Scottish Football Preview 2014-15

Summers with World Cups are by far the easiest for the football fan, with a month’s worth of delectable action in what seems to be a vast chasm between mid-May and August, but I’ve found myself itching more than ever to get back to the week-in week-out ritual of following Scottish football.  The SPFL’s first season came and went last season with a decent showing, but this season is shaping up to me to be far more interesting. The Premiership will once again be dominated — Read more →

Scottish Premiership 2013-14 Post-Split Predictions

After this midweek’s games the infamous Premiership split is nearby where the top teams in the league vie for the European places whilst the sides in the lower reaches battle for survival. Although the title winners and the automatic relegation victims have already been decided, if not quite officially for the latter, there is still plenty up for grabs for all the other teams in the league.  Here’s how I see things going in the final six or seven games of the season: Battle for — Read more →

The Hurdles Ahead of Rangers’ Race to the Top

According to @SPLstats, not since a shortened 1975/76 season has any Scottish team won their league earlier in the year than Rangers have the League One title this season.  Lee McCulloch’s hat-trick saw them beat an Airdrie side last night who were but the latest victim of Rangers’ powerful march back up towards the top of the game.  However, after winning two league titles in a row at a canter, I’m not sure they will be able to repeat the feat next year in what — Read more →

Scottish Premiership So Far

With the exception of just two matches, all clubs in the Scottish Premiership have played each other so far this season, so it is fair to say the battle lines for the season have been drawn up and developed.  Some teams are faring better than expected, whilst some aren’t meeting expectations.  Here’s a run through the sides, and how they are matching up to pre-season predictions. For reference, here’s how I foresaw the final league table before the start of the season: Celtic Motherwell St. — Read more →

A Bright Future for Scotland?

Another Scotland qualifying campaign has ended without a success, the 8th in a row, But for the first time in five years, I believe we have a decent chance at ending the barren run and qualifying for Euro 2016. First of all, we finished in the group where we were expected to. With the powerhouses of Belgium and Croatia, currently two of the top ten ranked sides in the world, we weren’t in with much of a chance of getting the place we needed to samba in — Read more →