How Scotland made me fall in love with football

By Cameron Deacon – @Cam_Deacon21 No title sponsor. Not well marketed enough. No respect for the game outwith Scotland. These are some of the issues and put downs that are set against the Scottish game. However, as Cameron writes here, the Scottish game means so much to him and here’s why. I have been aContinue reading “How Scotland made me fall in love with football”

OWOLABI TO HAMILTON ACCIES: THE BEGINNING OF AN EXCITING JOURNEY?

By Darren Tinmouth, Claret & Blue Pixels blog (@Dazzla84_SSFC) The name Tunde Owolabi may be a bit alien to fans in the SPFL, if anything, many may wonder why one of the Premier Division are delving into the Northern Premier League, England’s seventh tier, for players as they attempt to once again stave off relegation.Continue reading “OWOLABI TO HAMILTON ACCIES: THE BEGINNING OF AN EXCITING JOURNEY?”

The Luzhniki Disaster

By Stephen Brandt – @StephenCBrandt The 80s were bad in football, the amount of disasters that happened was down to a lack of institutional control. While fans, and stadiums did fall apart or fans rushed the pitch to their death the authorities were falling the game. The Taylor Report after Hillsborough showed how bad leadership,Continue reading “The Luzhniki Disaster”

Naby Keita: The best is yet to come?

By Adibir Singh – @adi_sza The weight of expectation was looming large on Naby Keita from the day he signed for Liverpool in 2017- for a then club record fee of £52 million. Being personally handed the number 8 shirt from its predecessor, and the greatest player to ever don the red of Liverpool- StevenContinue reading “Naby Keita: The best is yet to come?”

The CFB Premiership Preview

Our chief football writer Cameron Deacon previews all 12 Premiership clubs ahead of the new season. @Cam_Deacon21 – Twitter It seems that no matter what direction that we step, there is always something in the way. For the past few months Scottish Football has been a whirlwind of news stories and controversy that can’t helpContinue reading “The CFB Premiership Preview”

Vale of Leven – A truly unique part of Scottish Football History

By Stephen Brandt – @StephenCBrandt Scottish football is a long strange tale so was the existence of Vale of Leven. There’s many stops, starts and Old Firm mentions to fill thousands of books. There is more to the game in Scotland than the Old Firm and the once famous New Firm. Some clubs due toContinue reading “Vale of Leven – A truly unique part of Scottish Football History”

Gretna Football Club: Football’s Icarus

The fragility of football. By Cameron Deacon – @Cam_Deacon21 If you have ever sat down to play footballer manager or FIFA video games before, then you will know that one of the fan favourite things to do is take a lower league side through the divisions right to the top, creating your own underdog storyContinue reading “Gretna Football Club: Football’s Icarus”

Scottish Football scheduling poses congestion concerns

By John Bleasdale – @JBleasdale81 AFTER almost five months since a competitive game took place in Scotland, the waiting is nearly over with the big kick off in the Premiership twelve days away. Although, for the time being, games will be played behind closed doors, it will be a relief for the players at leastContinue reading “Scottish Football scheduling poses congestion concerns”

False promises, Sacrifice and the Greater good: How Lower League Scotland is Surviving.

By Cameron Deacon – @Cam_Deacon21 interviews Airdrie Director Of Football Stuart Millar. Last week I wrote a piece about how the SPFL needed to take reconstruction seriously, I did a lot of research into the topic and offered up the potential solutions. I thought it was a good piece. Unfortunately, what I didn’t realise wasContinue reading “False promises, Sacrifice and the Greater good: How Lower League Scotland is Surviving.”

Willie on the Wing – An extract from Willie Morgan’s incredible book

I AM Willie Morgan. I played for the biggest club in the world, I was the first footballer to have his own fan club, I took the No.7 shirt off George Best and I played in the best-ever Scotland side. So what do most people ask me about? Tommy Docherty suing me. Yes, that’s right,Continue reading “Willie on the Wing – An extract from Willie Morgan’s incredible book”

So Close, Yet So Far…

By Adibir Singh – @adi_sza With the dust finally settled on the 2019-20 Bundesliga season, we look back at a title race that was one of the most thrilling in recent years. Germany’s two crown princes- Dortmund and Leipzig- were out to dethrone the resident Kings of German football Bayern Munchen. Ultimately coming up short,Continue reading “So Close, Yet So Far…”

Crowds at games should start from the bottom

By John Bleasdale – @JBleasdsle81 THE number of new cases and deaths from Coronavirus are falling and more restrictions are being eased by the Scottish Government. After months being stuck indoors and not going for exercise further than the local park, it’s music to everyone’s ears that they can go to other households again asContinue reading “Crowds at games should start from the bottom”

Manchester United and Leeds United – A Rivalry Revived

By Michael Burney – @BurneyRed One of the most heated rivalries in English football will be renewed next season after a lengthy absence on the pitch. With Leeds United’s impending promotion back to the Premier League, it’s worth noting that the last League meeting between Manchester United and Leeds United occurred way back in February 2004 atContinue reading “Manchester United and Leeds United – A Rivalry Revived”

AV40 – Celebrating Villa’s golden age

Work is progressing very well on the Aston Villa 40th Anniversary Tribute Book and the contributions from Dennis Mortimer and the members of the Championship winning squad from 1980/81 has been very much appreciated. The response to the book has been very encouraging with over 300 pre-orders for the Collector’s Edition – personally signed byContinue reading “AV40 – Celebrating Villa’s golden age”