“The noblest prospect a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England”. The writer Samuel Johnson penned those words in 1773.
Scotland's slim hopes of World Cup qualification will be tested to destruction by England at Hampden today.
Neil McCann’s appointment as Dundee FC manager, when it seemed that Jack Ross was a shoo in as the new boss, may have looked a bit like a keystone cops movie from the outside: but in football things are seldom straightforward, and the search for a new manager is one which is full of pitfalls ranging from leaked stories to outright rejection.
The Tannadice fiasco which saw Simon Murray red carded in Thursday night’s play-off could have been avoided in less than 60 seconds.
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.