For the most part it has been fairly quiet on the transfer front among the Angus clubs (writes Sarah McLean).
Forfar Atheltic have been the most active with manager Dick Campbell doing much to boost his squad for 2012/13. Campbell has so far secured the services of five players with hopes of more and solved his goalkeeping problems in the form of David Scott. There is also the chance of Aberdeen youngsters Nicky Low and Joe Shaughnessy coming back for another loan spell but time will tell.
Brechin City have had some troubles since the end of last season following fan outrage at Charlie King’s departure but manager Jim Weir has pushed forward to secure the services of former East Fife striker Scott Dalziel.
Arbroath have brought in veteran goalkeeper Tony Bullock as player and ‘keeper coach. Manager Paul Sheerin has hopes that Bullock will help bring out the best in current number one Darren Hill.
Meanwhile, in the Third Division, Montrose have not brought in anyone so far. However, in a move to fix their problems with defence, manager Stuart Garden has enlisted former Scotland International and Dundee United defender Lee Wilkie as his assistant manager.
Elsewhere in Scottish Football, the circus around ‘The’ Rangers Football Club continues. With no-one seeming to have any idea where the club will be at the start of next season it is near impossible to comment on it. Over the course of the past week the odds of Rangers playing in the SPL, First Division - or a newly formed SPL2, or Third Division have changed on a half-hourly basis. That aside, with the mass exodus of players already begun, including Steven Naismith and Steven Whittaker, they might not even have a team to field come the start of the season.
And finally, the Euros. England went crashing out on penalties in their quarter-final clash against Italy, thus proving what everyone thought would happen anyway. The tournament has also proved, in my opinion, how much of a waste of space Wayne Rooney is. The sooner the England set-up stop acting as if the world revolves around him so much the better for them.