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Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 15, 2018

Are the Scottish FA openly helping Rangers?

It might sound like a mad cap conspiracy theory, something what Steven Gerrard would claim after drawing against Aberdeen, but are the Scottish FA openly trying to help Rangers challenge Celtic this season?

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 15, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 15, 2018

Brendan Rodgers got it wrong over refereeing in Paisley

This season referees have taken a battering over their handling of games and the big calls they have or have not made, but I have to defend Andrew Dallas over his officiating last night in the wake of Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers criticising the match officials.Rodgers’ blame game focused on Olivier Ntcham being sent off during Celtic’s 0-0 draw with St.Mirren on Friday night.The French midfielder was shown a second yellow card just before half time after a challenge on St.Mirren captain Stephen McGinn...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 15, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 14, 2018

Nacho Novo shows delusional symptoms in Rangers title win claim

A seriously rattled Nacho Novo has called for Rangers fans to give manager Steven Gerrard time after they lost the first Glasgow derby of the season.Novo, who is facing bankruptcy over his part in the tax dodging EBT scheme, believes that Rangers can still win the title this season – even though he looked heartbroken watching the Ibrox side lose 1-0 to Celtic, going on 4 or 5, earlier this month...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 14, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 14, 2018

Leigh Griffiths is at Celtic for ‘Ten in a row’

Celtic have announced that Leigh Griffiths has signed a new deal with the club extending his stay with the Scottish champions until the summer of 2022.Griffiths was delighted to sign the new four year deal, which could very well see him at Celtic Park for ‘ten in a row’ Premiership titles.

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 14, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 13, 2018

What is a red card? Even the Scottish FA does not know!

Just when you thought the Scottish FA couldn’t make a bigger arse of disciplinary decisions this season they have not only charged Killie manager Steve Clarke with criticising refereeing decisions and the disciplinary panel itself, but the governing body have requested help to understand what constitutes a straight red card.Yes that’s our referees and the highest football body in this country don’t understand the rules of the game!

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 13, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 12, 2018

Celtic should follow Rangers’ footsteps on secondary ticketing

With revenue at a premium in Scottish football, Rangers are the benchmark for a secondary ticketing scheme that rivals Celtic should utilise.

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 12, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 12, 2018

Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero rejected a move to Celtic

Juventus and Italian legend Alessandro Del Piero havs revealed that he turned down a move to Celtic because he couldn’t face playing against Juve in European competitions.The Italian held discussions with the Scottish champions in 2012, when Neil Lennon was manager, but he subsequently signed for FC Sydney in Australia on a two year deal...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 12, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 11, 2018

Former Scotland captain Scott Brown criticised Hampden decision

Celtic skipper Scott Brown has criticised the Scottish FA’s decision to buy Hampden Park and continue to play cup finals and internationals at the stadium.Brown, who won 55 caps for Scotland, claimed that Hampden Park is one of the worst atmospheres he has experienced...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 11, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 11, 2018

Hampden Park to remain Scotland’s football stadium

The Scottish FA has announced that Hampden Park will remain Scotland’s football stadium, after they bought it from Queen’s Park for around £5 million.The stadium beat off competition from Murrayfield in Edinburgh to host Scotland internationals and cup finals after a lengthy process, with the likes of Ibrox and Celtic Park also considered initially.Hampden has been the home of Scottish football since 1906, but with the lease due to expire in 2020, it’s future was cast in doubt following the news that the...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 11, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 10, 2018

Former Celt Virgil van Dijk named in FIFPro World XI

Former Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk has been named in the FIFPro World XI shortlist after impressing in his debut season at Liverpool...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 10, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 8, 2018

Scotland fans are now to blame for half empty Hampden Park

If you missed it this morning, Scottish Sun columnist Bill Leckie fired a broadside at Scotland fans blaming them for a half empty Hampden Park as Scotland were battered 4-0 by classy Belgium.The Scottish FA have been considering a move away from Hampden Park – with Murrayfield the other option after ruling out Ibrox, Celtic Park and taking the national team around the country – but even World Cup third placed side Belgium faced to muster a full house at the much maligned national stadium.Leckie claim...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 8, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 5, 2018

Former referee slams Scottish FA over Allan McGregor decision

Former referee Charlie Richmond has slammed the Scottish FA for failing to charge Allan McGregor over his kick on Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer on Sunday.The Scottish FA declared there would be no action taken against McGregor yesterday, despite clear video evidence showing the Scotland international kicking out at the defender, 16 years his junior...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 5, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 4, 2018

Club 1872 report Glasgow councillors over failed bid for a piss up on council land

Club 1872, the not-so-independent Rangers fans group, has reported three Glasgow city councillors to the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.Susan Aitken, David McDonald and Stephen Dornan have been subjected to targeted abuse from Rangers fans on social media ever since Glasgow Life – who own the Ibrox Community Complex across the road from Ibrox stadium – rejected plans to hold a fanzone ahead of Rangers matches this season...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 4, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 4, 2018

St.Mirren sack manager Alan Stubbs after less than three months in charge

St.Mirren have sacked manager Alan Stubbs after less than three months in chargeThe 46-year-old have replaced Jack Ross as manager in June, but with the Buddies sitting second bottom of the Premiership after one win and three successive defeats, the club took immediate action.A statement on the St.Mirren website read: “St Mirren Football Club can confirm that it has tonight parted company with manager Alan Stubbs with immediate effect.”Careful consideration was given to this decision and the search for a...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 4, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 4, 2018

St.Mirren sack manager Alan Stubbs after less than three months in charge

St.Mirren have sacked manager Alan Stubbs after less than three months in chargeThe 46-year-old have replaced Jack Ross as manager in June, but with the Buddies sitting second bottom of the Premiership after one win and three successive defeats, the club took immediate action.A statement on the St.Mirren website read: “St Mirren Football Club can confirm that it has tonight parted company with manager Alan Stubbs with immediate effect.”Careful consideration was given to this decision and the search for a...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 4, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 4, 2018

Scottish FA give players carte blanche to attack opposition players

The Scottish FA have now given players carte blanche to attack opposition players after a THIRD incident involving a Rangers player was not sanctioned by the disciplinary body.Clear video evidence showed Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor kick out at defender Kristoffer Ajer in Celtic’s 1-0 win over the Ibrox side for the eighth consecutive time on Sunday...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 4, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 3, 2018

Liverpool’s Andy Robertson appointed new Scotland captain

Scotland manager Alex McLeish has named Andy Robertson as the new Scotland captain, replacing Scott Brown who retired from international football after the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.The Liverpool defender has been chosen to lead the national team through the upcoming Nations League games and into the European Championship qualifiers.

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 3, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 3, 2018

Rangers announce FIFTEENTH signing in scattergun transfer policy

Rangers have announced their FIFTEENT signing this season with the arrival of Gareth McAuley on a one year deal.The veteran defender has been a free agent since he left relegated Premier League side West Bromwich Albion in the summer.The 38-year-old has been capped 79 times for Northern Ireland and will not meet up with his new teammates until after the international break...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 3, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 3, 2018

An independent inquest must be held over crushing incident at Celtic Park

Many of us who are old enough to remember Hillsborough have the images of sheer terror, pain and helplessness from those caught up in the disaster etched in our memories – none of us can imagine such horror, but new segregation rules put in place for Sunday’s Glasgow derby caused five Celtic fans to be injured and it was sheer luck that no one died from the incompetence of those in charge.In previous years, the Police and stewarding knew exactly how to accommodate the 8000 or so Rangers fans that travel...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 3, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 2, 2018

Brendan Rodgers: Celtic’s 1-0 win didn’t ‘reflect our dominance’

Jubilant Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says that their 1-0 win over Rangers in the first derby of the season did not reflect their dominance.A second half striker from Olivier Ntcham was the only goal of the game, but it could have been a whole lot worse for Rangers as Celtic hit the woodwork four times and keeper Allan McGregor pulled off several top class saves...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 2, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 2, 2018

Sour grapes from Gerrard as he blames referee for defeat

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard could be in trouble with the Scottish FA after the Scouser blamed referee Willie Collum for their 1-0 defeat to Celtic on Sunday.Gerrard claimed that his side were ‘done by a refereeing decision’ in the run up to Olivier Ntcham’s second half goal – handing the Ibrox side their first defeat of the season and the eighth defeat to Celtic in a row.But Gerrard claimed that Collum ignored fourth official John Beaton, who shouted down his mic that it was a foul on Ryan Jack by To...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 2, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 2, 2018

A horrible summer ends with a beautiful Sunday for Celtic

Celtic restarted their season with a dominant 1-0 win over Rangers at Celtic Park to end Steven Gerrard’s unbeaten start to the season.All talk before the game was focused on how Rangers were finally ‘back’ and that they had closed the gap on Celtic, who were supposedly in chaos following their exit from the Champions League and off field issues.However, Brendan Rodgers and Celtic had something to say about that and delivered a performance that was even better than their 5-0 demolition of Rangers last sea...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 2, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 1, 2018

Match Preview: Celtic v Rangers

Celtic play host to league rivals Rangers on Sunday afternoon at Celtic Park, as they look to continue their domination over the light blue side of Glasgow.

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 1, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 1, 2018

Celtic must remain calm and focused against Rangers

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has called on his players to remain calm and focused during Sunday’s Glasgow derby against Rangers.The Scottish champions will meet a ‘resurgent’ Rangers for the first time this season when they play host to Steven Gerrard’s new look side as Celtic look to continue their domination of this fixture which has seen them win nine and drawn two out of the 11 games under Rodgers.Speaking to the official Celtic website, Rodgers said: “It’s about staying calm and focused...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 1, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 1, 2018

Dembele has no regrets over manner of his Celtic departure

Former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele has stated he has no regrets over the way he left Celtic, as he was praised for his tactics by Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas.The French Under-21 international signed for Lyon in a deal worth £20 million on transfer deadline day after an initial bid from the Ligue One side had been rejected by Celtic.The striker subsequently took to social media posting a series of tweets labelling individuals at Celtic as liars and liking tweets that claimed Rodgers had lied to the...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 1, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 1, 2018

Dembele has no regrets over manner of his Celtic departure

Former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele has stated he has no regrets over the way he left Celtic, as he was praised for his tactics by Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas.The French Under-21 international signed for Lyon in a deal worth £20 million on transfer deadline day after an initial bid from the Ligue One side had been rejected by Celtic.The striker subsequently took to social media posting a series of tweets labelling individuals at Celtic as liars and liking tweets that claimed Rodgers had lied to the...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 1, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 1, 2018

Rangers labelled ‘reprehensible’ & politicians blasted for ‘exploiting sectarian division’

SNP councillor Susan Aitken has condemned Rangers and political opponents for ‘exploiting sectarian division’ after the Ibrox side were refused permission for a fanzone.The fallout from Rangers’ failure to secure permission to use a council facility continues as Glasgow councillor Susan Aitken blasted Rangers and her political opponents suggesting they were risking fuelling sectarian division and branded Ibrox staff as ‘reprehensible’.In a damning letter to Rangers’ managing director Stewart Robertson, Ai...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 1, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 1, 2018

Celtic sign Leicester City defender Filip Benkovic on loan

Celtic have announced the loan signing of Leicester City defender Filip Benkovic on a season long loan deal.

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 1, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018

Moussa Dembele bids Celtic adieu as Lyon beckons

French Ligue One side Lyon have signed Celtic striker Moussa Dembele on a five year deal for a Scottish football record fee of £20 million (€22 million).The Scottish champions had turned down an opening bid from Lyon yesterday, much to the disgust of Dembele who took to social media in a serious of disgraceful tweets...

Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018

Celtic’s Europa League fixtures confirmed

Celtic’s fixtures in the Europa League group stage have now been confirmed with an opening round home tie against Norwegian champions Rosenborg.And they will end their group stage campaign at home against Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg, who beat them 3-1 at Celtic Park four years ago...

Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018

Brendan Rodgers kicks Moussa Dembele off training pitch

Wantaway striker Moussa Dembele has been kicked out of Celtic’s training session today after only 20 minutes of lacklustre running and stretching...

Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018

Rangers sign their 14th player as Eros Grezda arrives at Ibrox

Rangers are going all out to wrestle the Premiership title from Celtic’s grasp after Albanian international Eros Grezda became Steven Gerrard’s 14th signing of the summer window, subject to international clearance.

Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018

Rangers sign Joe Worrall on season long loan

Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall has joined Rangers on a season long loan deal as he becomes Steven Gerrard’s 13th signing of the summer transfer window...

Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018

Celtic and Rangers learn their Europa League draw fates

Celtic and Rangers have learned their Europa League group stage fate with tough draws this afternoon.Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic have been drawn in Group B of the Europa League along with Red Bull Salzburg, RB Leipzig and Rosenborg.While Rangers have been drawn in Group G alongside Villarreal, Rapid Vienna and Spartak Moscow.

Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018

Celtic sign Youssouf Mulumbu on a two year deal

Celtic have announced the signing of former Kilmarnock midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu on a two year deal The Congolese midfielder spent last season at Kilmarnock, scoring once in their 1-0 win over Celtic at Rugby Park in February.Speaking to the official Celtic website, he said: “I walked on to the pitch when I signed and it felt amazing.

Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018

Celtic sign Youssouf Mulumbu on a two year deal

Celtic have announced the signing of former Kilmarnock midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu on a two year deal The Congolese midfielder spent last season at Kilmarnock, scoring once in their 1-0 win over Celtic at Rugby Park in February.Speaking to the official Celtic website, he said: “I walked on to the pitch when I signed and it felt amazing.

Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018

Celtic must take action against Dembele over Twitter posts

Celtic look to have angered striker Moussa Dembele after they rejected a ‘significant offer’ from Lyon...

Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018

Late night tweet from Dembele doesn’t bode well ahead of derby

Hours after Celtic secured their place in the group stages of the Europa League thanks to a 4-1 aggregate win over Suduva, striker Moussa Dembele took to twitter posting a cryptic message that looked to criticise someone at Celtic Parl.Lyon had confirmed earlier this week that they were in talks with Celtic over a deal for the 22 year old striker...

Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018

Celtic and Rangers reach the Europa League group stages

Celtic and Rangers have secured their places in the group stage of the Europa League after 4-1 and 2-1 aggregate wins respectively.Nine man Rangers progressed thanks to a 1-1 draw at FC Ufa in the afternoon kick off in Russia.Rangers took the lead through a superb Ovie Ejaria strike on nine minutes, but Ufa equalised on the half hour mark through Dmitri Sysuev...

Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 31, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 30, 2018

Celtic reject ‘significant offer’ for Moussa Dembele

Celtic have reportedly rejected a ‘significant offer’ for striker Moussa Dembele with the transfer window set to close at midnight on Friday.French side Lyon had confirmed their interest in the 22 year old and were rumoured to have lodged a £22.5 million on Thursday.Rodgers confirmed that the club had received a bid ahead of Celtic’s Europa League play-off second leg tie against Suduva...

Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 30, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 30, 2018

Celtic target Filip Benkovic takes in Suduva game

Leicester City defender Filip Benkovic was pictured at Celtic Park as he watched on as Brendan Rodgers’ side beat Suduva 3-0 to secure their place in the Europa League group stages.The Croatian defender was rumoured to be a loan target for the Scottish Champions and with the transfer window closing on Friday, it looks like Celtic have finally found the man to help strengthen their central defence...

Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 30, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 30, 2018

Celtic set to sign Youssouf Mulumbu on a two year deal

Celtic are set to sign former Kilmarnock midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu on a two year deal, a day before the transfer window shuts.Weeks after losing out to John McGinn to Aston Villa thanks to their fannying about, Celtic now look set to sign the 31-year-old who impressed in his short spell at Rugby Park last season, including scoring against Celtic in their 1-0 win at Rugby Park in February...

Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 30, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 29, 2018

Dundee sign Kenny Miller on two year deal

Dundee have announced the signing of former Livingston player-manager Kenny Miller on a two year deal.A statement published on the official club website, read: “Dundee Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Kenny Miller on a two year contract...

Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 29, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 29, 2018

Moussa Dembele in exit talks with Celtic

The fallout from Celtic’s failure to secure Champions League group stage football has taken a new twist with the news that striker Moussa Dembele is in talks with the club over a potential move away from the Scottish champions...

Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 29, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 28, 2018

Celtic need to stop acting like a feeder club for Manchester City

With the transfer window closing on Friday, Celtic’s board has come under significant criticism for failing to strengthen the side ahead of their Champions League campaign culminating in the club’s exit at the hands of AEK Athens.Their failure to land John McGinn from HIbernian was the catalyst for 99% of the criticism coming their way, while the lack of defensive options following Dedryck Boyata downing tools was also cause for concern...

Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 28, 2018
Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 28, 2018

Willie Collum confirmed as referee for Celtic-Rangers clash

Willie Collum has been confirmed as the referee for Sunday’s derby match between Celtic and Rangers at Parkhead.Collum will be assisted by Frank Connor and Graeme Stewart with John Beaton appointed as the fourth official.

Last Ditch Tackle · Aug 28, 2018
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1 Celtic 5 5 0 0 18 3 15 15
2 “Rangers” 5 4 0 1 12 5 7 12
3 Motherwell 5 3 1 1 11 8 3 10
4 Aberdeen 5 2 2 1 7 4 3 8
5 Livingston 5 2 2 1 9 7 2 8
6 Kilmarnock 5 2 1 2 4 4 0 7
7 Ross County 5 2 1 2 6 8 -2 7
8 Hamilton Academical 5 1 1 3 5 9 -4 4
9 Hibernian 5 1 1 3 4 13 -9 4
10 St Mirren 5 1 0 4 3 6 -3 3
11 St Johnstone 5 0 3 2 5 13 -8 3
12 Hearts 5 0 2 3 7 11 -4 2

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