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Rangers legend urges his old team to stand up to Celtic, says Gers victory would be good for the league

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Graeme Souness believes a Rangers victory over Celtic this weekend would be good news for the Scottish Premiership.

The Gers take on Celtic in the first Old Firm derby of the season on Saturday aiming to close the gap on their big rivals to just two points.

Celtic will be hoping to repeat their 5-1 win from their last trip to Ibrox back in April, but Souness says a Rangers victory would benefit the league as a whole.

Celtic announce improved profits following Champions League run

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Scottish champions Celtic have released their annual financial report which confirms that the club has seen an improved pre-tax profit of £6.9 million.

Club chairman Ian Bankier attributes the surge in revenue to Celtic’s involvement in the UEFA Champions League. The figure released is a massive improvement on the £500,000 pre-tax revenue of 2016.

Major worry for Rangers fans, Caixinha reveals that these 3 stars could miss the Celtic game

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Rangers take on Celtic in the Old Firm Derby this weekend and manager Pedro Caixinha has revealed that the Scottish outfit could be without some of their key players for this one.

The last time these two sides met at Ibrox, Celtic managed to win 5-1 and the home fans will be expecting revenge this time.

Celtic taunts won’t affect me, says Dundee boss

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Dundee manager Neil McCann says taunts from Celtic fans will not affect him at all because he has grown accustomed to them.

McCann grew up as a Celtic fan but joined rivals Rangers in 1998 in a £1.9m deal from Heart of Midlothian. The 43-year-old is bracing himself to receive some jabs from the Hoops’ faithful as his side prepare to host Celtic in the Scottish League Cup quarter final on Wednesday.

Rangers summer signing comments on facing Celtic ace

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Rangers summer signing Declan John could make his Old Firm debut on Saturday.

The 22-year-old joined the Gers on a season-long loan on the final day of the transfer window, and could face Celtic in the Old Firm clash.

Rangers skipper Lee Wallace limped out of the 2-2 draw against Patrick Thistle with a groin injury, and John replaced him in the first half.

Rangers held to a draw against 10 men; Celtic fans amused, Blues mocked on social media

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Scottish giants Rangers dropped two points against Partick Thistle last night and the Celtic fans seemed rather happy about it.

Pedro Caixinha’s men managed to control the game but they were poor defensively and that cost them an easy win. Despite being down to 10 men, Partick Thistle managed to score twice and get a draw.

Ferguson warns Rangers not to gloat about Celtic's drubbing in Europe, 8/11 for both to win this weekend

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Ex-Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson says the club’s fans could regret gloating about Celtic’s 5-0 Champions League drubbing by Paris-Saint-Germain.

Celtic were completely outclassed by PSG, but Ferguson insists it’s dangerous to read too much into the result.

“Hands up, I enjoyed watching it myself because it really was a phenomenal display of football from the French side,” he told the Daily Record.

Celtic star frustrated, sends message to the club fans on social media after PSG defeat

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Celtic forward Moussa Dembele has been out of action for a while now and the injured Frenchman was left frustrated after not being able to help his side against PSG last night.

In CL you face the best team in the world… Frustrated I couldn’t help the Bhoys but I’ll B back soon.

Delighted Rangers fans react to Celtic's Champions League defeat on social media

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Celtic crashed to a humiliating defeat against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last night and it seems that the Rangers fans are rather happy about it.

It is no surprise that the 5-0 loss was a reason to celebrate for their bitter rivals. Celtic’s outstanding run in the Scottish Premiership coupled with Rangers’ failure to qualify for the Champions League group stages has worsened the rivalry between the two sets of fans.

Can Scottish football ever rise above the Rangers and Celtic rivalry? Time to move on?

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The ongoing row in Scottish football surrounding the 2012 liquidation of Rangers and the club’s use of Employee Benefit Trusts refuses to die down, but it must do if the game is to ever move on from what has been an unglorified mess from start to finish.

The Scottish Professional Football League and Celtic’s chief executive, Peter Lawwell, want a fully independent review carried out to investigate the Scottish Football Association’s role in the saga.

Michael Owen makes surprise prediction for Celtic vs PSG game, the Hoops fans will love it

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Former England striker Michael Owen seems rather optimistic about Celtic’s chances against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

In his column with BetVictor, the BT Sport expert Owen predicts that Celtic will either win or draw against the French outfit. Considering PSG’s form and squad strength, Michael Owen’s claim is quite surprising.

4-2-3-1 v PSG: Celtic without these three first team players for vital CL game tomorrow; Injury Update and Predicted Lineup

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Celtic host Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League tomorrow and Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to get something out of the game especially in front of their own fans.

The Scottish champions have been handed a very tough group and even a point against PSG could prove to be crucial for them.

Club legend warns top class Celtic star: He must not do this against PSG

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Scottish footballing legend Kenny Dalglish has urged Celtic captain Scott Brown to stay calm during the Champions League game against PSG this week.

The former Liverpool player believes that Unai Emery’s side will try to wind him up but Brown will have to ensure that he stays on the pitch.

Bruno Alves issues warning to Celtic ahead of Old Firm derby

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Rangers centre-back Bruno Alves has had his fair share of derby day experiences in his long and illustrious career.

The Portuguese veteran has played in some of the fiercest matches in world football including the Istanbul derby between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray.

“In Portugal we had great derbies, Russia too.

On This Day in Football: Death of a Scottish legend

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On this day in 1985, former Celtic and Scotland legend Jock Stein passed away at the end of Scotland’s 1-1 draw against Wales in a World Cup qualifier at Ninian Park in Cardiff.

Played in front of nearly 40,000 fans, this was the two countries 101st meeting at the international stage – a run of games that stretched back to 1876.

Celtic receive massive double injury boost ahead of PSG clash

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Celtic have received a massive boost ahead of their Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night in form of Moussa Dembele’s return to full training.

The 21-year-old has been suffering a hamstring injury since July, but he has returned to full fitness. The French striker has resumed training and he is in contention to be in the playing squad ahead of the crucial game.

Major worry for Brendan Rodgers, top class Celtic star limped off with an injury last night

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Celtic star Leigh Griffiths limped off with a calf injury against Malta last night.

The 27-year-old Scotland international was seen clutching his calf midway through the second half and he was replaced by Chris Martin.

Apart from scoring a crucial goal himself, Griffiths managed to set up his side’s opening goal in Scotland’s 2-0 win over Malta and Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to get his star striker back from injury when the Hoops take on PSG in the Champions League.

Furious Celtic star blasts defender after Scotland's win: He is a horrible b*****d

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Scotland captain Scott Brown could not hide his contempt for Malta’s Steve Borg for spitting at him when the two teams met last night.

The home side picked up a 2-0 win and Brown believes that the Maltese defender had spit on him in an attempt to wind him up. Brown was one booking away from missing next month’s vital qualifier against Slovakia and the midfielder was furious with Borg’s intentions.

Rodgers makes transfer revelation, Celtic wanted to break their transfer record for attacker

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that the Scottish champions wanted to sign Patrick Roberts permanently but Manchester city did not want to get rid of the player permanently.

Roberts returned to Celtic on loan this summer after having impressed under Rodgers during his previous loan spell.

Former Ibrox manager says Rangers are nowhere near to catching Celtic

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Former Ibrox manager, Ally McCoist has said that Rangers are gradually developing under Pedro Caixinha, but the Gers are nowhere near to catching up with their Old Firm rivals any time soon.

McCoist said on the Alan Brazil breakfast talkshow on talkSport that Celtic are light years ahead of Rangers at the moment.

Odsonne Edouard eager to learn from Brendan Rodgers at Celtic, relishing facing PSG

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Brendan Rodgers’ ability to develop young talent was a key factor behind Odsonne Edouard’s transfer deadline-day move from Paris Saint-Germain.

The 19-year-old striker joined Celtic on Thursday on a season-long loan from PSG and he believes Rodgers will help him fulfil his potential.

“I have known of Brendan for a while through his positions in the Premier League with Liverpool and Swansea so I knew of him,” he said.

Celtic agree deal to sign highly rated attacker, Player will wear this iconic shirt number

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Celtic have finally sealed the transfer of Patrick Roberts from Manchester City.

The 20-year-old was being linked with a return to Celtic for weeks now and all parties will be delighted to have sealed the move.

Roberts had an outstanding 18-month loan spell at Celtic and Brendan Rodgers was keen to bring him back to the club this summer.

Celtic transfer falls through after player fails medical

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Celtic’s proposed move for Ajax Cape Town defender Rivaldo Coetzee has fallen through after the player failed his medical, confirm the South African club.

It is understood that there is a problem with his right foot which will be assessed further in the coming days.

“Ajax Cape Town can confirm that Rivaldo Coetzee will return to the club from Johannesburg where the player was undergoing a medical examination ahead of a proposed transfer to Scottish champions, Glasgow Celtic,” said Ajax Cape Town in a statement.

Rodgers full of praise for Celtic following draw against St Johnstone

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Celtic extended their unbeaten run to the new season by coming from behind to draw against St Johnstone at Celtic Park.

The Saints took a shock lead through Steven MacLean in the 40th minute. The visitors maintained a tight defence and continued to guard their lead resiliently, frustrating Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers.

Champions League 2017/18 Group Stage: Spurs and Celtic handed group of death

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The Champions League 2017/18 group stage draw takes place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco this evening and the European elite will be waiting to find out their group stage fixtures.

The draw begins at 5 pm BST (6 pm CET) and is scheduled to last two and a quarter hours.

Former Celtic star says defence isn’t good enough for Champions League

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Alan Stubbs believes former club Celtic will struggle in the Champions League as their defence isn’t good enough to play at that level.

Celtic reached the group stage after completing an 8-4 aggregate success over Astana, but Stubbs says the Scottish Premiership champions are set for a tough time in the competition proper.

Rodgers experiences ‘mixed emotions’ as Celtic get past Astana

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Celtic lost 4-3 against FC Astana in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League play-off round but an 8-4 aggregate win has seen them qualify for the next round.

The Hoops 5-0 win in the first leg at Celtic Park proved invaluable as goals from Scott Sinclair, Olivier Ntcham and Leigh Griffiths in Kazakhstan diminished any chance for FC Astana to make a comeback in the round.

French club confirm interest in Celtic’s Dembele

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Ligue 1 giants Olympique Marseille have admitted that they are interested in signing Celtic’s star striker Moussa Dembele this summer.

The Frenchman arrived in Glasgow on a free transfer from Fulham in 2016 and finished the season with 32 goals in 49 appearances for the club.

Rangers

Aston Villa keeping close eye on prolific 21-year-old ace

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Alfredo Morelos has made a strong start to his career at Glasgow club, Rangers, and he is already attracting interest from a host of Championship clubs including Aston Villa and Derby County.

According to reports from Scotsman, Championship clubs – Aston Villa, Derby County, Bristol City, Barnsley and Reading – have sent scouts to watch the Rangers forward in action during the Gers’ 2-2 draw with Patrick Thistle on Friday night.

Fabio Cardoso happy with the expectation levels at Rangers

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Fabio Cardoso says he is comfortable dealing with the weight of expectation placed on the Rangers squad.

The Portuguese defender, who joined the club from Vitoria Setubal this summer, has made an impressive start at Ibrox alongside compatriot Bruno Alves.

Rangers fans are desperate for success in the Scottish Premiership this term after seeing rivals Celtic romp away with last year’s title, but Cardoso insists the players can handle the pressure.

Rangers summer signing raves about Liverpool forward

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Rangers FC summer signing Declan John has heaved praise on Liverpool starlet Ben Woodburn during the club’s pre-match press conference.

The 22-year-old joined Rangers on the transfer deadline day from Cardiff City. He will spend the 2017-18 campaign on loan at the Glasgow club after falling out of favour with Neil Warnock.

Playing at Ibrox has been the “greatest moment of my life”, says Cardoso

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Rangers centre-back Fabio Cardoso has made some new fans in Glasgow after paying a glorious tribute to the club’s iconic stadium.

Signed from Vitoria Setubal this summer, Cardoso has penned a three year contract at Ibrox.

“It has been an amazing journey,” he said in an interview with Rangers TV.

Rangers fan group issues statement in support of safe standing at Ibrox

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Club 1872, a very influential fans group for Scottish side Rangers, have released a statement confirming that they will explore the possibility of the installation of a safe standing section at the Ibrox stadium.

The supporters club are the second largest shareholders at Rangers, and they have given their assurance to work closely with other fan groups like The Blue Order and the Union Bears by issuing a lengthy and comprehensive announcement.

Former Rangers winger opens up to struggles at Ibrox

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Former Rangers attacker David Templeton has spoken about his personal struggles during his time at the Ibrox.

Signed from Heart of Midlothian in 2012 for £700,000, the winger hit the ground running at his new club scoring 16 goals and registering 11 assists in his first 24 games for Rangers.

Rangers to make new bid for Hearts midfielder, Man Utd full-back and Aberdeen star still in the mix

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Rangers are poised to make another bid to sign Hearts winger Jamie Walker before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

Manager Pedro Caixinha has been particularly keen to sign Walker, submitting several bids during the summer.

The 24-year-old was left out of games against Dunfermline and Celtic earlier in the season, with interim head coach Jon Daly claiming the player had lost his focus.

Rangers agree summer transfer, technically gifted player will improve Caixinha's attack

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Rangers have agreed on a deal to sign the Manchester City midfielder Aaron Nemane on loan for the rest of the season.

According to the club’s official website, the 19-year-old winger has joined Pedro Caixinha’s side. Similar to Patrick Roberts, Nemane has also come through the Manchester City academy and is very highly rated by the coaching staff at Etihad.

De Boer reveals why he rejected Man United for Rangers

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Former FC Barcelona midfielder Ronald de Boer has revealed why he picked Rangers over Manchester United when he left the Catalan club in 2000.

Sir Alex Ferguson wanted to bring the former Netherlands international to Old Trafford and even personally corresponded with de Boer for a possible move.

football history

On This Day in Football: Goals galore in Scotland, Leeds fire Clough

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On this day in 1885, in a Scottish Cup first round fixture, Dundee Harp beat Aberdeen Rovers 35-0. A ridiculous score-line, obviously, but it still was not the highest scoring match of the day.

Twenty miles away, in the same competition, Bon Accord FC lost 36-0 to Abroath FC.

On This Day in Football: Hibs end derby woes

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On this day in 1994, Hibernian defeated their city rivals Heart of Midlothian by one goal to nil in front of nearly 14,000 fans at Tynecastle.

This was Hibs’ first derby win after 22 games, a run that stretched for more than five and a half years. Third game of the new Scottish Football League Premier Division, Hibs came into this game at the back of an impressive start which included a 5-0 drubbing of Dundee United.

The Rest

Are the lower divisions playing a losing game?

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By J Hutcherson (Sep 12, 2017) US Soccer Players - The immediate question is which lower divisions? In England, the lower divisions are chasing a Premier League dream. Even the nice and cuddly clubs dedicated to their local communities and in no position to chase expensive by their standards moves.