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...]

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...]