S8E45 All About The Rangers’

The two John’s are joined by a special guest this week, Cove Rangers striker Paul McManus.

McManus talks about Cove’s historic promotion from the Highland League to the SFPL set up, and his moment of joy in scoring the final goal of the 7-0 aggregate win over Berwick Rangers, consigning them to the Lowland League. He talks about the rise of the club, how they overcame disappointment of last seasons playoff heartache against Cowdenbeath to go one better, the standard of football in the Highland League, his partnership with Mitch Meginsson up front and his battles with injury this campaign. Naturally, he talks about the celebrations over the weekend and not needing to buy a drink in Aberdeen!

A tactical substitution sees Paul depart and replaced by Krys to round off the rest of the weekends action. Clyde sealed promotion to League One following their playoff win over Annan Athletic. It wasn’t to be three out of three promotions from the playoffs as Queen of the South comfortably saw off Raith Rovers to preserve their Championship status.

The Premiership playoff will be contested between St Mirren and Dundee United, after Hamilton secured a sixth term in the top flight with victory over St Johnstone. Both Saints and United go into the two legged playoff in decent form, so it’s a tough one to call.

At the top end, Kilmarnock secured third place and guaranteed Europa League football with a late winner over Rangers. It proved to be the perfect goodbye for Steve Clarke, who left to become Alex McLeish’s successor as Scotland manager, the lads agree it’s the right appointment. Despite victory over Hibs, Aberdeen finished fourth and will now be hoping that Celtic defeat Hearts in the upcoming Scottish Cup Final in order to secure European Football for the sixth season running.

Chat moves onto this weekends Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Hearts. Will it be a triple treble for Celtic or can Hearts cause an upset? Talk then turns to Junior football as Auckinleck Talbot clinched their League title last week.

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