The Russian Wanderers
Ufa is the largest city of the Russian Federation. It lies on the bank of the Belaya (White) River near the point where it meets the Volkhovka (Volga) River. In the early times it was the largest city of all Russian territories and served as the administrative center of all the departments in the region. During the time of its domination by the Mongolians, their biggest city was situated here, bashgirdt. Today it has turned into a major tourist destination with many attractions.
There are various ways to travel around Ufa. The most convenient way is by air. There are four airlines that fly to Ufa – Alliantai, Krasavnaya, Volkhovka, and Naples. These companies also have partners in some flights to Ufa, and you need to ask them for details. Once you get to Ufa, you need to purchase plane tickets by paying the tariffs on offer, which are usually regulated by seasons. The tariffs are fixed according to the seasons and are on a first come-first served basis.
The other way to travel around Ufa is by train. The train service offers a journey between Ufa and the European side of St. Petersburg. There are two ways to reach there: either by direct carriage from the train station or by using the intercity bus. The journey takes about three hours. Once you reach St. Petersburg, you can hire a car and visit any of the interesting places on foot, but you will have to use the railway station as your connection point for all other journeys, or else travel by train for the journey between Ufa and Moscow.
The last option is to book a direct flight to Ufa and take the bus into the city. This option is ideal for someone who doesn’t care about the games, but still wants to be in close proximity of a group of football fans. Once you arrive in Ufa, you can use the three seasons’ unrestricted free transfer market to find some bargains. The main areas where you can find bargains are: first years, academy players, youth players, potential youngsters, club must offer sheets, and potential internationals. As with the other options, you need to make sure that the club you want to sign up is part of the three seasons’ free transfer market, otherwise you won’t be able to register your player until the next season.
Of course, if you are new to Ufa you may not know what to expect. Don’t be afraid to ask for the inside scoop on signing restricted free agents. Your agent may even give you a guided tour around Ufa, pointing out all of the top nightclubs, restaurants, and shopping areas. If you are still unsure, then speak to a friendly coach or steward at the stadium – they can usually give you an informative and enlightening tour. The great thing about Ufa is that there is a variety of accommodation available – you can choose to stay in one of the many large town centres such as Ufa-Dsjeres, or you can look at staying in one of Ufa’s smaller townships such as Tsevet, Pavehton or Semikonova.
One of the best things about Ufa is that the club is run on a democratic basis, so if you want to join the team you don’t have to worry about your place in the team ranking. You can simply show your commitment by signing a player contract and attend matches as much as you would like. The most important thing is to show your passion for the game by performing and enjoying yourself. After all, that is why you signed up to Ufa in the first place! If you are determined to turn your passion and skill into a long term career in football, then the chances are that you will succeed and turn what was once a reserve league team into a long standing and respected one.