0 Sport Is listed as diary: by sport, then by day, then event.


0 Race Days Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium, Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh. Race meetings are for 10 races, starting at 7.30pm. £2.20 stand, £1.30 ground (inc programme).


Saturday 1



0 Celtic v Rangers Celtic Park, Glasgow (Buses 61, 62, 64). Depending on the result of the Cup Final last week someone is going to be out for revenge, but with home advantage, Celtic should just about clinch it.

O Falkirk \t Clydebanlt Brockville, Falkirk (100 yards from Grahamstown station). Both sides seem well matched, but Falkirk have shown they are a tough proposition on their own turf.

0 Hearts v Hibernian Tynecastle, Edinburgh (Buses l, 2, 3, 4, 33, 34, 35, 44). Quite a day for local derbys isn’t it?

o Motherwell v Hamilton Fir Park, Motherwell (All buses pass 200 yards from ground). Well, well. A derby and relegation battle rolled into one. 0 St Mirren v Dundee United Love Street, Paisley (Short walk from Gilmour Street station?) Why is it that everyone else gets a local derby but the Dundee teams?


O Dunfermline v Kilmarnock East End Park, Dunfermline (15 mins from station).

0 Morton V East File Cappielow, Greenock (Cartsdyke station 5 mins from ground). Bridge of Weir and Renfrew buses from Glasgow pass ground.

0 Partick Thistle v Airdrie Firhill, Glasgow (Buses l, 8, 21, 57, 89, 90.

Saturday 8



0 Clydebanlt v Hearts Kilbowie, Clydebank (Ground 5 mins from Singer Station). Will McKay and Levein be standing by for Scotland call ups? Will Roxburgh make the short trip from Park Gardens to see them? If not, some may ask, why


0 Hamilton V Celtic Douglas Park , Hamilton (15 mins from Hamilton bus station). Similar questions might be asked by the Celtic fans. Why shouldn‘t the mega-successful pairing of McClair and Johnston be tried out at international level?

0 Hlbs v Falkirk Easter Road, Edinburgh (Buses 4, 15, 44, 42). On

the other hand, there won‘t be prospective Scotland players in this lot . . . will there?

0 Rangers v Motherwell Ibrox, Glasgow (2 mins from Ibrox tube station). What would the Terry Butcher Loyal Fan Club have said if he had been a Tim?


0 Airdrie v Montrose Broomfield, Airdrie (Short walk from Airdrie Station).

0 Clyde v Partick Thistle Firhill. Glasgow (See Partick Thistle above)

0 Dumbarton v Morton Boghill, Dumbarton (All trains stop 10 mins from ground).

0 Kilmarnock v Oueen oi the South Rugby Park, Kilmarnock ( 1.5 mins from bus and train stations).

Wednesday 12

0 Scotland v Luxembourg Hampdcn Park, Glasgow. 8pm. (Buses 5, 12, 14,19,22, 26, 31, 34,37, 39,66, 67, 89, 90). See panel.

HOCKEY Saturday 1


0 Glasgow Western 2 v Glasgow Western.

0 Hutcheson’s v Hillhead.

Sunday 2

0 Edinburgh Ladies 2 v Edinburgh Ladies. 0 Hyndland v Whitehill.

Saturday 8



0 Edinburgh CS v Ruthrieston Meadowbank, Edinburgh. 2.30pm. 0 Western V Kelbume Linwood Sports Centre, Linwood. 2.30pm.

0 Grange v Wanderers Mary Erskine School, Ravelston, Edinburgh. 2.30pm.


o Whitehill v Hillhead.

0 Glasgow Western v Edinburgh Gymnasts.

0 Glasgow Western 2 v Edinburgh Ladies.

HORSE RACING Wednesday 5 r Edinburgh (Flat).

ICE HOCKEY Saturday1

0 Glasgow Summit Eagles v Medway Bears Summit Centre, Minerva Way, Finnieston, Glasgow. 5.30pm. £2 (£1).

0 File Flyers v Streatham Redskins Kirkcaldy Ice Rink. 7.15pm. £2.75

Saturday 8

0 File Flyers v Nottingham Panthers Kirkcaldy Ice Rink. 7.15pm. (£2.75 (£1.75).


o Ayr Bruins v File Flyers Ayr Ice Rink. 7pm. £2.50.


Saturday 1


All matches at 3pm.


0 Glasgow Academicals v Hawicit New Anniesland, Glasgow.

0 Watsonians v Edinburgh Accies Myreside. Edinburgh.

0 Heriots FP ll Gala Goldenacre, Edinburgh.

0 Stewarls Melville FP v West oI Scotland Inverleith, Edinburgh. 0 Boroughmuirv Ayr Meggetland, Edinburgh.

Saturday 8

O Ayrv Heriots FP Millbrae, Ayr.

0 Glasgow Accies v Watsonians New Anniesland, Glasgow.

0 Edinburgh Accies v Kelso Racburn Place, Edinburgh.

VOLLEY = Saturday1


0 East Kilbride v Bellshill Cardinals St Brides High School. Noon—5pm.

O Oil-81V Paisley Hamilton Grammar School. Noon—6pm.

0 Team Scottish Farm vTeam Krystal Klear.

o Falcon Electrical Jetsv Murray IL Firrhill High‘School, Edinburgh.

, SCOTLAND VI It remainsa

mystery that Scottish lootball, currently enjoying such a boom at the domestic level cannot assert itsell in the international arena. The coach doesn't have enought time with his players it is true. As is the tact that the sheer number at games expected of modern day players takes its toll. What I cannot accept is the theorylhal there is a lack oi talent about. Miller, Gough, McStay, Nevin. Johnstone and Dalglish ior example would be worth their place in any international side.

Public and media alike have iinally tumbled to the tact that our iront men are not going to score goals it the midiield struggles to get over the hallway line and it is in this area that changes must occur. It is by now obvious to anyone that McStay and Strachan do not play well together, so one at them must go. Which one to select tor the chop is a touchy subject, but I would have Strachan on the bench lorthe start.

There is also good cause tor the reintroduction oi Nicol who is the type at player who loves to get lorward to both create and put away chances. Roxburgh mooted the possibility oi playing two wingers, which would be a welcome innovation Ior at least part oi the match— surely


Nevin has been leit out too long. Sharp


DIVISION 1 (Women)

0 Provincial Insurance v Finnies Sport 1 Telford College, Edinburgh. 10am—4.30pm.

o Inverclyde v Paisley Ladies Greenock Sports Centre. 1—6pm. 0 Team Scottish Farm thitburn Centre.

0 Trinity v Carlulte Blantyre Sports Centre. 11am-7pm.

0 Glasgow Bannerman v Larbert Ladies Bannerman High School. Noon—5pm.

Saturday 8


0 Bellshill Cardinals v DV-81 Cardinal Newman High School, Bellshill. Noon—5pm.

0 Team Krystal Klear v East Kilbride Ardrossan Academy, Ardrossan. 10am—6pm.

o Paisley v Dundee Kirkton Renfrew High School, Renfrew. 10am—6pm. 0 Murray ILv Team Scottish Farm Telford College. Edinburgh. 10am—4.30pm.

O Kinleith Plant v Falcon Electrical Jets Telford College, Edinburgh. 10am—4.30pm.

DIVISION 1 (Women)

0 Finnies Sportl v Inverclyde Queen Margaret Academy, Ayr. l0am—4pm.

o Whitburn Centre v Provincial Insurance Whitburn Academy, Whitburn. 9am—430pm.

o Paisley Ladies vTrinity Renfrew High School, Renfrew. 10am—6pm. o Larbert Ladies v Team Scottish Farm Larbert High School, Larbert. 1—5.30pm.

o Carlulte v Glasgow Bannerman Carluke CEC, Carluke. 9am—5pm.

and Johnstone never had a chance against Eire and deserve another outing and would I am sure, benelit irom the use at wide men.

The most contentious point about this match is not, however, Scotland's iorm or lack at it— it is the SFA’s ridiculous decision to Iix the admission price at a minimum of £4. It may, as Ernie Walker says, be the lowest in Europe, but it is equally true that it is too much tor Scotland - especially in the light at their most recent Sponsorship deal. I Ior one won’t be paying £4 to stand on a cold terracing, and I suspect I won’t be the only one prelerring a night in lront oi the tire. (GC)

38The List 31 Oct— 13 Nov