Pat Nevin has always been a man apart, as a footballer who loved the arts and a tricky winger with a phenomenal appetite for the hard graft of defending. Now one of the most respected pundits, he recalls his early journey from Easterhouse to Stamford Bridge.
Owen Coyle’s managerial trajectory once looked set to propel him from Falkirk to the very highest level. After 17 months in MLS, he is back in the English Championship with Blackburn Rovers. Can a manager once regarded as a perfect fit for the Scotland job get his career back on track?
The quest for a family-friendly match-day experience is ruining Scottish football for the average fan. No standing, no booze, no pyro often means no atmosphere and no enjoyment. Why are supporters in Scotland treated so differently from those in other countries?
‘The Garrincha of the Nordics’ was regarded as the most scintillating player of his generation in his home country and for a brief period wowed fans in Scotland. But few people outside his home country and the Scottish club he graced are likely to know much about him.
It was under John Robertson that Inverness Caledonian Thistle made history by becoming the first club from the Highlands to be promoted to the SPL. However there are strong claims for the side managed by his predecessor, Steve Paterson, to be regarded as the club’s best-ever team. Here we analyses the players, the tactics, the formations and the performances of both squads.