The Top Ten reasons we love the Scots and their football (not counting our last meeting)
This weekend’s clash is not just a huge game for the hosts. A resurgent Scotland are looking to qualify for their first major tournament in almost two decades. Michael Wood of ScottishFans.org gives the view from the visiting Tartan Army.
Twenty-five years on from Italia 90, we’ve gathered together footage of the television coverage surrounding Ireland’s remarkable maiden World Cup voyage under Jack Charlton, from the heady days of Italia 90 qualification through to the finals themselves when RTE’s pioneering coverage rewrote the manual on football punditry.
Before the friendly with England, legendary manager Jack Charlton was introduced to the crowd and was moved to tears by the reception by both sets of fans. Watching him sing along to ‘Put Em Under Pressure’ and then the Irish national anthem will live long in the memory, just like his time in charge.