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…

Tartan Spotlight: McBurning Up

Six goals in nine games, a player of the month award and his first ever senior international call up – it has been a hot few weeks for Oliver McBurnie. McBurnie was born in Yorkshire but this photo (with younger brother Zander) suggests that his footballing allegiance to Scotland was never in doubt. His club…

Old Firm preview

Derby day in Glasgow is fast approaching and it is set to be one of the most highly anticipated matches in the past few years with Rangers aiming to move within three points of their Old Firm rivals. It was only a few months ago when Celtic looked as if they were going to cruise…

Around the Grounds

Join Pure Fitbaw on a tour Around the Grounds as we visit and profile each and every one of the SPFL’s 42 senior grounds (eventually). We may even venture into the Highland and Lowland Leagues or even the Juniors as we feature some of Scotland’s more obscure grounds along the way. We’re starting at Bayview, home…

Media watch – from an armchair fanalyst

Here at Pure Fitbaw, we’re no different to most Scottish football fans in that, when we’re not at a game, we’re often glued to the TV for our fitbaw fix. Whether on SKY, BT Sport or the BBC’s Sportscene or Alba channel, radio coverage or social media; we all love to hate the pundits and…

Young Celtic Stars Can Make Round Of 32 a European Zenith For Zenit

Russian poet, playwright and novelist Alexander Pushkin described the city of Saint Petersburg as having been created to “cut a window into Europe.” This Thursday night Celtic can bring the shutters down on that window by knocking Zenit out of the Europa League. This preview of the Round of 32, second-leg tie will use statistics…

From Russia with Love

Celtic’s latest European adventure will take them to the far reaches of the Russian port on the Baltic Sea. Saint Petersburg is one of the most modern cities in Russia and is very different to the stereotypical Russian landscape. The city is home to many cultural and corporate landmarks. But to many of the locals…

SWPL1 – Club Profiles

On the eve of the big kick-off to the 2018 season, Pure Fitbaw takes a look at the runners and riders in the Scottish Building Society SWPL1. Team Name: Glasgow City Home Ground: Petershill Park, Glasgow Web: www.glasgowcityfc.co.uk Twitter: @GlasgowCityFC FB: @FCGlasgowCity ——————– 2017 League Position: 1st Season 2018 – First match: Glasgow City v Stirling Uni (h) –…