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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.

Language:

English

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+4530626460


Episodes

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


5th June 2017 - New Owners for Rubin and Mancini joins Zenit

6/5/2017
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Host Thomas Giles is joined by regular guests Andrew Flint and Toke Theilade who discuss the new owners at Rubin Kazan as well as Roberto Mancini's appointment as Zenit St Petersburg manager.

Duration: 00:56:00


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


RFN Podcast - Football In Chechnya Special

4/25/2017
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Host Thomas Giles is joined on the podcast by regular guests Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint to discuss football in the volatile Russian region of Chechnya. The trio look at how football, and particularly local club Terek Grozny, is being used by the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to promote himself and his politics.

Duration: 00:37:18


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


Slutsky Leaves CSKA, Doping Scandal and Can Spartak Win The Title?

12/13/2016
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Host Thomas Giles is joined by regular guests Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint to talk about the latest news from the world of Russian football. After manager Leonid Slutsky left his role as CSKA Moscow boss, the trio discuss what is next for both Slutsky and CSKA. They then talk about the latest doping allegations to hit Russian sport and how it relates to football in Russia before asking whether current league leaders Spartak Moscow can finally win the title after a 16 year drought. Do not...

Duration: 01:03:14


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


RFN Podcast - Russian Derbies, Trouble At Spartak v CSKA & RPL Managerial Vacancies

11/5/2016
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Host Thomas Giles is once again joined by website editor Toke Theilade and writer Andrew Flint. The trio discuss Russian derbies and talk about the unsavoury incidents at last weekend's Moscow derby between Spartak Moscow and CSKA Moscow. They then go over the recent managerial departures in the Russian Premier League before taking listeners' questions and talking about their 'Only in Russian football' moment for this podcast.

Duration: 01:05:45


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


European Prospects, Sbornaya, Rostov's coaching merry-go-round and #RFNXI

9/12/2016
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Host Thomas Giles is joined by Editor-in-Chief Toke Theilade and writer Andrew Flint to discuss the European prospects of Russian clubs, the latest results of the Russian national team and the coaching merry-go-round at Rostov. Finally the trio respond to a listener's question to come up with a RPL XI with only one player per club allowed in the lineup. Submit your own on the Russian Football News Facebook page or tweet us with them to rusfootballnews using the hashtag #RFNXI

Duration: 01:03:18


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 Match Special - Slovakia Review and Wales Preview

6/17/2016
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Host Thomas Giles is joined by website editor Toke Theilade and writer Andrew Flint to discuss Russia's poor display in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Slovakia before looking ahead to Sbornaya's must-win clash against Wales taking place on Monday.

Duration: 00:33:31


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

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