Northern Goal
Covid concern at Caley Thistle, reasons to be cheerful for Aberdeen, and Ross County’s recruitment drive

Covid concern at Caley Thistle, reasons to be cheerful for Aberdeen, and Ross County’s recruitment drive

June 30, 2021

The gang discuss the Covid-19 situation at Caley Thistle on this week’s pod, which led to the postponement of their friendly with Brora Rangers. There is also Aberdeen Women winning the SWPL2 league title in impressive fashion, and new faces at Aberdeen, with Christian Ramirez sealing his move from Houston Dynamo to Pittodrie. There is also the recruitment latest at our north clubs, including Ross County, Cove Rangers, Peterhead and Elgin City. 

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Pre-season plans, and how worried should Aberdeen be about Conference League rivals BK Hacken?

Pre-season plans, and how worried should Aberdeen be about Conference League rivals BK Hacken?

June 23, 2021

On this week’s episode of Northern Goal, we discuss our teams’ return for pre-season training. Why are Aberdeen doing all of their work at Cormack Park, and how worried should they be about Europa Conference League opponents BK Hacken? It’s gone quiet at Ross County, but Caley Thistle have been busy, including snapping up former Staggies Michael Gardyne and Billy Mckay. Meanwhile, Cove Rangers have possibly pulled off the coup of the summer in landing another ex-County pair in Iain Vigurs and Ross Draper, with Dundee pair Lyall Cameron and Josh Mulligan also heading back to Peterhead.

 

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Can Teddy Jenks be Aberdeen’s new James Maddison, plus the SPFL fixtures revealed and Scotland v Czech Republic emotions

Can Teddy Jenks be Aberdeen’s new James Maddison, plus the SPFL fixtures revealed and Scotland v Czech Republic emotions

June 15, 2021

This week on Northern Goal, we react to the SPFL fixtures for 2021/22. Aberdeen will be delighted with the hand they’ve been dealt, but will Brighton's Teddy Jenks be the new James Maddison when the campaign begins against Dundee United. Ross County need to ramp up their preparations for a challenging start, while we also discuss Inverness, Peterhead, Cove and Elgin's fixtures. All that, plus the panel's emotions after covering Scotland's 2-0 Euros loss to the Czech Republic.

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Former Scotland boss Craig Brown backing Steve Clarke’s team for Euros quarter-finals run

Former Scotland boss Craig Brown backing Steve Clarke’s team for Euros quarter-finals run

June 10, 2021

In this episode, the most sought-after man in British football, Craig Brown - who led Scotland to both Euro '96 and the France '98 World Cup - discusses the Dark Blues' prospects at the European Championship. Brown reveals he's backing Steve Clarke's men to go deep into the tournament, with talent, top-level experience and age on their side. The former Aberdeen boss also explains how you prepare Scotland to meet 'Auld Enemy' England at Wembley, as well as offering his view on nullifying the Czech Republic and Croatia. All that, plus some of Brown's legendary Scotland stories from a life in the game. 

Highland man and successful US coach Martin Rennie explains doubts over Aberdeen-Atlanta strategic partnership

Highland man and successful US coach Martin Rennie explains doubts over Aberdeen-Atlanta strategic partnership

June 4, 2021

In this episode of Northern Goal, we chat to Martin Rennie, who was born in Thurso, but has built a successful coaching career on the other side of the world. Martin talks us through his journey from playing junior football in Scotland to bossing Vancouver Whitecaps in Major League Soccer, as well as a spell in K League 2 with Seoul E-Land. Currently the boss of Indy Eleven in the United  Soccer League, Martin also speaks about new signing and Aberdonian Cammy Smith, his time working with Aberdeen management duo Stephen Glass and Allan Russell at Carolina RailHawks and why he doesn't see the benefits in the Dons' strategic partnership with Atlanta United. 

Billy Dodds lands Inverness job, Ross County’s week of controversy and Christian Ramirez for Aberdeen?

Billy Dodds lands Inverness job, Ross County’s week of controversy and Christian Ramirez for Aberdeen?

June 1, 2021

On this week’s Northern Goal, Andy Skinner – fresh back from Billy Dodds’ first press briefing as Inverness manager – talks us through the new boss’ priorities. We also reflect on what has been an acrimonious week for Ross County, with Malky Mackay appointed and several players, including captain Iain Vigurs and appearance/goal record-holder Michael Gardyne, unhappy with how they were released by the Staggies. Plus, there’s Niall McGinn’s new deal at Aberdeen – what are the chances of US international Christian Ramirez joining him at Pittodrie?

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