Events are listed alphabetically by sport, than by day. Sport Listings compiled byTom Lappin.
ATHLETICS Saturday 11
I Ben Lomond Hill Race Rowardennan . Hotel. Rowardennan. 2pm.
I Saturday 4
' SCOTTISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP
I Stirling County v Clacltmannan County Williamfield. Stirling. 1pm.
I Fileshire v Arbroath County McKane Park, Dunfermline. 1pm.
HALL WESTERN UNION
I Clydesdale v Uddingston Titwood. Beaton Rd, Glasgow. 1pm.
I Ayr v Ferguslie Cambusdoon. Alloway. 1pm.
I West 01 Scotland v Drumpellier Hamilton Crescent. Peel Street, Glasgow. 1pm.
I Polocv KilmamocltShawholm. Pollokshaws. Glasgow. 1pm.
I Kelbume v Greenoclt Whitehaugh. Paisley. 1pm.
RYDEN EAST LEAGUE
I Freuchie v Kirkcaldy Public Park. Freuchie. 1pm.
I Edinburgh Acad v Royal High Raeburn Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh. 1pm.
I Walsonians v Carlton Myreside. Colinton Road, Edinburgh. 1pm.
I Grange v Heriots Raeburn Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh. 1pm.
BENSON AND REDOES CUP
I Scotland V Kent Hamilton Crescent. Peel Street. Glasgow. Another chance for Scotland‘s minnows to make a name for themselves in competition against a ﬁrst-class county.
SCOTTISH COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP I Ayrshire v Fiteshire The Oval, Prestwick. 1pm. I Clacltmannan County v Forlarshire The Arns. Alloa. 1pm. HALL WESTERN UNION I Greenoclr v West oi Scotland Glenpark. Brisbane St, Greenock. 1pm. I Ferguslle v Clydesdale Meiklegiggs. Paisley. 1pm. I Ayr V Poloc Cambusdoon. Alloway. l m. I Drumpelllerv Uddingston Langloan. Coatbridge. 1pm. I Kilmarnoclt v Kelbume Kirkstyle. Kilmarnock. 1pm. RYDEN EAST LEAGUE I Stenhousemuirv Freuchie The Tryst. Larbert. 1pm. I Carlton v Edinburgh Acad The Pavilion, Grange Loan. Edinburgh. 1pm. I Heriols FP v Watsonlans Goldenacre, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh. 1pm. I Royal High II CuparJock‘s Lodge, Edinburgh. 1pm. I Klrltcaldy v Grange Bennochy. 1 Kirkcaldy. 1pm. L 80 The List 3- 16 May 1991
CHAMPIONES. CHAMPIONES . . .7
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Q So larewell then Graeme Souness. 5 ‘The SFA are """”’—that was your
catchphrase. Amid the waiter ol invective hurled at the man overthe last lortnight (with the nadir being the Sunday Scot’s - proprietor David Murray— ‘Sod Ott Souness’ headline), tans and media alike have been a little hasty in lorgetting what Souness did tor the club.
years must be respected. One ot the aspects that made him so unlovable was his thinly-disguised contempt lor the dated parochialism ot the Scottish game, and the general mediocrities ol its players. He was pilloried lor his willingness to splash out on expensive imports, but other clubs soon lound they had to do the same to stay in the chase tor honours. An enduring legacy 01 his rule will be the tact that Miodrag, Dariusz, lstvan and Hans are now names as often on the tongues ol the
I supporters as the traditional Jimmy, i Dougie and Willie.
Souness lett the trustratingly small pool of Scottish lootball tor the iniinitely more inviting waters ottered
by Liverpool, and Ian the League race
still wide open. Rangers showed their nerves in an uneasy win over St Mirren in their Iirsl game under Walter Smith,
while Aberdeen have stepped up the
pace with the leaders in their sights.
' Rangers’ rash ot injuries and
Whatever his personality detects, the ,
man’s achievements in turning
; Rangers trom a struggling repository ot
has-beens to a commercially thriving
; business and successlul team in live
suspensions have not been completely compensated by the long-awaited return at lain Durrant, and Aberdeen have sustained their challenge with the help at in-torm Hans Gillhaus and Eoin Jess. As the Americans say, this one could go all the way to the wire, with
- the top two clashing in the linal game at
the season. (Tom Lappin). Rangers play Aberdeen at lbrox on 11 May.
: PREMIER LEAGUE
I Celtic V St Mirren Celtic Park , Glasgow. 3pm. Chances are rapidly running out for
Celtic to secure a qualifying place for
Europe. lfthey fail. Rangers might not be the only club changing their managerial set-up. Two points should be easily obtainable against St Mirren.
I Hibernian v Ounlermline Easter Road.
' Edinburgh. 3pm. Two sides with a
prospect of struggling against relegation
next season can get in practice forthose
bottom of the table tussles.
I Motherweil v Rangers Love Street. Paisley. 3pm. The cup finalists probably won’t be risking too many tackles against post-Souness Rangers who will be hoping to have the title sewn up by the end ofthis game.
I Falkirk v Ayr United Brockville Park.
I Hamilton Il Clyde Douglas Park.
I Kilmarnocltv Dundee Rugby Park.
I Meadowbanlt Thistle v Brechin City Meadowbank Stadium. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Particit Thistle vAlrdrie Firhill Park.
Glasgow. 3pm. Thistle‘s chances of promotion look to be over (although early
deadlines can make listings writers look idiots) but Airdrie are still very much in
the hunt for a promotion place. .
I Railh Rovers v Clydebanlt Stark‘s Park. Kirkcaldy. 3pm. SECONDDIVISION
I Cowdenbeath v StenhousemuirCentral Park, (.‘owdenbeath. 3pm
I Dumbarton v Oueen Ot The South Boghead Park, Dumbarton. 3pm.
I Ounlermline v Dundee United East End Park, Dunfermline. 3pm. The demoralist Fifers lake on a Dundee United side whose thoughts will no doubt be on the following Saturday and the Cup
Final. l I Hearts v Motherwell Tynecastle Park.
Edinburgh. 3pm. And the same applies to Motherwell. I Rangers v Aberdeen Ibrox Stadium.
Glasgow. 3pm. The biggie. the game that
not even satellite TV could get switched to
midweek. Will Walter's lads (the onesthat
aren‘t suspended that is) hold on tothe title. or will they slip at the final hurdle
3 and leave the trophy to the relentless bunch from up north? See panel.
I SI Johnstone V Celtic McDiarmid Park, Perth. 3pm. Celtic seek twoimportant
points towards a remote European place against a side who collapsed in the second
I St Mirren v Hibernian Love Street. Paisley. 3pm. Ifthe attendance tops 4000, it‘ll be a major surprise.
5 FIRST DIVISION
I Ayr United v Kilmarnoclt Somerset Park, Ayr. 3pm.
; I Clyde v Morton Firhill Park. Glasgow.
3 i Clydebanlt v Particit Thistle Kilbowie
Park. Clydebank. 3pm.
; I Falltirit v Meadowbanlt Thistle Brockvillc
Park. Falkirk. 3pm.
I Hamilton v Dundee Douglas Park. Hamilton. 3pm. Can the Dens Park side secure a place in the Premier Division? Given their inconsistency. do they even
want to'.’ , I Railh Rovers v Airdrie Stark's Park.
Kirkcaldy. 3pm. SECOND DIVISION I Cowdenbeath v Alloa Central Park,
1 Cowdenbeath. 3pm. I Dumbarton v Queen's Park Hampan
Park. Glasgow. 3pm.
I East File v Berwiclt Rangers Bayview Park, Methil. 3pm.
I East Stirling v Albion Rovers Firs Park, Falkirk. 3pm.
I Stenhousemuir v Stirling Albion
f Ochilview Park. Larbert. 3pm.
i I Hamilton Park Races Hamilton Park
9 Racecourse, Bothwell Road, Hamilton. ; (‘lub £10, Paddock £5 (£3). 2.15pm. Flat
racing with the prospect of a first look at this season‘s two-year-olds.
i I Edinburgh Musselburgh Racecourse,
Musselburgh. Club £7, paddock £3. 50.
' Flat racing from the windswept seaside track.
I Edinburgh Gull Monarchs v Stoire Potters Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh. 7.15pm. A Gold Cup clash against a rejigged Stoke side that includes the impressive Dean Standing. who has scored maximum points on his last two visits to Edinburgh.
I Edinburgh Gull Monarchs v Newcastle Diamonds Powderhall Stadium, Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. 7.15pm. Newcastle‘s side includes the legendary David Bargh. possiny top man in the League. as well as on-loan Monarch Scott Lamb.
I Glasgow Tigers v Reading Racers Shawfield Stadium, Rutherglen Road, Glasgow. 7.30pm. A tough BSPA Cuptie against the Berkshire side who were last year‘s League champions.
I Glasgow Tigers v Edinburgh Monarchs/Newcastle Dlamonds/ Mlddlesborough Shawﬁcld Stadium, Rutherglen Road, Glasgow. 6.30pm. First leg of the National Fours tie, played on a round-robin basis.