Category Archives: Other

How long can Scottish football hold onto Ryan Gauld?
By C Adey |

12 months ago, a 17-year old Ryan Gauld was just coming to the end of a promising season as a Dundee United player. The midfielder made his full debut in April 2013, scoring in a 1-1 draw with St Johnstone and he finished the campaign with a reputation as one of the brightest young prospects [Read more]

Give Davie Moyes a break
By A Alexander |

Man United supporters need to take a good look at themselves especially those who have yet to learn to win with dignity and more importantly lose with grace. It was no coincidence that Fergie retired when he did as he knew only too well that there would need to be a rebirth of a new [Read more]

SPFL show support for road safety campaign
By C Adey |

The worlds of rugby, football and Formula One are joining together to urge drivers in Scotland to take care on country roads. With football and rugby teams at all levels travelling thousands of miles by road each year, fans are being encouraged to follow their teams safely by driving at an appropriate speed for the unpredictable conditions [Read more]

Ta Ta Wayne?
By A Alexander |

According to media reports Wayne Rooney is both angry and confused at his current treatment at the hands of Manchester United. Given that he was born confused the only piece of news concerns his feeling of anger or should that be frustration at failing to get his own way. Fans will recall the first time [Read more]

It is about time referees promptly punish the first offence
By A Alexander |

Luis Suarez is in trouble again and judging by the now expected over the top reactions from the English media you could be excused for believing that he had committed a serious crime. He shouldn’t have done it of course and no doubt the southern branch of the Ku Klux Klan aka the FA will [Read more]

Fernando Torres – A Wasted Talent.
By A Alexander |

Anyone who has any doubts about Torres’ ability as a top striker should log on to Youtube and watch the clip of his 81 goals for Liverpool. Discerning Chelsea fans may also pick up on why the club owner became keen on bringing him to the club because as the montage shows he scored against [Read more]

Fouls plus blethering commentators and pundits
By A Alexander |

I watched the Chelsea Man U game on Sunday and as a neutral believe that Chelsea were robbed as the winning goal should have been disallowed for a clear offside. Another injustice was the red card given to Torres for alleged simulation, or to give it it’s popular name, diving. As a player who could [Read more]

Terry, the FA and Chelsea.
By A Alexander |

Hats off to Chelsea but not the FA even though it did fine JT and give him a four match ban. Unlike the sympathetic magistrate who dismissed the case against Terry Chelsea’s actions have more or less confirmed that Terry had a case to answer. The fans understandably want to stand by their skipper and [Read more]

Has the FA backed itself into a corner?
By A Alexander |

The FA has rightly charged John Terry over the racist incident involving Anton Ferdinand, after the former England captain had been cleared following a similar action against him by the police. It would appear that there was insufficient proof beyond reasonable doubt that Terry had made the racist comments even although some other players supported [Read more]

Rough & Tough: Scottish 5 a Side to SPL
By Guest Writer |

Let’s be honest, Scotland currently has a reputation for, shall we say, ‘agricultural’ football. Tactics like playing nobody up front against the Czech Republic in a Euro 2012 qualifying match don’t help the ‘rough and tough’ defensive image, even if Spain subsequently showed 4-6-0 can be an effective attacking formation. But in truth Scotland simply [Read more]