Scottish Football

Celtic: “Already Bankrupt”?

By on Aug 30, 2013 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

Phew. When a club is £36m in debt, stoppage time winners against resilient Kazaks might have more than just its manager re-enacting the Olympic 100 metres hurdles final (well, OK, maybe the slowest of the heats) down strips of open Glasgow land. Try as I might, I can’t quite picture chief executive Peter Lawwell leaping about the place after Celtic qualified for the...

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“The Boys From The West Of Scotland Don’t Scare Easily”: Rangers At War

By on Aug 12, 2013 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

It comes to something when John Brown produces the most prescient analysis of your football club’s fortunes. Last summer, the ex-Rangers man told anyone who wanted to listen (and a fair few who didn’t) that he knew “what’s going on” at Rangers, in the early days of no-nonsense Yorkshireman Charles Green’s lively leadership. “What do you know, John?” an increasingly...

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Interviews With The Vampires Part Two: Charles Green Meets Keys & Gray

By on Jun 5, 2013 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

It is a story that, depending on which side of Glasgow football’s ‘Old Firm’ fence you sit, either keeps on giving or won’t go away, even if its central figure since last May supposedly has gone away. Charles Green, erstwhile Rangers CEO and serial belier of the phrase “no-nonsense”, left the Ibrox board on the thirty-first of May, as promised when he left his...

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100 Owners: Number 72 – Jim Ballantyne (Airdrie United & Airdrieonians)

By on Jun 4, 2013 in Latest, Scottish Football | 3 comments

It may be a cause of celebration for supporters of the club itself, but the news that Scottish Football League Second Division club Airdrie United are changing their name to Airdrieonians will for many others only serve to act as a reminder of the circumstances which led to this club taking its place in the Scottish Football League in the first place. The events of...

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Dumber & Dumber Still – The Birth Of Achill Islam CSC

By on May 29, 2013 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

The language was fierce. Emotions were clearly running high. “Total scum.”  Disgusting filth.” “Absolute scum.” “Vile f***ers.”  “Terror-loving scum.” A whole group of people condemned – as scum, mostly – for the actions, supposedly in the name of those people, of a very few. Far-right extremists have been the focus of attention in Britain since the grisly...

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Donald Findlay’s Casebook, And How Supporters Direct Scotland Got It Right

By on Apr 19, 2013 in Latest, Scottish Football | 7 comments

I know. I shouldn’t look at the BBC Football website… Moments after I’d done reading about “PR” Peter Ridsdale, I was shouting “WTF” at the national broadcaster’s pages once more. All but one of the Scottish football headlines yesterday referred to the Scottish FA’s readiness to act over league reform. And whilst the concept of “SFA readiness to act” was novel...

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Charles Green On STV: No “Nonsense”

By on Apr 12, 2013 in Latest, Scottish Football | 7 comments

So, Rangers Chief Executive Charles Green’s proverbial pants are on fire. Who knew? Well, regular readers of my Rangers missives, if there are any, will have known. I have suggested before, probably ad nauseum, that Green’s relationship with the truth is something akin to third cousin, twice removed. And I hardly blazed a trail with this ‘news.’ Green’s admission...

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Escape To Liquidity: Charles Green, Rangers & The English League System

By on Mar 31, 2013 in Latest, Scottish Football | 9 comments

It wasn’t, in the overall scheme of things, the most auspicious way in which a club could win a league title, but Rangers’ goalless draw at Montrose yesterday afternoon coupled with Queens Park’s one-nil home defeat at the hands of Elgin City meant that the Glasgow giants have now been confirmed as the champions of the Scottish Football League...

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