Category Archives: Premiership

Archibald needs another Christmas miracle to halt Thistle’s slide
By J Bleasdale |

PARTICK Thistle go into a busy festive schedule rooted to the bottom of the Scottish Premiership, four points adrift of Ross County and Dundee with a game in hand to come against Celtic at Parkhead. It’s a similar tale to twelve months ago when the Jags were bottom of the table, and they had a [Read more]

McInnes stays, now he must refocus and galvanise Aberdeen again
By J Bleasdale |

SIX weeks of mayhem and speculation that Derek McInnes would jump ship and join Rangers is over as he has, at last, confirmed that he is staying at Aberdeen, despite a formal approach from his boyhood team. Aberdeen confirmed in a statement, including quotes from the manager himself, that McInnes and his assistant Tony Docherty [Read more]

Time the media accepted McInnes is HAPPY at Aberdeen
By J Bleasdale |

EVER since Rangers sacked Pedro Caixinha following a disastrous six months in the Ibrox hot seat, large sections of the Scottish media have went into overdrive in trying to get Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes to replace the Portuguese flop. For four weeks, we’ve had to endure endless assurances that McInnes, a former Rangers player and [Read more]

Record seeking Celtic return to the scene of the last domestic crime
By J Bleasdale |

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
By J Bleasdale |

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
By J Bleasdale |

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]

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]