Partick Thistle’s Identity Crisis

By Matt Greer It’s been a tough time for Partick Thistle. Ever since a historic top six Premiership finish in April 2017, the club has struggled for form and finds itself bottom of the Championship. Since top six was secured, Thistle have averaged just 0.74 points per game; for context, Brechin (who went an entire…

Gers Ignite Title Race With Bargain Pick Ups In Mad Dash Through January Sales

You can feel it; that chill in the air, the darkness when you leave for work and darkness on your return home. The constant defrosting of your car in the morning and the taking down of the Christmas tree. There really is not a lot to look forward to in the month of January. Except for the January sales, of course. The thrill of trying to snag the bargain buys that will see you through the year.
Well, my friends Dave King, Mark Allan and Steven Gerrard were first in the queue this year: picking up the bargains before anyone else even had a chance to browse through the rack.

A Defining Month in an Exceptional Season

Alloa Athletic are currently in the midst of the most important month of their season. The January transfer window always brings its opportunities for club’s to transform their season, however, with that it can derail a team with too many changes. We enter the halfway point in the season in the best possible fettle. Alloa…

Edinburgh City – Capital investment

In/Out or Shake it all About? The dramatic turnaround of Edinburgh City has been one of Scottish Football’s more interesting stories this season. After scraping around the bottom of League Two since their historic promotion, the team find themselves (at the time of writing) three points clear at the top of the table, with an…

Shut the Window?!

Written for Pure Fitbaw by Chris Samson of Sports Marketing Scotland    Can you remember a time without the Transfer Window or Deadline Day off the top of your head? I’m willing to bet it’s a bit of a struggle without the use of Google. Both have become synonymous with modern football, but not across…

Accies Hunt To Add To Awful Fourteen Goal Haul

I’m an avid Accies fan and feel well qualified to tell you it has been an awful season so far. Signings are needed in the January window if the team are to be sure of avoiding relegation from the SPFL Premiership. Hamilton rarely spend any money, tending to feed off the last scraps available at the end of the transfer market, which can make it difficult to identify players that the club might sign. However, for Pure Fitbaw I will outline issues with the current squad and profile a couple of free agents and bargain deals that could help save the season

Celtic’s Chance To Earn Their Stars And Stripes

It’s been a while since Scottish football fans got properly excited for a January transfer window. Most clubs can only rely on loans and free agents but the country’s top clubs are preparing for a busy month as a potential title race heats up beyond the winter months. We’ve already had the arrivals of Jermaine Defoe and Oliver Burke as well as the return to Scottish clubs of Ryan Gauld and Steven Davis – all on loan. It is another loan move that seems most intriguing and for reasons that are more than meets the eye.
Timothy Weah, son of African footballing icon and current Liberian president George Weah, has joined Celtic on loan from PSG until the end of this season. Eighteen year old Weah will join the Hoops at their Winter training camp in Dubai as they make preparations to bounce back from their recent Old Firm derby disappointment. The young striker will be expected to provide fierce competition for Celtic’s record signing Odsonne Edouard, himself an initial loan arrival from PSG, while Leigh Griffiths recovers from personal issues.

Motherwell – January Window update

2018 was a strange year for Motherwell fans… There were some great highs, such as reaching the Scottish Cup final, our second major final of the 2017/18 campaign and beating four top flight sides on the way to what was a magnificent day, despite being on the wrong end of a 2-0 scoreline against Celtic…

Bargain Hunter: Scottish League 2 Edition

It’s January, the sales have started and the bargain hunters are already out in force. Football clubs are no different. However, the January transfer window can be a difficult time for clubs to find value in. Chairmen can be frozen with indecision. Stick or twist? Sky Sports News’ yellow-tied deadline day hysteria looms ahead. Will you be stuck with a dud on a 36 month contract if you make the wrong move? Can you trust your team’s manager to pick the right transfer targets if he can’t even pick up three points now and again? Is the journeyman centre back you’re so keen on worth the money? Do you need to keep the money for a rebuilding project and a new manager in the summer? When do the shops close? All these questions are making me need some retail therapy!

Pure Fitbaw has braved the crowds queuing at 6am outside shopping centres, cast our eye over umpteen displays of last season’s out of style stock and picked out a handful of bargains that are currently plying their trade in Scotland’s SPFL League 2.