With just days before the Scottish Premiership 2020/21 season starts Owen Brown, Chris Samson and Gavin Miller discuss the SPFL’s handling of the lead up; the lack of a sponsor, the streaming service situation, foreign broadcast rights and the social media offering.
Last summer, Christian Doidge became one of Hibs’ most expensive signings. Arriving for a transfer fee of around £250,000, the 27-year-old striker was expected to get goals right away. But he didn’t. In his first nine league outings, Doidge failed to find the back of the net. Worse than that, he missed several chances from … Continue reading Hibs Should Welcome the Era of Doidgeball
There's a feeling of imminent separation with every transfer window when it comes to Alfredo Morelos and Glasgow Rangers. Rumours of bids from English clubs such as Aston Villa and Leeds United and from teams in the Chinese Super League have circulated during his time at the Ibrox clubs without resulting in a firm bid but it seems more and more likely this summer will see a parting of the ways. This week Morelos was AWOL from training and dropped from a match squad after arriving back late from a trip home to Colombia which may influence Steven Gerrard's decision of a bid does materialise soon. When it does happen the Rangers scouting department heads Ross Wilson and Andy Scoulding will have a difficult task replacing "El Buffalo".
While the departure of another young talent was tough to take James Scott’s £1.5m move from Motherwell to Hull City should be seen as yet another great success story for the club’s youth academy. When the news broke on Friday evening that Scott would be making the move to KCOM Stadium there was a mixed reaction from the ‘Well support. For some, the overriding feeling was one of disappointment as a player that had burst on to the scene at the age of 17 and was in the midst of his first full campaign as a first-team regular had been lured away relatively early into his journey as a professional footballer. Others felt it was a victory for the club, as they continue to thrive under a fan-ownership model, and a demonstration that those in charge at Fir Park will no longer jump at the first attractive offer when it comes to transfer dealings. There certainly is merit to both arguments.
This week Owen and Gavin talk about Daniel Stendel’s first match in charge of Hearts, preview a crucial Bundesliga clash between Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig and then scout SC Braga and FC København; the Europa League knockout stage opponents for Rangers and Celtic.
Indulging in feelings of nostalgia and reminiscing about the good old days is scientifically proven to have a positive effect on our mental wellbeing. A study by the University of Southampton in 2006 found a direct correlation between people who reminisce the most and those who enjoy the happiest lives. Professor Clay Routledge discovered nostalgic … Continue reading Is the Scotland squad really that bad?
On this week's Pure Fitbaw podcast we discuss the managerial vacancies at Hearts and Hibs and suggest some candidates for the roles. Listen in now at Apple, Android, Spotify or by using the embedded player below for the full list and keep reading for an advance taster of some of the options.
A few days on from the transfer window closing, there are players who now find themselves in limbo having been unable to secure a transfer away from their respective employers during the Summer. Here are five Scottish Premiership player who currently find themselves in this situation... Scott Sinclair - Celtic Sinclair has fallen right down … Continue reading 5 Premiership Players Left In Limbo After Transfer Window Closure
I’m almost certain that when fan Iain Hall made the comparison between current Livingston player Scott Pittman and former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Guillermo Amor he did so with his tongue nestled deep within his cheek. It was however perhaps the most amusing amongst a number of responses from fans and former player’s alike when … Continue reading Remembering Guillermo Amor