Issue 4




Thanks for the memories

From humble beginnings 13 years ago, a nationwide sports reminiscence project for people living with memory loss has become a huge success story.

By Hugh MacDonald



When Hibernian chose me

How does a Brazilian football writer end up in Edinburgh, fall in love with Hibs and become convinced Jason Cummings is better than Lionel Messi? Here’s how …

By Alex Sabino


Confessions of an expat Jambo

Trying to follow Hearts from Finland over the past 15 years has been by turns illuminating, frustrating and hilarious. And in terms of seeing the media landscape evolve, it’s been an instructive journey.

By Chris Smith





Joe Garner: The kamikaze cult hero

How do you become the object of adulation in one half of Glasgow without actually being a success on the pitch? A boy with a thorn in his side from Lancashire has the answer.

By Scott Fleming



Nicholas & Marinello: The Arsenal misfits

Charlie Nicholas and Peter Marinello were each brought to Highbury to add glamour and panache to the club. Then came the models, the modelling, the cars, the haircuts and the appearances with Pan’s People.

By Jon Spurling


Let the drums beat louder

Young ultra groups such as Fair City Unity and Motherwell Bois bring passion and theatre to a game in danger of losing its soul. We should celebrate their commitment, not castigate them.

By Stuart Cosgrove


Bordering on madness

The football teams of the Borders are as far removed from the rest of Scottish football as ever. Is that necessarily a bad thing?

By Thomas Clark


What became of the airdrie Spanish Armada?

One minute they were playing in Spain, the next they were catapulted into North Lanarkshire as part of Steve Archibald’s revolution and the next again they were locked out of the Airdrie stadium by administrators. What did they make of it all?

By Martin Domin




A legend to many. ‘Paps’ to me.

Bobby Brown is renowned as a Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper and the manager who led the Wembley Wizards to victory over England in 1967. To his eldest grandchild, he is much more besides.

By Jim Campbell




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