Category: Russia 2018

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Euro 2016 – Anticipating Russia’s Chances

Euro 2016 – Anticipating Russia’s Chances

By Saul Pope - Perhaps the first thing to understand about Russian coach Leonid Slutsky is that he has a conservative approach to team selection. The ...
Back to the Future – Could Russia Return to the Old League Schedule?

Back to the Future – Could Russia Return to the Old League Schedule?

By Saul Pope - Andrey Arshavin may not garner the attention he did in his Zenit pomp, but his recent comment on the current Russian league calendar w ...
Racism in Russian Football – Commentary on the BBC World Football Podcast

Racism in Russian Football – Commentary on the BBC World Football Podcast

By Saul Pope - For anyone who hasn't heard BBC World Football's recent podcast item on racism in Russian football, I'll start with quick summary. For ...
Discussion – The Pros and Cons of the 6+5 Rule in the Russian Premier League

Discussion – The Pros and Cons of the 6+5 Rule in the Russian Premier League

By Saul Pope, and Manuel Veth - The introduction of the so-called 6+5 rule in the Russian Premier League has been widely discussed in recent months. ...
Denis Cheryshev – Russia’s Star in Waiting

Denis Cheryshev – Russia’s Star in Waiting

By Manuel Veth - David de Gea’s failed transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid was one of the focal points of this summer’s transfer deadline. ...
Russia – Slutsky and his tough Task of Retooling the Sbornaya on the Fly

Russia – Slutsky and his tough Task of Retooling the Sbornaya on the Fly

By Manuel Veth - Leonid Slutsky will face his first major task as the new head coach of Russia (or Sbornaya) on Saturday against Sweden. With six out ...
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