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World Cup draw opens up opportunities for Scotland
By J Bleasdale |

SCOTLAND might be preparing for their first major tournament in 23 years when they play in the delayed Euro 2020 Finals in June 2021, but the quest for the Qatar 2022 World Cup begins now. In last night’s Qualifying draw, the Scots learned that they will be up against Denmark, Austria, Israel, Faroe Islands and [Read more]

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What Scotland’s qualification means to me
By J Bleasdale |

TWENTY Two and a half years, 120 minutes and fecking penalties! Putting my own spin on Stewart Milne’s famous 2014 League Cup Final post-match interview was the only way I could summarise the emotions of last night as Scotland FINALLY ended their long wait for a place at a major international finals. As an Aberdeen [Read more]

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Time for Under 21’s to end their barren run
By J Bleasdale |

THURSDAY 12 November 2020 is a significant night for the Scotland National Team as they face Serbia for a place at the delayed Euro 2020 Finals, and with it the chance to end a 22 year wait for a major finals appearance. Before Steve Clarke’s men take to the field in Belgrade, the Scotland Under [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]

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]

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]

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For You Shelley The VAR Is Over
By K Kujawa |

I’ll be honest, until recently I’d never really watched women’s football with any degree of real interest or enthusiasm. For several years I’d made up my mind that the quality was okay but nothing I would rush to watch, particularly due to the fact that goalkeepers were dreadful. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned [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]

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]

Scotland Euro 2020 Preview
By J Bleasdale |

THE road to end 22 years of tournament famine begins in under seven days time for Scotland! When the European Championships get underway next June, that will be how long it’s been since we last kicked a ball in a major competition. Back then, fans were disappointed at going out of the France ’98 World [Read more]

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