LET’S face it, not everyone believed that Scotland’s football team would defeat World Cup runners-up, France, in Paris, as they did on Wednesday evening.
Including Mark Donaldson, head of sport at Edinburgh-based radio station, talk107. He was so convinced Scotland couldn’t do it, he unwisely vowed to wear a dress to work yesterday if he was wrong.
Spike is sure you looked good in the outfit, Mark.
Meanwhile, in Glasgow, the Evening Times newspaper enjoyed the moment by replacing the date on its cover to ‘The day after our greatest win’.
Also, its editions were renamed: Great news edition, Great news extra and Great night special – instead of the usual, ‘Late news’, etc.
And thanks to eagle-eyed allmediascotland.com readers who spotted that a huge pic of Scotland’s travelling support, appearing on page three of yesterday’s Scottish Daily Mail, prominently included The Scottish Sun’s promotional red double-decker bus.
Except that all the identifying features, except a flash of red, was covered over by banners for a Tartan Army magazine.
P.S. What do former chief reporters of The Herald do on a Wednesday evening? Well, Iain Wilson – now working in PR, for First ScotRail – was spotted at 6pm at Queen Street rail station in Glasgow, overseeing a customer feedback session.
Hopefully, the ‘come, talk to us’ invite didn’t attract too many commuters, so that he could catch the Scotland match on the telly.