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10-23-2012, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by khlman View Post
Russian squads are required to field at least 5 Russians in a starting XI side in the RPL, that's why guys like Denisov and Kerzhakov have some leverage and can't easily be squashed.
I know of the rule, but that only gives the players leverage if they believe that you have no other options to fulfil that quota.

It needs pointed out that to build an excellent team, you do not need 11 excellent players. You need a good team unit with a mix of very solid, dependable players and then have your star players. Having entitled idiots in your squad destroys the chance of a good team unit.

If Zenit have any sense, Denisov (at least) will be gone in January. More than half the squad will be happy to see the back of him anyway.

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