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

Ajax winger Antony
  • 21 Apr 2022

What is the transfer value of Man Utd target Antony?

Dusan Vlahovic, Juventus, 2021-22
  • 21 Apr 2022

What is the transfer value of every Juventus player?

Andreas Christensen, Chelsea
  • 21 Apr 2022

Another shocker against Arsenal - Will Barcelona regret Christensen deal?

Hannibal Mejbri
  • 20 Apr 2022

Who is Hannibal Mejbri? The French wonderkid tipped for big things at Man Utd

Ryan Gravenberch, Ajax, 2021/22
  • 20 Apr 2022

The 20 Netherlands youngsters with the most potential

Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea
  • 20 Apr 2022

Chelsea transfer flop Lukaku still has Tuchel's trust - here's why

Frenkie de Jong, Barcelona
  • 19 Apr 2022

What is the transfer value of every Barcelona player?

Chelsea's Reece James celebrates scoring against Newcastle
  • 18 Apr 2022

What is the transfer value of Real Madrid target Reece James?

Andreas Pereira playing for Man Utd
  • 18 Apr 2022

Man Utd to miss out on £12m windfall due to underwhelming loan deal

Julian Alvarez, River Plate
  • 18 Apr 2022

How every Man City player on loan is performing this season

Luka Modric helped Real Madrid to Champions League success over Chelsea
  • 18 Apr 2022

Real Madrid’s Maldini will finish career here – Ancelotti

Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, PSG, 2021/22.
  • 27 Jul 2022

What is the transfer value of every PSG player?

Manchester United star Paul Pogba
  • 16 Apr 2022

Why Pogba contract offer threatens to split Man Utd dressing room

Erik ten Hag, Ajax, 2021-22
  • 18 Apr 2022

From Hiddink to Ten Hag: How have Dutch managers done in the Premier League?

Gareth Bale, Eden Hazard, Real Madrid
  • 16 Apr 2022

Embarrassed Bale and Hazard not good enough for Real Madrid's second XI

Paulo Dybala, Juventus, 2021/22
  • 16 Apr 2022

How Arsenal could line up with Dybala

Ralf Rangnick, Manchester United, 2021/22
  • 16 Apr 2022

Does Rangnick regret taking the Man Utd job?

Harry Kane, Tottenham
  • 16 Apr 2022

What is the transfer value of every Tottenham player?

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti
  • 15 Apr 2022

Ancelotti slammed by former Madrid star: 'He doesn't develop players!'

Official: Liverpool confirm Ben Davies signing from Preston
  • 15 Apr 2022

How every Liverpool player on loan is performing this season