Elgin City captain Euan Spark sat down with NE98 assistant editor Keiran Fleming to talk about his interesting journey in football. Euan was part of a golden generation coming through Dundee United’s youth ranks, played in a Brechin team that were relegated twice in a row and he now captains League 2 promotion play-off hopefuls Elgin City.
Assistant Editor Keiran Fleming caught up with former Partick Thistle and Dundee United defender Frederic Frans. During the chat they covered Frans’ friendship with former Rangers and Dundee United player Charlie Miller, his first impression of Scottish football and his current side’s push for European football.
Footballers adapting to part time football in Scotland is always an interesting topic. Some pursue the dream of full-time, top flight football and when they finally accept it’s not meant to be, they retire. Like many though, their acceptance takes them down another path. A journey that leads to full time employment, with the added hurdle of fitting in football.
We caught up with John McGlynn, Raith Rovers manager recently on how COVID has affected his football and personal life, returning to Stark’s Park, that crazy season in League One, Raith’s strong return to the Championship and what the future holds for his beloved club.
In 2010, Irishman Sean Dillon was part of the Dundee United team that won the Scottish Cup, defeating Ross County 3-0 at Hampden Park. It wasn’t the first piece of silverware Dillon had won; he had won numerous titles in his homeland of Ireland before arriving in Scotland in 2007.
Sean spoke with me recently about that 2010 winning side and what it meant to him and his family.