Second Edition


The Manager is Fired, Long Live the Manager: Characteristics of Managers in the SPFL

Before we were unsure of whether or not Mark Warburton had actually resigned or not, the last controversy surrounding a Scottish football manager involved 30-year-old Ian Cathro and his MacBook. Pundits and players alike told the young Hearts manager that he did not have the experience required to lead an SPFL club. Kilmarnock striker Kris…


The Lisbon Lions: A Celebration of the European Cup Campaign 1967

Throughout 2017 we’ll be bringing exclusive extracts from the book ‘The Lisbon Lions: A Celebration of the European Cup Campaign 1967’ by Andy Dougan, published by Virgin. The extracts are adapted exclusively by the author for The Supplement. In this edition the focus is on the first round of Celtic’s European adventure, against the Swiss part…


Love & Hurt the Celtic Way: Moussa Dembele

In his regular column, Ronan Kearney chronicles the emotional rollercoaster of following his beloved Celtic. This time he looks at the inevitable heartbreak that his latest French flame will surely cause him.   I somehow stumbled upon an article on an American website a few weeks ago: ‘5 signs you’ve outgrown your relationship.’ The author was anonymous…


Stories From A Reserve Team Left-Back: Away Days

The small village of Copmanthorpe – affectionately know as Cop – is located just outside York and consists of two pubs, a Co-op and some of the finest manicured lawns in all of England.  At the centre of it all you’ll find Patrick Solich, a resident since birth and holder of the most important position in the whole village; left-back for Copmanthorpe…


Across the North Sea Interview: Maurice Ross

As part of a new interview series, Christian Wulff will explore the experiences of Scottish players that have been involved in Norwegian football and Norwegians that have been a part of the Scottish league. First up is the former Rangers and Scotland full-back, Maurice Ross, who has spent time as both a player and coach in Norway.  …


The Trials and Tribulations of Cross-border Football in Ireland

In a regular column, Ryan Clarke will look at all the different aspect of Irish football; from history to current developments, interviews and league reviews. In this edition he chronicles the history of cross-border competitions and what is needed for it to make a successful return.  Like most things in Ireland, the question of an All-Ireland cross-border football competition is…

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