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S6E15 Rherras Rearguard Rijkaard

John is joined by John B and the returning Krys in the week that Celtic win their first trophy. There is bad news to start with both charity bets being lost. The bad news continues if you’re an Aberdeen fan with the result from the League Cup final. The progress under Rogers is discussed with [Read more]

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Why Robbie Neilson should stay at Hearts – for now!

HEARTS have made remarkable progress on and off the pitch since being rescued from Vladimir Romanov’s sinking submarine in 2014. There was the short term pain of relegation with a team of kids whilst Ann Budge, along with fellow Jambos, completed her takeover but the club have risen to being one of the top sides [Read more]

Betfred League Cup Final Preview

ONLY five months into the domestic season and already the first major trophy in Scottish Football is up for grabs this weekend as Scotland’s top two sides, Aberdeen and Celtic, go head-to-head in Sunday’s Betfred League Cup Final. Unsurprisingly, Hampden is a sellout, which completely justifies the SPFLs decision to award a 50:50 allocation to [Read more]

Rangers Must Use Platform to Break Celtic’s Stranglehold

Rangers’ return to the Scottish Premiership came one season later than initially expected of the club, as they rose through the lower divisions with relative ease. Mark Warburton’s men returned to the top flight this term after two seasons in the Championship and their comeback is most welcome to provide serious competition for rivals Celtic in the [Read more]

Strachan’s Softies sent home the think again as the Road to Russia gets set to close

THIS TIME – that was the battlecry from the SFA’s marketing department to promote the World Cup Qualifying campaign, a bid to end two decades of waiting since our last major tournament appearance. Well, “this time” is heading swiftly towards the same as every other time we’ve attempted to qualify for a major finals since [Read more]

Barton the Barista

The long, and frankly boring, Joey Barton saga plods on for yet another week. Well, it was boring until it turns out that he has his eye on a wee sideline. From the Mirror A source said: “A few weeks before his bust up with the manager Joey bought a coffee machine and had it put into [Read more]

England v Scotland – Wembley Woes or Winners?

WHEN the World Cup Qualifying draw in St Petersburg last year threw together the Auld Enemy, the cheers could be heard loud and clear from Thurso to Gretna as Scotland fans got the game they wanted – their fiercest rivals in a competitive double header that could lead to the Worlds greatest sporting event. Over [Read more]

Desperate Times already for Dundee?

SINCE their return to the top flight two seasons ago, Dundee have survived comfortably in the Scottish Premiership, finishing 6th and 8th respectively thanks largely to the goals of Greg Stewart and Kane Hemmings. Paul Hartley even turned down the chance to replace Ole Gunnar Solksjaer at Cardiff two years ago to focus on establishing [Read more]

Betfred Cup Semi Final Preview

THE penultimate round of the first major tournament of the season takes place this weekend as the remaining four teams in this campaigns Betfred League Cup do battle for a place in November’s Final. There are two intriguing games in prospect for different reasons taking place at Hampden this weekend. Firstly, Championship side Morton, participating [Read more]

Why St Mirren’s appointment of Jack Ross is high risk for both parties

LAST month, I wrote a blog about the fall of St Mirren since the high of their League Cup success to a potential battle against relegation to Scotland’s Third Tier unless results dramatically picked up. Three days later, they sacked Alex Rae! The former Rangers midfielder was dismissed after just 9 months into the job [Read more]

Throwback Thursday – Scotland v Lithuania

TWO days to go before Scotland’s second World Cup Qualifier against Lithuania at Hampden, where Gordon Strachan’s side will be aiming for a morale boosting win ahead of the trip to Slovakia next Tuesday. Although this is the first World Cup clash between the sides, there have been four previous Hampden clashes between the sides [Read more]

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