LIKE many people, I have to admit I didn’t know a huge amount about women’s football ahead of these European Championships. If there was an article about it in a magazine or a newspaper I would usually just skip past it. I was quite ignorant about it all. You get caught up in covering the men’s game that you don’t really pay as much attention to other things happening in the sport. Then the BBC asked me to come over to Holland to cover it once Scotland had qualified and my eyes have been opened.
I STILL remember the build-up to our Treble-clinching Scottish Cup final victory in 2003; out on the Sunday night, then Monday night and Tuesday night, too. I’m sure Celtic’s preparations will have been a bit different this week as they look to complete their own domestic clean sweep.
BY all accounts Aberdeen were fired up on Wednesday night as they won at Ibrox for the first time since 1991 and I don’t doubt that Pedro Caixinha’s pre-match comments had a big part to play in that. The Rangers manager is still easing his way into Scottish football but his remarks about Ryan Jack and the rest of the Aberdeen team in general didn’t sit right with me. The whole charade obviously didn’t sit right with Derek McInnes either, judging by the strength of his reply.
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