Nineties Edinburgh: 25 nostalgic photos of Edinburgh in 1996, the year Trainspotting film was released
The city’s world-famous Hogmanay street party was at its peak. A free event in those days, celebrations that year were recognised by the Guinness Book of Records at the world's largest New Year party, with a staggering 400,000 people in attendance.
A young Stephen Hendry was in his pomp. The snooker ace, from South Queensferry, received the Evening News’ sports personality of the year award in 1996, which surely takes equal pride of place alongside the seven World Snooker Championship titles on his mantelpiece.
Owen Farrell decided to step back from England duties to protect his and his family’s mental health after the pressure of international captaincy, including being booed by his own fans, became overbearing.
Manchester United have scored nine goals in three Champions League away matches, and not won any of them. That is more than Borussia Dortmund, Lazio, Inter Milan, Real Sociedad and PSV Eindhoven, all of whom have already qualified for the knockout stages, have each scored in five games in the competition this term.
The cross was delivered by Bukayo Saka, and the finishing touch was provided by Kai Havertz, but Arsenal’s winner at Brentford would never have materialised without the work of Martin Odegaard in the build-up.
A changing of the guard within the England squad after the World Cup had been expected. Given the presence of four-year cycles in the international rugby zeitgeist, which crescendos up to rugby’s blue riband event, every squad undergoes a natural obsolescence. Steve Borthwick will have been preparing for such.