The First Look: Hamilton Academical

Campbell Finlayson (@campbell6_2) gets a first look in the flesh of an Accies side tipped by many for promotion as they faced Glasgow Women at the FOYS Stadium. Having finished as runners up to Hearts in a tight SWP2 title race last year, Hamilton Accies are many people’s favourites to win this year’s title and …

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The Road to Lochinch and SWPL2 Preview

By Chris Marshall (@mershdoes) When St. Johnstone make one of what will be several trips south during this SWPL2 season the journey will have a ring of the familiar as they clock up the miles in enforced procession along the A9 asphalt. Today a motorway turn off will eventually funnel them into Glasgow’s southern suburbs …

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SWNT Live: A View From the Empty Expanses

By Chris Marshall (@mershdoes) Back in November it was the green of Easter Road that accommodated a competitive record crowd of 6,206 as Scotland began their Euro 2021, now 2022 qualifying campaign with a resounding 8-0 victory over Cyprus. An effervescent evening that seemed set to build on World Cup momentum. Eleven months later, as …

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SWNT Live: A View From the Armchair

By Campbell Finlayson (@campbell6_2) Is a rousing rendition of the national anthem possible in an empty stadium? Possibly not but Scotland’s women gave Flower of Scotland a good belt at an eerie looking Tynecastle before hoping to belt Albania too. Jane Ross was the one making the most impact early on, having two shots cleared, …

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Youthful Exuberance | Glasgow Women entertain as their captain sets the tempo.

By Chris Marshall (@mershdoes) In one of many iconic images from the career of Andres Iniesta the Spanish midfielder finds himself surrounded by six check-shirted Croatians during a Euro 2012 group match in Gdańsk. An image that stands out not for the impending doom set to befall him but for the apparent imminence of his …

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Seven Seconds in San Sebastian

Sometimes, even when it feels like everything is going against you, the best way to enjoy football is to savour the moments. This is seven seconds that Glasgow City could savour during their 9-1 Champions League Quarter Final defeat to Wolfsburg in San Sebastian relived second by second. 61:58: Lee Alexander steps forward to take …

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Kim Little: Scotland’s Midfield Maestro

For Chris Marshall there is one standout candidate from his time following the Scottish women's national football team as the SFA search for the greatest 50 Scotland international's of all time. Here he explains the choice he's made and the impact she has had on the national side during a twelve year and counting international …

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LTL Podcast. Ep. 54 – Leading the Line Meets Cailin Michie

Chris is back and on this occasion is joined by Pitea IF defender Cailin Michie. They discuss her successful spell at Hibernian, how the move to Sweden came about and her transition to full time football, life living just outside the Arctic Circle and her future ambitions before as always rounding things off with some …

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Scottish Women’s Football: Waiting to Strike

"Now is the time to strike, to grow the game exponentially, to share the resources and build on the goodwill, to reward the years of volunteering and to ensure a bright future for our game. The next year is always the biggest one as women’s football continues to grow, but perhaps 2020 has the most …

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