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Why do I get so excited when Andy Murray wins at tennis?  An accident of birth means that he was born less than 20 miles from me, so does his success somehow validate me, and other Scots?  I may actually have more in common with other sportsmen and women, but location of origin is usually...
OK, so it seems like the English FA are embarking upon an extensive and far-reaching search for a successor to Fabio Capello (hat in Italian), before offering the job to Harry Rednapp.  Almost everyone agrees that the outcome is a foregone conclusion, so why bother going to extraordinary lengths, and expense, to arrive at the...
What a huge pile of stinking, sloppy steaming turds we are being served, on the subject of employee contracts at the moment!  It’s been common, in recent times, to hear people bemoan the lack of spelling, grammar, and correct use of English in public discourse.  We laugh, when we receive a badly written CV.  We...
In some schools, it is fashionable to treat instances of bullying by bringing together the bully and the victim to “talk it out” and resolve their differences.  This is seen as even handed, and means the bully is not stigmatised and sees the error of his ways.  Conversely it also serves to blame the victim...
I just had to add this.  As you may know, I am from Airdrie, and my home town team are therefore Airdrie United. Last weekend, in commemoration of Remembrance Day, the good people at the club decided to depict a wartime picture on the cover of the programme, showing a train scene with soldiers going...
I write this missive, dear reader, whilst listening to the oldest and fiercest derby football fixture in the world – Celtic v Rangers. At the moment, halftime, the score is 1-0. It’s a home game for Celtic, and You’ll Never Walk Alone, the club’s anthem (pre-dating Liverpool) is being sung like a hymn by the...