Scottish football play-off records

As the season draws to a close, teams up and down the country are getting ready with anticipation, or perhaps dread, that their teams will be involved in the SPFL promotion/relegation play-offs. Since the 2005-06 season, teams in what are now the Championship, League One and League Two have been involved in play-offs to decide which teams should move leagues – and in recent years new play-offs have been introduced to include the Premiership and the regional leagues below our senior tiers. Rather incredibly, 35 — Read more →

FIFA 17: Review

A beautiful, but flawed, game

After years of winning the best football game title, the FIFA series has come under severe pressure from its’ old foe Pro Evolution Soccer.  FIFA 17 was the latest effort by EA Sports to set itself apart as the true football simulation – but what it’s shown is that even with new bells and whistles, it’s not quite champion material. FIFA 17 is largely the same football game you’ll know and love, with little changing in the grand scheme of things since it made it’s — Read more →

2016/17 Scottish Premiership Predictions

The new season gets underway today and it could prove to be the most exciting in many years, with the addition of Rangers meaning that there’ll be new blood at the top of the table.  This means that teams will be moving around the league more often than they were in previous seasons though, so the excitement will flow into the top six races and relegations fights too. It may be tough to predict what’ll happen over the course of a 38 game season, but — Read more →

Euro 2016 Predictions

The Euros are finally upon us, and for the first time ever they will feature 24 teams – meaning that our festival of football will be all the more jam-packed with games. Although my expectations and hype for the tournament haven’t been all that high, as Scotland yet, yet, yet again have failed to qualify, now that it’s here I’m sure that it will produce some memorable matches and be an interesting month – although it would be very hard indeed to match the World — Read more →

Ross County 2015-16 Season Review

Once again we’ve reached the end of the football season, and even though the pain of Scotland’s failure to reach Euro 2016 will echo through much of the upcoming months it’s been softened greatly by the fact that Ross County have had one of their best seasons ever. Ross County have cemented themselves as a top flight club and done so in some style by storming to their second top-six finish in their four year stint in the Premiership and of course winning their first — Read more →