Scotland’s back in the big time

It’s happened.  It’s actually happened.  Scotland have qualified for a major tournament, the Euros, and ended 22 years of footballing exile. It feels surreal that after years, decades really, of enduring glorious failure that what must have been a curse has lifted from our national game and we’re back to where we should be. What made the difference this time? It would be easy to be cynical, as we have been in our defeats.  We won a third-rate Nations League group then stumbled to victory — Read more →

2020 US Presidential Election predictions

Tonight marks the culmination of the 2020 US Presidential election, and it’s been a race like no other. Four years ago Donald Trump ripped up the playbook and then proceeded to set it on fire by claiming a shock victory over Hillary Clinton.  He then embarked on one of the most erratic and divisive spells the White House has ever seen.  And that was all before the world was hit by a once-in-100-years pandemic that the US was ill-equipped to cope with. His challenger is — Read more →