Steven Lawther: Author of the book, ‘Arrival’

Written by Colin Byiers “Arrival” charts the rise of the Scottish Women’s National team that culminates in them qualifying for the Women’s World Cup in 2019. The books author, Steven Lawther, spoke with me about the book and the successes of the women’s game in Scotland. Was this a project you felt strongly about? It wasContinue reading “Steven Lawther: Author of the book, ‘Arrival’”

Ross Meechan: I take a lot of pride in having played every minute for Forfar

Photograph courtesy of Forfar Athletic Football Club Written by Colin Byiers Ross Meechan might not be a familiar name to supporters of teams in the Premiership or Championship in Scotland, but he is an established name in League One and besides one season with Stenhousemuir in League Two, the 26-year-old has spent all his senior career playingContinue reading “Ross Meechan: I take a lot of pride in having played every minute for Forfar”

Martyn Fotheringham: You never lose the buzz of scoring!

“Forfar Athletic v The New Saints” by yellow book is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Written by Colin Byiers On 12th December 2020, Martyn Fotheringham made his first appearance on the football field in over two years as he came off the bench for Forfar against Partick Thistle. Incredibly, his next appearance would give theContinue reading “Martyn Fotheringham: You never lose the buzz of scoring!”

Derek Soutar: Goalkeeping and Goalkeeping coaches

“Selsport Pro Titanium Wrappa Goalkeeper Gloves 1”by Aidan L is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Written by Colin Byiers During his career as goalkeeper at clubs like Dundee and Aberdeen, Derek Soutar has worked with some of the best goalkeeping coaches in Scotland like Billy Thompson, Jim Leighton and Paul Mathers, and since retiring from playing, he has been running hisContinue reading “Derek Soutar: Goalkeeping and Goalkeeping coaches”

Darren Young: East Fife, Ebbe Skovdahl and Aberdeen

Written by Colin Byiers Ebbe Skovdahl was appointed Aberdeen manager back in 1999 and will be fondly remembered by many Dons fans for his 3 and a half years at the club and a man who was a big part of Skovdahl’s Aberdeen was Darren Young. Darren would be appointed captain by the Dane atContinue reading “Darren Young: East Fife, Ebbe Skovdahl and Aberdeen”

Marc McCallum: From Forfar supporter to Forfar number 1

Written by Colin Byiers Goalkeeper Marc McCallum has spent the last 3 and a half seasons at his hometown club Forfar, where he has firmly established himself as “The Loons” number 1 choice. Ironically for Marc, a loan spell at the beginning of his career while at Dundee United almost put him off signing for Forfar permanently. IContinue reading “Marc McCallum: From Forfar supporter to Forfar number 1”

Scottish League 1 2020/21 Review – Part 2

FALKIRK Falkirk’s slow start to the 2019/20 campaign and the global pandemic resulting in the season being ended early meant that Falkirk would need to have one more crack at promotion back to the Championship from League 1. Co-managers David McCracken and Lee Miller turned the fortunes of the Bairns when they were appointed to replacedContinue reading “Scottish League 1 2020/21 Review – Part 2”

Mitchel Megginson: I wish I had more time with McInnes

Credit: Mitch Megginson / Twitter Written by Colin Byiers Mitchel Megginson led Cove Rangers to promotion from the Highland League and to the League 2 title last season, but the Cove captain might not have been there had things at Aberdeen gone slightly differently. When I spoke to him, we started by speaking about hisContinue reading “Mitchel Megginson: I wish I had more time with McInnes”

Scottish League 1 2020/21 Round Up – Part 1

AIRDRIE Airdrie, at the start of the season, would have been one of the favourites for promotion, certainly a play-off spot, and adding players like Max Currie and Thomas Robert to an already impressive squad added to that optimism. Having started with a 2-0 home win over Peterhead, Ian Murray’s men slipped to back-to-back defeatsContinue reading “Scottish League 1 2020/21 Round Up – Part 1”

Scott McLaughlin: Livingston’s 2004 League Cup Win

Credit: deadline news In March 2004, Livingston won their first and to date, only Major Scottish Trophy when they beat Hibernian 2-0 at Hampden Park in the League Cup. The victory, however, was in a season when the club were plunged into administration and a lot of uncertainty surrounded the Almondvale side. One of theContinue reading “Scott McLaughlin: Livingston’s 2004 League Cup Win”

21 years and still going strong; Derek Lyle’s career

Credit: Peterhead Football Club On the 9th of October 1999, 18-year-old Derek Lyle made his first career appearance as a substitute for Partick Thistle in a 3-1 lose to Stirling Albion in the old Division 2. 21 years, 645 appearances and 182 goals later, Del is still plying his trade at League 1 side Peterhead.Continue reading “21 years and still going strong; Derek Lyle’s career”