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...]

RFN Podcast: Confederations Cup Review

The Confederations Cup is over for the Russian national team, and so it is time to review the performance of Sbornaya. On top of that, the guys discuss Stanislav Cherchesov's future, and whether or not it is time to try another goalkeeper instead of Igor Akinfeev. Furthermore, this podcast is the first done in collaboration with the guys at World Football Index, which means that in the future you can find all of our podcasts on their … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast Special – Confederations Cup Preview

Host Thomas Giles and regular guests Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint preview Russia's Confederations Cup group with the help of experts on each of the other three teams. Ola Bjerkevoll from footballoceania.com gives us the lowdown on New Zealand before Tom Kundert from portugoal.net dissects Portugal's chances. Finally, Tom Marshall from ESPN tells us about Mexico's ambitions in the … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast – Review Of Russian Premier League Season and Confederations Cup Preview

Host Thomas Giles along with regular guests Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint look back and analyse the 2016/17 Russian Premier League season before previewing this summer's Confederations Cup which is set to take place in Russia. https://soundcloud.com/russian-football-news/rfn-podcast-26th-may-review-of-russian-premier-league-season-and-confederations-cup-preview Do not forget to submit your questions to the panel on the comments section on here, via Twitter, E-mail … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast – Football In Chechnya Special

Host Thomas Giles is joined on the podcast by regular guests Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint to discuss football in the volatile Russian region of Chechnya. The trio look at how football, and particularly local club Terek Grozny, is being used by the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to promote himself and his politics. https://soundcloud.com/russian-football-news/rfn-podcast-football-in-chechnya-special Do not forget to submit your questions to the panel on the comments section … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast – Should Cherchesov Go, Where Does Slutsky Go Next, Listeners’ Questions

Regular host Thomas Giles and guest Toke Theilade welcome John Torrie to the Russian Football News Podcast. The trio discuss John's latest piece on the RFN website where he calls for Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov to vacate his post after another set of poor results in the international break. Staying on the national team theme, the panel debate where former Russia coach Leonid Slutsky will end up next and ask whether his reputation is now tarnished. Finally, they answer questions from … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast Special: Exploitation of Migrant Workers and Human Rights Violations at the Zenit Arena

https://soundcloud.com/russian-football-news/rfn-special-with-josimar#t=0:00 In this special edition of the RFN podcast, podcast host Thomas Giles, Editor-in-Chief Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint spoke to Håvard Melnæs from Josimar after his hard-hitting piece about the exploitation of migrant workers at the Zenit Arena shocked the football world with its dark revelations. You can read the article here: You can also follow Josimar on Twitter: You can subscribe to the … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast – Dodgy Pitches, Crisis At Tom Tomsk And The Latest Aleksandr Kokorin Scandal

Host Thomas Giles is joined by usual guests Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint to discuss the recent suspension of matches at FC Rostov and Rubin Kazan as a result of their poor pitches following the uproar surrounding the issue in Rostov's Europa League clash against Manchester United. They then talk about the financial chaos at Tom Tomsk and question whether allowing them to continue in the Russian Premier League undermines the competition. Finally, Aleksandr Kokorin is back in the negative … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast – Transfer Window Review And Spring Predictions

Host Thomas Giles is joined by regular guests Andrew Flint and Toke Theilade to discuss the moves in the recently closed Russian Transfer Window before giving their predictions for the final few months of the season. https://soundcloud.com/russian-football-news/rfn-podcast-transfer-window-review-and-spring-predictions Do not forget to submit your questions to the panel on the comments section on here, via Twitter, E-mail russianfootballnews1@gmail.com or on the … [Read more...]