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Direct play pays for Aberdeen as Soul Eight suspension looms, and Ross County look to round off strong Premiership opening

Direct play pays for Aberdeen as Soul Eight suspension looms, and Ross County look to round off strong Premiership opening

August 25, 2020

This week, we discuss Aberdeen’s two wins to secure their first six points of the league season, and what the team could look like for Thursday’s Europa League qualifying curtain-raiser against Runavik of the Faroe Islands. Our panel then try to predict the suspension which awaits the eight players who breached Covid rules at Friday’s SFA hearing. There’s also our debrief of Ross County’s draw against 10-man St Mirren in Paisley as the Staggies continue to rack up early Premiership points.

Imperative Aberdeen get points on Premiership board, and Ross County let unbeaten start slip

Imperative Aberdeen get points on Premiership board, and Ross County let unbeaten start slip

August 18, 2020

On this week's episode, there's the latest fallout from the Aberdeen Eight's Covid breach, and we discuss how vital it is the Dons take maximum points from their games with St Johnstone and Livingston. We also predict Ross McCrorie's role for the Reds, explain Ross County's defeat to Dundee United, and discuss how Danny Devine and Scott Allardice will bolster Caley Thistle.

Can Premiership avoid red card and delay to lower league start? Plus, flawless Ross County, and the Betfred Cup draw

Can Premiership avoid red card and delay to lower league start? Plus, flawless Ross County, and the Betfred Cup draw

August 12, 2020

Now we know for sure Aberdeen won’t be back in action until August 20, we discuss potential punishments for Covid rule breaches going forward, and whether a mid-October lower league return is under threat. Plus, we go in-depth on Ross County’s 100% Premiership start and the Betfred Cup draw.

Scottish football in chaos as Aberdeen set for another postponement

Scottish football in chaos as Aberdeen set for another postponement

August 11, 2020

In this special episode, Ryan Cryle, Paul Third, Jamie Durent and Callum Law react to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s suggestion that Aberdeen’s games against Hamilton and Celtic will follow their Premiership clash with St Johnstone in being postponed after eight players breached Covid-19 rules. We question why players, at the Dons and at Celtic, have flouted the regulations, and what lies ahead for the season.

What we can learn from Aberdeen’s opening Premiership loss to Rangers, and Ross County show good signs up top and at the back in win over Motherwell

What we can learn from Aberdeen’s opening Premiership loss to Rangers, and Ross County show good signs up top and at the back in win over Motherwell

August 4, 2020

Football is back. We review Aberdeen’s 1-0 defeat to Rangers – whether first-half sluggishness is cause for long-term concern, and which team should line-up against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park. We also reflect on Ross County’s 1-0 win over Motherwell, where they may have showed a resilience to go with their attacking edge. Plus, will Caley Thistle, Peterhead, Cove Rangers and Elgin City be happy with their lower-league fixtures?

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