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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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Isreality sets in for Scots in Haifa
By J Bleasdale |

WHEN the UEFA Nations League was created, all the talk was that it would make things easier for Scotland to qualify for the European Championships. When we were drawn in Group One of the League C pot with Albania and Israel, for once we were given a very kind draw. Yet again, the National team [Read more]

Griffiths National excuse masks issues that need resolving
By J Bleasdale |

WHAT is it with Scotland strikers and declaring an end to National Service, all because they fell out with the manager? Mo Johnston, Duncan Ferguson, Kris Boyd and Steven Fletcher all called time on their International careers for various reasons, and sometimes temporarily, when they were at the peak of their game. Now Leigh Griffiths [Read more]

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Regan took the Michael over O’Neill, now he must walk!
By J Bleasdale |

DUST had barely settled on Northern Ireland’s gut wrenching World Cup playoff defeat to Switzerland when the SFA made an approach to speak to their manager Michael O’Neill. Having taken a nation from 127th to 20th inside six years, to their first major Finals in thirty years and within touching distance of the World Cup, [Read more]

Why Regan should O’Neill down and beg for Michael!
By J Bleasdale |

NORTHERN Ireland’s playoff defeat to Switzerland last weekend was heartbreaking for two reasons. There’s the obvious in that their long wait to qualify for a World Cup gets extended to 32 years, and harder to take given that they missed out to a disputed penalty over the two legs. More worryingly for the Northern Irish [Read more]

Is Ryan Gauld ready to step up?
By Guest Writer |

It turns out Scottish football couldn’t hold on to ‘Baby Messi’ for long. Ryan Gauld was snapped up by Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon for £3 million in July and with a release clause of €60 million in his contract it is clear he is held in the highest regard by his new club. Sporting have [Read more]