Almanac Soccer: Best Scotland line-up of the last 30 (ish) years – Your thoughts?

James Grapsas is the author of the new eBook A Modern History of Scotland International Football Matches, which was profiled in these pages last week. He wonders who Almanackers would select in their best modern Scotland line-up, using the last 30 years as the frame of reference.

ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers: Scotland Denied

For the winner of last night’s ICC World Cup Qualifier between Scotland and the West Indies, the prize was a spot in the 2019 World Cup. The Scots fell heartbreakingly short, losing by 5 runs. Neil Drysdale, our man in Scotland, reports on the game.

Almanac Boxing: Ken Buchanan, Scotland’s greatest boxer, turns 70

Ken Buchanan, Scotland’s greatest ever fistic champion, turns 70 this year. Neil Drysdale has sent us the story he wrote when he met Ken Buchanan 15 years ago. [Terrific profile – Ed]

When Scotland first claimed Twickenham

In a preview of the upcoming Six Nations, Neil Drysdale reminds us when Scotland first defeated England at Twickenham

All out for 0. In 4 Overs.

The true story of the day in 1964 when Scottish team Ross County were bowled out in four overs for zero. What is your team’s lowest score?

When Scotland Defeated Australia. At Cricket.

While the Scots have never beaten the All Blacks or the Brazilian soccer team, they have recorded a win over the Australian cricket team. In 1882. Neil Drysdale explains.

A Scottish Test XI

In response to a question resulting from his excellent Bradman in Aberdeen article, Neil Drysdale selects a Scottish Test XI. Some very interesting names are included.

Scotland v Australia in 1948: Bradman’s Last Match in Britain

Neil Drysdale has tracked down two spectators who attended Bradman’s final match in Britain, the Scotland v Australia game at Aberdeen in 1948 (Superb piece Neil -ed)

Kim Little, Scotland International & Melbourne City W-League Soccer Star

Neil Drysdale talks to Scottish International soccer star Kim Little, currently plying her trade in the W-League with Melbourne City as well as Seattle Reign in the USA.

Getting the ICC Team Balance Right

What is the right balance of matches for an ICC World Cup? Wayne Ball gives his view on full members and associates, and poses some questions and (excellent) suggestions for the game’s hierachy.

Who’s a Minnow Now?

Qualifying for the 2019 Cricket World Cup just got interesting according to the Footy Bogan. Oh the irony!

ICC World Cup 2015 – New Zealand v Scotland: Thinking of My ‘Home Country’

Yoshi reports on todays ICC World Cup pool match between New Zealand v Scotland from the Shaky Isles. [Having a crack. Lovely to see – Ed]

Brendon’s Black Capped Imposter’s Set to Get Smashed by a Bunch of Sporran-Wearing South African Scots in Downtown Dunedin Before Dark

Archie delivers a magnificent overview of the Scottish side who are in the process of smashing the Black Caps at home…. possibly.

AFL Round 6 – Essendon v Collingwood: Lest We Forget ANZAC Day 2014

Sam keeps an eye on the Bombers from afar. [Oh to be free as a bird in Europe again – Ed]

When Fergie came to Australia

Roy Hay is surprised at the amount of media coverage of the retirement of a former Ayr United player given that he hasn’t turned out for the club since 1974. (He did manage Manchester United for a few years in the interim.)