Aberdeen wary of the Glasgow gap

ABERDEEN may be Scotland’s third club at the moment but their financial figures for 2018-19 highlight the chasm between the Dons and the Old Firm, Celtic and Rangers. Derek McInnes’ team plays host to Rangers this week with nine points separating the Gers from Aberdeen. This is only one aspect of the difference between the two clubs – Aberdeen’s turnover may be close to £ … Continue reading Aberdeen wary of the Glasgow gap

Football Media Watch: A hint that Scotland might just believe again

THE DAYS when Scotland had a star-studded line-up are long gone and a succession of managers have tried – in vain – to bring success back to the Tartan Army. Scotland, after a period in which they were regular participants in the World Cup, having had a summer tournament to look forward to since 1998 – that’s five Euros and five World Cups. Steve Clarke, … Continue reading Football Media Watch: A hint that Scotland might just believe again

Scotland the weak

In a week when Gordon Strachan admitted that Scottish football needs “wholesale reform”, it was interesting to see comedian Andy Cameron on a re-run of Top of the Pops, singing “Ally’s Army”, that paen to the 1978 Scottish international team bound for Argentina. How times change, for in 35 years, Scotland have gone from being a confident, strident international team to absolute also-rans. In fact, … Continue reading Scotland the weak