Simon Barker: The PFA, QPR and England Duty

You are currently Assistant Chief Executive of the PFA. How are you enjoying your role with the PFA and could you elaborate on your work? “I really enjoy my role at the PFA. I lived my dream being a professional footballer for 19 years and when I retired in December 1999, I was lucky enoughContinue reading “Simon Barker: The PFA, QPR and England Duty”

Cavani makes sense for Olè and United

By Callum McFadden Edinson Cavani. Prolific goal scorer? Check. International pedigree? Check. Available for a reasonable amount of money? Check. For me, Manchester United signing Cavani is a shrewd move if the club manage the player correctly and integrate him into the squad sensibly. Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are all talented footballersContinue reading “Cavani makes sense for Olè and United”

Jerry Mbakogu: From Italy to Croatia via Russia

You signed for Croatian team NK Osijek in 2019. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as NK Osijek? I signed for NK Osijek almost on the transfer deadline of the summer transfer window. I am really enjoying my time here at theContinue reading “Jerry Mbakogu: From Italy to Croatia via Russia”

AV40 Review: Like stepping in a time machine

AV40’s 40th anniversary tribute of the 1980/81 title winning Aston Villa side is an absolute joy and a must read for any true football fan. As you turn each page it is like gazing through the prism of Aston Villa forty years ago, and makes you feel as if you were there in the momentContinue reading “AV40 Review: Like stepping in a time machine”

Peter Grant: Managing Alloa, Playing for Celtic and his coaching philosophy

You are currently manager of Alloa Athletic. How are you enjoying managing the club and what would you say are the challenges of managing such a club? “I was very fortunate in the respect that I had never been part-time before as a player, manager or coach so it is the first time that IContinue reading “Peter Grant: Managing Alloa, Playing for Celtic and his coaching philosophy”

The world of Football Scouting with Luis Kircher

By Cameron Deacon – @Cam_Deacon21 – U.K. Football Writer “There are only two players who could possibly reach the level of Ronaldo and Messi…” Let’s be honest, we’ve all thought about it. At some point in our lives we have genuinely considered a career in Football Scouting. We have all looked up the prices ofContinue reading “The world of Football Scouting with Luis Kircher”

PLAY OR NO PLAY? STEP 2’s BIG QUANDRY

The last two weeks in non-league has seen one massive question hanging over the league season at non-league level and this came to a climax earlier this week when it was announced that the Government would provide financial support to the National League’s 63 member clubs. Effectively, this is a Government bailout which will allowContinue reading “PLAY OR NO PLAY? STEP 2’s BIG QUANDRY”

Graham Fenton: Villa, Leicester, O’Neill and South Shields

By James Rowe – @JamesRoweNL – Chief Football Writer You are currently joint manager of South Shields FC. How are you enjoying your joint managerial role at the club and how would describe a club such as South Shields FC? I am absolutely loving it. Lee Picton and I took over almost four years agoContinue reading “Graham Fenton: Villa, Leicester, O’Neill and South Shields”