Sad to hear of the death of legendary sportswriter Hugh McIlvanney. He and his late younger brother and ‘father of Tartan Noir’ crime writer William have been affectionately parodied in Scotland for years for their eloquent opining on fitba’. But the key word is affectionately. I won’t rehash the many thoughtful obituaries but given that the paper with which Hugh was probably most associated is The Observer this one is probably the pick of the bunch. Not sure whether the YouTube clip of the doc Busby, Stein & Shankly – The Football Men is narrated by Hugh or William but Hugh had a major input into it either way.