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We have teamed up with our friends at Clydesdale Bank – sponsor of the SPL – and we have a great prize to give away!
We have four tickets for the big clash on the 22nd of September between Dundee United v Hearts.
Two tickets in the Dundee United end and two in the Hearts end are up for grabs and they are completely free!
How to enter?
Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter before you enter or else you won’t be counted!

How To Enter

Answer this simple question:
Which 32 year old played for both Hearts and Dundee United and has one Scotland cap to his name?
Email us your answer at scotchcornerfootball@live.co.uk with your Name, contact details and which team you would like tickets for.
Competition closes on Sunday 16th September and the winners will be announced on Monday 17th.

With the pressure on Dundee United and Hearts to step up in the absence of Rangers this match will be sure to be full of passion and will be a tasty fixture.

Remember to keep an eye out for future competitions too!

Keep up with all the SPL fixtures by predicting the scores and be in with a chance to win £10,000!!! Sign up now at Clydesdale Bank’s Score Selector – http://www.cbfootball.co.uk/ .

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The Scotch Corner is back


The Scotch Corner Football Podcast is back for its first full season and we are back with a bang!
We have already given Scotland tickets away in a competition so far and we have plenty more competitions running throughout the season.
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Follow us and like us to keep up to date with all our competitions and prize give aways!
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Also if you want to email us about anything to do with the show or have any questions for us then feel free to email there as well.
Thank you and tell your friends!!!
Simon, Steven, Gavin and Mark


In 1957, taking in bonuses, wages and international match fees, a footballers income for the year would be £1,600 on average. Fast forward 55 years and compare it to the average in the Premier League in 2012, £75,000 a week is the rough average, with this average falling due to promoted teams in the league not being able to offer mammoth wages. Continue reading


The football boots for anyone who enjoys the beautiful game.
The new stud layout provides anti shock meaning that when you challenge in the air and land, you are not left with tingling feet or a numb sensation that will affect your game. The studs are also perfectly designed throughout your foot to provide brilliant stability and traction in play.
The 11Pro boots are defined to the last stitching to provide stability, yet excellent flexibility. The leather used provides low water uptake, fantastic durability, and extreme comfort with a goalkeeper glove – like fit.
Adidas went in a new direction with this boot and made it very modern, with just a few classic features attached. The tight fit in the middle section provides a similar feel to running boots, or ‘speed boots’. The change of leather ,from kangaroo leather to Taurus lower calf leather, mixed with new synthetic material means that unlike a lot of boots there is a small period of ‘break in’ time. The synthetic material helps to clamp to your feet providing a tighter fit.
The shoes are extremely light weighing only 8.02 oz although they are specifically designed to weigh less; they are not jaw droopingly light like Vapors.
The biggest change I felt with these boots is the soleplate. Usually Adidas have very firm soleplates and slightly tough leather. This boot has a very soft soleplate which has its advantages and its disadvantages. The flexible, softer soleplate means that your movement will seem more natural and your feet determine your step, and not the boots choosing where your feet go. The downside is that this makes the boot feel slightly long and it can catch you off at times – although this is only a problem whilst getting used to the boots.
The instep of the boot is made of synthetic material and helps your touch and provides good cushion. Having said that I would prefer if the middle tier of the boot was made with leather also as it is the ‘busiest’ part of the boot.
For a light boot, the protection is very good. Never do you feel the boots are too soft and you could get hurt, instead the light weight quality mixed with the padded protection is a wonderful blend for a modern footballer.
The Adidas adiNova 11proare great for passing. Every cross or long pass is automatically equipped with curve and spin. It is not all about spin as the front of the boot is very straight that it allows power and accuracy for shooting.
Overall the Adidas adiNova 11pro are a great boot and Adidas have done a good job with making modern boots whilst keeping some small but key details from their classic collection.

http://www.sportsdirect.com/mens/mens-football-boots

By Simon Bienkowski



Following the mammoth double signing PSG have made in the last week with the backing of their Qatar based owners in the form of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva, both of AC Milan, we will look at whether they make it into the top 10 football transfers of all time, and whether these signings have justified their price tag. With the transfer market having a reputation for producing inflated prices for footballers in recent times, the club splashed out £33 million on the Brazilian defender, whilst spending around £31 million on the Swedish striker, who made his second big money move in recent times, following his well talked about transfer to Barcelona a few seasons ago.  Continue reading


 

With John Terry receiving a Not Guilty verdict in him race trial on Friday many questions must be asked regarding the conclusion and verdict given. Continue reading



This Sunday sees the conclusion of the European Championships as Italy take on Spain. Continue reading

Thursday 31st May 2012


Well good morning all, at last we have an answer as to who is going to be the man to replace Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool with Brendan Rogers set to be named later today. So that posses another question as to who will replace Rogers at Swansea, with Ian Holliway the early favourite. So lets get things under way. Continue reading


Well I hope everyone had a spectacular Tuesday and have had time to digest yesterdays transfer news, rumours and gossip and are ready for today’s round-up of all the hottest news rumours and gossip hot off the press. So here we go.
 
Details have emerged that Chelsea will pay Hazard 100,000 pounds a a week after tax as the Blues prepare a bid for Porto striker Hulk.
 
Manchester United are set to make a 3million pound offer for Crewe’s 18-year old play-off hero Nick Powell.
 
Arsenal captain Robin van Persie, 28, has been told to stick with the Gunners by his own mother despite interest from Juventus and Barcelona amongst a host of other domestic clubs. Arsene Wenger is reportedly ready to mount a bid for Manchester City midfield enforcer Nigel de Jong, 27, as he looks to add more steel to his Arsenal squad.
 
Newcastle want to continue their French revolution with a deal for Lille full-back Mathieu Debuchy, 26, after watching him star against Iceland at the weekend.
 
In European news, AC Milan are trying to force down the price of Liverpool’s 27-year old midfielder Alberto Aquilani after the Italian spent the last season on loan at the San Siro. Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, 26, will turn down any approach from Spanish giants Barcelona. Salomon Kalou, 26, is set to leave English football and sign for Germany’s Schalke now that his Chelsea contract has expired. Juventus will switch their attention to Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko if they fail in their attempt to sign Arsenal captain Robin van Persie. Borussia Dortmund are reported to have joined the race for Montpellier star Mapou Yanga-Mbwia, with his agent claiming a German move is an option. Real Madrid sensation Joselu could start a battle this summer with no less than 6 Premier League sides desperate for his signature. Spanish newspaper Marca claims the striker, who scored 22 goals last season for Real’s B team, was watched in his last game by scouts from West Ham, Reading and Southampton as well as 3 as yet unnamed top-flight English sodes.l 
 
Louis Saha, 33, has apparently been released by Spurs after just 5 months at White Hart Lane. Tottenham will have to move fast if they want to sign winger Milos Krasic from Juventus, with reports in France claiming Marseille are lining up a move to sign him.
 
Reading, Southampton and West Ham are all on high alert as Yakubu, 29, vows to leave Ewood Park.
 
Tony Pulis has offered Jonathon Woodgate a new deal at Stoke. Pulis wants the England international to agree a 12-month extension after his current deal expires.
 
Southampton are in talks with Burnley’s England Under-21 striker Jay Rodriguez about a record breaking 6.5million pound deal. Saints supremo Nicola Cortese is trying to thrash out terms with Rodriguez’s advisers after agreeing a fee for the young Championship hit man.
 
Belgian ace Nacer Chadli has revealed he wants to seal a move to England this summer. The 22-year old FC Twente midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to Fulham ahead of next season.
 
Sheffield United goalkeeper Steve Simonsen has confirmed to reporters that he is being released by the club this summer. The 33-year old missed the decisive spot-kick in the Blades League One play-off final penalty shoot-out defeat by Huddersfield on Saturday.
 
Liverpool face a battle with Porto to clinch the signing of highly-rated Colombian forward Jackson Martinez. Martinez is rated on of the hottest properties in South America and has strongly been linked with a move to Anfield. The Reds will have to act fast in a battle with Galatasaray if they want to resurrect their interest in Hamit Altintop. The Real Madrid midfielder is set to leave the Bernabeu where he has grown frustrated at his lack of first team action.
 
In managerial news, Brendan Rogers emerged as the new favorite for the vacant Liverpool hot seat as former favorite Roberto Martinez arrived back in Britain. All will be revealed on Friday when an annoucement will be made regarding the vacant managers job. Ralf Rangnick is the new favourite to take charge of West Brom after the Baggies were put off by the 2million pound compensation demands from Birmingham for Chris Hughton. Rangnick has been out of work since September, after stepping down from his post at Schalke because of exhaustion.
 
Well that does it for Wednesdays instalment, hope ye all have a great day and don’t work too hard. Check back tomorrow where we will do it all again and tell everyone to come check us out. And also feel free to follow me on twitter @JamesObrien45

Where Now for Chelsea?


Where now for Chelsea? Continue reading