AJTV- An in-depth look into the world of football youtubers

Where does your love for Arsenal come from? Everybody’s story’s different but they were the first team I could remember, and QPR for some reason, but Arsenal to me were synonymous with the 1988-89 season. I was very young so I don’t remember much of that season but I know that we almost threw awayContinue reading “AJTV- An in-depth look into the world of football youtubers”

Kenneth Vermeer: From the Netherlands to Los Angeles

“Vermeer keepte voor Stekelenburg” by Vincent Teeuwen is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 You signed for LAFC in January 2020. How are you enjoying your time there so far and how would you describe the club? “I am really enjoying my time at LAFC. Before coming to the United States I had only played myContinue reading “Kenneth Vermeer: From the Netherlands to Los Angeles”

Marvin Bartley: Eddie Howe’s dedication is second to none

“Marvin Bartley” by StuBramley is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Celtic are in advanced talks to name Eddie Howe as their new manager. I spoke to Marvin Bartley who has extensive knowledge of Scottish football and worked under Eddie Howe at Bournemouth and won promotion to League 1 under him in 2010. Listen to theContinue reading “Marvin Bartley: Eddie Howe’s dedication is second to none”

Elie Akobeto: From Benin to Bolton & the future

All photographs in this article have been provided to us by Elie Akobeto with permission for use. Before conducting our interview today you spoke of potentially having some good news. Are there any developments for your current or future club in that respect? Well at the moment I am not going to lie to youContinue reading “Elie Akobeto: From Benin to Bolton & the future”

Chris Sutton on BoBo Balde

He was known for Bobo is going to get you and diving into tackles. Would he be allowed near Henrik Larsson in training? Yes, To be fair. The thing with Bobo is that he just singled everybody out. He wasn’t fearful of anybody even Henrik. Henrik because he had the serious injury when he brokeContinue reading “Chris Sutton on BoBo Balde”

David Bujara: The life of a Scout

Why were you attracted to scouting? Well, I was never much of a player. I’d always enjoyed football, enjoyed watching football and playing with my mates. One day I was on the metro going to work and I was reading the free newspaper. They had an article from one of their writers who had beenContinue reading “David Bujara: The life of a Scout”

Celtic, Life Under Lennon and Larne

By James Rowe – @JamesRoweNL – Chief Football Writer You signed in January 2020 for Larne FC in Northern Ireland. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as Larne FC? I am really enjoying my time here at Larne FC. I came overContinue reading “Celtic, Life Under Lennon and Larne”

Rory McKeown: West Belfast to Wellington

Rory McKeown has had a fascinating career. Moving from Belfast as a teenager to further his footballing ambitions, the fullback enjoyed successful spells in England, Scotland and a brief stint in Poland before making a surprise move to New Zealand, where last week he was part of the Team Wellington side that bowed out ofContinue reading “Rory McKeown: West Belfast to Wellington”

Paul Groves: Managing through a pandemic and developing as a coach across Europe

“File:PaulGrovesWHU21082010.jpg” by Egghead06 (talk) is licensed under CC BY 3.0 You are currently the manager of Gloucester City. This season has been very challenging due to the coronavirus situation in the U.K. How have you handled that as a manager? When I initially came in, it was full on as with a lot of gamesContinue reading “Paul Groves: Managing through a pandemic and developing as a coach across Europe”

Ian Burchnall: Managing abroad, Scandinavian football and future ambitions

Photograph courtesy of Ian Burchnall You have accrued 15 years coaching experience. How are you enjoying life as a coach and having also managed clubs abroad too and how do you believe the role of a coach has changed in recent years in professional football? I enjoy coaching and I feel fortunate to work inContinue reading “Ian Burchnall: Managing abroad, Scandinavian football and future ambitions”

Andreas Brehme: Winning the World Cup, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and 1. FC Kaiserslautern

All photographs courtesy of and with the permission of use from Andreas Brehme and Akani group unless stated otherwise. Follow Andreas on Instagram. You are a footballing icon having scored the winning goal in the 1990 World Cup final. Sum up that game against Argentina and what it was like to lift such a prestigiousContinue reading “Andreas Brehme: Winning the World Cup, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and 1. FC Kaiserslautern”

Brandon Thomas-Asante: Progressing at Salford and memories of MK and Non-League football

All photographs courtesy of Salford City Football Club with written approval of use. You have been at Salford since 2019 and the club are playing very well this season in league two. Sum up the season so far from your perspective? Personally, this season has been a very good learning experience for me. I wouldContinue reading “Brandon Thomas-Asante: Progressing at Salford and memories of MK and Non-League football”

Ciaran Donnelly: My life in football

I wanted to take you back to the beginning and the start of your footballing journey. How did your journey start on your road to becoming a professional footballer? My journey started as I think every young kids does when I was three years old I picked up a ball and I had an olderContinue reading “Ciaran Donnelly: My life in football”

Henrik Larsson: A return to Celtic? Never say never

“File:Henrik Larsson in Jan 2014.jpg” by Frankie Fouganthin is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 Since retirement from playing and embarking on your coaching career, you are always linked with the Celtic job. Is that something you are used to now? You’re right it’s been like that and to be honest I think it will alwaysContinue reading “Henrik Larsson: A return to Celtic? Never say never”

Kane Hester: I am loving life at Elgin City

The photographs in this article have been provided to us by Elgin City Football Club with prior written approval. Written by Colin Byiers Elgin City striker, Kane Hester, has been attracting the attention of clubs in the Scottish Championship and League 1 this year after netting 8 times in 11 matches before the suspension ofContinue reading “Kane Hester: I am loving life at Elgin City”

David N’Gog: Liverpool and learning under Rafa

“IMG_0052” by mattythewhite is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 You came through the youth team at Paris Saint-Germain and went on to spend two seasons in the first team. How do you look back on your time at the club and what were your highlights? I came through the youth academy at Paris Saint-Germain, signedContinue reading “David N’Gog: Liverpool and learning under Rafa”

From South Wales to New South Wales: Has Jordon Mutch finally found a place to call home?

“Jordan Mutch on the Ball” by joncandy is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 In 2014, Jordon Mutch looked like a young player with the world at his feet. Cardiff City may have failed to secure their Premier League survival, finishing bottom of the ladder in their debut campaign, but the 22 year old was aContinue reading “From South Wales to New South Wales: Has Jordon Mutch finally found a place to call home?”

Mozza Plays: BSC Glasgow, League restart and streaming

Photograph courtesy of BSC Glasgow. How did the link between yourself and BSC Glasgow come about? I got in touch with them a way back asking for information for football manager because I was putting a database together and I wanted some details for squads. I got a wee bit of banter back and forthContinue reading “Mozza Plays: BSC Glasgow, League restart and streaming”

Dean Hammond: Southampton vs Brighton

“File:Hammondvschelsea.png” by Ben Sutherland is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Southampton host Brighton & Hove Albion at St Mary’s on Sunday for what is a huge Premier League fixture for both sides. This week I spoke to former Brighton and Southampton captain Dean Hammond to discuss Sunday’s game. Having played 124 games for Southampton andContinue reading “Dean Hammond: Southampton vs Brighton”

David McCracken: I owe Jim McInally a debt of gratitude for giving me the opportunity…

Photograph courtesy of Falkirk Football Club with prior written approval. Written by Colin Byiers Falkirk’s Co-Manager, David McCracken, hasn’t been in management very long, but has had a lot to deal with in the last 18 months. Coaching wasn’t what he had planned to do when he finished his long playing career as I discovered when he spoke toContinue reading “David McCracken: I owe Jim McInally a debt of gratitude for giving me the opportunity…”

Christie Murray: Getting back to fitness and watching Scotland

All photographs from BluesTV Written by Christie Murray. Being out injured is the most frustrating thing you can experience as a footballer. Playing the game and training each day is what gives every player maximum satisfaction. This week I have returned to full contact training following several weeks out of action. I started with individualContinue reading “Christie Murray: Getting back to fitness and watching Scotland”

Gavin Blackwell: Physiotherapy in football across the decades

The photographs featured in this article have been provided to us by Gavin Blackwell who has written approval for their use. You are a physio with a lot of experience in football and I wanted to take youback to the beginning and ask you how did your journey start to becoming a physioand going onContinue reading “Gavin Blackwell: Physiotherapy in football across the decades”

Lee Clark: A life in football as a player and as a manager

“Lee Clark says farewell to Fulham” by nicksarebi is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 You had a two-season spell as manager of Birmingham City. How do you look back on your time there? “I had a fantastic time. Birmingham City are a fantastic club with magnificent support. “There was a lot of turmoil off theContinue reading “Lee Clark: A life in football as a player and as a manager”

Brian McLean: Greenock Morton, playing abroad and developing at Rangers

Photograph courtesy of David Bell and Tontastic. Access David’s exceptional work here. You are currently at Greenock Morton. One of your most memorable moments was your goal against Partick Thistle in a 3-2 victory. How would you sum up your time at Morton so far? That was a nice moment especially as it was myContinue reading “Brian McLean: Greenock Morton, playing abroad and developing at Rangers”

Carlos Mendes Gomes: From Madrid to Morecambe

Photograph courtesy of Morecambe Football Club with prior written approval We are speaking the day after Morecambe’s 2-2 draw away at Forest Green Rovers. You scored the equaliser late into added time. How would you sum up the emotion of scoring such a crucial goal? It was a good moment for me but the mainContinue reading “Carlos Mendes Gomes: From Madrid to Morecambe”

Griffin Sabatini: From Zimbabwe to Airdrie via the US and Ukraine

Photograph provided courtesy of Griffin Sabatini You signed for Airdrie in 2020 on loan from Dnipro-1. How do you reflect on your time in Scottish football so far? The game is very fast in Scotland. You always have to be one step ahead especially in my position as a central midfielder. People are always pressuringContinue reading “Griffin Sabatini: From Zimbabwe to Airdrie via the US and Ukraine”

Jamie Swinney: Stenhousemuir, Hibernian partnership and looking for the future

Photograph courtesy of Stenhousemuir Football Club Written by Colin Byiers Stenhousemuir CEO, Jamie Swinney, has been at the forefront of the new strategies that the League 2 side has put into place recently, and desire to improve, not just Stenhousemuir, but to help all of Scottish Football. Jamie spoke with me recently about the partnership withContinue reading “Jamie Swinney: Stenhousemuir, Hibernian partnership and looking for the future”

Ruaridh Langan: Dumbarton, Morton and midfield battles

Photograph courtesy of Ruaridh Langan I wanted to take you back to the beginning and the start of your footballing journey. How did your journey start on your road to becoming a professional footballer? My journey to professional football started with my boys club and I think out of the team that we had aroundContinue reading “Ruaridh Langan: Dumbarton, Morton and midfield battles”

Mario Mota from Benfica after 90: Benfica, Memorabilia and Ryan Gauld

“Estádio da Luz – Benfica FC” by jambox998 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 First of all where does your love for Benfica come from? I was born in Portugal, came to Canada at a young age, and my dad is a Benfica fan so that’s how it kind of came about. To me it’sContinue reading “Mario Mota from Benfica after 90: Benfica, Memorabilia and Ryan Gauld”

Dino Maamria: Assisting Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, my time in management and the future

Photographs courtesy of Burton Albion Football Club with prior written approval. You’re currently working with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at Burton Albion and you’ve both made a strong impact on the club in a short space of time. How much she enjoying the challenge so far? It’s great to work alongside Jimmy because he’s a provenContinue reading “Dino Maamria: Assisting Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, my time in management and the future”