With just days before the Scottish Premiership 2020/21 season starts Owen Brown, Chris Samson and Gavin Miller discuss the SPFL’s handling of the lead up; the lack of a sponsor, the streaming service situation, foreign broadcast rights and the social media offering.
Leading up to when it all kicks off in Lisbon (go here when it is sensible to travel again btw) an interesting note about each of the twelve teams in the Champions League. Today the four possible teams for the first quarter final.
Last summer, Christian Doidge became one of Hibs’ most expensive signings. Arriving for a transfer fee of around £250,000, the 27-year-old striker was expected to get goals right away. But he didn’t. In his first nine league outings, Doidge failed to find the back of the net. Worse than that, he missed several chances from … Continue reading Hibs Should Welcome the Era of Doidgeball
My girlfriend scoffs when I tell her my Dad watches more football than I do. If he has to go out when Luton are taking on Middlesbrough, he’ll record it. Family dinnertime will be shifted if it coincides with Levante kicking off against Mallorca. When he moved to Dundee from Annecy in France (the best … Continue reading 1994 Scottish Cup final – re-remembering the end of the Hampden Hoodoo
If you’re looking for one of those 'sport is magical and will bounce back even stronger from this pandemic' articles, you may wish to stop reading now. Perhaps it's easier for supporters of clubs from Europe’s big leagues to get all misty-eyed and romantic about their football club at the minute, with most knowing it … Continue reading Where does Scottish Football go now?
Restructuring Scottish Football The Scottish Football pyramid is changing next season but what if we didn’t stop there? Take yourself forward in time. It’s the 2026/27 season, the final whistle has just blown on a fresh, yet sunny spring day in the North East; Ayr United have just done the double over Aberdeen in the … Continue reading The Scottish Football Pyramid and Utopia?
While this season looks to have come to a standstill on the domestic front due to recent faltering against Hearts, St Johnstone and Hamilton the Europa League appears to be an unlikely haven for Steven Gerrard and his team. Rangers face Bayer Leverkusen in what could easily be classed as their toughest test to … Continue reading Save Our Season, Stevie G
There's a feeling of imminent separation with every transfer window when it comes to Alfredo Morelos and Glasgow Rangers. Rumours of bids from English clubs such as Aston Villa and Leeds United and from teams in the Chinese Super League have circulated during his time at the Ibrox clubs without resulting in a firm bid but it seems more and more likely this summer will see a parting of the ways. This week Morelos was AWOL from training and dropped from a match squad after arriving back late from a trip home to Colombia which may influence Steven Gerrard's decision of a bid does materialise soon. When it does happen the Rangers scouting department heads Ross Wilson and Andy Scoulding will have a difficult task replacing "El Buffalo".
By Derek “Mozza” Robertson (@MozzaPlays) Almost three years ago now, Kelty Hearts shocked non-league Scottish football, indicating their wish to leave the junior grade and join the senior pyramid via the East of Scotland League. Twenty-five more clubs followed suit a year later, raising questions around the Scottish Junior Football Association (SJFA)’s future. In response, … Continue reading The Pyramid Conundrum – Shape Shifting in Scottish Football