SFA must stop fluffing its lines and find a manager who commands total respect, argues Tom English
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.
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.
CRISIS-HIT Gretna will be able to fulfil their SPL fixture against Aberdeen at Pittodrie tomorrow, the club confirmed today.
THE 12 Scottish Premierleague football clubs have collectively made a profit for the first time in ten years.
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.
A TOP football advisor today claimed that Scotland's clubs are finally sorting out their financial problems.
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.
RIVAL Capital managers Craig Levein and Tony Mowbray joined forces today to express their sympathy for under-fire Scotland boss Berti Vogts.
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.