Scottish Football

Morris Woodman’s Tactical Chalkboard: Celtic

Morris Woodman’s Tactical Chalkboard: Celtic

By on Aug 6, 2010 in Art, Latest, Scottish Football | 9 comments

Morris Woodman is England’s most successful football manager.  In 13 seasons in the crucible of the Zambian top flight, his team Spartak Thunderbolts are yet to lose a single game.  During last summer’s World Cup, Twohundredpercent’s own Mungo McCrackas met up with Woodman and asked him if he would be willing to provide weekly tactical analysis of...

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Scottish Football League – Season 2010/11 Preview and Predictions

Scottish Football League – Season 2010/11 Preview and Predictions

By on Aug 4, 2010 in Latest, Scottish Football | 6 comments

The 2010/11 season gets underway in earnest this Saturday and twohundredpercent endeavours to bring you previews of all the major leagues. Today, Gavin Saxton casts his eye over the three divisions of the Scottish Football League.   Division One We’ve already had the advantage of seeing most teams play a couple of cup games, but the SFL proper starts this...

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Stirling Albion Break New Ground

Stirling Albion Break New Ground

By on Jul 4, 2010 in Latest, Scottish Football | 1 comment

More than a year after launching their bid for the club, the Stirling Albion Supporters Club has finally announced that it has bought the club from previous owner Peter McKenzie. Some in the Scottish press are hailing it as “the first community-owned football club in Britain”. I’ve tried and failed to find some twisted definition of...

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Dundee Count The Cost Of Failure

Dundee Count The Cost Of Failure

By on Jun 2, 2010 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

A trivia question for you to start with: name the nine cities to have produced more than one club to reach the European Cup (or Champions League) semi-finals. The full list is at the bottom, but I’ll give you a head start by telling you which is the smallest such city – it’s Dundee, each of the city’s senior clubs having lost at that stage on...

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East Stirlingshire Lose Their Sugar Daddy

East Stirlingshire Lose Their Sugar Daddy

By on May 26, 2010 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

The resignation last week of East Stirlingshire’s Vice-Chairman Spencer Fearn marks the end of another chapter for a club who have been through the mill over the past decade, and leaves their immediate prospects a little uncertain. Contract offers to players have been put on hold while the club works out a new budget, and manager Jim McInally has offered to take a...

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Scottish Football: A Season Review

Scottish Football: A Season Review

By on May 19, 2010 in Latest, Scottish Football | 3 comments

With the Cup Final and the play-offs finishing at the weekend – and no Scottish involvement in any other football that may be taking place in the next few weeks – that’s another season over. It’s been a year that’s seen more nationl team failure, the depatures of George Burley and Gordon Smith, and even more soul-searching than usual...

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Scottish Football: A Seven Point Plan

Scottish Football: A Seven Point Plan

By on Apr 28, 2010 in Latest, Scottish Football | 3 comments

The end of last week saw the publication of two more contributions to the ongoing debate about the future of Scottish football – the results of a survey of fans by Supporters Direct, and then part one of the much-trumpeted McLeish report, containing a raft of recommendations focusing on youth development and the grassroots of the game. Part two is due to be...

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Smith steps down from SFA

Smith steps down from SFA

By on Apr 21, 2010 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

Gordon Smith’s resignation this week, after nearly three years as Chief Executive at the Scottish Football Association, came initially as a surprise, though it seems rather less of one now that the idea has sunk in. Smith always seemed a man somewhat apart from the usual array of gruff-voiced men in suits who make up the Scottish football fraternity, and...

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