Monthly Archives: April 2019

S8E42 A Lions Tribute

We’re one John down this week but Krys is back.

We start off with a special tribute to Lisbon Lions Billy McNeill and Stevie Chalmers, who lost their lives to dementia this week. The tribute features interviews with former Celtic player Billy Stark and Broadcaster Ally Begg, who was a presenter on Celtic TV.

The topic moves nicely onto Premiership action and it was fitting that Celtic’s No.5 scored the only goal of the game on 67 minutes to claim victory over Kilmarnock, which takes them to within a point of the title. Rangers clinched second with an easy win at home to Aberdeen, whilst the Edinburgh derby ended in a 1-1 draw.

At the bottom, Dundee look doomed after a last minute loss to Motherwell, whilst both St Mirren and Hamilton snatched late draws to move them closer to safety, though one will end up in the Premiership playoffs.

Ross County sealed Championship promotion in style, Falkirk need a minor miracle to avoid dropping out of the Division whilst Queen of the South, Alloa and Partick Thistle are still fighting to avoid the bottom two places.

In League One, Montrose kept their ambitions of back-to-back promotions alive by securing a playoff place. It’s a straight shootout between Brechin and Stenhousemuir to avoid automatic relegation, Barry Smith’s side need a win or they will suffer consecutive relegations.

Peterhead missed out on clinching League Two by conceding a 93rd minute goal to Stirling Albion, whilst Clyde kept up their slim chances of clinching the title with victory over Queens Park. Albion Rovers completed the great escape with an emphatic win over Berwick Rangers, who are consigned to the playoff to avoid dropping out of the SPFL set up. They are likely to face Cove Rangers, who won 2-1 in East Kilbride in the first leg of the League Two playoff.

Tweet us @sffpodcast
Facebook – Scottish Football Forums
Instagram – sffpodcast

S8E41 Easter Ecksit

The two John’s are on this week, joined by special guest Iain Emerson who is editor of the Tartan Army magazine.

The podcast leads with Iain giving us an insight to what is included in the magazine. He informs us it’s for the fans by the fans. If you have any articles you want included or anything else Tartan Army related then get in touch at tartanarmymagazine.com or on social media where they are on Facebook and Twitter.

It’s a good week for him to be on with Alex McLeish leaving the Scotland job for a second time. It’s no real surprise. The guys discuss who they’d like to see as manager going forward and whether a non Scot would be accepted.

The two John’s cover the Premiership with there being some talking points with regards to Steve Clarke’s comments. Aberdeen got a crucial victory in battle for third place. The Glasgow teams both visited Edinburgh with Rangers getting the better result. It means Celtic will be delayed in their quest to secure the league.

In the bottom half, St Mirren picked up what could be a vital win while Dundee lost to the other Saints. Hamilton got a late equaliser in the Lanarkshire derby which could be an important goal.

Ross County now only need a point to confirm promotion back to the Premiership while Highland rivals/friends secured their playoff spot. At the other end there is plenty still to be decided with so many teams in battle to avoid relegation or playoff spot.

League One saw Stranraer and Dumbarton maintain their place for next season as they picked up crucial wins at the weekend.

In League Two it looks like Berwick will be in pyramid playoff unless they can win their last two games.

Apologies for the technical issues we suffered this week, hopefully everything should be back to normal next week.

Tweet us @sffpodcast
Facebook – Scottish Football Forums
Instagram – sffpodcast

S8E40 Craig’s Tight Shorts

It’s the regular trio back on this week with Krys being rather happier than the two John’s.

The podcast starts with a review of what’s gone on in the lower leagues. Congratulations to Arbroath and wee Dick in securing the League One title. We’re recording as Morton play Inverness in the Championship. There’s plenty still to be decided.

The finalists of the Scottish Cup were decided with both favourites going through. It’s now up to Hearts to try and stop the treble treble. Krys enjoys getting the two John’s to talk about the second semi. Unfortunately there is yet more talk about sectarian abuse.

We preview the upcoming Premiership games with talk about King’s statement of Rangers being on verge of domination.

Talk leads to some of the funniest things we’ve seen on twitter this week.

The podcast concludes with some European chat and a happy ending for the two John’s.

Tweet us @sffpodcast
Facebook – Scottish Football Forums
Instagram – sffpodcast

S8E39 Coconut Shy

It’s the two John’s on this week and were joined by a returning guest Andy. We give him his full title as he is an award winning journalist.

We start off by covering the Championship as Andy has been covering that league in depth this season. This is due to him being based in the Highlands. It’s an alternative way to start and enjoyable to get more insight in to the league. It’s going to be some end to the season with all teams having something to play for.

Once this has been covered, we focus on the battle to avoid relegation with there being all to play for still. At the top of the table, Celtic continue to stumble over the finish line and Aberdeen got their first home league win of 2019. It looks like Rangers are close to securing second but plenty of football to be played before European spots are decided.

The chat links in well with the upcoming Scottish Cup semis which John B has covered on his blog. Will we see an upset or two or will the favourites go through? Andy gives us an insight in to the build up from an Inverness point of view.

John B leads with the chat from League One and Two with plenty still to be decided there.

The podcast concludes with some chat about the Scotland woman’s team and the Junior Cup finalists being confirmed.

Thanks for listening and feel free to send feedback to any of the social media outlets we’re on.

Tweet us @sffpodcast
Facebook – Scottish Football Forums
Instagram – sffpodcast

S8E38 Meena’s Coupon

The two John’s are rejoined by Krys, who is back from his holidays.

St Mirren bounced back from Simeone Jackson’s failed Panenka attempt in Perth to defeat Dundee in the Basement Battle, overhauling Jim McIntyre’s men into 11th place. Hamilton’s leaky defence was exposed by Kilmarnock, who cruised to a 5-0 win to move into third.

It was a good weekend for the Capital sides with Hibs and Hearts claiming 2-1 wins, closing in on 4th place Aberdeen in the process. Motherwell kept their outside top six aspirations alive with a comfortable win at home to St Johnstone.

The third Old Firm meeting was again not short of incident. What value is Alfredo Morelos given his lack of discipline and lack of productivity in big games? Celtic moved to within three wins of an 8th consecutive title with a late James Forrest winner.

In the Championship, the battle for survival intensified with just five points separating five teams, whilst Ross County maintained a two point lead with two games in hand despite losing to Alloa. League One also has an interesting battle at the bottom, just three points separating 7th and 10th thanks to Stenhousemuir’s win at Dumbarton.

Albion Rovers finally got off the bottom of League Two with victory over Cowdenbeath in midweek, which attracted interest from Sky’s Soccer Saturday. At the weekend, the top three beat the bottom three to keep things alive at both ends of the table. East Kilbride clinched the Lowland League title with the winners of the Highland League likely to be one of two Rangers – Cove and Brora.

The lads end the Podcast by chatting about the end of Still Game, with a surprise that gives us this weeks title.

Tweet us @sffpodcast
Facebook – Scottish Football Forums
Instagram – sffpodcast