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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

How one match pushed Zlatan to 300+ goals in his thirties!

Credit: Doha Stadium Plus Qatar In this entry in my Scandinavian series, we talk about a Swedish Footballer, which one is that? You can probably guess. There are moments in Football where logic cannot explain the way that someone reacts. The irrational anger I felt when I saw Luis Suarez cheat Ghana out of aContinue reading “How one match pushed Zlatan to 300+ goals in his thirties!”

Haaland, Odegaard and King: How Norway could become an International Footballing Power

Credit: Werner100359 For this issue of my tales from Scandinavia series we visit Norway. A country who Footballing wise haven’t really seen much daylight. Having only qualified for four major tournaments since 1938 with their last appearance coming in Euro 2000 the Norwegians, despite their passion and love for the game, really haven’t had muchContinue reading “Haaland, Odegaard and King: How Norway could become an International Footballing Power”

The Faroe Islands – Football fanatics & one fans tale of Man City’s visit to the Island Nation

The date is the 17th of July 2008, and Manchester City are 55 days away from a takeover that will transform the club from top to bottom. A takeover that will take Manchester City from being United’s little brother to a global powerhouse part of one of the wealthiest groups in Football. But before thatContinue reading “The Faroe Islands – Football fanatics & one fans tale of Man City’s visit to the Island Nation”

Help Wolves medical staff spread Christmas cheer and raise money for ‘Cure Leukaemia’

Since 2017 Wolverhampton Wanderers have been gripped with a battle against Leukaemia, when Carl Ikime was diagnosed with Leukaemia Wolves fans, players and staff have been doing what they can to help raise awareness of the disease and raise money for the brilliant charities that fight alongside them. Despite Carl being Leukaemia free for over a year now the fightContinue reading “Help Wolves medical staff spread Christmas cheer and raise money for ‘Cure Leukaemia’”

From Primary School Teacher to National Hero: Markku Kanerva

Credit: UEFA Euro 2020 / Twitter I don’t think I am alone when I say that Scandinavia and the Nordic countries are some of the most beautiful in the World. A majesty and awe that is completely unique to this sparsely populated area of the globe. And yet not much is known about Scandanavia byContinue reading “From Primary School Teacher to National Hero: Markku Kanerva”

The UEFA Europa Conference League, how it impacts UK teams and why it’s a bad idea.

Credit: UEFA So I’m going to start off by talking about Rugby League, I know not what you would expect. It’s a Sport that I think is brilliant, I love to watch it, it’s passionate and incredibly skilful. However, in the UK the RFL is one of the most shambolic Sporting organisations around. Every twoContinue reading “The UEFA Europa Conference League, how it impacts UK teams and why it’s a bad idea.”

Sweet 16’s – Youssoufa Moukoko

Credit: Zairon Last week Football Manager fans all simultaneously lost their mind when Youssoufa Moukoko finally made his professional debut for Borussia Dortmund. Moukoko has been on the lips of many football fans for years as his increasingly phenomenal stats slowly emerged, 141 goals in 88 youth matches was more than enough to send hisContinue reading “Sweet 16’s – Youssoufa Moukoko”

Ryan Gauld – What happened to the Scottish Messi?

By Cameron Deacon – UK Football Writer On the 2nd of July 2014, an 18-year-old Ryan Gauld stood in front of pictures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Figo as he shook hands with the President of Portuguese side Sporting CP. He had just finished his 3rd season as a Professional Footballer at Dundee United havingContinue reading “Ryan Gauld – What happened to the Scottish Messi?”

Speaking out, Men’s health and Football with John Hunt

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45. And as Football is one of, if not the biggest escapism for Men then we as Football supporters and writers have a duty to talk about it. I got to speak to John Hunt (@Huntyroyal on twitter) who has been a massiveContinue reading “Speaking out, Men’s health and Football with John Hunt”

Fiveaside Games – The fan made, fan driven football game.

By Cameron Deacon When you say the term ‘Football game’ you think FIFA, Football Manager and PES. The longer inductees may also say Match Attacks or the legendary Subbuteo. In that time many football games have come and gone but never really broken through the market. The idea of table top games seems retro andContinue reading “Fiveaside Games – The fan made, fan driven football game.”

England under Gareth Southgate: are we now past the peak?

I am very aware that Football CFB’s readership is quite largely Scottish, So, you can take this as you will, maybe you’ll quite enjoy this? But I have been thinking about England’s national team for a while now and it almost seems as though I need to get this stuff off my chest.  The issueContinue reading “England under Gareth Southgate: are we now past the peak?”

The world of Football Scouting with Luis Kircher

By Cameron Deacon – @Cam_Deacon21 – U.K. Football Writer “There are only two players who could possibly reach the level of Ronaldo and Messi…” Let’s be honest, we’ve all thought about it. At some point in our lives we have genuinely considered a career in Football Scouting. We have all looked up the prices ofContinue reading “The world of Football Scouting with Luis Kircher”

The unique history of British Cup Competitions

By Cameron Deacon – UK Football Writer In the last few years there has been a steady reform to cup competition within the UK. Changes in the rules, who can enter and how they can and what winning them actually means. In England there are seemingly hundreds of cup competitions; The FA cup, the LeagueContinue reading “The unique history of British Cup Competitions”

Football for Good: Stenhousemuir leading the way in the community

“It just felt like this was a time we had to step up. To step up for, and provide services and support to, vulnerable people in the community.”  11 years ago, Jamie Swinney started his life at Stenhousemuir FC. Starting as an academy coach and community role in the club, Jamie had no what kindContinue reading “Football for Good: Stenhousemuir leading the way in the community”

The Greatest Games: Henrik Larsson v Porto

LISTEN TO THE CFB EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH HENRIK LARSSON HERE – https://anchor.fm/footballcfb/episodes/CFB-EXCLUSIVE-Henrik-Larsson-ehhdsq By Cameron Deacon – @Cam_Deacon21 On Wednesday the 21st of May 2003, after a good night’s sleep Henrik Larsson looks out the window of Hotel Jerez. The sun was out, the day was hot and the security around the hotel was tight. EvenContinue reading “The Greatest Games: Henrik Larsson v Porto”

How Scotland made me fall in love with football

By Cameron Deacon – @Cam_Deacon21 No title sponsor. Not well marketed enough. No respect for the game outwith Scotland. These are some of the issues and put downs that are set against the Scottish game. However, as Cameron writes here, the Scottish game means so much to him and here’s why. I have been aContinue reading “How Scotland made me fall in love with football”

The CFB Premiership Preview

Our chief football writer Cameron Deacon previews all 12 Premiership clubs ahead of the new season. @Cam_Deacon21 – Twitter It seems that no matter what direction that we step, there is always something in the way. For the past few months Scottish Football has been a whirlwind of news stories and controversy that can’t helpContinue reading “The CFB Premiership Preview”

Gretna Football Club: Football’s Icarus

The fragility of football. By Cameron Deacon – @Cam_Deacon21 If you have ever sat down to play footballer manager or FIFA video games before, then you will know that one of the fan favourite things to do is take a lower league side through the divisions right to the top, creating your own underdog storyContinue reading “Gretna Football Club: Football’s Icarus”

False promises, Sacrifice and the Greater good: How Lower League Scotland is Surviving.

By Cameron Deacon – @Cam_Deacon21 interviews Airdrie Director Of Football Stuart Millar. Last week I wrote a piece about how the SPFL needed to take reconstruction seriously, I did a lot of research into the topic and offered up the potential solutions. I thought it was a good piece. Unfortunately, what I didn’t realise wasContinue reading “False promises, Sacrifice and the Greater good: How Lower League Scotland is Surviving.”