Apart from a magical Christian Eriksen hat-trick and the emotional end of Gianluigi stellar Italy career, this year’s World Cup playoffs were fairly uneventful. But anything would compared to what happened four years ago, as Cristiano Ronaldo faced Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a place in Brazil. By Jamie Braidwood
Missed this week’s Football Round Up show on Radio ENRG? Catch up now and listen as David Ronney, Gregor Kerr and Luke Barry to discuss the week’s World Cup playoffs. The boys also discuss Michael O’Neill, after the Scottish FA made a formal approach for the Northern Ireland boss.
Life for a lot of Premier League teams isn’t a lot of fun at the moment. While the Big Six bask in their own superiority, the rest of the league, apart from a couple of exceptions, are fighting for scraps. Wins are scarce, the threat of the drop is real and the sack is only ever five games away. By Jamie Braidwood
Hibs return to Scottish Premiership action this weekend as they host St Johnstone. The Easter Road side have won their last four matches and will be looking to extend it to a fifth on Saturday. Featuring interviews from manager Neil Lennon and full-back Lewis Stevenson, The FRU’s David Ronney previews the upcoming fixture.
Hearts are set to play at Tynecastle for the first time this season following the construction of their new main stand. The Jambos are at home to Partick Thistle but are waiting for an official safety certificate in order to host the game. The FRU’s David Ronney went along to Hearts’ training to see how they are preparing for their return.
In the next instalment of our ‘Under the Spotlight’ series, we take a closer look at the recent exploits of prominent Edinburgh forward Ben Toolis, and the promising performances of Chris Dean. By Erin McRitchie
As Roger Federer took to the court for his first match of the ATP World Tour finals, expectations were high. A genius was about to get to work. By Jamie Braidwood
Missed this week’s Football Round Up show on Radio ENRG? Catch up now and listen as the boys discuss Celtic after they extended their unbeaten domestic run to 63 matches with a 3-0 win over St Johnstone, breaking their own 100-year-old record in the process. Plus a recap of a big weekend in the Premier League.
With only two points separating the sides at the top of the Scottish Women’s Premier League, Hibernian welcome holding champions, Glasgow City to the capital. A win for the side from Edinburgh would see them go top of the league with only a game against Spartans to go. The FRU’s David Ronney went along to their training session ahead of Sunday’s fixture.
Raheem Sterling is in the best form of his career. Under Pep Guardiola, Sterling is a vital part of Manchester City’s so-far-dominant machine, and is enjoying his most productive season in-front of goal. He’s a player who is taking his game to a new level. By Jamie Braidwood