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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]

World Cup draw opens up opportunities for Scotland
By J Bleasdale |

SCOTLAND might be preparing for their first major tournament in 23 years when they play in the delayed Euro 2020 Finals in June 2021, but the quest for the Qatar 2022 World Cup begins now. In last night’s Qualifying draw, the Scots learned that they will be up against Denmark, Austria, Israel, Faroe Islands and [Read more]

Three games, one familiar theme as Scots Women’s Euro hopes crash
By J Bleasdale |

AFTER qualification for Euro 2017 and World Cup 2019, the Scotland Women’s National Team was on the rise and capturing the hearts of the nation. We all felt for them that night at the Parc des Princes when they let a three-goal lead slip against Argentina, which led to their World Cup exit in controversial [Read more]