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S7E19 Kirkcaldy Clocks

John returns after his week off to join Krys to discuss what is going on in Scottish football. The podcast starts off with a plug for John’s latest blog about the League Cup final. There is good news with regards to the charity bet as our FGS pick came in. Our other bet didn’t fare [Read more]

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Throwback Thursday – Classic League Cup Finals

THREE days to go until the first major trophy is handed out as Celtic and Motherwell go head-to-head in the Betfred League Cup Final. The competition has been devalued by some over the years, particularly since the loss of a European place after the 1996/97 season, but it’s seen some enthralling Finals and had the [Read more]

Betfred Cup Final Preview – The Phil O’Donnell Final

WHEN Motherwell last appeared in the Final of the League Cup in 2005, the occasion marked the tenth anniversary of former player Davie Cooper’s death. The Final became the CIS Coop Final in memory of the winger who graced the shirts of both ‘Well and their opponents Rangers. Call it fate or freakish coincidence, this [Read more]

Why Regan should O’Neill down and beg for Michael!

NORTHERN Ireland’s playoff defeat to Switzerland last weekend was heartbreaking for two reasons. There’s the obvious in that their long wait to qualify for a World Cup gets extended to 32 years, and harder to take given that they missed out to a disputed penalty over the two legs. More worryingly for the Northern Irish [Read more]

Kitted out! The best and worst of Scotland kits.

SCOTLAND release their bi-annual home and away kits tomorrow. There have been some classics over the years, from the plain Italia 90 kit to the unusual blue with gold trimmed Euro 2008 Qualifying outfit, from mellow yellow of 1985/86 to the white with blue saltire remembered in Paris 2007. Then there’s been the controversial, stretching [Read more]

Record seeking Celtic return to the scene of the last domestic crime

MAY 2016, the penultimate game of the 2015/16 season. St Johnstone inflict a 2-1 defeat on a Celtic side, who’d just clinched their fifth title in a row, in a bog standard end of season game where neither side had anything to play for. Little did anyone know back then that the Hoops would go [Read more]

Barking mad Pedro on his bike as Rangers unnecessary gamble fails

THE dog has barked, Pedro Caixinha is cycling away from Ibrox, towing a caravan of destruction. Yes, the Portuguese manager leaves Rangers with a legacy based on crazy statements and poor results, resulting in his dismissal after less than 300 days into a three year contract. Normally, you’d feel sorry for a manager for losing [Read more]

Robinson’s Special Ingredients a recipe for Motherwell to savour

STEPHEN Robinson’s appointment as Motherwell Manager back in March was viewed as underwhelming, with many blasting the club in opting for the so-called cheap option to replace Mark McGhee. Having just done enough to preserve the clubs 33 year stint in Scotland’s top flight, most pundits and bloggers, including yours truly, tipped the Fir Park [Read more]

No Ray of hope for McKinnon?

DUNDEE UNITED began the season as firm favourites for promotion from the Championship. The biggest club and the biggest budget in Scotland’s second tier, the aim is simple for The Terrors in that they end a two year absence from the Premiership. Ten games into the season, things are not going according to plan! United [Read more]

Betfred Cup Semi Final Preview

FOUR teams, one venue, one aim! Yes it’s the Semi Finals of the Betfred League Cup this weekend. On Saturday, holders Celtic take on Hibernian at Hampden, which also hosts the second Semi Final on Sunday when Rangers face Motherwell. It promises to be two interesting ties for various reasons. The Celtic and Hibs match [Read more]

Why Strachan and the SFA were right to end their partnership

BRUSSELS, October 2012. Scotland are limping to a 2-0 defeat in Belgium in the final game of the despairing Craig Levein reign when the Tartan Army unfurl a banner entitled “Strachan: Save Our Scotland!” They got their wish in January 2013 when the SFA appointed the former Celtic, Coventry, Southampton and Middlesbrough Manager as Levein’s [Read more]