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No need for fear and loathing at Caley Thistle

The late Hunter S Thompson, while lamenting the end of the 1960s drug scene, once said: ‘you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost… Continue Reading →

Foran’s forage into management is faltering

0 league wins in the last 10 games is a dismal record for anyone. But for Inverness Caley’s fledgling young manager, Richie Foran, it could prove to be that bit more fatal. If an experienced ‘been-round-the-block’ manager was on a… Continue Reading →

Chippy Hero #1: Marius Niculae

To earn the mantle of ‘Chippy Hero’, a strict set of criterion must be met. That is, the player in question must have a suitably bizarre back-story, a taste for controversy and generally exhibit a certain je ne sais quoi… Continue Reading →

Scotland’s prodigal son? We should celebrate the dawn of Ian Cathro

After Robbie Neilson’s anticipated, and unnecessarily dramatic, exit from Hearts FC earlier this week, the Scottish footballing world held a collective breath, eagerly anticipating the club’s next move. Hearts have gone bold and handed the managerial reigns to 30-year-old Ian… Continue Reading →

Scottish football is rebelling against the bore of modern stadia

In an era where shiny new flat-pack stadiums are being hastily erected across England and the rest of Europe, Scotland has remained steadfast in its commitment to traditional, unconventional and often bizarre football grounds. This stand against mundanity and modernity is… Continue Reading →

Shinty Hurling International: A time for reflection

Shinty was the victor at the annual Shinty Hurling International but the Scots’ victory poses questions over the sport’s progress in modern times.   Last month, the Bught Park in Inverness played host to the Shinty Hurling International match –… Continue Reading →

From Can Cans to Locos – This is not the League of Highland Gentlemen

Labelled as ‘Britain’s most northerly senior football championship’, the Highland League is one of the greatest footballing institutions in Scotland.   There is very little to loathe about a league that gives us club names such as Forres Mechanics and… Continue Reading →

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