8 out of work British managers who deserve to be back in football

Eddie Howe His stock is very high despite Bournemouth’s relegation from the Premier League. He took them from League Two to the Premier League (via Burnley) and played a progressive brand of football. Another job in the Premier League? Celtic? Who knows. Only time will tell. Danny Cowley Alongside brother Nicky, his rise in managementContinue reading “8 out of work British managers who deserve to be back in football”

5 managers who Celtic could target if they make a change

Eddie Howe The overwhelming favourite for the job. Very highly thought of following his work at A.F.C. Bournemouth. Progressive and in the mould of Brendan Rodgers. However, his spell at Burnley would be the big worry. Marco Silva A manager who has shown at both Watford and Everton that he can make a big impactContinue reading “5 managers who Celtic could target if they make a change”

Gerry’s La Liga lowdown: Pau Torres

By Gerry Armstrong Pau Torres is a top class centre back that every major side in Europe should be tracking. Comfortable on the ball, commanding and full of confidence. Those are just some of the words I would use to describe him. His rise at Villarreal has been quite the journey. In 2018, Torres wasContinue reading “Gerry’s La Liga lowdown: Pau Torres”

Blind faith or respecting loyalty? The Celtic board back Neil Lennon.

Credit: Thomas Nugent / 1967 Flags on Celtic Way at Celtic Park / CC BY-SA 2.0 November 26th 2020. Sparta Prague 4-1 Celtic. Celtic are eliminated from the Europa League group stage with two games to spare. They also trail Rangers by 11 points in the Scottish Premiership. They have won only two of theirContinue reading “Blind faith or respecting loyalty? The Celtic board back Neil Lennon.”

5 managers who would be interesting arrivals at Livingston

Tommy Wright Experienced manager who was one of the best managers in Scotland throughout his spell at St Johnstone. A Scottish cup winner as well. He would be an incredible appointment. David Hopkin A return to the club he got promoted? Stranger things have happened in football. Marvin Bartley An impressive figure within the ScottishContinue reading “5 managers who would be interesting arrivals at Livingston”

Diego Maradona: An icon. A global phenomenon. Gone far too soon.

The football world is in mourning this evening. Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 60. Arguably, the greatest ever player in history. Here are some of the most poignant tributes to a truly global icon. Cesar Luis Menotti, the manager who guided Argentina and Maradona to the World Cup in 1978: “I’mContinue reading “Diego Maradona: An icon. A global phenomenon. Gone far too soon.”

In photos: Every ground in the Scottish Premiership

All images are from Creative Commons and all creators are credited. Aberdeen – Pittodrie Stadium Celtic – Celtic Park Dundee United – Tannadice Hamilton Accies – Fountain of Youth Stadium Hibernian – Easter Road Kilmarnock – Rugby Park Livingston – Tony Macaroni Arena Motherwell – Fir Park Rangers – Ibrox Ross County – Victoria ParkContinue reading “In photos: Every ground in the Scottish Premiership”

In photos: Every ground in the Premier League

Credit: Espandero All images sourced via Creative Commons with attribution to the creators. Arsenal – Emirates Stadium Aston Villa – Villa Park Brighton & Hove Albion – AMEX Stadium Burnley – Turf Moor Chelsea – Stamford Bridge Crystal Palace – Selhurst Park Everton – Goodison Park Fulham – Craven Cottage Leeds United – Elland RoadContinue reading “In photos: Every ground in the Premier League”

John Sitton: My Premier League player to watch

By John Sitton. My player to watch this week has impressed me more and more every time I’ve watched himS My pick is: Tariq Lamptey. I think he’s better than Kyle Walker (who’s still making the same mistakes at 30 as he was coming through as a kid). He’s also streets ahead of Reece JamesContinue reading “John Sitton: My Premier League player to watch”

Gerry’s La Liga Lowdown: Ansu Fati

Credit: FC Barcelona By Gerry Armstrong An obvious start some may say. However, I simply have to pick Ansu Fati. The kid is sheer class. His story is also very unique too. He was born in Bissau in 2002, moving to Seville aged six. Four years later he joined Barcelona’s academy aged 10 – inContinue reading “Gerry’s La Liga Lowdown: Ansu Fati”

Jock Brown: The culture of cheating in football

A close friend of mine has a grandson aged 12 who started playing boys football at the age of 8 and showed immense natural potential – blessed by a left foot which could make the ball talk. I asked him recently how the lad was progressing. “Oh, he’s given up playing,” he replied.  “ HeContinue reading “Jock Brown: The culture of cheating in football”

Willie Gibson: QOTS, Coaching and Playing at Old Trafford

Credit: Alasdair Middleton By The Real Fitbaw – @FitbawReal How is the atmosphere around Queen of the South with the new season just around the corner? “Think it’s just the excitement to get back playing again after so long off with COVID-19. There’s obviously some question marks over fans being allowed in or not andContinue reading “Willie Gibson: QOTS, Coaching and Playing at Old Trafford”

Christie Murray: Scotland success, Derby success and loving life in the WSL

Amazing to see Scotland qualify for the euros I was very nervous ahead of Scotland vs Serbia. Any playoff game is nerve wracking but when you are representing your country, you are aware of what is at stake, and it can be even more nerve wracking. Our men’s national team done the whole country proudContinue reading “Christie Murray: Scotland success, Derby success and loving life in the WSL”

Daniel Geey: Sell on clauses, the definition of an appearance and data analytics

Daniel’s best selling book ‘Done Deal’ is available to buy HERE Daniel is back with unique insight into the legal side of the game. Daniel on… Sell on clauses Daniel on… the contractual definition on an appearance Daniel on… agents employing data analysts

Wings of Change: How the World’s Biggest Energy Drink Manufacturer Made a Mark in Football

Wings of Change is the story of how Red Bull, the world’s largest energy drinks manufacturer made their mark in football. After years of success in the beverage line and the world of extreme sports, Red Bull controversially took over their local club, SV Austria Salzburg, and changed their name, crest, colours and history. SoonContinue reading “Wings of Change: How the World’s Biggest Energy Drink Manufacturer Made a Mark in Football”

Nikolay Todorov: ICT, John Robertson and goal scoring

Credit: Trevor Martin / Inverness Caledonian Thistle By The Real Fitbaw – @fitbawreal It’s been a mixed start in the league but you scored and ICT got their first win of the campaign over Arbroath – do you think that result can kick-start a run of form? “We have been playing well in all ourContinue reading “Nikolay Todorov: ICT, John Robertson and goal scoring”

Graeme Jones: What qualification means for the staff of the Scotland National Team

By Graeme Jones – SFA Head of Elite Performance What a fantastic moment. In November 2017 I began working with the Scotland Men’s National team leading the performance support team. It’s been a privilege, and I suspect it will be some time before full appreciation of this moment will sink in. I wish to giveContinue reading “Graeme Jones: What qualification means for the staff of the Scotland National Team”

Kevin Kyle: Sunderland, Phillips, Hearts and Open Goal

By The Real Fitbaw – @FitbawReal Hearts have been billed as heavy favourites for the Championship this season – can you see anyone causing your former club any problems? “Absolutely not. If they don’t get promoted then I’ll be shocked. They should really be walking that league with the players and budget they have.” YouContinue reading “Kevin Kyle: Sunderland, Phillips, Hearts and Open Goal”

Valakari: Paphos FC’s Wonderboy

Credit: PaphosFC By Stel Stylianou A stunning international debut goal at the home of the world champions is a dream that came true for 21 year old midfielder Onni Valakari. The Paphos FC midfielder’s twenty yard strike sent social media in a frenzy, as Finland earned a shock 2-0 victory at the Stade De France.Continue reading “Valakari: Paphos FC’s Wonderboy”

Tom Lang: Clyde, Rangers and future ambitions

By The Real Fitbaw – @FitbawReal How does it feel to be back at Clyde after returning from Dunfermline? And was it an easy move to make from full-time in the Championship? “It feels great as I knew it would be. I have a very good relationship with the players, staff & supporters. Obviously itContinue reading “Tom Lang: Clyde, Rangers and future ambitions”

Why is Hollywood buying into football agencies?

By Tony Sharkey – @TransferForum5 Recent sales of some of the world’s biggest football agencies have started a trend. Jonathan Barnett sold Stellar to a firm based in Hollywood. Other agencies have been sold to large American concerns. We have also seen Roc Nation enter the UK football agency space. Whether you are an actor,Continue reading “Why is Hollywood buying into football agencies?”

Michael Doyle: Queens Park, Michael McGlinchey and ambitions at Hampden

By The Real Fitbaw – @FitbawReal You’ve joined Ray McKinnon at Queen’s Park this season. How did the move come around and how are you finding it so far? “Having already worked with the manager at Falkirk and enjoying my time under him there and also working with Laurie Ellis at Queen of the SouthContinue reading “Michael Doyle: Queens Park, Michael McGlinchey and ambitions at Hampden”

FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORY

Not all the greats get what they deserve. Through the eyes of a wonderful line-up of writers, From the Jaws of Victory pays homage to club and international sides who captivated, inspired and astounded in equal measure, only to fall short of football’s biggest prizes. The destination of these stories may be the same, butContinue reading “FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORY”

The top 20 football films

By Callum McFadden – @CallumCFB 1. State of Play – Mike Calvin and BT Sport State of Play is a documentary film investigating the human stories of football with award-winning writer Michael Calvin who turns his eye to the biggest story of all – the game itself. From mental health to money, concussion to ChampionsContinue reading “The top 20 football films”

The Football CFB Top 10: Football Books

I am a self confessed football fanatic and the reason I started Football CFB is because I watch a silly amount of football each week and consume a crazy amount of football content each week online, by reading books and watching documentaries. In this article, I have picked out my top 10 footballing reads fromContinue reading “The Football CFB Top 10: Football Books”

Robbie Thomson: Raith, Goalkeeping and his favourite game

@FitbawReal spoke to Raith Rovers footballer Robbie Thomson Q- Raith Rovers are back in action with training and friendlies.. how does it feel to return and what’s the new norm like? A – “It’s great to be back, I love football so that part is great for me but it still feels pretty strange. WhenContinue reading “Robbie Thomson: Raith, Goalkeeping and his favourite game”

Behind the scenes at The Two Point One

Scottish football is incredible. The drama. The politics. The characters and of course, the football itself. The Two Point One cover the game in a unique style that is great value for money at only 73p per week. Respected journalist Euan Booth Robertson covers the Scottish Championship and it is safe to say that hisContinue reading “Behind the scenes at The Two Point One”