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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?

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...

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...

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.

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!

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Hearts 5 5 0 0 11 2 9 15
2 Celtic 5 3 1 1 5 2 3 10
3 Livingston 5 3 1 1 6 4 2 10
4 “Rangers” 5 2 2 1 10 5 5 8
5 Hibernian 5 2 2 1 9 6 3 8
6 St Johnstone 5 2 2 1 5 5 0 8
7 Kilmarnock 5 2 1 2 6 4 2 7
8 Aberdeen 5 1 3 1 4 5 -1 6
9 Motherwell 5 1 1 3 6 9 -3 4
10 St Mirren 5 1 1 3 3 9 -6 4
11 Hamilton Academical 5 1 0 4 3 8 -5 3
12 Dundee 5 0 0 5 2 11 -9 0

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St Mirren 0-0 Celtic Celtic FC St Mirren 0-0 Celtic at Paisley 2021 Stadium in Renfrewshire in the Ladbrokes Premiership. 2018-09-14T19:45:00+00:00 2018-09-14T21:30:00+00:00
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19:45 14 September 2018

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Celtic v Rosenborg Celtic FC Celtic v Rosenborg at Celtic Park in Glasgow in the UEFA Europa League. 2018-09-20T20:00:00+00:00 2018-09-20T21:45:00+00:00
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