Monthly Archives: November 2014


Good piece this about the late Arthur Montford who died yesterday. A legend of Scottish sports broadcasting and a fellow Morton fan.
RIP Arthur.

David Farrell's Football from the Inside

Legend is a word that is used all too freely in football. Players who are very good, even World class, are sprayed with this wonderful word that encompasses the true dimension of being the best, yet few deserve it.

One man, who can rightly be described as a football legend, was Arthur Montford.

I only met Arthur a few times, having been privileged to play football in an era where broadcasters were not the perceived stars of the show they are today. Unassuming, yet somehow assertive, with a presence that belied his manner, Arthur was a true legend.

I grew up watching Scotsport (and Sportscene). They became a staple of the football diet and, Sunday dinner wasn’t complete without the Scotsport tune in the background and the dulcet, eccentric tones of Arthur Montford describing the action. The game never seemed dull when Arthur was commentating and that in my opinion…

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What you see is what you hit?

As I said in the original blogs comments section…
Our club hosted this years Dutch National Championship 3D, I also shot at last years. The NHB (Nederlands Handboog Bond – Dutch Archery Association)) allow binoculars but they have to be checked by a NHB referee that they are not range finders. It was mostly compound shooters that used them, and watching them check the target once or twice, take the shot, then check the shot with binos started narking my instinctive archery , bowhunter recurve mind hahaha 🙂 I got impatient watching them, when I wasn’t even shooting myself.

My Archery Experiences

First view from Red peg First view from Red peg

In the NFAS archers are not allowed to use any spotting scopes or binoculars before or after they have shot. Some classes are allowed sights on their bows but no binoculars or spotting scopes.
In the upcoming AGM this is going to be discussed as there is a proposal for sighted classes to be allowed to use binos but lose the option of target cards (small book showing target faces which they allowed to review prior to shooting).
The topic is being hotly debated in club houses, forums and on the Facebook site by some so I thought it worth putting a few views across and invite readers thoughts.

Firstly some brief history

To my knowledge binoculars have never been allowed as an aid to the archer. Marshalls have used them when assisting on a course but not the archers.
A few years ago there had…

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#DrMattTaylor #Rosetta #10KLikesForDrTaylor

Long time no post, but hey…

Today is a day of support for Dr Matt Taylor who landed a robot on a comet, but gets pilloried by feminists for the choice of shirt he wore.
Meanwhile Kim Kardasian gets her backside out on the interweb.


By wearing a silly shirt today I’m showing my support.
#DrMattTaylor #Rosetta #10KLikesForDrTaylor