An old war horse’s final campaign

27 June 2019. The Kornutyak household, near Minaj, Ukraine. Personae dramatis: Volodymar Kornutyak; Mrs Kornutyak MRS K.: You seem sure that the move to MFC Mykolaiv would be right for you. KORNUTYAK: At my age, a move up from third tier to second is rare and not to be sneezed at. MRS K.: Will you … Continue reading An old war horse’s final campaign

Strengthening the squad: the view from the boot room

20 June 2019. The boot room, Central Stadium, Mykolaiv. Dramatis personae: Dmytro Nazarenko (defence coach); Roman Chumak (goalkeeper coach). CHUMAK: So the Gaffer's made his first signing, I hear. What do we know? NAZARENKO: Kunev? Roman Kunev. All I know is he's the best right back in the club. CHUMAK: What makes you so sure … Continue reading Strengthening the squad: the view from the boot room

How to develop a club: get those positive cycles going!

In this edition of Black Sea FM, Du Malone interviews Grigor Pasha, manager of Chernomorets Balchik. Context: success on the Black Sea coast Du Malone: Pasha has been in charge at Balchik for four seasons. In his second season, they won the Bulgarian Second League. In the third season, when the First League split into … Continue reading How to develop a club: get those positive cycles going!