SFF Podcasts

S10E34 Guest Special: Emma Hunter

Good John’s education into Women’s Football continues as he is joined by Aberdeen Women’s Co-Manager Emma Hunter. It was an unfortunate week for Emma to be on as the Dons Ladies went down to a 5-1 win to Partick Thistle, their first defeat and dropped points from the first seven games of SWPL2 this season. [Read more]

S10E33 Guest Special: Scots Abroad Podcast John Walker

In the latest of the Guest Specials, Good John is joined by Scots Abroad Podcast host and Rangers fan John Walker. John talks about how the concept of Scots Abroad Podcast came about and some of the guests he’s had on such as Fiona Brown, Rachel Corsie, Barry Smith and Graham Hunter. With Scotland qualifying [Read more]

Latest Blogs

Back on the Big Stage

“If someone offered me another 0-0 and penalty shootout victory then I would grab it with both hands right now.” Trust Scotland to make it even more dramatic than that. Despite Serbia being favourites for this game, it was Scotland who looked the more likely to win in regular time. Ryan Christie’s goal looked to [Read more]

What Scotland’s qualification means to me

TWENTY Two and a half years, 120 minutes and fecking penalties! Putting my own spin on Stewart Milne’s famous 2014 League Cup Final post-match interview was the only way I could summarise the emotions of last night as Scotland FINALLY ended their long wait for a place at a major international finals. As an Aberdeen [Read more]

Daring to Dream

Thursday night sees the biggest Scotland match since… well, last month’s match against Israel to be honest. October’s penalty shootout victory, where we showed other nations just how simple it is to win them by just scoring all of yours and saving one of theirs, set Scotland’s mens national team up with a playoff match [Read more]

Time for Under 21’s to end their barren run

THURSDAY 12 November 2020 is a significant night for the Scotland National Team as they face Serbia for a place at the delayed Euro 2020 Finals, and with it the chance to end a 22 year wait for a major finals appearance. Before Steve Clarke’s men take to the field in Belgrade, the Scotland Under [Read more]

Ebbe Skovdahl – the infectious Dane who lifted the gloom in the Granite City

LIFE was never dull at Aberdeen under Ebbe Skovdahl. The Dane became the Dons first, and so far only, foreign manager in the summer of 1999, and was entrusted with the unenviable task of restoring dented pride in the Granite City following two and a half years of alarming decline. During his three and a [Read more]

Scotland Women’s Euro 2021 Qualifiers Preview – Albania and Finland

LAST week, the Scotland men’s side took a step towards qualification for next years delayed European Championship Finals, now it’s the turn of the women’s team to do likewise. Shelley Kerr’s side resume their Euro 2021, delayed to 2022, qualifying campaign with a double header at home to Albania and away to Finland. Having won [Read more]

Championship, League One and Two – our predictions

SEVEN months since a ball was last kicked in the SPFL lower divisions, the beginning of the Championship, League One and League Two finally kicks off this Friday. It is an unusual time for these three leagues to kick off and with an unusual schedule having reduced to a 27-game season due to the impact [Read more]

Scotland v Israel Playoff Semi Final Preview

ALMOST ten months have passed since Scotland were drawn to play Israel in the Nations League C Section Semi Final, and with it a potential pathway to Euro 2020. In anticipation of the fixture scheduled for March 26, the Tartan Army quickly snapped up tickets to guarantee a first sell out crowd since the England [Read more]

Crowd focus must be on lower leagues when they return

DON’T expect crowds anytime soon is the clear message from the UK and Scottish Governments as the second wave of Coronavirus sweeps across Europe. With the number of new cases rising rapidly, the proposed date of 5 October for crowds at reduced numbers in Scotland to be fully introducedhas been shelved whilst Nicola Sturgeon put in measures to stop the [Read more]

Crowd pilot is step in right direction

MARCH 12 2020, Rangers fans depart from Ibrox Stadium after witnessing their side going down 3-1 to Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League last sixteen. Little did they realise at that point that they would be the last set of fans in Scotland to have attended a football match to date. The following day, football [Read more]