About Our Web Site
Hello, dear fans. I was asked to tell You a few words about our
site http://fratria.ru. As we learned,
many people do not even know about this resource in the Internet
or of all its potential. I'll try to give you a full picture of what
we have. And to make it more interesting, I'll break it into several
paragraphs which will complement each other: the past, the present
of our site and our future plans.
The site originally was designed for the fans of our «Great and
Strong» club as a place where we could communicate, read and discuss the
fresh news from our team and support life. Over the first year (2006)
we were trying everything: we used many content management systems and
built, as it seemed to us, the best site of the world, with news and
comments, lots of photographs from matches, huge information of the
ultras life from many countries. Special attention was given to the news
blocks, ultras movement photo reviews and, certainly, the place
of communication — the forum and news comments. Unluckily, the original
platform with its hosting provider and software could not manage the
growing visitors number and the site started having more and more
problems in winter. Later, some few weeks per month our site was falling
victim to hacker attacks and also due to frequent disconnections and
problems with the content management. So, this had to be stopped and the
site was decided to be changed radically. We wrote it from square one
without using any other content management systems. All we had now was
the forum, a few blogs and the «Ultras world» photo review section.
By the summer 2007 the main sections of the site were rewritten and
run quite successfully. The site maintains its load with a huge reserve.
We are lucky with a new hosting provider and the only thing we have
to do now is just filling the section contents and maintaining the news
blog. Additionally, we have restored «References», «Library», «Video»
and «Away Travel» sections. Go visit them! Enjoy reading and watching!
In the «Reference» section you can have an access to all valuable
Internet resources about FC Spartak Moscow, sports, ultras life and
Russian professional football clubs from all divisions. The «Europe»
section gives information on the leading and most interesting European
championships. There you can vote for the most interesting
championships. The references given lead you not only to the official
club sites, but also to the club supporter sites. In general, this
section is a very good place to learn what many other fans around the
world do and talk about. The section is maintained not only by us, the
«site people», but also by You. Just use our easy search and send the
lacking references to the site organizer.
In the «Away Travel» section you can get an interesting information
of the cities and countries which our football, ice-hockey
and Russian national teams are going to visit. So, this time we are
preparing reviews of all the cities that will host Euro-2008. Each city
review is provided with its according topic in the forum. There you can
discuss travels before and after matches.
The «Library» section contains various information, such as books
about «Spartak», its players and managers, magazines, articles, fanzines
and issues of the Fratria newspaper. Particularly, it contains all the
issues of the «Moskovskiy Spartak» (Spartak Moscow) magazine, all
«Ultras News» fanzines and a lot more. We have been the first who
launched the scanning project of the «Spartak» magazine that was issued
at the turn of the millennium. We are actively searching for other
fanzines and we would be much obliged if You could help us find them!
There is also a search button on books and fanzines as their number
is growing and is near one hundred now.
The recently restored «Video» section contains video materials about
football ultras life and their number is growing every week. We also lay
out most interesting matches with our club; they are selected through
voting on the «Forum». For the visitors service the video can
be downloaded through FTP-server. The films are divided
into those with and without translation. Download and enjoy watching!
With the coming issue of the magazine we plan to place a video clip —
a preview to the «Support Formula 2007» DVD.
And to cap it all, there is a good old «Season» section which has
a complete statistics on Spartak matches in different tournaments,
including reserves and even friendly matches during off-season,
both summer and winter. So we have already placed the match schedule
of the First Channel Cup 2008 tournament. Besides tables, reports and
schedules, the section also has much more interesting information like
the fan reviews before and after matches including photo and video
materials. In this section you will find detailed description of all
clubs with its stadiums Spartak has ever played with. Not so much
detailed as other clubs have or the «Away Travel» has, bit still you can
easily find references to the consequent clubs and cities. In this
section you can easily navigate between different sections and pages
of the site. From there you can go to the current tournament table which
is placed on the main page and then go directly to the Spartak season
schedule or played matches reports. Quite new for the «Season» section
is the recently opened «Hockey» sub-section.
Start chatting at the «Forum» and «Blogs» pages where you can read
and comment on articles and other reference material, not posted on the
The site has a very funny and informative «On Tour» competition with
questions on the history of Our Great Club and its achievements, players
and plays which have become a legend for the Red-Whites.
Especially popular are questions on geography. The best erudite persons
receive prizes and the final winner takes the major prize — «The
EuroTravel with Fratria».
20 October 1982 is a tragic date. After the UEFA Cup match with the
Dutch «Haarlem» on the Luzhniki Stadium death took lives of 66 (official
figure) of our brothers and sisters. 25 years have passed and
we decided to create a special project «october20.ru».
There you will find photos, audio and video materials commemorating
that event. We keep on providing the project with more materials.
We will never forget you!
Now the site is being filled not only with news and Your messages,
but also with some other actual information to read and discuss between
tours. And as a result the number of its visitors is growing more and
more all this year. At the start of the redesigned site the daily number
of its visitors was around 10,000. The last months show the figure
to have exceeded 20,000! We are very happy to know You have chosen
us. And we are now passing over to our plans.
We have grand plans. It's easier to guess what we will never do than
to tell you what we are going to do. The work with site involves
hundreds of hands and brains, still it requires more…Anyway, we have our
plans and sooner we will do the following.
The site will soon manage to register and lead the user's profile.
Once you enter the site we will recognize you and give you a personal
functional, not the same pages for all users. And you can edit your own
profile, look at the list of other users and their profiles. Depending
on the user's information we will show the statistics on user's
hometowns and birthdays, active chatter's ratings and newcomers, most
common names and even most popular favourite clubs. Guess which will
be at the top?;)
The registered users can leave their comments in the «Library»
(a certain literary club) and in «Video» sections where you can download
and discuss not only films, but videos with goals, supports and full
video matches. The books read and matches visited by the same users will
create a common topic place for discussion and exchange of opinions.
Some comments will certainly appear in the news, as it happened
earlier. But only the «Guest forum» can give the full picture of the
events in the club and football in general, fresh insides, information
leakages and so on.
Such sections as «References», «Season» and «Away Travels» will keep
on evolving and growing into its best. The «References» section will
contain site references to all valuable world club tournaments. The
«Away Travels» will cover all towns and countries where our club and the
national team are going to play. And the «Season» section will hold
complete statistics of tournaments with Spartak participation since its
birth in 1922.
Our site necessarily needs to open new sections. The most expected
is the «Team» section with information about Spartak players, past and
present, reserves and managers, legends worthy of the «Hall of Fame».
Quite soon we expect to open «Fratria Shop». Now we are writing the
sections of «Wallpapers», «Goals», «Plays» and audio and video materials
are soon to be filed back to their former places. We also project the
«Predictions» section, the English version of the site and the version
for mobile connection. We want to do a lot of things but need more help,
so if you have time and program in Perl, come visit us and the site
will develop faster than before. Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you at our
meridian.S and riva