Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have both been banned for eight years from all football activity for abusing their positions as the two most powerful men in the sport.
Christophe Berra is aiming to use Scotland's friendly in Prague to force his way back into the starting line-up.
Last week Motherwell manager Mark McGhee defended Mixu Paatelainen by claiming that if Dundee United had appointed him instead of the Finn, he would also have been unable to keep the club in the top tier with the players at his disposal.
Hampden Park has had its day in the sun and it’s now time for Scottish football to put the old stadium out of its misery.
The high watermark of the football season is near and for clubs in the area high tide is lapping, with its flotsam and jetsam.
Courier sports writers Neil Robertson and Eric Nicolson turn the spotlight on this week’s burning issues, including St Johnstone’s cup semi-final, Dundee’s defence and a possible Dundee United revival.
Scotland defender Russell Martin is convinced his team would make a major contribution to Euro 2016 - and he is confident they will get the chance to back up his assertion.
Scotland manager Gordon Strachan refused to be reveal where he thought it all went wrong for his team in this qualifying campaign.
Former Dundee United star striker Darren Jackson said he is determined to rebuild his coaching career after going bankrupt in a film investment scheme.
A League Cup revamp, Dundee’s defeat at Dens, St Johnstone’s continued rise up the Premiership table, a missed chance for United and summer football. The Courier’s Ian Roache and Neil Robertson discuss the burning issues.