Monthly Archives: October 2015

S5E14 Highland Coup

Andy and John join Krys once again as we focus on an interesting few days for many of the teams in the Highlands. From Scottish Cup victories, to defeats by ten men ahead of League Cup derby quarter finals, there’s plenty to discuss for a variety of teams. Conversely, the Lowland League teams didn’t do too well in the cup, with one possible exception much to John’s disappointment.

In the league, we look at how the Championship is shaping up ahead of the clash of the top two, and then do pretty much the same thing in the Premiership. It also appears to be something of a derby day in League One and League Two, although we do stretch that definition quite a bit for the likes of Stranraer!

There’s also a look back at yet more European disappointment for Scottish representatives this season as Celtic lost out to Molde in Norway. We talk about what their chances are of progressing and Krys is rather more optimistic than you’d expect.

Thanks as always to McBookie for providing the stakes in our charity bet, although it was another disappointing week on that front.

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S5E13 Connie McLaughlin’s Features

Domestic football is back and Krys is joined by John to discuss much of the action over the last weekend.

Rangers ten in a row, Hibernian trying to keep up, Dunfermline back on top and Annan Athletic on a nice run all get a look in through our lower league discussions before thoughts turn to the Premiership and the fortunes of the newest (but not that new) managers in the top flight.

Ross County’s progress under Jim McIntyre gets examined, as does the problems Derek McInnes currently faces at stumbling Aberdeen. The curious refereeing decisions of John Beaton and Alan Muir get questioned, while Willie Collum gets a bit of praise for brandishing his red card. Wonders will never cease.

The guys preview the Premiership action, but before that there’s Petrofac Training Cup and Championship action, as well as a trip to Norway for Celtic.

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S5E12 Desmond Two All

It’s the post-Euro 2016 therapy session tonight as Krys is joined by John and Andy to look back over what could have been, what should have been, and what just plain wasn’t in Scotland’s latest failed qualification campaign. Focus starts on the recent Poland draw at Hampden, but soon turns to look at other aspects of the campaign including more dropped points against Poland, Ireland, Germany and yes even Georgia.

Where next for Scotland also comes up eventually as the future of Gordon Strachan is discussed, as well as a look ahead just a short eleven months to the start of the World Cup 2018 qualifying campaign and the various fortunes of our opponents in that group through this campaign.

Eventually turning to the domestic football once again, we look forward to the return of the SPFL action and discuss the ongoing managerial issues at several clubs. Then it’s on to trying to make it three charity bet wins in a row after a second first goal scorer bet in quick succession came in over the weekend. Thanks as always to McBookie for providing the stakes.

We hope this is as cathartic for you as it was for us, and hopefully next time we’re looking forward to Scotland playing in a major finals again. Roll on season seven of the podcast!

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S5E11 (What’s The Storey) Highland Glory

El Kessicko. The Cold Firm derby. Ross County v Inverness. Whatever you call it, we covered the first top flight Highland derby of the season.

But first, we had a good dissection of just what has happened at Pittodrie. Out of the League Cup to a lower league team, back to back defeats in the league, including a 5-1 thrashing at home. Krys just bit his tongue as Andy and John covered all the problems before coming to the conclusion that the international break had come just at the right time.

Scotland’s slim chances of Euro 2016 qualification gets a good analysing, as we looked forward to the final double header of the qualification group against Poland and Gibraltar. Can we make the playoffs? We’ll look back at it again next week.

Celtic in Europe, Celtic in Hamilton, who will be the next Dundee United manager and will it be someone who has taken their current club as far as they can, and is a former Tannadice man losing the plot at Ibrox?

The charity bet was another mixed bag, but the total is slowly creeping up which is always good. It’s slim pickings domestically this week though. Thanks as always to McBookie for providing the stakes.

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