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European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Twelve dreamers dreaming
08:01 Wednesday 1st January 2020

On the eleventh day of football, UEFA gave to me Twelve dreamers dreaming, Eleven keepers keeping, Ten lads-a-leaping, Nine ladies playing, Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown,…

Reviews
Book Review: On This Day
19:01 Tuesday 3rd December 2019

To comprehensively bind a football club's entire history within a single book can be overwhelming not just for the writer but the reader as well. Even the most fanatical supporters of Britain’s oldest clubs may balk when presented…

Scotland
Can Hamilton's youngsters be their salvation?
12:00 Friday 29th November 2019

Hamilton sign Hamilton! That was the announcement on Twitter. Your typical unimaginative football joke. If you're in the dark, the post referred to Scottish Premier League strugglers Hamilton Academical tying down 17-year-old…

Scotland
Can Rangers finally topple Celtic this season?
08:01 Wednesday 20th November 2019

Frank Lampard is making a name for himself in the coaching business with his beloved Chelsea. The former midfielder cut his teeth in the Championship with Derby County and is proving to be a shrewd signing by Roman Abramovich, with the…

International
Can Steve Clarke revive Scotland's fortunes?
12:01 Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Heedless of the rain falling in relentless sheets over the stadium, the midfielder steps up for the free-kick. The ball curls neatly into the top corner. The 6-0 rout is complete. Despite a dominant display, no one is particularly…

Spl
Has the Well hit the motherlode with Seedorf?
12:01 Monday 23rd September 2019

Sometimes the apple falls far from the tree. When Motherwell acquired a Surinamese/Dutch winger by the name of Seedorf more than a few eyebrows rose. But this wasn’t former AC Milan legend Clarence emerging from retirement to grace…

Europa League
How far can the Scottish clubs go in Europe?
17:02 Tuesday 3rd September 2019

For the second season on the run, Scotland will be represented in the Europa League group stage by the Old Firm. The disastrous campaigns of yore, including a couple of infamous slipups in such footballing strongholds as Gibraltar and…

International
Is Rangers' Joe Aribo Super Eagles' next puppet master?
12:01 Wednesday 28th August 2019

Joe Aribo is twisting heads at Glasgow Rangers - barely three months after joining from Charlton Athletic. His superb performances and willingness to improve earned him a maiden call-up to the Nigeria national team. Despite his fast-rising…

Spl
2019/20 SPL Preview
19:00 Friday 2nd August 2019

The general perception is that Scots are frugal in the extreme. Jerry Maguire is not among their all-time list of favourite films. They will not show you the money. In truth, Scots are like any other large group. Some may be so tight-fisted…

Scotland
2019/20 Old Firm preview
17:00 Friday 2nd August 2019

Ah, competitive football has returned. Tomorrow sees the first Scottish Premier League fixtures being played in the 2019/20 campaign in what is expected to be yet another enthralling season north of the border. Right here we'll be…

Managerial News
6 contenders as the next Newcastle United manager
10:01 Saturday 29th June 2019

It had been coming. On Monday, Newcastle United and Rafael Benitez parted ways. Attributed to a contract dispute in which this summer’s transfer budget proved an unresolvable issue, the reasoning goes far beyond that. The Spaniard’s…

Transfers
What will become of Daniel Sturridge?
09:00 Tuesday 18th June 2019

Daniel Sturridge’s downward spiral hit another low two weeks ago as Liverpool announced he will be released at June’s end. The English striker must now search for a new club to begin the process of rebuilding what was once a promising…

Scotland
How will Rangers spend their summer?
12:00 Friday 14th June 2019

Throughout Scottish football history, the domestic scene has largely been dominated by Glasgow sides Rangers and Celtic. For years, the pair would take turns in winning the division while every other side just watched on in awe... That…

Scotland
Steven Gerrard Set for Old Firm
09:00 Sunday 31st March 2019

Now that Rangers are fully settled back in top-flight Scottish football, it's time to challenge Celtic again. The Old Firm needs to do some business. Is Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard up to the job? The complete aberration, the SPL…

Two Points Lost
Just another manic Sunday after the international break
08:00 Sunday 31st March 2019

Imagine returning to work from maternity leave. You expect to ease back into the grind, maybe pass around selfies of you and the little bundle of joy on the first day, bask in the obligatory praise, tell a few horror stories about labour and…