Friday, 18 January 2019

Lack of success in Europe shows English club Rugby is in a state of mediocrity

It will be no surprise if Saracens win the Heineken European Champions Cup this season, even if many will have..

By Allan Massie


Friday, 11 January 2019

Thank you Andy Murray

Watching Andy Murray in the Brisbane tournament wasn’t a very agreeable experience. He struggled to beat one quite ordinary opponent..

By Allan Massie


Friday, 21 December 2018

Jose Mourinho sacking: as in politics, successful leadership is all about results

When a newspaper is in difficulties it’s quite usual for the editor to be sacked while the chief executive and..

By Allan Massie


Friday, 14 December 2018

How to fix rugby's dangerous tackle problem

There has been much grumbling this season about the readiness of referees to dish out yellow and, sometimes, red cards..

By Allan Massie


Friday, 7 December 2018

Can we compare modern boxers to the Greats of yesteryear?

Last weekend’s Heavyweight Championship fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury has been hailed as one of the best for..

By Allan Massie


Friday, 30 November 2018

Ashes obsessives are wrong to think there's nothing to learn from Test matches

Winning a Test series away from home is almost always difficult and making a 3-0 clean sweep is unusual. So,..

By Allan Massie


Friday, 23 November 2018

Paying tribute to Ian Robertson, one of the commentating greats

I first heard of the BBC’s long–serving Rugby commentator, Ian Robertson, from one of his Watsonians’ team-mates. “He’s got terrific..

By Allan Massie


Friday, 16 November 2018

Post-Brexit English football will remain European in flavour

With the front door of Number 10 Downing Street revolving fast as disgruntled ministers become ex-ministers, and Mrs May’s Exit..

By Allan Massie


Friday, 9 November 2018

Success of English cricket shows sport is no longer a game for specialists

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By Allan Massie