My name is Alasdair Madden and I’m a lifelong Kilmarnock fan with a passion for football writing and analysing.
I first had the idea to start this blog a while back after returning from a year abroad studying in Strasbourg, France, where I had a season ticket for Racing Club Strasbourg Alsace. I took advantage of Strasbourg’s fairly central location on the continent to take in other French games as well as games in Belgium and Germany. By the time I returned from my year abroad, I had undoubtedly caught the ‘ground hopping’ bug. I have since gone to games in Portugal, Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, the USA and the surreal principality of Monaco. Almost two years after leaving Strasbourg, I finally launched this blog.
I am fluent in French and I work as a trainee solicitor. I am a graduate of the University of Glasgow with a First Class Honours Degree in Law LLB with French Language. After graduating I then studied the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice which I was awarded with Distinction. I also won the Law Society of Scotland prize for the Top Student in Human Rights.
I write features for the Killie Trust (the supporters’ organisation that has invested over £300,000 in Kilmarnock Football Club over the years) and shadow a club scout at Hibernian Football Club. I played pro youth football as a goalkeeper for Celtic and Kilmarnock in my younger days, before more recently going on to captain the increasingly-successful Glasgow University Law Society football team for 18 months. Perhaps understandably, I require the occasional reminder that football is, after all, only a game.