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A Tribute to Walter Smith
By K Kujawa |

Scottish football once again finds itself in mourning. The very sad news of Walter Smith’s passing broke this morning to a great deal of shock. Those closest to him knew this was coming, but it doesn’t make it any easier and even at an age of 73 it seems all too young these days. Obviously, [Read more]

It Israeli an Occasion to Saviour
By J Bleasdale |

FOOTBALL, BLOODY HELL! The famous words of Sir Alex Ferguson spring to mind after being through yet another rollercoaster ride with the Scotland Men’s National Team. In the seventh meeting inside three years against Israel, all was not rosy going into the half time break. Two-one down and Lyndon Dykes having his penalty on the [Read more]

Grant Hanley – Scotland’s Defensive Rock
By Guest Writer |

Scott from @thefootyblognet offers up his thoughts on Grant Hanley… While we all cheered the Stephen O’Donnell redemption story, going from zero to hero after his superb display against England, Grant Hanley’s own triumphant Scotland story arc shouldn’t be forgotten. The centre-back’s international career now spans a decade, having made his senior debut against Wales [Read more]

Don’t Stay Home Too Much
By K Kujawa |

In 23 years, I don’t think I haven’t had a lump in my throat when I hear Del Amitri’s “Don’t Come Home Too Soon”. Actually I think it has probably got worse over the years when we haven’t even left home! Yes, I am an apologist when it comes to this song. I completely agree [Read more]

Saints fairytale is one of Scottish Football’s greatest achievements
By J Bleasdale |

THE odds for St Johnstone winning the Cup Double were double that of Leicester City winning the English Premier League in 2016. That is the scale on what the Perth side achieved following their Scottish Cup triumph against Hibs yesterday, which followed their League Cup success against Livingston in February, thus becoming only the fourth [Read more]

Cup Final U-Turn is appropriate ending to an awful season
By J Bleasdale |

THE Scottish Cup Final should be the perfect climax to the season. For Hibs and St Johnstone, who don’t get to win the trophy all too often, it should be a Final to look forward to. However, the occasion has turned sour before the game is kicked off as the Scottish Government went back on [Read more]

McInnes became a victim of his own success and change was necessary
By J Bleasdale |

EIGHT years ago, Derek McInnes walked into Pittodrie looking to rebuild his own reputation not just Aberdeen’s after his sacking by Bristol City a couple of months earlier. The timing of his arrival at the club was perfect as he was given five dead-rubber post-split fixtures to assess his squad. That final position of eighth [Read more]

Criticism of Saints and Gers fans celebrations example of bad world we want to escape from
By J Bleasdale |

THIS time last year was the last weekend of normality in Scottish Football. Normal in the sense that games were played in front of crowds at every stadium in the country at all levels, players got changed in dressing rooms across from each other and there were no issues over team buses. A week later, [Read more]

The final straw for Neil Doncaster, time to go
By J Bleasdale |

WHAT does Neil Doncaster have to do for SPFL clubs to vote for his removal as Chief Executive of the League? Over eleven years since he took up the post, then with the SPL before they and the SFL merged in 2013, Doncaster has presided over some of the most challenging times in Scottish Football, [Read more]

Dumbfries and Galloway – how George’s PR stunt could be costly for Queens
By J Bleasdale |

QUEEN of the South could not have had a worse start to the season. Sitting bottom of the table with just four points from nine games, all accrued against part time teams Alloa and Arbroath, and have the leakiest defence having conceded 25 goals, 14 of them in the last three games. The last thing [Read more]