“I wouldn’t swap the memories for the money,” said legendary Dundee United goalie Hamish McAlpine, at a dinner I was at with him last week, when asked did he regret not playing in today’s era of mega-riches for footballers.
If you're good enough you're old enough is a phrase well worn on the lips of football fans.
Scotland’s World Cup campaign could be inhabited by early autumn’s warm glow over the next few days or it could be as dreich and damp as a derelict house.
The dreadful consequences of Dundee boxer Mike Towell’s fight in Glasgow on Thursday night starkly illustrate the dangers of the ring.
Scottish football could be set for the longest ever period of dominance by one club with Celtic ready to rule the game for the foreseeable future, eclipsing even the nine in a row titles won under Jock Stein.
Celtic’s 7-0 hammering at Barcelona was hailed by some critics as a humbling. I disagree. A team is humbled if it doesn’t give of its best in application, effort and commitment.
With the Scottish football season into its stride there is lively debate to be had as to whether the Premiership or the Championship will provide the more competitive action in the months ahead.
On the now defunct ‘Through the window’ programme on BBC Radio Scotland, which broadcast the live transfer action as it happened, the highlight of one show I was on was the loud ringing, live on air, of Chick Young’s door bell as his carry-out curry arrived at his house from where he was broadcasting.
I was the BBC TV pitch-side reporter on a miserable rain-sodden night in Lithuania eight years ago as Rangers crashed out of Europe to FBK Kaunas, described by many as a pub team.
Is Team GB’s huge Olympic medal haul worth the money?