Crunch match looming

THEY are both undefeated, and they’re playing tomorrow evening. The pen may be mightier than the sword, but in the hands of some political hacks, so too is the pool cue.

In a pool league involving teams recruited from the Scottish Parliament, tomorrow sees a Press team, comprising the likes of Paul Hutcheon from the Sunday Herald and Tom Gordon from the Sunday Times, take on political magazine, Holyrood – whose stars include Rory Cahill.

Or should that be Paul ‘The Hustler’ Hutcheon, Tom ‘ Dead Eye’ Gordon, and Rory ‘Cool Hand’ Cahill?

Having played three and won three, Holyrood, top the table. But the Press will be fancying their chances after trouncing Labour a whopping 8-0 last week. They sit second in the table, their record reading: played two, won two.

In third place lie the broadcasters, who defeated the Greens last week, 5-3, in a match described as “tight”.

Labour, the Tories and the Greens all nestle at the bottom of the table, on a ‘joint ticket’ of zero points. The LibDems don’t even have a team. Also tomorrow evening, the SNP (like the Press, played two, won two) take on the Tories.