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Round Table: Looking Back At Matchday 21-23

By TOKE THEILADE, Apr 18 – In this Round Table our panel takes a closer what happened between matchday 21 and 23. Three rounds were played in the span of one week.



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Preview: Sevilla – Zenit

By JOEL AMORIM, Apr 16 – We take a closer look at Zenit St. Petersburg’s Europa League encounter with the Spanish giants from Sevilla.

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The Troubled Mind of Igor Denisov

By TOKE THEILADE, Apr 9 – Igor Denisov has recently been suspended and transferlisted by Dinamo Moscow. We examine his bad habit of getting in trouble with his coaches.


An Englishman in Siberia: Winter Break Review of FC Tyumen

By ANDREW FLINT, Apr 1 – A Winter Break special review of FC Tyumen’s season, with previews of all new signings


Five Things We Learned From The Winter Break

By ANDREW FLINT, Mar 26 – We take a look at five things we learned from the winter break in Russian football


From Soviet Golden Boy To Total Oblivion – Fragments Of Igor Dobrovolski’s Rutted Career

By JOEL AMORIM, Mar 21 – Igor Dobrovolski, the man who played for three different National teams during his troubled footballer’s career, could very well have been one of the best midfielders in the history of football, but he instead fell into the darkness of total oblivion.


Round Table: The spring season of RPL

By TOKE THEILADE, Mar 4 – In this Round Table our panel takes a closer look at what to expect from the spring season of 2015.


Amir Natcho – Russia’s Next Superstar?

By TOKE THEILADE, Feb 21 Toke Theilade takes a closer look at the bright young star Amir Natcho, who moved from Russia to FC Barcelona in the summer of 2014.

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PSV Eindhoven v Zenit St. Petersburg – Europa League Preview

Thursday 19th February will be Zenit St. Petersburg’s first competitive game since the start of their winter break in which they trained in Qatar, Turkey and Spain. The squad that has flown to Holland to face PSV Eindhoven in the Europa League is as follows: Goalkeepers: Lodygin, Vasyutin, Baburin Defenders: Anyukov, Smolnikov, Garay, Neto, Zuev, […]

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Reaction to Hulk’s new Zenit contract.

News came through yesterday that Hulk had signed a contract extension with top of the table Zenit St. Petersburg until 2019, his original deal was due to expire in 2017. So what does this contract extension mean for Zenit and Hulk himself? The previous contract he received after his €60 million Euro move to Zenit […]


Vagner Love set to become the traitor of Moscow?

BY SHANE BURNS, Feb 6th. Former CSKA legend looks set to snub his ex-club and move to city rivals Lokomotiv Moscow in a deal worth €70,000 per week.


Zenit St. Petersburg – A mid season review.

Zenit are currently away at a winter break training camp in Qatar. This is a great opportunity for the players to get a bit of sun on their backs and train hard for a tough second half of the season in the Russian Premier League as well as the UEFA Europa League. Judging by the […]


What Happened to Russia’s succesful 2008 Squad?

By TOKE THEILADE, Jan 20 – This article presents a closer look at, what happened to the 23 Russian players who participated in the 2008 EURO.