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What Neil McCann needs to kickstart stagnant Dundee

After performing the sort of U-turn usually reserved for British politicians, Neil McCann is currently in the midst of his first full week as Dundee boss. Following an underwhelming season at Dens we take a look at what the former… Continue Reading →

Stretching a shoestring: does Stevie Aitken deserve a shot at a full-time club?

After another season of managerial musical chairs, both Dundee and Inverness were the clubs left standing after the music stopped. Dundee have opted to take a chance on Neil McCann, after unsuccessfully courting Jack Ross. One man linked, but rarely… Continue Reading →

Is this as good as it gets for McInnes and Aberdeen?

In a season in which Celtic’s “Invincibles” have swept all before them, many feared that Saturday’s Scottish Cup would only serve to highlight an unflatteringly massive gap between Scotland’s first and second best teams. As it turned out, Aberdeen made… Continue Reading →

No need for fear and loathing at Caley Thistle

The late Hunter S Thompson, while lamenting the end of the 1960s drug scene, once said: ‘you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost… Continue Reading →

Chippy Hero #3: Alexei Eremenko Junior

There are many ways for a player to reach the top of Scottish football. Some dazzle us with their speed and power, blowing away the opposition in a Blitzkrieg of frightening wingplay. Others, like the oft-maligned Kris Boyd, bury their… Continue Reading →

Edinburgh 22-32 La Rochelle: Second half fightback too little too late as Edinburgh crash out of Challenge Cup

A second half comeback from Edinburgh was not enough to prevent them crashing out of the European Challenge Cup at the hands of Top 14 leaders La Rochelle. Identical tries from line-out mauls by hooker Jeremie Maurouard in the opening… Continue Reading →

Chippy Hero #2: Eugene ‘Who’s the Dadi?’

Eugene Dadi. A man who flirted with Scottish football for just two seasons, yet one that many will remember in some way or another, particularly those connected with Aberdeen and Livingston. A man who had a penchant for the sublime,… Continue Reading →

Six Nations Preview: Same old optimism, different Scotland?

There is an audible sigh of relief across Great Britain and Ireland. The end of a long, dark, cold January slips into a short, dark, cold February. But this month sees the fiery passion of the Six Nations light up… Continue Reading →

Déja Blue: can lightning strike twice for sorry Stranraer?

Bottom of the league. Fans questioning the manager’s position. Criticism over the style of play. Welcome to January 2017, Stranraer FC style. Supporters of the Blues, however, have seen this movie before. In fact, January 2017 looks startlingly similar to… Continue Reading →

Foran’s forage into management is faltering

0 league wins in the last 10 games is a dismal record for anyone. But for Inverness Caley’s fledgling young manager, Richie Foran, it could prove to be that bit more fatal. If an experienced ‘been-round-the-block’ manager was on a… Continue Reading →

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