Cove Rangers shake up the Scottish League

Short standfirst, smaller and finer print than the opening lines and covers roughly two lines. With a first-ever promotion to the Scottish League and a dramatic debut, these are exciting times for ambitious Aberdeen-based clubA Cove Rangers. Peterjon Cresswell speaks to Rangers follower Kevin Rinchey. Currently top of League Two, having played out a 4-4 […]

Parma: From tragedy to grand finale?

Two fallen giants of Italian football clash tomorrow in a battle for a spot in Serie A. For visitors Palermo, promotion would mean a return to the top tier after only two years. For hosts Parma, it would mean redemption after bankruptcy, disgrace and the arrests of two sitting club owners. Zaki Dogliani visits the city of ham, cheese […]

LAFC: This town ain’t big enough for both of us

Major League Soccer kicks off this weekend with one expansion franchise: Los Angeles FC. Bringing the MLS complement to 23, LAFC has an in-built anti-Galaxy bias, thanks to fans of defunct Chivas USA, as Tony Dawber explains. There’s a new kid on the block in the world’s glamour capital. This Sunday Los Angeles FC makes […]

Cove up for the cup and a bright future

Aberdeen-based Cove Rangers travel to Formartine this month for a Scottish Cup fixture that will see one of the Highland League rivals in the draw for the last 16. For ambitious Cove, the season may also be highlighted by promotion to the Scottish League and a move to a new stadium in town. Tony Dawber […]

Ancients and Mariners

Kicking off this week, the Northern League, the game’s second-oldest still in operation, has inspired a new book launched at the same time. ‘Ancients and Mariners’ by Andy Potts explores the current state of this venerable competition and digs into its rich history. Few fixtures carry the authentic whiff of the Northern League like a […]