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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 . . . with Jim Tait

Talking Sport . . . with Jim Tait

0 comments, 17/11/2016, by in Sport

The past fortnight has seen some memorable performances by our sports competitors, with the Shetland Ladies hockey team making the headlines this week for reaching the semi-finals of the Scottish District Cup for the fifth year in a row – a great achievement.The previous week the Shetland netb... Read more...

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

0 comments, 10/06/2016, by in News, Sport

There should be nothing taboo about depressionFormer cricketer Graeme “Foxy” Fowler is one of a growing number of sportsmen and women to have highlighted their battles against depression.His new book Absolutely Foxed is an interesting tale of an interesting character, and while his crick... Read more...

Talking sport … with Jim Tait

Talking sport … with Jim Tait

1 comment, 19/11/2015, by in Sport

Continual under-performing by Scottish professional football teams, at both club and national level, has been highlighted over the past fortnight.Scottish manager Gordon Strachan, along with others in the game such as newly appointed performance director Brian McClair and another former internat... Read more...

Established hockey needs more than one park

Established hockey needs more than one park

0 comments, 20/06/2015, by in Sport

In last week’s Readers’ Views section some very important points were raised by Jill Hibbert about the future of hockey in the isles.Her letter was sparked off by Shetland Football Association president Irvine Burgess’ call for more synthetic pitches for his own sport.While not wishing... Read more...

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

0 comments, 10/04/2015, by in Sport

Best wishes to the Shetland football team in this weekend’s Jock MacKay Memorial Cup final against Thurso, which will unfortunately see the latter side with home advantage.It would have made infinite sense to have played the game in Orkney, which was originally the plan. But apparently there a... Read more...