As I write, we are deep into the latest Covid shutdown for the lower and non-leagues of Scotland, information is still quite unclear over what will happen with a resumption. At the time, with numbers rising and the majority of teams below the Championship part-time, it almost seemed inevitable that football being suspended was going … Continue reading Who Cares?
On Monday 11th January, all football from below the Championship was suspended for a three-week period. A month and a half later, there are no signs of a return. With a huge lack of communication leaving many people pulling their hair out, it is hard to quite pinpoint the real reason that many teams are … Continue reading Is the suspension of the lower leagues justified?
The Caledonian Braves are a club like no other. Previously plying their trade in the South of Scotland and Lowland leagues as Edusport Academy, Scotland’s youngest senior club were formed in 2019, as part of the innovative fan led Our Football Club campaign, which gave supporters from across the world the opportunity to buy in … Continue reading “The sky’s the limit” for Caledonian Braves
I’m on my feet an hour after paying £4.99 to stream Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic v Bo’ness United in the Scottish Cup First Round as the game goes ahead at the third time of asking. It’s not how I anticipated spending the first day of 2021 but here I am, springing from my couch in disbelief … Continue reading The Magic of the Scottish Cup Has Already Begun
The Lowland League is shaping up to be the most exciting league in Scotland this season, with a number of teams challenging for the title, and a promotion play-off place. The top seven are currently separated by just five points, but we are starting to get a picture of who is best placed to take … Continue reading The Lowland League – Title Runners and Riders
The current COVID-19 pandemic has seen fans rally round, dig deep and support their teams, either financially or by other means. It has been heartening to see just how far supporters are willing to go for their team, despite the noise in the background of Scottish football’s latest tiff. The adage ‘you should support your … Continue reading Changing Allegiances
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
The Scottish Cup returns this weekend with all top tier teams entering the fourth round stage. The latest fixtures in the world's oldest national trophy sees a couple cracking ties containing sides from all steps of the Scottish footballing ladder. But perhaps none are as exciting as Broxburn Athletic, currently of the East of Scotland … Continue reading Broxburn Athletic’s Nico Gibson relishing Buddies battle in the Scottish Cup
The press appear to be running out of superlatives for Ian McCall's work at Partick Thistle so far. The Jags have won two of their three league matches since the former Ayr United manager took the reigns at Firhill. You could argue that the most impressive of the lot so far was Saturday's 3-1 win … Continue reading Partick Thistle’s Shea Gordon insists the Jags can compete in the Championship this season