Allan Massie

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

This has been a good parliament

The parliament elected in the early summer of 2017 is coming to an end, having lasted only just over half …

By Allan Massie

Monday, 28 October 2019

One of the greatest days in English rugby history

England were very good indeed and have left me looking rather silly. That’s because of my last contribution here which …

By Allan Massie

Friday, 25 October 2019

Why awe-inspiring All Blacks are so hard to beat

Bill McLaren never forgot his first sight of the All Blacks. That was in 1935 when he was a schoolboy …

By Allan Massie

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Sport makes racism look silly

The racist abuse suffered by some members of the England football team in Bulgaria was deplorable. It may have been …

By Allan Massie

Friday, 18 October 2019

Vote for the deal

A young minister of the Kirk at a Church concert announced the next item on the programme: “Miss Jeannie Macpherson …

By Allan Massie

Monday, 14 October 2019

Japan v Scotland - the most beautiful of games

Some of my fellow Scots may be feeling low, but surely nobody who truly loves rugby could fail to have …

By Allan Massie

Friday, 11 October 2019

Rugby World Cup: Cancelled matches undermine an exhilarating tournament

Typhoon – or Super Typhoon – Hagidis has already disrupted the Rugby World Cup, but at the moment of writing, …

By Allan Massie

Friday, 4 October 2019

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe: Enable's chance to write racing history

The Rugby World Cup is warming up nicely in Japan where England play Argentina on Saturday morning in what may …

By Allan Massie

Friday, 27 September 2019

World Cup heats up over refereeing controversies

England are cruising happily in the World Cup, with two big (expected) victories and only one try conceded. There are …

By Allan Massie