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Should Highland League have been forced to postpone season over fan lockout?

Should Highland League have been forced to postpone season over fan lockout?

September 29, 2020

In this week's episode, we discuss the decision to delay the Highland League's return until at least late November and ponder why fans can't return to grounds when bars and restaurants in Scotland are open again. There's also all of the talking points from Ross County v Aberdeen, including what went so wrong for the Staggies, what went so right for the Dons, Marley Watkins' ambition to split the Glasgow two and the Ronald Hernandez question.   

Is Scott McKenna’s impending departure the right deal for Aberdeen? Plus, what will delay on fan return mean for north clubs?

Is Scott McKenna’s impending departure the right deal for Aberdeen? Plus, what will delay on fan return mean for north clubs?

September 22, 2020

This week, our panel dissect Aberdeen's shock hammering at the hands of Motherwell, as well as the deal struck with Nottingham Forest for centre-back Scott McKenna. There's also a comprehensive preview of the Europa League qualifying clash with Covid-ravaged, European bigwigs Sporting, an assessment of Ross County's top-six credentials and we ponder whether a delay of fans returning to football grounds due to the worsening coronavirus situation could derail the impending lower-league and Highland League seasons.

Fans finally make their return as Aberdeen warm up for Viking adventure, but Ross County count cost of defensive woes

Fans finally make their return as Aberdeen warm up for Viking adventure, but Ross County count cost of defensive woes

September 15, 2020

Aberdeen and Ross County welcomed supporters back into their grounds on Saturday to witness mixed results, while special guest Arild Stavrum joins the pod to look ahead to the Dons’ Europa League tie with Viking FK. We also take a look at some of the north’s SPFL sides making moves in the transfer market.

Part-time football’s deadliest striker Mitch Megginson on being let go by Aberdeen and Cove Rangers’ drive for more success in League One

Part-time football’s deadliest striker Mitch Megginson on being let go by Aberdeen and Cove Rangers’ drive for more success in League One

September 8, 2020

We’re joined by Cove Rangers skipper Mitch Megginson to talk us through his career. The former Pittodrie youth academy prospect discusses his surprise first-team debut in Europe against Sigma Olomouc and being released by Derek McInnes. He reveals why he decided to swap the Championship for Highland League, with his goals firing Cove to the SPFL then the League Two title.

What’s at the heart of Aberdeen’s superb form, was Ross County’s Stuart Kettlewell right to be fuming at John Beaton and how exciting is the new Highland League format?

What’s at the heart of Aberdeen’s superb form, was Ross County’s Stuart Kettlewell right to be fuming at John Beaton and how exciting is the new Highland League format?

September 1, 2020

This week, we discuss how a change of formation, plus sparkling displays from Ross McCrorie, Lewis Ferguson, Ryan Hedges, Scott Wright and more, have re-energised Aberdeen's campaign. The panel also try to get a handle on Ross County's poor performance at Livingston - where boss Stuart Kettlewell criticised referee John Beaton - as well as the benefits of the planned 16-game Highland League season.

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