James Rowe: Hampstead, Amsterdam and Everything In Between: The Journey to 300 Interviews

James Rowe is a UK born, Amsterdam based journalist. Currently operating as Football CFB’s Chief Football Writer, Rowe is rapidly approaching the milestone of having 300 published interviews with a wide range of football players, managers and staff.  Rowe features on The Secret Footballer, TalkSport, LoveSportRadio and more. His multi-lingual abilities have brought him what he describes as his “success” so far, but he has sights set on even bigger things.  JoinContinue reading “James Rowe: Hampstead, Amsterdam and Everything In Between: The Journey to 300 Interviews”

A-League: MW11 Reaction

We’re mixing things up this week, in an attempt to bring you more up-to-date reaction on all the goings on in the A-League! Instead of reviewing all the week’s action when the dust settles, we’ll be bringing you our reaction to results as they happen. Keep your eyes open for updates after the final whistle!Continue reading “A-League: MW11 Reaction”

Joelle Murray: Hibs fanatic, Hibs player and Scotland memories

Photograph provided by Joelle Murray and Hibernian FC with prior written approval From the age of five, you’ve been a regular at Easter Road supporting Hibernian. What does the club mean to you? I genuinely can’t sum up what the club means to me in one word or one sentence. It means absolutely everything andContinue reading “Joelle Murray: Hibs fanatic, Hibs player and Scotland memories”

Michael Gamble: MLS memories, Chilean football and Loudoun United

Credit: Xavi Dussaq / Courtesy of Loudoun United You’re currently at Loudoun United. Sum up your time at the club so far? I’m really enjoying the club and I’ve known the manager for a long time since I was 15 years old. He was one of the assistant coaches at the University I attended andContinue reading “Michael Gamble: MLS memories, Chilean football and Loudoun United”

Neil Kilkenny: From the Premier League to Perth.

Credit: Perth Glory Football Club with prior approval I was extraordinarily lucky to have the opportunity to have a conversation with one of the A-League’s biggest stars this week, Neil Kilkenny. In this exclusive interview, the Perth Glory midfielder discusses his views on the game in Australia, his Socceroos career and his ambitions for lifeContinue reading “Neil Kilkenny: From the Premier League to Perth.”

Ryan Sidebottom: My love of Manchester United

“Ryan Sidebottom” by royster00 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 You are a massive Manchester United fan and your father played for the club. Sum up what the club means to you? I’m a Huddersfield boy born and bred but with my dad’s cricketing and football background, I went to football all over the country.Continue reading “Ryan Sidebottom: My love of Manchester United”

John Coleman: Managing Accrington Stanley and Sligo Rovers memories

“Accrington Stanley Football Club, Fraser Eagle Stadium, Livingstone Road, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 5BX” by mrrobertwade (wadey) is licensed underCC BY-NC-SA 2.0 You returned to Accrington Stanley in 2014 for a second spell as manager of the club. How are you enjoying being back and what are your main challenges at this moment in time? “TheContinue reading “John Coleman: Managing Accrington Stanley and Sligo Rovers memories”

Josh Askew: Giving back to the local community following null and void decision

Photograph courtesy of Josh Askew How are you feeling about the league season being made null and void? Devastated in all honesty especially after the way last season ended and the longer break that we had. It was so good to back playing football. I joined Chester and was finding my rhythm and never expectedContinue reading “Josh Askew: Giving back to the local community following null and void decision”

Alan Tonge: Eric Harrison taught me so much

What was it like working with Eric Harrison at Manchester United? He has been talked about as an inspiration by the class of 92 and many others. How important was he in your development? Eric was great for me and for Manchester United. He was a tough uncompromising character which I think came from theContinue reading “Alan Tonge: Eric Harrison taught me so much”

Rob Jones: League Cup memories and a Scottish football return?

Credit: DavyJAllan / Public domain Yesterday, St Johnstone won the Scottish League Cup at Hampden by beating Livingston 1-0. What was your view on the match? Congratulations to St Johnstone and Callum Davidson, first trophy since 2014 and the first under manager Callum, a young manager given his opportunity back in Scottish football and reapingContinue reading “Rob Jones: League Cup memories and a Scottish football return?”

Rod Underwood: Coaching across the globe

Photograph courtesy of Rod Underwood 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 footballer? Yes it is quite interesting my story is unique in being in the U.S and at my young age and at theContinue reading “Rod Underwood: Coaching across the globe”

Steven Lawther: Author of the book, ‘Arrival’

Written by Colin Byiers “Arrival” charts the rise of the Scottish Women’s National team that culminates in them qualifying for the Women’s World Cup in 2019. The books author, Steven Lawther, spoke with me about the book and the successes of the women’s game in Scotland. Was this a project you felt strongly about? It wasContinue reading “Steven Lawther: Author of the book, ‘Arrival’”

The SPFL Premiership Preview: Betfred Cup Final Showdown, John Kennedy Takes Charge at Celtic and more!

Welcome to the latest installment of The SPFL Premiership Preview. Written by myself, Ciaran Foreman, I’ll be looking ahead to all the upcoming action in the SPFL Premiership as another weekend of footballing drama beckons. Betfred Cup Final Showdown It’s Cup Final weekend in Scotland as Livingston face St Johnstone in what is set toContinue reading “The SPFL Premiership Preview: Betfred Cup Final Showdown, John Kennedy Takes Charge at Celtic and more!”

Warren Feeney: Management & representing Northern Ireland

Credit: Jon Candy from Cardiff, Wales / This file is licensed under the Creative CommonsAttribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic You became manager of OFC Pirin Blagoevgrad in 2019. How are you enjoying football management and what do you view as the challenges of managing such a club? “Football management is something that I wanted to doContinue reading “Warren Feeney: Management & representing Northern Ireland”

Lyndon Dykes: QOTS and Dobbie were crucial parts of my development

Image courtesy of Queen of the South football club with prior consent How do you reflect on your time at Queen of the South and in particular, your partnership with Stephen Dobbie? I absolutely loved my time at Queen of the South. When I first arrived in Scotland from Australia, I never expected to playContinue reading “Lyndon Dykes: QOTS and Dobbie were crucial parts of my development”

Ross Meechan: I take a lot of pride in having played every minute for Forfar

Photograph courtesy of Forfar Athletic Football Club Written by Colin Byiers Ross Meechan might not be a familiar name to supporters of teams in the Premiership or Championship in Scotland, but he is an established name in League One and besides one season with Stenhousemuir in League Two, the 26-year-old has spent all his senior career playingContinue reading “Ross Meechan: I take a lot of pride in having played every minute for Forfar”

Graham Alexander: My vision for Motherwell

Photograph courtesy of Graham Alexander and Motherwell Football Club We are speaking a matter of days after your Motherwell side became only the third side this season to take points from Rangers in the Scottish Premiership. How do you assess the match now after a few days to reflect upon it? I was very happyContinue reading “Graham Alexander: My vision for Motherwell”

Hal Robson Kanu: Euro 2016 memories and creating The Turmeric Co

All photographs provided by Thomas Hal Robson Kanu with written permission of use. Most footballers and fans dream of representing their country at the highest level. In 2016, you were an integral part of the Wales team that reached the semi final of the Euro’s. Sum up that experience from your personal perspective? It wasContinue reading “Hal Robson Kanu: Euro 2016 memories and creating The Turmeric Co”

The SPFL Premiership Review: Excellent Ross County Pile on Celtic Misery, Aberdeen Finally Score a Goal and Rampant Rangers Score Four!

Welcome to the latest installment of The SPFL Premiership Review. Written by myself, Ciaran Foreman, I’ll take you through all of the weekly talking points in the weird and utterly wonderful world of Scottish Football. Writers Predictions vs Scorelines Match Writers Prediction Scoreline St Mirren vs Livingston 1-1 1-1 Hibernian vs Hamilton 2-1 2-0 MotherwellContinue reading “The SPFL Premiership Review: Excellent Ross County Pile on Celtic Misery, Aberdeen Finally Score a Goal and Rampant Rangers Score Four!”

Derek Gaston: Goalkeeping, Morton Memories and Arbroath

All photographs courtesy of David Bell / Tontastic with prior written approval. You are currently at Arbroath working under Dick Campbell and Rab Douglas. Sum up life at the club? Firstly, it’s been great to be at the club and I’m enjoying my football under Dick Campbell. I was unsure initially how it would beContinue reading “Derek Gaston: Goalkeeping, Morton Memories and Arbroath”

Jason Cundy: Chelsea, punditry, presenting and life after football

Photograph is courtesy of Talksport. Listen to Jason and Andy Goldstein on the Sports bar weeknights from 10pm. You retired in the year 2000. How are enjoying retirement from professional football. Do you miss playing and you are a well known pundit on among others talkSport radio and other mediums and have is life forContinue reading “Jason Cundy: Chelsea, punditry, presenting and life after football”

Ali De Foy: Working in football media and supporting St Mirren is a dream come true

You are a big St Mirren fan, sum up what the club means to you. St Mirren literally is my life as cheesy as that may sound. The club is something that I can share with family and friends. Being a Buddie is a constant rollercoaster. You are never alone. If you attend a matchContinue reading “Ali De Foy: Working in football media and supporting St Mirren is a dream come true”

Sebastian Larsson: From Arsenal to AIK

“Seb Larsson” by Ronnie Macdonald is licensed under CC BY 2.0 You are currently playing for AIK in Sweden who are reigning Swedish Champions. To what do you attribute the success of last season’s title win? Well, I think first of all, obviously going back a few years before my time, AIK was a clubContinue reading “Sebastian Larsson: From Arsenal to AIK”

The SPFL Premiership Preview: Will Aberdeen Score? Livi aim to bounce back? Rangers a step closer to the title?

Welcome to the latest installment of The SPFL Premiership Preview. Written by myself, Ciaran Foreman, I’ll be looking ahead to all the upcoming action in the SPFL Premiership as another weekend of footballing drama beckons. St Mirren Welcome Livingston in Top-Six Battle Livingston will travel to Paisley to face St Mirren as the two sidesContinue reading “The SPFL Premiership Preview: Will Aberdeen Score? Livi aim to bounce back? Rangers a step closer to the title?”

Guy Kilty: Producing The Price of Football is an absolute joy

Both Kieran Maguire and Kevin Day credit you with the idea behind The Price of Football. What inspired you to create the The Price of Football podcast as we know it today? I started my own podcast production company – Dap Dip – and I knew I wanted to create a show that would haveContinue reading “Guy Kilty: Producing The Price of Football is an absolute joy”

Kevan Brown: From Southampton to Woking via Brighton and Aldershot

Image courtesy of Sky Sports Archives You stated your career as a trainee at Southampton. What are your memories of the club? I signed for the club at the age of 13 and I spent a lot of time in the development side. They wanted to keep me as an apprentice but I wanted toContinue reading “Kevan Brown: From Southampton to Woking via Brighton and Aldershot”

#NOCHOFTES​ Podcast | INTERVIEW WITH FREDDY

“Mourinho doesn’t abandon who is with him. It’s in his DNA” Stel and Roy talk to the legend that is Freddy about his career path that led him to Omonoia from Portugal, via Qatar, Malaysia and a few Cypriot clubs. Freddy shares his fondest memories of his time at Omonoia, what the club and supportersContinue reading “#NOCHOFTES​ Podcast | INTERVIEW WITH FREDDY”

#NOCHOFTES​ Podcast | INTERVIEW WITH SOFYANE CHERFA – PART 2

“When you have a big player who isn’t playing, they need to turn that anger into positive energy. They need to work hard in training and say “I’m gonna show this mother****** I deserve to play.” In part 2 of the #NOCHOFTES interview, Sofyane talks about his coaching career and the challenging transition from playerContinue reading “#NOCHOFTES​ Podcast | INTERVIEW WITH SOFYANE CHERFA – PART 2”

#NOCHOFTES Podcast | INTERVIEW WITH SOFYANE CHERFA – PART 1

“Wenger is a real legend at Arsenal but not at Monaco. People in France follow Arsenal because of Wenger though.” In part one of our interview, Stel, Roy and Gaossou Fofana quiz Sofyane about growing up in France, his development at Monaco and the fantastic squad of 2004. Sofyane shares his thoughts on Didier Deschamps,Continue reading “#NOCHOFTES Podcast | INTERVIEW WITH SOFYANE CHERFA – PART 1”

#NOCHOFTES​ Podcast: INTERVIEW WITH ANDRE SCHEMBRI

“Looking back at the gesture, I made a mistake. But sometimes you lose your emotions.” Andre Schembri joins Stel and Roy in an exclusive interview for The OLB. The boys quiz Andre about his Omonoia career, asking some questions that – until now – were unanswered. Andre shares some of his coaching and development philosophy,Continue reading “#NOCHOFTES​ Podcast: INTERVIEW WITH ANDRE SCHEMBRI”