Another glorious Scottish failure

Like Scotland in the World Cup group stages, the Scottish football magazine Fitba only managed three appearances before vanishing from sight nearly 21 years ago. Its Publisher, Fraser Allen, reveals the inside story of Rod Stewart’s brother, a chain-smoking Scottie dog, dropping Frank McAvennie in a spot of bother and free stovies. (Originally published in Nutmeg magazine — subscribe today for more great football writing).

A flattering letter from two former Cabinet ministers inviting me to participate in the ‘Parliamentary Review’, was not all that it seemed. I ended up feeling scammed and wondering how politicians can be so out of touch with the concerns of business owners.

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Fraser Allen

I help organisations with their content and communications, produce the Scottish Business Network podcast and curate social media for the Library of Mistakes.

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