“It’s sh*te being Scottish”, once uttered Ewan McGregor as Mark Renton in Trainspotting. He may have been listening to a recent episode of our Football Manager podcast at the time, but those are unconfirmed reports.
It certainly has that feel about dealing with contracts, loans, transfer budgets and more as we work our way through pre-season in Scotland.
We’ve got far-flung friendlies against Lens, Morecambe, Albion Rovers, Colchester and more to look forward to this week along with the arrival of more triallists (who doesn’t love a good trial when you can’t scout or struggle to sign players pre-season), and some more Irish players to bolster the Hibs ranks.
Frustrations are there already with a number of big injuries in pre-season already forcing a change of tactic and approach for the year ahead but it’s all part of the fun of the fair.