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Alan Worrall

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Aspiring journalism student and actual French student. Most interested in Scottish football and US Soccer, but currently expanding knowledge to Brazilian and Italian.

Scotland – the second toughest job in football?

As Brian Glanville opined in his book on England managers, it is perhaps the toughest job in football. As the founders of the modern...

SPL 09/10 – A New Beginning?

With the Old Firm in decline, is the SPL becoming more competitive?

The Trouble With Rangers

It seems that whenever I write an article for this site it's about one of two things; Scottish football's decline or uprising. No prizes...

Can Celtic Overcome ‘Breathtaking’ Arsenal?

In the aftermath of Arsenal's perhaps suprising but fully deserved 6-1 victory over Everton in the Premier League's opening weekend, the confidence mustered by...

Saving Soccer in a Football World

Trolling the site for some interesting articles to read recently, I came across Ahmed's article from the fourth of July of last year (side...

Axed Scottish Pair Shame The Nation

What Scotland needed least of all following a morale-boosting victory over Iceland was a nightmare scenario which sees both the nation's captain and a...

Scotland vs. Argentina: The Scottish View

A historic night at Hampden tomorrow will see Diego Maradona's first match in charge of Argentina. Both his appointment and the arranging of this...

Country on a downer?

As Scotland slid down 10 places from 16th to 26th in the latest round of FIFA's world rankings, is it possible that the country's...

Why Celtic and Rangers should stay in the SPL

The recent debate over whether or not Welsh FA members Cardiff City should be allowed to compete in the UEFA Cup should they win...

Beeb’s Boob: Bayern v Aberdeen or Panathinaikos v Rangers?

BBC Scotland unimpressed with their recent decision regarding the broadcast of this week's UEFA Cup matches. As some will know, Rangers take on Panathinaikos in...

Aberdeen 2-2 Bayern Munich – the Dons stand tall

Nine goals conceded in two games, only two scored. Numerous injuries, confidence low, and a visit from Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich. Sounds like the...

SPL Mid-Season Review – Rangers lead Celtic, as predicted

Back at the end of August last year I previewed the season ahead in Scotland, including my predictions for each league based on the...

Against It: Why Premier League matches should not be played abroad

The English Premier League continued its quest for world domination lately with the announcement of plans to play a 39th round of matches away...

Who’d Be An England Manager?

They're a fickle sort, the Football Association. 18 games into a four-year contract, Steve McLaren was dismissed following his failure to qualify for Euro...

Looking Forward – Scotland’s Future

In the aftermath of yet another failed qualifying campaign, Scotland can at least take great heart in their gutsy and impressive performances over the...

Can Rangers and Celtic go through to the 2nd round of the Champions League?

For just the second time in the competition's history, both Rangers and Celtic have made it through to the Champions' League proper. In store...

Scottish Football in 2007/08

The season may only be four games old but already I can see Rangers and Celtic running away with it once again. Total domination...