David Templeton: Living the dream?

28/10/2012 § Leave a comment

David Templeton applauds the Ibrox faithful after his man-of-the match debut against Elgin City

On the final day of the August 2012 transfer window, one of Scotland’s hottest football prospects, 23-year-old David Templeton, signed for Division Three club Rangers from Premier League side Heart of Midlothian. The pacy winger, beating the midnight signing deadline by a mere matter of seconds, had arguably just completed the most controversial and dramatic, domestic Scottish football transfer this millennium.

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From Russia With Love: A momentous night for Celtic

03/10/2012 § 2 Comments

Celtic manager Neil Lennon celebrates with Johan Mjallby and Gary Parker

Remember the night- Tuesday October 2, 2012, the night that Celtic Football Club won its first ever away match in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League. Celtic, a club enriched in so much history and tradition, still reigns as one of the biggest clubs in world football despite the financial difficulties that face Scottish football these days. Yet for one so huge, the club’s European away record in recent years has been abysmal at best. An embarrassing defeat against Danish side Aalborg springs to mind, as well as the unforgettable 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Artmedia Bratislava after which ex-manager Gordon Strachan deemed his “worst night in football.”   Well that bogey was diminished once and for all when Neil Lennon’s side travelled to the intimidating Luzhniki Stadium venue to take on Russian giants Spartak Moscow- and in some style.

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Roles reversal in Edinburgh

01/10/2012 § Leave a comment

Back on Saturday May 19, the two Edinburgh powerhouses of Scottish football descended upon Hampden Park, Glasgow for the Scottish Cup Final. As the referee blew his whistle that day, Heart of Midlothian went on to provide the capacity crowd with a staggering display of attacking football to put lifeless Hibernian to the sword and defeat their rivals by five goals to one. The finish of that game brought the curtain down to end another distinct,  dramatic season of football in Scotland and rubber stamp Hearts’ domination of the Edinburgh derby for the past 10 months.
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