Northern Goal
Rory McAllister - icon of Scottish part-time football - on his career

Rory McAllister - icon of Scottish part-time football - on his career

May 27, 2021

We chat to lower-league goalscoring legend Rory McAllister on his near-decade with Peterhead, including winning the League Two title, silencing the Rangers fans at Balmoor and scoring five against Falkirk, despite a three-day hangover. The former Aberdeen youth academy prospect, who also spent time at Inverness, tells us why he has no regrets after turning down a host of full-time suitors over the years, as well as reflecting on current team Cove Rangers suffering end-of-season heartache as they missed out on promotion to the Championship.

Reaction special: John Hughes leaves Ross County – who’s next?

Reaction special: John Hughes leaves Ross County – who’s next?

May 25, 2021

In this episode, Ryan Cryle, Andy Skinner and Paul Third discuss Yogi’s Dingwall departure. Does the manager’s surprise exit suggest a move to Tannadice and how have the Staggies supporters reacted? Where does Roy MacGregor look next in his bid to get County up the Premiership and away from relegation battles – within the existing Global Energy Stadium staff to Don Cowie, or externally to the likes of Celtic interim boss John Kennedy or ex-Motherwell gaffer Stephen Robinson?

Questions upon questions at Aberdeen, who should be at Ross County next season and is Billy Dodds Inverness’ man?

Questions upon questions at Aberdeen, who should be at Ross County next season and is Billy Dodds Inverness’ man?

May 18, 2021

This week on Northern Goal, after Aberdeen's season-ending loss, questions need to be answered for next season - is Joe Lewis still the Dons' nailed-on number one? Will revamping the defence allow the Reds to play out from the back as Stephen Glass wants? Are strikers JET and Bruce Anderson both going to be at Pittodrie? Plus, which players - stalwarts and recent additions - should Ross County look to keep after securing Premiership safety with a win at Motherwell. Across the Kessock Bridge, is Billy Dodds a stick-on for the Inverness Caley Thistle job?

Staggies’ big step towards safety, as Aberdeen’s loss to Hibs ends third fight and reminds Stephen Glass of task ahead

Staggies’ big step towards safety, as Aberdeen’s loss to Hibs ends third fight and reminds Stephen Glass of task ahead

May 13, 2021

In this bonus episode of Northern Goal, we recap after Ross County took a major step to Premiership safety by beating Hamilton. Aberdeen have missed out on third after their defeat to Hibs, with the result further underlining their need for a squad overhaul. Plus, we reflect on Cove and Elgin's seasons after both of their play-off journeys ended.

Stephen Glass gets going with Aberdeen rebuild, as Dons and Ross County gear up for Premiership’s final throes

Stephen Glass gets going with Aberdeen rebuild, as Dons and Ross County gear up for Premiership’s final throes

May 11, 2021

In this week’s episode, how will Aberdeen fans be feeling about new boss Stephen Glass’ early moves to rebuild his squad, with Declan Gallagher and Gary Woods secured on pre-contracts. Will Mikey Devlin pen a new deal, and what about moves for Clark Robertson and Jamie McGrath? Meanwhile, what do the third-place-chasing Reds and relegation-battling Ross County have to do to beat Hibs and Hamilton and take a big step towards their respective Premiership goals. All that, plus the play-offs latest and Peterhead contract renewals, too.

Brora, Elgin and Cove bid to keep promotion hopes alive in weekend play-off clashes

Brora, Elgin and Cove bid to keep promotion hopes alive in weekend play-off clashes

May 7, 2021

In this bonus episode of Northern Goal, Andy Skinner reflects on Brora Rangers' 2-0 pyramid play-off home leg loss to Kelty Hearts. Can the Cattachs overcome the deficit tomorrow and set-up a clash with Brechin for a place in the Scottish leagues? Meanwhile, the panel also build up to Elgin City v Edinburgh City and Cove Rangers v Airdrieonians in the League One and Championship play-off semi-finals respectively.

Could Dylan McGeouch keep Scott Brown out of the Aberdeen team?

Could Dylan McGeouch keep Scott Brown out of the Aberdeen team?

May 4, 2021

This week, third-place hopefuls Aberdeen and relegation battlers Ross County have set up blockbuster finales to their Premiership campaigns with wins over Livingston and Dundee United, respectively. Could Dylan McGeouch’s performance for the Dons signal his potential to keep the incoming Scott Brown out of the team? Plus, there’s chat on Ryan Hedges’ comeback, Connor McLennan’s future at right-back and Inverness’ uncertain summer, as we also look ahead to a big night for promotion hopefuls Cove, Elgin and – most of all – Brora.

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