David McGurk: Hyde United, Darlington & managerial aspirations

Credit: Pexels You are currently manager of Hyde United. You also played for the club. How are you enjoying football management and how would you describe a club such as Hyde United? I am really enjoying the role of manager here at Hyde United. As you mention I also played for the club as IContinue reading “David McGurk: Hyde United, Darlington & managerial aspirations”

Fredrik Risp: Göteborg, Gençlerbirliği and playing with Zlatan

You retired from professional football in 2013. How are you enjoying retirement and how is life for you away from the pitch these days? It has been a couple of years now since I stopped and I had a pretty decent plan in place during the last few years of my playing career of whatContinue reading “Fredrik Risp: Göteborg, Gençlerbirliği and playing with Zlatan”

CFB Review: Kevin Day: Who are Ya?

“Excellent!” The Times “Kevin’s immense knowledge shines on every page.” Gary Lineker “A football book by a fan for the fans. A treasure trove…” Alan Davies “An entertaining romp through the back alleys and glamour parks of English football.” FourFourTwo Partly autobiographical, partly polemical, but mostly funny, Who Are Ya? is a snapshot of modernContinue reading “CFB Review: Kevin Day: Who are Ya?”

Nicola Docherty: Rangers, Glasgow City and developing as a pro

You signed for Rangers WFC in 2020. How are you enjoying your time at the club and how would you describe a club such as Rangers WFC? I am absolutely loving it obviously when the opportunity came from my agency telling me that Rangers WFC were interested in signing me. It was one that IContinue reading “Nicola Docherty: Rangers, Glasgow City and developing as a pro”

The Danske Bank Premiership Preview of the Week

In a brand new segment for Football CFB, Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Game week 2 Results – How did IContinue reading “The Danske Bank Premiership Preview of the Week”

John McGrath: Burton memories, Management and Mickleover

You became player / manager of Mickleover Sports FC in 2016. How are you enjoying football management and what would you describe as the challenges of managing a club such as Mickleover Sports FC? I love managing.I love the aspect of man managing and getting the best out of players. I love the aspect ofContinue reading “John McGrath: Burton memories, Management and Mickleover”

Jerry Gill: Bath City, Birmingham and life under Francis

You became manager of Bath City in 2017. You also played for the club during your playing career. How are you enjoying football management and what do you view as the challenges of managing a club such as Bath City? It is a great story which has come full circle really. I started out atContinue reading “Jerry Gill: Bath City, Birmingham and life under Francis”

The Danske Bank Premiership Preview of the Week

In a brand new segment for Football CFB, Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. The Danske Bank Premiership is a league which is growing in stature year upon year and each week, Grant will provide hisContinue reading “The Danske Bank Premiership Preview of the Week”

Lesly de Sar: Ajax, Dutch Football and Foreign adventures

You signed AFC Eskilstuna in February 2020. How are you enjoying your time in Sweden so far and how would you describe a club such as AFC Eskilstuna? I am really enjoyed my time at AFC Eskilstuna and I am pleased to be here in Sweden. I have felt at home since my first trainingContinue reading “Lesly de Sar: Ajax, Dutch Football and Foreign adventures”

Fiveaside Games – The fan made, fan driven football game.

By Cameron Deacon When you say the term ‘Football game’ you think FIFA, Football Manager and PES. The longer inductees may also say Match Attacks or the legendary Subbuteo. In that time many football games have come and gone but never really broken through the market. The idea of table top games seems retro andContinue reading “Fiveaside Games – The fan made, fan driven football game.”

Romanian Football: The Golden Age

​The eighties were slightly as transformative for the world as the sixties were. The only change massively in the eighties was the fashion got back to it’s normality. No more bell bottoms and weird colors. This isn’t an article on fashion, its on European football in the mid eighties. Steaua Bucharest had a fun rideContinue reading “Romanian Football: The Golden Age”

FA CUP QUALIFYING – WHERE ITS TRUE MAGIC LIES

By Darren Tinmouth, (@Dazzla84_SSFC), http://www.claretandbluepixels.wordpress.com Speak to most Premier League fans (especially those that support what are known as ‘the big six’) and you’ll hear many not so welcome opinions about the world football’s oldest and grandest domestic knockout tournament. Infact you would hear some derisory cries from some fans as it acts as aContinue reading “FA CUP QUALIFYING – WHERE ITS TRUE MAGIC LIES”

Christie Murray: International recognition and what it’s like being on international duty

What it’s like being called up by your country Being called up by your country is the pinnacle of many footballers’ careers. I’m no different. I absolutely love representing Scotland and to have done so over 60 times so far in my career fills me with immense pride. A question that I’m often asked is:Continue reading “Christie Murray: International recognition and what it’s like being on international duty”

Momo Yansane: Footballing adventures and ambition

You signed for FC Isloch Minsk Raion in Belarus in 2020 following a successful loan spell.How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as FC Isloch Minsk Raion? I am enjoying your my time at FC Isloch Minsk Raion and I have been surprisedContinue reading “Momo Yansane: Footballing adventures and ambition”

Treat yo’ self: the inside story of Providence City

Written by Joel Ducey In a sports economy where heavyweights in the United States and abroad are struggling to keep their heads above water financially, one amateur football club in Providence, RI could teach a fair few juggernauts a lesson or two about using the tools at one’s disposal. In this covid19 ravaged world, we’veContinue reading “Treat yo’ self: the inside story of Providence City”

Robbie Simpson: Chelmsford, Coventry and the future

You recently became manager of Chelmsford City having also played for the club during your playing career. How are you enjoying football management and what do you view as the challenges of managing a club such as Chelmsford City? It is different I never thought when I signed as a player that I would everContinue reading “Robbie Simpson: Chelmsford, Coventry and the future”

David Proctor: ICT, Craig Leiven, Canada and Terry Butcher

You signed for East Kilbride in 2018 and you are also currently interim manager of the club. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far as a player and a manager and how would you describe a club such as East Kilbride FC? I am currently in my third spell at EastContinue reading “David Proctor: ICT, Craig Leiven, Canada and Terry Butcher”

England under Gareth Southgate: are we now past the peak?

I am very aware that Football CFB’s readership is quite largely Scottish, So, you can take this as you will, maybe you’ll quite enjoy this? But I have been thinking about England’s national team for a while now and it almost seems as though I need to get this stuff off my chest.  The issueContinue reading “England under Gareth Southgate: are we now past the peak?”

The Danske Bank Premiership Preview of the Week

In a brand new segment for Football CFB, Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts ahead of a brand new season in the Northern Irish League. The Danske Bank Premiership is a league which is growing in stature year upon year and each Friday, Grant will provideContinue reading “The Danske Bank Premiership Preview of the Week”

The reality of Football: Winning and losing a way of life

By Gavin Blackwell I am often asked the best and worst aspects of doing the job I do. For me personally it is the winning and losing – those are the things that we have to handle the most during a long season. It is important for the highs not to be too high and the lows not to be too low, it is certainly a very fine line.  The worst things can be sittingContinue reading “The reality of Football: Winning and losing a way of life”

THE BIG FOOTBALL POWER-GRAB OF THE CENTURY, A NON-LEAGUE FAN’S TAKE?

By Darren Tinmouth, (@Dazzla84_SSFC), http://www.claretandbluepixels.wordpress.com We have reached the nadir. The point where England’s biggest clubs (otherwise known as the ‘big six’) are seeing a chance to flex their muscles and use their status to bring about changes that could ultimately change football in Britain forever, at least in my opinion. On Sunday (October 11th),Continue reading “THE BIG FOOTBALL POWER-GRAB OF THE CENTURY, A NON-LEAGUE FAN’S TAKE?”

Tony Kane: From Blackburn Rovers to Ballymena United

You signed for Ballymena United in 2011. How are you enjoying your time at the club through the years and how would you describe a club such as Ballymena United? Ballymena Uniyed have been brilliant to me. I am in to my 9th season at the club where I have made over 340 appearances. MyContinue reading “Tony Kane: From Blackburn Rovers to Ballymena United”

Kevin Campbell: Arsenal, George Graham, Everton and Turkey

You retired from professional football in 2007. Are you enjoying retirement, and do you miss playing professional football? “Yes, of course you miss playing the games, but I was doing other things come the end of my career anyway, so the transition was not as hard as it hit some players. You miss the camaraderieContinue reading “Kevin Campbell: Arsenal, George Graham, Everton and Turkey”

Neale Fenn: Cork City, Playing the game and Barry Fry

*This interview was conducted while Neale was manager of Cork City You became manager of Cork City in 2019 having also played for the club during your playing career. How are you enjoying managing the club you used to play for and what do you view as the challenges of managing a club such asContinue reading “Neale Fenn: Cork City, Playing the game and Barry Fry”

PREMIER LEAGUE PAY-PER-VIEW, IS IT THE FUTURE?

By Darren Tinmouth, (@Dazzla84_SSFC) http://www.claretandbluepixels.wordpress.com At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Football CFB founder Callum McFadden joined some of my South Shields FC cohorts on an episode of the Mariners Podcast. In that episode, show regular Ronnie Peet made a prediction that the Premier League may want to use the covid pandemic to attemptContinue reading “PREMIER LEAGUE PAY-PER-VIEW, IS IT THE FUTURE?”

The new ‘normal’ – Morton vs Queen of the South

Walking to Cappielow passing Cartsdyke train station is a journey I’ve made on more than a couple of occasions. The sea of cars parked at each side of the road as you approach the stadium, the road closed sign at the bridge and the swarm of fans meeting and gathering outside the turnstiles. Whether youContinue reading “The new ‘normal’ – Morton vs Queen of the South”

Christie Murray: World Cup memories, title success and the success of Shelley Kerr

You played two seasons for Liverpool FC Women in 2018. How do you look back on your time and the club and how would you describe a club such as Liverpool FC in the women’s game? I am indeed not at the club anymore. I left in the summer after my contract was up. IContinue reading “Christie Murray: World Cup memories, title success and the success of Shelley Kerr”

Mathias Wichmann: FK Jerv, Playing with Christian Eriksen and the future

You signed for FK Jerv in 2017. How are you enjoying you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as FK Jerv? I am really enjoying myself at FK Jerv. When I signed for the club I was coming off the back on not the bestContinue reading “Mathias Wichmann: FK Jerv, Playing with Christian Eriksen and the future”

Edinson heading for Old Trafford

By Michael Burney A long drawn out transfer window for Manchester United is nearing conclusion. The Monday 5th October deadline for international transfers has so far seen Donny Van De Beek join the club from Ajax, but the clubs number one target, Jadon Sancho, appears to be staying in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund. ItContinue reading “Edinson heading for Old Trafford”