“It has given me time to find out more about him, how he works and have some really detailed conversations so we can't wait to start the relationship. It is only around the corner so that is fantastic news for the club." Steven Gerrard was positive and enthusiastic when was asked about the appointment of Ross Wilson, former Southampton Director of Football Operations, as Rangers' Sporting Director. Wilson replaces Mark Allen as the man that Gerrard will have to trust and rely upon to deliver the club's recruitment strategy. That strategy, and its execution, has maybe not quite been up to the standard of a forward thinking club in recent years.
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
By Matt Greer (matt24greer) Saturday's dramatic 3-1 win at Dens Park marked the end of Ian McCall's fourth week of his second spell in charge of Partick Thistle. In a week where Gary Caldwell said that he needed more time to succeed at Firhill, I'm going to take a look at what his successor has … Continue reading The Ian McCall Effect
After back to back 4-0 defeats against Russia and Belgium, the inquests have begun. Is Steve Clarke the right man to take Scotland forward?
There is no denying that what Clarke achieved at Kilmarnock, considering what he inherited and what his resources were, was nothing short of incredible. Clarke also has experience at the highest level in England with stints as a coach with the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool and as a manager for Reading and West Brom. It is completely understandable why the SFA wanted someone that has demonstrated resilience and tactical capability like Clarke has to take over from the disappointing second Alex McLeish era.
Clarke ticks a lot of boxes but there is one box that looks to have been missed in this humble writer's opinion.
"Does the manager's style get the best out of our current player pool?"
One of three matches highlighted by PureFitbaw's Gavin and Owen in their latest podcast episode was a top-of-the-table clash between two promotion rivals in Scotland's third tier, Raith Rovers and Falkirk. Pure Fitbaw caught up with Raith Rovers playmaker Regan Hendry to discuss the Fifers' start to the season. A start which sees them top … Continue reading Raith Rovers’ Regan Hendry on their super start and Saturday’s clash with Falkirk
When Callum Paterson netted Cardiff City’s third goal in a 3-0 win over Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday night, he ended a goalscoring drought. A drought that hadn’t seen him net a Bluebirds league goal since scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory over Southampton in December 2018, when Cardiff were still a Premier League … Continue reading Cardiff City’s Callum Paterson could prove Scotland’s saviour
A few days on from the transfer window closing, there are players who now find themselves in limbo having been unable to secure a transfer away from their respective employers during the Summer. Here are five Scottish Premiership player who currently find themselves in this situation... Scott Sinclair - Celtic Sinclair has fallen right down … Continue reading 5 Premiership Players Left In Limbo After Transfer Window Closure
I’m almost certain that when fan Iain Hall made the comparison between current Livingston player Scott Pittman and former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Guillermo Amor he did so with his tongue nestled deep within his cheek. It was however perhaps the most amusing amongst a number of responses from fans and former player’s alike when … Continue reading Remembering Guillermo Amor
Dunfermline Athletic have announced the loan signings of Hearts youngsters Harry Cochrane and Anthony McDonald. The 18-year-old duo join Stevie Crawford's Pars on a season long loan deal with the Jambos able to recall one or both players in January and the Pars able to cancel one or both loans in January too. These latest … Continue reading Where Can Harry Cochrane & Anthony McDonald Fit In At Dunfermline?