A new era dawns at Alloa with the arrival of Peter Grant

Alloa’s pre-season has been cast with a shadow of doubt up until last weeks movement from Alloa and St Mirren. The highly rated Irishman, Jim Goodwin, returned home to St Mirren on a three year deal, meaning Alloa were once again on the lookout for a new boss after losing out to the Paisley side….

What the hell is going on at Hearts?

A divided support, a closed section and a cup final ahead. What’s all the fuss about in Gorgie? ‘League won in September’, cup final in May and a 20,000 seater stadium nearing capacity every other week – you’d be forgiven for thinking that Hearts fans are happy about their season so far. Following another predictable…

Jonatan Johansson at Morton – Where has it all gone wrong?

In recent years, Scottish Football has made small steps towards ridding itself of the “jobs for the boys” tag which has hung about it for so long. Young, ambitious coaches are being given more opportunities than before, with the usual merry-go-round of chancers finding it increasingly difficult to obtain jobs they would’ve walked into before…

5 of January’s Most Interesting Signings

It has been a hectic month for many clubs in the SPFL this January as it wrapped up last night when the window slammed shut at midnight. Shouts from the terraces demanding biscuit tins to be broken into by the board and “save our season” cries have been in full force for the past few…

Partick Thistle’s Identity Crisis

By Matt Greer It’s been a tough time for Partick Thistle. Ever since a historic top six Premiership finish in April 2017, the club has struggled for form and finds itself bottom of the Championship. Since top six was secured, Thistle have averaged just 0.74 points per game; for context, Brechin (who went an entire…

A Defining Month in an Exceptional Season

Alloa Athletic are currently in the midst of the most important month of their season. The January transfer window always brings its opportunities for club’s to transform their season, however, with that it can derail a team with too many changes. We enter the halfway point in the season in the best possible fettle. Alloa…

Celtic’s Chance To Earn Their Stars And Stripes

It’s been a while since Scottish football fans got properly excited for a January transfer window. Most clubs can only rely on loans and free agents but the country’s top clubs are preparing for a busy month as a potential title race heats up beyond the winter months. We’ve already had the arrivals of Jermaine Defoe and Oliver Burke as well as the return to Scottish clubs of Ryan Gauld and Steven Davis – all on loan. It is another loan move that seems most intriguing and for reasons that are more than meets the eye.
Timothy Weah, son of African footballing icon and current Liberian president George Weah, has joined Celtic on loan from PSG until the end of this season. Eighteen year old Weah will join the Hoops at their Winter training camp in Dubai as they make preparations to bounce back from their recent Old Firm derby disappointment. The young striker will be expected to provide fierce competition for Celtic’s record signing Odsonne Edouard, himself an initial loan arrival from PSG, while Leigh Griffiths recovers from personal issues.

Bargain Hunter: Scottish League 2 Edition

It’s January, the sales have started and the bargain hunters are already out in force. Football clubs are no different. However, the January transfer window can be a difficult time for clubs to find value in. Chairmen can be frozen with indecision. Stick or twist? Sky Sports News’ yellow-tied deadline day hysteria looms ahead. Will you be stuck with a dud on a 36 month contract if you make the wrong move? Can you trust your team’s manager to pick the right transfer targets if he can’t even pick up three points now and again? Is the journeyman centre back you’re so keen on worth the money? Do you need to keep the money for a rebuilding project and a new manager in the summer? When do the shops close? All these questions are making me need some retail therapy!

Pure Fitbaw has braved the crowds queuing at 6am outside shopping centres, cast our eye over umpteen displays of last season’s out of style stock and picked out a handful of bargains that are currently plying their trade in Scotland’s SPFL League 2.