Scottish Football

BBC Scotland, Rangers And Craig Whyte

By on Nov 11, 2011 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 6 comments

It hadn’t been Rangers’ best week. On the Monday, they lost two directors down the back of the corporate governance sofa, including “Mr. Rangers”, John Greig. And three days later, the BBC broadcast some people saying not very nice things about owner Craig Whyte’s business dealings. Either side of BBC Scotland’s documentary Rangers: The Inside Story, Whyte...

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The Patience of Job But With Less Tribulation

By on Nov 11, 2011 in Latest, Scottish Football | 1 comment

There exists no such concept of the comfortable silence when it comes to football in Edinburgh. One week, noises out of Tynecastle note the length of time it has been since senior squad players last saw pounds deposited into their bank accounts, and the next week these same players are finally paid but rumours of a January firesale for them run rampant. In...

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An Alternative View on the Media Bans

By on Oct 26, 2011 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

Football clubs and the media covering them live together as slightly estranged bedfellows, desirous of one another’s company but at times cold or distant when the other’s been bad in the sack. Quite often it is the club in some capacity turning away, demanding the media pick up the blanket off the end of the bed and to go sleep on the couch for the...

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A Celtic Encounter

By on Oct 19, 2011 in European Club Football, Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

Every so often events conspire to make us question whether there is indeed some footballing god directing proceedings from, somewhere. After UEFA’s initial decision to remove Swiss club FC Sion from the Europa League, the club they had previously beaten on aggregate in the final playoff round–that club being Celtic FC–were awarded their place in...

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Matters of Hearth & Home in the SPL

By on Oct 17, 2011 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

There exists evidence to the contrary that a man’s home is his castle. To begin, seeing as how there are so few men living in castles these days, owing to their relatively poor resale value and faulty electrical wiring incapable of  handling the wattage necessary to capture the beautiful game in breathtaking HD, castles just aren’t prime real estate...

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Learning to Beat Swords Into Plowshares Takes Time

By on Oct 7, 2011 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

An odd thing happened to the prediction that Celtic would break the GI Joe kung-fu grip Rangers have had on the Scottish Premier League trophy the past three years. Quite simply, it appears to have been rather hastily determined based on deceptive appearances alone, or perhaps a notable disappearance from Ibrox. With Ally McCoist taking charge after Walter...

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Ferguson Weeps, St. John Snarls, and Hutchison With The Header: BBC Sportsound Replay

By on Oct 7, 2011 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

Building up to this week’s final round of group qualifying fixtures for the 2012 European Championships, BBC Radio Scotland has produced short audio pastiches daily on their Sportsound programme featuring new interviews with former Scottish national team players along with rebroadcasting some audio caught in the moment after some big matches. Should you care...

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Shadows On The Wall: Whyte Wants Out of Scotland

By on Sep 30, 2011 in Latest, Scottish Football | 6 comments

Making a reference to Greek philosophy when discussing Glasgow Rangers probably sounds far too distorted to be credible. It likely is, but it was difficult not to consider Plato’s Allegory of the Cave when hearing owner Craig Whyte talk of reviving the Atlantic League idea or somehow getting Rangers accepted into the English league system. Much like the...

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