Thursday 14 December 2017

All posts tagged Scottish football

Schoolhouse

Playground fitba rules

Playground fitba rules We all know the rules to the senior game but do you remember the rules of Primary School playground fitba? (In other parts of the English-speaking world the game is known as football, in Australia it used …

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Homage to di Stefano

Homage to di Stefano Roy Hay The death of Alfredo di Stefano at the age of 88 has robbed us of one of the greatest players the world of football

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Coming full circle: Betting scandals then and now

HayCoverArt1 Coming full circle: Betting scandals then and now Roy Hay Betting scandals and corruption in sport are not new, nor are links between sport and organised crime. The

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Ayr United player and Australian visitor retires

Former Ayr United player and Australian visitor retires Roy Hay Quite a surprise at the amount of media coverage of the retirement of a former Ayr United player given that

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Scotland stuns sluggish Socceroos

Scotland 3 Australia 1 Roy Hay Scotland took on Australia in a pre-world cup qualifier friendly match at Edinburgh’s Easter Road last night. It was a pouring wet night even

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Women lead the big kick-off and a bit of history

Women lead the big kick-off and a bit of history Roy Hay The games of the 30th Olympiad begin tomorrow when Team GB women’s team kicks off against New Zealand

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Olympics only just surfacing in a wave of sport

Wembley Stadium where the Olympic Games men's final will be played. Olympics only just surfacing in a wave of sport Roy Hay It is only two days until the football tournament

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Ayr United 4 Motherwell 0

Ayr United 4 Motherwell 0 Roy Hay Last season Motherwell finished third in the Scottish Premier League behind Celtic and Rangers and with Rangers banned from European competition the Steelmen

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A bad week for football might do some good?

Rangers fans in Sydney in July 2010. Photo: Roy Hay. A bad week for football might do some good? Roy Hay The game of football has taken a battering this week

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The future of the Old Firm

Jack Reilly tries but fails to prevent Colin Stein (right) from scoring for Rangers against Victoria at Olympic Park  in 1975. Source: Laurie Schwab collection, Deakin University Library. The

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