Round Table: Reforming Russian Football

Reform is finally the topic of discussion; and possibly just in time too with the timely (but ultimately fruitless) resignation of apparatchik-in-chief, Vitaly Mutko. However, it is more likely this will be propagated as an excuse to do nothing - as is custom. But nevertheless, we all try to be optimistic here at RFN, and as thus we've grouped together some of our most reform-supporting writers to discuss the recent proposals of Evgeny Giner, Leonid Fedun, Vladimir Hashig and Sergei Pryadkin and … [Read more...]

Round Table: Russian Football’s New Year

  As you will be aware people are aware, we recently turned the calendar from 2017 to 2018, and it is thus time to evaluate the year that went by and look forward to the new one. To do so, we found four RFN writers and asked them about their Russian football highs and lows of 2017 as well as their hopes for 2018. In the panel, we have: Toke Theilade (@TokeTheilade) Andrew Flint (@AndrewMijFlint) David Sansun (@RFN_David) James Nickels (@JamesNickels)   Question … [Read more...]

Round Table: Evaluating Roberto Mancini’s Start at Zenit

Roberto Mancini has almost finished his first half season in charge of Zenit St. Petersburg. The Blue-White-Sky Blues started the season brilliantly, but have struggled in recent weeks and fallen far behind league leaders Lokomotiv Moscow. Zenit have in fact performed slightly worse this season than last season, which saw Mircea Lucescu sacked. Therefore, it is time to evaluate Mancini's start and to do so we made a panel with three of RFN's Zenit experts. The panel consists of:  Neil … [Read more...]

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...]