Scotland's Sporting Curiosities
by Jim Craig
Jim Craig is ideally suited to assessing and recording the quality of players, the expertise of managers and all the fascinating historical facts and ... Show synopsis Jim Craig is ideally suited to assessing and recording the quality of players, the expertise of managers and all the fascinating historical facts and statistics connected with football, but he also a first-rate knowledge of the whole range of sports in Scotland, from bowling, boxing and climbing to sailing, snooker and swimming. He is also a gifted storyteller with a keen eye for detail and an ear for a humorous tale. In this wide-ranging collection of sporting stories he selects some of his favourite sporting stories and anecdotes. In one sense the book is about the nation of Scotland, since it concentrates on the distinguished achievements of Scottish sportsmen and women both at home and abroad, but it is also liberally peppered with some of the more unusual stories connected with Scottish sport, making it both an essential book of reference for the serious sports historian and an entertaining read for the amateur. His unique style and presentation, allied with his superb professional knowledge, make it a fascinating window into the Scots and their sporting world, and ranges from earliest times right up to the 2004 Olympics.