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.
“It has given me time to find out more about him, how he works and have some really detailed conversations so we can't wait to start the relationship. It is only around the corner so that is fantastic news for the club." Steven Gerrard was positive and enthusiastic when was asked about the appointment of Ross Wilson, former Southampton Director of Football Operations, as Rangers' Sporting Director. Wilson replaces Mark Allen as the man that Gerrard will have to trust and rely upon to deliver the club's recruitment strategy. That strategy, and its execution, has maybe not quite been up to the standard of a forward thinking club in recent years.
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
Dunfermline Athletic have announced the loan signings of Hearts youngsters Harry Cochrane and Anthony McDonald. The 18-year-old duo join Stevie Crawford's Pars on a season long loan deal with the Jambos able to recall one or both players in January and the Pars able to cancel one or both loans in January too. These latest … Continue reading Where Can Harry Cochrane & Anthony McDonald Fit In At Dunfermline?
Celtic and Rangers have learned who they will be facing in this year's Europa League group stages following the draw in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The Celts have been drawn in group E and will face Lazio, Rennes and Cluj whilst the Gers have been placed in group G and will face Porto, Young Boys and … Continue reading Celtic & Rangers Learn Europa League Group Stage Fates