$740,000 of whisky poured down the drain

Thousands of litres of Scotch whisky worth $740,000 has been lost after being accidentally washed down the drain at a bottling factory in Scotland. About 18,000 litres of the spirit was flushed out last Tuesday when the fluid was mistaken for waste water. Chivas Brothers of Dumbarton said it was investigating an ‘accidental loss’ after … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

What a wonderful Melbourne Cup meeting. The fashions the fantastic horses, and the stars come out to enjoy the fun and hopefully win some cash. Green Moon was outstanding and an easy winner. I expect him to be back next year to win it again.  Excuses for our tip?…you cannot expect him to win when … [Read the full story]

Bon Scott to have monument erected in Scotland

AC/DC singer Bon Scott, who died aged 33 in 1980, is to have a monument honouring him erected in his hometown of Kirriemuir. Scott was born in nearby Forfar in Scotland in 1946, before his family moved to Australia when he was six, and a Kirriemuir community group want to honour their local hero by … [Read the full story]

Mike Harris wouldn’t even get a look-in in NRL

New Zealand-born Queensland fly half Mike Harris appears to be well in the mix to wear the Wallabies No.10 jersey in next Tuesday’s Test against Scotland in Newcastle. Harris lined-up at five-eighth during the Wallabies train-on squad’s oppose session on Wednesday, and is a realistic option to call the shots against Scotland should coach Robbie … [Read the full story]

Aministrators to avoid cost-cutting at Rangers

Administrators are accelerating the sale of financially-crippled Rangers with a view to avoiding implementing “very severe” cost-cutting measures. Duff & Phelps had hoped talks with players, their agents, manager Ally McCoist and PFA Scotland would bring about wage cuts with the club needing to save $6.68 million this season. In the wake of talks stalling … [Read the full story]

Rangers in desperate need of saving

Administrators are accelerating the sale of financially-crippled Rangers with a view to avoiding implementing “very severe” cost-cutting measures. Duff & Phelps had hoped talks with players, their agents, manager Ally McCoist and PFA Scotland would bring about wage cuts with the club needing to save $6 million this season. In the wake of talks stalling earlier … [Read the full story]

UGLY…Poms don’t know how to play any other way

England would rather “win ugly” than risk a loss to Scotland in the old rivals’ Rugby World Cup 2011 clash, according to halfback Ben Youngs. The northern teams’ onus on defensive play and kicking is often derided by attack-focused southern hemisphere sides but the No.9 insists “it’s all about winning”. The clash is expected to … [Read the full story]

Rugby World Cup 2011 – this weekends line-up

South Africa v Samoa, 30/9 5:30pm (EST), Albany South Africa (15-1): Patrick Lambie; JP Pietersen, Jaque Fourie, Frans Steyn, Bryan Habana; Morne Steyn, Fourie du Preez; Pierre Spies, Schalk Burger, Heinrich Brussow; Victor Matfield (captain), Danie Rossouw; Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis, Tendai Mtawarira. Res: John Smit, Gurthro Steenkamp, CJ van der Linde, Willem … [Read the full story]

Is this ‘The Scheme’ of things to come out of Pommieland?

It caused its fair share of controversy when it was first shown on BBC Scotland last year. And now viewers in the rest of the UK have had the chance to see what all the fuss is about after fly-on-the-wall documentary series The Scheme made its debut on BBC One last week. First shown in … [Read the full story]

Of course the Bay City Rollers were on drugs, you have to be to look that ridiculous

Les McKeown is eating his full English very daintily, carving teeny strips off his fried egg, neatly dissecting his grilled tomato, sawing his fried bread into immaculate soldiers, and talking in startling detail about his sex life. ‘I basically tried everything, threesomes, foursomes, women, men, all the extremes,’ he says brightly. ‘At one stage there … [Read the full story]

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