Working over the book about
The author has lost sight
Sergey Starodubtsev was firmly adhered to football by his father, the inveterate fan who was not passing any significant football event in the Eagle. The father supported "Torpedo", and here his sons became admirers of other commands - «Spartak» (big brother Alexander) and "Dynamo" (Sergey).
Football as a hobby
However, Sergey Starodubtsev not only was the fan, but also itself not bad played football, supporting an amateur command of steel-rolling factory which in 1977 became the bronze prize-winner of superiority of a city of the Eagle among young men.
However the role of the fan and performance for a factory national team not to the full satisfied the young admirer of football. Having begun in the childhood to remember names of the Oryol football players and having continued this process by a collecting of "aaplets" of football matches of the Eagle, Sergey gradually began to collect the information of wider plan, concerning the Oryol football, and has quickly turned to its largest expert in areas.
But football was only a hobby, addition to the basic work - both at factory UVM, and on steel-rolling where Sergey worked till 1995.
The first book about the Oryol football
As obliges it was necessary to Sergey to go much in different cities of the USSR for the organisation of deliveries of raw materials on the enterprise. It from such business trips always with a bale of football "aaplets" and other literature which filled up it and so considerable sports библиотечку came back. At Sergey the thought gradually grew ripe to write the book in which the life of the Oryol football in its historical development would be reflected. But for this purpose it was necessary to Starodubtsev to expand an information field: it has fastened close friendship with футболофилами from other cities and has begun laborious work in the state archive of the Oryol area in which extracted the facts on history of the Oryol football of first half of XX-th century.
The material collected by Starodubtsev it has appeared so many that it did not hold in any way in one book conceived in the beginning. It was necessary to break it chronologically and to prepare for the press on the big periods. All was ready to the beginning of 2004, that the first book has left in the press. It is necessary to find means for circulation. After long and difficult searches of the sponsor have advised to Starodubtsev to address to businessman Michael Bernikovu known in the Eagle to the admirer of football, and the most football player in the past with the 25-year-old experience (to the candidate for the master of sports).
Michael Juryevich has rendered to the author of the book the effective help the appearance in 2006 in the Publishing house «Оrlik» of the book «The Oryol football in the twentieth century became which result. A part the first: 1911-1959». The book in volume more than 300 pages, with a considerable quantity of the photos, 500 copy published in the circulation, has found at once the reader and quickly became a curiosity.
Starodubtsev was very happy both the spent work, and result. It would be possible to prepare the second book for the press, but...
Light in a tunnel
Here now it is necessary to tell about the sad. Sergey since childhood had a hereditary predisposition to that sight can worsen, doctors always limited to it physical activities. While nearby there was big brother Alexander, it supervised a life of the younger. But after leaving school Alexander Starodubtsev has arrived in military school in Leningrad and the Eagle has for a long time left.
And Sergey Starodubtsev just then has seriously taken a great interest in football, and books read always with ecstasy. And when it was dug in archival documents also time did not notice.
Also there was about what him once warned - visual acuity has fallen in the beginning in one eye. Doctors have performed operation, have again warned about mode observance. But the book about football needed to be finished. And it has finished it - but already almost completely having lost sight and on the second eye.
And there has then come full darkness. The work which once was simply hobby rescued from despair, but become by meaning of the life, - work on book continuation about the Oryol football.
All records and cards as if expecting a situation in advance, Starodubtsev shortly before tragedy approach has spread out so that the wife could help it, and at most in a head almost all from the conceived new book was built, as if in the computer.
Except true wife Marina (in 2011 of the spouse have noted silver wedding), children - Sveta and Sergey, brother Alexander who has supported Starodubtsev in difficult minute, there were also other real friends. As in collective new to Sergey Starodubtsev - the Oryol branch of the All-Russia society blind, and among the former sportsmen.
Sergey always remembers them: the same Michael, Alexander Rodina, Egor Kirjakova, Oleg Mitjushkina and three Evgenies - Bystrov, Beliayev and Bugrov. Everyone has left the kind trace in Starodubtsev's shower.
In 2009 when from sight Sergey Starodubtsev still had only memoirs, it has published (by means of the same from Bernikov) at once two books from a cycle «The Oryol football in the XX-th century», having finished a chronicle of events till 1979.
But while it not the work end. In plans - some more books which will finish the conceived series. From them «the Alphabet of the Oryol football» in which before the reader all football players playing on Орловщине in alphabetic order will appear, and pupils of the Oryol football, areas supporting by limits becomes main.
To despair, of any case, Sergey Starodubtsev who has appeared as the fates decree in full darkness does not gather: after all it is necessary to make still so much! How many the conceived books...
One of Sergey Starodubtsev's favourite songs - «As this world is fine, look!». Sergey, alas, does not see. But urges to peer into terrestrial beauty of who has a sight but who yet does not pay to it attention.