Category Archives: Europa League

Is This a Golden Age for Scottish Football?
By Guest Writer |

For too long doom and gloom surrounded the Scottish game. Our men’s national team couldn’t get anywhere near a major international tournament, our clubs struggled to make any sort of impact in Europe, we couldn’t produce elite talent and our clubs just treated supporters like customers instead of stakeholders. Yet things have started to change [Read more]

Why Glasgow Two’s Europa League performances are a boost for Scottish Football
By J Bleasdale |

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]

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]

Celtic’s lack of investment could prove costly in Europe
By J Bleasdale |

LAST week, Celtic posted record profits of £71 million for the last financial year, leaving them with a bank balance of more than £30 million. Those results emphasises the gulf between them and the rest on the domestic scene. Those results also show that the club have got the cash to bring in better quality [Read more]

How recent history can inspire Aberdeen in Bosnia
By J Bleasdale |

THURSDAY’S Europa League Second Qualifying Round first leg against Siroki Brijeg did not go according to plan for Aberdeen. A crowd of 17,067 turned up at Pittodrie hoping for a home victory to take in Bosnia, but left disappointed by a 1-1 score line that puts the tie firmly in the balance. The result means [Read more]

Euro flop knocks Pedro’s Rangers Cycle off track
By J Bleasdale |

EVERY year, we hear the “as low as it gets” line whenever a Scottish team loses in European competition. Last season, it was Hearts for going out to a team from Malta, the year before it was St Johnstone on the back of losing to a team from Armenia. However, Rangers shock exit to the [Read more]

Time for Scottish Clubs to deliver again on the continental stage
By J Bleasdale |

SEASON 2007/08 was a campaign where Scottish Football showed signs of progress. Both the Old Firm were in the Champions League, Aberdeen went into the Group Stages of the UEFA Cup (since renamed the Europa League), Celtic defeated defending Champions AC Milan en route to the last 16 of the Champions League, Rangers dropped into [Read more]

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]

Europa League preview: Celtic v Inter Milan
By C Adey |

It’s a game which is certain to evoke memories of the 1967 European Cup final when Celtic take on Inter Milan in the last 32 of the Europa League. The famous Lisbon Lions became the first British club to win the European Cup when second-half goals from Tommy Gemmell and Stevie Chalmers earned Jock Stein’s [Read more]

Do UEFA Care About Football?
By L Dunsire |

“We care about football” A bold statement indeed, and one that you will often find connected to UEFA. But how much do they REALLY care about football? Many will argue that it is, in fact, money that UEFA care most about it. It wouldn’t really be a surprise, but while they chase the seemingly endless [Read more]