It’s been a contrasting week in the world of Scottish football as we’ve enjoyed the highest of highs whilst also suffering the lowest of lows. And no, Craig Levein’s monthly masterclass and ability to somehow cling on to his job is neither of those.
Up in Scotland we don’t have money comparable to those giants in the EPL. None the less, Partick Thistle have made themselves look a bit silly by not buying new manager Ian McCall any trousers before then sharing this with everyone on their social:
Big McCall dressed himself in the dark this morning, Ayr Utd trackie bottoms on. Some boy ??? https://t.co/vNRZqXBrH0
— David Hanley (@DHanley1) October 17, 2019
David correctly called them out on the shambles and, after getting ridiculed for a a few days, Partick tried to make a joke of the situation. Sadly, we know they’ll just be crying behind the screen as they plunge £43.12 closer to liquidation. Tough times at Firhill:
? Delivery for McCall ? pic.twitter.com/JzQG01EJxi
— Partick Thistle FC (@PartickThistle) October 18, 2019
Over to Sunday’s clash between Rangers and Hearts now and, to warn you in advance, the following makes for some pretty grim viewing. I’m not even talking about the state of Rangers either…
Alfredo Morelos’ 39th minute equaliser saved Rangers’ blushes but really ruined Hearts’ day. That is of course because one of their fans did this:
I want her and her whole family banned for life. pic.twitter.com/Nei5PGvVs1
— .Jinj (@Janjo1874) October 20, 2019
Now, I’m not one to exaggerate things, but I hope Hearts are slammed with a heavy fine for this unacceptable behaviour. There is absolutely no place for this shite in Scottish football and, if I was the police, I’d be searching the law book for a way to take her down for this brutal act. Truly horrific actions and arguably the most shameful day Scotland has ever endured. Lifetime ban please.
Still, not a bad result for Hearts as they clamber a point further from relegation and undoubtedly the worst Rangers performance we’ve seen since… actually, it wasn’t even the worst Rangers display that day:
FULL TIME | What a performance!
— Hibernian Ladies FC (@HibsLadies) October 20, 2019
Onto the good news now and Pollock FC have arrived in the limelight this weekend as the football club of dreams. Firstly, it was announced that not only do they let pets into their games, but the Pollock Ultras top dog (sorry) is a Labrador.
Now this is fantastic, yes, but the replies to the tweet are even better. Turns out they let supporters pop down the pub for a quick pint at half-time too. If you’re not a Pollock fan, rethink your existence:
Pollok are my local side. They also open a gate at halftime so you can go to the pub for a quick pint and come back in for the second half. Good people.
— Andy McDonald (@RashChallenge) October 20, 2019
It was also Scottish Cup weekend, but sadly there’s not much to report apart from Cove – who have taken League Two by storm after a number of big (expensive) signings in the summer – being very, very bitter after losing to Junior side Auchinleck Talbot. Not that you could tell from their match report:
— Auchinleck Talbot (@atfc1909) October 20, 2019
The toys are well and truly out the pram there. Money can’t buy you happiness lads. I think, if anything, it’s just made us all even more grateful for our beloved Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup.
Lastly, League Two is cancelled next weekend as they’re all involved in Scottish Cup replays, so here’s a Premiership to League One treble:
- Kilmarnock @ 5/6 – Kilmarnock v St Mirren
- Inverness @ Evs – Morton v Inverness
- Dumbarton @ Evs – Dumbarton v Peterhead