Seven days, two rounds of Scottish Premiership matches. It's been a busy, busy week in…
It’s been a busy old week in Scottish football but here at TheTwoPointOne we wouldn’t have it any other way.
With the SPFL dubbing this weekend ‘Rivals Weekend’ we took an in-depth look at the Edinburgh and Glasgow Derbies. What else? Well, Scott McTominay pledged his allegiance to the dark blue of Scotland – much to the disgust of Charlie Nicholas. Kilmarnock took another step towards securing a top-six finish with Steve Clarke winning manager of the month for February. We also took a close look at Dundee’s situation on the TwoPointOne-Cast following the release of their financial results.
So sit back with your coffee, tea, Bovril or the drink of your choice and enjoy some of the best content from the site in the past week. And don’t fear, there ain’t no paywall here!
Aberdeen sit third in Premiership, six points behind Rangers with a game in hand. They’re also still in the Scottish Cup, but have they achieved everything they can under Derek McInnes? Are the Pittodrie club settling for less than they can be with him at the helm? Dougie Wright explains why he thinks this is the case.
Scotland still has far too many empty stadiums. It’s not an easy problem to fix, but one solution might be to follow in the footsteps of Italian football clubs. Rather than expanding Juventus cut the number of seats when moving from their old ground to their new one. If a Scottish club is already struggling to sell out matches then is there much point in them building new grounds with larger capacities? Graham Ruthven looked into it.
Everyone in Scotland was delighted when Manchester United starlet Scott McTominay decided to don the dark blue of Scotland. In the process, he snubbed the Auld Enemy, but that wasn’t enough for good old Charlie Nicholas. Chico believes that going after English players is a desperation move and takes away from our identity… McTominay’s dad is Scottish by the way.
ANYWAY, all of that aside we decided to take a closer look at the 21-year-old. After all, he’s impressed in the few opportunities he’s been given at Old Trafford, so what will he bring to the Scotland team? James Cairney looked at the numbers.
It’s not been an easy few years for Nadir Ciftci. The Turkish striker was prolific during his time at Dundee United and looked to be on top of the world after moving to Celtic. However, little game time led to spells in Poland and England which were less than fruitful. In this exclusive interview Stefan Bienkowski spoke to the forward about why he picked Motherwell, Stephen Robinson’s coaching style and how moving to Fir Park has led to him rediscovering his love for the beautiful game.
Glasgow’s two biggest teams do battle again this weekend, but this time the blue side might just fancy their chances. Celtic are still the favourites to emerge victorious but Graeme Murty’s Rangers have impressed in the past few weeks with attractive, attacking and free-scoring football. We took a look at the key battles that could play a significant part in deciding who goes home with three points.