I am a football obsessive and general utility man in the Sunday Herald and Herald's sports coverage since 2001. A failed amateur player, my journalism apprenticeship was served at the Press Association, the Sunday Times and the Daily Mail. I am passionate about the role sport has to play in Scottish life. Other interests include tennis, cycling, NFL, cricket, golf, snooker, and sports politics.
Some might say that is akin to a life sentence, but it was mostly a labour of love. I say mostly because, for all the high points, like dealing day-to-day with the wayward genius that was Andy Ritchie or Allan McGraw's flying Finns of the mid-1990s, his affection for the place was sorely tested by Hugh Scott, the controversial former owner. This was the man who took the club into administration, alienated the support, threatened to sell up to all manner of shadowy figures and generally seemed to pioneer the Craig Whyte blueprint for running a football club.