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Volume 6 No. 216

International Football

Former Scottish First Minister Henry McLeish "is confident Scottish football is beginning to put its house in order, but feels 'the mark of respect for a credible game' will come with sponsorship of all its competitions," according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. McLeish was commissioned in '09 by then-Scottish FA President George Peat "to come up with a series of recommendations aimed at improving the game in Scotland, the findings of which were published the following year." McLeish "revealed his delight that more than 95 per cent of the 103 recommendations are either completed or under way." However, the new league setup and the League Cup "has yet to attract a sponsor." McLeish said, "The mark of respect for a credible game is when we have sponsors for everything we do. We don't have them" (DAILY RECORD, 8/1).