A cruel accident of birth dictates that I celebrate my birthday just as the big beasts of Scottish
football enter the Scottish Cup.
Thus each year my birthday marks the start of another failed leg of Hibernian's apparently never
ending Scottish Cup odyssey. If the jinx hadn't begun more than 70 years before I was born I'd
consider myself a bit of a Jonah.
It's back to earth with a bump this week for the Old Firm as League action resumes. The Second
round of the Scottish Cup also takes place this weekend, so there's plenty to get our teeth into as
we pick the four games you should follow.
Congratulations to Annan Athletic on becoming the latest club to join the Scottish Football League.
By staying clear of the central belt the SFL have followed the pattern of recent years. By choosing
Annan they've at least given the fans who didn't go to Gretna games the chance to not go very far
to not watch Annan.
East of Scotland side Annan Athletic have won election to the Scottish Football League. The Borders
club was elected by the 29 Scottish Football League members following a meeting at League
headquarters this morning, which included a twenty-minute presentation by each of the applicants.
Their successful application ensures It ensures that league football will continue [.
Annan stands on the River Annan nearly 2 miles from its mouth, 15 miles from Dumfries, in the region of Dumfries and Galloway on the Solway Firth in the south of Scotland. Eastriggs is about 3 miles to the east and Gretna is about 8 miles to the east.
While the rest of the UK is still fannying around in meaningless friendlies, up in Scotland the
season has started for the clubs in the Scottish Football league, as this years Alba Challenge Cup