J Bleasdale

I am a football fan with a passion for writing, briefly studied journalism before other priorities got in the way. Enjoy blogging as its my way of expressing my thoughts on Scottish Football. Even though I'm an Aberdeen fan primarily, I'm happy to express my impartial views on other clubs.

Scottish Cup 4th Round Preview
By J Bleasdale |

ONE of the most eagerly awaited weekends in Scottish Football is just days away with the Fourth Round of the Scottish Cup taking place. Of course, this means the entry of the Premiership clubs (along with Championship sides Ross County, Partick Thistle, Dundee United and Dunfermline) into the competition as the Road To Hampden really [Read more]

Posted in Articles, Scottish Cup
Scottish Football Review 2018
By J Bleasdale |

SCOTTISH Football has had an eventful calendar year. It started with egg on the face for Stewart Regan delivered by Michael O’Neill, followed swiftly by a P45 from the SFA board, and ended with poo on the pitch at Spartans, followed by a swift denial by Gary Lineker that he repeated his Italia ’90 incident. [Read more]

Posted in SFF
Old Firm hoping that Thursday is a Throwback to greater European nights
By J Bleasdale |

FOR many years, supporters of Celtic and Rangers have reminisced over the great European nights in their respective clubs history. From Celtic’s European Cup success in 1967, through Rangers European Cup Winners Cup triumph in 1972, to the two contesting the UEFA Cup Final in the noughties, there have been a lot for the Old [Read more]

Posted in Europa League
Betfred Cup Final 2018/19 Preview – Aberdeen v Celtic
By J Bleasdale |

FOR the second time in three seasons, Scotland’s top two for the past four years will battle it out for the first major trophy of the season. Aberdeen and Celtic go head to head in Sunday’s Betfred League Cup Final at Hampden in a repeat of the 2016 showpiece. It was the Bhoys who triumphed [Read more]

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Isreality sets in for Scots in Haifa
By J Bleasdale |

WHEN the UEFA Nations League was created, all the talk was that it would make things easier for Scotland to qualify for the European Championships. When we were drawn in Group One of the League C pot with Albania and Israel, for once we were given a very kind draw. Yet again, the National team [Read more]

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Griffiths National excuse masks issues that need resolving
By J Bleasdale |

WHAT is it with Scotland strikers and declaring an end to National Service, all because they fell out with the manager? Mo Johnston, Duncan Ferguson, Kris Boyd and Steven Fletcher all called time on their International careers for various reasons, and sometimes temporarily, when they were at the peak of their game. Now Leigh Griffiths [Read more]

Posted in International
This weekends footy tips
By J Bleasdale |

THE football season is almost two months old and most sides are beginning to find their rhythm to set themselves for a solid campaign, whilst others are still searching for that winning formula. With that in mind, now is as good a time as any for fans to have a flutter. Check out football tips [Read more]

Posted in Betting
Semi Final Farce sums up the incompetence of Scottish Football’s Governing Bodies
By J Bleasdale |

THE Betfred Cup Semi Final draw threw together two mouthwatering ties between four of Scotland’s biggest clubs. A rejuvenated Hearts were paired with Brendan Rodgers all conquering Celtic side whilst Aberdeen were drawn to face Rangers. The prospect of two of the biggest rivalries outside of the Old Firm and Edinburgh Derbies in the last [Read more]

Posted in League Cup
Podcast team Predictions – Season 2018/19
By J Bleasdale |

John B Premiership winners: Celtic Premiership runners up: Hibs Top six: Rangers, Aberdeen, Kilmarnock, Hearts Relegated: Livingston Playoff: Dundee Championship winners: Partick Thistle Playoff (2nd-4th): Inverness, Dunfermline, Dundee United Relegated: Alloa Playoff (9th): Morton League One winners: Raith Rovers Playoff (2nd-4th): Dumbarton, Brechin, East Fife Relegated: Stenhousemuir Playoff (9th): Stranraer League Two winners: Clyde Playoff [Read more]

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World Cup Throwback – France 98: When the Scots took centre stage!
By J Bleasdale |

TWO long decades have passed since Scotland’s last appearance at any major tournament, and the pain at missing out doesn’t ease any. Five European Championships and five World Cups have passed us by as campaign after campaign ebbed away into failure. Instead of getting ready to face the World’s best, we’ve become the warm up [Read more]

Posted in World Cup 2018