Running a full-time football club requires a hands on figure to oversee critical everyday issues like negotiating player recruitment and contracts, and generally doing the unglamorous things which if not done properly can be harbingers of serious problems ahead
The domestic football season is underway again with the Betfred cup.
The David Turnbull signs for Celtic, no he doesn’t, yes he does, saga, is a lesson in how modern football works when seriously big money is at stake.
In Scotland we have to decide whether we really want to be a serious player in both our men’s and women’s football.
I was at Craig Levein’s press conference in 1997 when he announced his retiral through injury as a Hearts player.
If football fans were weather presenters they would possess only two forecasts - either a permanent sunny period of settled brightness, or a deep Atlantic depression settling in from the west.
Jim Spence: Significant striker signings by both Dundee clubs send out warning to rest of Championship
Dundee and Dundee United appear to have made outstanding signings in their striking departments, which make it even more likely that the Championship title will come down to a straight scrap between the two city clubs.
The descent from hero to zero in football can be precipitous.
Hampden might resemble a ghost town tomorrow when San Marino are the visitors.
Women’s football in Scotland hit the headlines this week with the news that the manager had reduced some players to tears at a meeting the day after their World Cup exit.