The Union and Faulds kick off

While English football flounders, the game is alive and kicking for the proud Scots, who currently top their World Cup qualifying group.

In fact, spirits are so high north of the border that two of Scotland’s rival ad agencies have been battling it out for the title of table football champions. The Union and Faulds went head-to-head over two legs, with The Union storming to a 14-4 win on aggregate.

Jim Marshall, board director at Faulds, will be crestfallen given that he was a table football champion in his university days. But any crowing from The Union’s footy-mad creatives has been tempered by managing director Ian McAteer. He’s understandably delighted at thrashing his rivals, but adds: “I’m slightly concerned that our creatives are so expert at this game – they’re only supposed to play it in their lunch break!”

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