Brad Wade: Goalkeeping, Rochdale and Guiseley

All photographs used in this article are courtesy of Brad Wade and Guiseley Football Club. You are a Rochdale player, currently on loan at Guiseley, and you’ve been at the club for a number of years. What has your experience of the club been like so far? The club have been massive for my developmentContinue reading “Brad Wade: Goalkeeping, Rochdale and Guiseley”

Alan Mahood: The reality for an injured footballer

Photo courtesy of Alan Mahood Ice? Ice? Maybe You played. Team won. Your knees killing you but your minds already on next weeks game. It’s a biggy. Every game is. Need to be fit. Cut a piece of tubigrip and put it in your toilet bag. Pop into the supermarket on the way home forContinue reading “Alan Mahood: The reality for an injured footballer”

My Irish League Preview of the Week

After a two week circuit breaker in the Irish League, Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions for this weekend’s matches in the Danske Bank Premiership. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Saturday 23rd January – Crusaders v Larne, Seaview, KOContinue reading “My Irish League Preview of the Week”

Scottish League 1 2020/21 Review – Part 2

FALKIRK Falkirk’s slow start to the 2019/20 campaign and the global pandemic resulting in the season being ended early meant that Falkirk would need to have one more crack at promotion back to the Championship from League 1. Co-managers David McCracken and Lee Miller turned the fortunes of the Bairns when they were appointed to replacedContinue reading “Scottish League 1 2020/21 Review – Part 2”

Big 6 XI v The Rest XI – The CM

Welcome back to the FootballCFB and VIZI best of the rest 11. We are now really getting into the team now with only a handful of spots left to fill. At the start of this week, I showed how good of a player Soucek had been to West Ham and how increasingly important had was to theirContinue reading “Big 6 XI v The Rest XI – The CM”

Big 6 XI v The Rest XI – The CM

Welcome back to the best of the Rest XI so far. Finally, we are moving forward in our team. The defence has been completed and now we move into one of the toughest areas of the team, in midfield. Today we look at our first of three to make up the best of the restContinue reading “Big 6 XI v The Rest XI – The CM”

Mitchel Megginson: I wish I had more time with McInnes

Credit: Mitch Megginson / Twitter Written by Colin Byiers Mitchel Megginson led Cove Rangers to promotion from the Highland League and to the League 2 title last season, but the Cove captain might not have been there had things at Aberdeen gone slightly differently. When I spoke to him, we started by speaking about hisContinue reading “Mitchel Megginson: I wish I had more time with McInnes”

Brian Graham: Partick Thistle, Coaching and career battles

Credit: Partick Thistle Football Club You are currently a player of Partick Thistle as well as manager Partick Thistle Women’s Team. How are you enjoying your commitments at the club and how would you describe a club such as Partick Thistle? I recently signed for the club having come from the Scottish Premier League fromContinue reading “Brian Graham: Partick Thistle, Coaching and career battles”

Leandro Phillips: Noisefeed, Partnership with Wyscout, Working with Top European Clubs

For anyone out there who don’t know much about Noisefeed and who they are, could you shed a bit of light on what the company is about?  “Absolutely. Noisefeed is a sport-tech startup partly owned by Wyscout (Hudl more recently) with a clear mission – to help minimise the risk involved in every transfer decision. There has been a transition in our three year process of development, but this has been theContinue reading “Leandro Phillips: Noisefeed, Partnership with Wyscout, Working with Top European Clubs”

Systems starting point and reference point

Credit: Pexels There are many views about systems of play from a rigid perspective to being unimportant in the minds of others. In this short writing, the idea will be laid out that systems are simply starting points and reference points in the modern game.             Looking at history, the game shows at one pointContinue reading “Systems starting point and reference point”

Gordon Moffat: Clydebank, East Stirlingshire and managerial goals

You are currently manager of Clydebank FC. How are you enjoying managing the club and what would you describe as the challenges of managing a club such as Clydebank FC? For me personally managing the club is quite a big deal because I am an ex player and I had three great seasons at theContinue reading “Gordon Moffat: Clydebank, East Stirlingshire and managerial goals”

John Bleasdale on Neil Doncaster and the SPFL

This is my own personal view on leadership of the SPFL. The final straw for Neil Doncaster, time to go WHAT does Neil Doncaster have to do for SPFL clubs to vote for his removal as Chief Executive of the League? Over eleven years since he took up the post, then with the SPL before they and theContinue reading “John Bleasdale on Neil Doncaster and the SPFL”

Big 6 XI v The Rest XI – The LB

Welcome back to the best of the Rest XI so far. In this series we have been partnered with ViZi to help put together a team of the best players in the Premier League season thus far, but only from the ‘Other 14’. Today we finish the defensive line up for the team by addingContinue reading “Big 6 XI v The Rest XI – The LB”

My Top Ten Favourite Northern Irish Football League matches since 2015

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. This week, in a special written piece for Football CFB, Grant has picked some of his favourite NIFL League matches since following the League in 2015. These are in no particular orderContinue reading “My Top Ten Favourite Northern Irish Football League matches since 2015”

Scott Agnew: East Fife, developing at Rangers and goal scoring memories

You are currently at East Fife under Darren Young. How much are you enjoying live at Bayview? I’m absolutely loving it. Darren Young has put his trust in me and I know that I’m going to play an important part in his side which has given me a lot of confidence to take onto theContinue reading “Scott Agnew: East Fife, developing at Rangers and goal scoring memories”

Big 6 XI v The Rest XI – The CB

Welcome back to the best of the Rest XI so far. Yesterday revealed that French Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana was the first CB in our team and today we reveal his partner in the strongly contested Centre Half position.  As mentioned yesterday, the centre back position was very hotly contested, but in truth itContinue reading “Big 6 XI v The Rest XI – The CB”

Copa Libertadores- The Story of Two Breathtaking Spectacles

The Semi-Final second legs took place on Wednesday and left many football fans across the world speechless. Both games were filled with goals, chaos and drama, making them a perfect advertisement for South American football Palmeiras 0-2 River Plate Palmeiras thought they had cemented their place in the final after winning the first leg 3-0,Continue reading “Copa Libertadores- The Story of Two Breathtaking Spectacles”

Big 6 XI v The Rest XI – The CB

Welcome back to the best of the Rest XI so far. Yesterday revealed that Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey was our choice for the teams RB and today we select our first Centre Half to the team.   In our group chat picking most of the team was pretty easy, we would all say who we think deserved toContinue reading “Big 6 XI v The Rest XI – The CB”

Scottish League 1 2020/21 Round Up – Part 1

AIRDRIE Airdrie, at the start of the season, would have been one of the favourites for promotion, certainly a play-off spot, and adding players like Max Currie and Thomas Robert to an already impressive squad added to that optimism. Having started with a 2-0 home win over Peterhead, Ian Murray’s men slipped to back-to-back defeatsContinue reading “Scottish League 1 2020/21 Round Up – Part 1”

Mark Robertson: Burnley, Dundee and against Juan Riquelme

Credit: Dundee Football Club You retired in 2009. How are you enjoying retirement from professional football and how is life for you these days? Life is good these days and I will not lie to you James it was very tough at the beginning when I retired because I retired early in my career andContinue reading “Mark Robertson: Burnley, Dundee and against Juan Riquelme”

Dillon Donnelly: The Top 3 Exciting Youngsters in Europe

Credit: Pexels This year football continues to be the only constant in a world still recovering from the impact of COVID-19 over the past 10 months. There are a number of exciting players throughout Europe that will be looking to catch the eye and impress especially with the postponed 2020 European Championships now potentially takingContinue reading “Dillon Donnelly: The Top 3 Exciting Youngsters in Europe”

Wayne Rooney: A new era at Derby and the end of an era for Rooney the player

“wayne rooney & cristiano ronaldo” bynyaa_birdies_perch is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Manchester United and England legend Wayne Rooney has retired from football to become the full time manager of Derby County. He takes up the position on a two-and-half-year deal which will run until the summer of 2023. Rooney stepped up to lead Derby’sContinue reading “Wayne Rooney: A new era at Derby and the end of an era for Rooney the player”

Marcus Rashford receives FWA tribute award

Content courtesy of the FWA, Carrie Brown and Paul McCarthy. Watch the FULL interview here. Normally at this time of year, the FWA would be preparing for one of the highlights of the season, their Tribute Award Dinner at The Savoy. While getting together socially is not an option, the FWA are determined the traditionContinue reading “Marcus Rashford receives FWA tribute award”

Big 6 XI v The Rest XI – The Goalkeeper

To celebrate the 1000th follower to CFB football statistical partners VIZI.  We at Football CFB have once against come together to release a Premier League Team of The Season so far, with a twist. The team we have put together is solely made from teams other than the ‘Big 6’ or ‘The other 14’, also weContinue reading “Big 6 XI v The Rest XI – The Goalkeeper”

Big 6 XI v The Rest XI – The RB

Welcome back to the Team of the season so far XI of teams outside the top 6. Need to come up with a better name. Yesterday revealed that Aston Villa’s Martinez was our choice for Goalkeeper and today we begin setting up the outfield by setting up our backline.   This phrase will probably crop upContinue reading “Big 6 XI v The Rest XI – The RB”

John Hughes: Settling in at Ross County, working within Covid protocols, the transfer window and the job in hand

“File:Home of the Staggies – geograph.org.uk – 922193.jpg” by Gordon Hatton is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 You took charge of the club on 21st December. How does it feel to be back in management and how are you settling into life at the club? It’s great to be back. Nothing much usually changes inContinue reading “John Hughes: Settling in at Ross County, working within Covid protocols, the transfer window and the job in hand”

Interview with Adam Vezer

Photograph courtesy of Pexels Former Omonoia Nicosia goalkeeper Adam Vezer kindly took time out from his schedule as Budapest Honved goalkeeping coach to answer some questions about his time in Cyprus. Before your transfer to Omonoia, you spent a season at Anagennisi Derynias. Having played for bigger clubs such as Honved and Maccabi Tel Aviv,Continue reading “Interview with Adam Vezer”

Scott McLaughlin: Livingston’s 2004 League Cup Win

Credit: deadline news In March 2004, Livingston won their first and to date, only Major Scottish Trophy when they beat Hibernian 2-0 at Hampden Park in the League Cup. The victory, however, was in a season when the club were plunged into administration and a lot of uncertainty surrounded the Almondvale side. One of theContinue reading “Scott McLaughlin: Livingston’s 2004 League Cup Win”

Kieran Maguire: Lincoln City’s latest financials

Credit: Richard Croft / Sincil Bank / CC BY-SA 2.0 Lincoln publish accounts and continue to set a gold standard in terms of transparency & governance. Revenue up 20% as Cowley compensation & higher broadcast income on back of promotion offsets Covid impact. Many Lincoln fans demonstrated support for club by declining ST refunds inContinue reading “Kieran Maguire: Lincoln City’s latest financials”