Luke Tuffs: Ashford Town, managerial ambitions and inspiring other LGBT managers

You are currently taking your A license coaching course in Scotland. Why did you choose to do the SFA course? It has a great reputation to be honest. The SFA have done a fantastic job considering the challenges due to Covid. We’d usually do the course in person but obviously with that not being possibleContinue reading “Luke Tuffs: Ashford Town, managerial ambitions and inspiring other LGBT managers”

Lochar Thistle Club Secretary Russell Caskie: Coronavirus, Goals and Summer Football

How has your season been affected by the ongoing pandemic? We’ve played right up until December there and then obviously we went on a couple of weeks break over Christmas and New Year. The Covid cases in the Dumfries and Galloway area were really, really bad. The numbers before Christmas were a way low andContinue reading “Lochar Thistle Club Secretary Russell Caskie: Coronavirus, Goals and Summer Football”

Marc McCallum: From Forfar supporter to Forfar number 1

Written by Colin Byiers Goalkeeper Marc McCallum has spent the last 3 and a half seasons at his hometown club Forfar, where he has firmly established himself as “The Loons” number 1 choice. Ironically for Marc, a loan spell at the beginning of his career while at Dundee United almost put him off signing for Forfar permanently. IContinue reading “Marc McCallum: From Forfar supporter to Forfar number 1”

Brad Wade: Goalkeeping, Rochdale and Guiseley

All photographs used in this article are courtesy of Brad Wade and Guiseley Football Club. You are a Rochdale player, currently on loan at Guiseley, and you’ve been at the club for a number of years. What has your experience of the club been like so far? The club have been massive for my developmentContinue reading “Brad Wade: Goalkeeping, Rochdale and Guiseley”

Mitchel Megginson: I wish I had more time with McInnes

Credit: Mitch Megginson / Twitter Written by Colin Byiers Mitchel Megginson led Cove Rangers to promotion from the Highland League and to the League 2 title last season, but the Cove captain might not have been there had things at Aberdeen gone slightly differently. When I spoke to him, we started by speaking about hisContinue reading “Mitchel Megginson: I wish I had more time with McInnes”

Brian Graham: Partick Thistle, Coaching and career battles

Credit: Partick Thistle Football Club You are currently a player of Partick Thistle as well as manager Partick Thistle Women’s Team. How are you enjoying your commitments at the club and how would you describe a club such as Partick Thistle? I recently signed for the club having come from the Scottish Premier League fromContinue reading “Brian Graham: Partick Thistle, Coaching and career battles”

Leandro Phillips: Noisefeed, Partnership with Wyscout, Working with Top European Clubs

For anyone out there who don’t know much about Noisefeed and who they are, could you shed a bit of light on what the company is about?  “Absolutely. Noisefeed is a sport-tech startup partly owned by Wyscout (Hudl more recently) with a clear mission – to help minimise the risk involved in every transfer decision. There has been a transition in our three year process of development, but this has been theContinue reading “Leandro Phillips: Noisefeed, Partnership with Wyscout, Working with Top European Clubs”

Gordon Moffat: Clydebank, East Stirlingshire and managerial goals

You are currently manager of Clydebank FC. How are you enjoying managing the club and what would you describe as the challenges of managing a club such as Clydebank FC? For me personally managing the club is quite a big deal because I am an ex player and I had three great seasons at theContinue reading “Gordon Moffat: Clydebank, East Stirlingshire and managerial goals”

Scott Agnew: East Fife, developing at Rangers and goal scoring memories

You are currently at East Fife under Darren Young. How much are you enjoying live at Bayview? I’m absolutely loving it. Darren Young has put his trust in me and I know that I’m going to play an important part in his side which has given me a lot of confidence to take onto theContinue reading “Scott Agnew: East Fife, developing at Rangers and goal scoring memories”

Mark Robertson: Burnley, Dundee and against Juan Riquelme

Credit: Dundee Football Club You retired in 2009. How are you enjoying retirement from professional football and how is life for you these days? Life is good these days and I will not lie to you James it was very tough at the beginning when I retired because I retired early in my career andContinue reading “Mark Robertson: Burnley, Dundee and against Juan Riquelme”

Marcus Rashford receives FWA tribute award

Content courtesy of the FWA, Carrie Brown and Paul McCarthy. Watch the FULL interview here. Normally at this time of year, the FWA would be preparing for one of the highlights of the season, their Tribute Award Dinner at The Savoy. While getting together socially is not an option, the FWA are determined the traditionContinue reading “Marcus Rashford receives FWA tribute award”

John Hughes: Settling in at Ross County, working within Covid protocols, the transfer window and the job in hand

“File:Home of the Staggies – geograph.org.uk – 922193.jpg” by Gordon Hatton is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 You took charge of the club on 21st December. How does it feel to be back in management and how are you settling into life at the club? It’s great to be back. Nothing much usually changes inContinue reading “John Hughes: Settling in at Ross County, working within Covid protocols, the transfer window and the job in hand”

Scott McLaughlin: Livingston’s 2004 League Cup Win

Credit: deadline news In March 2004, Livingston won their first and to date, only Major Scottish Trophy when they beat Hibernian 2-0 at Hampden Park in the League Cup. The victory, however, was in a season when the club were plunged into administration and a lot of uncertainty surrounded the Almondvale side. One of theContinue reading “Scott McLaughlin: Livingston’s 2004 League Cup Win”

Michael McGlinchey: Queens Park, New Zealand & playing in Japan

You signed for Queen’s Park FC in 2020. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe the club? I am really enjoying my time at Queen’s Park FC so far. As soon as I arrived I got a good sense of the club and the players. TheyContinue reading “Michael McGlinchey: Queens Park, New Zealand & playing in Japan”

Sven Göran Eriksson: Lazio title win was magical

Credit: Doha Stadium Plus Qatar You won the Serie A title with Lazio in 2000. Their fans are very passionate. What was it like when the title was sealed? It was magical and crazy. It got crazy with happiness in the stadium. People were crying everywhere. Fans and players alike. Even the owner was crying.Continue reading “Sven Göran Eriksson: Lazio title win was magical”

Glen Johnson: Goalkeeping, West Ham United and Dagenham and Redbridge

Credit: Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club You are currently goalkeeping coach at Dagenham & Redbridge. How are you enjoying your time and your role so far and how would you describe a club such as Dagenham & Redbridge? My time at Dagenham & Redbridge has been enjoyable so far and I joined the club twoContinue reading “Glen Johnson: Goalkeeping, West Ham United and Dagenham and Redbridge”

Neil Young: Managing Marine, returning to Chester and preparing for Josè Mourinho and Spurs

Credit: Marine AFC Before we talk about the FA Cup run and what it means to you and the club, you’ve just signed a new long term contract at Marine. How much are you enjoying life at the club? I have just signed a contract for the next three and a half years as I’mContinue reading “Neil Young: Managing Marine, returning to Chester and preparing for Josè Mourinho and Spurs”

Andrew Barrowman: Birmingham, Ross County and life after football

Credit: SPFL You retired in 2018. How are you enjoying your retirement from professional football and how is life for you these days? In terms of retirement I think the first thing to say it is that I was probably ready to retire and sometimes players are forced into retirement whether that due to injuryContinue reading “Andrew Barrowman: Birmingham, Ross County and life after football”

Kevin Day: Ian Wright leaving Palace broke my heart

Credit: Sky Sports I still haven’t quite forgiven him for leaving us for Arsenal. Every time I see him he always laughs and says ‘What will it take for you to stop calling me Judas?’ Well, get a time machine and don’t kiss the Arsenal badge when you score against us which is what heContinue reading “Kevin Day: Ian Wright leaving Palace broke my heart”

Josh Hmami: Marine, Neil Young and preparing for Tottenham Hotspur

Credit: Marine AFC You joined Marine in the summer of 2020. How did the move materialise? When I was at Ramsbottom, we played Marine in the last game before COVID curtailed the season. Ramsbottom won the game 1-0 and I had a good game that day. Then, in the summer Neil Young called me asContinue reading “Josh Hmami: Marine, Neil Young and preparing for Tottenham Hotspur”

Raman Paul: My love of football and working with DRN Sport

All photographs courtesy of Raman Paul You recently became a consultant at DRN Sport. What does your new role involve? Firstly, I’d like to thank Kiko Rodriguez for the opportunity. My role as a football consultant will be primarily to assist the team at DRN by working hard to find talented players to join usContinue reading “Raman Paul: My love of football and working with DRN Sport”

Jim Keoghan: How to Run A Football Club

Interview with ‘How To Run A Football Club’ author Jim Keoghan Jim Keoghan is an established football author, who has been writing for 20 years. In 2014, Jim published his first book based around football activism and ownership in English football, followed by books on Everton in the 90s, their ‘Greatest Games’ and a smallerContinue reading “Jim Keoghan: How to Run A Football Club”

Geoff Thomas: Crystal Palace, Playing For England and Ian Wright

Credit: Magnus Manage. permission: GFDL and CC-BY-SA. You retired from professional football in 2002. I wanted to ask you how are you enjoying retirement and could you also elaborate on the excellent charity work that you do with raising funds and awareness for different charities? “I retired in 2002 due to a knee injury. MyContinue reading “Geoff Thomas: Crystal Palace, Playing For England and Ian Wright”

Stevie Nicol: Gerrard on course to stop 10 in a row

Credit: Trinity Mirror Sport Media I spoke to Stevie Nicol earlier this year and asked him the following question. Given Celtic’s dominance in recent years can Steven Gerrard and Rangers stop 10 in a row? Well if I’m honest it’s down to recruitment. If he gets it the way he wants it I back him.Continue reading “Stevie Nicol: Gerrard on course to stop 10 in a row”

Mark Russell: Greenock Morton, Falkirk and Finn Harps

Going back to when you were a boy, you grew up in Paisley and played youth football before you went on to sign your first contract with Greenock Morton. How did it all come about? “To begin with, I played with St Mirren boys club, but we joined together with Gleniffer Thistle. So, from thereContinue reading “Mark Russell: Greenock Morton, Falkirk and Finn Harps”

Gareth Hall: Chelsea, Wales and the influence of Don Howe

“UK – London – Fulham: Stamford Bridge” by wallyg is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 You retired from playing professional football in 2001. How are you enjoying retirement and how are you enjoying your current role as Head of Football Operations at AiSCOUT and could you elaborate on that? “After retiring at Swindon Town inContinue reading “Gareth Hall: Chelsea, Wales and the influence of Don Howe”

Liam Bridcutt: Life at Lincoln, Sunderland and Scotland memories

Credit: Lincoln City FC You are currently at Lincoln City. How are you enjoying your time at the club and what were the key factors in your decision to sign for the club? “I am really enjoying myself at Lincoln City. The manager and the players made me feel really welcome and I believe IContinue reading “Liam Bridcutt: Life at Lincoln, Sunderland and Scotland memories”

Naomi Hilhorst: PEC Zwolle, FC Twente and future ambitions

Credit: PEC Zwolle You signed in the summer of 2020 for PEC Zwolle. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as PEC Zwolle? I did indeed make the transfer from FC Twente to PEC Zwolle and I did that purely in order toContinue reading “Naomi Hilhorst: PEC Zwolle, FC Twente and future ambitions”

Alexander Büttner: New England, Manchester United and facing Robben.

Credit: Manchester United Official website You signed for the New England Revolution in November 2019. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe the club? “I am having a super time at the New England Revolution. We have a great group of players, backroom staff, and managerContinue reading “Alexander Büttner: New England, Manchester United and facing Robben.”

Conor Pepper: From Glentoran to Linfield via Scotland

You signed for Linfield FC in 2020. How are you enjoying your time at the club so far and how would you describe a club such as Linfield FC? From the minute I walked through the door. I knew what a big club Linfield was and the expectations that were demanded of all the playersContinue reading “Conor Pepper: From Glentoran to Linfield via Scotland”