RFN Podcast – Arsenal Tula, Akhmat Grozny, and a Russian Perspective on FM 2018

https://soundcloud.com/world-football-index/russian-football-news-arsenal-tula-akhmat-grozny-and-a-russian-perspective-on-fm-2018#t=0:00 Host Thomas Giles is joined by David Sansun and Neil Salata to talk about Oleg Kononov's shock resignation from Akhmat Grozny before discussing whether Arsenal Tula's excellent recent form makes them the surprise package of the Russian Premier League season so far. The trio then dissect Stanislav Cherchesov's latest Russian National Team squad which is … [Read more...]

Europa League Preview: FC Krasnodar – Slovan Bratislava

Oleg Kononov's FC Krasnodar and Slovak side Slovan Bratislava meet in a Eastern European battle for a spot in the Play-off Round of the Europa League. The first match will be played at Kuban Stadium in Krasnodar, and the hosts hope to better last season's campaign that ended in the group stage. We have teamed up with Pierre Vuillemot, Slovak football expert at Footballski.fr to give you the best possible preview for this important clash between one of Europe's oldest powerhouses and the Russian … [Read more...]

Season Preview: FC Krasnodar

Intro: We cannot dissociate FC Krasnodar’s recent successes with Oleg Kononov. The arrival of the Belarusian manager to the team back in 2013, to replace Slavoljub Muslin, marked the beginning of a new chapter for the Byki. Last season was fairly demanding, especially for a young team (they were only founded in 2008) such as FC Krasnodar, but the overall result was fairly satisfactory. The team finished the season in the 3rd place, with the same amount of points as CSKA Moscow (who were the … [Read more...]