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BBC Sport | 18:15 UK time, Monday, 19 November 2007

Richard Irvine-Brown - BBC Sport Interactive

A crunch weekend of Euro qualifiers means a bulging inbox of questions.

Many of you (Scottish, English, and others) were disappointed that Scotland v Italy was not on BBC television. The answer to that is that international football is sold in packages and often years in advance. With the Euro qualifiers the broadcasting rights were split (with Sky) so that the BBC had the Scotland away fixtures, and England home fixtures. Obviously it would have been nice to have screened the drama from Hampden on the BBC, but we were not able to decide to do the game just because it turned out to have so much riding on it, and it was not a straight choice between the Scotland match or the England one.

Coincidentally, and in response to the many fans that have been in contact, the only match televised, in full, on the BBC on Saturday was Northern Ireland's battling win over Denmark. The game was not just on BBC TWO NI but made available throughout the UK on BBCi, Radio 5 Live and online.

So, in case you missed it, there was a match report on tv and online here. As well as interviews with Aaron Hughes and David Healy, and a photo gallery commemorating his record-breaking marksmanship.

David Healy celebrates following Northern Ireland's win over Denmark

For anyone confused by our analysis of England's chances of topping their qualifying group, yes, if England won 1-0 they would have a superior goal difference to Croatia, but head-to-head results count first in these qualifiers (if the teams are level on points).

But, in between all this roundballing, where was our coverage of newly-crowned World Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx? It was here, prominent on our Motorsport page, and included an interview with Andy after his great win. As with Daryl Peach's victory last week, we do try to cover British triumphs but, if it is in a less well-known tournament or sport, it might sometimes be less prominent.

And did you enjoy the darts? Honestly, I watched our coverage all weekend, so how did ITV do? No silly acrimony or rivalry (you may have guessed that we've split the rights package, see above) - the BBC had the Winmau World Masters and ITV has the Grand Slam. How was the coverage in comparison?

A final note to say thanks to all of you that offered your tributes to Mike Gregory.

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