THE stock reaction is that Bayern v Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final is really an "early final": these are, supposedly, the two best sides in the world and wouldn't it have been nice if they had faced off in Berlin instead?
IN a world in which female football players struggle to garner a fraction of the media coverage that their male counterparts attract, it should have been encouraging to see an article about women's football as one of the top stories on the BBC website, as it was at the start of this week.
The Secrets of Sports Direct (C4) sent an undercover reporter into the company, the UK's biggest sports retailer, to find out why the gargantuan company is doing so well when it treats its staff and customers with laughing contempt.
When Joss Whedon brought together the different Marvel heroes for Avengers Assemble, the group outing proved to be a collective marvel, a sum surpassing its parts that was funny and characterful, inventive and exciting.
As the construction industry in Scotland gears up to deliver more homes, schools, offices and infrastructure, it needs more than ever to inspire the most talented people to meet these challenges - our future workforce.