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A new face at Ibrox: what next for Rangers?

Having led Rangers to their first league title in ten years, Steven Gerrard’s tenure as manager has ended, with the former Liverpool player moving to Aston Villa. His exit paves the way for Dutchman Giovanni van Bronckhorst, 46, to take control at Ibrox. A former Rangers player, winning two league titles, van Bronckhorst was a […]

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Can Scotland dare to dream?

In the midst of one of the worst crises to ever affect the world last year, there was something to rally around, a collective cause that truly brought out the best in the nation. Scotland’s men’s team qualified for an international competition for the first time in 23 years. For the first time in the […]

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Away up in Gorgie

Hearts are Edinburgh’s oldest and most successful professional football club. Founded in 1874, they are the only club outside the Old Firm to have completed a League and League Cup double in 1959/60, but are without a top-flight title since. Their most recent silverware came when they won the Scottish Championship by twelve points to […]

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Rangers complete long path back to the top

They say time flies when you are having fun – to prove it, you simply have to ask a Rangers fan if the opposite is true. A decade going on a century is what it has felt like for many from Glasgow’s blue side, as at last they are once again perched at the summit […]

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Racism storm hangs over Rangers’ Europa League exit

CW: Racist language The past few months have seen racism rear its ugly head multiple times; throughout all footballing standards, players are forced to deal with the repugnant presence of racist abuse. Be it a seemingly constant barrage on social media, or within empty football stadiums, there is no doubt that football faces perhaps its most […]

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Celtic at crossroads after Lennon departure

Neil Lennon has endured so many setbacks, so many furores, so many humiliations at the helm of Celtic this season, only to continue in his post, that it almost felt a surprise when the end of his second stint as manager was announced on Wednesday morning. Lennon has paid the price for a shockingly poor […]

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Betfred Cup Final preview

I am not sure what is rarer, a Hampden final without Old Firm representation or playing that same game with no fans in the ground. Both of these happen this Sunday as Livingston prepares to battle St Johnstone at an empty national stadium, with both teams looking to double the number of cup trophies in […]

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Scottish football’s ultimate redemption story

Just ten years since David Martindale left Scotland’s criminal justice system a reformed man, he has worked his way up to the upper echelons of Scottish Football, with the prospects of European football and cup finals a reality. Just 20 minutes down the M8, Livingston’s “Tony Macaroni Arena” has borne witness to a story worthy of the silver […]