Three decades after his appointment as national team coach was greeted by many with bemusement, former school headmaster Andy Roxburgh is still doing what he does best: educating.
By Joel Sked
William McIlvanney, who died in 2015, left us one of the most illuminating pieces of writing on the experience of being part of the Tartan Army in Argentina for the 1978 World Cup, in Surviving The Shipwreck, a collection of essays by the noted novelist, short story writer and poet. This extract from the chapter Journeys of the Magi was written before Scotland’s final game against The Netherlands.
By William McIlvanney
Following Scotland’s fortunes in Argentina as a nine-year-old taught me a lot, both about football and about life.
By Bernard Thompson
He was hung out to dry by the SFA, but 'Bud' was one of the finest players of his era, not just the man sent home in disgrace from the World Cup in 1978.
By Maurice Smith
Charles Reep's findings brought success but have been discredited by critics working to their own agendas.
By Alan Campbell
The years when every top English side had a nucleus of world-class Scottish players is due in no small part to two ‘super scouts’. John Barr and Jimmy Dickie were rivals competing for talent north of the border but their friendship and integrity was paramount.
By Greg Gordon
If you think that religion has only ever been a negative force in Scottish football you’ve never met Mark Fleming.
By Heather McKinlay
Markus Weise is the man with the plan at the Deutscher Fußball-Bund. Who is he, what impact will his DFB Academy have, and what can Scotland learn from him? Nutmeg went to Frankfurt to find out.
By Robert McCunn
Does J. Richard Hackman, professor of social and organizational psychology, hold the key to creating a wining team?
By Paul Grech
How the 1999/2000 Buddies upset the odds to win the First Division.
By David Christie
How a shift towards fan ownership, Jack Ross and a four-inch drum saved St Mirren from an existential crisis.
By Daniel Morrow
Dumbarton are still waiting for cup success after their first final in 121 years, but the journey was emotional and memorable.
By Andrew Galloway
Recalling Dumbarton’s journey to the Irn-Bru Cup Final and the club’s first chance to win silverware in more than a century.
By Stephen Watt
You turn the corner, and it is there. To see a football ground for the first time is bliss.
By Daniel Gray
England, Germany and Spain all have a former under-21 coach in charge of the senior side. With a hugely-impressive record in management, will Scot Gemmill’s turn come soon?
By Richard Winton
VAR will be making its debut at the World Cup in Russia. Had it not been for Sepp Blatter, it might have been in operation a lot earlier.
By Archie Macpherson
Scotland manager Alex McLeish has come full circle but his troubled times in charge of Birmingham City, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest dealt a severe blow to his reputation.
By Sean Cole
The Home Championships were as quintessentially Seventies as Porridge, Are You Being Served and The Sex Pistols.
By Gordon Cairns
It was almost the most remarkable title chase in decades, and it could have changed the course of Scottish football. 1990/91: Aberdeen’s ‘what-if’ season.
By Thom Watt