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
  • 21 Jun 2024

Free agents: The best players available on a Bosman Transfer

Bukayo Saka, Cristiano Ronaldo, Euros
  • 9 Jun 2024

Saka, Ronaldo and the European Championship stars who cried

Kylian Mbappe, Ethan Mbappe, PSG
  • 3 Jun 2024

Mbappe, Messi, Pirlo and the biggest Bosman transfers in football history

Enzo Maresca, Chelsea, Leicester, 2023/24
  • 28 May 2024

The one MAJOR promise from Maresca that earned him the Chelsea job

Aaron Ramsdale, Arsenal, 2023/24
  • 28 May 2024

Newcastle respond to Arsenal's Ramsdale asking price

Antony, Man Utd, 2023/24
  • 21 May 2024

Man Utd Transfer News LIVE: Antony BLAME, Rashford FUTURE, defender SHORTLIST

Jadon Sancho, Man Utd
  • 18 May 2024

Sancho drops MASSIVE Man Utd future hint as multimillion purchase wrapped up

Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Real Madrid, 2022/23
  • 4 May 2024

Real Madrid's 10 best transfers of all time

Ethan Sutherland on St Mirren on loan at Alloa
  • 22 Apr 2024

Chelsea and Man City both eye surprise move for ST MIRREN wonderkid winger

Benjamin Sesko, RB Leipzig
  • 22 Apr 2024

Who is Benjamin Sesko? The RB Leipzig wonderkid wanted by Arsenal and Chelsea

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

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?

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

Enzo Fernandez, Chelsea
  • 1 Apr 2024

The 10 most expensive Premier League transfers of all time

Jorrel Hato Ajax
  • 8 Feb 2024

Arsenal to sell Kiwior and fund deal for outstanding young Ajax talent

Erling Haaland, Man City, 2023/24
  • 8 Feb 2024

'Madrid or renewal' - Why Haaland's future depends on Mbappe deal