All in Scotland

Scotland Prevail In Must Win Game Against Cyprus; Fall To Belgium In Brussels

Things went pretty much as expected. Scotland's latest Euro 2020 qualifying fixtures have now been completed and the record books will show a home victory over Cyprus followed by defeat in Belgium. While these results were expected by the majority of observers the two fixtures allowed new Scotland manager Steve Clarke to work with his squad for the first time and gave fans an opening glimpse of what to expect under Clarke moving forward.

Kicking Off Under Steve Clarke

The waiting is almost over for Scotland fans. Saturday's Euro 2020 Group I qualifier against Cyprus at Hampden Park in Glasgow will begin the Steve Clarke era. Officially appointed on May 20, Clarke has had much to do in a short space of time before this first game. Having inherited a bit of a mess, in terms of the current group standings and player attitudes, Clarke will have spent a fair bit of time sounding out key players to gauge their feelings on the current situation as well as putting together his desired coaching team. He also had the small matter of announcing his first squad and getting some work in on the training field with them.

Celtic FC: Crossroads

Celtic Football Club are currently dominating Scottish football; They recently secured the Premiership title - their eighth in a row - and won the League Cup in December. Victory against Hearts in the Scottish Cup Final on May 25 will deliver a third consecutive domestic treble for the men from Glasgow's East End.

Scottish Football: The Season So Far

It's that time of year when most of the domestic football leagues around Europe are finishing - winners and losers are being decided everywhere and the efforts of many over the long season can now be properly judged by media and fans. In Scotland the four leagues which make up the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) are at this stage. This then makes it the perfect time to reflect on what we have witnessed while looking ahead to what is still to come - namely the end of season playoffs.