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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]

The Three Nines – Stein’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]

Scottish Football scheduling poses congestion concerns
By J Bleasdale |

AFTER almost five months since a competitive game took place in Scotland, the waiting is nearly over with the big kick off in the Premiership twelve days away. Although, for the time being, games will be played behind closed doors, it will be a relief for the players at least to get back to their [Read more]

Hearts and Partick charge is right but timing is abysmal from SFA
By J Bleasdale |

ANOTHER day, another twist in the end of season row, another statement. Yep, this is the new norm in Scottish Football! Yesterday, the SFA decided to serve a notice of complaint to Hearts and Partick Thistle for breaching Rule 78 where no club can take a matter to court without going through their Arbitration process [Read more]

Crowds at games should start from the bottom
By J Bleasdale |

THE number of new cases and deaths from Coronavirus are falling and more restrictions are being eased by the Scottish Government. After months being stuck indoors and not going for exercise further than the local park, it’s music to everyone’s ears that they can go to other households again as well as go to the [Read more]

The right call needed to halt The Bairns slide
By J Bleasdale |

TOWARDS the end of the naughties, Falkirk Football Club were an SPL (now Premiership) side. They had also just reached the Scottish Cup Final and had played their first, and to date only, match in Europe. As we get ready to go into the 2020’s, the club sit Fourth in League One and are looking [Read more]

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]