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Gouging has no place in any kind of sport

Gouging has no place in any kind of sport

03/07/2009, by in Sport

A modest haul of medals had been achieved by Shetland’s competitors at the island games by the time went to press, with once again the archery team leading the way.The gold won by Billy Finnie in the individual compound competition was a tremendous achievement, all the more so because his prev... Read more...

Hockey victory a reward for dedication

Hockey victory a reward for dedication

19/06/2009, by in Sport

Shetland’s junior inter-county squad were on course to retain the Stuart Cup in Kirkwall, with a comfortable points margin, as we went to press yesterday.Victories in the athletics, swimming and netball were not unexpected, given the success of recent years in those three disciplines, and ... Read more...

Important to cast the net as wide as possible

Important to cast the net as wide as possible

05/06/2009, by in Sport

There has been moderate criticism of the inclusion in the Shetland island games football squad, announ­ced last week, of Duncan Bray and Alan Duncan.The reason is that, although they have turned out for Ness United and Delting respectively this season, both are now based outwith the isles. Bray... Read more...

Best two in final but shame about Fletcher

Best two in final but shame about Fletcher

08/05/2009, by in Sport

Fittingly the Champions League will see Manchester United and Barcelona, the best two teams in Europe, contesting the final.Man Utd overcame Arsenal in the first semi-final with surprising ease, the only negative on a night of triumph the red card for Darren Fletcher, which means he misses the s... Read more...

An over reaction to immature madness

An over reaction to immature madness

10/04/2009, by in Sport

A momentous week for football, and the subsequent bans for Rangers players Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor surely demonstrate, if any more evidence was necessary, the desperate state of the game in Scotland.And the catalogue of events proved again that the central belt media, rather than concentra... Read more...

Centres have left their mark

Centres have left their mark

27/03/2009, by in Sport

Shetland is fast becoming a place noted for the longevity of its top sportsmen and women.Cyclists Carlos Riise and Christine McLean, both on the wrong side of 40, are still performing well in events on the mainland, with the latter beginning her new season with a personal best time in a 10-mile ... Read more...

Some sadness at end of southern era

Some sadness at end of southern era

13/03/2009, by in Sport

News that the death knell may shortly toll for the Southern Football Association, while some­what inevitable, will still be greeted with sadness in some quarters.For nigh on 60 years players turned out for a variety of teams in the Southern League, predomin-antly from Dunrossness, Sandwick and... Read more...

Talking Sport

Talking Sport

23/01/2009, by in Sport

Kaka refusal a boost for common senseSurely the best news to have emerged from the football world this week is the failure by Manchester City to prize Brazilian forward Kaka away from AC Milan.Money, it seems, does not always talk, certainly not where this star is concerned, and not everyone, as... Read more...