WITH Rangers’ demotion into the lowest tier of Scottish football, the Third Division has suddenly become the focus of unprecendented attention: will the Ibrox club stroll through the league? Can Queen’s Park turn slick passing into sustained success? And just who will finish bottom?
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.
“MANAGING over in Hungary gave me an insight into management and everything was quite extreme in Eastern Europe. You could say it has prepared me for Dingwall!” claimed Willie McStay when he took charge of County. We examine his disastrous nine-game spell in charge of the club.
IN the mid-90s, Miller Mathieson formed part of the most successful side on Stenhousmuir’s history. In a reflective mood, the striker discusses playing under Terry Christie, victory over Aberdeen, and getting drunk on akevitt.
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.
WHILE teams prepare for the new season, we take a look back at those best players from last year’s campaign, as they would fit in to a cohesive team. Inevitably, six players from Ross County make the XI – but who will make up the rest of the First Division team of the year?