The Hibs View: Will the Hibees rise to the occasion in the Edinburgh Derby?

As Edinburgh prepares to welcome the first top-flight derby clash since 2014, both sides go into Tuesday’s clash rightfully confident of a win. With Hearts somewhat revived, yet inconsistent under new manager Craig Levein, and Hibs scoring goals, but failing to keep them out at the other end, picking a winner is a 50/50 decision. Here’s the Hibs view, by Gregor Kerr. 

Celtic fight off Hibs comeback, Motherwell’s incredible run continues: Scottish League Cup semi-final recap

While it only may be October, the past weekend saw two deciding matches for who will be competing for Scottish football’s first piece of silverware of the season. On Sunday 26 November, Celtic will be defending their Scottish League Cup title against an in-form Motherwell side, who will be playing their first cup final since 2011. How did the finalists fair in their semi-final clashes? By David Ronney

After years of underachievement, English teams are getting it right in Europe

Tottenham’s 1-1 draw away to Real Madrid is another sign that English clubs are doing much better in the Champions League. It’s been a struggle over the past few years but now, under new and better managers, Premier League teams are starting to deliver in Europe again. By Jamie Braidwood

Dramatic qualifiers show that international football is far from dull and boring

It’s hard to remember a week of international football like this one. One full of so many shocks and stories and of twists and turns. International football gets a bad reputation, but where does it actually come from? Maybe we should make more of an effort to try. There was drama everywhere this week, it’s just a shame it was seen by so few. By Jamie Braidwood

Only a win will do as Scotland prepare for crunch Slovakia match

As Scotland’s final two qualifying matches fast approach, Gordon Strachan’s men face a make or break scenario if they are to make the play-off round for the World Cup. Anything less than two victories against Slovakia and Slovenia will mean the Tartan Army will miss out on yet another tournament. Can they do it? By David Ronney