Not Just Any Given Saturday

I love sport.  I love the tension, the drama and the passion. My football (soccer) team is a small provincial club, Motherwell FC.  We don’t win many things although for the past few seasons we have been playing pretty well.   So when a Scottish Cup semi-final game at Hampden Park comes around it’s well worth Read More …

Why justice matters

Yesterday I watched the service to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.  96 people were crushed to death at a football game.  I watched it on TV.  I’ll never forget it.  But I wasn’t there.  For me it was an horrific episode that left me open-mouthed in shock. But yesterday as I listened Read More …

Colours to the mast…

Good luck to Motherwell as they begin their European adventure in the UEFA Cup away to Nancy of France tonight.  The game is on BBC2 at 6pm for those of us unlucky enough not to be there.  C’mon the ‘Well. Update: Nancy 1-0 Motherwell That’s not a bad result away from home for Motherwell.  Nancy Read More …