RFN Podcast – Eremenko Banned, Rostov Face Bayern Munich And More Problems At Zenit Arena

Host Thomas Giles is joined by regular panelists Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint. The trio discuss the drugs ban imposed on CSKA Moscow midfielder Roman Eremenko before previewing FC Rostov's match against Bayern Munich in the Champions League as well as predicting FC Rostov's general European chances. They then talk about the latest delay and corruption allegations surround the World Cup venue in St. Petersburg and ask if the chaos will ever end on Krestovsky Island. Finally they take … [Read more...]

RFN Top 50 – 20-11

  The players ranked 50-36. The players ranked 35-21. 20. Bibras Natcho, midfielder, CSKA The Israeli midfielder Bibras Natcho played a pivotal role on CSKA’s team last season as he contributed with 12 goals and eight assists in the domestic league. His form earned him a spot on the RFN Team of the Year last summer together with his partner on CSKA’s central midfield Roman Eremenko. This season has however been different for Natcho, who has struggled with getting back on his old … [Read more...]

Transfer Preview: CSKA Moscow

If one discounts Zenit's Gazprom-backed juggernaut, CSKA have provided by far the most potent attacking force in the Russian Premier League this season, with their three top scorers, Roman Eremenko, Bibras Natcho and Ahmed Musa, all notching at least ten league goals each. The fact that none of them are genuine out-and-out goalscoring target men is both a compliment to Leonid Skutskiy's management, and a stark reminder of their need to replace Seydou Doumbia following the Ivorian's move to AS … [Read more...]