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Scottish Premier League News March 2014

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by Lisa Dillon

Scotland

The resurgence of fortunes within the Scottish national team continued with a friendly win over Poland in an interesting prelude to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. The teams will come up against one another in October in a competitive qualifier, but manager Gordon Strachan dismissed the suggestion that the 1-0 victory, courtesy of a Scott Brown goal, was a psychological advantage.

Galatasaray v Celtic 2014 Highlights Antalya Cup Final 5-4 Penalty Shootout Video

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Scottish Premier League News January 2014

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by Ali Morello

CELTIC

Neil Lennon has dismissed any suggestion that Celtic will be preparing to make a marquee signing in the looming January transfer window - and the Hoops boss isn't of a mind to bring in a box office name on the back of a short-term loan deal.

Trabzonspor v Celtic Highlights 2014 1-3 Antalya Cup Friendly Pukki Balde Emre Goals Video

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Scottish Premier League News December 2013

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by Ali Morello

CELTIC

Neil Lennon could not hide his anguish as Celtic went out of the group stages of the UEFA Champions League limply and without any of the fight and determination which has characterised recent campaigns in the illustrious competition.

Getting back in the swing

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The season's first competitive game for a Scottish side last night.

And a 3-0 win for Celtic in their Champion's League qualifier against Cliftonville, a fine start to their three round route to the Champion's League proper.

Tonight Hibs and St Johnstone face away games to Malmo and Rosenborg as they look to buck the SPL's recent travails in Europa League qualifying woes.

New Celtic 2013/14 Home Kit Honours Famous Number 7′s

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CELTIC will open a new chapter in their long and illustrious history with this brand new home kit for the 2013/14 season.

After a momentous 125th anniversary campaign, notable for an impressive league and Scottish Cup double, a stunning UEFA Champions League victory over the mighty Barcelona and qualification for the knockout stages of the tournament, Neil Lennon´s side have their sights fixed firmly on the future, represented by quality players like Kris Commons and Joe Ledley, as well as exciting emerging talents such as Tom Rogic and Tony Watt, and a new contemporary on-field look for the new season.

Juventus favourites in their Champions League clash with Celtic

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Juventus are back in European action this week as they travel to Scotland to face SPL side Celtic in the Champions League last 16. The Italians are top of Serie A and will be betting favourites to prevail through to the quarter-finals, however after the Scots beat Barcelona on home soil earlier in the campaign the Bianconeri should be wary ahead of the first leg.

SPL: Breaking bad?

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The SPL's winter leave of absence seems to have taken a few people by surprise.

It is only a fortnight though and we're not supposed to have a winter break as such, so they've maybe been trying to keep it quiet.

There also seems a reasonable chance that the holiday will land plum in the middle of the most clement stretch of winter weather.

SPL: The Joy of Six

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A Saturday Superstore tomorrow. With Neil Doncaster as Mike Read and a half time interview with Craig Brown filling in for a wacky live link with Cheggers.

A splendid SPL smorgasbord seeing out September. Alarming alliteration aside, we can sit back and enjoy six games in the top flight.

Scottish football

Snapshot: Eric Djemba-Djemba Unveiled At St. Mirren Wearing Authentic Scottish Attire…

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By Chris Wright

After sealing arguably the most high-profile acquisition of the January cattle market, St. Mirren finally got around to officially unveiling new signing Eric Djemba-Djemba this morning after the 32-year-old Cameroon midfielder joined the SPL side on a short-term deal a few days ago having been released by Partizan Belgrade in December, just six months into a two-year deal.

Tricky Dicky: Dundee United’s Gary Mackay-Steven Sweet First, Second & Third Touch vs Kilmarnock (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Sounding like a character from Porridge and widely regarded as the most exciting player in the SPL, Dundee United's Gary Mackay-Steven showed why with a deft little piece of show-boatery against Killie at the weekend...

Not bad, eh Jose?

Trusty Shiels of truth

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Quite the week.

A home draw with Arbroath and Champions League progression.

An Edinburgh derby delivering delight - for some - even in its prodigious incompetence as a game of football.

A Highland derby delivering the game of a Scottish Cup weekend.

Boycotts and bickering.

Your game needs you

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What do Scottish football fans want?

Ask 100 people. Get 99 different answers.

We're not short of opinions. Events this summer showed that there are times when clubs are forced to listen.

Too often though clubs feel able to ignore the paying punter.

Partly that's the arrogance of a game that wants to run itself as a business while ignoring its "customers.

SPL: Inverness v Ross County

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As one derby door closes, so another opens.

A Highland derby in the SPL for the first time.

Scottish football is dull, parochial, stagnating. Often it is.

But tonight offers something more positive.

A game that represents a geographic expansion that those with power in the central belt long resisted, it's about two clubs making steady rather than spectacular progress through the leagues and it shows that opening the league structure to new blood can result in different clubs being successfully integrated into the game.

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Another Yank Comes Marching In

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By: Cole White

You can officially add Maurice Edu to the list of United States national team players who are coming home and finding a place with a team in Major League Soccer. First Dempsey, then Bradley, followed by Parkhurst, and now Edu. All four have returned home, and now play in the league in which they first made a name for themselves.

Another Yank Comes Marching In

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By: Cole White

You can officially add Maurice Edu to the list of United States national team players who are coming home and finding a place with a team in Major League Soccer. First Dempsey, then Bradley, followed by Parkhurst, and now Edu. All four have returned home, and now play in the league in which they first made a name for themselves.

Another Yank Comes Marching In

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By: Cole White

You can officially add Maurice Edu to the list of United States national team players who are coming home and finding a place with a team in Major League Soccer. First Dempsey, then Bradley, followed by Parkhurst, and now Edu. All four have returned home, and now play in the league in which they first made a name for themselves.

Another Yank Comes Marching In

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By: Cole White

You can officially add Maurice Edu to the list of United States national team players who are coming home and finding a place with a team in Major League Soccer. First Dempsey, then Bradley, followed by Parkhurst, and now Edu. All four have returned home, and now play in the league in which they first made a name for themselves.

The Undervaluing Case of Maurice Edu

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By: Rescinded Red

There seems to be an issue for some over the rumored $1.2 million salary Maurice Edu was offered by the Philadelphia Union. Whether the Major League Soccer front office actually blocked the signing for financial reasons or simply used it as a negotiation ploy will hopefully come to light in due time.

The Undervaluing Case of Maurice Edu

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There seems to be an issue for some over the rumored $1.2 million salary Maurice Edu was offered by the Philadelphia Union. Whether the Major League Soccer front office actually blocked the signing for financial reasons or simply used it as a negotiation ploy will hopefully come to light in due time.

The Undervaluing Case of Maurice Edu

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By: Rescinded Red

There seems to be an issue for some over the rumored $1.2 million salary Maurice Edu was offered by the Philadelphia Union. Whether the Major League Soccer front office actually blocked the signing for financial reasons or simply used it as a negotiation ploy will hopefully come to light in due time.

Rangers & The SPL Commission’s Verdict

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BBC Scotland's senior football reporter Chris McLaughlin broke the news that Rangers would not be stripped of Scottish Premier League (SPL) titles by an SPL Independent Commission an hour before its findings were formally released on Thursday. The initial reaction from delighted Rangers fans was that their club was exonerated by the Commission of any breach of SPL rules in their registration of players paid partly through Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs).

Kris Boyd Signs with Kilmarnok of the Scottish Premier League

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It looks like the former Portland Timbers designated player has rejoined the Scottish Premier League with his former team Kilmarnok. BBC Sport is reporting today that he's set to join the side pending a medical leave of absence. This was the team where Boyd got his start at in the SPL and where he scored over 60 goals.

Hearts Secure Danny Wilson On Loan Deal

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Hearts have agreed to sign the former Rangers defender Danny Wilson on loan from Liverpool until May, pending international clearance.
The Scotland defender, 21, has been on loan at Bristol City recently but played only one match due to injury.
He is John McGlynn's first squad addition since the Scottish Premier League relaxed Hearts' signing ban.

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Hull City May Bid £1million For Celtic Striker Georgios Samaras When Window Opens

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Hull City are preparing a £1million bid for Celtic and Greece striker Georgios Samaras in the hopes of bringing the footballer back to the Premier League.

The 28-year-old 6ft 4in striker previously played at Manchester City and Heerenveen, but his current contract at Celtic is set to expire at the end of this season and there's a doubt whether Celtic plan on extending it.

Liverpool Set To Swoop For Norwegian

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Liverpool supporters believe their club is set for a busy summer and Sky Sports report that Celtic defender Thomas Rogne could be set for a summer switch to Anfield.
The 22-year-old's contract expires this summer and he admits that his future remains uncertain amid interest from Anfield after he turned down an offer of a new contract from the SPL side.

Scottish football reconstruction

Reconstruction: Yes? No? Who cares?

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Another week closer to the reconstruction that will save Scottish football.

Or another week further away from the reconstruction that will save Scottish football.

On Monday St Mirren poked their head out from under Neil Doncaster's blanket of SPL unanimity to confirm that actually they wouldn't be voting "yes" to the 12+12+18 structure after all:

"The concept of playing 22 games prior to breaking into three leagues of eight, including the middle eight losing their points gained in the first series of games, is not a system we see as taking the game forward in the long term.

I'm a muppet and other tales of reconstruction

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I've been a little neglectful of the blog of late.

Real life stomped through the door uninvited, turned 2013 into a big bundle of rubbish and left even a little light blogging a stretch too far.

Beyond turning up at Easter Road and groaning quite a lot at what I've been watching, Scottish football has been a care too much.

I'm a muppet and other tales of reconstruction

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I've been a little neglectful of the blog of late.

Real life stomped through the door uninvited, turned 2013 into a big bundle of rubbish and left even a little light blogging a stretch too far.

Beyond turning up at Easter Road and groaning quite a lot at what I've been watching, Scottish football has been a care too much.

Scottish football: Reinventing the wheel

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12 + 12 + 18 = 8 + 8 + 8 + 18 = 36 + 36 + 36 + 34.

With such simple equations are Scottish football resurrections secured.

If the SPL is about to die, the dictators of the ancien regime are going to get their way before the peasants storm the castle.

12 + 12 + 18.

Reconstruction: Home and away

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European football is once again to be buffeted by the winds of change.

UEFA are considering dropping the Europa League and doubling the Champions League to accommodate 64 teams.

Nothing is final yet but a decision is likely to be made by 2014.

Having been treated by like a second rate tournament by its organisers - and some of its participants - the Europa League hasn't been as fiscally rewarding as the Champions League.

Scottish football: Reconstruction rivals

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"The battle lines were drawn months ago and the main players have been digging the trenches.

"But listen closely and you will hear the first volleys being fired as Scottish football edges closer, yet again, to civil war."

So spake the BBC's Chris McLaughlin as the latest contributions emerged in the eternal "reconstruction of Scottish football" debate.

Hibs

SPL: Stuttering Hibs

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Fifth in the league, a point better off after 26 games of this season than they were after the SPL had run it's course last season.

Hibs fans, punch drunk from their annus horribilis, heard promises in the summer of a rebuilt side capable of making progress.

A top six berth after two-thirds of the season does indeed point to progress.

Clear Motherwell Goal Disallowed v Hibernian

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Video courtesy of SPL.

Motherwell may feel hard done by despite being thrashed 4-0 against Hibs last night and well they should be after this Steve Hammell header was disallowed despite Hibs keeper Ben Williams clearly scooping the ball back from behind the line. And there was a little matter of 3 penalties awarded to Hibs with two of them converted.

Rangers

Rangers: Say no evil

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Jim Traynor has spoken.

We better all listen.

His second blog as the supremo of communications at Ibrox - jolly decent it was of the Daily Record to give him his first Rangers blog as part of his valedictory message to their paying readers - hit every target.

Let nobody accuse James of being high brow.

GIF It: Rangers’ Ian Black on the receiving end of a kung-fu kick

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Rangers are discovering that life in the Scottish Third Division can be a bit tougher than the relative luxury of the SPL. This point was neatly illustrated by last weekend's trip to Stirling Albion. Ian Black got a nice imprint of some Third Division studs on his chest, kung-fu style. Via 101GG


The Rest

2013-14 Scottish Premier League Season Will Be Shown on US TV

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With FOX Soccer shutting down either in August or September, and many of its soccer rights transferring to FOX Sports 1 when the new network launches on August 17, there have been a lot of questions regarding the status of the Scottish Premier League and whether fans will still be able to watch the league in the United States.

SPL: A pie for a new era?

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Is the homogenisation of the football experience set to take another giant leap forward?

Reports this week suggest that Greggs, highly visible high street purveyors of steak bakes, are in talks to take over the catering franchises at every SPL club.

The Greggs phenomenon has pretty much passed me by.

SPL: Dundee United v Aberdeen

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According to the encyclopedic @SPLstats Saturday will be the 87th time Dundee United have hosted Aberdeen in a league game at Tannadice.

In the previous 86 matches there have been 29 home wins, 28 away win and 29 draws.

The insperable New Firm.

They've been plotting different routes through the SPL this season though.