Monthly Archives: April 2016

S5E38 Deila Taxi

Back to league action for another few twists and turns of the Premiership season, Krys is joined by John to look at who can throw away things in the league the most. Aberdeen, Hearts and Celtic all slip up as the other three teams in the top six play for very little – something that only happens in England according to Graeme Souness.

The penultimate weekend in the lower leagues saw a few more issues decided, with Livingston consigned to the playoffs and Forfar Athletic’s relegation to League Two confirmed. But other aspects continue into the final weekend across all three divisions. We also take a brief look at the start of the Pyramid playoff as Cove Rangers took on Edinburgh City in the first leg for the right to face East Stirling.

There’s some in-depth discussion around the future for Hearts, Aberdeen and Celtic and what they might be aiming to do next season – while also reflecting on what might have been this season for all three. Celtic’s confirmed change of management leads us to some speculation over who might replace Deila, but Krys is as clueless as anyone else – no change there then!

Thanks as always to McBookie for providing the stake in our charity bets. No winner this week as St Mirren lost and Craig Gunn didn’t score first. We try again this week, although the initial suggestion of Celtic and Aberdeen both losing to almost double the charity bet pot gets immediately shot down.

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S5E37 Pie in the Sky

It’s Scottish Cup semi final weekend, and after two long and eventful matches Krys is hosting so we talk about pies instead. Craig and Hamish join in the in depth discussion about the future of the Killie Pie, before moving on to Saturday’s hero Conrad Logan who seems no stranger to a pie.

Jason Cummings takes a penalty like a pie, Mixu Paatelainen gets really angry about the timing of a pie, Ronny Deila bans pies to no avail, Mark Warburton pulls a pie out of his magic hat…

While Cove Rangers and East Fife win the Highland and League Two titles. Sorry, like Hampden at the Petrofac Training Cup final we’re now all out of pies.

Sometimes we talk about the football involved across 240 minutes of action and two penalty shootouts, before moving on to look ahead to the post-split predictions and some hopeful pie in the sky charity bet picks.

And speaking of the sky, has Tom Rogic’s penalty come down from it yet?

Thanks as always to McBookie for providing the steak… sorry, stake in our charity bet. This week was scuppered before the evening kick off.

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S5E36 Eight Point Gaps

Was this the decisive weekend in the Premiership? Krys is joined by John and Andy this week to discuss the big games at the top and the bottom of the top division.

Prior to that we look down the pyramid to the Lowland and Highland Leagues, with one clinched and one just about there, as well as the team they might face from League Two now decided too. At the other end of League Two, it’s looking all done and dusted for top spot but the playoffs are still as tight as they can be. League One’s relegation positions are almost as tight, with Airdrieonians in particular still in the hunt for both promotion and relegation!

In the Championship, Hibernian’s awful form continues while Rangers have clinched a Championship and Challenge Cup double since the last podcast. The three teams in the promotion playoff are now confirmed, but the order could still be a crucial factor in seeing who goes on to face Premiership opposition.

With the split in the Premiership now upon us, there’s disappointment at the lack of derbies – although one could be crucially timed depending on the fixture computer that hasn’t churned out its results at time of recording. There’s also a look ahead to the Scottish Cup semi finals and no one has any idea who will come out on top of either of them… but it won’t be the Hampden pitch that’s for sure.

Thanks as always to McBookie for providing the stakes in our charity bet. No luck this weekend as for bursting wins ruined most of our picks. Hopefully more luck this weekend.

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S5E35 Injury Time Drama

It’s Krys and John again this week, discussing all the drama from this weekend’s SPFL fixtures. Between three games in the Championship and one in League Two there were no fewer than four injury time equalisers – and indeed that League Two game there were two injury time goals!

Rangers were made to wait for their Championship title celebrations, but it could be a double celebration this coming week as they host Dumbarton before taking on Peterhead in the Petrofac Training Cup final.

In the top flight, it’s as you were after Celtic and Aberdeen both won and the guys discuss how lucky Scott Brown was and how brilliant Michael McGovern was. Elsewhere, Dundee United edge ever closer to Kilmarnock above them and the weekly question of whether or not they’ll stay up is asked. Tune in again next week to see if the pendulum swings again.

There’s predictions and charity bet picking before finishing up with some Rangers at Wrestlemania chat. No really.

Thanks as always to McBookie for providing the stakes in our charity bet. No luck this weekend as yet another decent choice on paper comes nowhere near winning.

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