Scottish football risks becoming a Brigadoon world where we celebrate great achievements from the mists of time, only to go to sleep again, once our reminiscing is done.
Ryan Gauld’s move to Sporting Lisbon is proof that the grass isn’t always greener elsewhere. Despite the fact that the Portuguese side seem set to offload him, the player was right to grab the chance of playing for one of the big names in European football. The big danger now is that his career takes a disastrous downward trajectory.
John Hughes yelled Boo Boo at his under-performing Raith Rovers players in a very loud voice last weekend, but will ‘Yogi’s’ verbal blast fall on deaf ears or galvanise his team?
Once when working as the pitch-side TV reporter at a game abroad, a member of the team backroom staff asked me for a copy of the opponent’s formation, which he’d seen their manager write down for me.
The time for video technology in football has come.
The stakes for Dundee’s two football clubs in these last desperate weeks of the season are enormous.
Scottish football has endured a crazy couple of weeks with managers sent to the stand amid accusations of people being offered a ‘square go’; teammates sent packing for scrapping on the pitch mid-match; and players dismissed for rude signage to fans and spitting at officials.
It’s been quite a week for current and former footballers taking the state of our national game to task.
Dundee United may be battling to win promotion back to the top of Scottish football, but off the field they are also in the putative stages of a war.
The sacking season for managers is now over. Scottish bosses can breathe a temporary sigh of relief.