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
Coventry City were League One champions last season thanks to the division’s sternest defensive record. The team kept fourteen clean sheets from thirty-four games, only lost three times, and only once by more than a single goal. Put simply, this was a team that enjoyed defending. Central to Coventry City’s defensive record last season was a back three formed of three Scots, with the experienced Kyle McFadzean flanked by Michael Rose on the right and Dominic Hyam on the left. With the latter two being relatively young and having developed at an impressive rate over the past two seasons or so, they are both players who are likely to to be on Steve Clarke’s radar for the Scottish national team over the coming year.
Several Scottish Premiership sides should have been in for Everton striker Fraser Hornby, who is on the verge of joining Belgian top flight side KV Kortrijk on loan for the season. The 19-year-old Northampton born youngster scored five goals last season - none of which were penalties - for Everton's reserves in 17 appearances across … Continue reading Scottish Premiership Sides Should Have Attempted To Bring Fraser Hornby In
Can Kenny McLean shine in the Premier League? Norwich City’s Scottish midfielder Kenny McLean joined the club with a fair amount of fanfare last summer, having previously impressed in Scotland with Aberdeen and prior to that St Mirren. McLean is a one-time teammate of former Canary James Maddison, who spent the first half of 2016/17 … Continue reading Can Kenny McLean shine in the Premier League?
In a generation where footballers from the United Kingdom are branching into foreign markets, it has now become an attractive prospect for players to kick-off their professional careers. We have seen great success for Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund whilst the likes of Reece Oxford (Augsburg), Reiss Nelson (Hoffenheim) and Rabi Matondo (Schalke) have made … Continue reading David Bates: The Ginger Ramos in 2. Bundesliga
Nick Montgomery, former Sheffield United captain and Scotland Under 21 midfielder, is now the assistant coach for Australian club Central Coast Mariners. He spoke to Pure Fitbaw about coaching the world's fastest man Usain Bolt, the Scottish connection at the club and Celtic's Aussie wonderkid Daniel Arzani.
“If he’s any good, why haven’t Celtic or Rangers signed him?”, I’ve got to be honest, that was my response when we brought Liam Lindsay to South Yorkshire last summer. I’m not afraid to hold my hands up when it comes to being wrong, certainly when it means a player is doing well for my team. It’s quite a cynical response but I couldn’t be more pleased that he seems to have slipped through the net of the Glasgow giants, for now at least.
It is fair to say that many eyebrows were raised when Liam Henderson swapped Parkhead for the Stadio San Nicola. With rumored interested from Preston North End and Hibs, it would have been considered a fairly left field prediction that Henderson would be joining the promotion chasing Serie B side F.C. Bari on a contract which runs until 2020.