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Only once in my life have I feared being lynched by a baying mob of England fans due to the inflammatory actions of a nine-year-old family member, writes Craig Goldthorp.

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Ian Watt spent five seasons playing at Carluke Rovers

Lanark United view Ian Watt as direct replacement for departed top scorer Ronan Kearney

A Lanark United spokesman reckons new signing Ian Watt will thrive on the magnificent grass playing surface at Moor Park, writes Craig Goldthorp.

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David Weatherston has previewed the World Cup competitors. He is an ambassador for Support in Mind Scotland. Picture John Devlin.

World Cup 2018: David Weatherston’s preview

The greatest show on earth is upon us today when Russia kick off against Saudi Arabia.

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View from the stands as Scotland take on Brazil in 1982

What we miss as Scotland fans: the 1982 World Cup revisited

One of the lucky ones, sports writer Ian MacLean is the only member of the Johnston Press Weeklies Sport department to follow Scotland at a World Cup.
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Ryan McWilliams is pictured playing for East Stirling in a 5-1 Third Division defeat against Rangers at Ibrox in August 2012 (Pic by Robert Perry)

Lesmahagow Juniors sign ex-senior keeper Ryan McWilliams

Lesmahagow Juniors manager Robert Irving has been extremely busy in the transfer market by making 11 new signings this summer.

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Jamie McKenzie (centre) with Forth committee men Dougie McKendrick (left) and Stuart Smith. The clubs 2016 league title win was marked by Coach of the Year and Team of the Years prizes being awarded to them at last years Clydesdale Sports Council Sports Personality of the Year Awards.

Jamie McKenzie: Gartcairn is dream job for me but I leave Forth with heavy heart

Forth Wanderers manager Jamie McKenzie has revealed that he will leave his Kingshill Park job with a heavy heart this summer.

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Stephen McManus with some of our grassroots footballing heroes

Vote for your grassroots footballing heroes!

Nominations have opened for the Scottish FA Grassroots Awards presented by McDonald’s and the Sunday Mail, recognising grassroots volunteers and football clubs all over Scotland.

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Action from Friday night's 2-2 draw between Lesmahagow and Forth (Pic by Elaine Robertson)

Forth close to relegation after only taking one point from two matches

A lacklustre performance saw Forth Wanderers draw 2-2 against local rivals Lesmahagow at Craighead Park on Friday night, damaging Forth’s survival prospects in the process.

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The four divisions have seen an increase in footfall. Picture: Alan Murray

Surge in football attendances at SPFL grounds

More people than ever before are watching Scottish football.

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Jamie McKenzie (centre) with Forth committee men Dougie McKendrick (left) and Stuart Smith. The clubs 2016 league title win was marked by Coach of the Year and Team of the Years prizes being awarded to them at last years Clydesdale Sports Council Sports Personality of the Year Awards.

Forth Wanderers boss Jamie McKenzie to quit for Gartcairn this summer

Forth Wanderers manager Jamie McKenzie has revealed that he will leave the Kingshill club this summer to take over at Airdrie junior outfit Gartcairn.

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Jubilant Carluke Hearts players celebrate their Miller Cup triumph in Edinburgh (Submitted pic)

Fitting send off for Joe Hill as Carluke Hearts won Miller Cup!

Amateur outfit Carluke Hearts produced a fitting send off for departing manager Joe Hill by winning the Miller Cup in thrilling fashion.

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Motherwell goalie Trevor Carson

Move to Motherwell was hero goalie Trevor Carson's big break

When goalkeeper Trevor Carson joined Motherwell from relegated English League Two outfit Hartlepool United on a three-year contract for the paltry sum of £10,000 last summer, it’s fair to say that no-one was expecting miracles.

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Craig Brown pictured during his tenure as Scotland manager

Craig Brown reckons Scotland will qualify for 2020 Euros

Ex-Scotland gaffer Craig Brown is confident that current incumbent Alex McLeish can lead Scotland to the 2020 European Championships.

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Action from Saturday's Dunipace v Lanark United match (Pic by Craig Halkett)

Strang and Kearney goals give Lanark United win at Dunipace

On a heavy pitch, second half goals by Callum Strang and Ronan Kearney gave Lanark United a 2-0 McBookie.com Central Division 2 success at Dunipace on Saturday.

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Lesmahagow manager Robert Irving

Lesmahagow Juniors beat Shotts 2-1 to boost hopes of beating drop

Lesmahagow Juniors gave themselves a fighting chance of avoiding the drop with a deserved 2-1 home victory over Shotts last night (Wednesday) writes Craig Goldthorp.

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The winning Milton Rovers 2008s squad (Submitted pic)

Milton Rovers 2008s footballers net Futsal final honours

Milton Rovers 2008s battled to a well earned 6-2 victory over St Cadocs 2008s from East Renfrewshire in the Joga Futsal Winter League Cup final on March 18.

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Lanark United ace Ronan Kearney

Lanark United get first victory under new manager Colin Slater

On a near perfect playing surface at Moor Park, Lanark United got their first victory under new gaffer Colin Slater with an excellent all round performance in a 3-1 success against promotion hopefuls St Anthony’s on Saturday, writes Craig Martin.

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Rossvales Gary Giffin nets one of his double which helped earn a 4-2 victory over Lesmahagow Juniors on Saturday (Pic by Helen Templeton)

Lesmahagow stay in deep relegation danger after loss at leaders Rossvale

Despite a late revival, struggling Lesmahagow Juniors went down to a 4-2 McBookie.com Central Division 1 defeat at leaders Rossvale on Saturday.

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Hopefully all the snow will have cleared from John Cumming Stadium pitch to allow this Saturday's semi-final to go ahead

Carluke Hearts AFC face massive semi-final encounter

Local amateur outfit Carluke Hearts have a massive match against Bonnyrigg Rose AFC this Saturday in the McDonald Cup semi-finals.

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