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 →

Ross County 2015-16 Season so far

At this stage in the season, it’s a bit strange being a positive County fan.  Every year we’ve been in the Premiership, and that’s us in our fourth season, we’ve gone into the New Year with trepidation after a few tough months that have seen us flirt with the relegation spots.  This season’s completely different. We’re sitting in the top six at the start of 2016 and have every confidence that we can stay there until after the split.  We’ve made it to the semi-finals — Read more →

The new Scottish League Cup

Last night, the powers-that-be at the SPFL announced a new format for the League Cup that will see the competition radically overhauled from the start of next season.  While towards the latter stages of the competition it’s just as you’ll know it, the start of the new format sees a group stage and a move towards summer football. In an industry not known for its positive or exciting innovation, I think the SPFL has come good here, despite the critics. First of all, here’s how — Read more →

Rangers and their EBTs

The Rangers saga is almost never-ending, and this week’s ruling that their infamous EBT use could well have helped them on the way to their league titles is not a surprise.  Rangers cheated the system off-the-field and of course that meant they were able to sign and keep some talented players that helped them on the way to league championships. EBTs (Employer Benefit Trusts) were used by Rangers to pay their players huge sums of money and to do so by avoiding the usual PAYE — Read more →