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.
Saturdays defeat against city rivals Hearts emphasised all that has been wrong with the Leith club and in order to make the sun shine once more, they need to have a productive January in the transfer market. Previous January windows have seen Hibs sign some diamonds but for every gem, there are two or three … Continue reading Hibernian – January can bring back the sunshine on Leith.
Written for Purefitbaw by Calum Brown... I take a look at St Johnstone’s potential exploits in the January transfer window, with the Perth club looking to continue their impressive start to the season. The Saints sit 6th in the top flight thanks to a superb defensive record, and stand-out performances from the likes of … Continue reading St Johnstone – 3 players that Saints could target in January.
When Oran Kearney was appointed the manager of St Mirren in September of this year, I’m certain the Saints board of directors left him in no doubt whatsoever the monumental size of the task ahead to keep the Paisley club in the Premiership. Which is just as well, as the Northern Irishman may have … Continue reading Big Change Once again at St Mirren
When I was asked to produce this piece looking into what my club will look to achieve this upcoming transfer window, I jumped at the chance. Finally, I had an excuse to prize myself away from endless debates over fan conduct and having to explain why Ann Budge never being seen in her Ellesse tracksuit … Continue reading Hearts F.C Jan 2019 – Less Is More…
Since the summer, Partick Thistle have gone from a club fighting for a return to the Premiership, to a club fighting against the embarrassment of a second relegation in a row. Gary Caldwell replaced club legend Alan Archibald back in October, but the change has not had the impact required. In fact, results have worsened … Continue reading 5 players that Partick Thistle could sign
Dundee United's season so far has been absolutely all over the place. Laszlo's United was painful even when we were winning. We never actually played well, we were always just less incompetent than the teams we were playing against, as soon as we came up against an actually decent team, Ross County put five past … Continue reading Who should Dundee United sign in January and who should they let go?