Stuart Kettlewell has led his side to their best ever start to a Scottish Premiership season. The Dingwall club currently sit 5th in the table after six matches played. Can the Staggies keep up the fine form? At the Back It was well documented last season that Ross County's defence wasn't up to scratch. County … Continue reading Can Stuart’s Staggies Keep Up The Fruitful Form
Almost exactly a year ago Scotland lost at home to Russia (6/9/19) and away to Belgium (9/9/19) in Euro 2020 group stage qualifiers. A hard sell if you were to travel back in time to then and try to convince Steve Clarke about the future but Euro 2020 has been postponed, many of the great goals you thought Matt Le Tissier scored simply did not happen - a beautiful strike instantly deleted, wiped out forever every time he tweets something idiotic - and our opponents tonight, the Czech Republic, have had to call up an entirely new squad and coaching staff with about a day's notice. Here's how we win!
A slow burning apathy, lacklustre communication and suggestions to try new people in different positions; the end of a relationship or the build up to a Scotland match? Either way it’s a date with Israel this Friday night. Here’s a quickfire report with some detail on how we can beat them and what team I’d pick to do so.
I have always been a blue sky thinker when it comes to Scottish football. That could be on the recruitment side of things, marketing efforts, long-term planning strategy or anything else that is involved in the running of a club. We continually listen to the reasons why our clubs can't do things. With that in … Continue reading What is Club X?
Coventry City were League One champions last season thanks to the division’s sternest defensive record. The team kept fourteen clean sheets from thirty-four games, only lost three times, and only once by more than a single goal. Put simply, this was a team that enjoyed defending. Central to Coventry City’s defensive record last season was a back three formed of three Scots, with the experienced Kyle McFadzean flanked by Michael Rose on the right and Dominic Hyam on the left. With the latter two being relatively young and having developed at an impressive rate over the past two seasons or so, they are both players who are likely to to be on Steve Clarke’s radar for the Scottish national team over the coming year.
Lawrence Shankland got all the plaudits last season, with considerable justification given that he scored 28 goals in 33 games in all competitions, but behind the headlines there was a lot to be said for Clark and the notable difference in performance of both Shankland and United as a whole when he was out of the side.
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