immediately following the game. lfthey have picked themselves up from that by now. they could give Motherwell a bit ofa fright; otherwise. they might lose by about fifteen or sixteen.

I Dunlermllne v Dundee United East End Park. Halbeith Road. Dunfermline. 3pm. FIRST DIVISION

I Clyde v Clydebank Firhill Park. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Morton V Ayr United Cappielow Park. Greenock (5 mins from Cartsdyke station). 3pm.

I Albion Rovers v Alloa Cliftonhill Park. Coatbridge (10mins Coatdykc station). 3pm.

I FalkirkvAirdrie Broekville. Falkirk ( 100 yards from Grahamston station). 3pm.

I Hamilton V SI Johnstone Douglas Park. Hamilton. 3pm.


I Dumbarton v Montrose Boghead. Dumbarton ( 10mins Dumbarton East station). 3pm.

I Stenhousemuir v Cowdenbeath Ochilview Park. Larbert. 3pm.

I Stirling Albion v East Stirling Annfield Park. Stirling. 3pm.

I Kilmarnock v Queen otthe South Rugby Park. Rugby Road. Kilmarnock.3pm.

HOCKEY Saturday 28

NATIONAL LEAGUE, DIVISION ONE. MEN. I Kelburne v Western Linwood Sports Centre. Brediland Road. Linwood. 2pm. I Grange v Gordonians .‘vlary Erskine School. Ravelston Dykcs Road. Edinburgh. 2. 15pm.

Saturday 4

I Guyiech ECS v NMP Menziehill Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. Ipm.

I Western v lCl Strathclydc University. Stepps. Glasgow. 2pm.


I Edinburgh Musselburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh. Club £8. Paddock £4 (paddock concessions available). A flat meeting. beginningat 1.15pm.

Thursday 2

I Hamilton Park Bothwell Road. Hamilton. Easy access by the 518.5174 and A74. Club £10. Paddock £4.50 (paddock concessions available). This flat meetingbeginsat1.15pm.


BRITISH PREMIER LEAGUE, DIVISION1 L'nfortunately. 'I'ayside Tigers are no longer in operation. A spokesman for the British Ice Hockey Association stated that they had made every effort to keepthe team going. but since there was nochance ofan ice rink becoming available in the Tayside Region in the forseeable future. there was no other possible conclusion to the whole sorry episode. As far as the site of the present. dilapidated Dundee rink is concerned. watch out for the possible construction of a supermarket.

Saturday 28

I File Flyers v Murrayiield Racers Kirkcaldy Ice Rink. 7. 15pm.

I Ayr Raiders v Nottingham Panthers'rhe Summit Centre. Minerva Way. Finnieston Cross. Glasgow. 5pm.


I Murrayiield Racers v Nottingham Panthers .‘N'lurrayfield Ice Rink. Riversdale Crescent. Edinburgh. 6.30pm.

Saturday 4

I Ayr Raiders v Whitley Bay Warriors Ayr Ice Rink. Limekilns Road. Ayr. 7pm.

I File Flyers v Cardilt Devils Kirkcaldy Ice Rink. 7. 15pm. The Devils are back.

having wrecked havoc on their last trip to Scotland a couple of weeks ago. Then, they drew with Ayr and defeated Murrayfield (repeating the exercise against Murrayfield when the Edinburgh side journeyed to Wales a few dayslater).

RUGBY Saturday 28


I Scotland v Fiji Murrayfield Stadium. Edinburgh. 2.30pm. Centre Stand£l0. Wing Stands £6. Enclosure £4. Ground £3. Schoolboy Enclosure. £2. Schoolboy Ground £2.


DISTRICT UNION MATCH I Edinburgh v Midlands Meggetland. Colinton Road. Edinburgh. 2.30pm.

Saturday 4

McEWAN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE. DIVISION I Stewart's-Melville FP v Boroughmuir lnverleith. Ferry Road. 2.30 m.


I Watsonians v Preston Lodge FP Myreside, Myreside Road. Edinburgh. 2.30pm.

I Corstorphine v Kilmamock Union Park. Carricknowe Parkway. Edinburgh. 2.30pm.

I Glasgow Acadsv Gordonians New Anniesland. Helensburgh Drive. Glasgow. 2.30pm.

W Friday 3—Sunday 5

I Cumbernauld lntemational Swim Meet Tryst Sports Centre. Tryst Road. Cumbernauld. Heats: Friday 1—3pm. Saturday 9.30am-noon. Sunday 9am—noon. Finals: Friday 4.30—6.30pm. Saturday 6.30—8.45pm. Sunday 5.30—7.30pm. Adults 40p. children 20p. See panel.

TENNIS Friday 3—Sunday 5

I Scottish Indoor Championships Allander Centre. Bearsden. Glasgow. Friday's


I Goli. . . Is it Only a Game? Bruce Forsyth (Pengelly Muliiken Publicity, £9.95). A sell-indulgent photographic record at Bruce’s dalliance with golling and comedy stars. As iunny as a rolled-up piece at paper in a waste bucket. How could someone like Seve Ballesteros subject himsell to the humiliation at being Forsyih's tee (page 88: Ballesteros lies on the ground holding the tee and ball with his lips whilst Forsyth prepares to swing the club. . .lnarr, inarr)? No doubt one lorthe bargain bins.

I The Good Skiing Guide 1990. Ed. Chris Gill (Which Books in conjuction with Hodder & Stoughton, £10.95). This is probably the best at the general ski guides currently on the market. it

gives details oi the 300 best resorts fn' .

Europe, there is a section on skiing in the USA, and there is uselul ,. iniormation on clothing, tour .0 operators, getting lit and salety. As tar as the Scottish section is concerned, there are one ortwo needless inaccuracies which stern irom the lact that the chapter has not been updated tor a couple oi years. For example, it suggests that Glencoe is only open at weekends (when it will be open live days a week) and there is nothing about the new development about to open at Aonach Mor, near Fort William (which, in the words oi Ian McMillan, editor oi ‘Skiing UK', ‘will put the rest otthe Scottish scene into stark reliei‘). However, its criticisms oi Aviemore are another welcome blow ior those of us who see what is available on the continent and wonder why Scotland has to sutier tor a lack oi loresight and imagination. Aviemore does lack the charm oi continental resorts at a similar size, such as Alpbach or Niederau, in Austria. So long as the lacilites at Aviemore (or Glenshee, tor that matter) resemble those which one might reasonably expect to find at a Division Two lootball ground, then publications such as this should do all they can to point out their shortcomings.

I A Sportwriter's Year. Simon Barnes (William Reinemann Ltd, £12.95). This is a must tor the Christmas stocking.

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Simon Barnes is an award-winning sports journalist (tor The Times), vegetarian and environmentalist. In truth, he would like to consider himsell a bit at a Renaissance Mantle eschews the behaviour at many oi his beer-swilling colleagues, iinds himsell covering dozens oi impressive sporting events (both at home and abroad), interviews some oi the great sports personalities, and writes in a lucid, humorous and humble manner. It's a compelling read, and it should inspire many a novice sports reporter.

I Twists and Turns: The Tommy Burns Story. (John Donald Ltd, £6.50). Tommy Burns was born in Glasgow’s East End, with one ambition, to wear the green and white hooped jersey at Celtic Football Club, and the tenor ol the book reilects his enduring gratitude ior having been given the chance to achieve his objective. His commitment to the club, and its supporters, seems unquestioned, despite the occasional dispute with the club’s linancial administrators and the team manager, Billy McNeil. He makes some telling comments on the signing oi erstwhile Celtic hero, Maurice Johnston, to Rangers, thus becoming the iirst person iormally associated with Celtic to commit anything to print on this historic and controversial break in tradition. (Mike Wilson)

session starts at 5pm: Saturday and Sunday's each at 9am. This competition has been going since 1961 . and last year‘s winners included Brent Parker (Men‘s Singles) and Judith Murray (Women‘s Singles).

VOLLEYBALL Saturday 28



I Elliott Sports Jets v Falkirk Ainslie Park Sports Centre. Pilton Drive. Edinburgh.

I Kinieith Plant v Bellshill Cardinals Tynecastle High School. McLeod Street. Edinburgh. 12.30pm.


I Elliott Sports Jets v Falkirk Ainslie Park Sports Centre. Pilton Drive. Edinburgh. 2.30pm

I Provincial Insurance v AirdrieTyneeasiie High School. McLeod Street. Edinburgh. 10.10am. Prior to the start of the season. Provincial Insurance were widely tipped to challenge Adscreen Kyle's domination of Scottish Volleyball. However. their hopes have taken a dent following the loss, to injury. of Rona Brodie. the former Scottish captain.

Saturday 4



I Elliot Sports Jets v East Kilbride Ainslie Park Sports Centre. Pilton Drive. Edinburgh. noon.

I So Ragain v Kinieith Plant Sr Ninians High School. Rouken Glen Road. Eastwood. Glasgow. 3pm. Su Ragazzi are top of Division One at present and take on last year‘s champions in what will be one of their most testing games of the season. In their favour. they have. amongst their five internationalists. the Canadian. I iani Ghazi. Having attended Penn State University (on 21 335.000 a year Volleyball scholarship). his close-run failure to get into the Canadian Olympic team hurried his progress into studying medicine. A PhD from Oxford is now being followed by work for his Degree in Medicine at Glasgow. Hence his involvement with Sir Ragazzi. Training three times a week. his influence is already said to be pervasive. bringing to the team the more focused attitudes learned whilst playing Volleyball in Canada.

I Bellshill Cardinals v Team File Cardinal Newman High School. Bellshill. Glasgow.



I Elliot Sports Jets v Provincial Insurance Ainslie Park Sports Centre. Pilton Drive. Edinburgh. noon.

I Glasgow Bannerrnan v Whitburn Centre Banncrman CEC. Glasgow Road. Baillieston. Glasgow. 2.30pm.

EXTRA Saturday 28

I An Innings with Ian Botham George Square Theatre. George Square. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. £7 and £6. The Scots might not love cricket quite as much asthe English. but to host only one show in a 26-date tour seems to be stretching a point. In the company of raconteur David English. Ian Botham promises ‘a mix of conversation. film interviews. open forum and possibly a surprise guest or two.‘ Ever since the 15 year-old Botham hit a match-winning six for Somerset in the quarter-final ofthe B& H Cup in 1974. he has never wanted for media attention. whether for his amazing cricketing exploits of his sometimes controversial social activities. It should be an interesting evening.

64 The List 27 October 9 November 1989