Events are listed alphabetically by sport, then by day. Sport listings compiled by Jonathan Trew.
I'Scottish Athletics Federation National Road Relay Championships Kirkintilloch High School. Briar Road. Kirkintilloch. Info: 0131 3l7 7320. Noon. Around a hundred clubs have entered for the race which covers three legs of 5000 metres and three of 10.000 metres. Top notch runners who are likely to make an
I Race Days Tuesdays. Thursdays and Saturdays. Shawﬁeld Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are ten races in each meeting. starting at 7.45pm.
I ODS V Morton Palmerston Park. Terregles Street. Dumfries. 3pm.
I Meadowbank v East Fife Meadowbank Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. I Dumbarton v Stenhousemuir Boghead Park. Miller Street. Dumbarton. 3pm.
I Stirling Albion v Berwick Rangers Eorthbank Stadium. Springkerse Industrial Estate. Stirling. 3pm.
I Clyde V Brechin Broadwood Stadium. Cuntbernauld. 3pm.
I Celtic v Partick Thistle Hampden Park. Glasgow. 3pm.
I Aberdeen V Hibs Pittodrie Stadium. Pittodrie Street. Aberdeen. 3pm.
I Hearts V Rangers Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Falkirk V Kilmamock Brockville Park. Hope Street. Ealkirk. 3pm.
I Motherwell v Dundee United Firpark. Motherwell. 3pm.
I St Mirren v St Johnstone St Mirren Park. Love Street. Paisley. 3pm.
I Ayr United V Airdrie Somerset Park.
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Hetbusters: on a video terrace near you
In the beginning there were magazines. Then there were video . magazines. How inevitably, as football becomes the familiar topic of the chattering classes, comes the football video magazine. Retailing at £6.99, HetBusters is stuffed with glorious goals, terrifying tackles and crappy cliches.
When compared with BBC 2’s ‘Standing Room Only’ it looks a tad Diadora League Standard, but its sixty minutes do give it more scope to discuss football issues than SRO.
Ironically, NetBusters devotes the majority of its second monthly issue to a fascinating insight into how the BBC provide ‘Match of the Day Live’. Such interesting facts brought to light are: that it takes three weeks to prepare for each live broadcast, that the combined cost of the two outside broadcast lorries is a staggering £4.5 million (that’s where your licence fee goes) and that pundit Alan Hanson’s favourite eyeliner is Boot’s Ho 7 (erm, that last bit’s a lie).
One thing that HetBusters is not short of is ideas, which come at you from every angle: there’s a hilarious guide to the age old art of running onto the pitch, how to score perfectly with Paul
Elliot (ahem) and tips from the England physio as to how to deal and recover from dead legs. To this end, HetBusters swivels and scores with its main market — the players and managers of Sunday boys’ teams.
The real problem with HetBusters is its release date. By the time it’s on the video terraces of your local John Menzies the action is already four weeks out of date. Most of the action from this month’s issue concerns play that took place in July 1994. You will also have to be pretty fascinated with the English game, as HetBusters deals exclusively with it. There was not a single snippet of Scottish action (not even the traditional patronising Old Firm piece). All in all, NetBusters may well build into a pretty decent compilation of the year’s (English) action, but if you’ve passed puberty it’s probably best if you stick to reading ‘Four Four Two’. (Philip
Trylield Place. Ayr. 3pm.
I Dundee v Clydebank Dens Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm.
I Raith Rovers v Stranraer Starks Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.
I Hamilton v Dunlermline Eirhill Park. 80 Eirhill Road. 3pm.
I 008 V Meadowbank Palmerston Park. Terregles Street. Dumfries. 3pm.
I Dumbarton v Berwick Rangers Boghead Park. Miller Street. Dumbarton. 3pm.
I Stirling Albion v Stenhousemuir Forthbank Stadium. Springkerse Industrial Estate. Stirling. 3pm.
I Clyde V East Fife Broadwood Stadium. Cumbernauld. 3pm.
I Brechin v Morton Glebe Park. Trinity Road. Brechin. 3pm.
PREMIER LEAGUE I Dundee United v Hearts Tannadice Park. Dundee. 3pm.
l I Hibs v Motherwell Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. I Kilmarnock v Celtic Rugby Park. Kilmarnock. 3pm.
I Rangers V Falkirk lbrox. Edmiston Drive. Glasgow. 3pm.
PREMIER LEAGUE I Partick Thistle v Aberdeen Eirhill Park. 80 Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.
Friday 10—Saturday 11
I Women’s International Championships Kelvin Hall. Argyle Street. 227 5910. Start times: Fri l0 7pm. Sat ll 2pm. Fri £2 (£1). Sat £3 (£1.50). Great Britain takes on the might of the Romanians who are currently world team champions. Still. we’re ﬁelding some ofour 1994 Commonwealth entrants so we are in with a slim chance.
I Ayr Races Ayr Racecourse. Ayr. First race 1.50pm. National Hunt racing on Scotland's most prestigious track.
I Ayr Races Ayr Racecourse. Ayr. First race 1.45pm. National Hunt racing.
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I Boroughmuir v Hawick Meggetland. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Heriot’s FP v Stirling County Goldenacre. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Gala V Currie Netherdale. Galashiels. 3pm.
I Stewart/Melville F? v Glasgow High/Kelvinside lnverleith. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I West of Scotland v Edinburgh Academicals Burnbrae. Glasgow Road. Milngavie. Glasgow. 3pm.
I Jedburgh Forest v Melrose Riverside Park. Jedburgh. 3pm.
I Dundee HS FP v Watsnnians Mayﬁeld. Arbroath Road. Dundee. 3pm.
I Haddington v Glasgow Academicals Neilson Park. Haddington. 3pm.
I Corstorphine v Grangemouth Union Park. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Kirkcaldy v Preston Lodge FP Beveridge Park. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.
I Musselburgh v Gordonians Stoneyhill. M usselburgh. 3pm.
I Kelso v Edinburgh Wanderers Poynder Park. Poynder Place. Bowmont. Kelso. 3pm.
I Peebles v Biggar Hay Lodge Park. Neidpath Road. Peebles. 3pm.
I Wigtownshire V Selkirk London Road Playing Field. Ladies Walk. Stranraer. 3pm.
I Dunfennline v Edinburgh University McKane Park. Dunfermline. 3pm.
I Trinity Academicals v Langholm Bangholm. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Hutcheson’s Aloysians v Stewartry Auldhouse. Glasgow. 3pm.
I Royal High v Hillhead/Jordanhill Royal High School. East Barnton Avenue. Barnton. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Kilmarnock v Ayr Bellsland. Kilmarnock. 3pm.
I Dumfries v East Kilbride Park Farm. New Abbey Road. Dumfries. 3pm.
I Clarkston v Portobello Braidholm. Braidholm Road. Giffnock. Glasgow. 3pm.
Friday 17-Saturday 18
I Scottish Snowboarding Championships Glenshee Ski Resort. Info: 01224 212931. lpm. Free. Street style and attitude comes to the slopes in search of thrills. spills and. for a minority sport. some serious prize money. Watch out for the Board Across event — five snowboarders race each other downhill and over burn. See Backlist feature.