Here’s what we did this week

Here’s what we did this week

By Niall Murray

It’s the moment of the week you’ve all been waiting for. No not the SPFL post-split fixture list, our weekly article that rounds up everything we’ve been doing on the site.

 

As usual, it’s been a busy old week at TheTwoPointOne. We took an in-depth look at both Scottish Cup semi-finals and also remembered a legend of the game in John Lambie. Aside from that, we sat down to Talk Tactics with Kilmarnock’s Gary Dicker and also brought you a brand new episode of TheTwoPointOne-Cast. Plus much, much more.

 

And the good news keeps on coming because there ain’t no paywall here. Fill your boots and take a look at what we’ve been up to below.


🎥 Talking Tactics: Gary Dicker 

 

 

Gary Dicker has been a key part of Kilmarnock’s success under Steve Clarke this season. We sat down with the Killie star to discuss his managerial aspirations, his “boring” midfield role as well as Steve Clarke’s genius.

 

Forget the off-field drama.  Forget the transfer rumours. Forget the banter. This is simply talking tactics.


How do Rangers beat Celtic?

 

 

It’s the question that Graeme Murty is dying to know the answer too. The Ibrox side haven’t managed to defeat their bitter rivals since their penalty shoot-out victory in the Scottish Cup in 2016. They were still in the second-tier of Scottish football and Mark Warburton was their manager.

 

So how do they turn things around? Dougie Wright takes an in-depth tactical look at Rangers’ problems and how they should approach Celtic this time around.


🎙 TheTwoPointOne-cast: Why are Celtic not as good as last season?

 

 

On this episode of TheTwoPointOne-Cast, Niall, Stefan and James discuss Celtic. The Parkhead club continue to dominate domestically and are closing in on historic back-to-back trebles. However, Brendan Rodgers’ side haven’t had it all their own way this season. We explore the reasons behind why they aren’t performing as well this campaign.


Remembering John Lambie

 

 

Scottish football lost a legend this week after John Lambie sadly passed away. He was adored by all and will be remembered fondly as a glorious throwback to an era before primadonna superstars and millionaire footballers. James Cairney pays tribute to the great man’s career.


SPFL’s handling of post-split fixtures has been a complete omnishambles

 

 

They were a VERY long time coming, but this week finally saw the release of the post-split fixtures. The SPFL took their sweet team and have managed the impressive feat of angering almost everyone interested in Scottish football. Clubs were treated unfairly and fans as an afterthought.

 

We also discuss how the SPFL missed an opportunity. A so-called title decider between Rangers and Celtic would have been a great advert for the Scottish game, but it’s not happening. Would any other country have passed up this opportunity?


Hibs would seriously miss Dylan McGeouch next season

 

 

Dylan McGeouch is having the best season of his career at Hibs. He’s been a vital cog in Neil Lennon’s midfield and continued on-field success. It’s, therefore, no surprise that he gained his first Scotland call-up but was unfortunately denied the opportunity to don the dark blue of Scotland due to injury.

 

The former Celtic player’s contract expires in the summer with Aberdeen and clubs south of the border keen to sign him. If he were to leave Easter Road it would be a huge blow for the Leith side. Just how much would they miss him? Stefan Bienkowski looked into it.

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