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RFN is the only English website about Russian football. Managed by people who know what they are talking about, it gives you the insight into the wonderfully chaotic world of Russian football.

RFN is the only English website about Russian football. Managed by people who know what they are talking about, it gives you the insight into the wonderfully chaotic world of Russian football.
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United Kingdom

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RFN is the only English website about Russian football. Managed by people who know what they are talking about, it gives you the insight into the wonderfully chaotic world of Russian football.

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English

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+4530626460


Episodes

Liverpool and United come to Moscow whilst Zenit and Lokomotiv face key European ties

9/26/2017
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In this special edition of the Russian Football News Podcast, host Thomas Giles is joined by Toke Theilade and Artem Makarevitch to preview the week's European games. Moscow hosts historic English rivals Liverpool and Manchester United as they travel to the Russian capital to take on Spartak and CSKA respectively. In the Europa League, Zenit host likely Group L challengers Real Sociedad whilst Lokomotiv Moscow face a must-win match against Czech side FC Zlin.

Duration:00:48:54

RFN Podcast Special - Confederations Cup Preview

6/15/2017
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Host Thomas Giles and regular guests Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint preview Russia's Confederations Cup group with the help of experts on each of the other three teams. Ola Bjerkevoll from footballoceania.com gives us the lowdown on New Zealand before Tom Kundert from portugoal.net dissects Portugal's chances. Finally, Tom Marshall from ESPN tells us about Mexico's ambitions in the competition.

Duration:01:09:46

RFN Podcast - 26th May - Review Of Russian Premier League Season And Confederations Cup Preview

5/26/2017
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Host Thomas Giles along with regular guests Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint look back and analyse the 2016/17 Russian Premier League season before previewing this summer's Confederations Cup which is set to take place in Russia.

Duration:00:51:09

RFN Podcast - Spartak's Title Win and Previewing the Final RPL Matches

5/11/2017
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Host Thomas Giles is joined by regular guests Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint. They first discuss Spartak Moscow's title win before previewing the final three Russian Premier League matches which will decide matters at the top and bottom of the table.

Duration:00:49:35

05/4/17 - Should Cherchesov Go, Where Does Slutsky Go Next, Listeners' Questions

4/5/2017
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Regular host Thomas Giles and guest Toke Theilade welcome John Torrie to the Russian Football News Podcast. The trio discuss John's latest piece on the RFN website where he calls for Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov to vacate his post after another set of poor results in the international break. (http://russianfootballnews.com/calling-time-on-cherchesovs-reign/) Staying on the national team theme, the panel debate where former Russia coach Leonid Slutsky will end up next and ask whether...

Duration:00:43:47

17/3/17 - Dodgy Pitches, Crisis At Tom Tomsk And The Latest Aleksandr Kokorin Scandal

3/17/2017
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Host Thomas Giles is joined by usual guests Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint to discuss the recent suspension of matches at FC Rostov and Rubin Kazan as a result of their poor pitches following the uproar surrounding the issue in Rostov's Europa League clash against Manchester United. They then talk about the financial chaos at Tom Tomsk and question whether allowing them to continue in the Russian Premier League undermines the competition. Finally, Aleksandr Kokorin is back in the negative...

Duration:00:51:53

RFN Podcast - 02/03/17 - Transfer Window Review And Spring Predictions

3/2/2017
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Host Thomas Giles is joined by regular guests Andrew Flint and Toke Theilade to discuss the moves in the recently closed Russian Transfer Window before giving their predictions for the final few months of the season.

Duration:00:48:23

RFN Podcast - Another Anzhi Firesale, 2016 Review

12/30/2016
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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.

Duration:00:44:49

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

11/21/2016
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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...

Duration:01:05:37

14.10.16 State Influence, Dinamo Moscow's Recovery And Youth Development In Russian Football

10/15/2016
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Host Thomas Giles is joined by website editor Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint. On this podcast the trio discuss the state's influence on Russian football and whether this is a good thing for the future of the game in the country. They connect this issue with the resurgence of Dinamo Moscow in the second tier after last season's relegation before talking about youth development in the country - a frequent question from listeners and readers. The show ends with the the three of them answering...

Duration:01:05:58

28.09.16 RFU Presidential Elections, Russian Cup And Is Russia A Footballing Country

9/28/2016
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Host Thomas Giles is joined by website editor Toke Theilade and writer Andrew Flint. The trio discuss the recent Russian Football Union presidential elections, where the Russian Cup can go from here and whether Russia is a footballing country. Finally they answer listeners' questions and talk through their 'Only in Russian football' moments.

Duration:01:07:18

Three Russian Premier League Managers On The Way Out

8/9/2016
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Host Thomas Giles is joined by writers Andrew Flint and Ilya Sokolov in a special edition of the Russian Football News podcast. The trio discuss the sudden departures of Dmitri Alenichev from Spartak Moscow, Kurban Berdyev from Rostov and Igor Cherevchenko from Lokomotiv Moscow.

Duration:01:01:56

Who Comes After Slutsky, Hulk's big-money move to China and Rubin's summer spending

7/3/2016
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Host Thomas Giles is joined by writers Andrew Flint and David Sansun as well as Editor Toke Theilade. The four of them debate who should be the new manager of the Russian national time following Leonid's Slutsky's exit after a disastorous Euro 2016 campaign. Then, with pre-season now underway, they talk about Hulk's big-money move from Zenit St. Petersburg to China as well as other potential player exits from Saint- Petersburg. Finally they discuss Rubin Kazan's future both short and long...

Duration:01:03:10

Euro 2016 Special - Russia V England Review And Slovakia Preview

6/14/2016
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Thomas Giles hosts another special Euro 2016 podcast and is joined by RFN writers Andrew Flint and Danny Armstrong to look back at Russia's 1-1 draw with England and preview the upcoming match against Slovakia.

Duration:00:26:32

Russia v England Preview Euro 2016

6/9/2016
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Host Thomas Giles is joined by usual guests Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint in a special podcast previewing Russia's opening Euro 2016 game against England on Saturday 11th June. The trio discuss Russia's prospects for the match and predict how manager Leonid Slutsky is likely to set up his side for their match against England.

Duration:00:35:53

Euro 2016 Squad, Russian Premier League Season Review And RFN Awards

5/26/2016
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Host Thomas Giles is joined by Russian Football News writers Andrew Flint and David Sansun. The three of them dissect Russia's squad for Euro 2016 - where Sbornaya will face England, Wales and Slovakia - discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the team as well as predicting how far Russia will go in the tournament. They then look back at this season's Russian Premier League which saw CSKA Moscow crowned as champions despite an excellent campaign from the 'Russian Leicester City' FC...

Duration:01:11:21

Zinchenko - the latest star of the Russian league, Krasnodar's progress and Terek to Europe?

5/12/2016
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Host Thomas Giles is once against joined by Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint for this edition of the Russian Football News podcast. The three of them discuss Ufa's Oleksandr Zinchenko - the latest star to be linked with a move away from Russia, Krasnodar's fight for a Champions League spot despite only being founded in 2008 and the prospects of Terek Grozny, from the volatile region of Chechnya, getting into Europe.

Duration:01:00:50

Alenichev safe at Spartak? Dinamo's youthful policy & Jorge Mendes plus why our clubs fail in Europe

4/23/2016
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Thomas Giles is once again joined by Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint to discuss the issues at the top of the agenda in Russian football. The trio discuss whether club legend Dmitri Alenichev is the right man for Spartak Moscow and the new youthful squad at Dinamo Moscow as well as their deal with super agent Jorge Mendes. Finally they ask why Russian clubs have failed in European football in recent years and whether anything can be done to improve the situation.

Duration:01:02:46

Reaction to internationals, Putin's best position, the Russian Leicester City, Zenit's new manager

3/31/2016
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Host Thomas Giles is joined by fellow Russian Football News writers Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint. The trio react to Russia's recent international friendly matches and deliberate on what position would Vladimir Putin play if he were selected in the national team. They also discuss the rise of FC Rostov, the Russian Leicester City, and predict whether they really can win the Russian Premier League. Finally they suggest potential candidates for the manager's job at Zenit St. Petersburg.

Duration:00:59:56

European review, first matches after the winter break, Sharapova and Youth Leagues

3/11/2016
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Host Thomas Giles is joined by David Sansun and Alex Lawrence in the latest edition of the RFN podcast. The trio talk about poor European performances of the Russian clubs as well as the start of the domestic spring season. They also discuss how Maria Sharapova's doping test admittance could impact Russian football and whether it would be better to have B teams or youth leagues in Russian football.

Duration:01:02:05