By Matt Greer (@matt24greer) Since the turn of the year, Partick Thistle have struggled with all aspects of football. They are yet to score more than once in a single match and have conceded an average of two goals per game. This is a perfect recipe for relegation, and unless there's a drastic upturn in … Continue reading 4 Things Partick Thistle Need To Do To Survive
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.
I didn't want to believe it, even though we've been top of the league since the first game of the season. There's always been a sense that we would find a way to Dundee United everything up and be doomed to another season in the Championship one way or another. But, now that 24 games have been played and we're 17 points clear of the league in January with the most goals scored, the least goals conceded, a striker who has scored 22 goals in 19 league games, and a goalkeeper that has kept 10 clean sheets in 24 games. Yeah, we're going up.
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.
This week Owen and Gavin talk about Daniel Stendel’s first match in charge of Hearts, preview a crucial Bundesliga clash between Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig and then scout SC Braga and FC København; the Europa League knockout stage opponents for Rangers and Celtic.
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.
Rewind to the 19th of June and Scotland are 3-0 up against Argentina, with only fifteen minutes to go in the final group game of their incredible World Cup performance, and for Shelley Kerr and her team a famous win looked inevitable. That being said we all know how Scottish sporting fairytales end. There is bravery, heartbreak and a lesson to be learned. Maria Bonsegundo delivered all of that with a 94th minute equaliser to ensure that we left France without a deserved victory. Walking into the dressing room at full time would have been a hard task for any leader. How do you control your frustration? What do you take from the game? Where do you go from here? The platform that Shelley Kerr and the national side's summer exploits elevated the game to meant that she may not have expected to have to answer questions around internal squabbling over funding, debatable infrastructure and matches being played on a public park. However, those were just some of the topics that Kerr faced at the recent press conference for the Scotland squad announcement and promotion of the upcoming Glasgow City vs Hibs SSE Cup Final.