A Fitbawbags Guide to Fitba Literature # 6 – The Fifty Book Challenge Part 2

Part deux. Offshore for these so the rate of churning out book after book slowed somewhat. Averaging more or less five a week, the target was still more than achieveable. More of the real books I had humphed to Africa were on the cards as the kindle is out of action when out in the …

The Fitbawbag Seen In The Flesh Dons Greatest XI

I have always wondered what my Dons best XI would be like but I have never really put a conscious effort into jotting it down. I have always had favourites that would habitually make the final cut, but never a full eleven. For the time being I have no random fitba to write about so …

A Fitbawbags Guide to Fitba Literature # 5 – The Fifty Book Challenge Part 1

With heading away to Angola and being stuck there for the foreseeable I decided to set myself a fifty fitba book challenge. After realising I read forty-one books(all subjects) while in lockdown at home between March 20th and June 8th, I decided to set this target. I do love fitba and reading after all. With …

The Inane Ramblings of a Fitbawbag # 7 – Covid, Conceit, Contradictions, Contempt and the Colts

So here we are, Hearts, Partick Thistle and Stranraer look to have been relegated after this sorry and embarrassing saga has seemingly come to an end. Has it ended with this as a conclusion. I think we already know the answer to this. We are only half way. Now for the legal wranglings. With Hearts and …

Fitbawbaggery From The Vaults From The Vaults # 14- Speaking Double Dutch, Feyenoord and Willem II

In the past I have declared my love for watching Dutch fitba. Out with Scotland it is by far my favourite place to get my kicks. However, I wont lie, my admiration is not strictly down to the game itself, it is also powered by the fantastic country, welcoming people and lovely beers but I …

Fitbawbaggery in Numbers # 5 – The 12 Best Scottish Grounds To Date

Recently I have found myself poring over my old photos from the fitba. Mostly because Wee Man has been constantly telling me he has been missing it, so it was a bit of reminiscing with him. To add to this I have also been reading a lot of old Scottish fitba books which have shown …

The Fitbawbag Seen In The Flesh Greatest XI

An XI picked from players seen in the flesh throughout the years of heading through turnstiles across Europe As I write I have not thought about this previously. It is totally off the cuff. There are obvious choices that will slip right in but the others will take some serious time and thought. The method …

Fitbawbaggery in Numbers # 4 -100 Long Gameless Days

Exactly what it says on the tin. Today marks one hundred days since I had the pleasure of a game. That game was a final 90 minutes of a four game Dutch tour, Vitesse 4 v 2 Heerenveen on February 16th. The following Wednesday I went offshore for twenty eight days and came back to …

Fitbawbaggery From The Vaults # 13 – 24 Hours, 2 Countries, 565 miles, 1 Lock-in and 3 games of fitba later…..

Easter weekend, hundreds of games across the UK from Friday to Monday and home from work. What a great combination. I was to take full advantage. I was also to tick off three teams on my list for the season. Starting over the border I was potentially going to see EFL League Two won by …

A Fitbawbags Guide To Fitba Literature #4 – The Scottish Fitba Edition

I have done the general worldwide fitba literature twice and the Dons special so I felt it would be rude to not do a Scottish fitba version(minus anything Aberdeen related). As well as collecting Aberdeen books I do the same with Scottish books. This became apparent when one day realised I had over one hundred …