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Leave our Kenny alone
By A Alexander |

There are several southern diddies posing as football writers and the headline which prompted this response came after Liverpool’s win against Blackburn. The quote read “Late Carroll goal spares Dalglish’s blushes” which looks like the usual ploy to create a headline as opposed to an accurate observation. If Carroll’s goal spared anyone’s blushes they were [Read more]

Scottish Football – a time for change?
By Guest Writer |

Dear Scottish Premier League, Scottish Football League and Scottish Football Association, The national side is doing alright, right? While I’m sure Craig Levein wouldn’t mind a bigger crop of young talent coming through. Or perhaps a squad quality like England or Spain’s. Does anyone have any real issues with the national set up and progress at [Read more]

The problems of handling racism in football
By A Alexander |

Racism in football is not only confined to black players. When I played in the army an opponent called me a Scottish B*****d, but there was no rushing to the referee or the officer in charge of our team to get the other lad in trouble officially. A short time later at an opportune moment [Read more]

Spite or justice? you decide
By A Alexander |

As an organisation the FA are well known for their belief in their self importance, so much so that they felt obliged in the interests of English football, rather than equity of punishment for infringements of the rules of on field behavour, to seek special treatment in a recent case. This is, of course, reference [Read more]

Diving, Cheating & Sufficient Contact
By L Dunsire |

Sone Aluko’s theatrical fall, one that ultimately resulted in Rangers taking a decisive two goal lead against Dunfermline last week, has dominated the back pages since. The former Aberdeen winger has now been punished for his actions, prompting heated debate among the Scottish football masses. While Aluko’s actions were undoubtedly deplorable, they are not uncommon, [Read more]

Time to stop getting shirty over celebrations
By L Dunsire |

As Rudi Skacel ended Hearts’ goal drought last month, firing a typically clinical finish past Inverness keeper Ryan Esson, something considerably more poignant was celebrated by the Czech midfielder. As he turned to receive the adulation from the Gorgie faithful he lifted his maroon jersey over his head, revealing a t-shirt underneath emblazoned with the [Read more]

Lies, Damn Lies & Statistics
By K Kujawa |

Anyone who has read my blogs or my forum posts will know that I love a good statistic. My head is full of them – I’m one of those people that can remember who scored a goal in an obscure match but can’t remember what he had for breakfast this morning. I even had [Read more]

Blogathon – The Day Has Arrived!
By L Dunsire |

At midday today Tom Hall, of the Scottish Football Blog, kicks off his 24-hour charity blogathon, in aid of Alzheimer Scotland and the Homeless World Cup. His plan is to write an article every hour, each at least 500 words in length. The subject matter for these articles is not yet decided, so if you’d like to [Read more]

12,000 words, 24 hours, 1 man – all for a worthy cause!
By L Dunsire |

This weekend, in the good name of charity, football blogger Tom Hall will put himself through a challenging 24 hours. Tom, who runs the popular website The Scottish Football Blog, appeared recently on the Scottish Football Forums Podcast, where he explained to us exactly what his 24-hour “Blogathon” entails. “On the 19th of November I’ll be [Read more]

Scottish Football On Life Support
By K Kujawa |

Scottish Football is all but dead, holding on by life support with little hope of ever waking again. That’s more or less the sad conclusion I’ve come to recently. Now, I freely admit it could be because my team – Celtic – aren’t having the best of seasons. But I’ve been there before. I grew [Read more]