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Pass masters: Man City, Ajax and Rangers head possession ranking. Celtic in top 10

November 19 – Manchester City, Ajax and Glasgow Rangers head a ranking of European clubs by possession in the latest report from the CIES Football Observatory.

QPR boss says UEFA and FIFA treat racism complaints ‘like a broken seat in the stadium’

November 1 – English Championship club Queens Park Rangers have accused both FIFA and UEFA of brushing a racism complaint under the carpet as they wait to hear whether action will be taken over an incident that prompted their under-18 team to abandon a game in Spain...

UEFA disciplinary focus back on Celtic and Lazio fans ahead of clash in Rome

October 31 – Celtic and Lazio have been charged by UEFA after fans participated in “illicit chanting” during the Europa League group clash between the two teams last week.

Another flare-up at Celtic. UEFA charge club for 17th time

October 9 – Celtic have been charged by UEFA for fans setting off fireworks just over two weeks after being fined for the use of flares and throwing objects.

Rangers hero and Dutch ‘warrior’ Fernando Ricksen dies, aged 43

September 19 – Former Rangers and Netherlands player Fernando Ricksen has passed away at the age of 43 following a brutal six-year battle with motor neurons disease ALS.

Rangers fans keep up their sectarian abuse, UEFA keep sanctioning them

August 30 – Glasgow Rangers appear to have still not learned their lesson when it comes to sectarian abuse after being found guilty of a second charge by UEFA...

Rangers fans told to end sectarian abuse as UEFA focus centres on Europa League tie

August 28 – Scotland manager Steve Clarke Scotland hopes a UEFA ban on Glasgow Rangers will help the club eradicate racist behaviour.

QPR U-18s walk off as racism mars pre-season friendly in Spain

August 15 – English Championship club Queens Park Rangers have called on UEFA to intervene after their under-18 team were forced to leave the pitch during a recent friendly in Spain because of racism.

Porto and Celtic crash out of Champions League on a night of surprises

August 14 – Porto and Celtic were the shock losers on a dramatic night of Champions League qualifying action on Tuesday.

Club value: Real Madrid bully Man Utd off top, Liverpool and Spurs leap up, Celtic join the party

By Paul Nicholson May 29 – A new ranking of the value of European clubs on first glance shows few immediate surprise but a deeper look at the numbers shows the stunning growth in value of these football businesses over the past three years in comparison to other industries and Europe’s economy in general...

Celtic top list of SPFL payouts, close to double that of Rangers

May 24 – Celtic top the list of interim payouts being made to clubs by the Scotland Professional Football League (SPFL).

Sunderland boss paid £1.9m as club plummets and losses mount

April 30 – Former Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain received more than £1 million in compensation last year even though the Scot oversaw two consecutive relegations during his tenure and enacted huge cost-cutting at the club, according to Sunderland’s financial accounts.

Profits at Leicester’s Foxes slump by more than £90m

By David Owen March 7 – Leicester City’s financial fairy tale came to an abrupt end in the year to end-May 2018 after their on-pitch exploits of recent seasons.

Scottish clubs red card local refs demanding infusion of higher quality officials

February 21 – Scottish football officials are considering bringing in English or even overseas referees to put a stop to some of the atrocious decision-making this season according to unconfirmed reports.

Glasgow Rangers clinch Al-Kass International Cup title

By Abdelaziz Abuhamar February 18 – Glasgow Rangers became the 2019 champions of the U17 Al-Kass International Cup, a football tournament organized annually in Qatar by the Al-Kass TV channel since 2012.

Inside World Football · Nov 14, 2018

FC Nantes completes eFootball.Pro League club line up for December launch

November 14 – France’s FC Nantes will complete the six-team line-up of clubs for the first season of the eFootball.Pro League, the esports competition that will be played using KONAMI’s Pro Evolution Soccer video game.

Inside World Football · Nov 14, 2018
Inside World Football · Nov 2, 2018

Rangers losses double to £14.3m as Gerrard rebuilds and Ibrox refurbishes

By Paul Nicholson November 2 – Scotland’s Glasgow Rangers, clawing their way back into Scottish Premier League contention and financial stability, have announced a more than doubling of their losses for the year ended June 2018 to £14.3 million.

Inside World Football · Nov 2, 2018
Inside World Football · Oct 25, 2018

Boavista FC is 5th club to join e.Football.Pro’s PES league

October 25 – New eSports league e.Football.Pro has signed Portugal’s Boavista as the fifth participating team for Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer platform.

Inside World Football · Oct 25, 2018
Inside World Football · Oct 22, 2018

Boost for SPFL as Betfred extends Scottish League Cup title sponsorship

October 22 – Bookmaker Betfred has agreed a one-year extension to its title sponsorship of the Scottish League Cup taking the company through to the end of the 2019/20 season.

Inside World Football · Oct 22, 2018
Inside World Football · Oct 10, 2018

Celtic join Barca, Schalke and Monaco in Konami’s eFootball.Pro league

October 10 – Serial Scottish champions Celtic are set to test their league dominance skills internationally and join the eFootball.Pro eSports league alongside FC Barcelona, Schalke 04 and AS Monaco.

Inside World Football · Oct 10, 2018
Inside World Football · Sep 21, 2018

Celtic’s domestic dominance pushes revenue past £100m with £27m of cash in the bank

By Paul Nicholson September 21 – Scottish Double Treble winners Celtic have announced record revenue £101.6 million, an £11 million improvement on the previous year and doubling of profit to £17.3 million before tax.

Inside World Football · Sep 21, 2018
Inside World Football · Sep 3, 2018

Celtic review safety procedures after fans caught in crush outside stadium

September 3 – Five Celtic fans were injured because of overcrowding before the so-called O** F*** derby with Rangers in Glasgow on Sunday, prompting calls for an immediate inquiry.

Inside World Football · Sep 3, 2018
Inside World Football · Aug 31, 2018

Infront wins overseas distribution rights to Scottish leagues

August 31 – Infront has picked up the international media rights for the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) in a multi-season deal that covers all four leagues, the IRN-BRU Cup and the Betfred Cup.

Inside World Football · Aug 31, 2018
Inside World Football · Aug 7, 2018

Celtic fan abuses former Rangers hero Nacho Novo at Belfast airport

August 7 – A small Belfast club has denounced what it describes as “vile sectarian abuse” towards a former Glasgow Rangers player while he was their guest in the city.

Inside World Football · Aug 7, 2018
Inside World Football · Aug 6, 2018

Dafabet break Scottish records to extend Celtic shirt deal to 2025

August 6 – Celtic have announced the highest ever shirt sponsorship deal for a Scottish club with online bookmaker Dafabet.

Inside World Football · Aug 6, 2018
Inside World Football · Jul 27, 2018

FFP settlement costs QPR £17m fine, £3m in legal fees and a debt write off of £22m

July 27 – English second-tier club Queens Park Rangers have agreed a settlement costing almost £42 million with the English Football League after an arbitration panel dismissed the club’s claims that Financial Fair Play rules are unlawful.

Inside World Football · Jul 27, 2018
Inside World Football · Jul 5, 2018

Rangers’ King flirts with contempt proceedings after failure to complete £11m share order

July 5 – The increasingly bitter feud between the chairman of Glasgow giants Rangers Dave King and the club’s so-called Takeover Panel has escalated, with King facing possible contempt of court proceedings for failing to comply with a judge-ordered £11 million bid for the club’s shares...

Inside World Football · Jul 5, 2018
Inside World Football · Apr 4, 2018

UEFA warn Zenit after player misses doping test after Celtic clash

April 4 – Zenit St Petersburg have been cautioned by UEFA after one of their players failed to attend a routine doping test following Celtic’s 1-0 Europa League win over the Russian side in February...

Inside World Football · Apr 4, 2018
Inside World Football · Mar 6, 2018

Man City and Celtic are in Top 10 most dominant teams in Europe, at home

March 6 – The latest CIES Football Observatory data report looks at the clubs with the best ratios between shots taken and conceded from inside the box during the current domestic league season...

Inside World Football · Mar 6, 2018
Inside World Football · Jan 12, 2018

Ladbrokes set to extend SPFL deal. Betting on Rangers relegation suspended

January 12 – While betting company sponsorship of clubs and gambling advertising targeted at football fans on mainstream media in England has come under increasing regulatory focus in England, in Scotland there appear to be fewer concerns...

Inside World Football · Jan 12, 2018
Inside World Football · Nov 29, 2017

Celtic look Down Under for expansion opportunity with Central Coast Mariners

November 29 – Celtic, unbeaten for 65 games in the Scottish Premier League, have reportedly turned their expansion attentions to Australia and have made an approach to buy an ownership stake in Australian side Central Coast Mariners who play in Australia’s A-League...

Inside World Football · Nov 29, 2017
Inside World Football · Oct 24, 2017

Ronaldo storms his way to Best player award as Celtic bad boys grab fans accolade

By Andrew Warshaw October 24 – Cristiano Ronaldo was duly crowned the world’s best player for the second year running at FIFA’s Best Awards gala on Monday but that didn’t tell the whole story...

Inside World Football · Oct 24, 2017
Inside World Football · Sep 29, 2017

Celtic get city go-ahead to build £18 million hotel and museum

September 29 – Glasgow’s city council has given the greenlight for Celtic to build an £18 million hotel and museum complex around Celtic Park...

Inside World Football · Sep 29, 2017
Inside World Football · Sep 26, 2017

Celtic are champions of Europe’s possession stats

September 26 – Possession stats have become a staple of the TV presentation package and an indication of how games are progressing – generally winning teams have the majority of possession...

Inside World Football · Sep 26, 2017
Inside World Football · Aug 25, 2017

CL draw produces spectacularly unbalanced groups, just ask Spurs and Celtic fans

By Mark Baber August 25 – The draw for the UEFA Champions League group stage has produced some fascinating match-ups as well as groups of wildly uneven strength...

Inside World Football · Aug 25, 2017
Inside World Football · Aug 16, 2017

SPFL attendances show Scottosh football is more than just Celtic and Rangers

August 26 – The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) has announced a record attendance figure for the league after the first two rounds of fixtures with 230,204 fans attending matches across the league’s four divisions...

Inside World Football · Aug 16, 2017
Inside World Football · Jul 25, 2017

Rangers set to survive SPFL sanction over tax fraud case

July 25 – In a move that seems bound to antagonise fans of other clubs, Scotland’s Professional Football League (SPFL) is set to announce that no new action will be taken over the controversial Rangers tax case...

Inside World Football · Jul 25, 2017
Inside World Football · Jul 19, 2017

Rangers’ €7,000 paper balls-up; Celtic players get over incited

July 18 – Rangers have been fined €7,000 by UEFA for throwing balls of paper on to the pitch during their Europa League tie against Luxembourg minnows Progres Niederkorn...

Inside World Football · Jul 19, 2017
Inside World Football · Jul 7, 2017

Rangers case opens door to taxman to chase players across UK for unpaid dues

July 7 – This week’s Supreme Court ruling against Rangers football club could have a damaging knock-on effect, say experts, with scores of other clubs and players – Scottish and English – potentially forced to hand over millions of pounds of unpaid tax...

Inside World Football · Jul 7, 2017
Inside World Football · Jul 6, 2017

Rangers’ tax case loss prompts Celtic to renew call for review of 5 of their SPL titles

July 6 – Fierce adversaries on and off the pitch, it is little surprise that Scottish champions Celtic have waded into the tax avoidance case surrounding Glasgow rivals Rangers...

Inside World Football · Jul 6, 2017
Inside World Football · Jul 5, 2017

Rangers crash out in Luxembourg as former owners are hammered in tax court

July 5 – How are the once mighty fallen. In one of the biggest club upsets of recent European seasons, Scotland’s Rangers were knocked out of the Europa League qualifying competition on Tuesday by part-time Luxembourg minnows Progres Niederkorn...

Inside World Football · Jul 5, 2017
Inside World Football · Jul 3, 2017

WARNING: paper cuts can be dangerous in Europe. Just ask Rangers fans

July 3 – Disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Scotland’s Glasgow Rangers after objects were allegedly thrown during their return to European football after a six-year absence...

Inside World Football · Jul 3, 2017
Inside World Football · Jun 26, 2017

Ashley sells Rangers shareholding as fan group takes stake over 10%

By Paul Nicholson June 26 – The messy divorce of English businessman Mike Ashley from his involvement in Scottish giants Rangers now looks to be complete with Ashley having has sold his remaining 8...

Inside World Football · Jun 26, 2017
Inside World Football · Jun 22, 2017

Rangers cut a deal with Ashley and Sports Direct, ending fan boycott

By Paul Nicholson June 22 – Scottish Premiership side Rangers have reached a new retail agreement in their long running and bitter dispute with Mike Ashley and Sports Direct (SD)...

Inside World Football · Jun 22, 2017
Inside World Football · Jun 9, 2017

Hottest ticket in Scotland. Celtic burst through 50,000 season ticket sales barrier

June 9 – Scottish Premiership treble winners Celtic have announced that they have “smashed the 50,000 barrier for season tickets sold for the coming 2017/18 season...

Inside World Football · Jun 9, 2017
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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Celtic 15 13 1 1 46 9 37 40
2 “Rangers” 15 12 2 1 45 10 35 38
3 Aberdeen 18 9 5 4 26 22 4 32
4 Motherwell 17 10 1 6 29 22 7 31
5 Kilmarnock 18 6 5 7 17 21 -4 23
6 Hibernian 17 5 7 5 27 29 -2 22
7 Ross County 17 5 5 7 20 35 -15 20
8 Livingston 18 4 7 7 23 27 -4 19
9 St Mirren 18 4 3 11 15 27 -12 15
10 St Johnstone 16 3 6 7 14 33 -19 15
11 Hearts 17 2 6 9 16 28 -12 12
12 Hamilton Academical 18 2 6 10 16 31 -15 12

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