Peter Grant: Managing Alloa, Playing for Celtic and his coaching philosophy

You are currently manager of Alloa Athletic. How are you enjoying managing the club and what would you say are the challenges of managing such a club? “I was very fortunate in the respect that I had never been part-time before as a player, manager or coach so it is the first time that IContinue reading “Peter Grant: Managing Alloa, Playing for Celtic and his coaching philosophy”

Graham Fenton: Villa, Leicester, O’Neill and South Shields

By James Rowe – @JamesRoweNL – Chief Football Writer You are currently joint manager of South Shields FC. How are you enjoying your joint managerial role at the club and how would describe a club such as South Shields FC? I am absolutely loving it. Lee Picton and I took over almost four years agoContinue reading “Graham Fenton: Villa, Leicester, O’Neill and South Shields”

John McGlynn: Raith Return, Managing Hearts, Battling Liverpool and the future.

By James Rowe – @JamesRoweNL – Chief Football Writer You are currently in your second spell as manager of Raith Rovers. How would you describe the club and what do you believe are the challenges of managing there? “It is very similar from the first time I took over at Raith Rovers in November 2006.Continue reading “John McGlynn: Raith Return, Managing Hearts, Battling Liverpool and the future.”

Andries Noppert: Dutch Football, Moving to Italy and the role of a goalkeeper

You signed for FC Dordrecht in 2019. How are you enjoying your time at the club and how would you describe a club such as FC Dordrecht? Yes, I have enjoyed my time at the club but unfortunately I have not played as many games as I would have liked due to sustaining an injuryContinue reading “Andries Noppert: Dutch Football, Moving to Italy and the role of a goalkeeper”

Danny Cowley: The reality of management

By James Rowe – @JamesRoweNL – Chief Football Writer You have achieved promotion to League Two and League One from the National league, have you noticed a big difference between the two leagues? Yes. I have been lucky enough to have five promotions now and I think that this is the biggest jump, definitely. IContinue reading “Danny Cowley: The reality of management”

Michael Ball: Rangers, PSV, Koeman, Hiddink and Sven

By James Rowe – @JamesRoweNL – Chief Football Writer You retired from professional football in 2012. How are you enjoying retirement and how is life for you these days away from the pitch? Although I officially retired in 2012 at Leicester City I knew a long time before after Manchester City that I had mentallyContinue reading “Michael Ball: Rangers, PSV, Koeman, Hiddink and Sven”

Jim McInally: Peterhead, playing under Clough and a career in football.

By James Rowe – @JamesRoweNL – Chief Football Writer You have been the manager of Peterhead FC since 2011. How are you enjoying managing a club such as Peterhead and what challenges do you face? “First of all I have been managing the club for almost eight years and it has been a pleasure. IContinue reading “Jim McInally: Peterhead, playing under Clough and a career in football.”

Andrew Fox: English Football, USL and El Paso

You signed for El Paso Locomotive FC in 2019. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as El Paso Locomotive FC? I am really enjoying my time at El Paso Locomotive FC. I love the style of football that we play. I haveContinue reading “Andrew Fox: English Football, USL and El Paso”

Martin Boyle: Hibs, Oz and Jack Ross

By James Rowe – @JamesRoweNL – Chief Football Writer You signed for Hibernian FC in 2015. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as Hibernian FC? My time at Hibernian FC has been brilliant so far. When I arrived at the club theyContinue reading “Martin Boyle: Hibs, Oz and Jack Ross”

Viv Anderson: Cloughie, European Cup Success and Making History with England

By James Rowe – @JamesRoweNL – Chief Football Writer You played ten seasons for Nottingham Forest where you managed to win, among other trophies, the European Cup two times in a row, and played under such a tremendous manager in Brian Clough. How do you look back on your time there? “I look back onContinue reading “Viv Anderson: Cloughie, European Cup Success and Making History with England”

Andy Cooke: Burnley, Pulis, Moving to Korea and playing with Ian Wright

By James Rowe – @JamesRoweNL – Chief Football Writer You retired in 2012. How are you enjoying life after professional football and how is life for you now away from the pitch? A very good question. I had a lot of friends of that era who also finished playing and as a player you sortContinue reading “Andy Cooke: Burnley, Pulis, Moving to Korea and playing with Ian Wright”

Daniel Bruce: USL dreams and progressing as a footballer

By James Rowe – @JamesRoweNL – Chief Football Writer You signed for New Mexico United in 2019. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as New Mexico United? I love it here, New Mexico United is a fantastic club and there is aContinue reading “Daniel Bruce: USL dreams and progressing as a footballer”

Lucas Bikjer: Playing across the continent

By James Rowe – @JamesRoweNL – Chief Football Writer You signed for KV Mechelen in 2018. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as KV Mechelen? Yes, I am really enjoying my time at KV Mechelen so far. When I signed for theContinue reading “Lucas Bikjer: Playing across the continent”

Graham Potter: My Journey to the Premier League

Brighton Manager Graham Potter spoke to James Rowe – @JamesRoweNL – Chief Football Writer about his journey in football that led him to Brighton and the Premier League. You were manager of Östersunds FK for many years. How did you enjoy life in Sweden? I really enjoyed life in Sweden. It was been an unbelievableContinue reading “Graham Potter: My Journey to the Premier League”

Forest, Wednesday, Cyprus and life after football – Chris Bart Williams

By James Rowe – @JamesRoweNL – Chief Football Writer You retired from professional football in 2006. How are you enjoying life away from the pitch and how is life for you these days? A good question! I have lots of wonderful memories from playing professional football and I do miss it but I think thatContinue reading “Forest, Wednesday, Cyprus and life after football – Chris Bart Williams”

Paul McVeigh – Northern Ireland, Norwich and Psychology

By James Rowe – @JamesRoweNL – Chief Football Writer You retired in 2010. How are are you enjoying retirement away from the pitch and how is life for you as an ex professional footballer? My final season as a professional football was during my second spell at Norwich City when we won the Championship andContinue reading “Paul McVeigh – Northern Ireland, Norwich and Psychology”

Caner Cavlan – The Netherlands, Turkey, Austria and back

By James Rowe – @JamesRoweNL – Chief Football Writer You signed for Austria Vienna in 2019. How was your time at the club and how would you describe a club such as Austria Vienna? Austria Vienna is a fantastic club with a rich history and they have also won a lot of domestic titles andContinue reading “Caner Cavlan – The Netherlands, Turkey, Austria and back”

From Stoke to Shrewsbury with International recognition – Jay Denny

By James Rowe – Chief Football Writer You signed for Newtown AFC IN 2017. How do you look back on your time at the club and how would you describe a club such as Newtown AFC? I really enjoyed my time at Newtown AFC. I originally joined them through the assistant manager who I workedContinue reading “From Stoke to Shrewsbury with International recognition – Jay Denny”

From South Africa to Ibrox – Dean Furman

You played five seasons for SuperSport United F.C in your native South Africa. How do you look back on your time at the club and do you have any highlights or special memories? “First of all it was a fantastic opportunity for me to go and play in a different country. I was born inContinue reading “From South Africa to Ibrox – Dean Furman”

Nicky Low On League Cup Success, Aberdeen, Derry City & Playing Against Santi Cazorla

You signed for East Stirlingshire in the summer of 2019. How are you enjoying your time there so far and how would you describe the club? “I am really enjoying my time at East Stirlingshire so far. It is a club that is very well run behind the scenes and we have a great bunchContinue reading “Nicky Low On League Cup Success, Aberdeen, Derry City & Playing Against Santi Cazorla”