STEVEN PRESSLEY has become a “Negative Nigel”; different manager, same shit for Dumbarton; Paul Hartley’s loan signings have caught the eye at Alloa; Rangers’ win at Clyde is their biggest result of the season; and David Hopkirk deserves a second chance at Queen of the South.
WHAT did you expect? Queen of the South sit top of the table; Stranraer languish at the bottom. Everything else in between, however, is a giant muddle. We sift through Scotland’s third tier like a vintage school master.
THIS week’s column focuses on Ayr United’s dismal defence; Alloa Atheltic’s midfield; Forfar Athletic’s remarkable start to the season; Peterhead’s ill-discipline; and the Queen’s Park production line has created another outstanding prospect.
IMAGINE a cross between a lion-tamer, a stunt man, and James Bond. Multiply it by two, divide it by the number you first thought of, and you’re still nowhere close enough to comprehending how exciting the Second Division is. This is the guide to the most competitive league in the country.
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.