McDonald drops into the Motherwell midfield Any notion that Celtic’s Scottish Cup exit would sap Motherwell’s motivation for their remaining games was quickly dismissed after an impressive win and performance against Hearts. Fourth place may now no longer have the carrot of European football dangling from it, but Mark McGhee’s men continued their good run … More Terrace Tactics – 27 April 2016
For almost four seasons now, Niall McGinn has been an important component of the Aberdeen side. Brought to the club by Craig Brown, McGinn was initially used as one of the front men in a side built on safety-first. He became the talisman in a stuffy team, expected to grab a goal while his teammates … More Niall McGinn Assist Map
Inspired by the trio of Australians scoring in the previous round of Scottish Premiership fixtures, Craig Cairns and Robert Borthwick run through a handful of Aussies from Scottish football, past and present.
When he signed for Motherwell, Louis Moult set his sights on hitting the 20-goal mark. Whether down to sheer coincidence or through his self-belief, the former Wrexham striker has adorned that number on the back of his shirt since his arrival. Wes Fletcher may have been preferred at the start of the season but, after … More Louis Moult Goal Map
With the Premiership campaign paused for the international break, Craig Cairns of the Terrace Scottish Football Podcast takes a look at some of the more successful tactical ploys this season. Motherwell’s front three Mark McGhee may still have a tendency to come out with the odd tongue-in-cheek comment – be it yearning for the Liverpool … More Terrace Tactics – International Break
Craig Cairns takes his latest tactical look at the SPFL, with the focus on the games at Tannadice, Rugby Park and Tynecastle. Late drama in the Dundee derby It is often said that the first goal is all-important. Not so much when it comes to the Dundee derby. In the New Year meeting between the … More Terrace Tactics – 23 March 2016
In this episode, myself and Robert Borthwick run through some heart-breaking moments from Scottish football before looking at some of the things we’ve fallen in love with.
Osman Sow was born in Stockholm and started his career with spells at a few local clubs. A short stint in Moldova was followed by a return to his homeland and then by a move to Crystal Palace. Unfortunately for Sow, injury hampered his progress and he left the club after failing to make a … More Osman Sow: Goal Map
Hibernian dominate in midfield at Tynecastle The first League Cup semi-final, presented by Utilita, was always going to be decided in the midfield area. St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright had confirmed in the run-up that Murray Davidson and Chris Millar were major doubts, though both started the match on Saturday. Hibernian usually line up in … More Terrace Tactics – League Cup semi-finals