The Loan Rangers : Four Liverpool Players that Steven Gerrard could take to Ibrox

Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard has taken his first step into management at one of the most high pressure jobs in all of football; Glasgow Rangers. This is a place where previously anything other than winning was considered not good enough. However, that mentality and mindset has been missing, from both playing and non-playing staff, for a number of years now.
Here at Pure Fitbaw we’ve taken the opportunity to highlight some of the potential targets that Gerrard could look to bring in from his former club Liverpool and outlay the benefits of investing in players that will know and respect their former captain.

Raise An Espresso, Not Eyebrows: Liam Henderson in Italy

It is fair to say that many eyebrows were raised when Liam Henderson swapped Parkhead for the Stadio San Nicola. With rumored interested from Preston North End and Hibs, it would have been considered a fairly left field prediction that Henderson would be joining the promotion chasing Serie B side F.C. Bari on a contract which runs until 2020.

Three Changes Rangers Could Make Before Facing Celtic Again This Sunday

Rangers’ mindset and tactics were all wrong for the Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final game before a ball was kicked and,  as the game unfolded at Hampden, Celtic took control.
Rangers are unlikely to accept more of the same, and need drastic change.

So what are three changes Rangers could make for when they meet again this Sunday?

World Cup 2018 Group B: Spanish Creatives, Cristiano Ronaldo and Moroccan Memories

On the 15th of June Group B of the 2018 World Cup begins with Morocco v Iran and Portugal v Spain. As with Group A, we will be previewing the group by highlighting a key element of a team, a star player and a Scottish connection. Our preview kicks off with a look at Spain’s creative options before we pick out Cristiano Ronaldo as our star to watch and finally revisit Scotland’s last match at a World Cup – 1998’s loss to Morocco. Mark Thompson’s excellent guide to football stats may be of use throughout the comparison of La Furia Roja’s attacking midfielders and the dig into the numbers underlying CR7’s extraordinary performance levels.

World Cup 2018 Group A: Uruguayan Spine, Mo Salah and a Saudi Arabian Robbery in Scotland

In just over eight weeks World Cup 2018 kicks off in Russia. Scotland may not have qualified for this one, or indeed any within the last twenty years, but we can still participate – as armchair analysts, fans of adopted nations and of course green eyed ‘anyone but England’ onlookers! Here at Pure Fitbaw we will be previewing a first round group each week in the lead up to June 14th’s opener between Russia and Saudi Arabia by highlighting a key element of a team, a star player and a Scottish connection. 

In addition to Russia and Saudi Arabia Group A includes Egypt and Uruguay and it is those two nations which feature predominantly in our first preview with a look at the South American team’s spine and Egyptian star Mohamed Salah.

Dumbarton vs Inverness – Challenge Cup Final

The drums were going, the flags were placed, the stage was set. Over 2000 Dumbarton fans travelled up to Perth to see the Challenge Cup final. Meeting us there, would be an Inverness side, hoping to repeat the scenes from their Challenge Cup win in 2004 and their Scottish Cup win in 2015. For Dumbarton,…

Young, Scottish and off the McLeish

Alex McLeish’s first matches in his second spell as Scotland manager take place this Friday 23rd March 2018 and next Tuesday 27th March 2018. In this preview article we highlight some changes in approach under the new manager and areas to improve upon, provide some detail on the opposition Costa Rica and Hungary, take a…