You have to go as far back as Halloween for Motherwell's last win and, unfortunately, the horror show has followed them all the way past Christmas. This has led to the resignation of manager Stephen Robinson but he should be remembered for the good moments.
There's a vaccine on the way. We might get to see football live again. We might get a normal life again. Before all that though, here's your monthly dose of the Pure Fitbaw Power Rankings. Take your medicine. We're releasing our managerial Power Rankings as a way of quickly assessing how each manager in charge … Continue reading Scottish Premiership Manager Power Rankings – November
After having completed almost a complete cycle for all clubs, with the exception lying in the COVID related postponements, it's safe to say we have a basic understanding of how each team is performing and what we might expect from them in the coming months. You can see a round-up of some of the underlying … Continue reading Scottish Premiership Manager Power Rankings – October
Everyone loves a talented, up-and-coming youngster to follow. Everyone loves to see players that haven't quite made it on the big stage drop down and show what they're all about in the lower leagues. What about the players who've been there and done that though? What about the veterans? Will anyone show them any love? … Continue reading Five Veterans to Watch in the Scottish Championship
Another Scottish Championship season is nearly upon us and as with every season in the Scottish Championship it is anyone's guess as to how things will go for the most part. Hearts and Raith Rovers, relegated from the Scottish Premiership and winners of League One last season respectively, join the league for the shortened 2020/21 … Continue reading Five To Watch In The Scottish Championship
As I sit down to write our second Managerial Power Rankings and review the performances of each manager in September, I can't help but feel an element of déjà vu as Scotland prepares to face Israel in what now feels like a match more accustomed to test cricket as we face off for the 27th time … Continue reading Scottish Premiership Manager Power Rankings – September
With the data explosion in football it has never been easier to find good players. Free sources like FBref and Understat allow even casual observers to sort players on various useful metrics –anyone can quickly find that Sergio Aguero had the best expected goals per 90 in the Premier League in 19/20 or that nobody completed more dribbles per match than Adama Traore. And this is before we even consider paid subscriptions for industry-leading software such as Opta and Statsbomb. However, most clubs do not have the finances to just filter on certain stats and look to sign whoever shows up in top 10 results because they are likely already at an elite club or on the radar of one. I’ve had a look at a number of techniques that can give us an alternative view of players that may be of interest.
It's August 8th 2018 and Aston Villa announce the signing of Scotland International John McGinn on a four-year contract. It was a move that turned heads in Scotland as Celtic's late interest was unable to sway the head of McGinn, who opted to pursue his career in a more competitive environment south of the border. … Continue reading Scotsmen to Watch in the EFL
As we come to our first international break of the 2020/21 season we can start to take time to digest the performances of every team in the opening six rounds of the Scottish Premiership. This season has already produced some excellent stories and performances but, as always in football, performances don't always equal points gained. Pure Fitbaw are releasing our managerial power rankings as way of quickly assessing how each person in charge at a Premiership club has actually done so far. This is a method that might be more established within that other football (NFL) but is a way to try to rank teams based on more than just points gained.
This article is a subjective view, and we want to know what your rankings would be from 1-12 after you read this post!