Kieran Maguire: Hearts finances assessed

Credit: Paul Henery Income Hearts total income down 16% with all key elements of revenue falling, especially broadcast, down by a third. Wage Bill Despite the shortened season Hearts wage bill up 7%. Way behind Rangers and Celtic but still the 4th highest in Scotland. Losses Hearts lost £70k a week throughout 2019/20 from dayContinue reading “Kieran Maguire: Hearts finances assessed”

Kevin Gallacher: Scotland, Blackburn, Dundee United and managers

Credit: Scottish FA Listen to Kevin discuss this and much more on CFB by clicking HERE You retired from playing professional football in 2002. How are enjoying life away from football and how is life as a former professional footballer? “Life has certainly changed now. I have been retired for a couple of decades andContinue reading “Kevin Gallacher: Scotland, Blackburn, Dundee United and managers”

Darryl Duffy: Goals, goals goals

By @FitbawReal Q – You started off your career with Rangers and played for a number of big clubs north and south of the border..what was that experience like? A- “It has been incredible and a real privilege to have represented some massive clubs in the UK and India.” Q- You are now at StranraerContinue reading “Darryl Duffy: Goals, goals goals”

Kieran Maguire: Partick Thistle’s finances assessed

Credit: Big Jim Fae Scotland at English Wikimedia Income Partick Thistle income down 12% in 2019/20 due to Covid and day to day operations go from £46k profit to £356k loss. Club made money from ‘other income’ possibly player sale? Loss on investment likely to be reversed as relates to Firhill. Money in the bankContinue reading “Kieran Maguire: Partick Thistle’s finances assessed”

Ian Taylor: Aston Villa, Derby and retirement

Credit: Jonesy702 You retired from professional football in 2007. How are you enjoying retirement and how is life for you these days? Retirement is a little bit different due to the COVID situation right now and when I retired I did that basically because I could not go on any more. I managed to finishContinue reading “Ian Taylor: Aston Villa, Derby and retirement”

West Brom 5-5 Manchester United: where are both starting XI’s now?

Credit: HonorTheKing West Brom Ben Foster – Watford Stayed at West Brom until 2018 before moving to his former club Watford where he remains today. Jonas Olsson – Retired Left West Brom for Djurgårdens IF in 2017. Joined Wigan in 2019 before retiring from the game. Liam Ridgewell – Retired Left West Brom for theContinue reading “West Brom 5-5 Manchester United: where are both starting XI’s now?”

Why the Belgian Pro League is for YOU

By The Belgian Football Podcast / @BelgianPodcast Belgium has produced some of the world’s top footballers over the last decade, from the likes of Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne, to Romelu Lukaku and Thibaut Courtois Alderweireld. Most of the current Belgian set up learnt the game in the Belgian Pro League. While the leagueContinue reading “Why the Belgian Pro League is for YOU”

Frederic Frans: Scottish Football memories and life in Belgium

Q- You have previously played in Scotland with Partick Thistle and Dundee United but are now in Belgium..how are things going over there? A – “Things are great, my team Beerschot is doing fantastic. We are currently 1st in the league and I’m playing every minute so very happy.” Q- Do you keep tabs onContinue reading “Frederic Frans: Scottish Football memories and life in Belgium”

Luke McCullough: Developing at Manchester United, Doncaster memories and Glentoran

Credit: Glentoran FC You currently play for Glentoran FC having signed in 2020. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as Glentoran FC? I am really enjoying my time at Glentoran FC and it is the first time that I have ever playedContinue reading “Luke McCullough: Developing at Manchester United, Doncaster memories and Glentoran”

The Irish Premiership Preview of the week

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. Matches Stato’s Predictions Actual scoreline Cliftonville v Ballymena United 2-1 0-4 Linfield v Glentoran 2-0 3-3Continue reading “The Irish Premiership Preview of the week”

Jock Brown: The Celtic Conundrum

Credit: Arturec I can’t really claim to know Neil Lennon, but I’ve met him, and I like him. Currently he has my sympathy. As I write, he is still the Celtic manager. I hope it stays that way. Few people will be more aware of the reality of the Celtic goldfish bowl, but he’ll needContinue reading “Jock Brown: The Celtic Conundrum”

Kiko Rodriguez: Football Agent and Father of Jay Rodriguez

Kiko Rodriguez is a football agent, and one of the founders of DRN Sports Management. He is also the father of current Burnley player, Jay Rodriguez. I had the pleasure of speaking to Kiko where we discussed a multitude of things, from the importance of determination in a footballing career, becoming a footballing agent, beingContinue reading “Kiko Rodriguez: Football Agent and Father of Jay Rodriguez”

Alan Curbishley: Football’s forgotten manager

Credit: PremierLeague.com Alan Curbishley was named Charlton manager in June 1995 and he went on to mastermind the revival of the club with two promotions and Premier League consolidation in his 11 years in charge. Under his leadership, Charlton were a Premier League side that you wouldn’t back to go down. They were so impressiveContinue reading “Alan Curbishley: Football’s forgotten manager”

Gregg Ryder: Coaching abroad, hopes for the future and almost managing Greenock Morton

Credit: Foundation Coach Education You left the U.K. to coach abroad in Iceland at a young age, what led you to Iceland? I went to the United States when I was 18 on a football scholarship and while I was there I decided that I wanted to go into coaching. I completed a degree inContinue reading “Gregg Ryder: Coaching abroad, hopes for the future and almost managing Greenock Morton”

Ciara Sherwood: Charlton, Palace and Northern Ireland

Credit: James Boyes You returned to Charlton Athletic in 2020 having come through the youth setup and debuting for the first team. How are you enjoying being back at the club and how would you describe a club such as Charlton Athletic? I am really enjoying being back at the club. It is a reallyContinue reading “Ciara Sherwood: Charlton, Palace and Northern Ireland”

Adam Virgo: Brighton, Celtic and retirement

Credit: SNS You retired from professional football in 2013, How are you enjoying retirement and how is life for you these days? To retire at 29 years old it is an early age in terms of where you are in your career playing football. I think the thing for me at the time was thatContinue reading “Adam Virgo: Brighton, Celtic and retirement”