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Part 4: The Michael Marra biography: Football

Part 4: The Michael Marra biography: Football

The final instalment in an exclusive Courier serialisation of celebrated writer James Robertson’s biography on the Bard of Dundee. Playing football mattered hugely to Michael and his brothers, as Nicky Marra recalled: “Just underneath the line of...

today, 19:53 in Lifestyle
 
Hardie suspended under investigation as Edinburgh lose a second player in a week

Hardie suspended under investigation as Edinburgh lose a second player in a week

Edinburgh Rugby have been plunged into a second disciplinary crisis in a week with international back rower John Hardie joining captain Magnus Bradbury suspended from action. Hardie (29), capped 16 times for Scotland since coming from New Zealand in...

today, 17:49 in Sport
 
Discover the land down-under

Discover the land down-under

Australia – a country full of soul, colour and untamed natural wonders as far as the eye can see. From the red sands of the outback to the urban backdrops of the city, Australia is so much more than just a holiday destination, visiting can give you a...

today, 17:31 in Lifestyle
 
Dunfermline are missing Joe Cardle, admits boss Allan Johnston

Dunfermline are missing Joe Cardle, admits boss Allan Johnston

Allan Johnston admits Dunfermline have struggled to cope with the absence of Joe Cardle as they seek to rediscover their goal touch. The previously free-scoring Pars have scored just one goal in their last three outings, in sharp contrast to their...

today, 09:30 in Sport
 
Stefan Scougall can take heart from display against Rangers, says St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright

Stefan Scougall can take heart from display against Rangers, says St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright believes summer signing Stefan Scougall will be boosted by an impressive performance against Rangers. Saints lost out 3-0 last Friday but the midfielder was a thorn in the side of the Gers’ defence. One-time...

today, 09:04 in Sport
 
Dundee United boss Ray McKinnon delighted after midfielder suffers no reaction from return to training

Dundee United boss Ray McKinnon delighted after midfielder suffers no reaction from return to training

Dundee United boss Ray McKinnon has revealed that Scott Fraser has not suffered any reaction since returning to training earlier this week and the midfielder could even be in the squad to face Inverness at Tannadice on Saturday. The 22-year-old has...

today, 09:04 in Sport
 
Boss Neil McCann feels Dundee can travel anywhere with confidence after Parkhead performance

Boss Neil McCann feels Dundee can travel anywhere with confidence after Parkhead performance

Neil McCann believes that if his Dundee players can cause Celtic problems at Parkhead they can travel to any ground with confidence. The Dark Blues may have lost 1-0 at Celtic Park last Saturday and still be in search of their first away win in the...

today, 09:04 in Sport
 
Patience will be virtue for Dundee defender Cammy Kerr as he tries to win place back

Patience will be virtue for Dundee defender Cammy Kerr as he tries to win place back

Dundee defender Cammy Kerr has promised to be patient as he aims to win back his place in the team. Kerr was an unused substitute on Saturday as the Dark Blues put on a pretty decent defensive performance against Celtic and last started a game down at...

today, 09:04 in Sport
 

Dire Straits reunion ‘not on the horizon’, says band founder John Illsley ahead of Tayside gigs

Twenty two years after the break-up of Dire Straits, the band’s bassist John Illsley talks to Michael Alexander about being back on the road with a new band as he  heads to Dundee and Kinross on October 26 and 27. They’ve had their money for nothing,...

today, 08:33 in Lifestyle
 
Dundee band kicking up a Stoor at Jockrock 20th anniversary celebration in Glasgow

Dundee band kicking up a Stoor at Jockrock 20th anniversary celebration in Glasgow

Dundee quartet Stoor are taking part in the 20th anniversary Jockrock which takes place in Glasgow on October 20. Scottish’s longest-running indie music website Jockrock.org celebrates two decades since it crept onto the web (and into print) with a...

today, 07:51 in Lifestyle
 

Kelly holds his nerve for a hat-trick of Scottish titles

Chris Kelly did have a little wobble as he promised, but eventually the Glasgow man pulled away to his third M&H Logsitics Scottish Professional Championship with a wire-to-wire win at the King’s Course at Gleneagles. The 40-year-old, champion in...

yesterday, 22:09 in Sport
 
Seymour embraces the must-win situation against Leinster

Seymour embraces the must-win situation against Leinster

No matter how hard it seems that only the second game of Glasgow Warriors’ European campaign is already a “must win”, that’s the nature of the beast that is the European Rugby Champions Cup, believes Tommy Seymour. “I don’t think that’s unfair, I...

yesterday, 22:09 in Sport
 
Part 3: The Michael Marra biography: Songwriter, actor, artist

Part 3: The Michael Marra biography: Songwriter, actor, artist

The third in an exclusive four-part Courier serialisation of renowned Scottish writer James Robertson’s biography. Among the numerous projects to which Michael was committed in the late 1990s was another major theatre production: he wrote the songs...

yesterday, 19:51 in Lifestyle
 
St Johnstone’s Michael O’Halloran ready to return at Murrayfield

St Johnstone’s Michael O’Halloran ready to return at Murrayfield

St Johnstone loan star Michael O’Halloran will return to action against Hearts. The attacker collected the Ladbrokes player of the month award for August before suffering an ankle injury against Dundee four weeks ago. He missed a home win over...

yesterday, 17:14 in Sport
 
Smacking ban will label parents ‘child abusers’, says Abertay academic

Smacking ban will label parents ‘child abusers’, says Abertay academic

Ministers are labelling parents “child abusers” by pursuing a smacking ban, says a Dundee academic. Dr Stuart Waiton, from Abertay University, said putting a form of discipline on a legal par with a random street attack is “fantasy” and part of a...

yesterday, 16:33 in Politics
 


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