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Anzhi coach fumes over Warsaw pact

The coach of Anzhi Makhachkala, who meet Rangers tonight in a one-leg Uefa Cup tie, is clearly not used to buy canada goose parka uk facing media packs as hungry for news as the Scottish press. But if Alexander Markarov was unnerved by the experience he hid it well, and he clearly deserves a bigger audience than he normally gets back in Dagestan.

Markarov is here with his team as decreed by the tournament organisers, who best price canada goose jacket outlet usa online store finally took stock of the situation in his home region, which borders Chechnya, and accepted that the Glasgow side could not be guaranteed safe passage. So the teams are preparing to play at the neutral venue of the Wojska Polskiego stadium in front of a crowd expected to be less than 1,000, rather than the capacity 17,000 that would have been expected best mens canada goose parka in Makhachkala.

Unsurprisingly Markarov said he would have preferred to be playing at home rather than Warsaw and he left no one in any doubt that the people of Dagestan have taken a dim view of Rangers' reluctance to travel there. "I consider Rangers have behaved very badly," he declared. "They have lost the respect of our people. We would have welcomed them and there would have been no problems.

"Maybe their coach Dick Advocaat was afraid, but they would have been respected guests. Our fans were looking forward to a great occasion against a good team that boasts players such as Stefan Klos, Ronald de Boer and Tore Andre Flo.

"Dagestan is one buy a canada goose jacket online of the most hospitable regions of Russia and we have 30 nationalities including eight Scots there. We had hoped to play the first game at home in front of a big crowd and take a lead to Glasgow."

None of that has been possible, however, black canada goose parka after the canada goose coat 1000 calorie a day meal plan Ibrox club's determined stand against travelling to the trouble-torn area. The Rangers chairman David Murray had made it clear the moment the draw was made that he would not sanction his employees' travelling to Dagestan, even if it are there any canada goose outlet stores meant being disqualified from the tournament.

That, indeed, seemed highly likely for some time, although eventually the deteriorating situation in Makhachkala gave Uefa a face-saving way out which more or less suited Rangers but has been perceived as a slight on Dagestan.

The entertaining Markarov continued: "The people are not happy. But many of them, including the country's president, came to the airport to see us off. We have brought only a few supporters, but I understand more will try and make it to Warsaw by coach."

"This is our first tie in Europe and although it is unfortunate that it is a single game, perhaps we will win can you wash a canada goose coat it and then be happy to have one-off situations all the way to the final. The players know what is required and we have offered them each $100,000 (£68,000) to get through."

The last remarks were made tongue-in-cheek; one suspects that $100,000 would be more than enough to buy the whole club. However, it would not even be two weeks' wages for the likes of Flo or De Boer, who will be expected to shoot Rangers through to the next round.

"Our problem is that we do not know too much about the best canada goose jacket review opposition," admitted Advocaat. "From videos it would seem that they work very hard and have some gifted individuals. I would think their coach would use this whole situation to motivate his team. I know I would in the circumstances.

"However, when you look at the quality of our squad, there must be something wrong if we do not win."

Advocaat average cost canada goose jacket has recently welcomed Lorenzo Amoruso, De Boer and Barry Ferguson back from injury and it is no coincidence that his team produced their best performance so far in the 6-1 weekend win over Dundee United. It is that kind of form the Dutch coach is expecting tonight.

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