Instead of borrowing bad ideas from next door we should look further afield for ways to improve and preserve the Scottish game.
By Duncan McKay
Falkirk’s decision to scrap its youth academy could have serious consequences for the wider game.
By Daniel Shields
One option for talented young footballers is to attend a performance school. But will more time spent training produce better players?
By Neil Gibson & Robert McCunn
The remarkable story of Tommy Walker’s Touring XI in India at the end of World War II.
By Gary Cowen
With interest in football growing fast, buoyed by reaching the quarter finals in the 1964 Olympics, Japan sought a visit from a top British team. Step forward the Binos.
By Jack Davidson
The inside story of how it all works at BackPage, the book publishers founded by Scottish sports journalists Martin Greig and Neil White.
By Martin Greig
The chance rediscovery of some long-forgotten scrapbooks brings personal memories of Scotland’s World Cup campaigns flooding back.
By Kenny Pieper
Roxburgh, Leighton, Costa Rica, Conejo, Sweden, Müller, Taffarel . . . the story of Scotland and Italia 90.
By Mike Gibbons
The gentle pleasures of watching football in the Borders.
By Daniel Gray
For many football fans around the turn of the century, Sunday afternoons meant Football First – and the company of presenter David McKinney.
By Paul Irving
Positive visualisation is an increasingly popular technique in football. But it’s not as simple as just imagining success.
By Paul Grech
One of the key figures at the SFA’s centre of excellence at Largs is Dr Brian Howieson, a business and management academic. Sound odd? Not when you hear his views on leadership in the game.
By Grant Hill
Ultras stickers: Low-level vandalism or vibrant street art celebrating terrace culture?
Words and photographs by Barry Didcock
The pyramid system brings fleeting media interest and bigger crowds for the play-offs, but does it bring any real benefit to the Scottish game?
By Forbes Inglis
In an age when Sergio Ramos can collect his 24th red card and still be regarded by many as a fine player, spare a thought for Willie Woodburn, one of the greatest defenders to play for Rangers and Scotland, who was banned sine die – after four dismissals.
By David Docherty
How I came to the rescue of Rattray FC.
Words and illustration by Duncan McCoshan
Andrew Robertson wears 26, Kieran Tierney’s number is 63, Gary Hooper liked to wear 88. We’ve come a long way from the days when players lined up with shirt numbers from 1-11.
By Graeme Webster
It was one of the tightest leagues in memory – and statistically it was one of the strangest seasons in the modern era.
By Thom Watt
Everyone has their favourite, but there is one national team strip that deserves to be seen as an
By John Devlin