REVIEW – FITBA

by Back Page Football

Fitba!FITBA is the new magazine from the folks behind the popular Scotzine website and aims to cover all aspects of the game in Scotland.

The main selling point of the magazine is its diversity; as well as Scottish Professional Football League and international team coverage, there’s also plenty of features on lower level football, the womens game and juniors.

Gordon Strachan was the first cover star and now it’s Sir Alex Ferguson’s turn, with Alan Rennie and Sean Graham putting together a superb feature on the former Manchester United and Aberdeen manager.

Neil Lennon’s career to date comes under scrutiny from Thomas Payne while Scotzine editor Andy Muirhead debates the merits of bringing back regular games between England and Scotland.

As mentioned, it’s not just the big leagues that are covered with a team by team preview of the Highland Football League and the ‘In Her Words’ piece by Danni Pagliarulo, who plays for Glasgow City in the Scottish Women’s Premier League, offers great insight into the passion of a young female footballer as well as her battle with an eating disorder.

To round off, ‘Scots In Exile’ brings us up to date with Kenny Miller’s season with the Vancouver Whitecaps in Major League Soccer where he has become quite a crowd favouriteand the club’s ‘alternate’ captain.

As well as having excellent content and great diversity, FITBA is aesthetically easy on the eye with great use of pictures and graphics.

Sifting through the pages of the latest FITBA, it’s hard to believe that it’s only the magazine’s second issue and no doubt it will continue to go from strength to strength.

To pick up the latest issue of FITBA for the very reasonable price of just £1, click here.

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