RFPL Round 19: Results & Team of the Week

The most recent edition of our Team of the Week seems a little two-sided, literally. Seven of the players involved come from CSKA or Anzhi after their respective impressive 6-0 and 4-0 results at home to Tosno and SKA. Such was the dominant performance of CSKA's supremely talented midfield, all three were going to make up the RFN TOTW midfield trio, but Aleksandr Golovin was omitted due to his penalty miss (despite that brilliant goal). Elsewhere, Zenit returned to winning ways with a 2-1 … [Read more...]

RFPL Round 18: Results & Team of the Week

  This week's results were finally somewhat easier to predict, with a few expected scorelines such as Amkar's low-scoring home victory and CSKA, Lokomotiv and Rostov all winning. Ural's fine unbeaten home record came to an end on Saturday, and who else but former Uraltsy hitman Fedor Smolov? The RFN Top 50 2016 winner was presented with his award by our regular Englishman in Siberia, Andrew Flint and the Krasnodar striker looked almost as happy to receive it as he did to … [Read more...]

The Wrap: September 17-23

BEST OF THE WEEK Spartak really took the the game to CSKA and reaped the rewards. Karpin has taken a lot of criticism recently but his injury-hit squad put on a show against the Army Men to move level on points with them. Tom traveled to Rubin and took full advantage of the home side's trip to Slovenia midweek. A very good and important win for the newly promoted side. WORST OF THE WEEK CSKA can be forgiven for losing to Bayern but a fairly gutless performance against bitter rivals … [Read more...]