Fear is a constant companion for top-class footballers and other athletes. Fear of failure, fear of losing, fear of fear itself.
Scottish football needs a 16-team top league says Falkirk FC chairman Doug Henderson, and he is right.
Hamish stokes young men’s dreams into a burning flame’, wrote Michael Marra, the bard of Dundee. The song was in tribute to United’s legendary goalkeeper Hamish McAlpine, but could equally have been penned for another United hero, Ralph Milne, who passed away last week at the age of 54, having lost his long battle with alcohol.
Scotland’s defeat in Georgia on Friday night in our European qualification group confirmed something that I’ve long felt.