Pre-Season Previews

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2015/16 season preview: Partick Thistle

Last season It became almost boring to ask whether or not Thistle would find themselves sucked into the relegation battle last season and thankfully they were eventually able to pull themselves away, comfortably finishing eighth and 10 points ahead of the play-off berth. The thing about Partick Thistle is that they can go on a […]

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Teammates Jamie Hamill and Josh Magennis argue during Kilmarnock's 4-1 victory over Partick Thistle

2015/16 Season Preview: Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock signed a number of players known within Scottish football but began their season with a 4-0 defeat at home to a rampant Dundee. Craig Cairns looks at whether this is a sign of things to come or if the squad needs time to gel. Last Season Allan Johnston returned to one of the clubs […]

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2015/2016 Season Preview: Ross County

After a tough third season Ross County are expected to improve in Jim McIntyre’s first full season as Staggies boss. Joel Sked looks at their prospects ahead of their second match of the season. Last season Between the middle of February and the middle of April Ross County were the form team in Europe, picking […]

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Lionel Ainsworth scores to make it 3-0 at Ibrox

2015/2016 Season Preview: Motherwell

Motherwell fell from their place as one of the most consistent sides in the division to relegation battlers last season. Craig Cairns looks at whether a similar struggle awaits. Last Season Overall, the 2014/15 season was a disaster for the Fir Park side. After finishing in the top half for five years in-a-row, including three […]

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James Vincent scoring the winning goal in the Scottish Cup Final

2015/2016 Season Preview: Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Inverness may already be out of the Europa League but reaching the competition was an achievement in itself. Craig Cairns assesses whether it would be folly to write them off in their domestic campaign. Last Season Wow. Just wow. This time last year Inverness were tipped to struggle and their manager was the favourite to […]

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Martin Canning scores a header versus Dundee

2015/2016 Season Preview: Hamilton Academical

Hamilton’s opening 0-0 draw at home to Partick Thistle didn’t reveal much about whether or not Hamilton deserve their relegation favourites tag. Craig Cairns evaluates the mixture of youth, lower league experience and foreign unknowns at New Douglas Park. Last Season Alex Neil’s rise from rookie Scottish Championship manager to English Premiership manager in a […]

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Blair Spittal dribbling past two defenders

2015/2016 Season Preview: Dundee United

A disappointing start to the league campaign against tough opponents gave Dundee United a stark reminder of how much quality has vacated their squad in recent years. Craig Cairns looks at whether the departures this year are too tough to replace. Last Season Other than a horror show at Parkhead, Dundee United made a solid […]

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2015/16 season preview: St Johnstone

Last season They did it again, didn’t they? Everyone talks about ICT upsetting the odds, but what about St Johnstone? The 2013/14 team was built around a solid base and the quality of their strike-force: Steven MacLean and Stevie May. Then within a month of 2014/15 starting, May had been sold to Sheffield Wednesday and […]

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2015/16 Season Preview: Dundee

Last Season Because Paul Hartley decided to rip up Dundee’s title-winning squad, nobody knew what to really expect from the Dees coming into last season. Everyone presumed they’d be better than Hamilton, having finished ahead of them in the Scottish Championship and spent more money on wages, though few stuck the neck out enough to suggest a […]

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2015/2016 Season Preview: Heart of Midlothian

Joel Sked looks at what is in store for the Jam Tarts following their return to the Premiership and with expectation high in Gorgie. Last Season Football was reborn in EH11 last season. Goals, scintillating football, expansive attacking play, goals, diligent defending, more goals, an immaculately dressed handsome manager – the slayer of Basel – […]

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