A funny thing happened to Mark Weston on the way to the biggest game of his life. He ended up holding the loot from an armed robbery. When he told his team-mates at Scottish Cup giantkillers Ochil United they realized they were the only ones who knew where the money was: would they really do the right thing? Or would they give it back?
BILL LECKIE's first book, Penthouse And Pavement , was released in September 1999 and shot straight to the top of the sales charts. Two years later he collaborated with part-time footballer Des McKeown on another hit, Don't Give Up The Day Job . Charlie Spuds is his first novel and he is now working on a follow up to Penthouse and Pavement and a collection of his Scottish Sun columns. Bill became addicted to writing when his primary school headmaster, Sam McDougall, sorted it for him to cover a St Mirren match for the Paisley Pictorial at age EIGHT. He has been in newspapers since 1981, working for the Clydebank Press, Clydebank Post, Paisley & Renfrewshire Gazette, Govan Post and Paisley Daily Express before moving into national newspapers in 1988. He had a short spell on Scotland 's first-ever national sports paper, The Daily Winner - short because it closed after 51 issues. He also had a short spell on David Murray's Sunday Scot - short because it closed after six months. Since then, he had edited the cult hit Scottish Football Today , been sports editor of The Daily Record , covered English football for Scotland On Sunday but has always been happiest back at The Scottish Sun , it says here. Since 1997, he has been the paper's sports columnist, covering the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, Euro 2000 and Euro 2004 and a string of European club finals as well as more than 700 domestic matches at every ground in Scotland . He named Scottish Sports Journalist of the Year in 1999 and in 2003 shared the award with Sunday Times writer Richard Wilson.