Scott Johnston

Scott Johnston has written 19 posts for World Football Columns

Real Men Wear Skirts: Old Firm, New Story?

Scott Johnston returns from a break just in time for the opening salvo in this year’s Old Firm. Continue reading »

Real Men Wear Skirts: SPL = Scotland’s Pathetic League!

Scotland didn’t do anything to improve their status in Europe in this summer’s Champions and Europa League qualifiers. Continue reading »

Real Men Wear Skirts: Hampden Park Joy & Now The SPL Is All Business

Scotland takes heart from a win over Denmark at home and the SPL puts friendlies aside and focuses on the long season ahead. Continue reading »

Real Men Wear Skirts: Rangers Stumble, Celtic Fly Out Of The Gate

The SPL has started play again and Scott Johnston is on top of things. Continue reading »

Brand New Season, Same Old SPL?

Scott Johnson is back just in time with a look at the SPL ahead of the opening weekend of fixtures. Continue reading »

Real Men Wear Skirts: Rangers for the League, Celtic for the Cup!

Scottish football wrapped up over the last week, with Rangers claiming their third straight SPL title and Celtic balancing the scales with a victory in the Scottish Cup. Scott Johnston says farewell to Walter Smith and good luck to his successor, Ally McCoist. With Neil Lennon around, maintaining the status quo will not be easy. Continue reading »

Real Men Wear Skirts: They Do Not, However, Attack Celtic Coaches Named Neil Lennon

Some people have charisma. Strangers are simply charmed by them and hang on their every word. For their admirers such people can say or do no wrong. Then there’s Neil Lennon. Scott Johnston looks at the latest fan to pile on the Celtic boss as part of this week’s SPL review. Continue reading »

Real Men Wear Skirts: Inverness Go Ballistic, Shoot A Hole In Celtic’s Title Hopes

Inverness put a huge dent in Celtic’s title plans with an upset 3-2 victory on Wednesday evening. Now, with both sides level on games played, Rangers are in the driver’s seat. This is the SPL, we’re talking about, though. So how long can that last? Continue reading »

Real Men Wear Skirts: Old Firm VII Is In The Books But Celtic & Rangers Still Have Business

With just a handful of games remaining, Celtic trail Rangers by a single point but, with a match in hand, control their own destiny. Continue reading »

Real Men Wear Skirts – The SPL Enters Its Final Countdown

Scott Johnston refuses to let one idiot ruin an interesting fortnight of football in the SPL. Continue reading »

Rangers: Heading For Rags Or Riches?

Scott Johnston sorts through the tangled Rangers sale. Continue reading »

Real Men Wear Skirts – Rangers Falter, Hibs, Hearts Draw & Craig Brown Considers A Career In MMA

The past week was a two-fer for SPL fans, with their favourite clubs playing both on the weekend and in mid-week. Yet, a pair of cliff-hangers were overshadowed by a heavyweight battle between the Aberdeen boss and the Motherwell chairman. Continue reading »

Real Men Wear Skirts: Rangers Beat Celtic To Re-Ignite The Title Race!

Rangers re-ignite their season with a League Cup victory over Celtic in Old Firm.2011.6. With one more clash still to come, there is now some doubt as to Celtic’s superiority. Continue reading »

Real Men Wear Skirts: The SPL Takes The Week Off?

The SPL’s limited weekend schedule was further reduced by a soggy pitch at the Caledonian. Continue reading »

Real Men Wear Skirts: Celtic Run Roughshod Over Accies and Politicos Corral Old Firm

The Old Firm held form in the league over the week but were forced to join together to address Parliament’s concerns with the spiralling culture of alcohol and violence surrounding SPL matches. Continue reading »

The Old Firm Goes Berserk At The Scottish Cup!

After the outbursts from both clubs, three red cards, double-digit yellows and a bit of MMA (managerial marshal arts) between Ally McCoist and Neil Lennon, league and public officials stepped up their calls to clean up the Scottish game. Continue reading »

Real Men Wear Skirts: Celtic’s Grip On Title Loosens in Loss To Motherwell

Scott Johnston reviews the week’s SPL action and wonders about the league’s decision to start next season in July. Continue reading »

Real Men Wear Skirts: Celtic In Paradise!

Scott Johnston gives Celtic their due in putting down Rangers on the weekend and wonders if Jimmy Calderwood will blanche when he realises the challenge he faces at Division One Dingwall. Continue reading »

Real Men Wear SkirtsThis Weekend Looks Familar… Can You Say Old Firm?

With the announcements of  nuptials for Bill and Kate in London and Al and Charley in Monaco, our own Andrew Gibney decided to beat the June rush and tie the knot with his own fiance, Laura, in the early spring.  So, with the stag party to end all stag parties – although Andrew has kiboshed … Continue reading »

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