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...]

Lokomotiv’s Five Greatest Exports to England, And What They Meant for Their Clubs

On the last day of the January transfer window, Baye Oumar Niasse moved from Lokomotiv Moscow to Everton for a fee of almost €18 million. This season he developed into a leader for Lokomotiv, and one of the best players in Russia: RFN ranked him 4th in 2015. So, let's take a look at some of the other former stars of the Railwaymen who moved to England. Experts from England have shared their knowledge about how these players performed during their time in the Premiership. Alexey … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast: Niasse, Doumbia, Transfers, FNL and Naturalisation of Foreigners

Host of the RFN Podcast Thomas Giles is joined Toke Theilade, Andrew Flint and Ilya Sokolov to discuss the latest transfer stories from Russia, including the expectations for Seydou Doumbia, Baye Oumar Niasse who have recently moved to England. Furthermore, our experts discuss the Russian second tier, the FNL as well the possibility of naturalisation of … [Read more...]

Baye Oumar Niasse – Lokomotiv’s Latest Export to England

Just before the transfer deadline, Everton signed a new forward, as the Toffees announced the signing of Baye Oumar Niasse from Lokomotiv Moscow. The price was around £13.43 million, which is rather big for Russian standards. So, who is Mr. Niasse? It is interesting that Niasse became the third striker in just a few years to move from Lokomotiv to an English Premier League club. In 2010, Peter Odemwingie joined West Bromwich Albion and last winter saw Dame N'Doye move Hull. In fact, the … [Read more...]

The Atlantic Cup Preview

With January coming to an end and thus the European play-off fixtures closing in, the Nordic and East-European clubs currently in the middle of their winter break have stepped up their game. After spending most of January focusing on the physical part of the game, February will be used to develop the more technical side, which also explains why both Zenit and Lokomotiv have chosen stronger opponents than what they encountered during their first training camps. Both Zenit and Lokomotiv are … [Read more...]

The Race For Europe

Zenit St Petersburg may have all but strolled to the title, but with three games to go the race for European qualification from the Russian Premier League is simmering with intent. You can get in on the action right here at Betfair. Only three more places remain, with the runners up gaining a place in the Champions League third qualifying round, and third and fourth place entering the Europa League. Five teams are still in contention to join Andre Vilas Boas's men in continental competition, but … [Read more...]