A Football First for The Herald?

It was, in fairness, a friendly match of inevitably limited consequence, but it hasn't gone unnoticed among a couple of allmediascotland.com's more avid readers that The Herald newspaper may have scored a first today in reporting yesterday's friendly football match between Slovenia and Scotland using press agency copy.

The match – which ended 1-1 – carried the byline of 'Martin McMillan', a 'house name' to denote agency copy.

No-one was available at The Herald to comment.

The Scotsman, meanwhile, carried a couple of extensive reports about the match by Alan Pattullo.