Eliot Rothwell

Soccer Contributor

Eliot Rothwell is a freelance sports writer from Manchester, England. The 20-year-old was accredited for Euro 2012, spending a month in Ukraine and has previously been accredited for the Premier League. He is the co-founder and co-editor of the Central and Eastern European website the Slavic Football Union [] and specialises in football in that part of the world. Closer to home he has worked as a football correspondent for, Four Four Two magazine, The Daily Mirror and The Huffington Post.


Di Canio should explain past political comments

Fascism can mean different things to many, but Sunderland's new manager needs to explain what it means to him.

The neccesary reinvention of Aleksandar Kolarov

Not quick enough to play on the wing, not defensively sound enough to play left-back, Aleksandar Kolarov needs to reinvent himself after last night's 2-0 defeat to Croatia.

The QPR puzzle

QPR Boss Harry Redknapp will need some players capable of bridging the gap in quality between the Shaun Derrys and the Esteban Graneros.

No Andy Carroll? No Fernando Torres? Transfer Window Madness: The Russian Way

The transfer window usually brings about a few strange and mysterious dealings, but how about an in-form, recently purchased striker packing his bags and moving from the Russian Premier League to...

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Arshavin?

For the past year, the name Andrei Arshavin has left a bad taste in the mouths of Arsenal fans. What's the problem with his game, and what does the future hold for him?

CSKA And Zenit Learn Their Champions League Fate

Eastern European expert Eliot Rothwell takes a look at the Champions League draw through the prism of the Russian clubs, highlighting problems at Zenit.

Frozen In Time: The Russian Premier League

Our Russian expert Eliot Rothwell runs through the long winter pause in the Russian Premier League, the current standings and what a football fan can do to speed up the wait until March 3rd.

Unravelling the Changes in the Russian Premier League's Schedule

Eliot Rothwell explains the change in format of the Russian Premier League's schedule with a look at this weekend's results.

CSKA Show Anzhi That Progress Isn't All That Easy

CSKA's 5-3 victory in Dagestan illustrates to Anzhi that there is a long way to go before they reach the peak of Russian football.

Russia Beat Slovakia In A Tale Of Two Midfielders

Eastern European expert Eliot Rothwell runs through Russia's 1-0 win over Slovakia and some strange comments made by Zenit midfielder Roman Shirokov.

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