Monthly Archives: August 2019

S9E8 Extra Time and Penalties

F Bomb John is joined by Krys who returns after a two week break. We are joined by special guest Scott from Footyblognet.

The podcast starts with an introduction from Scott on what he does and covers some non league football chat. It’s good to hear Scott champion the Junior game too.

The European games for Rangers and Celtic are covered with good results for both. The guys are in agreement that both teams look likely to go through.

We cover the lower leagues starting with the Friday game. Lawrence Shankland looks like he is going to run away with the top scorer award already while Arbroath picked up their first win in the league this season. In League One, Falkirk slipped up which let Raith go top. In League Two, Cove continue their fine start.

The chat leads on to the Premiership where Celtic and Rangers continued their 100% record.

We have some detailed chat about Celtic and where they need to improve before finishing off with previewing their game against Rangers.

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S9E7 Club 18 to 72 Holidays

It’s the two John’s on again as Krys can’t make it unfortunately and we have no interviews or special guests.

We start off with the lower leagues with news of the first managerial sacking in the senior league with news of Barry Smith leaving Brechin. That leads us on to us discussing the lower leagues and leads us on to chat of some #pickitoot contenders.

The top two leagues saw no games played due there being League Cup action. Five of the ties went to extra time which is probably unwanted at this time of the season.

This leads us back to last Thursday and mixed results for our Europa League participants. Rangers went through comfortably while Aberdeen went out.

We extend our warm wishes to Fauldhouse United manager Jon Connolly who has been struggling with his mental health recently. Once again Back Onside have been helping out. Check out the great work they do @BackOnside on Twitter.

The podcast concludes with our tweet of the week and we pick our #pickitoot moment.

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S9E6 Young Cup Special

It’s the two John’s on this week with plenty to talk about in Scottish football.

There’s European action, League action and a few different Cup competitions too.

This week starts off with talking about Celtic as their second leg tie comes to a conclusion as we’re recording. We discuss what’s gone wrong for Celtic and the lack of transfer activity. It’s something that has frustrated their fans for a while.

There were mixed results last week for our other teams competing in Europe with Rangers having a fantastic win, meanwhile Aberdeen struggled and have it all to do on Thursday to advance.

It leads us on to talk about Rangers destruction of Hibs and the strength of their attacking options. Celtic continue to score goals for fun domestically but have issues at the back with their new signings.

We cover the lower leagues which is where most of our contenders for our #pickitoot moment come from.

Before we preview the League Cup, Good John managed to secure an interview with East Fife’s manager Darren Young. We hope you enjoy it.

F Bomb then discusses his trip to Dundonald Bluebell for Auchinleck Talbot’s preliminary round in the Scottish Cup. It was an entertaining tie which has gone to a replay.

We finish off with some Challenge Cup chat and the Scottish Junior Cup draw which was made today.

This leads on to John mentioning that he has secured another guest who is keen to come on soon.

Thanks to everyone who interacted with us on Twitter over the last week in terms of our #pickitoot content.

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S9E5 The Derek Crothers Interview

Good John and Krys are joined by former Grade Two referee Derek Crothers this week. F-bomb John missed out in case he got a red card for foul language.

Derek gives an insight into life moving up the ranks as an official for 13 years and the stumbling blocks that prevented him getting promoted to a Grade One official. In an open and honest interview, Derek elaborates on the cliques that exist within the SFA and how certain officials move up the ranks as a result, case example Andrew Dallas! However, he does point out that referees are not biased and how much he enjoyed being an official before calling it a day.

Onto football, Rangers and Aberdeen made it into the Third Qualifying Round of the Europa League. Both learned their possible opponents for the playoff round should they get past Midtjylland and Rijeka respectively, whilst Celtic will face Slavia Prague in the Champions League playoff if they overcome Cluj.

Back to domestic action, the Champions began in emphatic style with a 7-0 trouncing of St Johnstone. Are things going stale under Tommy Wright for the Saints? Hibs overcame an organised St Mirren side, Ross County began life back in the top flight with a comfortable win over Hamilton whilst Livingston and Motherwell played out a goalless draw. Rangers started their campaign with a well earned late win at Kilmarnock in a game, sadly, dominated by events in the stand rather than the pitch. Aberdeen came from behind to defeat Hearts in a five goal classic thanks to Ryan Hedges winner.

In the Championship, Dunfermline were pegged back by two controversial penalties as Dundee left Fife with a point. There were also draws at Alloa and Arbroath. Lawrence Shankland hit all four goals as Dundee United beat Inverness, whilst his old club Ayr defeated Morton 4-2. League One saw Forfar win 2-0 at Airdrie and relegated Falkirk begin life in the Third tier with a 0-0 draw at newly promoted Peterhead. In the fourth tier, new boys Cove Rangers got off to a flyer with a 5-0 thumping of Edinburgh City. There were also wins for Albion Rovers, Elgin, Annan and Queens Park.

This weeks Pick it Out goal of the week was scored by Rhys Devlin of Irvine Meadow, though there were good contenders from Celtic’s hat-trick hero Ryan Christie, Ayr’s Alan Forrest and Aberdeen’s Ryan Hedges. If you disagree, send us your suggestions.

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