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Podcast 5 – SPL and Europa League banter
By C Adey |

This weeks show involves Craig and Laurie, who has a slightly croaky voice after several renditions of “There’s only one Jocky Scott” from the night before. We review the weekends SPL games, as well as looking forward to next weekends games and also give our predictions for Rangers, Celtic and Hearts Europa League games on [Read more]

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How the Europa League could affect Scotland’s European coefficient
By P Band |

As our three representitives left in Europe gear up for a place in the Europa League group stage, we have a look at what progress will do for Scottish football compared to the rest of Europe. In the last five years our coefficients have been as follows (correct to two decimal places) 2007/2008 = 10.25 [Read more]

Podcast #3 – Supporting your rivals in Europe and the World Cup draw
By C Adey |

SFF regular presenters Craig and Laurie are joined on this weeks podcast by a regular writer for SFF, Marc. In this weeks podcast we will take a look at the SPL games past, as well as look forward to this weekends upcoming games. With both Hearts and Rangers playing in Europe this week, we felt [Read more]

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Away goal could be crucial for Hearts against Paksi
By L Dunsire |

Jim Jefferies will take charge of his first European match as Hearts manager for over a decade tonight in Hungary, and will be quietly confident of his side’s chances in their Europa League qualifying tie against Paksi SE. The Tynecastle boss was last in charge of the Edinburgh side in continental competition in September 2000, in [Read more]

Odds stacked against Jim Jefferies and Hearts in SPL opener
By L Dunsire |

On Saturday afternoon Ibrox stadium will host the traditional unfurling of the league championship flag, which marks the start of the new season – and the seventh occasion that Rangers have been involved in the event since the SPL began in 1998. Visitors to face the champions will be Jim Jefferies’ Hearts side, who themselves [Read more]

Hearts face either Paksi or Tromsø in Europa League
By L Dunsire |

Hearts today learned that they will face one of two sides in the Europa League Qualifying Third Round. The draw, in which the Edinburgh club were seeded, paired them with either Paksi SE of Hungary or Tromsø IL of Norway. The two clubs met this week in the first leg of their 2nd round tie, with [Read more]

The Hidden Gems of the Scottish League
By L Dunsire |

For many years the SPL clubs overspent, and an influx of highly paid foreigners left our game in a terrible state. From Rangers breaking the Scottish transfer record to sign Tore Andre Flo, to Hibernian spending the best part of one million pounds on Ulises de la Cruz, for a time our clubs were spending [Read more]