Final Say

Hangover fully subsided, sleep caught up on, body detoxed and clarity of thought restored. Having spent most of the week as an empty vessel of a man, I now feel more capable of reflecting on last weekend’s Scottish Cup Final: I only dread to think how long it would...

The Ryanaissance Period

Derby draws are, for the most part, unsatisfying results. In fact, off the top of my head, I can think of only a handful that I’ve ever been genuinely happy with. Generally speaking, if you’re going to derive any kind of pleasure from a draw with your city rivals,...

When the Levein breaks

Mean old Levein, taught me to weep and moan On the morning of last Saturday’s midday encounter with Rangers, the official club Twitter page released a short video showcasing the eye-catching designs being painted onto the walls within the Main Stand. As brilliant as...

Loyal to a fault

On Saturday night I slept for over 10 hours, having made the uncharacteristically grown-up decision to take an early night. There is a multitude of reasons I may have flagged early: a busier-than-usual week at work, a few later midweek nights, the two bottles of wine...

People Get Riddy

Red card for Ben and red face for Colin as Hearts press the big red button With my usual match-day companions otherwise engaged attending christenings and weekends away with partners, my decision to embark on a solo mission to Motherwell was not taken lightly, but...