Any municipal football park in Scotland is a piece of highly evocative ground, haunted by urgent voices and lost energy and small, fierce dreams.

William McIlvanney, Only a Game? (1986)

Small Fierce Dreams explores the history of Scottish clubs in European competition.

Scotland’s football teams have had a disproportionately large impact on the continental game. Sometimes good, often bad but always compelling, their European dreams have created countless stories.

This site delves into these stories, from the earliest adventures to the present day. We analyse the key moments, the matches and the people behind them.

Each week SFD publishes a new article from our team of established writers with a passion for our national game.

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Get in touch: gaffer@smallfiercedreams.com