Category Archives: Premiership

The Rangers opportunity
By Guest Writer |

Let me be very clear from the outset here. I do not support Rangers nor do I support Celtic. Followers of my twitter feed will know only to well that I have no affiliations to either and support only one team wholeheartedly. What follows is my own personal and specific take on the biggest story [Read more]

The possible future for Scottish football after the administration of Rangers
By Guest Writer |

The future of Glasgow Rangers FC looks uncertain since they announced their administration on February 14th 2012. Until now, Rangers have been the most prolific team to play in the Scottish Premier League, winning the Scottish League Cup 27 times and with 54 league championships to their name (more than any other team in the [Read more]

The SPL: Defenders of the faith or lacking perspective?
By L Dunsire |

An SPL club struggling financially. A wealthy owner no longer backing them. Players unhappy over unpaid wages. Cutbacks desperately required. The very future of the club being called into question. Looking for a new buyer and fresh investment. Crippling debt. Sound familiar? This certainly could be Hearts that I’m referring to, and it could be [Read more]

A Message to you Rudi
By L Dunsire |

We seldom see such a perfect match in football between player and club as the one that exists between Rudi Skácel and Heart of Midlothian. He is the Romeo to our Juliet, the Lancelot to our Guinevere, the Harry to our Sally. OK, maybe that’s too far, it’s not THAT kind of love, well not [Read more]

12 months on at Pittodrie: McGhee vs Brown
By L Dunsire |

The start of December marked a full year since Aberdeen parted company with Mark McGhee, and ironically it also began with the same fixture that ended McGhee’s dismal reign as manager. So, 12 months on, has new Dons boss Craig Brown made significant improvement at Pittodrie? The obvious place to start is the game against [Read more]

Small Squad & Youth Focus: How will Romanov & Hearts restructure long term?
By L Dunsire |

Following a turbulent week down Gorgie way, Vladimir Romanov has hinted strongly at not only drastic cost cutting measures at Hearts, but also that he is open to the possibility of selling on at least some of his stake in the Tynecastle club. Little surprise really, especially in a struggling economy in which the Russian [Read more]

10 SPL Halloween Horror Shows
By L Dunsire |

Halloween is upon us once again, and the SPL provided some more gruesome encounters over the course of the weekend. Horrific refereeing at Tynecastle, coupled with a frighteningly toothless Hearts attack lead to Paulo Sergio, possessed with rage and injustice, being sent angrily to the stands. And if that wasn’t enough to turn your hair [Read more]

Houston, we have a problem. Or do we?
By N Redpath |

Is Houston’s time up at United, or is it another complete overreaction from fans and the media?

Club & Council Stadium Partnerships: Viable for Hearts in Edinburgh?
By L Dunsire |

The possibility of a partnership between Heart of Midlothian Football Club and Edinburgh Council is already dividing opinion in the capital. Many argue that public money should not be spent on financing a facility for a private business, but joint ventures between local authority and football club are not uncommon. No fewer than 20 partnerships [Read more]

Odds stacked against Jim Jefferies and Hearts in SPL opener
By L Dunsire |

On Saturday afternoon Ibrox stadium will host the traditional unfurling of the league championship flag, which marks the start of the new season – and the seventh occasion that Rangers have been involved in the event since the SPL began in 1998. Visitors to face the champions will be Jim Jefferies’ Hearts side, who themselves [Read more]