Which referee is this?

This is another excerpt from my new book, "Stop the Game, we are going to arrest the goalkeeper!" - available on Amazon. The first 100...

Will robots replace linesmen?

With the announcement today that the World Cup will see the use of technology to help with offside decisions, some people think this may...

It's time to call an end to 1884

If you were one of the small band of fans who attended the session on Saints' history at Perth Theatre a few weeks ago, you'll have heard...

Where do we go from here?

It has been said and written ad nauseam that no-one in their wildest dreams expected St Johnstone to win two trophies and qualify for...

Let's kill football - and sack some refs

Mark Clattenburg says, "The laws of the game are old and they are not compatible with technology. We need to change the laws for VAR....

Ayrshire Bacon

No, this is not another doom and gloom Covid-19 article. We've had more than enough of those in the last nine months. However, the BBC...

Do job-boards' app clicks measure up?

I ask this question in all sincerity, because the subject came up in conversation recently. It promoted me to dig out a survey I did in...

Go placidly amid the …

How are you getting on with this? If it makes you feel any better, here’s an extract from an email from a friend who lives in Milan with...

The A71 and the Polis state, 2022

Like many people, I was somewhat perturbed to see the photos, taken from drones, of people exercising in the fresh air, nowhere near any...

Pelotudos

It's hard to know where to start. We need to keep reminding ourselves that the vast majority are, a) not going to die and b) are doing...

Rev Spooner and the Housing Market

On one of our allotted periods in the great outdoors, while taking Benjy for his morning constitutional actually, we walk past a house...

Haircut, £5

OK, for some time my friends have called me a cheapskate because I only pay £5 to get my hair cut. I do point out that this is the going...

AI and recruitment

AI is changing the way we work. It could revolutionise the world of recruitment.

Where do Saints go now…?

It is too early to call for the St Johnstone manager's head. He is the greatest in our history and deserves more respect and more time.

AI, VAR and football as a computer game?

It's some time since I wrote a blog, or rather wrote one for myself. However, I thought I might keep my hand in by offering my thoughts...

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