Scottish Football News

Scottish Gossip: Match-fixing rumours “ludicrous”, Hearts manager search, Celtic, Rangers, Hibs


FOOTBALL GOSSIP Dunfermline chairman Ross McArthur admits the club are the focus of an investigation from the SFA on their 2013 administration but rubbishes internet rumours of historic match-fixing involving Rangers. (Daily Record)[1] Premiership clubs will be allowed to field two senior players as “mentors” in their colt sides participating in the Irn Bru Cup. (Daily Record)[2] Rangers midfielder Ryan ...

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Q&A with Hearts manager Robbie Neilson ahead of trip to Estonia


After their narrow 2-1 win over FC Infonet last week, Hearts travel to Estonia looking to avoid the embarrassment of being knocked out of Europa League qualifying before the domestic season gets underway. I’ve been speaking to boss Robbie Neilson who is adamant his side must go there and score to be sure of progression. How is the squad looking ...

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Matt Ritchie joins list of highest transfers for Scotland players


Matt Ritchie has joined Steven Fletcher in becoming the joint most expensive Scotland international on a day when both found new employers in the English Championship. The circumstances of their moves could not be more contrasting and reflect careers that are travelling in opposite directions. Both have moved down a division. But, while Fletcher has been picked from the list ...

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Injury-time goals see Dons snatch victory


Stoppage time goals from Niall McGinn and Adam Rooney left Aberdeen with a far more comfortable Europa League return leg after a night of tension and drama at Pittodrie. Intense pressure finally paid off with Shay Logan’s close range volley putting Derek McInnes’ side in front. Julien Klein drew the visitors level after a corner was not cleared, and Ash ...

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Euro 2016: Scots prepare to watch the party from the outside


It’s a condition that afflicts me around this time every two years. The symptoms? Anxiety, a propensity to dwell in the past and insecurity over the future. But I’m not the only Scot suffering big tournament angst over who to support at another major tournament finals It’s particularly acute ahead of Euro 2016. Twenty-four nations from Albania to Wales have ...

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Anthony Stokes: Rotherham interest as striker leaves Celtic


Celtic have confirmed the departure of striker Anthony Stokes. The 27-year-old leaves as a free agent after the Scottish champions decided against triggering a clause for another year on his contract. The Republic of Ireland international moved to Celtic Park in 2010 and scored 77 goals in 192 games. Stokes spent the second half of last season on loan at ...

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Mark O'Hara: Dundee sign defender from Kilmarnock


Dundee have signed defender Mark O’Hara from Scottish Premiership rivals Kilmarnock. The 20-year-old has been involved in Killie’s first team over the past four seasons, debuting at 16 in 2012. He has also been capped at Under-21 level for Scotland. “He is a player that fits the bill perfectly,” Dundee manager Paul Hartley told his club website.[1] “Mark is at ...

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Scotland Women ready to reach Euro 2017 'by themselves' – Anna Signeul


Scotland Women’s coach Anna Signeul believes Tuesday’s 1-0 win[1] in Belarus proves her side are ready to claim their place in a first major finals. Signeul admits the Scots were “mentally hurt” by last week’s shock 4-0[2] home Euro 2017 qualifying defeat by Iceland. But victory in Minsk leaves them ranked the best of the second-placed teams[3] ahead of their ...

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