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”

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?”

Christie Murray: Pre Season, Games without fans and the future of Messi

Photos courtesy of Christie Murray and Birmingham City FC What it’s like joining a new club Meeting new people or starting a new job is nerve wracking for so many. As a footballer, it is no different for me. I recently joined WSL side Birmingham City having left Liverpool in the summer. I had neverContinue reading “Christie Murray: Pre Season, Games without fans and the future of Messi”

Jonno and Bern: Far more than meets the eye of the documentary viewer – Life at Chester FC.

Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley or Jonno and Bern as they are more commonly known. Two football managers – Co-managing Chester Football Club in the National League North – who are very well known to football fans the length and breadth of the UK due to their time in charge of Salford City owned byContinue reading “Jonno and Bern: Far more than meets the eye of the documentary viewer – Life at Chester FC.”

Willie on the Wing – An extract from Willie Morgan’s incredible book

I AM Willie Morgan. I played for the biggest club in the world, I was the first footballer to have his own fan club, I took the No.7 shirt off George Best and I played in the best-ever Scotland side. So what do most people ask me about? Tommy Docherty suing me. Yes, that’s right,Continue reading “Willie on the Wing – An extract from Willie Morgan’s incredible book”

Stuart Millar: My life in football

All photographs courtesy of Stuart Millar You have worked as a chief scout at various football clubs. What does the role typically involve on a daily basis? I was chief scout working under George Adam’s director of football. My role also involved analysing our opponents so therefore I very rarely watched County as I concentratedContinue reading “Stuart Millar: My life in football”

David Webb: Looking to the future

You are an experienced professional within football who most recently held the role as ‘Head of Football Operations’ at Huddersfield Town. What does a role such as Head of Football Operations entail on a daily basis? My time at Huddersfield was spread across multiple departments. My first job was to recruit a new manager andContinue reading “David Webb: Looking to the future”

The Football CFB View: Summer football – too radical? Or absolutely necessary?

Image courtesy of Pexels GAME OFF. Sadly today’s game has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. In the last few weeks in Scottish football, these two messages have appeared more and more across our game from the Premiership to the Juniors as another long winter takes its toll. No fan wants to see gamesContinue reading “The Football CFB View: Summer football – too radical? Or absolutely necessary?”

What Chester Football Club means to me – Rio Doherty

Chester FC means a lot, an awful lot to me. If you were to sink a knife into me then there would be quite a high chance that blue blood would trickle out, because Chester is truly my lifeblood. It all started on a dreary, damp Novembers afternoon back in 2010 against Skelmersdale United, inContinue reading “What Chester Football Club means to me – Rio Doherty”

The rise of the Premier League; where next for those not at the top table?

The Premier League and the Football League: A financial gulf too far? by Callum McFadden. Macclesfield Town football club founded in 1874. Bury Football Club founded in 1885. The Premier League founded in 1992. Two historic footballing institutions: Macclesfield –  formed by volunteers enthused by both rugby and football in their town and Bury –Continue reading “The rise of the Premier League; where next for those not at the top table?”