Editorial: Tom Tomsk Hurts the Sporting Integrity of the RFPL

Here are some numbers for you: Eight. That’s the number of months Tom Tomsk’s players have gone without being paid. 18. That’s the number of players who left the club this winter because of the unpaid salaries. 11. This was the number of academy players that were registered for the first team in the winter to replace those that left. 10. That’s the number of goals Tom have conceded in the first two Russian Football Premier League games this year. Zero. That’s the number of goals they have scored … [Read more...]

Will Anzhi Avoid Relegation in 2014?

Here is the Russian Premier League table. Each club still has 11 matches to play. The season resumes in early March and ends in mid May. The 15th and 16th-placed clubs will be relegated at season’s end. I’ve gone back and crunched the numbers from every Russian league season, which featured 16 clubs and a 30-match calendar (16 seasons: 1994-1995, 1998-2010, 2012-2013). First, compare the average number of points for clubs 10-16 following Week 19 historically (including 2013/14) and in … [Read more...]

Tosno: Paying The Price To Join Zenit’s Family?

Far away from the bright lights of the Russian Premier League, newly-formed Second Division side Tosno parted company with their coach last week in a move which failed to register in the minds of those discussing the latest managerial departures in the top flight - Dorinel Munteanu at Kuban and Yuri Krasnozhan, almost inevitably, from Terek. Munteanu's dismissal from the Krasnodar club highlighted a remarkable short-sightedness in the boardroom, removing the Romanian just a few months into a … [Read more...]

Tom Transfers

NEWS & FEATURES          ROSTER          INJURIES          TRANSFERS Club Home SUMMER 2013 … [Read more...]

Tom Injuries

NEWS & FEATURES          ROSTER          INJURIES          TRANSFERS Club Home … [Read more...]

Tom Roster

NEWS & FEATURES          ROSTER          INJURIES          TRANSFERS Club Home … [Read more...]

Tom Tomsk

NEWS & FEATURES          ROSTER          INJURIES          TRANSFERS Established: 1957 Stadium: Trud Stadium (10,000) Head Coach: Vasily Vladimirovich Baskakov President: Sergey Anatolyevich Zhvachkin General Director: Artem Valeryevich Fomenko Honors: 2008 Russian Cup semifinals Official Club Website (Russian only) 2013/2014 Season Preview       … [Read more...]

ROUND TABLE: WEEK FOUR

Xavier (@AxeMurderer60) - French Russian football fan and CSKA supporter Rob (@RobDillonMTA) - Journalist who specializes in Russian football, Editor of More Than Arshavin Manuel (@homosovieticus) - PhD Student with focus on Soviet history and football, as well as blogger at Futbolgrad.com (@futbolgradlive) Marc (@m_mosull) - Journalist and Kuban Krasnodar supporter from Spain Andy (@AndyShenk) - Moscow based writer and Russian language translator, Andy supports Anzhi John … [Read more...]

Clubs

CSKA Moscow Zenit St. Petersburg Anzhi Makhachkala Spartak Moscow Kuban Krasnodar Rubin Kazan Dynamo Moscow Terek Grozny Lokomotiv Moscow FC Krasnodar Amkar Perm Volga Nizhny Novgorod FC Rostov Krylia Sovetov Samara Ural Ekaterinburg Tom Tomsk … [Read more...]

Round Table: Week One

Manuel (@homosovieticus) - PhD Student with focus on Soviet history and football, as well as blogger at Futbolgrad.com (@futbolgradlive) Rob (@RobDillonMTA) - Journalist who specializes in Russian football, Editor of More Than Arshavin Connor (@Con_027) - Russian football follower, CSKA supporter, England resident Andy (@AndyShenk) - Moscow-based writer and Russian language translator, Andy supports Anzhi Ashraff (@serapdesengal) - Loko supporter and student in Moscow John … [Read more...]