Tag Archives: Christophe Berra

Will the Scotland turnaround be complete or is it another false dawn?
By J Bleasdale |

TWELVE months ago, it looked like the Road to Russia was shut on Scotland. Two appalling results, a lucky home draw with Lithuania and a resounding 3-0 thumping in Slovakia, put the Scots World Cup Qualifying campaign in serious jeopardy and looked as though was going to push Manager Gordon Strachan out of a job. [Read more]

England v Scotland – Wembley Woes or Winners?
By J Bleasdale |

WHEN the World Cup Qualifying draw in St Petersburg last year threw together the Auld Enemy, the cheers could be heard loud and clear from Thurso to Gretna as Scotland fans got the game they wanted – their fiercest rivals in a competitive double header that could lead to the Worlds greatest sporting event. Over [Read more]

Two decades of pain coming to an end? Don’t count on it!!
By J Bleasdale |

  ANOTHER qualifying campaign is about to commence this weekend as Scotland seek their first major tournament appearance since 1998. Sunday’s match against Malta is the start of the long road to Russia, a controversial choice to host the World Cup in under two years time, as Gordon Strachan aims to end that long barren [Read more]

Diving, Cheating & Sufficient Contact
By L Dunsire |

Sone Aluko’s theatrical fall, one that ultimately resulted in Rangers taking a decisive two goal lead against Dunfermline last week, has dominated the back pages since. The former Aberdeen winger has now been punished for his actions, prompting heated debate among the Scottish football masses. While Aluko’s actions were undoubtedly deplorable, they are not uncommon, [Read more]

Scotland players in the English Premier League
By C Adey |

Scott Johnston discusses the Scotland players who are plying their trade in the English Premier League