Eliot Rothwell

  • joined Jun 22, 2011
  • last login Jul 16, 2013
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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.

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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.

Dinamo Zagreb And Croatia's Latest Star

Eastern European expert Eliot Rothwell takes a look at Dinamo Zagreb's conveyor belt of talent with a focus on Mateo Kovačić, the latest promising youngster to burst onto the scene. With thanks to...

Differing Fortunes For Russia's Two UEFA Champions League Adventurers

Reviewing the fortunes of CSKA Moscow and Zenit St Petersburg in this week's Champions League fixtures.

Welliton's Punishment Sees The Russian Premier League Hotting Up

Eastern Europe expert Eliot Rothwell runs through the controversy surrounding Spartak striker Welliton's injury of CSKA and Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev and the Brazilians subsequent punishment.

Make Or Break Time For Russia And Advocaat

The upcoming UEFA European Championship qualifying matches with Macedonia and the Republic of Ireland provide a stern evaluation of Russia's progress and Advocaat's reign, writes Eastern Europe...

The Champions League Draw And Eastern Europe

Eastern European writer Eliot Rothwell takes a look at the UEFA Champions League draw from the perspective fo the east.

Dinamo Moscow Capitalise As CSKA And Zenit Struggle

Formed by a secret police chief, Dinamo Moscow look to stealthily climb the Russian Premier League as their rivals fail to win.

Yuri Zhirkov Faces The Boo Boys As Russia Defeat Serbia

Eastern Europe correspondent Eliot Rothwell explains the story surrounding the booing of Yuri Zhirkov in Russia's 1-0 win over Serbia on Wednesday.

Anzhi Makhachkala And New Europe's Nouveau Riche

Eastern Europe expert Eliot Rothwell takes a look at the impact of new money in this footballing New Europe with a focus on the story surrounding the rise of Anzhi Makhachkala.

A Tale Of Two Contrasting Teams And Two Contrasting Managers

The brillance of Berdyev sees Rubin Kazan leave Kiev with two away goals and a clean sheet ahead of next Wednesday's Champions League third qualifying round second leg.

The Uneasy Partnership Between Russia And Ukraine

The Russian Premier League's Executive Director Sergey Cheban mooted the possibility of uniting the Russian and Ukrainian leagues. Our Eastern Europe expert sees some pitfalls in the idea.

Spartak Moscow's Future At Sokolniki

Spartak Moscow's plush new academy at Sokolniki must not detract from the excellent scouting network the club has in place.

Ukraine's Domestic Season Opens With A Familiar Clash

Dynamo Kyiv overcome title rivals Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1 in the Ukrainian Superkubok. Drawing the first blood in the race to be crowned Champions come the end of the season.

Krylia Sovetov's Dismissal Of Alexander Tarkhanov Indicitive Of Short-Term Thinking In Russia

The dismissal of Krylia Sovetov's manager Alexander Tarkhanov is the seventh managerial sacking in just sixteen rounds of the Russian Premier League season and illustrates a worrying trend of...

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