Round Table: Looking Back at the Summer Transfer Window

Two weeks ago, the transfer window closed, and we have now had a chance to evaluate the new players. Therefore, we gathered a team to discuss the transfer window.  The panel consisted of the following RFN writers: Toke Theilade (@Toke Theilade) James Nickels (@JamesNickels) Andrew Flint (@AndrewMijFlint) David Sansun (@RFN_David) Question one: Who'll stand as the best signing this summer, once the season is over? Toke: Emmanuel Mammana. After years with horrible central … [Read more...]

Round Table: The Greatest Players to Play in Russia

This spring, Russia celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Russian Football Premier League. Russian media Sport-Express recently published their list over the greatest players to ever grace the league, and now it is time for the Russian Football News team to look back and remember the maestros.  This time, the panel consists off: Joel Amorim (@Vostok1981): Writer for Russian Football News, WhoScored, FutnSoccer, Bola na Rede and Futbol Pulse Robert Ustian (@Robustmsk):  Football … [Read more...]

Round Table: Spring Predictions

In this Round Table, our experts discuss the upcoming spring part of the Russian Football Premier League. In the panel we have: Joel Amorim (@Vostok1981): Writer for Russian Football News, WhoScored, FutnSoccer, Bola na Rede and Futbol Pulse Stefano Conforti (@ConfortiStefano): Writer for Russian Football News, Futbolgrad and MundoFutbol Andrew Flint (@AndrewMijFlint): Writer for Russian Football News and Futbolgrad, Senior writer at These Football Times Andrew Wiese (@AndrewBWiese): … [Read more...]

Round Table: The Russian Clubs in Europe

With the European group stages kicking off this week, we have assembled an expert panel to discuss what we can expect from the Russian clubs this season. Stefano Conforti (@ConfortiStefano): Writer for Russian Football News, Futbolgrad and MundoFutbol Andrew Flint (@AndrewMijFlint): Writer for Russian Football News and Futbolgrad, Senior writer at These Football Times Robert Ustian (@Robustmsk):  Football Supporters Europe Committee Member and CSKA Moscow supporter Toke Theilade … [Read more...]

Round Table: 2016/2017 Season Predictions

In this Round Table, our experts will discuss, and try to predict, the upcoming Russian Premier League season. The panel consists of: Stefano Conforti (@ConfortiStefano): Writer for Russian Football News, Futbolgrad and MundoFutbol Ilya Sokolov (@Lokosokol): Writer for Russian Football News, Spotted by Locals, RT and Football Weekends Andrew Flint (@AndrewMijFlint): Writer for Russian Football News and Futbolgrad, Senior writer at These Football Times Joel Amorim (@Vostok1981): … [Read more...]

Round Table: How Will the RFPL End?

The expert panel: Andrew Flint (@AndrewMijFlint): Writer for These Football Times, Futbolgrad, Russian Football News and Back Page Football Thomas Giles (@Thomas_Giles_UK): Writer for Russian Football News, Sportsdaily, Three and in and Made In Brum Fanzine Ilya Sokolov (@Lokosokol): Writer for Russian Football News, Spotted by Locals and Football Weekends Stefano Conforti (@ConfortiStefano): Founder and editor in chief of FCLM Magazine, writer for Russian Football … [Read more...]

Round Table: RPL’s Spring Season

Saturday afternoon, the Russian Premier League returns from the winter break, and so we have gathered an expert panel to discuss the upcoming spring season. Or panel consists of: Toke Theilade (@TokeTheilade): Editor in chief at Russian Football News, writer for These Football Times, Sport Executive and Mr East, featured at Futbolgrad and ThinkFootball Andrew Flint (@AndrewMijFlint): Writer for These Football Times, Futbolgrad, Russian Football News and Back Page Football David … [Read more...]

Round Table: Russian Journalists on the First Half of the Season

While Russian Football News' own experts discussed the first half of the Russian Premier League yesterday, today we have asked a some prominent Russian journalists the same questions to hear their opinion. The panel consists of: Julia Yakovleva (@JuliaRebelde): Journalist for the newspaper Soviet Sport Igor Manannikov (@Imanannikov): Football coach and analyst for InStat Football and Tactical Analysis Konstantin Evgrafov (@Graf_Tantin): Deputy Chief Editor at … [Read more...]

Round Table: Taking the Temperature of the First Half of the Season

  The first half of the 2015/2016 season is now over, and we have once again gathered an expert panel to discuss the most important events of the first 15 rounds of the Russian Premier League. Or panel consists of: Toke Theilade (@TokeTheilade): Editor in chief at RussianFootballNews, featured at Futbolgrad, ThinkFootball, TheseFootballTimes, Sport Executive and Mr East Andrew Flint (@AndrewMijFlint): Writer for TheseFootballTimes, … [Read more...]

Round Table: The Frustrating Manuel Fernandes

Manuel Fernandes is one of the most controversial players in the Russian Premier League. His talent is obvious, and ever since an amazing bicycle kick goal against Arsenal Tula, the Lokomotiv Moscow fans have asked themselves "why is he so rarely showing his genious?". Fernandes have started all four of Lokomotiv's Europa League games this season, but only 1 of 14 national championship games. So, who is he: a key player or an exorbitant reserve? Does Lokomotiv deserve a player with such talent … [Read more...]