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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 →

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 →

Spin City: Scottish football clubs perfect the art of making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear

The January transfer window is a time of great excitement, full of money, intrigue and drama. If you live in England. North of the Border, the reality is a little different. In last year’s instalment, Celtic’s canny signing of Erik… Continue Reading →

So, how was it for you? Putting the romance back into the League Cup.

The League Cup. Was there ever a less thrilling three-word phrase? For some time now, Scottish football’s relationship with its third major trophy has not so much resembled a love affair as a stale marriage. Sure, there were some high… Continue Reading →

In defence of the diddy teams…

It would not be an exaggeration to suggest that Hearts owner Anne Budge is Scottish football’s most popular administrator. In a field cluttered with individuals that supporters view variously as “blazers”, “bean-counters” and general egomaniacs, Budge has managed to carve… Continue Reading →

Review: Forever Pure shines a beautiful light on the ugly side of Israeli football

“Here we are, the most racist team in the country”. So goes the favourite ditty of fans of Beitar Jerusalem, the subject of the engaging BBC Storyville documentary Forever Pure. Israel’s most popular team, Beitar is considered to be the… Continue Reading →

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