WHAT are the origins of the current problems in Scottish domestic football? This in-depth feature debunks the myth that “a few nonentities from the lower divisions” are to blame for holding back the progression of the national game.
LIVINGSTON are beginning to look the part; Lyle Taylor can banish any lingering memories of Farid El-Alagui; Cowdenbeath need more energy in midfield; John Gemmell can be Stenhousemuir’s nuclear weapon; and East Stirlingshire’s young side must harden in time for the new season.
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?