Jim Coleman, Glasgow's deputy leader, was effusive about the benefits of sport for the good folks of Easterhouse. He recalled at the Gorbals conference an interview with a 50-plus housewife who had taken to hillwalking thanks to a women's sport initiaive.
It had changed her life, brought her new zest and opened her eyes to a new world. "I got rid of the thing in the corner," she confessed.
"You mean the telly?"
"Naw, ma husband," she cheerfully replied.
Such a sport.