07.05.2015 – During the week Rumori had the chance to test the FC Infonet new turf for you and can confirm that the quality is high. Soft and new, the laid artificial carpet has gained some centimeters over the athtletics track that was running along one of the touchlines. Also the stands have been renovated and are in phase of completion.
In order to take into consideration the attendance best comfort, the club is providing the stand with a roof to protect against rain at least.
The first and real home debut for FC Infonet after 2 years is set at 19:00 EST against Pärnu Linnemeeskond. Official opening party will be held one week later in the game against Nõmme Kalju in order to exploit an increased attendance.
Alexander Semakhin is one card away from suspension.
29.04.2015 – FC Infonet home turf is ready! As the below picture shows, the team has already taken several trainings on the new artificial turf in the Lasnamäe Athletics Complex location that has been Infonet's training base for several years (more pictures here). The ground will also serve as home stadium with the debut fixed on the 8th of May against Pärnu Linnameeskond.
13.04.2015 – And it finally came! FC Infonet's first win of the season happened in the last minutes of a dramatic confrontation with Paide Linnameeskond. Juri Jevdokimov and Tanel Melts fixed the full-time result on 4-2 for Pushtov's side.
FC Infonet are taking on Viljandi Tulevik tomorrow in Tallinn. The game was moved from 21:00 to 19:00 due to coincidence with Champions League games Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid and Juventus vs. Monaco.
Kassim Aidara is one yellow card away from suspension whereas Vladimir Avilov might get his place back into the XI as Pushtov might opt for rotation.
06.04.2015 – In a long interview appeared last week on Rumori with FC Infonet owner, Andrei Leshkin, the patron returned on the jersey affaire. 'I think it was the 4th official fault in this situation,' said straight the president 'He could have told the coach that Mashichev can put on a different jersey with any number.' He then reminded about last season's game against Narva Trans when the visiting team wore trainings bibs since they travelled just with one dark kit, as Infonet's home jerseys. When the topic was brought over the 'psychological pressure' exerted from bigger clubs onto refs in bigger countries, the patron admitted there is something similar happening in Estonia.
FC Infonet are still looking for their first win in Premium Liiga. A situation similar to 2013, when they were newly promoted. After 4 games, FC Infonet had collected the same amount of points (3) coming from 3 draws. The only loss was against Sillamäe Kalev.
The negative streak ended only on week 6 when they won 2-0 against Kalev Tallinn. Coach Pushtov hopes to bring it to an end earlier in Paide on Saturday afternoon.
20.03.2015 – The jersey affaire is behind the back and FC Infonet have to start putting points under the belt and before the international break. Looking at Narva's shocking result in Tallinn last week (1-1 draw against Levadia) it will not be an easy task for Pushtov's XI. The FC Infonet coach might go for a bit of rotation up front giving a start to Swedish Hajdari in place of Latvian Kozlovs who deluded against Flora. FC Infonet have to still understand who could be the firing gun replacing last season's hitman, Manucho.
16.03.2015 – Nikolay Mashichev and his jersey affaire spurred a lot of controversies during the weekend. As reported from FC Infonet-FC Flora game , the right flanker was compelled to leave the pitch due to some problems with his jersey name and number. Namely, the prints on the back of his shirt came off in second half. FC Infonet tried to fix using tape, however the temporary solution did not work long and they were compelled to replace the brilliant attacking midfielder (that far his side's best man) with Evgeni Harin. FC Infonet's coach, Aleksandr Pushtov commented as follows to Soccernet.ee 'The referee (Andrei Karhu -edit) did not allow Mashichev to continue. He told him that without a number, he cannot go on playing. We did not have a second jersey and therefore we had to sub him. It is clear that we wouldn't have made that change.' Right decision by the match official or pedantic handling? With some precedents set up in English Premier League, it seems the referee went for a strict interpretation. Referees chief, Uno Tutk, defended Karhu's deciesion and put the blame on Infonet's behaviour. 'There were many options,' told the officials boss to Delfi.ee 'the club lacked of creativity,' concluded Mr.Tutk hinting at the club not really looking for an alternative solution and that everything happened according to the rules.
12.03.2015 – As we apprehend from Swedish Fotballskanalen.se, Ermal Hajdari had come second in Swedish reality show on TV4 'Proffdrömmen' (Professional dream), a reality show aimed at discovering football talents. 'I will do everything to chase my dream,' told the 1992-born to Fotbollskanalen. Ermal participated into the show in the Spring of 2013 and the winner of the contest (Tobias Sandström) was offered a professional contract at Elfsborg. Even if runner-up, Nike Academy approached Ermal to offer him a place at their talents academy. Nike Academy is a talent academy for U20 players looking for a new club. The players train and play matches in a world class facility - St George's Park, which is the training ground for the English national team.
During the seven months Haidari was there, he performed well in friendlies against mostly League One and League Two teams, but also against the U21 teams from the Premier League. He scored 22 goals in 16 matches. Ermal aim was to play in Sweden, however no offer came and it seems because of Swedish approach to the Nike Academy, explains Ermal saying that not 'so many clubs take it seriously.'
In the interview Hajdari confirms he has signed a one-year deal and his plan is to move on after getting enough experience in the Estonian Premium Liiga. 'I might not stay here for three or four years.'
11.03.2015 – FC Infonet are ready to debut home against FC Flora. Even though the first game will not really be at home since the Devils will move to Lasnamäe Athletics complex only in May. As of now they will keep using Sportland Arena, the artificial grass pitch in front of A.LeCoq Arena, FC Flora stadium.
There is a lot of expectation for this game against the white-greens since Infonet has created a lot of troubles in the past to the city rivals (two wins out of the 6 last games – Whoscored.com).
Lavrentjev earned his place through a convincing performance against Levadia and shall again be chosen instead of Igonent between the sticks.
Ermal Hajdari (Swedish player of Albanian origins) has finally been registered with the club once the transfer was cleared internationally.