Monthly Archives: January 2016

S5E26 Rose to the Occasion

Another Tuesday night recording meant that Krys and John were on at the same time as two of the Scottish Cup fourth round matches were being played so there was a bit of jumping back and forth to see how those games were going as they chatted about the various topics of the week.

In among the discussions across the four divisions there were some important questions asked such as “who did Halliday gesture towards”, “where have that Dundee United been all season”, and “why are there never midweek goals shown on Sportscene and just how right was Paul Hartley about that programme”. But perhaps most importantly we ask the question – who is more incompetent, the SFA or the SPFL?

That and all the usual reflections and predictions, it’s another jam packed podcast.

Thanks as always to McBookie for providing the stakes in our charity bet. No luck this week sadly.

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S5E25 Champagne at Nandos

It’s back to league action after the excitement of the Scottish Cup last week, and it’s back to the duo of Krys and John to go over a weather reduced fixture card.

Peterhead’s win helped us to another charity bet win, while Annan Athletic were brought back down to Earth with a bump. In the Championship, all eyes were on the big game at the Falkirk Stadium, while Rangers continued their return to form at home to Livingston.

In the top flight, Dundee United’s plight wasn’t helped by the visit of Celtic and the oddly skewed scoring statistics “record” of Leigh Griffiths. It was made even worse by Kilmarnock’s win in the snow the following day. Hearts thumped Motherwell for six, while Dundee also rattled a few past Partick Thistle. But the real excitement came in Dingwall in a highly entertaining live match as ten man Aberdeen came from a goal down to beat Ross County.

Thanks as always to McBookie for providing the stakes in our charity bet. The best part of this podcast was surpassing last season’s charity total with several months still to go!

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S5E24 It’s Banned, Stop It

It’s one of the highlights of the Scottish Football calendar, so it’s no surprise that this podcast is a long one as Krys is joined by Andy and Craig to discuss all the action from the fourth round of the Scottish Cup. The big guns are in, and in some cases they’re straight back out again!

Annan Athletic are one of the big headline makers, while Dunfermline Athletic and Ross County managed to entertain on Sportscene far longer than some all Premiership ties. Andy and Craig manage to get a decent conversation out of the only goalless tie, but then it helps when both were at that very game. We eventually get to the three live televised games and are delighted to see someone finally get a penalty when they were taken out after shooting. Sadly the refereeing praise very quickly ends as we move on to wonder just who Andrew Dallas knows in refereeing circles to get fast tracked.

Spoilers – we know.

Finally we take a look a the fifth round draw and while one tie obviously stands out we look and wonder just where Celtic might be travelling.

All of this, plus Premiership predictions and our attempt to get a second charity bet win of the year – and a third week in a row – after Elgin City and East Fife helped us past the £400 mark for the season. Thanks as always to McBookie for providing the stakes in our charity bet.

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S5E23 Busier Than Santa

It’s the first podcast of the new year, and boy do we hit the ground running for 2016. Krys is joined by Andy and as always he gives us his perspective of Scottish Football from his Highland base. It’s good timing as well, with a Highland derby having just taken place, Elgin City hitting top spot in League Two, and Peterhead going well in League One.

With two rounds of Premiership fixtures having been played since we last recorded, and no fewer than 35 goals scored across those fixtures we’re almost glad that two games were called off in that period! That and a look at the Championship as the top three all win and St Mirren take bragging rights in the Renfrewshire derby.

And then, just as you’d think we’re all finished, it’s Scottish Cup weekend coming up! We look at some of the key fixtures, including the guarantee of a non-league club in the fifth round, wonder just why St Mirren and Partick Thistle are playing on Friday night if they’re not on TV, and of course look a the big tie of the round where Andy makes a bold prediction.

And just top it all off, one of the two charity bets came in at the weekend. The total so far has now reached £356.28 and hopefully we’ve not been too greedy with this week’s choices as we try to add to that pot. Thanks as always to McBookie for providing the stakes in our charity bet.

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