Romanian Football: The Golden Age

​The eighties were slightly as transformative for the world as the sixties were. The only change massively in the eighties was the fashion got back to it’s normality. No more bell bottoms and weird colors. This isn’t an article on fashion, its on European football in the mid eighties. Steaua Bucharest had a fun rideContinue reading “Romanian Football: The Golden Age”

The Football Spider Web: How the ‘Beautiful Game’ has Evolved

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with the author of The Football Spider Web: How the ‘Beautiful Game’ has Evolved. Have you ever wondered how we got here? In its purest form, the game of football is a simple affair with little other than a ball and some goalposts required to have a great time with your mates. ButContinue reading “The Football Spider Web: How the ‘Beautiful Game’ has Evolved”

Christie Murray: International recognition and what it’s like being on international duty

What it’s like being called up by your country Being called up by your country is the pinnacle of many footballers’ careers. I’m no different. I absolutely love representing Scotland and to have done so over 60 times so far in my career fills me with immense pride. A question that I’m often asked is:Continue reading “Christie Murray: International recognition and what it’s like being on international duty”

The SPFL Premiership: Forgone conclusion to questionable reality

Before the Scottish Premiership season, there seemed to be a general consensus in most quarters that Celtic would win their 10th successive title in 20/21. However, with each passing week and each ponderous performance (Hibernian aside), that sense of the season being a forgone conclusion is long gone. A Glasgow Derby match was the dayContinue reading “The SPFL Premiership: Forgone conclusion to questionable reality”

The Football Aid Auction

To kick-off the celebrations for our 20th Anniversary season we are thrilled to officially launch our exclusive Football Aid Memorabilia auction, providing our supporters with the exciting opportunity to own a special piece of Football Aid history. We have a host of fantastic shirts and items signed by some of the most iconic names inContinue reading “The Football Aid Auction”

Treat yo’ self: the inside story of Providence City

Written by Joel Ducey In a sports economy where heavyweights in the United States and abroad are struggling to keep their heads above water financially, one amateur football club in Providence, RI could teach a fair few juggernauts a lesson or two about using the tools at one’s disposal. In this covid19 ravaged world, we’veContinue reading “Treat yo’ self: the inside story of Providence City”

The reality of Football: Winning and losing a way of life

By Gavin Blackwell I am often asked the best and worst aspects of doing the job I do. For me personally it is the winning and losing – those are the things that we have to handle the most during a long season. It is important for the highs not to be too high and the lows not to be too low, it is certainly a very fine line.  The worst things can be sittingContinue reading “The reality of Football: Winning and losing a way of life”

Andy Considine: A debut years in the making

Andy Considine has been a stalwart for Aberdeen football club since 2003. He could have signed for Rangers as a youngster but instead committed himself to his beloved Aberdeen. What a decision that was as he is adored by Dons fans and has had some incredible highlights. Winning the League Cup in 2014 being theContinue reading “Andy Considine: A debut years in the making”

The new ‘normal’ – Morton vs Queen of the South

Walking to Cappielow passing Cartsdyke train station is a journey I’ve made on more than a couple of occasions. The sea of cars parked at each side of the road as you approach the stadium, the road closed sign at the bridge and the swarm of fans meeting and gathering outside the turnstiles. Whether youContinue reading “The new ‘normal’ – Morton vs Queen of the South”

Dean Hammond: Elite Fitness

DEAN HAMMOND has 20 years of professional football experience. Dean has played in every football league in the English game, working his way up to achieve and maintain his dreams of playing in the Premier league. Join Deanhammondelitefitness to learn the secrets of how Dean transformed his fitness to take him form League two toContinue reading “Dean Hammond: Elite Fitness”

Edinson heading for Old Trafford

By Michael Burney A long drawn out transfer window for Manchester United is nearing conclusion. The Monday 5th October deadline for international transfers has so far seen Donny Van De Beek join the club from Ajax, but the clubs number one target, Jadon Sancho, appears to be staying in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund. ItContinue reading “Edinson heading for Old Trafford”

Cavani makes sense for Olè and United

By Callum McFadden Edinson Cavani. Prolific goal scorer? Check. International pedigree? Check. Available for a reasonable amount of money? Check. For me, Manchester United signing Cavani is a shrewd move if the club manage the player correctly and integrate him into the squad sensibly. Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are all talented footballersContinue reading “Cavani makes sense for Olè and United”

Bobby Williamson and African football

Bobby Williamson spoke exclusively to Callum McFadden. In the final part of our interview with Bobby Williamson, having heard of the tales of his journey across football int the UK, we explore his unique experience across African football, while also exploring more into African football itself. Back in May, African football made the headlines afterContinue reading “Bobby Williamson and African football”

AV40 Review: Like stepping in a time machine

AV40’s 40th anniversary tribute of the 1980/81 title winning Aston Villa side is an absolute joy and a must read for any true football fan. As you turn each page it is like gazing through the prism of Aston Villa forty years ago, and makes you feel as if you were there in the momentContinue reading “AV40 Review: Like stepping in a time machine”

Bobby Williamson; Moving to Hibs, Managing Brown and Thomson and why he left Scotland

Bobby Williamson spoke exclusively to Callum McFadden for Football CFB Last time with Bobby Williamson we spoke about his early managerial career, his time at Kilmarnock and what it’s like to win the Scottish Cup in your first year of management. But there is much more to come in Bobby’s story. In the next partContinue reading “Bobby Williamson; Moving to Hibs, Managing Brown and Thomson and why he left Scotland”

The nature of reality and club rivalry: An honest perspective

Former Rangers Manager Ally McCoist couldn’t care less about the background of his potential signings, as long as they were of sufficient quality to enhance his team, saying: “It’s 2013, I couldn’t give a monkey’s. I’d sign anyone from anywhere.” However, even in 2013, Jon Daly recalled on Football CFB that not everyone was preparedContinue reading “The nature of reality and club rivalry: An honest perspective”

Jim Headridge: The Best in the Business

Written by Gavin Blackwell – @GavinBlackwel11 – Vastly experienced football physio In the close season of 1966, Middlesbrough Football Club appointed Jimmy Headrige to the club’s backroom staff. Such appointments are more common now at this time of year across football, and also often happen with the appointment of a new manager. In the last threeContinue reading “Jim Headridge: The Best in the Business”

Joey Barton on Burnley and Sean Dyche

Callum McFadden interviewed Joey Barton exclusively for football CFB. “Burnley had just been relegated with us (QPR) and I had always liked from a distance and how they did it,” “There was a very socialist ethos to their club, the team and his (Dyche’s) managerial style which I felt would work with me. I spokeContinue reading “Joey Barton on Burnley and Sean Dyche”

Joey Barton on what Newcastle means to him

By Callum McFadden I would have happily stayed at Newcastle for the rest of my career. “I loved living in the city and Ioved the fans, I felt really comfortable where I was and I was hoping to get the club back to the top levels. They decided in anyway they could, they wanted meContinue reading “Joey Barton on what Newcastle means to him”

Christie Murray – Friends reunited, new season buzz and Tierney or Robertson?

Christie Murray’s column is exclusive to Football CFB – @ChristieMurray7 New Club – Familiar faces Whenever you join a new club, it’s vital that you settle as quickly as possible. For me, settling in at Birmingham has been very easy. Within the first fortnight, I have got to know my new teammates quickly, loved workingContinue reading “Christie Murray – Friends reunited, new season buzz and Tierney or Robertson?”

Tales from yesteryear: Charlton sign a great

By Stephen Brandt – @StephenCBrandt Sometimes players show up at clubs no one expected to see. In the 1980s Charlton brought in one of the greatest strikers in the game, Allan Simonsen. If he popped up at any other club, it wouldn’t have been noteworthy. Charlton on the other hand wasn’t as well known asContinue reading “Tales from yesteryear: Charlton sign a great”

Scottish Cup Success and a reflection on the Rugby Park days – Bobby Williamson

By Callum McFadden – CFB Founder A man who is so well known within Scottish football is Bobby Williamson, having played at Clydebank, Rangers, West Brom, Rotherham and Kilmarnock as a striker scoring over 140 goals in his professional career. He then turned his hand rather unexpectedly to management where he went on to haveContinue reading “Scottish Cup Success and a reflection on the Rugby Park days – Bobby Williamson”

Le God on the last game at the Dell

By Callum McFadden – @FootballCFB Matt Le Tissier is Southampton’s iconic player. The man who was instrumental to their side with wonder goals and assists each and every week for the club especially during their days at the Dell. Speaking exclusively to Football CFB, Le Tissier told Callum McFadden all about scoring the last everContinue reading “Le God on the last game at the Dell”

The Changing Game – Daniel Geey

Written by Daniel Geey – Leading Football Lawyer – @FootballLaw This is the introduction extract from my football industry book Done Deal. How we consume football has changed dramatically over the years. When I was growing up in the 1980s, watching live football was a novelty. Only the occasional game was broadcast on television and,Continue reading “The Changing Game – Daniel Geey”

Proper Frame Displays – The Player’s choice

👕 Looking to get your favourite football shirt framed? Look no further than @ProperDisplay Experts in bespoke framing who work with the biggest names in the game. #ThePlayersChoice Visit their website today: Previous clients include some of the biggest names in the game as you can see for yourself here.

Henderson’s new contract could mean the writing is on the wall for De Gea

By Michael Burney – @BurneyRed – Manchester United writer With Dean Henderson signing another new contract at Old Trafford, which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2025, the writing could well be on the wall for David De Gea. The decision made by the club and the player for Henderson toContinue reading “Henderson’s new contract could mean the writing is on the wall for De Gea”