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...]

Fall of the Anzhi House

Author’s remark: This is an article written on Sports.ru by user Wolverine in August 2013 for his own blog. This is NOT an RFN original and it was just translated by me to help the reader understand the situation at Anzhi better. The author’s opinion may be different from the translator’s. All the information in this article is from August 10, 2013. The football gods decided to fill the RPL offseason very smartly, not only with a national team match, easy European fixtures and the start to … [Read more...]

Monday Rewind: September 2-9

EDITOR'S PICK: Boussoufa Shining in New Central Role at Lokomotiv - WhoScored.com MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: Meat-balls in a stew: Spartak Moscow's hunger grows - Back Page Football Moscow Ahead of the Game for 2018 World Cup - fcbusiness TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3: Easy money keeps Russians at home - Inside World Football Soccer politics: Anzhi Makhachkala and the dangers of Dagestan - NBC Sports WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4: Why You Should Have Heard of... Yura Movsisyan - The Inside … [Read more...]

Should Anzhi Be Allowed to Host UEFA Matches in Dagestan?

On June 19, UEFA banned Anzhi from hosting Europa League matches in Dagestan for the 2013/2014 season. Beginning this fall, Anzhi will welcome European competition to Saturn Stadium, located just outside of Moscow, rather than its home arena in Makhachkala. Russian Football News contributors Andy Shenk and John Sager debate UEFA's stance on football in Russia's southernmost republic, offering an in-depth look at the issues Dagestan is wrestling with as it seeks to establish itself as a major … [Read more...]