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”

Manchester United and Leeds United – A Rivalry Revived

By Michael Burney – @BurneyRed One of the most heated rivalries in English football will be renewed next season after a lengthy absence on the pitch. With Leeds United’s impending promotion back to the Premier League, it’s worth noting that the last League meeting between Manchester United and Leeds United occurred way back in February 2004 atContinue reading “Manchester United and Leeds United – A Rivalry Revived”

AV40 – Celebrating Villa’s golden age

Work is progressing very well on the Aston Villa 40th Anniversary Tribute Book and the contributions from Dennis Mortimer and the members of the Championship winning squad from 1980/81 has been very much appreciated. The response to the book has been very encouraging with over 300 pre-orders for the Collector’s Edition – personally signed byContinue reading “AV40 – Celebrating Villa’s golden age”

CFB View: In 2020 there is no excuse for clubs not fully integrating their Woman’s teams

The 2019 Scottish women’s World Cup side provided the nation with moments of sheer joy. From the successful qualification to almost 20,000 packing out Hampden for the friendly against Jamaica as well as the games at the World Cup themselves – they did our nation very proud. Let me be honest and open. The gameContinue reading “CFB View: In 2020 there is no excuse for clubs not fully integrating their Woman’s teams”

CFB View: It’s time for the return of John Hughes

John Hughes – Scottish Cup winning manager. It’s scary how quickly football can forget. Yogi led Inverness to 3rd in the top flight of Scottish football, won the Scottish cup and got them into European qualifiers for the first time in their history. Yet at the moment he is out of work and has beenContinue reading “CFB View: It’s time for the return of John Hughes”

Football: the beautiful game. What the game means to me in photos.

Football is the most amazing game in the world. To me it’s such a massive part of my life and it is my obsession. I just can’t get enough of the game whether that is the elite level, non league level or grassroots level. Here is what the game means to me in photos. FromContinue reading “Football: the beautiful game. What the game means to me in photos.”

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”

What Kelty Hearts Means to me by Shaun Spedding

Back in 2017 when people asked what football team I supported I was always ready to follow up my response with an explanation of who they were and what league they play in. “I support Kelty Hearts, it’s my local team, we play in the 6th Tier of Scottish Football and it’s a tremendous teamContinue reading “What Kelty Hearts Means to me by Shaun Spedding”

The Psychology of Football Nostalgia

Written by Old School Football – @OSFShop We’ve all witnessed the rise of retro in football over the past few years. Whether it be a match-worn shirt or a replica retro piece, the proliferation of vintage charity shop finds or the effect of historical kits on the designs of new ones, there is no denyingContinue reading “The Psychology of Football Nostalgia”

The Football CFB view: From Chester to Connah’s; a day that I will never forget

By Callum McFadden – @football_cfb on Twitter February 29th 2020. The day I travelled down to Chester after being invited down to experience hospitality at Chester Football Club by the amazing Paul Bodman who was a great help to me last year during a tough spell for myself. Sadly the Chester game against Gateshead wasContinue reading “The Football CFB view: From Chester to Connah’s; a day that I will never forget”

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

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 games off and it’s beenContinue reading “The Football CFB View: Summer football – too radical? Or absolutely necessary?”

The Football CFB view: Dick Campbell – the most underrated manager in Scottish football?

Some say he’s too ‘old school’. Some say he is just another ‘long ball manager’. Some say that is just ‘an angry man’. However, my view is that Dick Campbell has to be the most underrated manager in Scottish football bar none. Yes at times he can be angry, yes at times he’s maybe playedContinue reading “The Football CFB view: Dick Campbell – the most underrated manager in Scottish football?”

The Football CFB View: Performances represent footballing merit not attendances.

“What do teams like Hamilton and Livingston do for our image of football in Scotland?” “Teams with low attendances don’t belong in our top flight!” “It’s a shambles that big teams like Dundee Utd and Falkirk are in the lower leagues at the expense of Hamilton and Livingston.” These are just some of the viewsContinue reading “The Football CFB View: Performances represent footballing merit not attendances.”

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?”