Category Archives: Premiership

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]

Why ditching McIntyre is a big risk for Ross County
By J Bleasdale |

THE sacking season is well and truly underway as the International break looms large. Yesterday, Peter Houston became the first Championship casualty of the season after a dreadful start to their campaign. By lunchtime today, Ross County followed suit by giving Jim McIntyre his P45 after a run of six Premiership games without a victory, [Read more]

Why is Tommy not the Wright man for other clubs?
By J Bleasdale |

ST JOHNSTONE fans must be happy right now. Still unbeaten in the Premiership table, Michael O’Halloran returning to the club on loan and came within ten minutes of ending Celtic’s long domestic unbeaten record stretching back to May 2016. The biggest reason for them to be happy, however, is that they have retained the services [Read more]

Premiership Preview & Outright Betting Predictions
By SSimpson |

The defending champions of Scotland Premiership, Celtic are expectedly off to a strong kick off to the new campaign with three wins in tree fixtures and a dominant goal difference of 7-1. The team led by Brendan Rodgers broke all records last year when they picked up 34 victories and four draws in 38 league [Read more]

Time for Aberdeen Council to allow the Don of a new era
By J Bleasdale |

WHEN Aberdeen launched their Stand Free DVD back in 2002, as part of the clubs centenary celebrations, then Chief Executive Keith Wyness spoke then about the need for the Dons to move to a new ground, with Pittodrie unlikely to pass new UEFA criteria for hosting matches in European matches cited as one of the [Read more]

Cathro gone – what next for Hearts?
By J Bleasdale |

  SIXTEEN days since the domestic season kicked off, and just five days before the League campaign gets underway, and Scottish Football has its first managerial casualty of the 2017/18 season. Ian Cathro, the 31 year old who built up an impressive CV as a coach with Dundee United, Valencia and Newcastle, was dismissed after [Read more]

Stripping the titles – is it worth the hassle and money?
By J Bleasdale |

AFTER five years and four separate court rulings, the Supreme Court ruled that Rangers use of EBT’s from period 2001-2010 was illegal, proving once and for all that they dodged paying tax in that 9 year period. Since then, social media has went into meltdown with fans of other clubs demanding that Rangers are stripped [Read more]

The Lanarkshire Derby with an extra edge
By J Bleasdale |

FOR large parts of the season, more than half the Premiership table were embroiled in a relegation battle, with all bottom seven sides separated by just eight points at the end of February. Partick Thistle secured top flight football for next season by finishing in the top six prior to the 33 game split, leaving [Read more]

Faith in Archibald pays off for Jags
By J Bleasdale |

PARTICK Thistle were many people’s tip for relegation at the start of the season, as they have been for the previous three Premiership campaigns. As they’ve done since they returned to Scotland’s top flight in 2013, they’ve survived the drop to the Championship and even avoided the dreaded playoff scenario. The big difference this season, [Read more]

How Celtic made Six in a row their easiest yet!
By J Bleasdale |

FOOTBALL is often described as an unpredictable game. One thing that is predictable these days, however, is that Celtic are crowned Scottish Champions, such is the financial gap between them and the rest. On Sunday, the Hoops clinched their sixth consecutive Premiership title with a thumping 5-0 win against Hearts at Tynecastle, often a difficult [Read more]