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.

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.

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.

The Weekend Catch: WFC’s Football Fixture List For 19-20 February, 2011

This week’s tallies:  twenty matches in fifteen competitions chosen by ten writers.  Hop on for the ride! Chelsea v Everton (Saturday) — It has just occurred to me that Chelsea is a lot like Toy Story.  Seriously.  Roman Abramovich is Andy, although he doesn’t have to wait for Christmas or his birthday for his parents … Read more

Real Men Wear Skirts: Scottish Cup Sees Giants Thrive & An Old Firm Replay

People rejoiced around the country this week. It was time for some cup action. A time to forget about the unendingly repetitive SPL games and, if your club hasn’t been performing up to par in the league, your chance to forget about all that and revel in the chance of cup success. On Saturday, we … Read more

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

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