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Betfred Cup Semi Final Preview
By J Bleasdale |

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]

S7E14 Scottish Cup Balls Up
By K Kujawa |

It’s the two John’s as unfortunately Krys has some technical issues and can’t make it. Both charity bets were sadly unsuccessful though we weren’t far away with the treble. After the chat last week about Gordon Strachan, it was confirmed last Thursday that he wouldn’t be continuing as Scotland manager. Will we go for someone [Read more]

Why Strachan and the SFA were right to end their partnership
By J Bleasdale |

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]

S7E13 Strachan’s Small Talk
By K Kujawa |

John is joined by John B and Krys who returns after a week off. The guys reflect on the international double header and what could have been. Where was it lost? Should Strachan stay? Are certain players coming to end of their Scotland career. Lots of questions to be answered and debated. Krys runs though [Read more]

The Tenth post-Mortem into another failed campaign
By J Bleasdale |

ON last weeks Scottish Football Forums podcast, I predicted that one of the likely scenarios from Scotland’s remaining two World Cup Qualifying matches was that we’d beat Slovakia to give ourselves a chance of the playoffs – then blow it by failing to beat Slovenia. Unfortunately, my prediction was spot on! This isn’t something I [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: The last time we qualified for the World Cup
By J Bleasdale |

TONIGHT, Scotland face Slovakia in a must-win match to keep alive their playoff ambitions for a second bite at World Cup Qualification – and bring to an end a twenty year wait to play in a major international tournament. In a campaign that began disastrously, with just four points from the first four matches, Gordon [Read more]

Football Aid 2018 – England vs SCOTLAND International Fixture
By C Adey |

How would you like to ‘Live The Dream’ by taking part in a truly memorable 90 minute match and represent Scotland in the oldest international fixture in world football? Well now’s your chance as Football Aid – www.footballaid.com – are offering Tartan Army fans the unique opportunity to play for Scotland in an epic Auld [Read more]

S7E12 McCulloch Gets the Elbow
By C Adey |

John is joined by John B as Krys pulls a sickie. Sadly, both charity bets were unsuccessful and there will be none this weekend due to international break. In Europe, Celtic achieved their best result away from home in the Champions League. There has been another managerial casualty in the Premiership as Lee McCulloch became [Read more]

Will the Scotland turnaround be complete or is it another false dawn?
By J Bleasdale |

TWELVE months ago, it looked like the Road to Russia was shut on Scotland. Two appalling results, a lucky home draw with Lithuania and a resounding 3-0 thumping in Slovakia, put the Scots World Cup Qualifying campaign in serious jeopardy and looked as though was going to push Manager Gordon Strachan out of a job. [Read more]

Will Coyle be Owen County a debt of gratitude for reviving his managerial career?
By J Bleasdale |

JUNE 2009: Owen Coyle’s managerial stock is high having achieved an unlikely promotion to the Premier League with Burnley, a club who had less than half the resources of their main Championship rivals. He was approached by Celtic, then seeking a new boss to replace Gordon Strachan. Coyle rejected his boyhood heroes to have a [Read more]