Greg Mills: Derby County, Robbie Savage and Non League football

Credit: The Non League Paper You signed for Bromsgrove Sporting in 2019. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as Bromsgrove Sporting? I am really enjoying my time at Bromsgrove Sporting so far. I joined a club that had won back to backContinue reading “Greg Mills: Derby County, Robbie Savage and Non League football”

Katie Rood: Lewes FC, Juventus memories and the development of women’s football

You signed for Lewes FC Women in 2019 following a loan spell. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe as club such as Lewes FC Women? It is really interesting I first came across Lewes FC Women when I was working full time in New ZealandContinue reading “Katie Rood: Lewes FC, Juventus memories and the development of women’s football”

Craig Brown: Working with Shankly, Ferguson and a life in football management

Photos courtesy of Craig Brown You are currently retired as a professional manager? Yes, I retired seven years ago as a manager and a short time before my retirement my friend Sir Alex Ferguson rang me to say, “Do you know you are the oldest manager in Scotland?” At that time I was ‘only’ 72Continue reading “Craig Brown: Working with Shankly, Ferguson and a life in football management”

Willie Boland: Coventry, Cardiff, Bobby Gould and playing against Keane

You retired in 2010. How are you enjoying retirement from professional football and how is life for you these days away from the pitch? I think if you ask any footballer initially it is a big shock. My retirement came through injury, an injury that I sustained at Hartlepool United. I have four knee operationsContinue reading “Willie Boland: Coventry, Cardiff, Bobby Gould and playing against Keane”

Timo Mehlich: Rio Grande Valley, developing my game and playing against Pulisic

You signed for Rio Grande Valley FC in January 2020. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how you describe club such as Rio Grande FC? So far my time at the club has been really good except for the Corona-virus going on and it has put a break onContinue reading “Timo Mehlich: Rio Grande Valley, developing my game and playing against Pulisic”

David Bates: Cercle Brugge, Scotland and developing as a defender

You are currently on loan at Cercle Brugge in Belgium. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as Cercle Brugge? My time at Cercle Brugge has been really good so far. I have enjoyed every single minute since I have been here. TheContinue reading “David Bates: Cercle Brugge, Scotland and developing as a defender”

Martin Cassidy: The reality of refereeing and the role of Ref Support U.K.

You are currently CEO and Founder of Ref Support. Could you please elaborate on your role? I worked at Wembley Stadium in the Referees department for the FA seven years and my role was to find the next generation of referees coming through to the top level and I left after not being happy withContinue reading “Martin Cassidy: The reality of refereeing and the role of Ref Support U.K.”

Jonathan Fortune on life at Charlton, Curbishley and his role as a football agent.

By James Rowe You retired from professional football in 2013. How is life for you these days and could you elaborate on your current role as agent with the Two Touch agency? “Retirement is never easy for any professional footballer because you are leaving something that you have adored doing since you were six, seven,Continue reading “Jonathan Fortune on life at Charlton, Curbishley and his role as a football agent.”

Peter Ramage: Newcastle, Sir Bobby and Indian Football

Listen to the FULL INTERVIEW here You came through the youth setup and went on to make appearances for the first team at Newcastle United. How do you look back on your time at the club and do you have any highlights or special memories? “I look back on my time at Newcastle United withContinue reading “Peter Ramage: Newcastle, Sir Bobby and Indian Football”

Neil Cox: Scunthorpe, Middlesbrough, Watford and future ambitions

You are currently manager of Scunthorpe United. Having played for the club how are you enjoying managing the Scunthorpe United and what do you view as the challenges of managing the club? At the moment it is really enjoyable. Obviously we are only four games in and we have 4 points and we played bothContinue reading “Neil Cox: Scunthorpe, Middlesbrough, Watford and future ambitions”

Lee Minshull: Concord Rangers, Wimbledon and the role of assistant manager

You signed for Concord Rangers in 2018 and you are currently assistant manager.How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and who would you describe a clubsuch as Concord Rangers? My time at Concord Rangers has been quite enjoyable. I played during the first season that I was there and they IContinue reading “Lee Minshull: Concord Rangers, Wimbledon and the role of assistant manager”

Robin Buwalda: IFK Mariehamn, VVV Venlo and my toughest opponent

You signed for IFK Mariehamn in 2019. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as IFK Mariehamn? RI am really enjoying myself at IFK Mariehamn so far. They are a very friendly and transparent club. They are a really family club due toContinue reading “Robin Buwalda: IFK Mariehamn, VVV Venlo and my toughest opponent”

Brian Wright: MLS memories, Villa, Friedel and Birmingham Legion

You currently play for Birmingham Legion FC after signing for the club following a successful loan spell. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as Birmingham Legion FC? I can honestly say that going on loan and being with team constantly really helpedContinue reading “Brian Wright: MLS memories, Villa, Friedel and Birmingham Legion”

David McGurk: Hyde United, Darlington & managerial aspirations

Credit: Pexels You are currently manager of Hyde United. You also played for the club. How are you enjoying football management and how would you describe a club such as Hyde United? I am really enjoying the role of manager here at Hyde United. As you mention I also played for the club as IContinue reading “David McGurk: Hyde United, Darlington & managerial aspirations”

Fredrik Risp: Göteborg, Gençlerbirliği and playing with Zlatan

You retired from professional football in 2013. How are you enjoying retirement and how is life for you away from the pitch these days? It has been a couple of years now since I stopped and I had a pretty decent plan in place during the last few years of my playing career of whatContinue reading “Fredrik Risp: Göteborg, Gençlerbirliği and playing with Zlatan”

Nicola Docherty: Rangers, Glasgow City and developing as a pro

You signed for Rangers WFC in 2020. How are you enjoying your time at the club and how would you describe a club such as Rangers WFC? I am absolutely loving it obviously when the opportunity came from my agency telling me that Rangers WFC were interested in signing me. It was one that IContinue reading “Nicola Docherty: Rangers, Glasgow City and developing as a pro”

John McGrath: Burton memories, Management and Mickleover

You became player / manager of Mickleover Sports FC in 2016. How are you enjoying football management and what would you describe as the challenges of managing a club such as Mickleover Sports FC? I love managing.I love the aspect of man managing and getting the best out of players. I love the aspect ofContinue reading “John McGrath: Burton memories, Management and Mickleover”

Jerry Gill: Bath City, Birmingham and life under Francis

You became manager of Bath City in 2017. You also played for the club during your playing career. How are you enjoying football management and what do you view as the challenges of managing a club such as Bath City? It is a great story which has come full circle really. I started out atContinue reading “Jerry Gill: Bath City, Birmingham and life under Francis”

Lesly de Sar: Ajax, Dutch Football and Foreign adventures

You signed AFC Eskilstuna in February 2020. How are you enjoying your time in Sweden so far and how would you describe a club such as AFC Eskilstuna? I am really enjoyed my time at AFC Eskilstuna and I am pleased to be here in Sweden. I have felt at home since my first trainingContinue reading “Lesly de Sar: Ajax, Dutch Football and Foreign adventures”

Momo Yansane: Footballing adventures and ambition

You signed for FC Isloch Minsk Raion in Belarus in 2020 following a successful loan spell.How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as FC Isloch Minsk Raion? I am enjoying your my time at FC Isloch Minsk Raion and I have been surprisedContinue reading “Momo Yansane: Footballing adventures and ambition”

Robbie Simpson: Chelmsford, Coventry and the future

You recently became manager of Chelmsford City having also played for the club during your playing career. How are you enjoying football management and what do you view as the challenges of managing a club such as Chelmsford City? It is different I never thought when I signed as a player that I would everContinue reading “Robbie Simpson: Chelmsford, Coventry and the future”

David Proctor: ICT, Craig Leiven, Canada and Terry Butcher

You signed for East Kilbride in 2018 and you are also currently interim manager of the club. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far as a player and a manager and how would you describe a club such as East Kilbride FC? I am currently in my third spell at EastContinue reading “David Proctor: ICT, Craig Leiven, Canada and Terry Butcher”

Tony Kane: From Blackburn Rovers to Ballymena United

You signed for Ballymena United in 2011. How are you enjoying your time at the club through the years and how would you describe a club such as Ballymena United? Ballymena Uniyed have been brilliant to me. I am in to my 9th season at the club where I have made over 340 appearances. MyContinue reading “Tony Kane: From Blackburn Rovers to Ballymena United”

Kevin Campbell: Arsenal, George Graham, Everton and Turkey

You retired from professional football in 2007. Are you enjoying retirement, and do you miss playing professional football? “Yes, of course you miss playing the games, but I was doing other things come the end of my career anyway, so the transition was not as hard as it hit some players. You miss the camaraderieContinue reading “Kevin Campbell: Arsenal, George Graham, Everton and Turkey”

Neale Fenn: Cork City, Playing the game and Barry Fry

*This interview was conducted while Neale was manager of Cork City You became manager of Cork City in 2019 having also played for the club during your playing career. How are you enjoying managing the club you used to play for and what do you view as the challenges of managing a club such asContinue reading “Neale Fenn: Cork City, Playing the game and Barry Fry”

Christie Murray: World Cup memories, title success and the success of Shelley Kerr

You played two seasons for Liverpool FC Women in 2018. How do you look back on your time and the club and how would you describe a club such as Liverpool FC in the women’s game? I am indeed not at the club anymore. I left in the summer after my contract was up. IContinue reading “Christie Murray: World Cup memories, title success and the success of Shelley Kerr”

Mathias Wichmann: FK Jerv, Playing with Christian Eriksen and the future

You signed for FK Jerv in 2017. How are you enjoying you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as FK Jerv? I am really enjoying myself at FK Jerv. When I signed for the club I was coming off the back on not the bestContinue reading “Mathias Wichmann: FK Jerv, Playing with Christian Eriksen and the future”

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”

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”