Irn-Bru Cup: phenomenal first round full of promise

The Irn-Bru Scottish Challenge Cup kicks off tonight with the undoubted tie of the round taking place at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium between holders Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Dunfermline Athletic. Split into regional ties, North and South, the first round continues tomorrow night, and across the two evenings the twelve Premiership clubs will also be…

Ziggy Gordon: Back from Poland, back with Hamilton

Scottish Football needs vocal people in the game.  For too long we have celebrated our domestic game without an overhaul of our blueprint to question our consistent failure on football’s main stage through both the national team and our clubs playing in europe.   In terms of coaches and managers we are too quick to…

Winging It: Radars and Comments on SPFL Premiership Wide Attackers

Here, we take a quick, radar based, look at how David Milinkovic, Brandon Barker and some of the other wide attackers at clubs outwith the Old Firm performed in the league last season. While this isn’t a direct comparison as the individuals included may perform very different roles for their clubs, and in fact at times may not have played as wide attackers, it is certainly interesting to see what a player has contributed and highlight some areas in which things could have gone better. We’ve excluded Celtic and Rangers players and their stats because both of those clubs’ attackers outperformed the other players in the division so significantly but there are good players outwith the Glasgow giants who deserve recognition. Look out for some conclusions at the bottom of the page and add your own to the conversation by contacting Pure Fitbaw on Twitter. 

SPFL Premiership Play-off Preview

The 2017/18 SPFL season has been full of twists and turns, incredible matches and high drama right to the very end. Only two more issues remain outstanding; the Scottish Cup Final will be contested on Saturday between Celtic and Motherwell, and the last remaining Premiership place will be decided over a two-legged play-off between Partick Thistle and Livingston. Read Pure Fitbaw’s play-off preview here.

Sunshine on Oriam as Hibs under-20s cap League and Cup double-winning season

Hibs’ all-conquering under-20s Development squad received the league trophy after beating Motherwell 4-2 on the final day of the season. It followed hot on the heels of the young Hibees’ Scottish Youth Cup triumph over Aberdeen at Hampden last week to cap off a memorable double-winning season. Pure Fitbaw was there.