Friday, 15 March 2019

Twickenham almost never good news for Scottish rugby

When the Jacobite Army was advancing on London in 1745, Lord George Murray and other members of the Prince’s Council..

By Allan Massie

Friday, 8 March 2019

Home advantage still counts in hypercompetitive Six Nations

Jim Renwick was first capped for Scotland in 1972, but he had to wait till 1982 for his first away..

By Allan Massie

Friday, 1 March 2019

Hugh McIlvanney's sports writing will never go out of fashion

Hugh McIlvanney has been rightly been recognized by his obituarists as one of the outstanding sports journalists of our time,..

By Allan Massie

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Brexit farce: We need serious politicians to stick around and not run away

As Walter Ellis remarked on these pages yesterday Nick Clegg is now working for Facebook. Nick Clegg? Remember him? He..

By Allan Massie

Friday, 22 February 2019

Eddie Jones and Warren Gatland should remember selection is all about luck

Some are billing this weekend’s match at Cardiff as a shoot-out between Warren Gatland of Wales and Eddie Jones of..

By Allan Massie

Monday, 18 February 2019

Referendums prove we are sovereign

I have always enjoyed Gerald Warner’s journalism. He is well-informed and witty, and he is splendidly reactionary, breathing the air..

By Allan Massie

Friday, 15 February 2019

Six Nations: Grand Slam is England's to lose

So we’ve the weekend off, and most of the players too. There’s been one unusual feature: the home and away..

By Allan Massie

Friday, 8 February 2019

Sport needs conservatives, not more money-making ideas

Watching Katie Swan and Harriet Dart playing their first Fed Cup doubles, and obviously enjoying themselves no end before an..

By Allan Massie

Friday, 1 February 2019

This year's Six Nations is no mere warm-up for the Rugby World Cup

It would be good if coaches and journalists took a vow not to utter the words “World Cup” till March..

By Allan Massie