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Finding my identity 
My football story is different. This is how it all began, and where it ended. Words and pictures by Colin McPherson

The Nutmeg Essay: 
Crushed by the wheels of industry Scottish football and the new economy. By Stuart Cosgrove

Family Ties The Last Game With My Father 
A postscript to his book The First Game With My Father. By Michael Tierney

BvB and Me 
How Borussia Dortmund became a part of my life. By Hugh MacDonald

East End Boy 
I should support Hibs. My soul belongs to West Ham. By Alastair McKay

Remembering Ralph 
Ralph Milne was many things; above all, he was great company. By Neil Forsyth

14 May 1983: The day time stood still in Dundee 
One of the most remarkable climaxes to a football season. By Richard Winton

Why I celebrated Dundee United’s relegation 
I know it’s wrong. But I can explain. By Alan Pattullo

The making of Pat Nevin 
The journey from Easterhouse to Stamford Bridge. By Simon Hart

Glasgow, 1872: the birth of tiki-taka 
Pep Guardiola’s debt to Queen’s Park. By Jonathan Wilson

Photo essay: Grounds for optimism
Day 1 of the league season By Alan McCredie and Daniel Gray

David Moyes: One year in a hotel 
A home defeat in Spain. By Euan McTear

Owen Coyle: Rover’s return 
He was seen as the ideal Scotland boss. What now? By Chris Tait

The legacy of Bill Jeffrey 
The Scot who humiliated England in the World Cup. By Ian Thomson

Goalkeepers as managers: The Wrights and wrongs. 
A study of goalies as gaffers. 
By Paul Forsyth

SPL TV: A television soap opera 
Feuds, brinkmanship and wheeling and dealing. By Paul McDonald

Why we should love our referees 
Abuse from players, fans and managers. No problem. By Craig Fowler

The rise and rise of Robert Rowan 
From a Rosyth bank to Brentford’s football mastermind. By Richard Winton

What’s up with Tony Watt? 
Will it finally happen for a dazzling talent? 
By Heather McKinlay

The curious case of Islam Feruz 
The ups and downs of a potentially supreme Scottish talent. By Chris Collins

No regrets 
Playing with God, naked sauna parties, kangaroo courts: Grant Smith has seen it all. By Paul Brown

‘How do you get rid of three Dave Bowmans?’ 
A football sticker-collecting addict writes. 
By Alasdair McKillop

I confess 
What could I have achieved in the time I’ve spent on Football Manager? 
By Adrian Searle

A question of empathy 
Thoughts on the aftermath of this year’s Scottish Cup final. By Gerry Hassan

Offensive and unjustified 
Supporters are being unfairly victimised. 
By Chris Marshall

Stand up for your rights
The family-friendly match-day experience obsession is ruining Scottish football. By Martin Stone

The Heartbreaker 
The story of an unfulfilled Norwegian genius. By Nils Henrik Smith

Scotland’s last genius? 
The case for Davie Cooper. By Rob Smyth

Our national debt to Nasko Sirakov 
Euro 92 and all that. By Andrew Galloway

Tactics: The history makers 
Inverness Caledonian Thistle made history as the first club from the Highlands in the SPL. Who deserves credit? By John Maxwell

Statistics: Three years of Scottish Premiership penalties.
By Thom Watt

Strips: Top marks.
Would you like vomit on your shirt? By John Penman

Poetry
Commemoration By Stephen Watt
Cup Final Day by Stephen Watt

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