Category Archives: Other

The Long Arm of the Law: What REALLY constitutes a handball infringement?
By L Dunsire |

On Saturday afternoon, at Carrow Road, Blackburn Rovers manager Steven Kean looked on in disbelief as two valuable points were snatched away from him and his side in injury time against hosts Norwich City. Rovers had been leading 3-2, moments before the full time whistle, when referee Anthony Taylor awarded a penalty kick against Kean’s [Read more]

Partick Thistle announce sponsorship deal with MacB
By C Adey |

Partick Thistle today announced a three year, six figure, sponsorship deal with the Scottish flavoured water brand, MacB, and I was lucky enough to be invited along to the press conference at Firhill Stadium. The day started off with the introduction of the sponsorship deal. “Football often gets a bad rap but Partick Thistle shows [Read more]

Is it time for more Scottish players to spread their wings?
By L Dunsire |

“I think playing in Scotland made me a better player,  they play more physical football, everyone is stronger. I have a Spanish style and I want to keep the ball. But I think maybe now I am a better player, more physical, and this is good for my future.” (Edinburgh Evening News) These are the [Read more]

Top five Scottish players of the year 2010-11
By C Adey |

I was recently asked to participate in a vote to determine the winner in STV’s Online Writers’ Scottish Player of the Year. The premise was simple, supply the top five Scottish players of this season. The following are my choices and the order in which they come. 1st – Kenny Miller I was not always [Read more]

Scottish Football Forums Partners With Award Winning Club
By N Redpath |

Scottish Football Forums is proud to announce a newly formed partnership with Fife community club, Glenrothes Strollers F.C., with the forum agreeing to a kit sponsorship deal for their girl’s Under 11’s team. The Fifers were recent award winners of the McDonald’s and The Sunday Mail’s Best Grassroots Community Club award, presented to them by [Read more]

Why should fans pay the penalty for administration
By A Alexander |

Congratulations go to the players of Dundee and the fans who stuck by them for overcoming a points penalty that was calculated to send the club into a lower division. Praise too for the fans of Stirling Albion who donated funds to the Dens Park club in it’s time of need despite the parlous league [Read more]

Dunfermline back where they belong
By M Spowart |

Over 4,000 Dunfermline supporters entered through the turnstiles of Morton’s Cappilowe stadium to witness their side seal promotion back into the Scottish Premier league. Goals from Steven McDougall and David Graham gave Dunfermline a win over Morton to secure the Division One title and a place in Scotland’s top flight. It’s been four years since [Read more]

Footballers and Twitter
By C Adey |

One of the benefits of Twitter – which is only five years old, yet it has over 200 million users – is that you can share your opinion with hundreds, even thousands, of followers, in as short a time as it takes to bash out 140 characters. With the multitude of Apps available for various [Read more]

Is this more convincing than simulation
By A Alexander |

There is a growing tendency amongst professional footballers to try to force a penalty from referees by running straight at an opponent in the box, before touching the ball past him and bouncing off him to go to ground , knowing full well that the opponent can not possibly get out of the way. There [Read more]

Paul McBride’s war of words with the SFA
By C Adey |

A review of the recent war of words between Paul McBride and the Scottish Football Association