Scottish Premiership

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Celtic boss questions rivals after shock draw, Rangers win goal-fest

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers suggested St Johnstone were letting their manager down as they ended a miserable run of results with a goalless draw away to the champions in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.

It was the second time this season that Tommy Wright’s side had come away from leaders Celtic’s headquarters with a point, following a 1-1 draw in August.

Football: Scottish Premiership result

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Glasgow (AFP) – Scottish Premiership result on Saturday:

Kilmarnock 1 (Mulumbu 70) Celtic 0

Playing later (1500 GMT)

Aberdeen v Hamilton

Dundee v Ross County

Hearts v St Johnstone

Motherwell v Partick Thistle

Rangers v Hibernian

Football: Scottish Premiership result

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Glasgow (AFP) – Scottish Premiership result on Saturday:

Kilmarnock 1 (Mulumbu 70) Celtic 0

Playing later (1500 GMT)

Aberdeen v Hamilton

Dundee v Ross County

Hearts v St Johnstone

Motherwell v Partick Thistle

Rangers v Hibernian

Rodgers – Celtic need more quality 

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers admitted he needs to add more quality to his side after they had to come from behind to claim a 2-1 win over Partick Thistle on Tuesday.

The Hoops, who have already won the League Cup, are looking to retain the historic treble they claimed last season while making an impact in the Europa League with a tie against Zenit Saint Petersburg to come in February.

Thistle stung by Celtic in Glasgow derby

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Glasgow (AFP) – Substitute Leigh Griffiths helped inspire Celtic to a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Partick Thistle in the Glasgow derby as the Scottish Premiership resumed following its winter break on Tuesday.

The Hoops dominated possession in the first half but found themselves trailing at the break after Connor Sammon fired in a 34th minute penalty to end a run of five consecutive clean sheets for Celtic.

Thistle stung by Celtic in Glasgow derby

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Glasgow (AFP) – Substitute Leigh Griffiths helped inspire Celtic to a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Partick Thistle in the Glasgow derby as the Scottish Premiership resumed following its winter break on Tuesday.

The Hoops dominated possession in the first half but found themselves trailing at the break after Connor Sammon fired in a 34th minute penalty to end a run of five consecutive clean sheets for Celtic.

Honours even in vibrant Old Firm clash

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Glasgow (AFP) – Rangers earned a rare point against Celtic as a pulsating Old Firm derby ended goalless at Parkhead on Saturday.

The hosts dominated the first half with Scott Sinclair and French striker Moussa Dembele coming closest for Celtic.

But it was Rangers who ran the show in the second half with Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos missing two gilt-edged opportunities for the visitors as they claimed only their second point against the champions since returning to the top flight in 2016.

Honours even in vibrant Old Firm clash

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Glasgow (AFP) – Rangers earned a rare point against Celtic as a pulsating Old Firm derby ended goalless at Parkhead on Saturday.

The hosts dominated the first half with Scott Sinclair and French striker Moussa Dembele coming closest for Celtic.

But it was Rangers who ran the show in the second half with Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos missing two gilt-edged opportunities for the visitors as they claimed only their second point against the champions since returning to the top flight in 2016.

Rodgers salutes Celtic spirit

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Glasgow (AFP) – Brendan Rodgers has praised his Celtic players for the way the Scottish champions have responded since suffering their first domestic defeat under his reign.

Celtic extended their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to eight points on Saturday as they saw off nearest challengers Aberdeen with a 3-0 victory at Celtic Park.

Celtic manager Rodgers proud at emphatic response against Thistle

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers praised his players for a perfect response as the Scottish champions returned to winning ways against Partick Thistle.

The Hoops’ record-breaking 69-match unbeaten domestic run came to a stunning end last Sunday when the Glasgow giants were hammered 4-0 by Hearts.

Celtic manager Rodgers proud at emphatic response against Thistle

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers praised his players for a perfect response as the Scottish champions returned to winning ways against Partick Thistle.

The Hoops’ record-breaking 69-match unbeaten domestic run came to a stunning end last Sunday when the Glasgow giants were hammered 4-0 by Hearts.

Celtic are still sharp, says Dembele

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic striker Moussa Dembele says his side’s focus remains on winning with Hamilton due to visit on Wednesday despite dropping points in two of their past three Scottish Premiership outings.

The champions extended their record-breaking domestic unbeaten run to 68 games with a 2-2 draw with Hibernian on Sunday but came close to seeing it end as Hibs came close to a late winner after battling back from two goals down.

Rangers sack manager Caixinha

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Glasgow (AFP) – Pedro Caixinha was sacked as Glasgow Rangers manager on Thursday after just seven months in charge, the Scottish Premiership club announced Thursday.

“The decision to part company with Pedro was taken after careful consideration and the search for a new manager will begin immediately,” read a statement from the Glasgow giants.

Rangers sack manager Caixinha

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Glasgow (AFP) – Pedro Caixinha was sacked as Glasgow Rangers manager on Thursday after just seven months in charge, the Scottish Premiership club announced Thursday.

“The decision to part company with Pedro was taken after careful consideration and the search for a new manager will begin immediately,” read a statement from the Glasgow giants.

Celtic away form as impressive as Liverpool, says Rodgers

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says his players showed they have the mentality to handle the big games as they turned on the style in a 3-0 win over nearest challengers Aberdeen on Wednesday.

Much had been made of the test Celtic would face from the Dons, with only goal difference separating the sides at the top of the Scottish Premiership before kick-off.

Celtic away form as impressive as Liverpool, says Rodgers

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says his players showed they have the mentality to handle the big games as they turned on the style in a 3-0 win over nearest challengers Aberdeen on Wednesday.

Much had been made of the test Celtic would face from the Dons, with only goal difference separating the sides at the top of the Scottish Premiership before kick-off.

Aberdeen set to give Celtic biggest test

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor says the Hoops are targeting back-to-back trebles as they prepare for their toughest domestic challenge of the season.

The Glasgow giants will make the trip to Pittodrie to take on Aberdeen on Wednesday with only goal difference separating the sides at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Aberdeen set to give Celtic biggest test

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor says the Hoops are targeting back-to-back trebles as they prepare for their toughest domestic challenge of the season.

The Glasgow giants will make the trip to Pittodrie to take on Aberdeen on Wednesday with only goal difference separating the sides at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Rogic stars as Celtic sink Rangers

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Glasgow (AFP) – Tom Rogic put Scottish champions Celtic on course for a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Rangers in the Old Firm derby at Ibrox on Saturday.

An open first half saw both sides spurn chances before the Hoops took a 50th minute lead thanks to a fierce strike from Socceroos star Rogic.

Rogic stars as Celtic sink Rangers

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Glasgow (AFP) – Tom Rogic put Scottish champions Celtic on course for a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Rangers in the Old Firm derby at Ibrox on Saturday.

An open first half saw both sides spurn chances before the Hoops took a 50th minute lead thanks to a fierce strike from Socceroos star Rogic.

Scottish football

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.

Wipe Out: Rangers’ Josh Windass Floors Own Manager Pedro Caixinha Three Minutes Into Old Firm Derby (Video)

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Rangers slumped to yet another Old Firm defeat as Celtic extended their domestic winning streak into a 58th game.

The Gers got things underway in foreboding fashion when, with less than three minutes on the clock, Josh Windass managed to deck his own manager, Pedro Caixinha, with an accidental sliding tackle.

English Premier League

Done deal: Ex-Tottenham and Liverpool defender makes shock move

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Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Steven Caulker has joined Dundee on an 18-month deal, the Scottish Premiership club have confirmed. The 26-year-old left Queens Park Rangers in December by mutual consent, having made 54 appearances for the Londoners.

The news comes as a shock given he’s spent his entire playing career in England, the majority of which has been in the Premier League and Championship, but Dundee convinced him to go to Scotland until the summer of 2019.

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Man Utd eyeing Celtic full-back; rising Fulham star a better option

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Manchester United are considering a move for Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney.

United have been strongly linkied with a move for Danny Rose, but Tottenham’s £50 million asking price and the player’s ongoing injury issues are proving problematical.

Manager Jose Mourinho has also considered Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon, while Alex Sandro is also in the frame although Juventus are reluctant to sell.

Odds update: Surprise candidate backed to take Rangers job

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Former Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has been backed down to 7/2 to be appointed as the new Rangers manager.

Karanka has been out of work since leaving Boro earlier this year and bookmakers are now listing him as second favourite for the role.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes remains the favourite, with Alex McLeish also prominent in the betting.

Rangers legend hits out at "untouchable" Celtic manager Rodgers

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Former Rangers star Kris Boyd has blasted Brendan Rodgers after Celtic’s 7-1 drubbing by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League earlier this week.

Celtic have gone unbeaten for 64 games on the domestic front, but their performances on the European stage have been less than impressive.

Former Rangers star now odds on to take over at Ibrox

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Former Rangers and Netherlands midfielder Giovanni van Bronckhorst is now odds on to be appointed as the new manager at Ibrox.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has drifted from 1/5 to 1/3 to replace Pedro Caixinha, but van Bronckhorst has emerged as a shock contender for the role.

The 42-year-old, is currently in charge of Feyenoord, is as low as 10/11 to rejoin his former club.

This 25/1 shot could be the next Rangers manager

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Former England boss Steve McClaren is set for talks with Rangers about becoming the club’s new manager.

The Scottish Premiership club have contacted McClaren about the role and will hold talks with him this week.

McClaren is currently working in Israel as a coach at Maccabi Tel Aviv, but he is interested in a return to Britain.

Former Rangers star urges club to appoint this manager

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Barry Ferguson has urged Rangers to pull out all the stops to secure the services of Derek McInnes as the club’s new manager.

Rangers have been linked with the current Aberdeen boss since sacking Pedro Caixinha and he insists his former club can’t afford to delay making a new appointment.

Rangers legend convinced former club should appoint this manager

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Barry Ferguson has urged Rangers to pull out all the stops to secure the services of Derek McInnes as the club’s new manager.

Rangers have been linked with the current Aberdeen boss since sacking Pedro Caixinha and he insists his former club can’t afford to delay making a new appointment.

Caixinha hanging on by a thread, time for 12/1 shot to take over

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Rangers’s disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Kilmarnock could signal the end for manager Pedro Caixinha.

Chris Burke’s injury-time equaliser earned the visitors a dramatic point, with the goal coming after Daniel Candeias had missed a 90th-minute penalty for Rangers.

The result saw Rangers drop to fourth in the Scottish Premiership, but Caixinha insists he’s still the right man for the job.

Former Liverpool star backs unlikely candidate for Arsenal job, fans of current club can rest easy

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Jamie Redknapp believes Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers will be in the frame to be Arsenal manager once Arsene Wenger leaves the club or retires.

Wenger has been under pressure at the Emirates Stadium in recent years, with many fans wanting him to quit the club.

The Frenchman has failed to guide the club to the Premier League title in a decade, although Arsenal have won the FA Cup three times in the past four seasons.

Former Celtic star wide of the mark over Sinclair's England claims; Ox isn't the answer either

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Chris Sutton accusation that Gareth Southgate’s approach towards Scott Sinclair’s England claims “smacks of arrogance” is significantly wide of the mark.

Sutton claimed that Sinclair should be in the England squad ahead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and while the Liverpool midfielder’s inclusion is questionable Sinclair certainly isn’t the answer.

Rangers legend hits out at Caixinha, another defeat could lead to the sack

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Barry Ferguson believes Pedro Caixinha’s criticism of members of his Rangers squad is a dangerous move to make.

The Rangers boss hit out at some of his home-based players after last weekend’s 2-0 defeat against Celtic, accusing them of creating a divide in the dressing room.

Ferguson says Caixinha’s behaviour is similar to something he experienced during his own playing days at Ibrox.

Celtic captain's row with Rangers' boss shows complete lack of class, a legend in his own mind

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For a player whose limitations were brutally exposed by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, Celtic captain Scott Brown has a lot to say for himself. Too much in fact.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha accused the midfielder of elbowing Alfredo Morelos during Saturday’s Old Firm meeting at Ibrox and Brown’s behaviour afterwards showed a complete lack of class.

Odds update: Former Rangers star tips Celtic to dominate title race

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Former Rangers defender Arthur Numan has dismissed the idea that the club could mount a serious challenge to Celtic’s dominance of the Scottish Premiership.

Rangers host Celtic on Saturday in the first Old Firm game of the season and the visitors are 4/6 to pick up all three points.

Numan believes a title bid will be beyond Rangers this term and says it could take at least three years for his old club to catch up with their big rivals.

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.

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.