Martin Macdonald

Martin Macdonald


Martin Macdonald is an experienced digital journalist who has significant expertise in a number of different genres, including his work on FootballTransfers.

After initially working in financial services, Martin gained a qualification in advertising and public relations before joining the Real Times Network group. He has contributed to a number of different sites covering a range of topics, including

FootballTransfers, GPFans, FootballCritic,, The Celtic Exchange and The Celtic Star.

Football presented a path to Martin into the journalism world, while his passion for movies meant any opportunity to land a role within film reporting would be grasped with both hands. It is this passion which helped him land the role as Editor-In-Chief of successful film rating brand MovieMeter.

MovieMeter began by becoming the largest, most complete movie archive in the Netherlands, and has now branched out successfully into English language and beyond. Not only is Martin in charge of MovieMeter on a daily basis, he is also a subscriber and partof the site’s community and fabric. You will regularly see him providing his own, personal movie ratings as well as engaging in conversations with others in the comments section.

In addition to writing for, Martin is a co-presenter of the movie podcast Ugly Pulp Odyssey. The podcast was originally born out of a lockdown need for creativity and entertainment, but he, along with his friends Barry and Ross, have recorded more than 50 episodes to date.

An odd name for a podcast, you say? It was born out of the trio’s three favourite movies; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Pulp Fiction and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Articles from Martin Macdonald

David de Gea, Man Utd, 2023
  • 19 Apr 2024

Free agents: The best players available on a Bosman Transfer

Jadon Sancho banned from Man Utd dressing room
  • 18 Apr 2024

Not just Sancho: Another Man Utd star banned from dressing room

Mohammed Kudus
  • 18 Apr 2024

Liverpool to turn to West Ham star if Salah leaves for Saudi

Bukayo Saka, Cristiano Ronaldo, Euros
  • 11 Apr 2024

Saka, Ronaldo and the European Championship stars who cried

Pedro Goncalves, Sporting CP, 2023/24
  • 17 Mar 2024

Who is Pedro Goncalves? The Sporting sensation wanted by Liverpool, West Ham and Aston Villa

Joao Felix, Barcelona, 2023/24
  • 15 Mar 2024

When does the contract of every Barcelona player expire?

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool, 2023/24
  • 15 Mar 2024

When does the contract of every Liverpool player expire?

Erling Braut Haaland, Manchester City, 2022/23
  • 14 Mar 2024

When does the contract of every Man City player expire?

Lionel Messi playing for Barcelona
  • 11 Mar 2024

Barcelona’s 10 biggest transfer sale mistakes

Abidal: Barcelona decided to sign Griezmann instead of Neymar
  • 6 Mar 2024

Barcelona's 10 best transfers of all time

Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Real Madrid, 2022/23
  • 6 Mar 2024

Real Madrid's 10 best transfers of all time

Marcus Rashford, Man Utd, 2023-24
  • 3 Mar 2024

Ten Hag shows his love for Rashford after Man City wondergoal

Referee Paul Tierney criticised after Darwin Nunez scores a vital goal
  • 2 Mar 2024

‘Basic refereeing error’ – Liverpool gifted vital goal in Premier League title race

Vigril van Dijk, Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, 2023/24
  • 2 Mar 2024

Liverpool's 10 best transfers of all time

Fabrizio Romano
  • 29 Feb 2024

Fabrizio Romano, a Man Utd-linked wonderkid and a shocking transfer expose

Real Madrid 2024/25
  • 26 Feb 2024

The Real Madrid XI that will dominate football for a decade

Boerrigter, Duffy and the 10 worst Celtic signings of the last 25 years
  • 25 Feb 2024

Celtic's 10 worst transfers of all time

Jerome Boateng, Salernitana, 2023/24
  • 24 Feb 2024

Man City's 10 worst transfers of all time

Antony, Man Utd, 2023/24
  • 24 Feb 2024

Man Utd's 10 WORST transfers of all time

Neymar, PSG
  • 23 Feb 2024

PSG's 10 biggest sales of all time