Tagged with Scottish football

Too much of a good thing

Too much of a good thing

GAME 17 – QUEEN OF THE SOUTH 1-1 LIVINGSTON Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 3pm Venue: Palmerston Park, Dumfries It’s been said that you can have too much of a good thing and this Saturday afternoon visit to Palmerston was a case in point. The home of Queen of the South is one of my favourite … Continue reading

Priorities

Priorities

GAME 16 – LIVINGSTON 4-1 HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 – 7.45pm Venue: Almondvale Stadium, Livingston Livingston were pre-match underdogs for this Petrofac Training Cup game, but progressed very comfortably to the quarter finals with a fine performance. Hearts surprised everyone – especially the bookies and Livi manager John McGlynn – with a team selection which included ten changes … Continue reading

The Romance of the Cup

The Romance of the Cup

GAME 15 – GLASGOW UNIVERSITY 1-9 COVE RANGERS Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014 – 3.00pm Venue: Garscube Sports Complex, Glasgow ‘Focussing on the league’ at the expense of cup competitions is a modern phenomenon, but I’m an old skool supporter in most ways and as such I love the cut and thrust of knockout football, especially in the Scottish … Continue reading

Game 6: Falkirk 2-2 Rotherham United

Game 6: Falkirk 2-2 Rotherham United

Date: Friday, July 18, 2014 – 7.30pm Venue: The Falkirk Stadium I’ll kick this post off by registering my general dislike of Friday night football, a ‘concept’ that is gradually creeping into Scottish football, all in the name of ‘progress’ I’m not convinced at all by the argument that playing games on a Friday night will … Continue reading

Game 5: Arbroath 0-3 Livingston

Game 5: Arbroath 0-3 Livingston

Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 – 7.45pm Venue: Gayfield Park, Arbroath Last year, the Livingston pre-season featured a training camp with games against Romanian opposition in the north of England, followed by an attractive couple of home games and a two match tour of the far north of Scotland. It was always going to be a hard … Continue reading

Game 3: Livingston 3-0 Falkirk XI

Game 3: Livingston 3-0 Falkirk XI

Date: Sunday July 13, 2014 – 1pm Venue: Ainslie Park, Edinburgh As someone that likes a bit of variety in my football, there is something odd about travelling to the same venue two days running. Such is the nature of the Ronnie Swan tournament hosted by Spartans, which in its four team format gives each competing side two … Continue reading

Game 2: Dunfermline Athletic 1-0 Livingston

Game 2: Dunfermline Athletic 1-0 Livingston

Date: Saturday July 12, 2014 – 1pm Venue: Ainslie Park, Edinburgh Hard on the heels of the Forfar trip, Livingston’s pre-season continued at Ainslie Park, as one of four clubs competing a weekend tournament. Named after late Spartans’ stalwart Ronnie Swan, the tournament line up was completed by the host club, Falkirk and Dunfermline Athletic, with … Continue reading

Game 79: Hearts U20 2-3 Hamilton Accies U20

Game 79: Hearts U20 2-3 Hamilton Accies U20

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 @ Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh I’ve got right into the SPFL Under 20 League this season; there’s been little else on midweek in Scotland through the winter. The games are usually played at decent venues and there tends to be a couple of recognised first teamers in most Under 20 sides as well … Continue reading

Game 8: Whitburn Juniors 2-3 Armadale Thistle

Thursday 21 July @ Central Park, Whitburn From one Central Park to another for Game 8, an intriguing looking West Lothian derby pre-season friendly match. I nearly didn’t make this one. Somehow I had it in my head that Armadale Thistle were hosting the game at Volunteer Park, only to discover on getting there that … Continue reading

Game 7: Cowdenbeath 3-1 St Mirren

Tuesday 19 July @ Central Park, Cowdenbeath I wasn’t short of match options for this Tuesday evening but decided to accompany my good friend Steven Dow, proprietor of Edinburgh football retailer Football Nation to Cowdenbeath. Our Under 19 side had a game arranged in Edinburgh with Craigroyston, but with no cover on offer at St … Continue reading