Sectarianism in Scottish Football: It’s time to make a stand

Nobody likes talking about it. It’s a horrible issue, one I even try to avoid on Twitter altogether because it opens up a can of worms you’ll struggle to close for quite a while after. Sometimes though, it’s hard not to want to speak up. Steve Clarke did so this week, but the points he…

David Bates: The Ginger Ramos in 2. Bundesliga

In a generation where footballers from the United Kingdom are branching into foreign markets, it has now become an attractive prospect for players to kick-off their professional careers. We have seen great success for Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund whilst the likes of Reece Oxford (Augsburg), Reiss Nelson (Hoffenheim) and Rabi Matondo (Schalke) have made…

Move Over Neil Doncaster

Episode One of the Pure Fitbaw podcast with Gavin Miller and Owen Brown soundcloud.com/purefitbaw/pure-fitbaw-episode-one/s-YhLqb

Dundee United’s Revolving Door of a transfer Window

Well then… that was a lot, wasn’t it? In the article I wrote back in December, I predicted that we would sign maybe 3 players. I was very wrong, we signed almost quadruple that, with 11 players coming in, so my campaign to be considered the next Nostradamus will have to wait a wee bit….

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…

Scores Out Of Ten For Steven Gerrard Lighting Up Scottish Football

The winter break is over! Wipe the sleep from your eyes, knock the remnants of a James Tavernier flung snowball from your hair, briefly register the shock of Auchinleck Talbot’s giant killing triumph in the cup and strap in for the return of the Scottish Premiership.

One of the stories of the season has been the appointment of Steven Gerrard as Rangers manager. Ahead of tonight’s Kilmarnock versus Rangers clash (with added Jordan Jones flavoured spice ) two Pure Fitbaw writers had a quick WhatsApp conversation rating Gerrard’s time at Ibrox so far.

Steve Clarke Needs To Decide If Kilmarnock Are No Longer The People For Want-Away Rebel Jordan Jones

On Saturday the 5 of January Jordan Jones, Kilmarnock’s influential left-winger, signed a pre-contract for Rangers which will lead to him playing for the Ibrox club from the start of the 2019/20 season. This deal, taking Jones to Ibrox in the summer along with Dundee’s Glen Kamara, has left a sour taste in the mouth of Kilmarnock fans who have grown to love Jones’ performances in the stripes. Over the past two and a half years Jones has rebuilt his career at Kilmarnock after being released by Middlesbrough following a troubled spell at the Teesside club. However, his social media posts celebrating sealing the Rangers deal have added fuel onto the fire. Many Killie fans are annoyed that Jones seems to be thinking ahead to the summer and may lack the motivation to put in good performances for his current club.