Scotland and Me: The Berti Vogts Era

Maybe if I had gone on that trip of a lifetime to The Euros in Holland & Belgium then it wouldn’t have happened, but as the new millennium dawned darkness fell over my love of football for a quite a long time. Arriving at university in the second half of 2000 my biggest interests rapidly […]

Scotland and Me: Brazil at France ’98

“The world may not be shaking yet, but you might prove them wrong. Even long shots make it.” Momentous. That’s the word I used to describe our Euro ’96 game between Scotland and our eternal rivals England, which in fairness was very much more momentous for us than it was for them. The English marched […]

Mixing it up with Maritimo

“Das Ilhas as Mais Belas e Livres” I can really consider myself lucky during the current coronavirus pandemic. So far, touch wood, neither myself or any of my family have fallen foul of the illness and due to being a teacher I’ve been working throughout, after a fashion, therefore my bank balance hasn’t suffered due […]

Aberdeen vs Bayern: My Greatest Game

I am often asked “What’s the greatest game you’ve ever been to?” and when considering the answer I think beyond my travels as The Fitba Nomad and consider every game ever attended over a lifetime as a football fan. So far that footballing lifetime covers a thirty year period and it would actually be rather […]

The Fitba Nomad End of Season Awards 2020

Coronavirus has seriously screwed up the end of the footballing season but for me I was almost done anyway, my third campaign cut short with only three games left. All Scottish football was closed down on Friday 13th of March, twenty four hours before I was due to travel to Beith Juniors for their SJFA West […]

New Dawn at New Dundas

“The name’s Rose, Bonnyrigg Rose” The week before I pay any club a visit I engage in a period of historical research and one area always delved into is a side’s famous ex-players. This afternoon I travelled to Midlothian where Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic might very well just lay claim to the most iconic name ever to […]