Northern Goal
Elgin City striker Smart Osadolor on the Black Lives Matter movement and how Scottish football could play its part

Elgin City striker Smart Osadolor on the Black Lives Matter movement and how Scottish football could play its part

June 30, 2020

Smart Osadolor joins the podcast this week to give his thoughts on how the Black Lives Matter movement has impacted him, and what he would like to see going forward. He also discusses life as a lower-league football and the uncertainty brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

Rachael Boyle on her return to football after pregnancy, Euro 2021 dreams with Scotland, and striving with Hibs Ladies for SWPL success

Rachael Boyle on her return to football after pregnancy, Euro 2021 dreams with Scotland, and striving with Hibs Ladies for SWPL success

June 23, 2020

This week, Aberdonian Rachael Boyle talks us through her career. The Scotland international explains the difficulties of returning to elite sport after pregnancy, how she’s determined to get to the European Championships with Scotland and close the gap on Glasgow City with club side Hibs Ladies.

Ross County manager Stuart Kettlewell on ‘new normal’ training methods and how the club is building towards the 2020/21 season

Ross County manager Stuart Kettlewell on ‘new normal’ training methods and how the club is building towards the 2020/21 season

June 19, 2020

The Staggies boss speaks to Northern Goal about the Premiership club’s return to socially-distanced training after the coronavirus shutdown. Kettlewell also opens up on County’s summer recruitment strategy, the team’s big focus for the new campaign, and the bosses who shaped him.

Brora forgotten in SPFL reconstruction debate, Robbo’s new Caley Thistle deal, restructuring at Ross County, and how should Aberdeen use Jonny Hayes?

Brora forgotten in SPFL reconstruction debate, Robbo’s new Caley Thistle deal, restructuring at Ross County, and how should Aberdeen use Jonny Hayes?

June 16, 2020
This week, Andy Skinner discusses Caley Thistle and Brora Rangers’ reaction to the death knell of SPFL reconstruction. Plus, the coup that is ICT boss John Robertson’s new deal, changes in the management structure at Ross County, and an imminent arrival (and departures) at Aberdeen.
It’s too late for SPFL reconstruction, plus Hayes to Aberdeen and will Stewart stay at Staggies?

It’s too late for SPFL reconstruction, plus Hayes to Aberdeen and will Stewart stay at Staggies?

June 9, 2020

We ask when SPFL reconstruction (with or without colts teams) will finally go away, and debate whether Aberdeen should sign Jonny Hayes. There’s also a potential departure at Ross County, as well as Cove Rangers’ bold statement of their ambition, and Huntly’s new boss.

Peterhead boss Jim McInally on SPFL reconstruction and a playing career at Clough’s Nottingham Forest and McLean’s Dundee United

Peterhead boss Jim McInally on SPFL reconstruction and a playing career at Clough’s Nottingham Forest and McLean’s Dundee United

June 2, 2020

Blue Toon gaffer McInally explains his stance against Hearts owner Ann Budge’s 14-14-14 SPFL reconstruction plan. Plus, the former Nottingham Forest and Dundee United man tells his funniest Brian Clough stories and reflects on glory days under Jim McLean, as well as his nine years at Balmoor.

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