Football

Main Picture: A Brazilian Stamp to herald the 1950 World Cup. The 1950 FIFA World Cup, held in Brazil from 24 June to 16 July 1950, was the fourth FIFA World Cup. It was the first World Cup since 1938, the planned 1942 and 1946 competitions having been cancelled due to  World War 2. It was won […]

Welsh wizard Gareth Bale scored one of European football’s great goals to help Real Madrid overcome Liverpool and win their third successive Champions League title as goalkeeper Loris Karius suffered a personal nightmare for the Anfield side. Bale made his mark on another Champions League final with a magnificent overhead kick to put Real 2-1 […]

Scotland cap Tom Cairney scored the goal [ pictured ] that saw Fulham promoted to the English Premier League at the expense of Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium on Saturday afternoon when his 26th minute strike gave the London club a 1-0 victory at the end of the Championship play off final. Fulham FC tweeted: […]

Auchinleck Talbot have won the Scottish Junior Cup a record 11 times, while opponents Hurlford United have lifted the trophy once before. The West Super League sides meet at Rugby Park on Sunday, with Bill Kilgour reporting for ROCK SPORT RADIO (16:10 BST kick off). An Ayrshire club will win the cup for a sixth […]

The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany  from 13 June to 7 July. The tournament marked the first time that the current trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy, created by the Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga, was awarded. The previous trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, had been won for the […]

The Betfred League Cup draw has been made for the first phase of the tournament. In the North Section it’s Ross County and Dundee Utd  paired with Arbroath, Elgin and Alloa in Group A   Group B in the north sees St Johnstone and Falkirk with Montrose, Forfar and East Fife   Group C has […]

Peterborough have signed midfielder Mark O’Hara from Scottish Premiership side Dundee on a three-year contract. The Scotland Under-21 international, now 22, is out of contract at Dens Park this summer, having made 71 appearances for them since joining in 2016. Both clubs say an “undisclosed training compensation package” has been agreed to allow O’Hara to […]

Saint Mirren FC have released a statement from Jack Ross. In it Ross has said: “It has not been an easy decision to leave a club and a job which I loved but I have been offered an exciting career opportunity of which the challenge of I look forward to meeting.” Sunderland FC have confirmed […]

In 1983 Liverpool beat Real Madrid in Paris in the European Cup Final 1-0 with a goal from Alan Kennedy so they should have no fears against the Spaniards in their biggest match of  season 2017/18. Liverpool, Rep of Ireland and punditry legend Mark Lawrenson reckons his old team must guard against nerves as they […]

The format, announced in advance of the 2016 Betfred [ League ] Cup, sees all drawn group stage matches go straight to a penalty shoot-out with the winners earning an extra ‘bonus point’ in addition to the traditional point given for a draw. The eight group winners and four best runners-up progress to the last […]


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