Exclusive: Chris Sutton on what it was like facing BoBo Balde in training

BoBo’s gonna get you. A chant many an opposition player was goaded with during Balde’s time at the heart of the Celtic defence. Was he as fearsome in training as he was in game? I asked Chris Sutton exactly that and here is what he had to say. WATCH HERE While you are here, whyContinue reading “Exclusive: Chris Sutton on what it was like facing BoBo Balde in training”

Ally McCoist: Much more than a pundit & the funny man of football

A few months ago on CFB, I interviewed former Rangers and Dundee United player Jon Daly. Tune in here – https://anchor.fm/footballcfb In the course of our wide-ranging discussion, Jon speaks emotionally of the personal touch Ally McCoist showed towards his dad, who was in the later stages of cancer when he first arrived at RangersContinue reading “Ally McCoist: Much more than a pundit & the funny man of football”

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”

Joey Barton on why he left Rangers to return to Burnley

Joey Barton spoke exclusively to Callum McFadden about his time in Scottish football. “We got overrun and lost 5-1 to Celtic. I thought we could use that as a reality check.” “On Sunday, Warbs phoned meand asked me to have breakfast with him. I left that thinking he was in over his head.” “On MondayContinue reading “Joey Barton on why he left Rangers to return to Burnley”

My mental health journey and why I am a Man on Inverclyde ambassador.

By Callum McFadden. Mental health is a subject very close to my heart. For most of my life like many others I’ve always tried my best to look out for those I know who have battled mental health. Up until last year it’s not something I had to deal with directly. I’ve had my challengesContinue reading “My mental health journey and why I am a Man on Inverclyde ambassador.”

The UEFA Champions League ‘Ones To Watch’

By Adibir Singh – @adi_sza After 5 long months away, the Champions League has finally reached the business end of the competition with the quarterfinals underway from Wednesday night. Two five-time winners in Barcelona and Bayern Munich are on a mission for their sixth piece of the famed silverware, while the remaining six clubs haveContinue reading “The UEFA Champions League ‘Ones To Watch’”

EXCLUSIVE: Larsson on Lubo

Henrik Larsson spoke exclusively to Callum McFadden about his career in depth including the importance of stopping Rangers’ bid for a 10-in-a-row, his international career at Sweden, the highs and lows of his time at Parkhead, winning the Champions League at Barcelona, playing for Manchester United, and his managerial career. FULL INTERVIEW HERE – https://anchor.fm/footballcfb/episodes/CFB-EXCLUSIVE-Henrik-Larsson-ehhdsqContinue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Larsson on Lubo”

SPFL Week Two Review

The Campbell’s Footballs Scottish Football Review of the week The host of Campbell’s Footballs Dr. Grant Campbell will be casting his eye over all six matches and give his comments on some of the major talking points over the weekend’s matches. Feel free to discuss and debate the views on various social media channels.  1.Continue reading “SPFL Week Two Review”

Joey Barton on why he joined Rangers

Joey Barton spoke exclusively to Callum McFadden about his time in Scottish football. “Rangers was the only blot on my copybook, where I didn’t have a successful period. That’s something that I would like to do. I don’t know why, because of the way I was treated there, but if you’ve ever had a lossContinue reading “Joey Barton on why he joined Rangers”

Where would Larsson’s Celtic team have finished in the Premier League?

Henrik Larsson is a Celtic legend. A European Cup winner with Barcelona and considered Sweden’s greatest player of the last 50 years. When he played under Martin O’Neill at Celtic, he won a treble and played in a team that reached the UEFA Cup final against Porto. On the way to that final Celtic defeatedContinue reading “Where would Larsson’s Celtic team have finished in the Premier League?”

Grant Campbell’s Scottish Football Review of the week

By Grant Campbell – @Stato_Grant Scottish Football is officially back and in a brand new feature, I, Dr Grant Campbell, the host of Campbell’s Footballs podcast will be casting my eye over all six matches and give my comments on some of the major talking points over the weekend’s matches. Feel free to discuss andContinue reading “Grant Campbell’s Scottish Football Review of the week”

Is Odsonne Edouard the best Celtic striker since Henrik Larsson?

This was the question posed by Football CFB and asked to both Martin O’Neill and John Hartson by Eilidh Barbour live on Sky Sports. Speaking on Sky Sports, O’Neill said: “Going forwards against Hamilton Celtic were a dream. Edouard must be the best striker since Larsson. There’s so much to his game. There’s an abilityContinue reading “Is Odsonne Edouard the best Celtic striker since Henrik Larsson?”

The CFB Verdict: Celtic vs Hamilton

Edouard shows why he is the best player in Scotland A prominent former Celtic player questioned Odsonne Edouard’s attitude this week. The Frenchman answered such criticism in the best possible manner for Celtic by scoring a hat trick. For me he is the best player in Scotland and could easily play for an elite EuropeanContinue reading “The CFB Verdict: Celtic vs Hamilton”

Progress & not success is what Manchester United have achieved this season

By Michael Burney – @BurneyRed By securing a top 4 finish at the expense of Leicester City, at their own King Power Stadium on the final day of the season, this ensured Ole Gunnar Solskjaermet his main objective for this campaign. In eventually finishing third, Manchester United & Solskjaer had turned their season around spectacularly.Continue reading “Progress & not success is what Manchester United have achieved this season”

Where Manchester United may look to improve in this Summer’s Transfer Window

By Michael Burney – @BurneyRed With Champions League football secured for next season, this Summer’s Transfer Window will prove to be another key period in which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to shape his squad & continue the rebuild. By dining at Europe’s top table again, Manchester United should be able to attract certain players, whichContinue reading “Where Manchester United may look to improve in this Summer’s Transfer Window”

The CFB Verdict : what was learned from Aberdeen vs Rangers?

Morelos on the move Alfredo Morelos looked like he was carrying a little extra weight and his attitude has been questioned. He was the most fouled player on the pitch today and made the most fouls of any player on the pitch today. He was lively but not as sharp as you’d want him toContinue reading “The CFB Verdict : what was learned from Aberdeen vs Rangers?”

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”

OWOLABI TO HAMILTON ACCIES: THE BEGINNING OF AN EXCITING JOURNEY?

By Darren Tinmouth, Claret & Blue Pixels blog (@Dazzla84_SSFC) The name Tunde Owolabi may be a bit alien to fans in the SPFL, if anything, many may wonder why one of the Premier Division are delving into the Northern Premier League, England’s seventh tier, for players as they attempt to once again stave off relegation.Continue reading “OWOLABI TO HAMILTON ACCIES: THE BEGINNING OF AN EXCITING JOURNEY?”

The Luzhniki Disaster

By Stephen Brandt – @StephenCBrandt The 80s were bad in football, the amount of disasters that happened was down to a lack of institutional control. While fans, and stadiums did fall apart or fans rushed the pitch to their death the authorities were falling the game. The Taylor Report after Hillsborough showed how bad leadership,Continue reading “The Luzhniki Disaster”

CFB with the European Cup Winners

On Football CFB, we’ve been lucky enough to speak with many footballing greats. Today we focus on the European Cup winners we have been lucky enough to interview. Click on the photo of each player to listen to their episode. Graeme Souness Stevie Nicol Peter Withe Jim Craig Dennis Mortimer CLICK THE CFB LOGO BELOWContinue reading “CFB with the European Cup Winners”

Naby Keita: The best is yet to come?

By Adibir Singh – @adi_sza The weight of expectation was looming large on Naby Keita from the day he signed for Liverpool in 2017- for a then club record fee of £52 million. Being personally handed the number 8 shirt from its predecessor, and the greatest player to ever don the red of Liverpool- StevenContinue reading “Naby Keita: The best is yet to come?”

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”

Vale of Leven – A truly unique part of Scottish Football History

By Stephen Brandt – @StephenCBrandt Scottish football is a long strange tale so was the existence of Vale of Leven. There’s many stops, starts and Old Firm mentions to fill thousands of books. There is more to the game in Scotland than the Old Firm and the once famous New Firm. Some clubs due toContinue reading “Vale of Leven – A truly unique part of Scottish Football History”

The North East: Still a hotbed of football?

By Callum McFadden – @FootballCFB This article was inspired by Tony Sharkey and the Football Transfer Forum. Follow them on twitter @TransferForum5 and on LinkedIn here – https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonysharkey1 There is no doubting the passion that football fans have in the north east when it comes to their clubs. However, I’d like to take a stepContinue reading “The North East: Still a hotbed of football?”