Monthly Archives: May 2015

S4E42 Play offs and cup final preview

As has been mentioned on the podcast before, we are officially in the business end of the season. When the going gets tough, the tough get up and leave, and that means Greig and Krys. Greig is off helping Ian Baraclough with his homework prior to the play off final, and Krys is dropped for his recent lack of stats. Hopefully both will return next week. That means it’s John and Craig to talk you through the last week of Scottish fitba and to look ahead to the upcoming games. Tennent’s and Brahma are on the menu. If you ever need anyone to hype up a product, or event, John is your man. The way he bigs up the upcoming podcast is priceless.

Rangers squeezed past Hibs in the Premiership play off semi final. The first leg was 2-0 at Ibrox, which was enjoyable for Craig, apart from the bizarre road closures that followed. The second leg may have been a good watch, but Craig has no idea due to watching a pop concert, followed by a little Snoop Dogg. It was this point that John disappeared from the podcast temporarily. Cummings scored the first goal, so that aspect of the charity bet won. Another £50 into the pot. Don’t ask about the other bet.

Next up for Rangers is Motherwell, with both sides going into the game with differing form. Craig says that Rangers will win the first leg and struggle in the second. That’s that decided then. No need to play the games.

With Celtic sealing their league campaign with an emphatic win over Inverness, Craig takes leave of his senses and talks up Ronnie Deila. Despite his season ticket at Ibrox being under threat, there are certainly some compliments for the Celtic boss in there.

It’s the Scottish Cup final this weekend, between Inverness and Falkirk. Don’t worry, John has some stats up his sleeve. Craig might be going to the game, but only if he gets a student ticket.

The charity bet this week is a little different. It’s Nicky Clark to score first on Thursday (not Sunday’s game). The other bet is BTTS in both the cup final and the play off second leg. Once again, we highly recommend signing up for a McBookie account. They are the good guys. If you are signing up to them, why not checkout accanation.com for some tips.

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S4E41 Coiny and a wee bit of fitba

It’s me (Craig), John and Krys once again this week.

Scotland’s squad for the double header against the footballing powerhouse Qatar and also Ireland has been announced. We discuss who deserved it and who didn’t.

The lower three play offs came to a conclusion, in what might be described as boring. We discuss why that might be the case.

The Premiership play off first round, or quarter final, or whatever it’s called concluded on Sunday. Unfortunately there was no pie review, but that doesn’t mean that the discussion was completely pointless.

Second bottom in the Premiership was decided at the weekend, with the bottom half providing the bulk of the football entertainment in the Premiership. There was also an elbow and a headbutt that was worth discussing.

Coiny came up in conversation and perhaps I mistakenly thought that everybody knew what it was. I am in my early 30s and it was certainly a thing when I was at primary school. A quick Google suggests that it might just have been me that called it coiny.

We finish the podcast with our final Premiership predictions, followed by the McBookie charity bet. #smug sums up our first scorer pick.

and don’t worry, John manages to talk about Aberdeen.

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S4E40 The Scott Brown Show

It’s Krys, John and I this week. Greig is banned for reasons that are revealed during the podcast.

Motherwell’s win opens up the battle to avoid finishing second bottom in the Premiership. We discuss who we think will finish there and how it might transpire.

League Two, League One and Championship play offs are in full flow at the moment. We discuss the games so far, as well as looking looking forward to the games midweek and at the weekend.

Apparently it’s Aberdeen day during the podcast recording. John tells us all about it.

I compliment Scott Brown (Broony) twice during the podcast, which is unheard of.

Another week, another charity bet loser. Luckily McBookie are happy to give us another two £10 charity bets this week.

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S4E39 2-0 and Zeefuiked it up

I am back on the podcast and also back on editing duties. Technical issues have been resolved and my new puppy has settled into his new home. Alfie joins us for the first few minutes, but quickly falls asleep due to the boring chat about Scottish football.

McBookie have kindly allowed us to continue the first scorer charity bet into the playoffs, so after the disappointment of another winless weekend, we have a little positivity that may or may not bring us luck.

We discuss the highlights from the top tier, including a contender for goal of the season (or was it just a shot that the keeper didn’t want to save?), manhandling referees in a way that only Bougherra is allowed to do, amongst other talking points.

Outside the top tier, many of the promotion and relegation places were secured, with the play off places being secured to eventually decide the remainder of the ups and downs. Further to that discussion, congratulations to the respective winners of the four tiers.

Should Yogi have won manager of the year, and should the awards be held back until the end of the season?

Should Ann Budge be celebrating the trophy before her players, and should Craig Levein get more credit?

The charity bet this week is a double that includes a bet that must be kept secret from those who sit around me at Ibrox.

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