SFF Podcasts

S9E39 The Jamie Winter Interview

The two John’s are joined by another special guest as ex Aberdeen, Chesterfield and Montrose player Jamie Winter is on. Jamie talks us through how he got involved as a Back Onside ambassador and the importance of the work they do. Unfortunately we’ve had to cancel our charity game which was due to take place [Read more]

S9E38 Toilet Roll Shutdown

It’s the regular trio on this week and they are lucky enough to be joined by Callum of the Football CFB podcast. In the current situation there isn’t much football to chat about in terms of action on the pitch. We speculate about what may happen. Will the season end as it stands? Will it [Read more]

Latest Blogs

What the Back Onside match means to me – Good John

UNDERSTANDING Mental Health is a big education. Over a decade ago, I hadn’t a clue. When Paul McGrillen committed suicide in 2009, my reaction was “why” and thought it was selfish. It was similar over two years later when Gary Speed took his own life, why would a guy who had a dream job, a [Read more]

Football Aid 2020 – Your chance to play at Tynecastle!

How would you like to ‘Live The Dream’ at Tynecastle and take part in a truly memorable 90 minute match on the hallowed turf? Well now’s your chance as Big Hearts and Heart of Midlothian FC have once again teamed up with Football Aid – https://www.footballaid.com – to provide fans with the unique opportunity to [Read more]

Football Aid 2020 – Your chance to play at Paradise!

How would you like to ‘Live The Dream’ at Celtic Park and take part in a truly memorable 90 minute match on the hallowed turf? Well now’s your chance as Celtic FC have once again teamed up with Football Aid – https://www.footballaid.com – to provide fans with the unique opportunity to create their own piece [Read more]

James Tavernier’s Leadership Qualities have Been Tarnished as Gary Caldwell Raises Questions

The Ibrox defender looks to have been criticised because of his role in the Ranger’s Betfred Final. The team lost and Caldwell hasn’t held back this time. Gary Caldwell has dismissed James Tavernier’s qualities as a leader, and he has also insisted that the Ranger’s star isn’t actually suited to being a captain. Patrick Thistle, [Read more]

Should Scottish Football Implement VAR?

Since the VAR was first implemented in the Premier League, a widespread debate has risen in different sports circles following multiple controversial incidents this season. That makes many Scottish football fans wonder whether it would be wise to welcome the technology in Scotland following a contentious kick off south of the border. Implemented in the [Read more]

The right call needed to halt The Bairns slide

TOWARDS the end of the naughties, Falkirk Football Club were an SPL (now Premiership) side. They had also just reached the Scottish Cup Final and had played their first, and to date only, match in Europe. As we get ready to go into the 2020’s, the club sit Fourth in League One and are looking [Read more]

Why Glasgow Two’s Europa League performances are a boost for Scottish Football

SCOTTISH Football has taken a battering over the years on the Continental Stage. Time after time, most of our sides have been going out of Europe before the summer has ended, whilst Celtic have had mixed fortunes in both failing to qualify for the Champions League and suffered some hammerings off some of Europe’s best [Read more]

Anne finally Budges over Levein

WHEN the odds for the Premiership sack race for season 2019/20 went up at the start of the season, very few would’ve predicted that Craig Levein would be the first managerial casualty in the top flight. A board member, the a Director of Football and a strong relationship with owner and Chief Executive Anne Budge, [Read more]

Scotland v San Marino – previous Hampden meetings

THE Road to Euro 2020 through the conventional route might be closing for Scotland, but Sunday’s visit of San Marino represents an opportunity to build confidence ahead of the Nations League Playoffs in March, and their second chance of ending a 22 year wait for a major Finals appearance. It’s the fourth time the minnows [Read more]

Fernando Ricksen – the divider who united rivals in his illness battle

FERNANDO Ricksen the player divided many. Loved by Rangers fans, disliked by rival fans, an editors dream for newspapers such was his character on and off the pitch. Fernando Ricksen the fighter of Motor Neurone Disease united the footballing world. Diagnosed in 2013 and given 18 months to live, he fought bravely against the disease, [Read more]