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Scottish Rugby Blog Podcast: 10 Years Of Tears


The podcast is back with a very special edition to celebrate 10 years of the blog.

At the back end of 2007 two Scotland fans thought it would be a good idea to set up a blog all about Scottish rugby. 10 years later the blog is still going strong despite the frustrations associated with following Scottish rugby internationally and domestically.

In this episode of the podcast Cammy chats to Rory and Al about what possessed them to start the blog, the influence of the Dan Parks Ass Pat and whether things have actually changed at Edinburgh.

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The Scottish Rugby Podcast brings you the best in informal chat and discussion about Scottish Rugby. Each week during the season we put out a 40 minute podcast suitable for all listeners, covering all the latest news and key analysis of the big matches. 

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10 Responses

  1. I still have the Glasgow/Munster Pro12 final recording, and dust it down at least once a month when ever I feel down. Great podcast guys ….but as youtube is a video service any thoughts on doing webcast?

    1. We have but:
      1) we just about managed to get good sound quality on skype with 3 of us on audio only so video might break our current set up and I ain’t paying for fibre broadband (unless we find an advertiser but I kinda want to avoid that)
      2) No one wants to look at our faces let alone three older guys wearing headsets in their front/spare rooms. We’ll leave that stuff to the young vloggers

      1. I agree cammy , that profile picture is horrible enough (please change it for the love of god)

  2. We could possibly use Youtube to showcase some of Al (Ross)’s excellent photography… to accompany the sound.

    Also, I’d like to point out (on behalf of Al K) that it was Bortolussi that missed the kick in ’07 not Troncon. And Amorosino scored for Arg not Imhoff. But other than that he was right about EVERYTHING.

    1. Age and beer have addled the memory…I’d have got away with it was it not for that darn pesky Editor!

  3. Re: stuff to see in ten years’ time…

    If Ireland don’t get the 2023 RWC, I’d like to see Scotland and Ireland have a tilt at it, with a revamped 85k+ Murrayfield (no schitty running track and a larger, steeper East Stand) hosting the final.

    New Aberdeen and Dundee stadia, plus soccerball grounds in the west. Why not?

  4. Stuff to see in 10 years: “Jonny Gray leads Scotland out onto the Murrayfield pitch for his 120th cap in front of 80,000 supporters. It’s his 75th cap as captain and 50th partnering Scott Cummings in the boiler room. Scotland haven’t lost a game for 14 months, and at Murrayfield for over three. They have held the Calcutta cup for 5. Zander Fagerson, the grizzled old campaigner, walks out onto the pitch for his 99th cap and is overtaken by his more exuberant younger brother Matt, who sprints on for his 60th. As hosts, and with the impressive Kinghorn as top try scorer so far, Scotland are expected to beat the All Blacks in this afternoons World Cup Final.”

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