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.

The League Cup Group Stage Review
By J Bleasdale |

EYEBROWS were raised when it was announced that the League Cup was to undergo a revamp for this season. Back came the group stages, a popular format in the 70’s, and that the final would be played in November, a welcome change to waiting three months between the Quarter Finals and Semi Finals, whilst there [Read more]

Posted in League Cup
And then there were two! Another mixed bag for Scottish clubs in Europe
By J Bleasdale |

THIS weeks report card of Scottish clubs in Europe once again produced mixed results in the Second Qualifying stages of the Champions League and Europa League respectively. Celtic and Aberdeen advanced as expected, with the Champions making amends for last weeks freak result by turning over Lincoln Red Imps 3-0 and the Dons producing a [Read more]

Time to put this wee nation excuse to bed
By J Bleasdale |

YOU would think that after 18 years that it’d get easier watching a major international tournament would be easier for Scotland fans, having grown so used to the idea of us not qualifying since the France ’98 World Cup. Over the years, however, the frustration of not seeing our country represented at the World Cup [Read more]

Posted in International
Why the fixture list is always exciting
By J Bleasdale |

So the fixtures for the new season are out and that time to look out for certain fixtures. No matter how much one half try to deny it, Celtic and Rangers fans will have pencilled in their diaries when the Old Firm matches take place, Hamilton fans will have eyed up when they face Lanarkshire [Read more]