Sam Osbourne: Leamington memories, Dunkirk and the future

Credit: AFC Fylde You signed for Leamington FC in 2020 and in 2021, you’ve just signed for AFC Fylde. How did you enjoy your time at Leamington FC? From the start you can tell what type of club Leamington FC is just by walking in and the way that everybody is with you. I absolutelyContinue reading “Sam Osbourne: Leamington memories, Dunkirk and the future”

Brian Deane: Sheffield United, Benfica and inspirational managers

“SUFC and Brian Dean supporting The Shirt” byMobilephotos@heidenstrom is licensed under CC BY 2.0 You retired in 2006. How are you enjoying retirement and life away from playing professional football? “When you retire from doing something that you love it is not easy. I am like anybody else. “I had 21 years of playing professionalContinue reading “Brian Deane: Sheffield United, Benfica and inspirational managers”

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”

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”

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”

Michael McGlinchey: Queens Park, New Zealand & playing in Japan

You signed for Queen’s Park FC in 2020. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe the club? I am really enjoying my time at Queen’s Park FC so far. As soon as I arrived I got a good sense of the club and the players. TheyContinue reading “Michael McGlinchey: Queens Park, New Zealand & playing in Japan”

Bob Wilson: Arsenal memories, Bert Trautmann and coaching David Seaman

Credit: Hilton1949 You are well known from your time as a goalkeeper at Arsenal, Bob, having spent 11 years at the club. Firstly I want to ask you about the 1970/ 71 season. What qualities and characteristics did that group of players have in order to go on to achieve a domestic league and cup double?Continue reading “Bob Wilson: Arsenal memories, Bert Trautmann and coaching David Seaman”

Glen Johnson: Goalkeeping, West Ham United and Dagenham and Redbridge

Credit: Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club You are currently goalkeeping coach at Dagenham & Redbridge. How are you enjoying your time and your role so far and how would you describe a club such as Dagenham & Redbridge? My time at Dagenham & Redbridge has been enjoyable so far and I joined the club twoContinue reading “Glen Johnson: Goalkeeping, West Ham United and Dagenham and Redbridge”

Andrew Barrowman: Birmingham, Ross County and life after football

Credit: SPFL You retired in 2018. How are you enjoying your retirement from professional football and how is life for you these days? In terms of retirement I think the first thing to say it is that I was probably ready to retire and sometimes players are forced into retirement whether that due to injuryContinue reading “Andrew Barrowman: Birmingham, Ross County and life after football”

Geoff Thomas: Crystal Palace, Playing For England and Ian Wright

Credit: Magnus Manage. permission: GFDL and CC-BY-SA. You retired from professional football in 2002. I wanted to ask you how are you enjoying retirement and could you also elaborate on the excellent charity work that you do with raising funds and awareness for different charities? “I retired in 2002 due to a knee injury. MyContinue reading “Geoff Thomas: Crystal Palace, Playing For England and Ian Wright”

Gareth Hall: Chelsea, Wales and the influence of Don Howe

“UK – London – Fulham: Stamford Bridge” by wallyg is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 You retired from playing professional football in 2001. How are you enjoying retirement and how are you enjoying your current role as Head of Football Operations at AiSCOUT and could you elaborate on that? “After retiring at Swindon Town inContinue reading “Gareth Hall: Chelsea, Wales and the influence of Don Howe”

Liam Bridcutt: Life at Lincoln, Sunderland and Scotland memories

Credit: Lincoln City FC You are currently at Lincoln City. How are you enjoying your time at the club and what were the key factors in your decision to sign for the club? “I am really enjoying myself at Lincoln City. The manager and the players made me feel really welcome and I believe IContinue reading “Liam Bridcutt: Life at Lincoln, Sunderland and Scotland memories”

Naomi Hilhorst: PEC Zwolle, FC Twente and future ambitions

Credit: PEC Zwolle You signed in the summer of 2020 for PEC Zwolle. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as PEC Zwolle? I did indeed make the transfer from FC Twente to PEC Zwolle and I did that purely in order toContinue reading “Naomi Hilhorst: PEC Zwolle, FC Twente and future ambitions”

Alexander Büttner: New England, Manchester United and facing Robben.

Credit: Manchester United Official website You signed for the New England Revolution in November 2019. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe the club? “I am having a super time at the New England Revolution. We have a great group of players, backroom staff, and managerContinue reading “Alexander Büttner: New England, Manchester United and facing Robben.”

Conor Pepper: From Glentoran to Linfield via Scotland

You signed for Linfield FC in 2020. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as Linfield FC? From the minute I walked through the door. I knew what a big club Linfield was and the expectations that were demanded of all the playersContinue reading “Conor Pepper: From Glentoran to Linfield via Scotland”

Alan Mahood: Morton, Forest and Kilmarnock

Photos courtesy of Alan Mahood You retired from professional football in 2005. How are you enjoying retirement and how is life for you these days? Since I have retired I have been in and out of football really and when I retired I was at a loose end because football was all I had doneContinue reading “Alan Mahood: Morton, Forest and Kilmarnock”

Anton Wede: Being coached by Henrik Larsson and life in Swedish football

Credit: Falkenbergs FF You returned to Falkenbergs FF in 2018 for your second spell at the club. How are you enjoying being back and what would you describe as the main strength of this Falkenbergs FF team? “Yes I signed for the club again back in 2018 and I really enjoyed my first spell beforeContinue reading “Anton Wede: Being coached by Henrik Larsson and life in Swedish football”

Willie Morgan: My life in football

You retired in 1981. How have you been enjoying football retirement and how do you feel that the game has changed from when you played to the game played in the current day? “I did not actually retire. I just stopped playing and I had spent the last four summers when I was still playingContinue reading “Willie Morgan: My life in football”

Jack Iredale: Cambridge United, Carlisle and playing against Lewis Morgan

You signed for Cambridge United in 2020. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe the club? Well, obviously we have started really well during the season so far and I have loved my time at the club so far. The changing room is full of greatContinue reading “Jack Iredale: Cambridge United, Carlisle and playing against Lewis Morgan”

Tony Cottee: From West Ham to Malaysia and the influence of John Lyall

Credit: East Ham Bull You retired from professional football in 2001. How are you enjoying retirement and how is life for you these days? Life in general is good and I think if you speak to most ex players I think we all acknowledge that it is very difficult when you retire from football. IContinue reading “Tony Cottee: From West Ham to Malaysia and the influence of John Lyall”

Davie Irons: Managing Stenny, playing at Ayr and St Johnstone memories

You are currently in your second spell in charge of Stenhousemuir FC. How are you enjoying being back at the club and how would you describe a club such as Stenhousemuir FC? First and foremost I am thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to manage Stenhousemuir FC. I was previously manager of the club a few yearsContinue reading “Davie Irons: Managing Stenny, playing at Ayr and St Johnstone memories”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Stephanie Molina: Becoming a football agent, working with players and managers and the reality of the transfer window.

You are currently agent to Franceso Ruberto at OFC Pirin Blagoevgrad. How are you enjoying the role of player agent and do you believe that the role has changed in recent years? I come from a very different background. I was in commodities, metals and mining for 15 years, and I decided to change directionContinue reading “Stephanie Molina: Becoming a football agent, working with players and managers and the reality of the transfer window.”

Bart Straalman: Grenoble, De Graafschap and Norwegian Football

Credit: Grenoble Foot 38 You signed for Grenoble Foot 38 in 2020. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as Grenoble Foot 38? I am enjoying my time at Grenoble Foot 38 so far. We are in a special season due to theContinue reading “Bart Straalman: Grenoble, De Graafschap and Norwegian Football”

Kyah Simon: PSV, World Cup Memories and my toughest opponent

You recently signed for PSV Eindhoven. How are you enjoying your time in the Netherlands so far and how would you describe a team such as PSV Eindhoven? I am really enjoying my time so far. I have been in the Netherlands for eight weeks. PSV are a big club that are really professional andContinue reading “Kyah Simon: PSV, World Cup Memories and my toughest opponent”

Simon Peddie: Hashtag United, Montserrat and Non League Football

Credit: Hashtag United You signed for Hashtag United in 2018. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as Hashtag United? My time at Hashtag United so far has been very good and everyone has made me feel welcome and in terms of theContinue reading “Simon Peddie: Hashtag United, Montserrat and Non League Football”