I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglcn Road. Glasgow. There are ten races in each meeting. starting at 7.45pm. £2.
I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Each meeting includes ten races. starting at 7.30pm. £2.50 Stand; £1 .50 Ground. Race programme free with admission.
FOOTBALL Saturday 9
I PREMIER LEAGUE
I Celtic v Aberdeen Celtic Park. Gallowgatc. Glasgow. 3pm. Talk about erratic— Celtic concede five in Europe and then score five in the league. This will need to be one oftheir better performances to hold Alex Smith‘s men. I Dundee Utd ll Hibernian Tannadice Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm. The new Skol Cup champions in what should be a tightly fought mid-table clash.
I Dunlermline v Rangers East End Park. Dunfermline. 3pm.
I Falkirk v St Mirren Brockville. Falkirk. 3pm. Battle of the rclegatcs-elect.
I Hearts v St Johnstone Tynccastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Motherwell v Airdrie Fir Park. Mothcrwell. 3pm.
I FIRST DIVISION
I Hamilton v Dundee Douglas Park. Hamilton. 3pm.
I Kilmarnock v Meadowbank Rugby Park. Kilmarnock. 3pm.
I Morton v Forlar (‘appielow Park. Grcenock. 3pm.
I Raith Rovers v Ayr United Stark‘s Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.
I Stirling Albion v Particlt Thistle Annfield. Stirling. 3pm.
I SECOND DIVISION
I Albion Rovers v Alloa Cliftonhill. Coatbridge. 3pm.
I Cowdenbeath v East Stirling Central Park. (‘owdenbeath 3pm.
I Dueen's Park v East File llampden Park. Glasgow. 3pm.
I SECOND DIVISION I Clyde v Queen at the South Douglas Park. Ilamilton. 7.30pm.
I EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
I Scotland v San Marino llampden Park. Glasgow. 2.30pm. ‘Aye. but they area quality team considering they come from a country the size of Castlemilk.‘ You can almost hear Andy's excuses already can‘t you? Scotland need to score a hatful of goals against the Italian part-timers to have any hope of qualifying for the finals in Sweden. The ‘result‘ of2-(l which they got in San Marino simply will not be enough.
I PREMIER LEAGUE
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In spite of the unlucky result in Bucharest, the Scottish lootball team only has itself to blame il it doesn’t reach the European Championship linal stages in Sweden. That Romania game was characterised by one at the most delensively orientated Scottish teams you’re ever likely to see. The night ol Sunday 13 October at Hampden should be a ditlerent story.
San Marino held the Scots lor an embarrassing length ol time when the two teams met in the principality. At the time, everybody thought that the meagre two goals which were scored (hall of the average which the part-timers usually concede) would come back to haunt the Scots. And so it has proved.
ll Switzerland beat Romania, Scotland can lorget about the linals
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Any Goram, who hopelully will be a spectator against San Marino.
whatever happens at Hampden, but it the Swiss should draw, then Scotland will have to lire eleven past the Italians in order to make it to Sweden. ll more had been scored in the first San Marino game and, for example, the target was only live or six, then the task may not seem so daunting.
There is the additional lactor of Romania. While every Scotwill be rooting lor the east Europeans against the Swiss, it they should win and then can do so again in Bulgaria a week later, then they will probably reach the linal stages as a result or a superior goal dilterence to Scotland. Once again, that spectre ol the 2—0 result in San Marino appears in lull view. (Philip Parr)
Scotland play San Marino at Hampden Park on Wed 13 Nov at 2.30pm.
, I Dundee Utd v Falkirk Tannadice Park.
Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm.
j I Dunlermline v Hibernian East End Park.
Dunfermline. 3pm. Repeat of the recent
Skol (‘up final with Dunfermline seeking
5 I Hearts V Celtic Tynccastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. Should be interesting as l learts' stingy defence faces
the. at times. explosive finishingofC‘oync and Nicholas.
I Motherwell v St Johnstone l-‘ir Park. Motherw ell. 3pm.
I Rangerstirdrie Ibrox Stadium. Glasgow. 3pm. A home banker which should keep the Gers at. or near. the top. I St Minen v Aberdeen Love Street.
: Paisley. 3pm.
E I FIRST orvrsroa
I Hamilton ll Raith Rovers Douglas Park. Hamilton. 3pm.
I Kilmarnock v Forlar Rugby Park. Kilmarnock. 3pm.
. I Meadowbank Thistle v Clydebank Mcadowbank Stadium. London Road.
I Partick Thistle v Dundee Iiirhill. Firhill Road. Glasgow . 3pm. The two teams which. at the moment. seem head and shoulders better than the other promotion contenders indulge in a personal battle for supremacy. If. as expected they both go up. this game could decide who actually lifts the league championship.
I Stirling Albion v Ayr United Annfield. Stirling. 3pm.
I SECOND DIVISION
5 I Alloa Athletic V Clyde Recreation Park. : Alloa. 3pm.
1 I Dumbarton v Stranraer Boghead.
I PREMIER LEAGUE
Dumbarton. 3pm. I East Stirling v Queen‘s Park l-‘irs Park. Firs Street. Falkirk. 3pm.
I Airdrie v Dundee United Broomfield. Airdrie. 7.30pm.
I Hibernian v Rangers Easter Road
Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 7.30pm.
I FIRST DIVISION
I Ayrv Hamilton Somerset Park. Somerset Road. Ayr. 7.30pm.
I Clydebank v Partick Thistle Kilbowic Park. Clydebank. 7.30pm.
I Dundee v Stirling Albion Dcns Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 7.30pm.
I Morton v Kilmarnock (‘appielow Park. Greenock. 7.30pm.
GEEK- Friday 15 and Saturday 16
I Ayr Ayr Racecourse. 2 Whitletts Road. Ayr. Club £8. Eglinton £5. First races at 12.45pm. Over the fences and hurdlesin one of those early season meetings where the wise keep their money in their pockets.
RUGBY Saturday 9
I MCEWAN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISIDNI I Boroughmuirv Edinburgh Academicals Meggetland. (‘olinton Road. Edinburgh. 2pm. Last year‘s champions. Boroughmuir kick off the season against the side which boasts a certain D.M.B. Sole in its pack.
I Glasgow High/Kelvinside v Heriol’s FP ()ld Anniesland. Crow Road. Glasgow. 2pm. lleriot‘s just missed out on thetitle last year. Glasgow lIigh just escaped relegation. Expect the same again this
I Stewart’sIMelville F? v Melrose lnverleith. Ferry Road. Edinburgh. 2pm.
I I West ol Scotland v Walsonians . Burnbrae. Milngavic. Glasgow. 2pm. Last
year's two promoted teams face each other once again before tackling the big boys.
I McEWAN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 2
I I Corstorphine v Glasgow Academicals
L'nion Park. North Saughton Road. Edinburgh. 2pm.
IMusselburghvEdinburgh Wanderers 5 Stoneyhill. Stoneyhill Farm Road.
Musselburgh. 2pm. I Royal High v Kirkcaldy Barnton. I'iast Barnton Avenue. Edinburgh. 2pm.
f Saturday 16
I MCEWAN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION1 I Currie v West of Scotland Malleny Park. Balerno. 2pm.
I Edinburgh Academicals v Glasgow HIgh/Kelvinside Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. Edinburgh. 2pm.
I Stewart’s/Melville F? v Hawick lnverleith. Ferry Road. Edinburgh. 2pm. I Watsonians v Boroughmuir Myreside. Myreside Road. Edinburgh. 2pm.
I MCEWAN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 2 I Edinburgh Wanderers v Royal High Murrayfield. (‘orstorphine. Edinburgh. 2pm.
I Glasgow Academicals v Kirkcaldy New Anniesland. Ilclensburgh Drive. Glasgow. 2pm.
I Preston Lodge FP v Musselburgh Pennypit Park. Rope Walk. I’restonpans.