The Irish Cup Showdown from Mourneview

On Tuesday 18th May, the Irish Cup semi finals will take place at Mourneview Park (pictured) between Larne and Crusaders (KO. 1600GMT) and Ballymena taking on Linfield (KO. 2000GMT). The two winning semi finalists will then take part in the final on the Friday night (21st May) with a 1945 KO in front of 1,000Continue reading “The Irish Cup Showdown from Mourneview”

Irish League Preview of the Week

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Matches Stato’s Predictions Actual scoreline Crusaders v Cliftonville 1-1 2-2 (1pt) Glenavon v Ballymena 2-1 3-2 (1pt) GlentoranContinue reading “Irish League Preview of the Week”

The Irish League Preview of the Week

After a short break, Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts for this week’s Danske Bank Premiership action in Northern Ireland. Saturday 10th April – Crusaders v Cliftonville, Seaview, KO 15.00, BBC Sport NI This could be a very tasty Belfast derby on Saturday as Cliftonville, who are onContinue reading “The Irish League Preview of the Week”

Irish Premiership Preview of the Week

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Matches Stato’s Predictions Actual scoreline Crusaders v Linfield 1-2 1-2 (3pts) Coleraine v Carrick Rangers 3-0 1-0 (1pt)Continue reading “Irish Premiership Preview of the Week”

Irish League Preview of the Week

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Matches Stato’s Predictions Actual scoreline Coleraine v Crusaders 1-1 2-0 Ballymena v Portadown 2-1 2-1 (3pts) Cliftonville vContinue reading “Irish League Preview of the Week”

Irish Premiership Preview of the Week

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Matches Stato’s Predictions Actual scoreline Carrick Rangers v Glentoran 0-2 0-5 (1pt) Crusaders v Warrenpoint Town 3-1 0-2Continue reading “Irish Premiership Preview of the Week”

Irish Premiership Preview of the Week

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Matches Stato’s Predictions Actual scoreline Linfield v Larne 1-0 2-1 (1pt) Carrick Rangers v Cliftonville 1-2 0-1 (1pt)Continue reading “Irish Premiership Preview of the Week”

Irish Premiership Preview of the Week

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Matches Stato’s Predictions Actual scoreline Ballymena United v Crusaders 0-2 1-2 (1pt) Carrick Rangers v Glenavon 1-2 3-4Continue reading “Irish Premiership Preview of the Week”

Irish Premiership Weekend Preview

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Matches Stato’s Predictions Actual scoreline Ballymena United v Linfield 1-2 P-P Crusaders v Carrick Rangers 3-0 1-3 GlentoranContinue reading “Irish Premiership Weekend Preview”

Irish Premiership Weekend Preview

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Matches Stato’s Predictions Actual scoreline Carrick Rangers v Linfield 1-3 1-1 Cliftonville v Warrenpoint Town 3-0Continue reading “Irish Premiership Weekend Preview”

Irish Premiership Midweek Preview

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Matches Stato’s Predictions Actual scoreline Coleraine v Portadown 2-0 1-1 Dungannon Swifts v Carrick Rangers 2-1Continue reading “Irish Premiership Midweek Preview”

Irish League Preview of the Week

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Matches Stato’s Predictions Actual scoreline Glenavon v Larne 1-1 1-4 Ballymena United v Dungannon Swifts 2-1Continue reading “Irish League Preview of the Week”

Irish League Preview of the Week

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Matches Stato’s Predictions Actual scoreline Cliftonville v Glenavon 2-1 1-1 Coleraine v Crusaders 1-1 2-1 LinfieldContinue reading “Irish League Preview of the Week”

The Irish League Preview of the Week

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Matches Stato’s Predictions Actual scoreline Cliftonville v Linfield 1-3 4-3 Dungannon v Glenavon 1-2 P-P GlentoranContinue reading “The Irish League Preview of the Week”

The Irish League Preview of the Week

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Matches Stato’s Predictions Actual scoreline Crusaders v Larne 1-0 3-3 Ballymena United v Cliftonville 2-1 P-PContinue reading “The Irish League Preview of the Week”

My Irish League Preview of the Week

After a two week circuit breaker in the Irish League, Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions for this weekend’s matches in the Danske Bank Premiership. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Saturday 23rd January – Crusaders v Larne, Seaview, KOContinue reading “My Irish League Preview of the Week”

My Top Ten Favourite Northern Irish Football League matches since 2015

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. This week, in a special written piece for Football CFB, Grant has picked some of his favourite NIFL League matches since following the League in 2015. These are in no particular orderContinue reading “My Top Ten Favourite Northern Irish Football League matches since 2015”

The Scottish Football Christmas and New Year Review

I, Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast and one of the presenters of the SPFL42 Show (a.k.a. Stato) return with my Scottish Football review. I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas break. A very Happy 2021 to each and every one of my readers. May this year be a special one forContinue reading “The Scottish Football Christmas and New Year Review”

The Irish Premiership Preview of the Week

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Matches Stato’s Predictions Actual scoreline Dungannon Swifts v Portadown 2-0 0-3 Larne v Linfield 2-2 3-1Continue reading “The Irish Premiership Preview of the Week”

The Irish Premiership Preview of the week

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Matches Stato’s Predictions Actual scoreline Dungannon Swifts v Coleraine 0-2 2-0 Carrick Rangers v Warrenpoint TownContinue reading “The Irish Premiership Preview of the week”

The Irish Premiership Preview of the week

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Matches Stato’s Predictions Actual scoreline Cliftonville v Ballymena United 2-1 0-4 Linfield v Glentoran 2-0 3-3Continue reading “The Irish Premiership Preview of the week”

The Irish Premiership Preview of the week

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Game week 5 and 6 Results – How did I fare? Matches Stato’s Predictions Actual scorelineContinue reading “The Irish Premiership Preview of the week”

The Irish Premiership Preview of the week

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Game week 5 and 6 Results – How did I fare? Matches Stato’s Predictions Actual scorelineContinue reading “The Irish Premiership Preview of the week”

Dear Steve, Dear Scotland: THANK YOU

Dear Steve, Dear Scotland. For 22 years we oversaw too many scenes of heartbreak, failure and sadness.Too long we had been nearly but not quite.France 98’ seemed a lifetime ago. But, on Thursday night in Belgrade, your team and fifteen men in blue and white turned our fortunes around. I knew we had the playersContinue reading “Dear Steve, Dear Scotland: THANK YOU”

The Irish Premiership Preview of the Week

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Game week 4 Results – How did I fare? Matches Stato’s Predictions Actual scoreline Ballymena UnitedContinue reading “The Irish Premiership Preview of the Week”

The Irish Premiership Preview of the Week

Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Game week 3 Results – How did I fare? Matches Stato’s Predictions Actual scoreline Linfield vContinue reading “The Irish Premiership Preview of the Week”

The Danske Bank Premiership Preview of the Week

In a brand new segment for Football CFB, Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. Grant will provide his thoughts on the upcoming league matches and offers his predictions. Game week 2 Results – How did IContinue reading “The Danske Bank Premiership Preview of the Week”

The Danske Bank Premiership Preview of the Week

In a brand new segment for Football CFB, Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts each week in the Danske Bank Premiership in Northern Ireland. The Danske Bank Premiership is a league which is growing in stature year upon year and each week, Grant will provide hisContinue reading “The Danske Bank Premiership Preview of the Week”

The Danske Bank Premiership Preview of the Week

In a brand new segment for Football CFB, Dr. Grant Campbell of the ‘Campbell’s Footballs’ podcast (a.k.a. Stato) discusses his predictions and thoughts ahead of a brand new season in the Northern Irish League. The Danske Bank Premiership is a league which is growing in stature year upon year and each Friday, Grant will provideContinue reading “The Danske Bank Premiership Preview of the Week”

My Love Affair with Northern Irish Football

Written by Dr Grant Campbell – @Stato_grant When I say to people that I follow Northern Irish Football, most snigger at me. I’m not really sure why but I could name you one major theory: the quality is not as good as in England or in Scotland. However, once you have read this piece, hopefullyContinue reading “My Love Affair with Northern Irish Football”