26th April 2017

Sport

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

0 comments, 07/04/2017, by in Features, Sport

News that two new players have been called up for the Scottish women’s international football team may well have gone unnoticed in these parts.The fact that one is German and the other English certainly wouldn’t have raised any eyebrows. Capping foreign-born players happens all the time with... Read more...

Talking Sport … by Jim Tait

Talking Sport … by Jim Tait

0 comments, 24/03/2017, by in Features, Sport

The current spell of excellence by Shetland’s female sports competitors continued at the weekend with victories by both A and B teams in the annual netball inter-county.Both sides registered 52-25 successes in Kirkwall, in a discipline where two or three decades ago Orkney were far more domina... Read more...

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

0 comments, 17/03/2017, by in Features, Sport

The recent death of former Glasgow Celtic footballer Tommy Gemmell, and the announcement a few days earlier that Lisbon Lions captain Billy McNeill was sufferent from dementia, is sad news with regard to probably the greatest club side Britain has every produced. Having already lost goalkeeper Ronn... Read more...

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

0 comments, 03/03/2017, by in Features, Sport

Like so many in the isles it came as a terrible shock when I heard that Lawrence Tulloch had died. Just a few days earlier I had called him and he provided valuable information for a short piece about Yell badminton stalwart Alex Thomson.Lawrence was perhaps best known for his background in stor... Read more...

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

0 comments, 17/02/2017, by in Features, Sport

The Shetland football team is due to face old rivals Orkney tomorrow in the first round of the North Caledonian League’s Jock Mackay Cup.It is the perfect chance for Shetland to gain revenge for the defeat in last year’s inter-county match in Kirkwall, a game which they deserved to win.T... Read more...

Talking Sport … by Jim Tait

Talking Sport … by Jim Tait

0 comments, 10/02/2017, by in Features, Sport

I have no idea why the draw for this year’s island games football competition has been made six months before the event (affiliation to a greater body perhaps?) but it has thrown up a thrilling if daunting prospect for the Shetland side.The biggest eye-catcher is obviously being placed in the ... Read more...

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

0 comments, 26/01/2017, by in Features, Sport

As someone whose problematic knee deters almost any form of physical exercise bar swimming, I have enormous admiration (and no little envy) for those who still compete seriously in their 50s and 60s.I remember interviewing badminton players Gordon and Graham Keith about 14 years ago, when the Ye... Read more...

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

0 comments, 19/01/2017, by in Features, Sport

Last week may not have been the best of times overall for Jeremy Corbyn – is it ever? – but he did raise the ongoing issue of inflated wages for sports people.The Labour leader told television reporters he believed there should be a national cap on higher earnings to clamp down on "grotesque... Read more...

Talking sport … by Jim Tait

Talking sport … by Jim Tait

0 comments, 02/12/2016, by in Sport

It was a glitzy night at Clickimin on Friday evening as Shetland’s top talent once again assembled for the annual sports awards bash.Strongman Dhanni Moar and volleyball player Edward Oldbury picked up the main individual honours, while Janice Johnston was justly honoured for a sterling period... Read more...