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Who said Scottish football was dead?

Over the last few years football played north of the border has gained some hefty criticism and many believe it is only a matter of time before the ‘old firm’ leave treck down to England every other week leaving Scottish football to dry.

Try telling that to Ross County who are sitting 5th in the SPL and dreaming of a European tour. With the lucky third placed side heading into the Europa League qualifying rounds it’s certainly something the top flight newcomers will give everything towards. Ross County are a side based in a small town called Dingwall and are proudly the most northernly full time team in Scotland.

Against all odds they reached the Scottish Cup final in 2010 and gave a great account of themselves at Hamden Park in the semi-final where they beat Celtic 2-0! They are obviously a very small side and just 7,000 fans cheered them on in that semi-final, but might I add that is more than the population of Dingwall.

St.Johnstone, who are just a single point ahead of County in forth, go head to head this weekend in a big game for both sides. Dundee United have been slowly climbing the table in recent months after a poor start to the campaign and visit Victoria Park (home of Ross County) next week. It’s going to be extremely tough for the Highlands team as you might imagine with the club on a tight budget posing limited resources.


The club has experienced a rise not dissimilar to Wimbledon and Wigan Athletic who both fought their way through the English leagues to major cup finals. With rising attendances, growing awareness of the club, passionate supporters and a constant progression on the pitch – what’s not to like about the Staggies?

 Main rivals Inverness C.T, who also live in the Highlands, are also pinching themselves on what looks to be a successful season for them. Looks like some did benefit from Rangers being demoted after all.

But then again… Scottish football is probably on the way out anyway, sorry.

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