Real Men Wear Skirts: I Don’t Mean To Repeat Myself But It Is The SPL

Variety, they say, is the spice of life. The SPL, therefore, must be the no-frills omelette of the football world. By the end of February Celtic will have played both Aberdeen and Rangers three times in eight weeks. Actually Celtic and Aberdeen faced up three times in ten days, so forgive me when I couldn’t … Read more

Real Men Wear Skirts: Hearts Closing On Old Firm

Have we found a third horse?  If so, it’s a dark one.  Dark red, as a matter of fact. “Two horse race” is a phrase that is probably used more in Scotland than any other country in the world, excepting perhaps Spain. So often the chase for the Scottish title has been given the label, … Read more

Real Men Wear Skirts: The Celtic v Hamilton Result Was Anything But Academical

For once, there was more action on the pitch than off in Scotland, if only just. Last week saw Neil Lennon appeal a six game ban imposed after he appealed a two game ban enacted in the wake of his over the top appeals both on the pitch and in the media at Tynecastle, in … Read more

Real Men Wear Skirts: Celtic’s Samaras Braces Rangers and SPL Execs Search For The Perfect Ten

Apart from the big game that was played at Ibrox this week, reports of an even more ridiculous idea than Giorgios Samaras scoring a double have been banded about a Glasgow stadium by some of the most powerful people in Scottish football. The SPL executives and club chairman got together at Hampden Park this week … Read more

Real Men Wear Skirts: The SPL & SFA Need To Realise The Need For A (Scheduled) Winter Break

With every SPL game called off this week, there’s not exactly much to write about.  The referee debacle has died down but is not quite dead.   The only game to go ahead in Scotland over the weekend, Alloa Athletic v Peterhead, finished 2-2 and, inevitably, Alloa’s 90th minute penalty was a tad on the … Read more

Real Men Wear Skirts: A Farcical Weekend In The SPL

It is a hard life as a Scottish football fan, you spend your whole life defending the league… “It’s not just about the Old Firm.” “The other teams are pretty good.” “it’s really not that bad.” All things I have said time and time again. This past week, though, the league has been indefensible. Like … Read more

Real Men Wear Skirts: SPL Refs Say Enough Is Enough!

Savour this report for as long as you can, as it may be the last for a while.  It seems the Scottish referees have had enough, picked up their footballs and won’t come out to play. It is not difficult to see where the refs are coming from.  More-so than usual in the past weeks, … Read more

Real Men Wear Skirts: McGhee, Grateful For A Short Break, Hopes It Doesn’t Become Permanent

International breaks don’t suit everyone, some managers will hate the drop in momentum.  For instance, Jim Jeffries’ Hearts side head into the interlude having won three games in a row, such a run as the Edinburgh side have not managed since August 2008. Hibs and Inverness have two wins on the trot and their gaffers, … Read more

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