Sport / Dundee FC by George Cran August 4, 2018, 6:05 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter Dundee new boy Nathan Ralph can’t wait to kick off his Premiership career at St Mirren and rejects any talk of Scottish football being on a downward spiral. Ralph made the switch from Woking in the English National League over the summer and is eager to get the league campaign up and running, with the Dark Blues heading to face last season’s Championship winners in Paisley. The 25-year-old may have swapped the National League for the Premiership but Adam Rooney making the opposite move as he grabbed the riches on offer at Salford City from Aberdeen sparked furious debate over the supposed ‘demise of Scottish football’ last week. Ralph says that’s nonsense and insists there’s no better time to be a part of the Scottish game. He said: “To be honest, I’ve heard more of the opposite really. … [Read more...] about Forget Jim White, Scottish football is the place to be insists Dundee new boy Nathan Ralph
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0 Comments Change to Scottish football atmosphere as Rangers and Celtic cut ticket allocation BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The atmosphere at Scottish football’s most high-profile game is set to undergo radical change after Celtic swiftly hit back at Rangers’ decision to slash their Ibrox ticket allocation. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/change-to-scottish-football-atmosphere-as-rangers-and-celtic-cut-ticket-allocation-36944731.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/article36944728.ece/c8dfc/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_57dab8cd-5119-4dd6-be5a-b1a6dec0b20e_1 Email The atmosphere at Scottish football’s most high-profile game is set to undergo radical change after Celtic swiftly hit back at Rangers’ decision to slash their Ibrox ticket allocation. Rangers announced that all clubs would be handed a corner section of Ibrox next season amid “unprecedented levels of support” from their own fans, resulting in Celtic’s … [Read more...] about Change to Scottish football atmosphere as Rangers and Celtic cut ticket allocation
0 Have your say The top 12 centre-backs currently playing in Scottish football at the moment, as voted by members of The Terrace Scottish Football Podcast READ MORE - The 12 best full-backs in Scottish football right nowThis year’s list was tricky for two reasons. Firstly, the majority of centre-backs on the two most high-profile clubs in the country are what you would describe as “much-maligned”. The difficulty is trying to decipher whether these are poor central defenders, or whether they’re held to a higher standard than the rest of the league and mistakes are magnified as a result. And if they were in another team in the league, maybe they would be perceived differently - Efe Ambrose being the most obvious example of this.Secondly, there’s the debate around what tools you want in a centre-back first and foremost. Is it purely about their defensive capabilities? Or should those who can function as auxiliary midfielders be given greater … [Read more...] about The 12 best centre-backs in Scottish football right now
The freedom of movement could hit Scottish sporting life as Britain's role in Europe changes Henrik Larsson, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Franck Sauzée and Giles Rousset: European footballers who made their mark at Celtic, Rangers, Hibs and Hearts, helping to raise the profile of Scottish football and earning legendary status among supporters. Thanks to European Union freedom of movement laws and court rulings, they were able to move seamlessly across international borders to make their mark on the Scottish game. Otherwise, there’s less money in Scottish sport from media rights generally, so Scottish clubs may find it harder to attract the calibre of talent that would be eligible to come here if EU players are subject to the same rules as non-EU players. Paul McMahon There are countless European sportsmen and women, coaches and backroom staff enhancing sport in the UK, whether on the football or rugby pitch, cricket ground or ice hockey rink, the basketball court and … [Read more...] about Will Scottish football be relegated by Brexit fall-out?
0 Have your say Craig Fowler looks at the many managers who’ve thoroughly impressed in Scottish football this season READ MORE - The 7 biggest Player and Young Player of the Year Award snubsThere are seasons where trying to uncover a truly deserving Manager of the Year award winner is a laborious task. Nobody stands out and the PFA Scotland members end up voting for someone who wins the second tier with the biggest budget of any club to have ever played at that level because they won a semi-final or something.Well, it’s safe to say that 2017/18 is not one of those seasons. The standard of management really seems to have risen in the Ladbrokes Premiership this term with a few teams playing well above their pre-season projections. But the coaching excellence is far from limited to the top flight, as you’ll soon see.Brendan Rodgers (Celtic)On the one hand, his side have not performed as well as last season. Unless they win the final four games, the … [Read more...] about The 8 most outstanding managers in Scottish football this term