Largs Thistle legend George Wall writes for the News about football matters local, national and international...

Back to 11th in the league for Largs. Not a great day at the office by the sound of it against St Cadoc’s, who now sit third in the league, although I wasn’t at the game. No time for Largs to feel sorry for themselves, though, with another tough away game up next against Cumnock this weekend.

At the top of the league, Saturday saw another defeat for leaders Clydebank, against Darvel, while champions Beith dropped more points with a draw against Gartcairn. Darvel and Talbot have played the same number of games as Beith, with Darvel just two points adrift of the champions and Talbot four - are either team capable of putting together a run that turns them into challengers? 

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Well, Neil Warnock has not managed to get the 'new manager bounce' from Aberdeen, who have now dropped to third from bottom in the Premiership and are without a win in 10 games.

No matter how a likeable personality he may be to some, it's results on the pitch that matter. It's the Scottish Cup this week for the Dons, at home to Kilmarnock - if they're knocked out, will Neil be out too?

At the top end of the table it's not often you see Rangers and Celtic getting beaten on the same weekend. With only nine games left for Rangers and Celtic, and with them so close I am sure there will be lots of controversy in what remains of the season, with VAR no doubt taking centre stage.

Is VAR the problem, as many people have mentioned, or is it just the people using and running it? I wonder if Morton had it right when they were the only club that voted against VAR being introduced in Scotland. 

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It's not long to the Euros now, and with Steve Clarke at the Hearts v Celtic game on Sunday, and Lawrence Shankland scoring again, surely he will be a pick for the squad.

Another one who is catching the eye is Lewis Ferguson, now captaining Bologna in Serie A, where they are sitting fourth. No doubt he will be in the squad but should he be regarded as a starter in the team?

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It was reported this week that Paul Pogba had banned from football for four years for a doping offence.

Pogba was tested after Juventus' first match of the season on August 20. He intends to appeal the ban, but regardless of that, what a waste of a talent. It seems that he has never fulfilled his potential despite him being a World Cup winner.

By the time his suspension is up he will be nearly 35. Will he ever play again at the top level?