A 12-year-old fan runs away from home for the chance to see his hero, the Dundee goalkeeper, play for Scotland. Or does he?
By J. David Simons
The strength and iron will of Liverpool’s longest-serving captain was forged in the days when he rose at 3am on matchdays to do a shift in a north-east slaughterhouse before travelling 70 miles to play in Dundee.
By Ragnhild Lund Ansnes
The circumstances that led to Falkirk FC becoming the only Scottish team ever to hold the world football transfer record.
By Euan Ferguson
Glaswegian railway worker John Harley moved to South America as a draughtsman, but became a football legend.
By Euan McTear
The much-respected Springbok played football for Scotland, baseball for England and 530 games for Charlton Athletic – including four games in goal.
By Paul Brown
Unity, Togetherness, Deefiance…the story of how 25 points wasn’t enough.
By Steven Reid
Rumours, leaks, protests, conspiracy theories, personality clashes, fabrications, resignations: Dundee’s unhappy experiment with fan ownership.
By Grant Hill
It’s the chant with which Hibs fans celebrate the Frenchman’s unbeaten record against Hearts as player and manager. For grace and charisma, can any Hibs player ever beat ‘Le God’?
By Edd Norval
The misfiring football genius seems to be a Scottish trait. And no-one has embodied those qualities more distinctively than the maverick Partick Thistle man.
By John Penman
The 1989 Under-16 World Cup finals has gone down in Scottish football history as yet another chapter of glorious failure. For those who played in it, however, it was an unforgettable experience.
By Richard Winton
Hidden away, unfashionable and occasionally quite scary, Scottish Junior football has a charm all of its own.
By Scott Fleming
Behind the throwaway phrase ‘he’s been on the monkey glands’ lies a story of stimulant abuse, a notorious Russian scientist, a shadowy Scottish chemist and strange goings-on in the farming villages of Perthshire.
By Stuart Cosgrove
The unique charms of an away trip.
Photographer Alan McCredie joins Hibs fans on their journey to Somerset Park to celebrate the unique charms of the away trip.
By Daniel Gray
They came in search of La Dolce Vita. And some even found it…
By Giancarlo Rinaldi
Although he has never managed at club level, Bobby Clark deserves to be seen as one of Scotland’s great coaching figures.
By Ian Thomson
A largely-forgotten Highland football club can trace its heritage – slightly tenuously – all the way back to Oliver Cromwell.
By Rab MacWilliam
Adam Moffat departed Scottish football after finishing second from bottom in the third division with Elgin City. He went on to rub shoulders with David Beckham, Raul and Barack Obama.
By Chris Tait
Scottish football has survived the financial insanity that some predicted would lead to its demise. But how stable is it?
By Maurice Smith
The initial reaction was: ‘Another Ferguson book? Really?’ But this one is different. For many reasons.
By Michael Grant
Much can be done to make the officials’ job easier and improve the game. So why don’t they speak up in support of progress?
By Neil Wilcock
This is meant to be the age of constant change, but not as far as the Scottish football authorities are concerned.
By Gerry Hassan
There will be no improving our dismal national performances unless there is a change in emphasis within the corridors of
power, where self-preservation prevails over development.
By David Farrell
We are not producing enough talented young players. Why not? One ex-pro youth player gives his opinion on what has to be changed.
By Craig Rodger
The story of a legendary debacle and why it should be celebrated three decades on.
By Andrew Gray
Gazza’s goading, Three Lions, Fish from Marillion, Tosh McKinlay, McAllister . . . and of course that goal.
By Mike Gibbons
The ghosts of the 1960s and 70s, when the ground was always full, the floodlights always on and the rain was always falling, can still be felt at the home of Raith Rovers.
By Willie Paul
How is it possible to end up as a passionate supporter of two Scottish clubs? Here’s how…
By Stephen Watt
From Puskas to Zidane, many of the greats have shone at our national stadium. But not the greatest of all.
By Matt Vallance
I could have been a member of the Tartan Army, but I chose England.
By Heather McKinlay
Why the Aberdeen midfielder deserves to be regarded as one of the best players in the country.
By John Maxwell