Readers help needed to solve nasty crime in Burgas

Burgas News has reported that police were summoned to the car park of Neftochimic 1962, where chairman Petar Danchev's BMW was seriously vandalised. It appears to have been attacked with a sledgehammer. In addition, obscene graffiti was scrawled on the car's windows in indelible ink. The police are said to be stumped: neither they nor … Continue reading Readers help needed to solve nasty crime in Burgas

FM goes green: football and stakeholder management

Du Malone writes: In a previous post our manager, Grigor Pasha, has outlined his approach, as a club manager, to stakeholder management. By stakeholder he means any party that influences, or is influenced by his club, Neftochimic 1962. Principally, he's referring to players, former players and staff, club directors/owners/investors, sponsors, football authorities, match officials, agents, affiliates, … Continue reading FM goes green: football and stakeholder management

League regulations: a second depth charge

Grigor Pasha writes: The regulations for the Bulgarian second tier aren't particularly complicated. It's not like the MLS, where you need someone to write a guide to help you make sense of it all. But there are a couple of regulations that could trip you up if you're not paying attention. The first, the implications … Continue reading League regulations: a second depth charge

The itinerary for your Black Sea cruise is announced

Du Malone writes: Neal Ascherson's Black Sea is a fascinating book but also a frustrating one. In the introduction he explains that his study begins in Crimea and then 'goes in many directions. It is not a guide-book and I am not a circumnavigator. Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania all get less attention than they deserve'. … Continue reading The itinerary for your Black Sea cruise is announced

Europe, Asia, and football management: the significance of Grigor Pasha

Du Malone writes: The Black sea has long been the meeting point, but also the flashpoint, between cultures. According to Neil Ascherson, in his book Black Sea, our notions of civilisation and barbarism start here. Europe/Asia Ascherson quotes Edith Hall, writing in Inventing the barbarian: 'The story of the invention of the barbarian is the … Continue reading Europe, Asia, and football management: the significance of Grigor Pasha

Help required on #FM20: I don’t know where I am!

Du Malone writes: Our manager, Grigor Pasha, has been appointed manager of Pomorie, in the Bulgarian 2nd tier. That seemed fitting, given that (according to Wikipedia) the club play at Pomorie Stadium, part of a swanky training and fitness complex immediately adjacent to the Black Sea. Have a look at the promotional photographs here of the … Continue reading Help required on #FM20: I don’t know where I am!