If you’re looking for one of those 'sport is magical and will bounce back even stronger from this pandemic' articles, you may wish to stop reading now. Perhaps it's easier for supporters of clubs from Europe’s big leagues to get all misty-eyed and romantic about their football club at the minute, with most knowing it … Continue reading Where does Scottish Football go now?
Restructuring Scottish Football The Scottish Football pyramid is changing next season but what if we didn’t stop there? Take yourself forward in time. It’s the 2026/27 season, the final whistle has just blown on a fresh, yet sunny spring day in the North East; Ayr United have just done the double over Aberdeen in the … Continue reading The Scottish Football Pyramid and Utopia?
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.
The Scottish Cup returns this weekend with all top tier teams entering the fourth round stage. The latest fixtures in the world's oldest national trophy sees a couple cracking ties containing sides from all steps of the Scottish footballing ladder. But perhaps none are as exciting as Broxburn Athletic, currently of the East of Scotland … Continue reading Broxburn Athletic’s Nico Gibson relishing Buddies battle in the Scottish Cup
The media treatment of Alfredo Morelos since he arrived at Rangers has been nothing short of disgraceful. One of the biggest, most exciting talents Scottish Football has seen this side of the millennium subjected to a seemingly endless stream of xenophobia and scrutiny. It’s not coming from some weird bloggers sat in their mum’s basement though, it’s coming from our mainstream media.
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.
The press appear to be running out of superlatives for Ian McCall's work at Partick Thistle so far. The Jags have won two of their three league matches since the former Ayr United manager took the reigns at Firhill. You could argue that the most impressive of the lot so far was Saturday's 3-1 win … Continue reading Partick Thistle’s Shea Gordon insists the Jags can compete in the Championship this season
One of three matches highlighted by PureFitbaw's Gavin and Owen in their latest podcast episode was a top-of-the-table clash between two promotion rivals in Scotland's third tier, Raith Rovers and Falkirk. Pure Fitbaw caught up with Raith Rovers playmaker Regan Hendry to discuss the Fifers' start to the season. A start which sees them top … Continue reading Raith Rovers’ Regan Hendry on their super start and Saturday’s clash with Falkirk