The Race for the Scudetto! – Milan 0 Inter 3

“File:20150616 – Portugal – Italie – Genève – Antonio Conte 1.jpg” by Clément Bucco-Lechat is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 After they recently treated us to an epic Coppa Italia quarter final, Milan and Inter clashed again. The top in Serie A met in what was the biggest Milan derby in a many year asContinue reading “The Race for the Scudetto! – Milan 0 Inter 3”

A Season to Remember: Norwich City 1992/93

“Norwich City Football Ground ‘Carrow Road’” byCaroline Flatt is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 The 1992/93 season was a real milestone season in football history. It was the first season of the Premier League and football changed forever.Sky TV won the rights to show live Premier League matches having outbid ITV. They would broadcast liveContinue reading “A Season to Remember: Norwich City 1992/93”

Bundesliga Review: Bayern lose while Dortmund triumph in the RevierDerby

Credit: “Champions League – Semifinal – Bayern Munich Vs. Lyon” by Rami ™ is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 The shock results of this weekend, was Bayern losing to 4th placed Eintracht Frankfurt, in a defeat that felt like it had been coming for a while. Bayern have not looked anywhere near the team theyContinue reading “Bundesliga Review: Bayern lose while Dortmund triumph in the RevierDerby”

Ali De Foy: Working in football media and supporting St Mirren is a dream come true

You are a big St Mirren fan, sum up what the club means to you. St Mirren literally is my life as cheesy as that may sound. The club is something that I can share with family and friends. Being a Buddie is a constant rollercoaster. You are never alone. If you attend a matchContinue reading “Ali De Foy: Working in football media and supporting St Mirren is a dream come true”

Sebastian Larsson: From Arsenal to AIK

“Seb Larsson” by Ronnie Macdonald is licensed under CC BY 2.0 You are currently playing for AIK in Sweden who are reigning Swedish Champions. To what do you attribute the success of last season’s title win? Well, I think first of all, obviously going back a few years before my time, AIK was a clubContinue reading “Sebastian Larsson: From Arsenal to AIK”

Alan Mahood: Out With The Old? That’ll Be Right!

Out With The Old? That’ll Be Right! When you’re the new guy in the dressing room you have to prove you’re good enough to get a place in the team. When a new signing comes in, you’re job is to keep them out! You don’t dislike the guy. You might have had a run inContinue reading “Alan Mahood: Out With The Old? That’ll Be Right!”

The SPFL Premiership Preview: Will Aberdeen Score? Livi aim to bounce back? Rangers a step closer to the title?

Welcome to the latest installment of The SPFL Premiership Preview. Written by myself, Ciaran Foreman, I’ll be looking ahead to all the upcoming action in the SPFL Premiership as another weekend of footballing drama beckons. St Mirren Welcome Livingston in Top-Six Battle Livingston will travel to Paisley to face St Mirren as the two sidesContinue reading “The SPFL Premiership Preview: Will Aberdeen Score? Livi aim to bounce back? Rangers a step closer to the title?”

A-League Round Up: Gameweek 9

Photo credit: Macarthur Bulls I’m very excited to be joining Football CFB to cover the A-League. Every week I’ll be producing a roundup of all the goings on across the game in Australia and New Zealand and look ahead to all the weekend action. The A-League games are usually filled with exciting, end-to-end attacking action,Continue reading “A-League Round Up: Gameweek 9”

Irish Premiership Weekend Preview

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 Ballymena United v Linfield 1-2 P-P Crusaders v Carrick Rangers 3-0 1-3 GlentoranContinue reading “Irish Premiership Weekend Preview”

Guy Kilty: Producing The Price of Football is an absolute joy

Both Kieran Maguire and Kevin Day credit you with the idea behind The Price of Football. What inspired you to create the The Price of Football podcast as we know it today? I started my own podcast production company – Dap Dip – and I knew I wanted to create a show that would haveContinue reading “Guy Kilty: Producing The Price of Football is an absolute joy”

Kevan Brown: From Southampton to Woking via Brighton and Aldershot

Image courtesy of Sky Sports Archives You stated your career as a trainee at Southampton. What are your memories of the club? I signed for the club at the age of 13 and I spent a lot of time in the development side. They wanted to keep me as an apprentice but I wanted toContinue reading “Kevan Brown: From Southampton to Woking via Brighton and Aldershot”

Dundee set for return to action

“Dens Park” by yellow book is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Storm D’Arcy over with – Wintry weather erased from the City of Discovery. A consistent stretch in the weather conditions between now & Saturday afternoon & football will return for James McPake & Dundee, the enhanced hiberniation has allowed the light to switch onContinue reading “Dundee set for return to action”

Jock Brown: CARING ABOUT FOOTBALL(PART 1)

Football has played a huge part in my life for as long as I can remember.  I played endlessly as a boy and watched every match that any member of my family was willing to take me to see – until I was old enough to go on my own.  Initially, it was walking or running to Douglas Park to support Hamilton Accies – behind the goal being attackedContinue reading “Jock Brown: CARING ABOUT FOOTBALL(PART 1)”

Craig Brown: SUBSTITUTION PROTOCOL

In my previous article I made reference to SUBSTITUTIONS and said there were at least 11 reasons for making a substitution. This prompted quite a number of requests from readers mainly reprimanding me for not enumerating the reasons. In response… From being someone who played in the 1960s when there were no substitutes, to being aContinue reading “Craig Brown: SUBSTITUTION PROTOCOL”

#NOCHOFTES​ Podcast | INTERVIEW WITH FREDDY

“Mourinho doesn’t abandon who is with him. It’s in his DNA” Stel and Roy talk to the legend that is Freddy about his career path that led him to Omonoia from Portugal, via Qatar, Malaysia and a few Cypriot clubs. Freddy shares his fondest memories of his time at Omonoia, what the club and supportersContinue reading “#NOCHOFTES​ Podcast | INTERVIEW WITH FREDDY”

#NOCHOFTES​ Podcast | INTERVIEW WITH SOFYANE CHERFA – PART 2

“When you have a big player who isn’t playing, they need to turn that anger into positive energy. They need to work hard in training and say “I’m gonna show this mother****** I deserve to play.” In part 2 of the #NOCHOFTES interview, Sofyane talks about his coaching career and the challenging transition from playerContinue reading “#NOCHOFTES​ Podcast | INTERVIEW WITH SOFYANE CHERFA – PART 2”

#NOCHOFTES Podcast | INTERVIEW WITH SOFYANE CHERFA – PART 1

“Wenger is a real legend at Arsenal but not at Monaco. People in France follow Arsenal because of Wenger though.” In part one of our interview, Stel, Roy and Gaossou Fofana quiz Sofyane about growing up in France, his development at Monaco and the fantastic squad of 2004. Sofyane shares his thoughts on Didier Deschamps,Continue reading “#NOCHOFTES Podcast | INTERVIEW WITH SOFYANE CHERFA – PART 1”

#NOCHOFTES​ Podcast: INTERVIEW WITH ANDRE SCHEMBRI

“Looking back at the gesture, I made a mistake. But sometimes you lose your emotions.” Andre Schembri joins Stel and Roy in an exclusive interview for The OLB. The boys quiz Andre about his Omonoia career, asking some questions that – until now – were unanswered. Andre shares some of his coaching and development philosophy,Continue reading “#NOCHOFTES​ Podcast: INTERVIEW WITH ANDRE SCHEMBRI”

#NOCHOFTES Podcast | INTERVIEW WITH GAOUSSOU FOFANA

“I remember receiving a yellow card and the referee saying to me “we are going to have a long day” “Stel and Roy had the pleasure of Gaussou Fofana’s company on the latest #NOCHOFTES Podcast. Fofi spoke about surviving the 2002 civil war in Cote d’Ivoire , moving to Portugal to develop his game andContinue reading “#NOCHOFTES Podcast | INTERVIEW WITH GAOUSSOU FOFANA”

#NOCHOFTES Podcast | INTERVIEW WITH GUIDO HOFFMAN

“Kostas Kaiafas….Madre Mia!” Stel talks to former Omonoia midfielder Guido Hoffmann about his career in the game, which includes memories of winning the Bundesliga title, playing alongside Stefan Effenberg, being coached by Jupp Heynkes and the “almost” season. Guido shares his fondest memories of playing for Omonoia, taking Greek lessons, socialising with team mates andContinue reading “#NOCHOFTES Podcast | INTERVIEW WITH GUIDO HOFFMAN”

The SPFL Premiership Review: Accies Thrash Motherwell, Celtic and Rangers Win Again and More!

Welcome to the latest installment of The SPFL Premiership Review. Written by myself, Ciaran Foreman, I’ll take you through all of the weekly talking points in the weird and utterly wonderful world of Scottish Football. This week will feature two new elements to the series: Writers Predictions vs Scorelines and a Player of the WeekContinue reading “The SPFL Premiership Review: Accies Thrash Motherwell, Celtic and Rangers Win Again and More!”

Tom Caldwell: What is a pressing trigger?

Credit: Pexels The Gegenpress is one of the biggest tactical innovations of the last decade or so, but it has bought much more than just a singular style of play! Specifically, it has seen the rise of something called a Pressing Trigger! In short, it is a certain time in a match when a teamContinue reading “Tom Caldwell: What is a pressing trigger?”

Accies’ recent matches must be the benchmark for their survival hopes

“Hamilton Academical v St Johnstone” by daniel0685is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Hamilton Accies travelled to Fir Park on Saturday knowing a defeat to arch rivals Motherwell could be disastrous. Graham Alexander’s side would have moved eleven points clear of their Lanarkshire counterparts (albeit having played a game more) while Accies would remain rooted toContinue reading “Accies’ recent matches must be the benchmark for their survival hopes”

Can Gareth Bale turn his career around?

“Gareth Bale” by Nathan Congleton is licensed underCC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Gareth Bale arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu from Tottenham Hotspur as the world’s most expensive player in 2013, signing a six-year deal. The reported sum paid by Spanish Giants Real Madrid was a world record transfer fee of £86 million to secure the services ofContinue reading “Can Gareth Bale turn his career around?”

Uncapped Players that Steve Clarke should consider for the Euro Squad

“Hampden Park” by raymccrae is licensed under CC BY 2.0 With only one more international break between now and the Euros Steve Clarke might be looking to give some new faces the chance to push their way into his plans. There are a few obvious deficiencies in the current Scotland squad: lack of full backContinue reading “Uncapped Players that Steve Clarke should consider for the Euro Squad”

Rod Underwood: The importance of the ball

Credit: Pexels Being Proactive The modern game has various styles, various positions, multiple technical and tactical philosophies. The approach to the game that is most intriguing is using the ball to dominate the opponent. Why intriguing because the most important aspect of the game is the ball. If the team has possession it is veryContinue reading “Rod Underwood: The importance of the ball”

Marco Rose will become the new manager of Dortmund

“Borussia Monchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund stickers on vintage Canon camera/flight case” bywhatsthatpicture is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 Marco Rose is one of the most promising coaches in European football. The former pro, who played for some mid-to-low table sides in Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 as a defender, first came onto the super coaching radarContinue reading “Marco Rose will become the new manager of Dortmund”