RFN Podcast: Russian Players In England, Transfer Rumours, RFN Top 50 Analysis

Host Thomas Giles is once again joined by RFN writers Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint in the first RFN podcast of 2017. The trio ask why transfers from Russia to England rarely work out before discussing potential transfers involving Russian clubs in the current transfer window. Finally they review the recently published RFN Top 50 and pick out some of the most interesting findings from the poll done by the RFN writing … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast New Year Edition – Another Anzhi Firesale & 2016 Review

Host Thomas Giles is joined by regular guests Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint to discuss the recent takeover and potential firesale set to take place at Anzhi Makhachkala (recorded before manager Pavel Vrba's departure) before reviewing 2016 in Russian football. https://soundcloud.com/russian-football-news/rfn-podcast-another-anzhi-firesale-2016-review Do not forget to submit your questions to the panel on the comments section on here, via Twitter, E-mail … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast – Eremenko Banned, Rostov Face Bayern Munich And More Problems At Zenit Arena

Host Thomas Giles is joined by regular panelists Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint. The trio discuss the drugs ban imposed on CSKA Moscow midfielder Roman Eremenko before previewing FC Rostov's match against Bayern Munich in the Champions League as well as predicting FC Rostov's general European chances. They then talk about the latest delay and corruption allegations surround the World Cup venue in St. Petersburg and ask if the chaos will ever end on Krestovsky Island. Finally they take … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast – Russian Derbies, Trouble At Spartak v CSKA & RFPL Managerial Vacancies

Host Thomas Giles is once again joined by website editor Toke Theilade and writer Andrew Flint. The trio discuss Russian derbies and talk about the unsavoury incidents at last weekend's Moscow derby between Spartak Moscow and CSKA Moscow. They then go over the recent managerial departures in the Russian Premier League before taking listeners' questions and talking about their 'Only in Russian football' moment for this … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast: State Influence, Dinamo Moscow’s Recovery And Youth Development In Russian Football

Host Thomas Giles is joined by website editor Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint. On this podcast the trio discuss the state's influence on Russian football and whether this is a good thing for the future of the game in the country. They connect this issue with the resurgence of Dinamo Moscow in the second tier after last season's relegation before talking about youth development in the country - a frequent question from listeners and … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast: European Prospects, Sbornaya, Rostov’s coaching merry-go-round and #RFNXI

Host Thomas Giles is joined by Editor-in-Chief Toke Theilade and writer Andrew Flint to discuss the European prospects of Russian clubs, the latest results of the Russian national team and the coaching merry-go-round at Rostov. Finally the trio respond to a listener's question to come up with a RPL XI with only one player per club allowed in the lineup. https://soundcloud.com/russian-football-news/european-prospects-sbornaya-rostovs-coaching-merry-go-round-and-rfnxi You can also … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast: Three RFPL Managers On the Way Out

Host Thomas Giles is joined by writers Andrew Flint and Ilya Sokolov in a special edition of the Russian Football News podcast. The trio discuss the sudden departures of Dmitri Alenichev from Spartak Moscow, Kurban Berdyev from Rostov and Igor Cherevchenko from Lokomotiv Moscow. https://soundcloud.com/russian-football-news/three-russian-premier-league-managers-on-the-way-out You can also find our podcast on … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast – Roundtable, European Prospects, Opening Weekend and Listeners’ Questions

The first podcast of the new season sees host Thomas Giles joined by website Editor Toke Theilade and writer Andrew Flint. The trio talk about the predictions made for the season by the writers team on the website along with Russian clubs European prospects as well as discussing the opening round of RPL fixtures. Finally they answer questions asked by readers and listeners of Russian Football News … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast: Who Comes After Slutsky, Hulk’s big-money move to China and Rubin’s summer spending

Host Thomas Giles is joined by writers Andrew Flint and David Sansun as well as Editor Toke Theilade. The four of them debate who should be the new manager of the Russian national time following Leonid's Slutsky's exit after a disastorous Euro 2016 campaign. Then, with pre-season now underway, they talk about Hulk's big-money move from Zenit St. Petersburg to China as well as other potential player exits from Saint- Petersburg. Finally they discuss Rubin Kazan's future both short and … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast: Alenichev safe at Spartak? Dinamo’s youthful policy & Jorge Mendes plus why our clubs fail in Europe

Thomas Giles is once again joined by Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint to discuss the issues at the top of the agenda in Russian football. The trio discuss whether club legend Dmitri Alenichev is the right man for Spartak Moscow and the new youthful squad at Dinamo Moscow as well as their deal with super agent Jorge Mendes. Finally they ask why Russian clubs have failed in European football in recent years and whether anything can be done to improve the … [Read more...]