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.

Scotland Euro 2020 Preview
By J Bleasdale |

THE road to end 22 years of tournament famine begins in under seven days time for Scotland! When the European Championships get underway next June, that will be how long it’s been since we last kicked a ball in a major competition. Back then, fans were disappointed at going out of the France ’98 World [Read more]

Posted in Articles, International
Time for the clubs and authorities to step up to the idiots trying to ruin our game!
By J Bleasdale |

CAN you imagine what Celtic Park, Ibrox, Tynecastle and Easter Road would look like with 20 foot plus netting in front of all four stands? It would look ridiculous wouldn’t it on a matchday and pictures of fans are obscured by stitched up squares going up and down in front of them. It’d look even [Read more]

Posted in SFF
Back to the future for Celtic as Lennon returns with much to prove
By J Bleasdale |

FOUR weeks ago, Neil Lennon left Hibernian under something of a cloud. An alarming dip in form saw the Hibees in eighth place and rumoured unrest with players and the board led to him leaving Easter Road after two and a half years at the helm. If anyone had told him then that he’d be [Read more]

Posted in Uncategorized
Can Jones put his future aside to help his current team to victory on Wednesday?
By J Bleasdale |

JORDAN Jones has been one of the bright lights at Kilmarnock over the past two and a half years since he arrived at Rugby Park following his release from Middlesbrough. The winger was the main bright spark during a mediocre spell for the club under Lee Clark then Lee McCulloch, before excelling further under Steve Clarke’s [Read more]

Posted in Premiership
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]

Posted in Uncategorized
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