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S7E25 Up For The Cup

The guys return after their own winter break. It’s the two John’s who are on the first podcast of 2018. The Premiership has been on a break with some teams in sunnier climates. There has been some transfer activity with Rangers turning in to The Loan Rangers. There hasn’t been a lot of activity at [Read more]

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