They are at it again. They had taken a wee sabbatical and handed the reigns over to Celtic for a few months, but Scotland’s premier car crash football club are back in business. There’s a lot of questions still hanging over David Hopkin’s Morton departure and the overall state of affairs at Cappielow, but here’s … Continue reading What’s going on at Greenock Morton?
Scottish Premiership Manager Power Rankings – November
There's a vaccine on the way. We might get to see football live again. We might get a normal life again. Before all that though, here's your monthly dose of the Pure Fitbaw Power Rankings. Take your medicine. We're releasing our managerial Power Rankings as a way of quickly assessing how each manager in charge … Continue reading Scottish Premiership Manager Power Rankings – November
The Stupidest Penalty Shoot-Out I have ever witnessed
And if you thought that was stupid. Oh mate, We’ve only just started.
Aberdeen – Mentality or Not Good Enough?
Last month’s 2-0 Scottish Cup semi-final defeat against Celtic at Hampden, along with Sundays 4-0 defeat to league leaders, Rangers, had Aberdeen fans asking themselves a similar question. Why can’t they beat the Glasgow pair when it matters the most? Many Scottish football enthusiasts like myself thought that after the league encounter with Celtic the … Continue reading Aberdeen – Mentality or Not Good Enough?
The Lowland League – Title Runners and Riders
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 Everlasting Legacy of Diego Armando Maradona
There aren’t many individuals in history that can say they inspired a generation. Even fewer who can say they inspired multiple. Late on Wednesday afternoon news started to trickle in that perhaps the greatest footballer in the history of the sport, Diego Armando Maradona, had passed away. For some, an inconceivable notion that an immortal … Continue reading The Everlasting Legacy of Diego Armando Maradona
Finding the Heir to David Marshall’s Throne
For the first time since 1998, Scotland are playing in a major international tournament, largely thanks to the heroics of David Marshall. However, the man from Glasgow is 35. Time waits for no one, not even legends. After the 2021 EURO cycle, it will be time to find the next goalkeeper for The Tartan Army. … Continue reading Finding the Heir to David Marshall’s Throne
What It’s Like To Be a Scotland Fan
"Tom Boyd didn’t mean to score the own goal. It was a mistake. It was not his fault." My teacher told me this when I was 8 years old. She was trying to explain why we got beat by Brazil in the opening match of the 1998 World Cup. This is my first memory of … Continue reading What It’s Like To Be a Scotland Fan
The Pure Fitbaw Guide To Scotland Beating Serbia In The Euro 2020 Play-Off Final
The biggest of things require the least preamble and this, well, this is the distance from your seat at Hampden to the pitch, the average number of inches of waist added to kilt sizes since the trip to France in 1998 and the likelihood (thanks Covid-19!) that the Euros will played without Tartan Army supporters regardless of whether we qualify or not all added up together. It's big. One match to decide if we qualify for our first men's international tournament in over 20 years. So, what are the quick details we need to know about Serbia?