Category Archives: Premiership

Old Firm Title Showdown makes SPFL even more Amateurish
By J Bleasdale |

TWO weeks ago, the SPFL created a farce by dithering over the release of the post-split Premiership fixtures. The scenario of Celtic clinching their inevitable seventh title in a row against arch-rivals Rangers was the excuse used by the people who run our game as the reason to delay revealing the last five rounds of [Read more]

Celtic hero Stiliyan Petrov says Rangers aren’t one of the biggest Scottish football clubs anymore
By S Woods |

In a recent statement of press, the Celtic hero Stiliyan Petrov said that Rangers cannot be considered one of the biggest Scottish football clubs anymore, especially after their humiliating defeat against Celtic. The Brendan Rodgers’s side gave a nice thrashing to the Rangers in the Scottish FA Cup semi-final with a score line of 4-0. [Read more]

Which of Lambie’s old clubs will rip up the form book on road to survival?
By J Bleasdale |

JOHN Lambie was one of the great characters of Scottish Football! His passing last week brought back many memories the man from Whitburn created in his time as a manager. His ability to get the best out of unfashionable players at unfashionable clubs with his unique methods are legendary in the game, and you always [Read more]

Aberdeen change required
By J. Brownlie |

In the season of 2016/17, Aberdeen were the bridesmaids to Celtic as they finished second in the League and finished runners up in both domestic cups. It was a season that promised so much but saw the team fall short when it came to winningthe big prizes. The summer saw a mini overhaul of the [Read more]

Time for an end to the annual Split farce
By J Bleasdale |

WHEN the top flight clubs announced a 12 team league back in 2000, they done so with an innovative move to split the table in half after they played each other three times. After that, the top six sides would come up against each other another once and likewise the bottom six, promising a frantic [Read more]

Is Clarke a shoe-in for Manager of the Year?
By J Bleasdale |

THE nominations for Manager of the Year are only weeks away and many column inches in the media will be spent arguing which boss deserves the accolade of Top Dog in season 2017/18. Naturally, Brendan Rodgers will be favourite to land a second successive gong as he leads Celtic to seven titles in a row [Read more]

McCannt believe Neil gets an easy media ride
By J Bleasdale |

MOST managers who have a team hovering just above the relegation zone, constantly slate their players in public and disgrace themselves by having a go at individuals in the opposition dugout would be hammered by journalists and pundits up and down the country. Neil McCann is an exception to the rule. Having overseen the clubs [Read more]

The Scottish Premiership Mid-Season Review
By J Bleasdale |

SCOTLAND’S top flight clubs have reached the midway point of their season, with all but four clubs (the St Johnstone v Motherwell and Hamilton v Kilmarnock fixtures are to be rearranged) having played each other twice in their 22 games this season. As the players dust themselves down over the two week January shutdown before [Read more]

Archibald needs another Christmas miracle to halt Thistle’s slide
By J Bleasdale |

PARTICK Thistle go into a busy festive schedule rooted to the bottom of the Scottish Premiership, four points adrift of Ross County and Dundee with a game in hand to come against Celtic at Parkhead. It’s a similar tale to twelve months ago when the Jags were bottom of the table, and they had a [Read more]

McInnes stays, now he must refocus and galvanise Aberdeen again
By J Bleasdale |

SIX weeks of mayhem and speculation that Derek McInnes would jump ship and join Rangers is over as he has, at last, confirmed that he is staying at Aberdeen, despite a formal approach from his boyhood team. Aberdeen confirmed in a statement, including quotes from the manager himself, that McInnes and his assistant Tony Docherty [Read more]