Cold Reading in June (Part 1)

 ‘The lady spent a lot of time alone before passing?’ asks the Irishman. ‘Yes’ squeaks the woman. ‘Can I reiterate that she wore pink, I know I’m right. And there’s a gentleman beside her who was in the spirit world prior to her passing. Do you understand me?’ he asks. The woman squeals a little […]

World Cup Classic goals: David Narey 1982

Famously described as a toe poke by big chinned gobshite Jimmy Hill, Narey leathered home this opener versus Brazil in 1982. It sparked a brief belief that we might actually beat Brazil in football’s grandest tournament. As per usual the hubris was cruelly dashed as Brazil got upset and ripped 4 past Alan Rough without […]

Scott Brown’s strike versus Poland.

It was a fair strike right in front of the goal, drilled past a stranded Polish goalkeeper. It wasn’t as good as Narey’s in 1982 nor really important in the grand scheme of things but we’ll take it. Scott Brown is chipping in with a few goals, lets hope he can also check his temper.

Scotland : Look to the Euros

Unbeaten in our last 5 matches, which has included away wins to Croatia, Macedonia and Poland it seems Scotland are in a long awaited purple patch of relative success. It’s a pity it doesn’t really mean anything. Gordon Strachan has come in at the tail end of a failed campaign and instilled a coherent playing […]

Scotland are awarded World Cup 2014

It has been reported at length-but mainly in my head that the Brazil World Cup will be cancelled and awarded to Scotland. In light of the recent riots and demonstrations FIFA have declared Brazil to be no-football zone for the foreseeable future.   In recognition of their consistent underachievement and at times disastrous performance at […]

Scottish football edges closer to oblivion

  Scotland has a population of around 5 million, similar to that of Croatia and Norway. The league system is compromises of 4 leagues: the SPL, First, Second and Third Divisions, with a 12, 10, 10, 10 share of clubs. In reality only the top two divisions comprises full time professional clubs.  One shepherd should […]

All hail, Bale

Unconfirmed reports have suggested that a sniper on the roof of Hampden Park will do what the Scottish -and EPL and Europa League- defences have failed to do this season: stop Gareth Bale. (Disclaimer :This is not true of course). The Welsh Wizard (sorry) has come a long way from the jinxed Spurs defender of […]

Scotland claim historic win.

All this time I was deceiving myself, Scotland are going to Brazil after all. Tonight’s historic 1-0 win against Estonia signifies a seismic change in our fortunes. To be fair we had a couple of quality performances from Charlie Mulgrew, Chris Burke and Robert Snodgrass especially. There were many changes in the second half and while no-one set […]

No real surprises in Strachan’s first squad

Gordon Strachan has named his squad to face Estonia next week. Despite the previous managers reservations in picking any 3rd Division, Rangers players Strachan has pulled in Lee Wallace. The squad has a familiar feel with the majority of players coming from the Championship and EPL. Chris Burke returns after a long hiatus and Kenny Miller is […]