Paul Third

Sports writer with the Press and Journal, based in Aberdeen.

Form can be turned around, says Brill

January 14, 2014

Caley Thistle goalkeeper Dean Brill has backed the threadbare Inverness squad to come through a selection crisis and keep the Inverness European hopes alive.

Dons in Goodwillie chase

January 14, 2014

Aberdeen have been warned they must come up with a financial package if they are to beat competition from other clubs in England and Scotland to sign Blackburn Rovers attacker David Goodwillie.

Pawlett makes perfect pitch

January 8, 2014

Aberdeen captain Russell Anderson believes midfielder Peter Pawlett's performances deserve the attention of Scotland manager Gordon Strachan.

County must stay on rise

January 6, 2014

Ross County's season is up and running in 2014 but defender Brian McLean has warned standards must be maintained if the Staggies are to continue their rise up the Scottish Premiership.

Cup hones Grammar for crunch encounter

January 3, 2014

The cup takes precedence for Aberdeen Grammar for the next three weekends, but Premiership survival remains the priority for coach Kevin Wyness.

Schedule is key for Ryder call-up

December 31, 2013

One of the key factors behind a successful year on the course is getting your schedule right, especially in a Ryder Cup year.

Jack: Perfect time to put on a spurt

December 28, 2013

Elgin City manager Ross Jack has challenged his players to force the Borough Briggs club into promotion play-off contention in the new year. The Black and Whites are second bottom in League 2 but just five points away from fourth place in the table.

From Texas to Kazakhstan, Exiles are looking powerful

December 26, 2013

When homesick Aberdonians Doug Cochrane and Tommy Robertson got together in the Grill Bar of the Savoy Hotel in London in 1930 to create a rugby fixture in their native city, they could not have imagined the same Boxing Day match would be in existence 83 years later.

Crucial spell for Dons

December 21, 2013

Aberdeen captain Russell Anderson is ready for a run of games he believes will shape the club's prospects in 2014.

Little bit of a China crisis

December 21, 2013

Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal has warned there is no margin for error after watching his side slump to a 3-1 foursomes defeat on the opening day of the Royal Trophy at Guangzho, China, yesterday.

An easy decision to stay with Dons, says Smith

December 20, 2013

Cammy Smith has watched several of his young team-mates depart Aberdeen in the hope of forging a career in England. From Chris Maguire and Fraser Fyvie to Jack Grimmer and Ryan Fraser, many Dons players have left Pittodrie and found mixed success in the English Premier League and Cham- pionship.

Versatile Dons in no mood to fluff chances

December 19, 2013

Midfielder Ryan Jack insists Aberdeen have no fear as they head into a crucial run of festive fixtures against their rivals for second place in the Scottish Premiership.

Dons appliance of science

December 18, 2013

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes believes his club has closed the off-field gap on its rivals and now wants to see his players prove it on the pitch.

Dons festive hype hurdle

December 17, 2013

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes insists the next few weeks will not be season-defining.

Bull, bull double 16 . . . check this out

December 17, 2013

John Henderson is hungry for more darting success in the PDC world champion- ship after his stunning victory against world number seven Dave Chisnall in London on Sunday.

Two steps from legend

December 4, 2013

Aberdeen defender Mark Reynolds insists his team will be ready for the week which determines its season.

Laird gets drip fed by Sponge in Melbourne

November 23, 2013

Martin Laird is soaking up the extensive Royal Melbourne course knowledge of his new caddie as he strives for individual honours in the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne, Australia.