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Scotland Women’s Euro 2021 Qualifiers Preview – Albania and Finland
By J Bleasdale |

LAST week, the Scotland men’s side took a step towards qualification for next years delayed European Championship Finals, now it’s the turn of the women’s team to do likewise. Shelley Kerr’s side resume their Euro 2021, delayed to 2022, qualifying campaign with a double header at home to Albania and away to Finland. Having won [Read more]

Championship, League One and Two – our predictions
By J Bleasdale |

SEVEN months since a ball was last kicked in the SPFL lower divisions, the beginning of the Championship, League One and League Two finally kicks off this Friday. It is an unusual time for these three leagues to kick off and with an unusual schedule having reduced to a 27-game season due to the impact [Read more]

Scotland v Israel Playoff Semi Final Preview
By J Bleasdale |

ALMOST ten months have passed since Scotland were drawn to play Israel in the Nations League C Section Semi Final, and with it a potential pathway to Euro 2020. In anticipation of the fixture scheduled for March 26, the Tartan Army quickly snapped up tickets to guarantee a first sell out crowd since the England [Read more]

Crowd pilot is step in right direction
By J Bleasdale |

MARCH 12 2020, Rangers fans depart from Ibrox Stadium after witnessing their side going down 3-1 to Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League last sixteen. Little did they realise at that point that they would be the last set of fans in Scotland to have attended a football match to date. The following day, football [Read more]

Scots hoping for Nations League momentum boost ahead of the playoffs
By J Bleasdale |

AFTER a ten month wait, international football is back this week, and Scotland will be keen to build on recent results ahead of the rearranged Euro 2020 playoff Semi Final in a months time. Little did we know when Scotland beat Kazakhstan back in November that would be the last international for quite some time. [Read more]

Challenges facing the SPFL over this seasons Challenge Cup
By J Bleasdale |

ORGANISING this seasons Scottish Football schedule has been a logistical nightmare for our governing bodies after the COVID-19 outbreak that curtailed our game for five months. So far, the SPFL and SFA have had to organise a full Premiership card, a reduced Championship to League Two schedule and the Scottish Cup campaign of LAST seasons [Read more]

Time for Positivity at Pittodrie after a few weeks of misery
By J Bleasdale |

ABERDEEN have not had much luck at the start of the season. A tepid opening day performance against Rangers was followed by the embarrassment of eight players breaking Scottish Government regulations on social distancing at a local bar, with two of them contracting Coronavirus. As a result, and of the stupidity of Boli Bolingoli giving [Read more]

Sturgeon announcement on crowds and playing football is a welcome boost
By J Bleasdale |

EVER since football was cancelled in Scotland back in March as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, it has been a frustrating time for everyone. Not just for players wanting to get back to playing and fans wanting to get back to watching their team again, but for everyone who enjoys playing the sport whether [Read more]

The Three Nines – Deila, Rodgers and Lennon’s Celtic
By K Kujawa |

Nine in a row. Throughout my entire life, and long before, it’s been something of note. At first it was talk of the past when a Celtic team managed by Jock Stein outstripped the six in a row achievements of one of his predecessors, Willie Maley. When I was moving through school it was the [Read more]

The Three Nines – Souness & Smith’s Rangers
By K Kujawa |

Nine in a row. Throughout my entire life, and long before, it’s been something of note. At first it was talk of the past when a Celtic team managed by Jock Stein outstripped the six in a row achievements of one of his predecessors, Willie Maley. When I was moving through school it was the [Read more]