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Thomas Duncan

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 →

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 →

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 →

The SFA is in another galaxy if it wants to go the Malky way

It has been revealed this week that Malky Mackay is on the verge of being named as the SFA’s new performance director, after previous favourite Austin McPhee decided to take the role as Hearts’ assistant manager, alongside Ian Cathro. The… Continue Reading →

Kingsford move could be make or break for Aberdeen: The club must get it right

Aberdeen pressed ahead with their plans to move from Pittodrie to Kingsford this week, after releasing images of the proposed new stadium, and signalling their intent to apply for planning permission by the end of the year. The site, around… Continue Reading →

It’s time: Bring back booze to Scottish football

  Nobody is naive enough to deny that some football fans, like in any walk of life, simply cannot be trusted with booze. But the solution is not to ban it altogether, but to regulate its sale. The tale of… Continue Reading →

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