two fixtures in a row and not giving valid reasons for those unfulfillments. The UAF announced earlier this week that …

K A (R . I . P) A T Y – UPL MD 29

The end of another historic UPL club is nigh according to numerous sources in Ukraine. Karpaty Lviv, winners of the 1969 Soviet Cup, are on the verge of being another casualty in the list of teams in Ukraine that have fallen due to disregard and financial mismanagement. Earlier this week, news broke that new Karpaty …

UKRAINIAN FOOTBALL SHOW – PODCAST EPISODE ONE

BRAND NEW PODCAST OUT NOW Covering all the news since the COVID restart: Dynamo’s recent plight Karpaty’s financial woes Spectators at BCD games VAR LISTEN NOW: APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/shoot-the-defence/id633108165?mt=2&fbclid=IwAR1UWLjnLy8BC2U2IVvyXnFh2kX55dgbiXVjiYbEqkALHJGUqZZ5_n5CjjA SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/0IhypURW1JiiI7rGU354aV?si=O6V5LKuu&fbclid=IwAR3hmeFypLtpAhMEcjjCd602IgVM0IUW88VayfOosv9KxEhiiWeYvLcHK8M AUDIOBOOM: https://audioboom.com/posts/7619661-ukrfut24-podcast-falling-dynamo-bankrupt-karpaty-and-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR16gSB9CWShSLIR-RLN4ZjqT1PRPdO-HpsM_sU-rusa1o3px1I645EYmgg

MEDALSMEN: The Podium Chasers – UPL MD 28

Another eventful week in the world of Ukrainian football has passed by and it’s not over just yet with Matchday 28 still to come. The biggest news from the past seven days was that of Shakhtar lifting their fourth consecutive UPL title and their thirteenth in total last Saturday. Their 3-2 win over Oleksandriya sees …

UPLovin’ it: Choose your BRONZE medallist – UPL MD 27

It’s been another packed news week for Ukrainian football despite the majority of the world’s sporting focus geared towards the the return of the Premier League in England.  UEFA’s ExCo took place on Wednesday, confirming the future of a number of its competitions, in which Ukrainian sides will be taking part in. The remainder of …

UPL BOYZ: Battle for 2nd Place – UPL MD 26

Seven games to go! The UPL ticks down towards the end of the season with Matchday 26 and the fight for the automatic European spots finely poised! Over the past week there, the fate of Ukraine’s other professional leagues’ 19/20 seasons were also decide. Ukraine’s second tier – The Persha Liha will resume on 24th …

FANTASTIC 4: RACE FOR THE SILVER MEDAL – UPL MD 25

The UPL continues to tick down toward the end of the 19/20 campaign after resuming action last weekend! However, there will be a notable exception. Karpaty Lviv’s match against Mariupol was postponed last week, after three players had initially tested positive for Covid-19 the day before the game. In further tests the following Monday, this …

76 DAYS LATER: THE UPL REAWAKENS ONCE MORE – MD 24

The hiatus has ended! As Ukraine slowly moves out of lockdown, the UPL emerges from its second mid-season break to conclude the seemingly never-ending 19/20 campaign! According to the Kyiv Post (accurate as of 29th May) there have been over 22,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ukraine, whilst officially 679 have died as a result …

THE UPL ‘POST LOCKDOWN 12’ TO WATCH

The UPL is back this weekend so what better way to prepare for its return than a quick run down of the most exciting players to keep an eye on over the next couple months ONE PLAYER TO LOOK OUT FOR PER CLUB Reverse league order below: 12. Yehor Nazaryna (Karpaty) There are few positives …