Ryan Gauld – What happened to the Scottish Messi?

By Cameron Deacon – UK Football Writer On the 2nd of July 2014, an 18-year-old Ryan Gauld stood in front of pictures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Figo as he shook hands with the President of Portuguese side Sporting CP. He had just finished his 3rd season as a Professional Footballer at Dundee United havingContinue reading “Ryan Gauld – What happened to the Scottish Messi?”

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”

The Scottish Premiership Review of the Week

The Campbell’s Footballs Scottish Football Review of the week Written by Dr. Grant Campbell – @stato_grant The host of Campbell’s Footballs Dr. Grant Campbell has been casting his eye over an incident packed week in Scottish Football, giving his comments on some of the major talking points over the weekend’s matches. Feel free to discussContinue reading “The Scottish Premiership Review of the Week”

Kieran Maguire – The Price of Football

Who is Kieran Maguire and What is the Price of Football? Kieran Maguire is a British academic, author, and broadcaster. He specialises in the accountancy of football and wrote the book The Price of Football. Available to buy here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1911116908/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_btf_t1_CAOsFbM21XYQP THE BOOK Professional football is the most popular sport in the world in terms ofContinue reading “Kieran Maguire – The Price of Football”

Daniel Geey – Done Deal

Follow Daniel on all of his platforms https://linktr.ee/Footballlaw DONE DEAL: What is the book about? Done Deal is an Insider’s Guide to Football Contracts, Multi-Million Pound Transfers and Premier League Big Business. Insightful, enlightening and thought-provoking, leading Premier League lawyer Daniel Geey lifts the lid on the inner workings of modern football. Whether it isContinue reading “Daniel Geey – Done Deal”

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”

Keon Daniel: Life in Poland and playing with Yorke and Latapy

By James Rowe – @JamesRoweNL – Chief Football Writer JR ”You signed for Polish team GKS Tychy in 2018.How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as GKS Tychy?” KD ”For me my time at GKS Tychy so far has been great.I always stayContinue reading “Keon Daniel: Life in Poland and playing with Yorke and Latapy”

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

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 never really been to Birmingham before but having spoken toContinue reading “Christie Murray: Pre Season, Games without fans and the future of Messi”

Christie Murray: Qualifying for tournaments can inspire future generations

Christie has joined CFB as our first columnist and here is a taster of things to come. Here is her thoughts on how the women’s game has developed in recent years. For us and for women’s football in Scotland, it was such exciting time Since the Euro’s in 2017, there has been huge crowds atContinue reading “Christie Murray: Qualifying for tournaments can inspire future generations”

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”

Becoming a Premier League player – Kortney Hause

By James Rowe – @JamesRoweNL – Chief Football Writer JR “ You signed for for Aston Villa in 2019.How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as Aston Villa?” KH “ I am really enjoying myself at Aston Villa.I am really enjoying what IContinue reading “Becoming a Premier League player – Kortney Hause”

The Scottish Football Review with Dr Grant Campbell

The host of Campbell’s Footballs Dr. Grant Campbell has been casting his eye over an incident packed week in Scottish Football and give his comments on some of the major talking points over the weekend’s matches. Feel free to discuss and debate the views on various social media channels. 1. HEDGES SPARKS DRAB AFFAIR INContinue reading “The Scottish Football Review with Dr Grant Campbell”

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”

Slow Down the Managerial Merry-Go-Round

You’re Better Than That – Exclusive Extract CFB. Written by Chris Sutton. Slow Down the Managerial Merry-Go-Round Imagine starting a new job and you only get four chances, four tilts, four shots at being successful. If you were a straight-out-of-college teacher, you’d have just four lessons to prove your worth or be given your cards.Continue reading “Slow Down the Managerial Merry-Go-Round”

The weekly Scottish Football review

The Campbell’s Footballs Scottish Football Review of the week Written by Dr. Grant Campbell – @stato_grant The host of Campbell’s Footballs Dr. Grant Campbell has been casting his eye over an incident packed week in Scottish Football, giving his comments on some of the major talking points over the weekend’s matches. Feel free to discussContinue reading “The weekly Scottish Football review”

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 reality of mental health in football: The players perspective

The FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal was named the Heads Up FA Cup Final. Heads up as a campaign has strived to raise awareness, spark conversation and signpost support for those in need, highlighting to the nation that we all have mental health and it’s just as important as physical health. Such aContinue reading “The reality of mental health in football: The players perspective”

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”

Exclusive: Bizarre player transfer requests

When a player signs for a club, it’s an exciting moment for both the player and the clubs fans alike. However, over the years some players have asked for some strange perks when agreeing a deal at a new club. Ronaldinho was rumoured to have two nights out per week permitted in his contract whenContinue reading “Exclusive: Bizarre player transfer requests”

Exclusive: Didier Agathe on Martin O’Neill

Didier Agathe spoke exclusively to Football CFB. Tune in to the full show here – https://anchor.fm/footballcfb/episodes/A-journey-to-Celtic—From-Reunion-to-Raith—Didier-Agathe-eemv1k I sat down with Didier Agathe to talk all about his time at Celtic, Agathe talked about how he made the initial impression, “Martin (Martin O’Neill) thought I was a striker when he took me. So after a pre-seasonContinue reading “Exclusive: Didier Agathe on Martin O’Neill”

Exclusive: Chris Sutton on what it was like facing BoBo Balde in training

BoBo’s gonna get you. A chant many an opposition player was goaded with during Balde’s time at the heart of the Celtic defence. Was he as fearsome in training as he was in game? I asked Chris Sutton exactly that and here is what he had to say. WATCH HERE While you are here, whyContinue reading “Exclusive: Chris Sutton on what it was like facing BoBo Balde in training”

Ally McCoist: Much more than a pundit & the funny man of football

A few months ago on CFB, I interviewed former Rangers and Dundee United player Jon Daly. Tune in here – https://anchor.fm/footballcfb In the course of our wide-ranging discussion, Jon speaks emotionally of the personal touch Ally McCoist showed towards his dad, who was in the later stages of cancer when he first arrived at RangersContinue reading “Ally McCoist: Much more than a pundit & the funny man of football”

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”

Joey Barton on why he left Rangers to return to Burnley

Joey Barton spoke exclusively to Callum McFadden about his time in Scottish football. “We got overrun and lost 5-1 to Celtic. I thought we could use that as a reality check.” “On Sunday, Warbs phoned meand asked me to have breakfast with him. I left that thinking he was in over his head.” “On MondayContinue reading “Joey Barton on why he left Rangers to return to Burnley”

My mental health journey and why I am a Man on Inverclyde ambassador.

By Callum McFadden. Mental health is a subject very close to my heart. For most of my life like many others I’ve always tried my best to look out for those I know who have battled mental health. Up until last year it’s not something I had to deal with directly. I’ve had my challengesContinue reading “My mental health journey and why I am a Man on Inverclyde ambassador.”

EXCLUSIVE: Larsson on Lubo

Henrik Larsson spoke exclusively to Callum McFadden about his career in depth including the importance of stopping Rangers’ bid for a 10-in-a-row, his international career at Sweden, the highs and lows of his time at Parkhead, winning the Champions League at Barcelona, playing for Manchester United, and his managerial career. FULL INTERVIEW HERE – https://anchor.fm/footballcfb/episodes/CFB-EXCLUSIVE-Henrik-Larsson-ehhdsqContinue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Larsson on Lubo”