Category Archives: Championship, League One and Two

Premiership Playoff Preview
By J Bleasdale |

ONE Hundred and Eighty minutes to go before the SPFL season checks out for the summer, two sides looking for the bullseye of Premiership football for 2018/19. For the fans of Livingston and Partick Thistle, it promises to be two legs full of excitement, nerves and passion that comes with the Premiership Playoff Final. They’ll [Read more]

League Two Playoff Preview
By C Adey |

FOUR years ago, the newly formed SPFL, a merger between the SFL and SPL the previous year, introduced a pathway for non-League clubs into the senior league setup. The introduction of a playoff between the best side outwith the SPFL and the bottom club in League Two was seen as a step in the right [Read more]

Thrilling climax in store for Leagues One and Two
By J Bleasdale |

THIRTY Five games down, just one to go! There is much to play for at both ends of the League One table this weekend, whilst League Two also has much to play for in the race to get out of the bottom tier of the SPFL setup. League One has, arguably, had the most intriguing [Read more]

Montrose v Peterhead Preview
By J Bleasdale |

LAST weekend, the Premiership title challenge effectively ended as Celtic moved nine points clear of Rangers with a game in hand thanks to a 3-2 win at Ibrox. This Saturday, another two title rivals go head to head in Scottish football – this time in League Two as North East rivals Montrose and Peterhead go [Read more]

Why Ross would be mad to Jack it in at St Mirren right now
By J Bleasdale |

JACK Ross is one of the up and coming Managers in Scottish Football. Having initially started improving the fortunes in his nine month spell at Alloa, Ross has taken St Mirren from the bottom of the Championship in October 2016 to favourites for promotion to the Premiership inside the last fifteen months. Understandably, his name [Read more]

No Ray of hope for McKinnon?
By J Bleasdale |

DUNDEE UNITED began the season as firm favourites for promotion from the Championship. The biggest club and the biggest budget in Scotland’s second tier, the aim is simple for The Terrors in that they end a two year absence from the Premiership. Ten games into the season, things are not going according to plan! United [Read more]

Houston’s Crash-landing and Robbo’s unhappy return – desperate times for Championship Pair!
By J Bleasdale |

BEFORE a ball was kicked in the Scottish Football season, Falkirk and Inverness Caledonian Thistle were touted as two of the four main contenders for promotion to the top flight along with St Mirren and pre-season favourites Dundee United. The Bairns had been knocking on the door of a Premiership return for the first time [Read more]

From Paris to Palmerston: the rise and fall of James McFadden
By J Bleasdale |

  JAMES McFadden was a modern day icon amongst the Tartan Army during the 2000’s. After bursting onto the scene as a teenager straight into the International setup under Berti Vogts, McFadden had a talent that no other Scottish player showed at that time. He had a swagger, a wand of a left foot, the [Read more]

Scottish Football Review of 2016
By J Bleasdale |

ANOTHER calendar year is almost at an end and it’s that time of year where people look back over the last twelve months – and Scottish Football is no different. The year started with the threat of a title challenge from Aberdeen after they defeated Celtic to close the gap at the top of the [Read more]

Why St Mirren’s appointment of Jack Ross is high risk for both parties
By C Adey |

LAST month, I wrote a blog about the fall of St Mirren since the high of their League Cup success to a potential battle against relegation to Scotland’s Third Tier unless results dramatically picked up. Three days later, they sacked Alex Rae! The former Rangers midfielder was dismissed after just 9 months into the job [Read more]