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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fans delighted as Manchester City winger returns to Celtic

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Patrick Roberts is heading back to Celtic on loan from Manchester City for the remainder of the season.

The deal is set to be rubber-stamped early next week after the Hoops and City reached agreement, according to Sky Sports.

The 20-year-old became a firm favourite with fans during a previous loan spell at Parkhead, scoring 17 goals in 60 appearances in all competitions.

Ferguson tips Caixinha to get things right at Rangers

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Former Rangers star Barry Ferguson believes manager Pedro Caixinha will be a success at Ibrox.

Rangers kicked off the Scottish Premiership season with a 2-1 victory at Motherwell, but last week’s 3-2 defeat at home to Hibernian was met with an angry response from the club’s fans.

Caixinha’s side host Hearts on Saturday and Ferguson has tipped Rangers to win comfortably.

No Scottish Premiership TV deal in USA means games will be available only via club websites

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With the 2017/18 Scottish Premiership season scheduled to kick off on August 5, Scotland’s top-flight soccer league looks destined to miss out on television in the United States and only be available via streaming through paid subscriptions to each club website instead.

In previous years, a few of the Scottish Premiership games were available each week on FOX Soccer 2GO as well as being televised in the morning hours on FOX Soccer Plus.

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Griffiths at the double as Celtic rout Hearts

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Glasgow (AFP) – Leigh Griffiths struck twice as Celtic made a flying start to their Scottish Premiership title defence with a 4-1 thrashing of Hearts on Saturday.

Griffiths opened the scoring in the 29th minute before Scott Sinclair made it two five minutes after the break at Parkhead.

Proud Rodgers doubts record will be repeated

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodger hailed his side’s “special” achievement after they became the first Scottish Premiership club to go unbeaten through a 38-game season.

Celtic wrapped up their league campaign with a 2-0 victory over Hearts as second-half goals by Leigh Griffiths and Stuart Armstrong ensured Celtic ended up with a record of played 38, won 34 and drew four.

Proud Rodgers doubts record will be repeated

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodger hailed his side’s “special” achievement after they became the first Scottish Premiership club to go unbeaten through a 38-game season.

Celtic wrapped up their league campaign with a 2-0 victory over Hearts as second-half goals by Leigh Griffiths and Stuart Armstrong ensured Celtic ended up with a record of played 38, won 34 and drew four.

Unstoppable Celtic go through season unbeaten

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic became the first Scottish Premiership club to go unbeaten through a 38-game season when they defeated Hearts 2-0 on Sunday to win the league by a mammoth 30 points.

Second-half goals by Leigh Griffiths and Stuart Armstrong ensured they didn’t slip up on the last day, as Celtic ended up with a record of played 38, won 34 and drew four.

Brown the heart behind Celtic dominance – Rodgers

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says captain Scott Brown’s leadership on the pitch has been the catalyst behind his side’s remarkable season with more records perhaps set to fall.

The champions are looking to become the first team to end a 38-game Scottish Premiership campaign unbeaten and will break the league points record if they avoid defeat in Sunday’s season finale against Hearts.

Roberts brace helps bring up Celtic century of goals

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Glasgow (AFP) – Patrick Roberts’ double helped champions Celtic break the 100 goal barrier for the season with a 5-0 thrashing of Partick Thistle on Thursday in their Scottish Premiership clash.

A Leigh Griffiths penalty opened the scoring before Australian international Tom Rogic slid in a second and Roberts’ stunning strike made it 3-0 before half-time.

Dundee sack manager Paul Hartley

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Glasgow (AFP) – Scottish Premiership strugglers Dundee have sacked manager Paul Hartley, the club announced on Monday.

Dundee have lost their last seven matches and are second-bottom of Scotland’s top flight, five points above basement club Inverness Caledonian Thistle with five games of the season remaining.

Dundee sack manager Paul Hartley

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Glasgow (AFP) – Scottish Premiership strugglers Dundee have sacked manager Paul Hartley, the club announced on Monday.

Dundee have lost their last seven matches and are second-bottom of Scotland’s top flight, five points above basement club Inverness Caledonian Thistle with five games of the season remaining.

Caixinha paces Rangers in push for second

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Glasgow (AFP) – Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha said there was a lot of hard work ahead after his side cut the gap to second-place Aberdeen with a 3-0 win at Pittodrie.

Three late goals in four second-half minutes on Sunday saw Rangers close to within nine points of the Dons with six games remaining in the Scottish Premiership.

Rodgers elated as Celtic take 39th step

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says he can’t ask more of his side after they made it 39 domestic games unbeaten following a 3-1 win at home to Kilmarnock on Saturday.

The recently-crowned Scottish champions returned to winning ways at Celtic Park following two home draws as they claimed their 29th win from 32 league games to keep them on course for a record points haul.

Rodgers elated as Celtic take 39th step

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says he can’t ask more of his side after they made it 39 domestic games unbeaten following a 3-1 win at home to Kilmarnock on Saturday.

The recently-crowned Scottish champions returned to winning ways at Celtic Park following two home draws as they claimed their 29th win from 32 league games to keep them on course for a record points haul.

Brendan Rodgers pens new deal with Celtic

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers signed a four-year contract extension with the Scottish Premiership champions on Friday.

Rodgers led Celtic to the title in his first season in charge of the Glasgow giants and, just days after that triumph was wrapped up, the former Liverpool boss has been rewarded with a new deal.

Brendan Rodgers pens new deal with Celtic

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers signed a four-year contract extension with the Scottish Premiership champions on Friday.

Rodgers led Celtic to the title in his first season in charge of the Glasgow giants and, just days after that triumph was wrapped up, the former Liverpool boss has been rewarded with a new deal.

Thistle prove thorn as Celtic party falls flat

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Glasgow (AFP) – Newly-crowned champions Celtic dropped points for only the third time this season as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Partick Thistle at Parkhead.

The much-changed Glasgow giants, who claimed their sixth Scottish Premiership in a row with a 5-0 hammering of Hearts on Sunday, took a 50th minute lead through Sunday’s hat-trick hero Scott Sinclair.

Thistle prove thorn as Celtic party falls flat

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Glasgow (AFP) – Newly-crowned champions Celtic dropped points for only the third time this season as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Partick Thistle at Parkhead.

The much-changed Glasgow giants, who claimed their sixth Scottish Premiership in a row with a 5-0 hammering of Hearts on Sunday, took a 50th minute lead through Sunday’s hat-trick hero Scott Sinclair.

More to come from Celtic, warns Rodgers

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Edinburgh (AFP) – Brendan Rodgers warned the rest of Scottish football that the best is yet to come from Celtic after they clinched their sixth Scottish Premiership title in a row with eight games to spare.

Rodgers’ side hammered Hearts 5-0 at Tynecastle on Sunday, giving them an unassailable 25 point lead over Aberdeen at the top of the table.

Rampant Celtic roar to Scottish title

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Edinburgh (AFP) – Celtic were crowned Scottish Premiership champions for a sixth consecutive season as Scott Sinclair’s hat-trick inspired a 5-0 demolition of Hearts on Sunday.

Brendan Rodgers’ side, now 25 points clear of second-placed Aberdeen, set a new Scottish top-flight record as the earliest ever champions after wrapping up first place with eight games still to play.

Rampant Celtic roar to Scottish title

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Edinburgh (AFP) – Celtic were crowned Scottish Premiership champions for a sixth consecutive season as Scott Sinclair’s hat-trick inspired a 5-0 demolition of Hearts on Sunday.

Brendan Rodgers’ side, now 25 points clear of second-placed Aberdeen, set a new Scottish top-flight record as the earliest ever champions after wrapping up first place with eight games still to play.

Glasgow Rangers confirm Caixinha as new boss

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Glasgow (AFP) – Scottish giants Rangers confirmed the appointment of Pedro Caixinha as their new manager on Saturday.

Caixinha arrived at Glasgow Airport on a flight from Dubai at midday on Saturday and his move to Ibrox was officially announced just hours later.

The 46-year-old Portuguese coach has agreed a three-year contract and will be tasked with ending Celtic’s long reign as Scotland’s preeminent force.

Celtic face Rangers in Scottish Cup semi-finals

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Glasgow (AFP) – Arch-rivals Celtic and Rangers will meet in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup next month, with holders Hibernian drawn against Aberdeen.

Celtic, the Scottish champions-elect, have already beaten fellow Glasgow giants Rangers three times this season but lost to them in an Old Firm clash at the same stage of the Scottish Cup last term, with the Gers then in the second-tier Championship.

Celtic face Rangers in Scottish Cup semi-finals

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Glasgow (AFP) – Arch-rivals Celtic and Rangers will meet in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup next month, with holders Hibernian drawn against Aberdeen.

Celtic, the Scottish champions-elect, have already beaten fellow Glasgow giants Rangers three times this season but lost to them in an Old Firm clash at the same stage of the Scottish Cup last term, with the Gers then in the second-tier Championship.

Celtic go 27 points clear in Scotland

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic extended their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to 27 points as they eased to a 4-0 victory at bottom of the table Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

A superb strike from Scott Sinclair fired Celtic in front just before the break before a horrendous mistake from Inverness goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams allowed in-form French striker Moussa Dembele to make it 2-0 just 11 seconds into the second half.

Celtic go 27 points clear in Scotland

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic extended their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to 27 points as they eased to a 4-0 victory at bottom of the table Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

A superb strike from Scott Sinclair fired Celtic in front just before the break before a horrendous mistake from Inverness goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams allowed in-form French striker Moussa Dembele to make it 2-0 just 11 seconds into the second half.

Dembele hits brace as Celtic football enjoy huge lead

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Glasgow (AFP) – Moussa Dembele bagged a double to give Celtic a comfortable 2-0 win over bottom-of-the-table Hamilton at Parkhead and maintain their mammoth lead in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday.

The in-form French forward - linked to a number of English Premier League clubs - opened the scoring with a superb strike seconds before the break.

Dembele hits brace as Celtic football enjoy huge lead

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Glasgow (AFP) – Moussa Dembele bagged a double to give Celtic a comfortable 2-0 win over bottom-of-the-table Hamilton at Parkhead and maintain their mammoth lead in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday.

The in-form French forward - linked to a number of English Premier League clubs - opened the scoring with a superb strike seconds before the break.

Slumping Rangers beaten again

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Glasgow (AFP) – Managerless Rangers slumped to their second consecutive defeat as a last-minute Billy McKay strike helped Inverness Caledonian Thistle to a 2-1 win in the Scottish Premiership at the Caledonian Stadium on Friday.

Greg Tansey fired Inverness into a first-half lead before Martyn Waghorn’s second-half penalty levelled matters.

Slumping Rangers beaten again

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Glasgow (AFP) – Managerless Rangers slumped to their second consecutive defeat as a last-minute Billy McKay strike helped Inverness Caledonian Thistle to a 2-1 win in the Scottish Premiership at the Caledonian Stadium on Friday.

Greg Tansey fired Inverness into a first-half lead before Martyn Waghorn’s second-half penalty levelled matters.

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FAIL: Aberdeen Forward Miles Storey Somehow Manages To Miss Open Goal From Five Centimetres Out (Video)

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Aberdeen needed an own-goal to beat Inverness in the Scottish Premiership on Tuesday evening which, given the standard of finishing on show at Pittodrie, wasn't overly surprising.

To that end, young forward Miles Storey had a night to forget despite onlycoming on for the final 10 minutes of the match.

Scottish Premiership: St Johnstone Players Sent Off For Fighting With Each Other, Stadium PA Plays ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ And ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ (Video)

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Hamilton Academical secured a 1-0 win at home to St Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday, with Alex D'Acol the scorer of the winning goal.

However, the main drama in the game at New Douglas Park came on the stroke of half-time, with two St Johnstone players seeing red for fighting with each other.

Outrageous Dive: Hearts Fan Takes Slow, Graceful Tumble Over Advertising Hoarding At Tynecastle (Video)

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Hearts served up a 4-0 stuffing of Hamilton at Tynecastle over the weekend, though it was one of their fans that ended up stealing the show.

During the latter stages of the match, the supporter in question painted his magnum opus by taking a slow, gradual tumble over the advertising hoarding behind the goal.

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Talented 20 Year-Old Likely To Join Championship Club On Loan

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Newcastle's outstanding England U21 International goalkeeper is currently on loan at Kilmarnock since January and he's been performing very well for the Scottish Premiership side. Rafa Benitez knows that Freddie needs first team experience at least next season before he can come back into Newcastle's first team squad and put in a strong challenge for [.