I Open Graded Indoor Meeting Kelvin Hall. Glasgow. 7—9pm. The main event tonight is the invitation shot putt.


3 I Western District Cross Country Championships St Columba's I Iigh School. 5 Clydebank. 1.15pm. A variety ofgruelling races across the barren slopesof Clydebank for affiliated club members of all ages.


i I Under-20 Indoor Championships Kelvin Hall. Glasgow. lti.3(larn—5.3(lpm. Young athletes from all over the UK who are beginning to show their true potential are expected to ttirn out in force forthis Championships.

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E I Open Graded Indoor Meeting Kelvin Hall. (ilasgow. 7—9pm. An imitation “Him is tonight's major attraction.

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I Hearts v St Mirren Ty necastle Park.

2 Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. Suddenly.

after beating their local rivals 4-1. things

seem a w hole lot brighter down Tynecastle

way. St Mirren. however. whose match

programmes are beginning to resemble a

'Who Was Who' of European football. are

finding some form as a cohesive unit.

I Motherwell v Celtic Fir Park.

Motherw'ell. 3pm. l99liwillbe a year Celtic would like to forget. as quickly as

possible. The best tonic for them and their

I long suffering legions would be a decisive v ictory over. w ell. over anyone at all.

3 'Well are unlikely to go meekly tothe

slaughter and the ittmpiness that has

characterisedCeltic's play recently may again lead to tears in their dressing room.

I Rangers v Duntermline Ibrox Stadium.

(ilasgow. 3pm. Despite having recently

halted St Johnstone's run of good results

the Pars will be no match for the

‘Champions Iilect'.

I St Johnstone v Dundee Utd MeDiarmid

Park. Perth. 3pm. A very difficult awaytie

for Jim McLean's men and boys. And

though some believ e St Johnstone have

shot their bolt. the canny manager is

unlikely to be lulled into such a false sense



I Dundee v Clydebank Dens Park.

who are. at the time of going topress. among the front-runners in the large pack pursuing promotion. will be disappointed not to emerge from this encounter two points the better.

I Kilmarnockv Hamilton Rugby Park. Kilmarnock. 3pm.

I Meadowbank Thistle v AyrUtd Meadowbank Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Morton v Raith Rovers Cappielow Park.

Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm. Dundee.

Right, hands up those at you who knew 1991 is The Yearoi Sport. One, two, three thousand at you. And the rest didn’t? Well, tor those at you who may have missed the so tar rather muted mutterings, the next twelve months will see a tlurry oi sporting activities In Britain designed to promote sports and to get people involved in them. The whole shaboogie kicks oil on 17 January, when that well-known sports

personality, Michael Forsyth, oiticially launches the year at Meadowbank In Edinburgh.

The Sports Council has always been more concerned to lustin its Sport For All slogan than the Arts Council has to Iollow Its Art For All motto. And the Year oi Sport is only the latest in a string oi incentives to get British people out at their armchairs and onto the playing Iields.

Meanwhile, among the sporting

highlights ior more serious

Highlight oi the year. The Rugby World Cup comes to the Northern Hemisphere with Murrayiield due to host IIve matches in October.

competitors this year in Scotland, are the European Women’s and Junior Karate Championships (Glasgow, 24 Feb), the World Invitation Indoor Hockey Classic (Glasgow, 8-10 Feb),the World Junior Curling Championships (Glasgow, 9—17 Mar), the Commonwealth Basketball Championships (Edinburgh, 14 July) and of course the Rugby World Cup, with Scotland playing at Murraytield on 5, 9 and 12 October against Zimbabwe, Japan and Ireland. (Ross Parsons)

Greenock. 3pm. ' I Partlcit Thistle v Falkirk Firhill. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm. Falkirk fans allover the world are preparing for the new age at Brockville. but can Chic Charnley dent their hopes? Are Falkirk really to be the team of the 90s? Or is this ascurrilous rumour perpetrated by members of The List staff in order to get free seats at Brockville'.’


I Alloa Athletic v East Stirling Recreation Park. Alloa. 3pm.

I Oumbarton v Oueen oI the South Boghead. Dumbarton. 3pm.

I East Fife v Montrose Bayview Park. Methil. Fife. 3pm.

I Queen's Park v Stenhousemuir l Iatnpden Park. Glasgow. 3pm.

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PREMIER LEAGUE j I Celtichberdeen Celtic Park. Gallowgate. Glasgow. 3pm. Still seeking ; revenge for last year's Cup Final defeat (on penalties). Celtic can still salvage something from their season of woe this 5 year's Cup for example. A win today may raise a smile or two among theirweary i followers. I Dundee Utd v Motherwell 'I‘annadiee Park. Dundee. 3pm. The meeting ofthe McLeans is rarely a joyful one.

I Duntermline v Hearts East End Park. Halbeath Road. Duntermline. 3pm.

I Hibernian v Rangers Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. Hibs' fans must be pulling their hair out in frustration this season. Desperate toclaw their way back up the table. they have a string of tough fixtures ahead. and thisis only one ofthem. ( I St Mirren v St Johnstone Love Street. Paisley. 3pm. | FIRST DIVISION

I AIrdrie v Fortar Athletic Broomfield.

Airdrie 3pm.

I Ayr Utd v Brechin City Somerset Park. Somerset Road. Ayr. 3pm.

I Clyde v Dundee Firhill. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Clydebank v Partick Thistle Kilbowic Park. Clydebank. 3pm.

I Falkirk v Kilmarnock Brockville. Falkirk. 3pm. I Hamilton v Morton Douglas Park. Hamilton. 3pm.

I Raith Rovers v MeadowbankThistle Stark‘s Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm. SECOND DIVISION

I Albion Rovers v Berwick Rangers Cliftonhill. Coatbridge. 3pm.

I Cowdenbealh ll Alloa Central Park. Cowdenbeath. 3pm.

I East Stirling V Arbroath I‘irs Park. Falkirk. 3pm.

I Stenhousemuirv East FiIeOchilview Park. Larbert.

I Stirling Albion v Oumbarton A on field. Stirling. 3pm.

HOCKEY Saturday 12/Sunday 13

I Gleniiddich International Indoor Tournament Kelvin Hall. Glasgow. 10am—6pm. ()ne of the most prestigious annual indoor hockey tournaments held in Scotland. with most of the top clubs competing. This year. however. it will be overshadowed by the World Invitation Indoor Hockey Classic to be held at the same venue on 8-- 10 February.

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I Edinburgh Races Musselburgh Racecourse. MUsselburgh. Ipm. Club £8. paddock £4. Six races over the jumpsat the seaside racecourse ~ the only racing in

Scotland during the pet iod cm e red by this issue.

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I Fite Flyers v Peterborough Pirates Kirkcaldylce Rink. Kirkealdy.715pm. £3 (£1 .75).


I Glasgow Summit Saints v Basingsioke Beavers Summit Centre. Minerva Way. Finnieston. Glasgow. 4.45pm. £3.5(i(£2i. The new year can only bring an improvement in the fortunes ofthe struggling Glasgow club. although they did manage to win a game in IWI). ateat which at one stage appeared beyond them.



I Murraytield Racers v Durham Wasps Murrayfield Ice Rink. Riversdale Crescent. Edinburgh. (i.3llpm. £4 (£3.5ll). A very tough home fixture for the Edinburgh team. their southern counterparts are currently skating rings round most of the teams in the league. NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 1

I Glasgow Summit Saints v Teliord Tigers Summit Centre. Minerva Way. Finnteston. Glasgow. 4.45pm. £3.50 (Ll).



I Ayr Raiders v Cleveland Bombers .\y r lee Rink. Linlekilns Road. Ay r. 7pm. 14 (£2.50).


I Glasgow Summit Saints v Medway Bears Summit Centre. Minerva Way. Finnteston. Glasgow. 4.45pm. L3 5‘ l I all


i BRITISH PREMIER LEAGUE I IMurrayIield RacerstyrRacers Murrayfield Ice Rink. River'sdale l l

('rescent. Iidinburgh “Rilpin. Hts: Sill Always a hard-fought contest dildont- which the sensible punter .ivoitlsplaeing arty betson.


I Glasgow Summit Saints v Traitord Metros Summit Centre. Minerva Way . Iiinlticsttili. (ilasgow ~I 45pm Udall {It

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MCEWAN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 I Boroughmuirv Stirling County Meggetland. ('olinton Road. Izdinbtirgh i 2pm. l I Currie v Stewart'S/Melville FP .‘vldllt ny Park. Balerno. 2pm

I Edinburgh Academicals v Jed Forest Racburn Place. Stockbridge. I-idinburgh. 2pm.

I Edinburgh Wanderers v Melrose

Murray field. (’orstorphine. Izdinbtirgh. 2pm.

I Glasgow High/Kelvinside v Hawick ( )ld .-\nnieslantl. Crow Road. (ilasgow 3pm I Heriot's E? V Selkirkt ioldenacic. Bangholm 'I‘erraee. Iidinburgh. Ipnt.

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