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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]

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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]

Scotland v England review
By J Bleasdale |

THERE are many words that could sum up the drama that unfolded at Hampden on Saturday. At the start, there was excitement as kick off approached in this Auld Enemy World Cup qualifier. Frustration at an inept first half performance where Scotland were fortunate to still be level. Hope when Leigh Griffiths’ first free kick [Read more]

S6E13 No Need For Tissues
By C Adey |

Joining Craig is regulars Hamish and John B (the Aberdeen fan). The lack of free pies, the national team’s default against England, Strachan and Lisa Snowdon all feature. Thanks once again to McBookie for helping us out with the charity bet each week. This week we try and play safe, but that’s almost always the [Read more]

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Strachan’s Softies sent home the think again as the Road to Russia gets set to close
By J Bleasdale |

THIS TIME – that was the battlecry from the SFA’s marketing department to promote the World Cup Qualifying campaign, a bid to end two decades of waiting since our last major tournament appearance. Well, “this time” is heading swiftly towards the same as every other time we’ve attempted to qualify for a major finals since [Read more]

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England v Scotland – Wembley Woes or Winners?
By J Bleasdale |

WHEN the World Cup Qualifying draw in St Petersburg last year threw together the Auld Enemy, the cheers could be heard loud and clear from Thurso to Gretna as Scotland fans got the game they wanted – their fiercest rivals in a competitive double header that could lead to the Worlds greatest sporting event. Over [Read more]

A double header that could make or break or World Cup hopes
By J Bleasdale |

INTERNATIONAL week is upon us again and players will be reporting to Scotland duty to prepare for a crucial period in their bid to qualify for the World Cup. Gordon Strachan’s men face a double header within a four day period, starting with Lithuania at Hampden on Saturday night before, arguably, the tougher challenge of [Read more]

Scotland’s absence shouldn’t detract (too much) from Euro 2016
By C Adey |

With a distinct lack of domestic football to keep us entertained over the next couple of months, interest will be largely centred on Euro 2016 over the coming weeks. Of course, despite some encouraging signs of progress under Gordon Strachan, qualification for Euro 2016 wasn’t to be for Scotland.  It’s not going to make viewing [Read more]

Scotland should take encouragement from their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign
By S Douglas |

Scotland should look back at their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a great sense of pride at what they managed to achieve, with the progression under Gordon Strachan boding well for the future of the national team. While narrowly missing out on qualification has provided no crumb of comfort for the Tartan Army who began [Read more]

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How has Deila turned things around?
By Guest Writer |

As the midway point of the Scottish Premiership campaign approaches, Celtic fans can now reflect on the first six months under the stewardship of 39-year-old Norwegian coach Ronny Delia. Former Strømsgodset manager Deila joined the Scottish champions in June following the departure of Neil Lennon who spent much of the last fourteen years at the [Read more]