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Issue 2

The myth of Bert Slater

A 12-year-old fan runs away from home for the chance to see his hero, the Dundee goalkeeper, play for Scotland. Or does he?

By J. David Simons

Ron Yeats: the colossus from Aberdeen

The strength and iron will of Liverpool’s longest-serving captain was forged in the days when he rose at 3am on matchdays to do a shift in a north-east slaughterhouse before travelling 70 miles to play in Dundee.

By Ragnhild Lund Ansnes

A sorry saga

Rumours, leaks, protests, conspiracy theories, personality clashes, fabrications, resignations: Dundee’s unhappy experiment with fan ownership.

By Grant Hill

You’ll never beat Sauzée

It’s the chant with which Hibs fans celebrate the Frenchman’s unbeaten record against Hearts as player and manager. For grace and charisma, can any Hibs player ever beat ‘Le God’?

By Edd Norval

There’s only one Chic Charnley

The misfiring football genius seems to be a Scottish trait. And no-one has embodied those qualities more distinctively than the maverick Partick Thistle man.

By John Penman

Under pressure

The 1989 Under-16 World Cup finals has gone down in Scottish football history as yet another chapter of glorious failure. For those who played in it, however, it was an unforgettable experience.

By Richard Winton

The monkey gland mystery

Behind the throwaway phrase ‘he’s been on the monkey glands’ lies a story of stimulant abuse, a notorious Russian scientist, a shadowy Scottish chemist and strange goings-on in the farming villages of Perthshire.

By Stuart Cosgrove

Away days

Photographer Alan McCredie joins Hibs fans on their journey to Somerset Park to celebrate the unique charms of the away trip.

By Daniel Gray

Oliver’s Army

A largely-forgotten Highland football club can trace its heritage – slightly tenuously – all the way back to Oliver Cromwell.

By Rab MacWilliam

Life after Borough Briggs

Adam Moffat departed Scottish football after finishing second from bottom in the third division with Elgin City. He went on to rub shoulders with David Beckham, Raul and Barack Obama.

By Chris Tait

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