Scotland's men can learn some lessons from the successes enjoyed by our women's team says Julie Fleeting
ACHIEVING success at the highest level of any sport inspires kids who need heroes and role models.
Look at the popularity of tennis after Andy Murray’s heroics gave it a bounce.
And Scotland’s medal haul at Commonwealth and Olympic Games has been a catalyst for club memberships to rocket.
That’s why it’s a tragedy Scotland’s men’s football is on a downward spiral.
The men’s team’s failure in the qualifiers against Lithuania and Slovakia last week leaves their World Cup hopes on the edge.
Imagine the boost to our esteem that would come with winning a place at a major finals after so long on... read more
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