Northern Goal
Aberdeen set to start 2021 in strong position, but is there any light at end of the tunnel for Ross County?

Aberdeen set to start 2021 in strong position, but is there any light at end of the tunnel for Ross County?

December 29, 2020

In Northern Goal's final episode of 2020, our panel discuss Aberdeen's strong league position going into the new year and ask why they aren't playing the free-flowing football to go with it. Two games into the John Hughes era, Andy Skinner says whether he thinks their current winless and goalless run will end soon. There's also a preview chat ahead of Cove Rangers v Peterhead and reaction to a superb weekend in Scottish Cup action for the Highland League clubs.

Former Aberdeen keeper David Preece on concussion fears and the ‘best time of his career’ at Pittodrie

Former Aberdeen keeper David Preece on concussion fears and the ‘best time of his career’ at Pittodrie

December 23, 2020

We talk to former Aberdeen goalkeeper David Preece about spending the strange year of Covid with Ostersunds in Sweden, his Dons career under Ebbe Skovdahl, Steve Paterson and Jimmy Calderwood, walking into Teddy Scott’s kitroom in his pants to find Sir Alex Ferguson, the enduring quality of Jim Leighton, and his fears over the health problems which could come from multiple concussions suffered during his playing career.

Ross County charge John Hughes with keeping them in the Premiership

Ross County charge John Hughes with keeping them in the Premiership

December 22, 2020

John Hughes is now the Ross County manager, but has Stuart Kettlewell’s replacement shown in his management career he is capable of saving the rock-bottom Staggies from relegation? This week, we also discuss whether Aberdeen are in a good position from which to attack the second half of the season, whether Peterhead will overtake Cove Rangers in the League One standings and which Highland League sides will be looking forward to their Boxing Day Scottish Cup clashes.

Ross Stewart to join Aberdeen as his Ross County deal comes to an end?

Ross Stewart to join Aberdeen as his Ross County deal comes to an end?

December 15, 2020

This week - in addition to Derek McInnes' AGM bombshell over right-back Ronald Hernandez's future - we discuss Aberdeen's Premiership win over Ross County and whether Curtis Main is now the Dons’ main striker. On top of this, there's chat about whether Ross Stewart will move from the Staggies to Pittodrie, as we also look ahead to County's crunch games against Livingston and Hamilton over the coming days. Plus, as always, there's Caley Thistle, Peterhead, Cove, Elgin and reaction to the Highland League sides' Scottish Cup endeavours.

Did Bobby Madden actually cost Aberdeen three points at St Mirren?

Did Bobby Madden actually cost Aberdeen three points at St Mirren?

December 8, 2020

This week on Northern Goal, we discuss whether refereeing decisions or poor performances were to blame for Aberdeen’s poor run continuing at St Mirren. We look at this weekend’s clash with Ross County and whether the still-confident Staggies can win at Pittodrie for the second time in 2020. There’s also drooling over Caley Thistle’s goals at Queen of the South and an assessment of Brora Rangers boss Steven Mackay’s playing career.

Can Ross County do the double and beat Rangers? Plus, is Aberdeen’s squad not all it was cracked up to be?

Can Ross County do the double and beat Rangers? Plus, is Aberdeen’s squad not all it was cracked up to be?

December 1, 2020

This week our panel review Ross County's stunning Betfred Cup win against Celtic at Parkhead and whether it can be the moment their season kicks into gear. There's also Aberdeen's dismal week, with a draw at Hamilton and loss at St Mirren raising red flags about their squad depth and desire. As well as this, there's the usual chat about our lower league sides and Callum Law talks us through the first weekend of the Highland League season.

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