Succulent lamb

Opinion: Succulent lamb, the Old Firm and defending Scottish sports journalism

Guest article: If you want to write a piece on this or any other topic, please email our editor at [email protected] Indeed, someone has...

Weir’s Week: Celtic’s black humour and a bad day for drug bans

Saturday Four matches in the SPL, all with particular relevance to Europe and relegation. While Dunfermline were playing for survival, and Inverness Caley Thistle were at...
Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson and the worst blazers in history

In our country, they call our main football organisation the Scottish FA. You know, like the Irish FA, the Welsh FA, the Danish FA,...

Hegemony, pragmatism and the legacy of great football managers

On Monday evening I did something utterly routine in general terms but very unusual for me: I went to my local pub to watch...
Edvard Munch's 'The Rangers'

Diary: Edvard Munch’s ‘The Rangers’ sold for 2p

After The Scream was sold for $120m, another Edvard Munch masterpiece has changed hands for a record sum. His seminal 1872 work The Rangers has been...
Friederich Nietzsche

5 reasons Roy Hodgson should resign as England manager

Roy Hodgson has taken the job that will be the basis for the next Mission: Impossible film. Here are five reasons why the poor sod...

Weir’s Week: bad bar timing, secret panels and a Euro amnesty

Saturday Form is temporary, class is permanent. One of vintage commentator Clive Everton’s favourite lines. So worth stealing. Today is the first day of the Betfred...

Weir’s Week: Murrayfield versus Hampden – and a vital ghost goal

Saturday While Fabrice Muamba continues to make progress following his on-pitch seizure, tragically Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini is less fortunate. He collapsed on the pitch 31...

40 years ago: a tale of two matches, one city

It could never happen nowadays for a number of reasons. Firstly, the organisers would have them on different days. Secondly, the local "polis" would...
A non-Augusta albatross Picture: twiddleblat

Weir’s Week: an unlucky albatross and the Old Man of Hoy

Saturday What a performance. What a result. No, not what happened at Rugby Park. What happened at the rugby. Edinburgh produced the best-ever result (I don’t...