Main photo credit: Heart of Midlothian FC By Thomas Duncan Darwin’s theory of evolution posited that species arise and develop through natural selection, which increases one’s ability to survive and compete. In short, the monkey becomes the man through a battle for survival, a fight against similar specimen drives improvement, which secures victory. This was… Continue reading Disproving evolution: The Scottish centre back conundrum
Main photo credit: Ronnie Macdonald By Daryn MacRae Scotland host England on June 10 in what has become a must-win game for Gordon Strachan’s side as they look to keep their slim chance of making next summer’s European Championships alive. By looking back at the match between the two in November, and dissecting Iceland’s success… Continue reading How Scotland can beat England
Main photo credit: SteHLiverpool By Liam Bryce There's not a great deal that universally unites Scottish football fans, in fact, our game's biggest rivalry thrives on divisiveness. But when it comes to the less-than-esteemed regard in which the Scottish game is held by our neighbours south of the border the nation is largely in disgruntled agreement. Scottish… Continue reading ‘Tinpot’ Scots can prove a point at Hampden
Main photo credit: Stuart Chalmers By Calum Woodger Gordon Strachan’s original squad announcement was met with uproar from the Tartan Army, with many baffled by the Scotland manager’s omissions from the group charged with downing England on June 10. With four goalkeepers and three left backs selected in the provisional squad, midfielders Graeme Shinnie (Aberdeen)… Continue reading Scotland’s midfield selection is black and white
Main photo credit: James FJ Rooney By Daryn MacRae Square pegs, by their very nature, should never fit into round holes. They have four sides, a circle has none, however hard you try it’s not going to do the job. But, what if the square peg isn’t actually a square peg? And what if all… Continue reading Fletcher for PM? Maybe not, but why not Fletcher for CB?
Main photo credit: Franziska By Calum Woodger When Alan Hutton went charging down the right for Scotland in their 6-1 win over Gibraltar in March 2015 you just had a feeling something would go wrong. Then with all the grace of a new-born giraffe sprinting across the savanna Scotland's stalwart full-back ended up landing face first… Continue reading Scotland’s 5 best options at right-back