It’s a Numbers Game

Football club, Pollok Juniors’ victory over the might of Kirkcudbright’s St Cuthbert Wanderers, in their historic first entry into the Scottish Cup, attracted some highly excited predictions about how far the Glasgow club is from glory.

The Sunday Mail had them nine wins from Europe; the Sunday Herald reckoned it was six.

But by Spike’s no doubt flawed reckoning, given that the runners-up of the Scottish Cup can no longer qualify for the UEFA