UEFA Nations League – Scotland 2-1 Ireland: Hendry, Christie goals secure comeback victory

Ryan Christie celebrates after scoring to make it 2-1 Scotland during a UEFA Nations League match between Scotland and Republic of Ireland at Hampden...

Second-half goals from Jack Hendry and a Ryan Christie penalty saw Scotland recover from behind to overwhelm Ireland at Hampden Park, returning top of Nations League Group B1 ahead of their final group game against Ukraine in Poland on Tuesday evening. As for the Irish, they’ll be hoping for more incisiveness when playing host to Armenia in a must-win clash. Continue reading

UEFA Nations League – Scotland vs. Republic of Ireland: Can Saturday’s hosts avenge summer loss?

Scotland's Lyndon Dykes celebrates making it 2-0 during a UEFA Nations League match between Scotland and Ukraine at Hampden Park, on September 21 in...

After a 3-0 midweek win over Ukraine, Scotland sit atop Nations League Group B1 and host the Republic of Ireland at Hampden Park in tomorrow’s 7.45pm kick-off, aware they can’t rest on their laurels. Can they build on that victory by avenging another summer defeat here, or will Ireland get their own international break off to a winning start against familiar opposition? Continue reading

Gareth Southgate’s contract extension felt inevitable, but is no less divisive

Gareth Southgate, Manager of England and Steve Holland, Assistant Manager of England pose for a photo after the England Press Conference after...

Gareth Southgate’s two-year extension announcement means, if all goes well, he’ll remain England manager until December 2024 – occupying the position for more than eight years, being their longest head coach since Bobby Robson. They’ve progressed considerably under his guidance and yet there remains an unwavering feeling he’s taken them as far as he can. Continue reading