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Scotland v San Marino – previous Hampden meetings
By J Bleasdale |

THE Road to Euro 2020 through the conventional route might be closing for Scotland, but Sunday’s visit of San Marino represents an opportunity to build confidence ahead of the Nations League Playoffs in March, and their second chance of ending a 22 year wait for a major Finals appearance. It’s the fourth time the minnows [Read more]

Scotland v Russia Review
By J Bleasdale |

LAST night was Scotland’s last chance of clawing back any chance of qualifying for Euro 2020 through the conventional route. Having suffered the calamity of Kazakhstan, we needed three points against Russia to be in the running for a top two position in Group I. After a bright beginning when John McGinn netted eleven minutes [Read more]

Scotland – Women’s World Cup Preview
By J Bleasdale |

WITH the domestic season over, attentions turn to the International scene this week as Steve Clarke takes charge of his first two matches as Scotland Manager against Cyprus and Belgium. However, the crucial Euro 2020 double header is likely to be overshadowed by their female counterparts, who are taking part in their first ever World [Read more]

Clarke was a shoe in for the Scotland job, can he prove he’s the perfect fit?
By J Bleasdale |

WHEN Alex McLeish was removed from his post as Scotland manager last month, it was a certainty that his successor was going to be a Scot. After the reign of Berti Vogts, the thought of another foreign manager was never going to be accepted by a short sighted SFA and media. That approach meant that [Read more]

S8E41 Easter Ecksit
By K Kujawa |

The two John’s are on this week, joined by special guest Iain Emerson who is editor of the Tartan Army magazine. The podcast leads with Iain giving us an insight to what is included in the magazine. He informs us it’s for the fans by the fans. If you have any articles you want included [Read more]

Scottish Cup Semi Final Preview 2019
By J Bleasdale |

THE penultimate stage of this years William Hill Scottish Cup is just days away, with four sides hoping this weekend isn’t their last trip to Hampden. Fans of Hearts, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Aberdeen and Celtic will descend on the south side of Glasgow confident that their side will reach the Final on 25 May. There’s [Read more]

Time for Maxwell and Co to act before it’s too late
By J Bleasdale |

ALEX McLeish was a hero of mine when I started following football. He’d captained Aberdeen to Scottish Cup glory in 1990 and was one of the few Scotland players who came away from Italia ’90 with plaudits having performed well during that summers World Cup. For a while, he was doing pretty well as a [Read more]

Who will win the Scottish Cup 2019?
By SSimpson |

As the dust settles on what were some extraordinary quarter finals, Scottish football fans can take a few weeks to regroup, gather their thoughts and look ahead to the semi finals of the Scottish Cup. Rangers are gone, and so by all rights, the answer to the question above should be a simple one. Celtic [Read more]

Back to the future for Celtic as Lennon returns with much to prove
By J Bleasdale |

FOUR weeks ago, Neil Lennon left Hibernian under something of a cloud. An alarming dip in form saw the Hibees in eighth place and rumoured unrest with players and the board led to him leaving Easter Road after two and a half years at the helm. If anyone had told him then that he’d be [Read more]

Betfred Cup Final 2018/19 Preview – Aberdeen v Celtic
By J Bleasdale |

FOR the second time in three seasons, Scotland’s top two for the past four years will battle it out for the first major trophy of the season. Aberdeen and Celtic go head to head in Sunday’s Betfred League Cup Final at Hampden in a repeat of the 2016 showpiece. It was the Bhoys who triumphed [Read more]