It's Not All About the Old Firm



It's Not All About The Old Firm tells the inside stories of some of the Scottish game's greatest achievements – how heroes and legends have overcome the odds, plus Celtic and Rangers. It covers every league title, European, Scottish Cup and League Cup victory from Sir Alex Ferguson's time at Aberdeen to Hibs finally bursting their hoodoo.

Aberdeen and St Mirren's League Cup wins are brought back to life along with the landmark triumphs of St Johnstone, Inverness, Ross County and Hibs' historic 2016 Scottish Cup win. History makers such as Willie Miller, Steven Fletcher, Rudi Skacel, Gordon Dalziel, Stevie Kirk, David Goodwillie and Ian Ferguson offer insights into their greatest footballing moments.

This updated edition includes a whole new batch of heroes, including Stephen Thompson, Stevie MacLean, Graeme Shinnie, Adam Rooney, Jim McIntyre and Alan Stubbs.

From the goals and glory to the behind-the-scenes stories, including haunted hotels, dressing-room bust-ups, betting scandals and the personal heartbreak behind some of Scottish football’s greatest footballing achievements.

It's Not All About The Old Firm is packed with offbeat stories, larger-than-life characters and insights from behind the scenes. Read the book and discover:

  • The inside story as Sir Alex Ferguson turned Aberdeen into one of the top sides in Europe
  • Legendary tales from Jim McLean as his Dundee United side made up the New Firm
  • How a Hearts fans vowed to get his favourite striker tattooed on his bum if he got Scottish Cup final tickets for the 2012 win over Hibs
  • How jubilant Inverness boss John Hughes took out one of his own players on the bus back to the Highlands
  • The story of St Johnstone’s phantom snorer, who forced star man Stevie May out of his room
  • Which Aberdeen player had to buy his team-mates fish and chips to say sorry
  • How Ross County hero Martin Woods was left with an unwanted 30th birthday present on Cup final day
  • And Hibs boss Alan Stubbs on why the Scottish Cup left him and his team feeling short-changed

Quirky, funny and inspirational – this really is a collection of stories that shows Scottish football at its very best. Click here for more information.