Far Right Supporter Dropped from Italian Football Team

BY Ludovica Maria Muttini The women’s team captain, Concetta “Titty” Astarita, was dropped from Afro-Napoli United after announcing her candidacy as a member of a far-right political coalition (League) run by Matteo Salvini’s in the upcoming local elections. Afro-Napoli United woman’s team refused to play last Sunday at the Scafoglio Stadium just outside Naples, in protest of the exclusion of the captain. The team’s president … Continue reading Far Right Supporter Dropped from Italian Football Team

Hampden to Remain the Home of Scottish Football

By Fraser Clarke & Chris Macmillan Hampden Park will remain the home of Scottish football after the Scottish Football Association struck a deal to buy the stadium from Queen’s Park. The SFA had been weighing up the option of Murrayfield as the future home of the national team with the lease due to end in 2020, however, they have agreed to pay League Two owners … Continue reading Hampden to Remain the Home of Scottish Football

Stephen O’Donnell “surprised” at Scotland Start

By Andrew Scott Stephen O’Donnell was surprised and grateful  for his first competitve  Scotland start against Albania on Monday. The 26-year-old Kilmarnock right-back initially came into the international scene as part of Alex McLeish’s summer squad for the games against Peru and Mexico, in which he made his debut against Peru before featuring against Mexico in the next match. Although the young Scottish side lost … Continue reading Stephen O’Donnell “surprised” at Scotland Start

Darren Bent looking for Glasgow gig

By Stuart Reid Former England international, Darren Bent was a teammate of Gerrard’s on the international stage. Darren Bent scored a number of goals in the premier league, his most famous, or infamous, one being the ‘beachball goal’ against a Liverpool team that was captained by Steven Gerrard. He has expressed his interest in joining Steven Gerrard’s overhaul of Rangers. “100% “You’re talking about one … Continue reading Darren Bent looking for Glasgow gig

Stephen Robinson could manage Northern Ireland one day.

By LEWIS BIRRELL Steve Jones always knew Stephen Robinson would have a successful career in management – even when they were teammates! Robinson overhauled the Fir Park playing squad last summer as he recruited 14 new players and axed fan favourites in the process. The 43-year-old was vindicated as he went on to lead the club to both domestic cup finals for the first time since 1952. … Continue reading Stephen Robinson could manage Northern Ireland one day.

Vanaken: Maloney can maximise my potential

By LEWIS BIRRELL Belgium winger Hans Vanaken says he can’t wait to tap into Shaun Maloney’s international experience. The former Celtic attacker was appointed to Roberto Martinez’s backroom staff last month. Vanaken made his international debut in Friday’s 4-0 win against Scotland and is excited at the prospect of working with his new coach. He said: “Shaun’s a great coach but he was a great player. … Continue reading Vanaken: Maloney can maximise my potential