WHILE the battle between Partick Thistle and Dunfermline for the championship is likely to the most exciting in the country, Scotland’s second tier is beginning to fall into the patterns widely predicted at the beginning of the season.
AFTER Dumbarton parted company with manager Alan Adamson earlier the week following a dismal run of results, it begged the question – why is the gap between the Second Division and First Division so difficult for teams to overcome?
OVER the last two seasons, Falkirk FC’s lauded youth academy has produced some of the finest talent in the SFL. Ross Dunbar takes a look at the men responsible for putting in place a model envied by other Scottish clubs.
THE First Division is as competitive as it is unequal – there are around five teams with aspirations of securing the championship, while, once again, the three part-time teams are likely to struggle. Our preview of the forthcoming season makes sense of the country’s most complex league.
DESPITE facing a series of severe financial cutbacks, Gus MacPherson was widely expected to consolidate Queen of the South’s First Division status and “steady the ship”. Analyising MacPherson’s tactical approach over five matches, we look at how the former St Mirren boss was undone by shiftless defending.
THE proof is in the pudding, and the pudding in this case is a football. BOOF! Eat my goal! The goalie has got football pie all over his shirt. As you would expect from the title, we take a look at the finest goals scored in the First Division last season.