New to Scotland and Scottish Football? How to choose a footie team to support. By Phil Taylor Scottish football is certainly growing in stature once again. At a time when the obvious two teams are Celtic and Rangers, many other clubs in the country have raised their profile to compete with these two giants in the top division. However, they are...
Imagine if rugby had no rules. Dating back 300 years, the sport of Lego Burti is almost unknown outside it’s native Georgia, but once seen, its brutality means it is rarely forgotten. By Angus Wright Every Easter, the entire village of Shikhuti in Georgia participates in a traditional game called Lelo Burti. This game has been played for hundreds of years...
The pace of walking football's growth is far from pedestrian. Phil Taylor explores the history of the game and what benefits the game has brought to individuals and communities across the UK. By Phil Taylor Football is enjoyed all round the world and is one of the most popular sports to ever exist. Life is completely dominated around football from local...
It seems extraordinary to think that there was a sport established in Britain for which Scotland and England both had national teams, that was almost completely forgotten. Yet the sport of Bandy is huge across Scandinavia and Russia, and a new national side has recently been created. Is Bandy coming home? By Phil Taylor Many people out there will be wondering...
How have the elite football players of the Premier League being keeping fit during lockdown? By Phil Taylor With the Premier League edging closer to a dramatic return the question remains how have the players managed to stay fit during the lockdown process and how  have the coaches been able to keep a close eye on how they have been keeping...
Since 2002, Iceland's football association (KSI) has overhauled the country's infrastructure and coaching methods. The impact has been astounding and Iceland made great strides in reaching the final stages of Euro 2016. What is the secret behind Iceland's success and what lessons are there for Scotland's national football team? By Angus Wright Football in Scotland has a loyal and proud following...
Panini Stickers obsessives still collect today, and the forgotten 'swapsie' stickers in your loft from the 1970s and 1980s World Cups might now be worth hundreds of pounds. Just what is the enduring appeal of World Cup Panini Stickers? By Phil Taylor Panini Stickers - why are they so popular for each World Cup? The World Cup comes around every four years....
Rugby has very strong British roots and as been exported to Japan and Argentina. Romania and now Georgia have attended numerous World Cups. But just how did rugby end up in both Transylvania and the Caucasus? By Phil Taylor New Zealand, England, Scotland, Australia, Ireland, Wales, France and South Africa are usually the first countries to spring to mind when you...
Scotland's ski industry was facing challenges even before the Coronavirus shutdown. Optimism remains high for next season despite concerns around climate change. By Phil Taylor Just like many industries around the world at the moment the ski industry is no different to any other. A country that has felt the impact of Coronavirus has been Scotland where there was a sudden...