Alan Mahood: Retiring from football. So… what now?

Credit: Callum McFadden. Photograph taken in February 2020 before Covid restrictions changed our lives as we know it. You’ve made the decision. Or you’ve had it made for you. Either way, it’s over. You grow up playing every minute you can, ball under the arm 24/7 taking every opportunity you get to get a touchContinue reading “Alan Mahood: Retiring from football. So… what now?”

Alan Mahood: When the final whistle blows….for real

Credit: Alan Mahood Some people are lucky enough to make the decision on their own, others less fortunate have it made for them. Then there’s the guys in between who know it’s time but can’t let go due to the love of what they do or fear of whats to come. When people in otherContinue reading “Alan Mahood: When the final whistle blows….for real”

Coach and Confidant: The key to working with academy players

When inviting young players in to the Academy, it’s always important to take a number of things into consideration. New surroundings. Being the new face. Not knowing anybodys name. Different training methods. Nerves! The reason they’ve been asked in initially is they stick out playing for their boys’ club and somebody thinks they’re worth aContinue reading “Coach and Confidant: The key to working with academy players”

Alan Mahood: From Saltcoats to Serbia – Steve Clarke’s journey to the Euro’s

Credit: Sky Sports In October 2017 when Kilmarnock FC were managerless a few names were mentioned. Some were the usual suspects, one or two were interesting outsiders, then there was Steve Clarke. As a fan you always look at where a managers been and who they’ve worked with? Ruud Gullit, Jose Mourinho, Gianfranco Zola &Continue reading “Alan Mahood: From Saltcoats to Serbia – Steve Clarke’s journey to the Euro’s”