RFN Podcast – RFN Top 50, Transfer Window Update & Europa League Preview

In the latest edition of the RFN Podcast, host Thomas Giles is joined by Artëm Makarevitch and Toke Theilade. They return with the latest from the 2018 World Cup host country. On this episode they reveal the RFN Top 50, provide an update on the transfer window, and preview Russian teams in Europa League action. You can find the podcast on SoundCloud, or subscribe via iTunes by clicking here. You can also subscribe via iTunes by selecting – File, Subscribe to … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast: Which RFPL players should foreign clubs sign?

In the latest edition of the RFN Podcast, Thomas Giles, Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint discuss the recent proposals to reform the Premier League as well as the upcoming transfer window. https://soundcloud.com/world-football-index/russian-football-news-which-rfpl-players-should-foreign-clubs-sign You can find the podcast on SoundCloud, or subscribe via iTunes by clicking here. You can also subscribe via iTunes by selecting – File, Subscribe to Podcast – and entering the following … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast: Slutsky Leaves Hull & RFPL Takes Winter Break

Thomas Giles, Toke Theilade and James Nickels provide their usual insight into Russian football, and discuss the latest issues, including the departure of Leonid Slutsky at English side Hull City, and provide a mid-season review as the RFPL moves into the Winter Break. https://soundcloud.com/world-football-index/russian-football-news-slutsky-leaves-hull-rfpl-takes-winter-break You can find the podcast on SoundCloud, or subscribe via iTunes by clicking here. You can also subscribe via … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast: Calendar Controversies, Zenit Crisis and Ural Surprise

Thomas Giles, Andrew Flint, and Toke Theilade provide their usual insight into Russian football, and discuss the latest issues, including the political debate over SKA Khabarovsk - Lokomotiv Moscow, Zenit St. Petersburg's crisis and FC Ural's good form. https://soundcloud.com/world-football-index/russian-football-news-calendar-controversy-zenit-crisis-ural-surprise#t=0:01 You can find the podcast on SoundCloud, or subscribe via iTunes by clicking here. You can also … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast – Arsenal Tula, Akhmat Grozny, and a Russian Perspective on FM 2018

https://soundcloud.com/world-football-index/russian-football-news-arsenal-tula-akhmat-grozny-and-a-russian-perspective-on-fm-2018#t=0:00 Host Thomas Giles is joined by David Sansun and Neil Salata to talk about Oleg Kononov's shock resignation from Akhmat Grozny before discussing whether Arsenal Tula's excellent recent form makes them the surprise package of the Russian Premier League season so far. The trio then dissect Stanislav Cherchesov's latest Russian National Team squad which is … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast: Krasnodar’s Rough Patch & Konstantin Sarsania’s Legacy

The Russian Football News team look at the newly promoted teams, discuss Krasnodar's rough patch, & look at the legacy left by Konstantin Sarsania. https://soundcloud.com/world-football-index/russian-football-news-konstantin-sarsanias-legacy#t=0:00 You can find the podcast on SoundCloud, or subscribe via iTunes by clicking here. You can also subscribe via iTunes by selecting – File, Subscribe to Podcast – and entering the following … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast: European Review and the Collapse of Ararat Moscow

The team review the performances of the Russian clubs competing in the European group stages. Furthermore, the collapse and future of big spending Ararat Moscow is discussed. https://soundcloud.com/world-football-index/russian-football-news-russian-teams-in-europe-ararat-moscow You can find the podcast on SoundCloud, or subscribe via iTunes by clicking here. You can also subscribe via iTunes by selecting – File, Subscribe to Podcast – and entering the following … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast: European Draw and Reforming the FNL

Host Thomas Giles is joined by Andrew Flint and debutant James Nickels to discuss the latest in Russian football. The trio give their thoughts on the chances of Russian teams in Europe following last week's draws before trying to find a solution to Russia's poorly organised second tier. https://soundcloud.com/world-football-index/russian-football-news-european-draw-and-reforming-the-fnl You can find the podcast on SoundCloud, or subscribe via iTunes by clicking here. You can also … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast: Transfer Window and Russian Clubs in Europe Preview

Thomas Giles and regular panelists Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint discuss the turnaround of players at Anzhi Makhachkala over the last couple of transfer windows before reviewing the Russian Premier League transfer window so far. The trio then dissect the chances of Russian clubs in European competition this season. https://soundcloud.com/world-football-index/russian-football-news-transfer-window-and-russian-clubs-in-europe-preview You can find the podcast on SoundCloud, or … [Read more...]

Season Preview: SKA Khabarovsk

Based in the Far East, near China, Japan and North Korea, SKA Khabarovsk was the team that none of the Premier League clubs wanted promoted from the FNL last season. However, they have more than earned their right to participate in the top flight after beating Orenburg in a promotion/relegation playoff a couple of months ago. Although the other Premier League clubs  are no doubt annoyed by SKA's appearance in the top flight this season, there is also a lot of intrigue which has gathered interest … [Read more...]