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  • Can Scottish football afford Rangers in the bottom tier?

    Young Napier University journalism student Alan Clark writes his first ever piece for The Away End, and predicts a gloomy future for Scottish football should Rangers begin life in Division Three.   The Scottish Premier League clubs have spoken. The...
  • The Away End - first for Rangers exclusives

    By Jim Thornton: First with the News – As Always   ‘The secret deal includes … at least one Old Firm match for Sky courtesy of a revamped Glasgow Cup.’ – Daily Record front-page ‘exclusive’, 21 June. ‘If the unthinkable happen...
  • Craig Levein thrilled to face England as FA confirm Scotland friendly

    By Andrew Southwick:   Scotland manager Craig Levein has described the England v Scotland clash as "the ultimate contest", after the FA confirmed the Auld Enemy will meet again in 2013.   The sides will square up in London on W...
  • Is Charles Green planning to move Rangers from Glasgow?

    By Jim Thornton:   I Don’t Believe It! Charles Green, front man for the consortium buying into Rangers, claims he was misled by HMRC over their voting intentions on the administrators’ proposals to creditors.  Sorry, Charlie, but ...
  • Rangers: 1872 - 2012

    On this week's podcast, despite the fact Clyde drew Partick Thistle in the first round of the Ramsdens Cup, the discussion was dominated by the club we all knew as Glasgow Rangers.   What now for them and their fans? What now for the SPL? For Scott...
  • The Old Firm's game. The Old Firm's rules.

    By Jim Thornton:   No Place Like Home We all know that the SPL was devised and set up to suit the Old Firm at the expense of the Rebel Ten, although no one in the corridors of power would ever admit this. But now it seems that Neil Doncaster...
  • Who really won the Rangers v Scottish FA court case?

    By Jim Thornton: I Fought the Law, and Nobody Won Duff & Phelps may have been unwise in going to court to overturn the SFA’s transfer embargo on Rangers, and they may well end up with nothing more than a Pyrrhic victory and a very bloody n...
  • Are Celtic right to be facing Real Madrid in the USA?

    By Michael Donnelly:   A year to forget for much of Scottish football? That is debatable, but so too is the decision of the SPL Champions Celtic to organise a glamour tie with the Primera Champions Real Madrid. Not so much whether Celtic wi...
  • Auchinleck Talbot 1-2 Shotts Bon Accord: How they rated

    By Joe Brady and Matthew Harold:   Shotts Bon Accord triumphed 2-1 at the Braidwood motor company stadium over Auchinleck Talbot, lifting the Junior Scottish cup for the first time in 54 years. Fans packed into the stadium, filling both main sta...
  • Rangers can't boycott the Scottish Cup

    By Jim Thornton:   Before we begin, Jim Thornton does not support Celtic. Or Aberdeen. He does not care for the accusations either. These defamatory statements shame us all, the man has standards.   It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the T...
  • UWS students put together their own sports report

    Last month, students on Scotland's only BA (Hons) Sports Journalism degree put together their own TV sports report.   The budding journalists were using the new television studio at the University of the West of Scotland campus in Hamilton, and wer...
  • Hearts' birthday boy Mehdi Taouil urges Paulo Sergio to stay a Jambo

    By Andrew Southwick:   Hearts star Mehdi Taouil celebrated his birthday in style, then urged manager Paulo Sergio not to leave the party early. The French-born Morrocan midfielder turned 29 while the cup final celebrations were still in full...
  • Scottish Cup Final 2012: Pat Fenlon's roll of honour

    By Robert Hynes:   League of Ireland 2003 Pat Fenlon’s first taste of silverware as a manager came in his second season in charge of Shelbourne when he guided the club to the league title. The North Dublin side finished the season with just fi...
  • Scottish football - it's a man's game, but it's nothing without a woman

    By Jim Thornton: It’s a Man’s Game Neil Lennon was banned to the stands after his running battles with referees during the course of the season.  He’s admitted he’ll have to keep the head in future, and perhaps sitting amongst the suits w...
  • Craig Levein: Matt Phillips will start USA friendly

    By Alan Potts:   Scotland boss Craig Levein has revealed Blackpool midfielder Matt Phillips will start the friendly against the USA in Florida on May 26th. The on-form frontman had been due to make his debut in the friendly against Slovenia ba...
  • Kenny Dalglish - he Kenny be serious?

    By Jim Thornton:   You Kenny Be Serious Does Kenny Dalglish think all our heads button up the back? After his side’s FA Cup Final defeat, the Liverpool manager was quoted in the Sunday Mail as saying: ‘The Chelsea boys are thoroughb...
  • Do Kilmarnock need Rangers?

    The Away End Scottish Football podcast: Episode 92    The podcast has been on holiday since the end of March, but we've returned with some vigour.   In what can only be described as a rather heated affair; Andrew Southwick, Daniel Hayes...
  • Elgin City 1-0 Albion Rovers: Jack criticises Rovers' tactics

    By David Reid:   Elgin City manager Ross Jack slammed Albion Rovers' tactics as the Moray side took control in their first ever play-off.   Rovers finished the game with ten men, along with picking up a glut of bookings. &nb...
  • Charlie Mulgrew: The Away End's player of the year

    Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew has won another award, coming from behind to be named The Away End reader's player of the year.    He had a battle on his hands though, with Hearts midfielder Rudi Skacel at one point looking like he would romp ...
  • Scotland U15s 2-2 Russia U15s

    By Andrew Southwick at Forthbank:   A stoppage time strike from Ryan Caird sealed a stunning comeback for Mark Wotte's Scots babes as they drew 2-2 with Russia.   The visitors looked to be heading for victory after goals either side of half-...

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