“Here’s a hypothetical question. Would the French Cup final be switched if the Spanish Cup final was on at the same time? Non. Mon Dieu! Jamais!!”
Andrew Watson #OnThisDay
On the 12th of March 1881 Andrew Watson made his debut as the world’s first black international footballer when he captained Scotland in the match against England.
“I haven’t been an avid football fan watching all of the World Cup games but some curious comments really drew my attention while I was watching Croatia’s quarter final game against Brazil “
“Croatia. 3.9m people. Independent since 1991. Played in its first major football tournament in 1996. Now the eighth highest ranked men’s footballing nation on earth.”
The Last Dance
” I’ve found myself missing the actual experience of attending live football. I suspect I’m not alone in that. “
Mark Walters in the Footsteps of Andrew Watson, the First Black Footballer & Orkney Links
We are thankful to one of our readers who pointed out that Google today, 18th of October, is celebrating, the first black footballer, Andrew Watson. In 2021 John Mowat wrote this article for The Orkney News.
“First things first. We got hosed. Battered. Completely horsed. Ukraine were absolutely brilliant. Totally deserved it.”
In Praise of Postecoglou.
“Ange just hits the right tone every single time, in every situation. “
It’s Coming Home
“We’re going to deep-fry your pastries” sang the fans. The team went further, and decided that the best way to best the best was to outplay them. “
This Land is Your Land
“We’re all Scotland’s story and we’re all worth the same” (The Proclaimers)