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On This Day in Football: Scots beat England in front of record crowd, Adu makes history

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On this day in 1937, Scotland hosted England at Hampden Park in Glasgow for the last game of that season’s British Home Championship in front of a record crowd of 149,415.

The two countries had already lost the Championship to Wales who had won all of their three games in the competition and were instead battling for second place.

On This Day in Football: Ibrox disaster leaves 25 dead

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On this day in 1902, a stand at Rangers’ Ibrox Stadium collapsed during a game between Scotland and England resulting in the deaths of 25 supporters.

Around 80,000 fans were present inside the stadium to witness the 1901-02 British Home Championship fixture between the two countries.

On This Day in Football: Duncan Edwards makes debut, Scotland clinch title

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On this day in 1936, Scotland beat England at Wembley to win the British Home Championship.

It was the last game of the campaign and the Scots only needed a draw to win the title after going unbeaten in the tournament. England, however, took the lead through Middlesbrough hero George Camsell around the half hour mark.

On This Day in Football: Queen’s Park defy the odds, Scots make history

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On this day in 1884, Queen’s Park football club became the first non-English side to appear in the final of the FA Cup before losing to Blackburn Rovers.

Founded in 1867, Queen’s Park are the oldest football club in Scotland. With the Scottish Football Association still a few years away from its founding, Queen’s Park joined the English FA in 1870 and competed in the FA Cup.

On This Day in Football: Andrew Watson creates history, Arsenal pay their debts

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On this day in 1881, Andrew Watson of Queen’s Park became the first black professional footballer to receive an international cap.

And what a debut it was. The full-back captained the Scottish national team against England in London. The Scots recorded an emphatic win by hammering their neighbours 6-1.

On This Day in Football: First ever international match takes place

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On this day in 1870, England and Scotland played an unofficial friendly, making it perhaps the first ever international game of football between two nations.

FIFA does not recognise the match as an official friendly as most of the Scottish players were drawn from Scots living in London and the Scottish Football Association had not come into existence at the time of the match.

On This Day in Football: Sir Stanley Matthews passes away, Scotland 11-0 Ireland

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On this day in 2000, footballing legend Sir Stanley Matthews passed away at the age of 85.

A Stoke native, Matthews played for only two clubs in his long and illustrious career – Stoke City and Blackpool. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players to ever play the game, Matthews’ playing career lasted for nearly 35 years.

On This Day in Football: The British Home Championship kicks off

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On this day in 1884, the inaugural British Home Championship kicked off in Belfast with Scotland achieving an emphatic 5-0 win over Ireland.

The 1880s saw international football being played on a regular basis. England and Scotland had already established a footballing rivalry since 1872 and were joined by Wales and Ireland in 1876 and 1882, respectively.

On This Day in Football: First ever official international takes place

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On this day in 1872, England and Scotland played the first ever official international game of football.

Played at the West of Scotland Cricket Club’s ground in Hamilton, 4000 fans witnessed an anticlimactic 0-0 draw between the two countries. England and Scotland had in fact played each other previously but the matches are not recognized because of the fact that the Scottish side was mostly made up of players from the London area.

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Man Utd scout Kieran Tierney vs Rangers

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Manchester United sent a scout to the Old Firm derby to watch Celtic defender Kieran Tierney in action, according to The Times. The Red Devils have...

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Man Utd’s Scott McTominay receives Scotland call-up

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Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has been named in Scotland's squad for their upcoming friendlies. New manager Alex McLeish's...

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Video: Man Utd starlet Demetri Mitchell ‏in training with loan club Hearts

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Manchester United youngster Demetri Mitchell has taken part in his first training session with loan club Hearts. The 21-year-old joined the Scottish...

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Man Utd’s three-man left-back shortlist

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Manchester United have drawn up a three-man shortlist as they seek to add a new left-back to their squad, according to the Daily Record. Manager Jose...

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Photos: Man Utd players help Netherlands to 0-1 win over Scotland

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Manchester United defenders Daley Blind and Timothy Fosu-Mensah were both in action for Netherlands last night as they recorded a 0-1 win over...

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Brendan Rodgers on shortlist for Chelsea job

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is on a four-man shortlist to become the next Chelsea manager, according to the Sunday Express. Rodgers, who...

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Photo: Chelsea’s Charly Musonda in Glasgow ahead of Celtic move

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Chelsea youngster Charly Musonda has arrived in Glasgow ahead of a proposed loan move to Celtic. The Belgian starlet is expected to join the Scottish...

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Football Tat: Hearts Release Limited Edition ‘Lego Parade Bus’ To Commemorate 1998 Scottish Cup Win (Photo & Video)

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To mark the 20th anniversary of their famous 1998 Scottish Cup final victory, Heart of Midlothian have commemorated the feat with all the gravitas and reverence it deserves: by launching a Lego set of their open-top parade bus.

After going two goals up relatively early, Hearts braved a late onslaught to beat Rangers 2-1 in a tense final at Hampden Park Ally McCoist's final game for the 'Gers.

Scotland: Inverness Caledonian Thistle Reveal New Mascot ‘Lionel Nessi’ Before Challenge Cup Final (Photos)

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Dumbarton and Inverness Caledonian Thistle clashed in the Irn Bru-sponsored Scottish Challenge Cup final atMcDiarmid Park on Saturday afternoon.

Prior to the kick-off, Caley Thistle introduced their new mascot, the rather sweetly-named 'Lionel Nessi'...

New mascot Lionel Nessi is making his debut with us today!

Reports: Man Utd Youngster Scott McTominay To Be Named In Alex McLeish’s First Scotland Squad

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No sooner had he declared that his national allegiances lie with Scotland, Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has found himself thrust into the breach.

The 21-year-old was eligible to play for either England or Scotland (via his grandparents) at international level, but opted for the latter recently.

Celtic: Scott Brown Reacts To Couple Of Nasty Lunges From Aberdeen Players In Typical ‘Scott Brown’ Fashion (Video)

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Celtic kept themselves on course for a seventh consecutive Scottish Premiership title with a 0-2 away win over Aberdeen on Sunday.

While the result was as formulaic as we've come to expect, the match did see Scott Brown produce a memorable bit of pantomime after being chopped down by not one, but two opposition players.

Scottish Premiership: Huzzahs All Round As Steven Caulker Scores Bullet Header On Dundee Debut (Video)

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Having only signed for the club six days ago, Steven Caulker got his Dundee career off to a flying start by scoring on his debut on Tuesday night.

Unfortunately, the Dee eventually ended up on the wrong end of a 3-2 defeat against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park, but Caulker was still able to celebrate a small personal victory after hauling himself back from the brink.

FAIL: Rangers Striker Alfredo Morelos Somehow Clears Ayr United’s Crossbar From Two Yards Out (Video)

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Though they had to come from behind, Glasgow Rangers eventually ended up thrubbing Ayr United to the tune of 6-1 in the Scottish FA Cup this weekend.

Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos helped himself to a couple of goals on the day, but he really should have scored at least thrice.

Combination Play: Referee John Beaton Skilfully Exchanges Delicate Backheel Pass With Celtic Midfielders (Video)

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Celtic just about managed to consolidate their position at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a 2-1 away win over fellow Glaswegians Partick Thistle on Tuesday night.

However, the victory shouldn't come as much of a surprise, especially as the Bhoys had referee John Beaton on their side for the entire night.

Blast From The Past: Ex-Liverpool And Bolton Striker David N’Gog Signs For Ross County

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In breaking 'names you haven't heard since 2014' news, David N'Gog has signed for Ross County on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

The French striker, 28, had been a free agent since leaving Greek Super League sidePanionios in October.

BREAKING NEWS | David Ngog becomes the #Staggies third signing of the January transfer window.

Bounty Break: St Mirren Defender Stelios Demetriou Casually Eats Chocolate Bar After Being Pelted By Rival Supporter (Video)

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Never one to pass up on complimentary confectionery, St Mirren left-back Stelios Demetriou was unperturbed when he felt an errant chocolate bar hit him during Tuesday night's derby against Greenock Morton.

As the Cypriot defender prepared to take a throw-in, a Bounty bar was hurled from the stands that clonked him right on the shoulder.

Battle Of The Paisley: St Mirren And Dundee United Fans Keep Themselves Amused With Spontaneous Snowball Fight (Photo & Video)

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It took an awful lot of effort but Friday evening's Scottish Championship tie between St Mirren and Dundee United was eventually able to go ahead despite a blanket of freshly-driven snow enveloping the Paisley Stadium the morning before kick-off.

After sitting through a goalless first half, the two sets of fans decided to keep themselves engaged during the interval by staging an impromptu snowball fight across the corner of the ground.

Scotland: Police Step In As Hearts And Hamilton Players And Staff Clash On Touchline (Video)

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Fans at Hearts's Scots Prem clash with Hamilton Academical at Tynecastle at the weekend witnessed an incredible touchline melee, with the police even getting in on the action.

The incident occurred in the second-half, with the game poised a 1-1. Hearts coach Austin McPhee decided to waste some time by refusing to give the ball back, a move which infuriated Hamilton midfielder Darian MacKinnon.

‘Of Course, It’d Be Fantastic’ – Harry Redknapp Expresses None-Too-Subtle Interest In Taking Vacant Scotland Job

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Harry Redknapp has casually tossed his cloth barrow boy's cap into the ring by saying that "of course" he'd be interested in becoming the new Scotland manager.

Previous incumbent Gordon Strachan was released back into the wild earlier this month after the Scots fell short in their attempts to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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McLeish’s second spell as Scotland boss starts with Costa Rica defeat

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Glasgow (AFP) – Alex McLeish saw his second spell as Scotland manager start with a defeat as Costa Rica won 1-0 in a friendly international at Glasgow’s Hampden Park on Friday.

A Scotland side showing four debutants was undone by Marco Urena’s 14th-minute goal in a repeat result of Costa Rica’s victory over the Scots at Italia 90 - the Central Americans’ first match at a World Cup finals.

McLeish’s second spell as Scotland boss starts with Costa Rica defeat

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Glasgow (AFP) – Alex McLeish saw his second spell as Scotland manager start with a defeat as Costa Rica won 1-0 in a friendly international at Glasgow’s Hampden Park on Friday.

A Scotland side showing four debutants was undone by Marco Urena’s 14th-minute goal in a repeat result of Costa Rica’s victory over the Scots at Italia 90 - the Central Americans’ first match at a World Cup finals.

Scotland friendly revives memories for Costa Rica’s Ramirez

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Glasgow (AFP) – Costa Rica manager Oscar Ramirez will hope to repeat the success he enjoyed as a player when his side face Scotland in a Hampden Park friendly on Friday.

Ramirez was in the Costa Rica side that beat Scotland 1-0 in their opening group match of the 1990 World Cup in Italy.

McLeish confirmed as new Scotland manager

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London (AFP) – Alex McLeish has been appointed as the new manager of Scotland, the Scottish Football Association said on Friday.

McLeish’s return for a second spell as Scotland boss ends the SFA’s four-month search for a successor to Gordon Strachan, his former Aberdeen and Scotland team-mate.

Scottish FA chief executive Regan quits

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London (AFP) – Scottish Football Association (SFA) chief executive Stewart Regan stepped down on Thursday following criticism over the delay in finding a new Scotland manager.

Last week Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill turned down an offer to take charge, instead agreeing a new deal to remain in his current role until 2024.

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Celtic star makes key announcement, fans will be delighted with this decision

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Celtic midfielder Scott Brown announced his retirement from international football earlier today.

The Scottish international revealed that he is struggling to deal with the demands of club football and international football. Therefore, he has decided to focus solely on Celtic.

He said: “I have spoken to Alex McLeish over the weekend.

Celtic agree deal to sign highly rated midfielder, player delighted with move

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Celtic have today confirmed the signing of St Mirren winger Lewis Morgan.

The 21-year-old moves to Parkhead having signed a four-and-a-half year deal.

After completing the move, the Scotland under 21 international spoke of his delight to Celtic TV

“I’m absolutely delighted and it means a lot to me and my family as you can see with the support I brought through today, and I can’t wait to get started”

The 21 year started his youth career at the bhoys fierce rivals Rangers, before switching to Saint Mirren.

Scotland 2018/19 adidas Home Kit

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The Scottish Football Association and adidas have released the Scotland 2018/19 home kit. Already worn by the men's senior in their recent loss to the Netherlands, the new shirt will be worn by the Scots during their international friendlies and UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers over the next year. It will be on sale at Scottish [.

Club legend hits out at Rangers midfielder, says his international call up is undeserved

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Former Rangers forward Kris Boyd has laughed off Ryan Jack’s call-up to the Scotland squad.

Boyd feels that the 25-year-old Rangers midfielder does not deserve to play for his national team and that some of the selected players are a ‘laughing stock’.

Ryan Jack has had some disciplinary problems with Rangers this season and Boyd claims that the number of bookings he has picked up is more than the number of good performances he has put on.

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McLeish: McTominay’s passion for Scotland decided his international future

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Both the Scotland manager, Alex McLeish, and England manager, Gareth Southgate, visited Carrington last week to try to convince Scott McTomainy to play for them.

McTominay had previously claimed he felt more Scottish than English so it was no surprise to read reports claiming he had chosen the country of his father, rather than his own birth.

Liverpool set to sign Falkirk’s Tony Gallacher

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UEFA Nations League: England To Face Spain And Croatia In Group A After Inaugural Draw Completed In Lausanne

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Right. After what seems like hours, the draw for inaugural UEFA Nations League has finally been completed in Lausanne.

If you're not familiar with the Nations League, it's basically UEFA's labyrinthian attempt to breath new life into international football by scrapping pointless friendlies (though not entirely) in favour of a new competitive league structure, complete with promotion and relegation.