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Why Ross would be mad to Jack it in at St Mirren right now
By J Bleasdale |

JACK Ross is one of the up and coming Managers in Scottish Football. Having initially started improving the fortunes in his nine month spell at Alloa, Ross has taken St Mirren from the bottom of the Championship in October 2016 to favourites for promotion to the Premiership inside the last fifteen months. Understandably, his name [Read more]

Liam Miller – what might have been!
By J Bleasdale |

YOUNG Footballers are often told to make the most of their careers, not take their fortunate position for granted and play as long as they can. Football, after all, is a short career where players will be lucky to play beyond fifteen years as a professional before they have to call it a day. In [Read more]

Throwback Thursday – Scottish Cup Last 16 Shocks
By J Bleasdale |

THE Fifth Round of the Scottish Cup takes place this weekend, with 16 clubs all vying for a place in the Quarter Finals. This stage, formerly the Fourth Round until 2008, has thrown up some surprising results over the years, and the underdogs this weekend will be holding onto hope that they come overcome the [Read more]

Scottish Cup Fifth Round Preview
By J Bleasdale |

SIXTEEN teams take to the stage this weekend looking to earn a place in the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Cup. Nine Premiership sides, four Championship teams and one representative from League One take up fourteen of the slots in this weekends ties, with the rarity of TWO non-League teams extending their unlikely Road to [Read more]

Regan took the Michael over O’Neill, now he must walk!
By J Bleasdale |

DUST had barely settled on Northern Ireland’s gut wrenching World Cup playoff defeat to Switzerland when the SFA made an approach to speak to their manager Michael O’Neill. Having taken a nation from 127th to 20th inside six years, to their first major Finals in thirty years and within touching distance of the World Cup, [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: The biggest Scottish Cup last 32 shocks
By J Bleasdale |

THE Fourth Round of the Scottish Cup commences this weekend with 32 teams battling it out to keep alive their dreams of lifting the famous old trophy. With the big guns entering the competition, minnows dream of causing an upset by knocking a Premiership side out the Cup. The managers at Fraserburgh, St Mirren, Inverness, [Read more]

Scottish Cup Fourth Round Preview
By J Bleasdale |

ONE of the most eagerly awaited dates in the Scottish Football is almost upon us as the Fourth Round of the Scottish Cup is ready commence, meaning the big guns enter the competition. It’s been nearly six months since the competition began with two preliminary rounds in August, and now 32 clubs are ready to [Read more]

SPFL: The Best of the Rest so far
By J Bleasdale |

TOP flight clubs may be on their mid-season winter break but there’s still a lot going on in Scottish Football to keep punters talking over the next two weeks. As the country’s top players jet off to recover ahead of a frantic finale to the season, it’s business as usual in the other three divisions [Read more]

Throwback Thursday – Classic League Cup Finals
By J Bleasdale |

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
By J Bleasdale |

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]