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A Tale of Two Gaffers – Ross and Hopkin take different roads South.

As the 2017/18 season drew to a dramatic close just a few short months ago, David Hopkin and Jack Ross each had plenty to celebrate. Ross’ St Mirren side had cut a swathe through the Championship, leading the league for… Continue Reading →

Partick Thistle: the dozing giant of Scottish football hipsterdom?

Football and hipsterdom have long walked hand in hand, with an “alternative” club seeming to pop up in every jurisdiction of the beautiful game. These cult entities are generally fan-centred, inclusive and politically left leaning, with their supporter culture often… Continue Reading →

Musical shirts at Easter Road: who was left wearing green when the music stopped?

It’s fair to say that Hibernian FC had an eventful January. Six players in, five players out. One name even managed to make it onto both of those lists. Given that, as of 31 December, the Edinburgh club’s squad was… 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 →

Déja Blue: can lightning strike twice for sorry Stranraer?

Bottom of the league. Fans questioning the manager’s position. New Balance Baskets Femme Criticism over the style of play. new balance femme pas cher Welcome to January 2017, Stranraer FC style. Supporters of the Blues, however, have seen this movie… 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. new balance Homme pas cher Others, like the… Continue Reading →

Chippy Hero #1: Marius Niculae

To earn the mantle of ‘Chippy Hero’, a strict set of criterion must be met. That is, the player in question must have a suitably bizarre back-story, a taste for controversy and generally exhibit a certain je ne sais quoi… Continue Reading →

Resurgent Edinburgh City proving the pyramid was the right move

Edinburgh City will start 2017 in high spirits after some impressive results at the tail end of the year saw them revive their chances of staying in Ladbrokes League Two come the end of the season. City are undefeated in… 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 →

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