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  • Football

    Kick Off Time

    As the SPFL kicks off today, Andy Muirhead assesses the state of the game five years on from the prospect of ‘Armageddon’. Read Andy regularly […]

    Andy Muirhead 5th Aug'17 9
  • Football

    End of Season Report

    After a season that has been dominated by ‘the Invincibles’, a resurgent (then woeful) Hearts, an inspired Aberdeen side (now being disbanded), and the best […]

    7th Jun'17 7
  • Commentary
    Dave Scott 29th May'16 14
  • Commentary

    Qualified Words

    Congratulations to England, Wales, Ireland, but especially Northern Ireland for qualifying for the 2016 European Championships in France. I can remember the chaos and joy […]

    Mike Small 13th Oct'15 7
  • Commentary

    Football Focus

    By Mike Small Two stories in the Scotsman today are hard to reconcile. In the first newly anointed Dave King announces that (just three years […]

    Mike Small 22nd May'15 5
  • Football

    The Artful Dodger

    Stuart Cosgrove on Dave King and the curious world of fine art. Every football fan in Scotland knows about Dave King and the controversial role […]

    20th Apr'15 17
  • Football

    The Big House and the Beautiful Game

    Some people view ‘Rangers’ as the embodiment of bigotry, gangster finance, deference and all that is worst and retrograde about Scottish society. Others take a […]

    Mike Small 29th Dec'14 89
  • Commentary

    What is Neil Doncaster For?

    Who could disagree with Barry Hearn yesterday describing Scottish football chiefs as ‘lazy, full of self-pity & with a defeatist attitude’? Very few. In November […]

    Mike Small 6th Dec'14 32
  • Scottish Culture

    A Question of Sport

      Around a decade ago, still with the naive belief that a Scots-speaking ‘ned’ from the South West would be given any sort of opportunity […]

    Daibhidh Rothach 6th May'14 25
  • Football

    New Order

    Alan Taylor – author of possibly the most hackneyed weekly column in the multiverse – is sad about the state of the Scottish game (‘Fans […]

    Mike Small 9th Aug'13 8
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