Scott Agnew: East Fife, developing at Rangers and goal scoring memories

You are currently at East Fife under Darren Young. How much are you enjoying live at Bayview? I’m absolutely loving it. Darren Young has put his trust in me and I know that I’m going to play an important part in his side which has given me a lot of confidence to take onto theContinue reading “Scott Agnew: East Fife, developing at Rangers and goal scoring memories”

Wayne Rooney: A new era at Derby and the end of an era for Rooney the player

Credit: Derby County Football Club Manchester United and England legend Wayne Rooney has retired from football to become the full time manager of Derby County. He takes up the position on a two-and-half-year deal which will run until the summer of 2023. Rooney stepped up to lead Derby’s coaching team towards the end of NovemberContinue reading “Wayne Rooney: A new era at Derby and the end of an era for Rooney the player”

Marcus Rashford receives FWA tribute award

Content courtesy of the FWA, Carrie Brown and Paul McCarthy. Watch the FULL interview here. Normally at this time of year, the FWA would be preparing for one of the highlights of the season, their Tribute Award Dinner at The Savoy. While getting together socially is not an option, the FWA are determined the traditionContinue reading “Marcus Rashford receives FWA tribute award”

John Hughes: Settling in at Ross County, working within Covid protocols, the transfer window and the job in hand

Credit: Ross County Football Club You took charge of the club on 21st December. How does it feel to be back in management and how are you settling into life at the club? It’s great to be back. Nothing much usually changes in football as when you go into any club, you always have theContinue reading “John Hughes: Settling in at Ross County, working within Covid protocols, the transfer window and the job in hand”

HOW CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CLUBS MAKE THEIR MONEY

Credit: Gaetano Porcaro The UEFA Champions League Financial Distribution Model By Alex Harvey and Daniel Geey The brilliant Swiss Ramble has published an excellent, detailed analysis of the UEFA Champions League distribution model. We would strongly recommend reading the twitter thread in full, which you can find here. As we have done with previous SwissContinue reading “HOW CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CLUBS MAKE THEIR MONEY”

Andy Bishop: My Footballing Journey

Credit: Ingy The Wingy You progressed through the system at Walsall but you established yourself in the game through the loan system at Kidderminster Harriers. How important was that particular loan spell in your development? It was massively important because you can play as much youth team football as you want but it is nowhereContinue reading “Andy Bishop: My Footballing Journey”

Celtic Football Club: An Omnishambles

January 11th, 2021. Celtic sit 21 points behind Rangers. Tonight they drew at home to Hibs following a Covid outbreak that occurred just after a trip to Dubai during a global pandemic and a national lockdown in Scotland. The manager Neil Lennon was absent from the game as he had to isolate. With or withoutContinue reading “Celtic Football Club: An Omnishambles”

Sven Göran Eriksson: Lazio title win was magical

Credit: Doha Stadium Plus Qatar You won the Serie A title with Lazio in 2000. Their fans are very passionate. What was it like when the title was sealed? It was magical and crazy. It got crazy with happiness in the stadium. People were crying everywhere. Fans and players alike. Even the owner was crying.Continue reading “Sven Göran Eriksson: Lazio title win was magical”

Christie Murray: Shelley Kerr, Karen Carney and the bravery of Jen Beattie

Your Scotland teammate Jen Beattie recently spoke about her battle with breast cancer. As a national team, do you all come together in a tough moment like that? Jen was so brave to speak about her battle as it’s so raw. Her message is so important because she’s encouraging other woman to go and getContinue reading “Christie Murray: Shelley Kerr, Karen Carney and the bravery of Jen Beattie”

Matt Le Tissier: I had to score the last goal at the Dell

Listen to the full interview HERE. Matt Le Tissier is known to the Southampton faithful as ‘Le God’ after he spent his entire 17 year career with the Saints scoring over 100 Premier League goals in the process. At the end of the 2000/2001 season, Southampton were due to leave behind their iconic stadium ‘TheContinue reading “Matt Le Tissier: I had to score the last goal at the Dell”

Neil Young: Managing Marine, returning to Chester and preparing for Josè Mourinho and Spurs

Credit: Marine AFC Before we talk about the FA Cup run and what it means to you and the club, you’ve just signed a new long term contract at Marine. How much are you enjoying life at the club? I have just signed a contract for the next three and a half years as I’mContinue reading “Neil Young: Managing Marine, returning to Chester and preparing for Josè Mourinho and Spurs”

Kevin Day: Ian Wright leaving Palace broke my heart

Credit: Sky Sports I still haven’t quite forgiven him for leaving us for Arsenal. Every time I see him he always laughs and says ‘What will it take for you to stop calling me Judas?’ Well, get a time machine and don’t kiss the Arsenal badge when you score against us which is what heContinue reading “Kevin Day: Ian Wright leaving Palace broke my heart”

Steve Evans: Sir Alex, Crawley and Ernie Els

Credit: Teamess10 I took my Crawley side to Old Trafford to play Sir Alex and his superstars. I was most worried about which bottle of red wine to buy Sir Alex if I’m honest. Well, after the game, little Albert the kit man at United knocked on the dressing room door and said the gafferContinue reading “Steve Evans: Sir Alex, Crawley and Ernie Els”

Sven Botman: Liverpool bound? A profile

Credit: LOSC / Twitter Written by Callum McFadden with data from the team @ViziFootball and insight from @JamesRoweNL Who is Sven Botman? Sven Botman is 20 years old and currently plays for Lille in France. He is a graduate of the esteemed Ajax youth academy. He started his footballing journey at the age of nineContinue reading “Sven Botman: Liverpool bound? A profile”

Henrik Larsson: A return to Celtic? Never say never

Henrik Larsson at the Swedish Sports Gala at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, 2014. Credit: Frankie Fouganthin Since retirement from playing and embarking on your coaching career, you are always linked with the Celtic job. Is that something you are used to now? You’re right it’s been like that and to be honest I thinkContinue reading “Henrik Larsson: A return to Celtic? Never say never”

Keith Hackett: Tommy Docherty was a true character of the game

Credit: @cfcunofficial (Chelsea Debs) London Written by Keith Hackett I was refereeing Wolves v QPR in a Cup tie. After 20 minutes Tommy Docherty manager of QPR came to the touchline and signalled that he wanted to sub Stan Bowles. The player was taking no notice so I ran across to him and said heContinue reading “Keith Hackett: Tommy Docherty was a true character of the game”

Belgian First Division A: The season so far and January needs

Written by the team @BelgianPodcast January is always an important time for football clubs, as it gives them the chance to build upon or try and turn around the season they have been having so far. We will look below at all of the sides in the Belgian Pro League, analysing how their season has been goingContinue reading “Belgian First Division A: The season so far and January needs”

The top 5 Premier League Playmakers profiled

Credit: Pexels Written by Callum McFadden with data from the team @ViziFootball. This is a profile of the top 5 playmakers in the Premier League. Jack Grealish Jack Grealish is statistically probably the best of the bunch. Hated by rival fans for his socks, the fouls he collects etc etc, these same people also secretlyContinue reading “The top 5 Premier League Playmakers profiled”

Josh Hmami: Marine, Neil Young and preparing for Tottenham Hotspur

Credit: Marine AFC You joined Marine in the summer of 2020. How did the move materialise? When I was at Ramsbottom, we played Marine in the last game before COVID curtailed the season. Ramsbottom won the game 1-0 and I had a good game that day. Then, in the summer Neil Young called me asContinue reading “Josh Hmami: Marine, Neil Young and preparing for Tottenham Hotspur”

5 managers Motherwell could turn to

Credit: Ross Watson Tommy Wright Credit: St Johnstone FC A Scottish cup winning manager who is need of a new challenge. Tommy Wright is experienced and has shown many times over the years that he is capable of working with a small budget and delivering big results. Could Motherwell be the club to give TommyContinue reading “5 managers Motherwell could turn to”

Stephen Robinson leaves Motherwell

Credit: mark.watmough All good things come to an end. Stephen Robinson has been a superb manager in Scottish football taking his club to cup finals and playing some quality football along the way. This season hasn’t worked out as he’d have liked but he’ll be fondly remembered by Motherwell fans. He told the club website,Continue reading “Stephen Robinson leaves Motherwell”

Graeme Souness: I wanted the Scotland job

Credit: MagentaGreen How close did you come to managing Scotland and looking back on your career is that something you wish you had the opportunity to do? I went for an interview and met Campbell Ogilvie who was in charge of the SFA at the time. I met them in the Hilton hotel at EdinburghContinue reading “Graeme Souness: I wanted the Scotland job”

Stevie Nicol: Gerrard on course to stop 10 in a row

Credit: Trinity Mirror Sport Media I spoke to Stevie Nicol earlier this year and asked him the following question. Given Celtic’s dominance in recent years can Steven Gerrard and Rangers stop 10 in a row? Well if I’m honest it’s down to recruitment. If he gets it the way he wants it I back him.Continue reading “Stevie Nicol: Gerrard on course to stop 10 in a row”

Harry Redknapp: Managing Mavericks

Credit: James Boyes Listen to the full interview with Harry HERE You’ve managed many Mavericks in your career such as Paolo Di Canio, Paul Merson and Kanu. How do you manage guys like that on a daily basis? I loved it! It was great fun but also a challenge. I mean the example I alwaysContinue reading “Harry Redknapp: Managing Mavericks”

David Hodgson: Not signing for Jim McLean and Dundee United is a regret

Credit: LFC History What a character. A genius of a football manager. I turned Jim and Dundee United down in 1987 to sign for Xerez in Spain. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but I am sure that I made a mistake. My mind in all honesty was debating… Spain or Dundee, Spain or Dundee. InContinue reading “David Hodgson: Not signing for Jim McLean and Dundee United is a regret”

A view from the press pack: Working with Jim McLean

Credit: Dundee United football club Stephen McGowan is one of Scotland’s best journalists. He sums up the McLean era and the man himself perfectly. “The Jim McLean United / Alex Ferguson Aberdeen years were an incredible period for Scottish football. Wee Jim a magnificently flawed genius.” Similarly, Neil Henderson told us a great tale ofContinue reading “A view from the press pack: Working with Jim McLean”

Rest in peace Jim McLean – An icon of Scottish Football

Credit: Panini I was lucky enough to speak to Kevin Gallacher this year. YOU CAN LISTEN TO OUR FULL CHAT HERE. Kevin has had a wonderful career in football in the Premier League in England and for the Scotland National Team. Arguably though, he talks most highly of his time at Dundee United under theContinue reading “Rest in peace Jim McLean – An icon of Scottish Football”

Daniel Gray: Extra Time

A collection of lyrical sweet-nothings whispered to late goals, local radio commentators, referees falling over and 47 other reminders of why we love football. Despite its flaws and excesses, modern football is still sprinkled with simple yet beguiling delights. In his previous book Saturday, 3pm, Daniel Gray captured many of them. Now he is backContinue reading “Daniel Gray: Extra Time”

Josh Askew: Joining Chester, Blackburn, loan spells and life at Salford

Credit: Chester Football Club You’ve just signed for Chester from Boston United. What does it feel like to sign for Chester? I’m over the moon. It’s been a long time coming to be honest as when I knew that Bernard and Jonno had moved to Chester, I have always wanted to join the club. It’sContinue reading “Josh Askew: Joining Chester, Blackburn, loan spells and life at Salford”