This Poppy Protest Is An Empty Gesture

Kerry Barrett | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK
Kerry Barrett

Wearing a poppy is, for some, a nice gesture. But if it's done mindlessly - poppies handed out on an armband as the players wait in the tunnel, just for show, just so they can be seen to be wearing one without the accompanying donation - it's essentially an empty gesture. As empty as the outrage over the ban.

In This World Cup Year, Remember the True Football Heroes

Sir Geoff Hurst | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Sport
Sir Geoff Hurst

I, of course, realised my ultimate dream in 1966. But this would not have been possible were it not for the volunteers who helped me play football when I was growing up and then later at my first club Chelmsford Boys, now known at Chelmsford City Youth FC.

Strachan Set To Be Named Scotland Boss

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Sport

Gordon Strachan admitted being appointed the Scotland manager was the culmination of a personal project "40 years in the making". The former Celtic...

Challenges Ahead for the Scottish National Team

Ally Livingston | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Sport
Ally Livingston

Scotland's failure to qualify for an international tournament in the last 14 years is not a national embarrassment. Nonetheless, the Scottish team, continually ridiculed, will find it difficulty to qualify for the World Cup. Euro qualification will become easier with the increased size of that tournament, but the World Cup may not be seen by the Tartan Army for many years.

Offensive Behaviour Bill in Football's First Convictions

Andy Muirhead | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Sport
Andy Muirhead

On 1 March, the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 came into force and just two weeks since it became law, two football fans have been fined and banned from football for a year.