‘Cool under pressure and strong in the air’. That was the verdict of the St Andrews Citizen on 15 year-old centre half Archie Finlay who made his debut for St Andrews United against Glencraig Colliery in April 1955.
As the new Scottish Women's Premier League (SWPL) season kicks off on Sunday February 10, Michael Alexander speaks to several Tayside officials - and the Scottish women's game's executive officer - about the rise of ladies’ football and the future of the game.
The comedian who played the part of a pessimistic tabloid football journalist in the satirical 2001 movie Mike Bassett: England Manager has “no idea” if his national football team has a chance of winning the Russia World Cup.
Directors of football clubs across Tayside and Fife have been discussing a potential review of child protection procedures as the official probe into child sexual abuse allegations in football across the UK continues.
Season ticket prices in Scottish football have largely fallen for 2016-17, with many clubs freezing or reducing ticket prices, according to BBC Sport’s annual Price of Football survey. Michael Alexander – who happens to be a Dundee United fan – looks at how Courier Country teams fare in the report.