Scottish football

Dumbarton know they will not attract big name players, they understand they cannot compete against their namesake, The Championship in England who despite being the second tier of English football is amongst the 5 richest leagues in the world. Yet tonight is about Dumbarton "The Sons of the Rock"...
Relegation can be the death knell for the careers of players, managers, sometimes for the future of entire clubs. To see this played out in play-off form - knock-out, no second chances, do or die - would be theatrical football of the grandest scale.
What happened to the days of household names such as Larsson and Gascoigne playing their trade in Scotland? What happened to the days when clubs in Scotland could buy and even produce players that cost £10 million plus? What happened to Scottish teams reaching the finals of European competitions?
This time, last year, I was writing as my beloved Celtic, against all odds, triumphed into the last 16 of the Champions League. This year, the dream is already over by Matchday Five. Yet, my thoughts are not of sorrow but simply that this season's Champions League was not all that different to 2012's successes.
Celtic's signing of Nir Biton has sparked even more Israeli media interest in the bhoys. As a Celtic fan, temporarily residing in Jerusalem, this has been most welcome development, primarily due to the increasing number of games shown on Israeli television channel Sport Chamesh.