My new local team. The Ukrainian season resumes on February 28th with Chornomorets (currently third bottom with ten defeats out of sixteen) at home to sixth-placed Tavriya Simferopol.
The Ukrainian League is ranked seventh in Europe, ahead of Portugal and Holland, but that's mainly because of Donetsk and Kiev and "Odessa is non-league crap at its very worst," emailed a friend who's actually seen them play this season. He didn't go back. First rule of Eastern European football: lower your expectations - and spend as long as you can in the pub before kick-off.