SFF Podcasts

S11E17 No Longer Naive: African Football Special

In our latest episode, regulars John, Donald, Erin and Scott are joined by Ibrahim Mustapha who has recently launched his book ‘No Longer Naive’. The book is about African teams at the World Cup so we discuss what inspired him to write the book and some of our memories of teams playing at the World [Read more]

S11E16 SWNT World Cup Preview Special

There was a last minute change in host as regular guest special host John B had to call in sick. With none of the regular Podcast team available, Leading The Line Podcast host Chris Marshall kindly stepped into the hosts chair and was joined by regular SWPL commentator Stuart Mitchell. The guys discuss the excitement [Read more]

Latest Blogs

An All Too Familiar Story

Oh right, this is what it feels like. After 23 years, I’d almost forgotten. For those of you who only really follow the men’s game and don’t remember France 98, welcome to the club. This is how it used to feel being a Scotland fan. We’d qualify for a tournament, we’d go there with high [Read more]

Win or Bust

We’ve got our buzz back. Scotland went to Wembley on Friday evening and were the better team on the night. When you’re coming away from a game where you need to get a point, you get that point, and you’re actually disappointed you weren’t able to get all three then you know something has gone [Read more]

Grant Hanley – Scotland’s Defensive Rock

Scott from @thefootyblognet offers up his thoughts on Grant Hanley… While we all cheered the Stephen O’Donnell redemption story, going from zero to hero after his superb display against England, Grant Hanley’s own triumphant Scotland story arc shouldn’t be forgotten. The centre-back’s international career now spans a decade, having made his senior debut against Wales [Read more]

An Auld Story Before the Auld Enemy

It’s all gone a bit flat, hasn’t it? We waited 23 years to see Scotland in a major tournament again, and in the end it was like we had never been away. I don’t think I felt any different at the end of Monday’s game against the Czechs as I did at the end of [Read more]

This Is The Day

This is the day. Nine days short of twenty three years since Scotland last played at a major championship, Andy Robertson will lead eleven Scotsman out at Hampden Park to take on the Czech Republic at the European Championships. 2pm cannot come quick enough. I feel like I’ve been waiting for it since David Marshall [Read more]

Don’t Stay Home Too Much

In 23 years, I don’t think I haven’t had a lump in my throat when I hear Del Amitri’s “Don’t Come Home Too Soon”. Actually I think it has probably got worse over the years when we haven’t even left home! Yes, I am an apologist when it comes to this song. I completely agree [Read more]

Saints fairytale is one of Scottish Football’s greatest achievements

THE odds for St Johnstone winning the Cup Double were double that of Leicester City winning the English Premier League in 2016. That is the scale on what the Perth side achieved following their Scottish Cup triumph against Hibs yesterday, which followed their League Cup success against Livingston in February, thus becoming only the fourth [Read more]

Cup Final U-Turn is appropriate ending to an awful season

THE Scottish Cup Final should be the perfect climax to the season. For Hibs and St Johnstone, who don’t get to win the trophy all too often, it should be a Final to look forward to. However, the occasion has turned sour before the game is kicked off as the Scottish Government went back on [Read more]

A Tale of Two Saints

As we near the end of another Scottish football season, there are many narratives that can be written. A season behind closed doors, the demise of the dominant Celtic, a first league title at Ibrox in a decade, the return of the national team to the big stage after more than two decades, the usual [Read more]

Parkhead Has Fallen

For the first time since 2009/10, Celtic will finish the 2020/21 season without a single piece of silverware. Ordinarily, this would not raise too many eyebrows. After all, there are only three trophies on offer in any given season, and although these three trophies are more often than not divided up between the two large [Read more]