Hello all and welcome to Paddy Power’s new weekly Scottish football blog. I’d like to start by introducing myself, as I’ll be the one rambling on about the hilarity that is Scottish football over the next few months.
I’m Dom, although I am aware that means nothing to most of you. You may have a better idea when I say I am the man behind tweets such as ‘Please note their will be no updates this afternoon as the media team are all at Creamfields #BRFC’ or ‘Does anyone know how to rage quit a real game? Asking for a friend #BRFC’.
I spoke to the fan Berwick Rangers relieved of his duties about how the club let him go, Twitter’s reaction and the social media “generational gap”https://t.co/DDjorZ81Rs
— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) March 13, 2019
Yes, before you ask, I am also the man whose “services are no longer required by Berwick Rangers” following the recent viral tweet ‘Ugly scenes in the dugout as Cowdenbeath’s manager has just told Johnny Harvey to take his face for a sh*te #BRFC’.
It’s a good job I didn’t tweet what our gaffer’s wife replied to Gary Bollan or I’d have been double sacked, but that’s a story for another day.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Paddy Power for saving me from landing on the football scrapheap. Normally, when Berwick Rangers decide you’re not good enough, your career is pretty much f*cked. Thankfully, unlike the players that get that chat, I have plenty more to give and so here I am. Cheers, Paddy.
Disappointing way to end my time with Berwick but i’m proud of everything I achieved over the last few years. I hope I’ve provided good coverage and content for fans whilst also making the rest of Scottish football laugh a few times.
— Dom Gall (@DomFGall) March 13, 2019
Between now and May I’ll be updating you all on the latest patter from across Scottish Football. For now, you’ll just have to trust me when I say it’s hilarious. Between jobbygate, breaks in play to remove a dead pigeon from the surface of our national stadium and the childishly amusing ‘Substitute for Morton: Russell off, Strapp on’, we have plenty of laughs to share.
You may at this point be thinking it’s a league that your Nan could play in, but I bet she’s never had her boss tell a man to take his face for a sh*te, so I suggest you pay attention. It’s the international break, meaning the first thing to be covered is Scotland’s trip to Kazakhstan.
Liverpool’s Andy Robertson has pulled out of the 8,000-mile round trip to go to the dentist, a story about as believable as me claiming to have bedded a member of Little Mix.
Elsewhere, Livingston’s Liam Kelly has been called up for the first time, with the first response to this news being: “I remember drinking Venoms with him at the Player of the Year awards a few years ago”. So, we’ve no idea if he’s good enough yet but at least the man can drink. Great priorities from Alex McLeish there.
Of course, the lower leagues are still on too, so I’ll have plenty to discuss in the next post. I may even take a rare look down to the leagues below, where a good 16-1 pumping can be found on a weekly basis for everyone’s entertainment.
Lastly, it wouldn’t be a Paddy Power blog post if I didn’t add my thoughts for this weekend’s coupon. Full disclosure, my predictions are mostly horrendous. Here they are though if you fancy a punt on a Scottish treble that pays appoximately 11/2:
Scottish League One:
Scottish League Two:
*Prices correct at time of publishing