Henderson’s new contract could mean the writing is on the wall for De Gea

By Michael Burney – @BurneyRed – Manchester United writer With Dean Henderson signing another new contract at Old Trafford, which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2025, the writing could well be on the wall for David De Gea. The decision made by the club and the player for Henderson toContinue reading “Henderson’s new contract could mean the writing is on the wall for De Gea”

Nicky Low On League Cup Success, Aberdeen, Derry City & Playing Against Santi Cazorla

You signed for East Stirlingshire in the summer of 2019. How are you enjoying your time there so far and how would you describe the club? “I am really enjoying my time at East Stirlingshire so far. It is a club that is very well run behind the scenes and we have a great bunchContinue reading “Nicky Low On League Cup Success, Aberdeen, Derry City & Playing Against Santi Cazorla”

Merseyside Blues

Written by Adibir Singh – @adi_sza – Chief European Football Writer With the spotlight on their neighbours across Stanley Park, Everton had little to smile about throughout the 19/20 Premier League campaign. Losing manager Marco Silva- who many had touted to be the spearhead for success in the coming years, was sacked 15 games intoContinue reading “Merseyside Blues”

Christie Murray: Pre Season, Games without fans and the future of Messi

Photos courtesy of Christie Murray and Birmingham City FC What it’s like joining a new club Meeting new people or starting a new job is nerve wracking for so many. As a footballer, it is no different for me. I recently joined WSL side Birmingham City having left Liverpool in the summer. I had neverContinue reading “Christie Murray: Pre Season, Games without fans and the future of Messi”

Challenges facing the SPFL over this seasons Challenge Cup

By John Bleasdale ORGANISING this seasons Scottish Football schedule has been a logistical nightmare for our governing bodies after the COVID-19 outbreak that curtailed our game for five months. So far, the SPFL and SFA have had to organise a full Premiership card, a reduced Championship to League Two schedule and the Scottish Cup campaignContinue reading “Challenges facing the SPFL over this seasons Challenge Cup”

Team Hawaii: A throwback to the era of NASL

By Stephen Brandt – @StephenCBrandt The original North American Soccer League (NASL) was a lot of fun. The glitz and glamour of the era was one of the fun points of the sport. By now with the hipsters taking interest in the retro side of the sport, we have been inundated by thought pieces ofContinue reading “Team Hawaii: A throwback to the era of NASL”

Football for Good: Stenhousemuir leading the way in the community

“It just felt like this was a time we had to step up. To step up for, and provide services and support to, vulnerable people in the community.”  11 years ago, Jamie Swinney started his life at Stenhousemuir FC. Starting as an academy coach and community role in the club, Jamie had no what kindContinue reading “Football for Good: Stenhousemuir leading the way in the community”

EUROPA LEAGUE HEARTBREAK COULD BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE

By Michael Burney – @BurneyRed The disappointing defeat in Cologne to Sevilla in the Europa League Semi-Finals was the 61st game of a long and progressive season for Manchester United. In securing third place and Champions League football for the next campaign, the main objective this term had been met. The three defeats in Semi-Finals,Continue reading “EUROPA LEAGUE HEARTBREAK COULD BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE”

Time for Positivity at Pittodrie after a few weeks of misery

By John Bleasdale – @JBleasdale81 ABERDEEN have not had much luck at the start of the season. A tepid opening day performance against Rangers was followed by the embarrassment of eight players breaking Scottish Government regulations on social distancing at a local bar, with two of them contracting Coronavirus. As a result, and of the stupidity of BoliContinue reading “Time for Positivity at Pittodrie after a few weeks of misery”

Jonno and Bern: Far more than meets the eye of the documentary viewer – Life at Chester FC.

Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley or Jonno and Bern as they are more commonly known. Two football managers – Co-managing Chester Football Club in the National League North – who are very well known to football fans the length and breadth of the UK due to their time in charge of Salford City owned byContinue reading “Jonno and Bern: Far more than meets the eye of the documentary viewer – Life at Chester FC.”

The European history of Birmingham City

By Stephen Brandt – @StephenCBrandt Birmingham City has a history in European and Domestic Cup finals. They also have very good to great players in their history, albeit the players have gone onto other clubs. Such is the case for clubs out of the top division. Not every club can become Leeds, Nottingham Forest orContinue reading “The European history of Birmingham City”

The Greatest Games: Henrik Larsson v Porto

LISTEN TO THE CFB EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH HENRIK LARSSON HERE – https://anchor.fm/footballcfb/episodes/CFB-EXCLUSIVE-Henrik-Larsson-ehhdsq By Cameron Deacon – @Cam_Deacon21 On Wednesday the 21st of May 2003, after a good night’s sleep Henrik Larsson looks out the window of Hotel Jerez. The sun was out, the day was hot and the security around the hotel was tight. EvenContinue reading “The Greatest Games: Henrik Larsson v Porto”

Progress & not success is what Manchester United have achieved this season

By Michael Burney – @BurneyRed By securing a top 4 finish at the expense of Leicester City, at their own King Power Stadium on the final day of the season, this ensured Ole Gunnar Solskjaermet his main objective for this campaign. In eventually finishing third, Manchester United & Solskjaer had turned their season around spectacularly.Continue reading “Progress & not success is what Manchester United have achieved this season”