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New Order

By Mike Small Alan Taylor – author of possibly the most hackneyed weekly column in the multiverse – is sad about the state of the Scottish game (‘Fans are the losers’). He writes: I last saw Rangers play on television…. Read More ›

Paris Match

By Callum McCormick It’s been another sobering four days for Scottish football fans – the kind of sobering experience, ironically enough, likely to drive vast swathes of the nation to drink. Ignominious defeats against Wales and Serbia finally finished off… Read More ›

Driven by Bigotry?

Rangers disappointed? They should be seething with their supporters. By Andy Muirhead Saturday’s game against Berwick Rangers should have been about the football on the pitch, but it was overshadowed by Rangers supporters in attendance who decided that singing sectarian,… Read More ›

A New Day

By Mike Small It’s worth getting a few things straight before kick-off. This isn’t about relegating Rangers FC. Rangers don’t exist anymore. This isn’t about Craig Whyte. Craig Whyte’s not around anymore. It’s about a culture of failure, a total… Read More ›

Our Demands are Simple!

Comrades! In the Eurozone and beyond, capitalist crisis deepens.  From Greece to Govan the ruling class is imposing brutal austerity.  From Mount Olympus to Mount Florida, titanic class confrontations loom.  In this context the communique below from the frontline of… Read More ›

The Rangers Omnishambles

“So what if the TV deal goes into the ground? Either Scottish football runs Scottish football or the toxic hand of Rupert Murdoch does? Time to decide…” Alex Thomson on the Rangers omnishambles: So now the dust has slightly settled… Read More ›

Tainted League

By Mike Small A man born in Devon who’s been involved in Scottish football for three years has just decided the fate of  the game north of the border. What he’s decided is that one club can behave with complete… Read More ›

EBT Phone Home

The Scottish Football Association have appointed Lord William Nimmo Smith to chair their inquiry into recent activities at Rangers. Here one well-informed caller nails it about problems with Campbell Ogilvie, Martin Bain and Rangers…the professional journalists listen closely as they… Read More ›

Still No Team GB

It’s somewhere between Marvel’s Captain Britain and a Rangers top circa 1988 (has someone been a bit clever?). But don’t expect them to fly off the shelves anywhere north of Carlisle. Not because the game has no Olympics pedigree, not… Read More ›

Barely Regal

By Mike Small The news that Rangers FC could be going bust would come as a shock only to the pliant Scottish football media (CEO Chick Young) and the follow followers who believe that talking frankly about football finance is… Read More ›

Scotland v Brazil

As you get some cachaça chilled for Sunday (live on STV 2pm kick off) here’s some classic footage from the vintage vaults. First up 1974 and it’s David Harvey on fine form, long-range firing from Lorimer, a very young King… Read More ›

Madmen

The economic collapse has forced some unusual casualties. Woolies and the RAF went, Trident and Relocation Relocation Relocation didn’t (follow the logic if you can). Could the Old Firm derby be the next institution to be forced out of existence? Decades of bad blood and bigotry have not been enough to motivate politicians or administrators to act. Now simple economics might do what they manifestly failed to.

Scottish football: When does the revolution begin?

Perhaps now is the time for Scottish coaches at every level to forget about Jimmy Johnstone and start encouraging the most talented kids in a team to perfect their passing and movement; show their team mates how to pass through teams rather than run with the ball at defenders. The greedy wee shites who try to beat everyone on their own and only look up to pass when they run into trouble are holding back kids football and at higher levels.