S2E33 – Goal-line technology & SPL entry criteria.

This week Krys and I are joined by a special guest  – ESPN’s Derek Rae.

We start by discussing Celtic’s performance against Juventus. Derek gives us his view on Juventus’ replacement for the Stadio Delle Alpi and also how Pirlo became the player he is today.

On Sunday the Edinburgh derby finished 0-0, with a lot of the talk focussing on Leigh Griffiths’ goal that never was. We all know that the ball crossed the line, but the officials never gave it. We discuss what could be done to stop that happening again; including goal-line technology, and Derek gives his opinion on the use of TV evidence.

Morton are currently sitting atop division one and have aspirations of reaching the SPL. With promotion comes certain stadium criteria and Morton have until the 31st of March to confirm they have plans in place to upgrade their stadium. The sticking point is that league reconstruction is due to be voted in on the 15th of April and if it happens, the top tier entry criteria will be relaxed. We discuss the various options available to the club and that leads us on to discuss other upgrades, namely standing areas.

Division three was home to two shock results of the weekend; Stirling Albion beat East Stirlingshire 9-1, and Annan beat Rangers 2-1. I applaud Annan, and we also discuss Stirling Albion’s rise from the bottom of the table to the possibility of a play off place. Derek also gives his views on the Rangers team, and I discuss the state of my steak pie from the weekend.

As usual we each pick a team in this week’s charity bet. We only managed one result out of three last weekend, but that’s no surprise.

It’s the final of the Scottish Communities League Cup on Saturday and we first of all discuss the rumour that Peter Houston will take over at Hearts, with his first game possibly being the final. We also discuss the SFL’s decision to take tickets away from St Mirren and move them to a more expensive section.

We end the podcast with our SPL predictions. Derek is set to commentate on Friday’s game between Motherwell and Hibs, which leads us on to discuss Friday night football and the benefits of it.

Thank you to McBookie for donating the charity bet stake.