Scotland: Signs of a revival, or too little too late?

By Luke Barry  It was looking like one of those games. A stereo-typically Scottish performance. Close, but no banana. Russell Martin headed the ball into the back of the net within the opening minutes but the ‘goal’ was disallowed as the centre back was adjudged to have pushed over the Slovenian defender to score the[…]

Long read: a look at Xabi Alonso’s illustrious career

By Jamie Braidwood  “Lived it. Loved it. Farewell beautiful game.” These were the seven short words that announced the end of Xabi Alonso’s career, and what a career it has been. At Real Sociedad, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, he lived it. Through his numerous honours, from league titles and Champions Leagues to European[…]

What has gone wrong with Leicester FC?

The Football Roundup’s Luke Barry assesses Leicester’s future after a so-far dreadful season for the Champions.    Cast your mind back 12 months and Leicester City were showing us all their previous league form was no fluke. By defeating the likes of Manchester City, they underlined their title credentials and duly went on to win[…]

Ian Cathro: Who is Hearts’ new boss?

By Jamie Braidwood of The Football Roundup Ian Cathro is not your regular Scottish manager. At the age of just 30, Cathro has been appointed Hearts’ new boss following the departure of Robbie Neilson, who left the club to join English side MK Dons last week. In doing so, Cathro has become the Scottish Premiership’s[…]