Scotland's football crisis

Scotland's football crisis

Scotland job would simply add fuel to Levein's Old Firm fire

MY advice to Craig Levein, former player and successful manager of Hearts and now of Dundee United, is not to touch the Scotland job with the proverbial barge poll, because his problems with the Old Firm will be multiplied tenfold.

How do we stop the rot in Scottish football?

IN a Scotland on Sunday investigation, Moira Gordon looks for long-term solutions to lift our national game out of the current slough of despond

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Strong leaders needed from top to bottom

SFA must stop fluffing its lines and find a manager who commands total respect, argues Tom English

SFA chief says Scottish game will survive Setanta crisis

THE SFA's acting president Campbell Ogilvie believes Scottish football will withstand the impact of Setanta's anticipated demise but admits some clubs could be casualties of the crisis engulfing the broadcaster.

Wage rules could sound final whistle for clubs

SCORES of grassroots football clubs throughout Scotland could face closure under new government rules which will enforce national minimum wage payments for hundreds of semi-professional footballers, it has been claimed.

Gretna game on

CRISIS-HIT Gretna will be able to fulfil their SPL fixture against Aberdeen at Pittodrie tomorrow, the club confirmed today.

Good news for Romanov and Co - football clubs finally make profit

THE 12 Scottish Premierleague football clubs have collectively made a profit for the first time in ten years.

When will the exile end?

SCOTLAND, plus World Cups, plus anniversaries, equals squirming. On Friday, it will be exactly eight years to the day since the national side contested a match in any major finals; a 3-0 drubbing by Morocco fatal to hopes of progressing beyond the group stages in France 98.

Scottish clubs have house in order - report

A TOP football advisor today claimed that Scotland's clubs are finally sorting out their financial problems.

Shame of money-grabbing SPL

OUTRAGEOUS, disgraceful and downright unacceptable. I don’t think I can find words of sufficient vehemence to adequately register my opposition to the shameful attempts by the SPL to redraw the standard employment contracts of our footballers. And I am perplexed that there hasn’t been more of an outcry over the proposals to introduce what are practically Victorian workhouse conditions.

Capital managers both feel for Vogts

RIVAL Capital managers Craig Levein and Tony Mowbray joined forces today to express their sympathy for under-fire Scotland boss Berti Vogts.

Angry O'Neill leaps to Douglas' defence

MARTIN O’Neill, the Celtic manager, last night mounted a strident defence of goalkeeper Robert Douglas, even though he is likely to relegate the Scotland international to his substitutes’ bench once more this afternoon.

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