WE MUST INVEST IN A FUTURE.
Byline: GORDON WADDELL
DON'T sweat it, Andy - there's always next year to come. But the big question is, do we have another one out there who can follow him all the way to the elite? Speaking to Rangers boss Walter Smith Walter Smith OBE (born February 24 1948 in Lanark) is a Scottish former football player, but is better known as a football manager. He is currently the manager of Scottish Premier League club Rangers, his second spell in that capacity with the club. the other day, the answer was yes - but unfortunately we won't find out because our government will simply never provide the necessary means for kids to do it.
Murray was a silver spoon kid in a silver spoon game.
Take Falkirk for example. Growing up, Dollar Park had the only public courts in the area. Yes the courts were ash but they were minted and they were mobbed in the summer.
Derelict Three Sundays ago I went back there and they were derelict.
Unlined, no nets, two kids had strung an old washing line between two of the poles to get a game.
There could be another 10 Andy Murrays out there but unless they've got parents who have a few quid and make the sacrifices for them, we'll never discover them with the public facilities we have.
In the league I played in you went to Strathblane, Dunblane, Linlithgow, Bridge of Allan Bridge of Allan is a town in Stirling council area in Scotland, just north of the city of Stirling. It was formerly administered by Stirlingshire and Central Regional Council. , Stirling - Scotland's middle-class waistline. All the clubs were private.
When will an MP or an MSP (1) (Management Service Provider or Managed Service Provider) An organization that manages a customer's computer systems and networks which are either located on the customer's premises or at a third-party datacenter. ever have the balls to address the lack of physical literacy among the bulk of our youth? We're lucky to have guys like Murray, Sir Chris Hoy Chris Hoy MBE (born March 23, 1976 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish track cyclist and Olympic Games gold and silver medal winner.
Prior to taking up track cycling, Hoy had raced BMX and competed at rowing for the Scottish junior team winning Silver in the 1993 British and Sir Alex Ferguson operating at the cutting edge of global sport.
But you're not telling me there aren't others who can follow them.
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