Craig Fowler

The 4 biggest Championship player of the year snubs

The votes have been counted and the nominees announced: this year’s SPFA Scottish Championship Player of the Year award winner will be contested between Jason Cummings and John McGinn, both of Hibs, along with Queen of the South striker Stephen Dobbie and Morton midfielder Ross Forbes.

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A joyous Scott Sinclair celebrates scoring from the penalty spot. Picture: Getty

Five things we learned from Celtic 2 - 0 Rangers

Craig Fowler gives his take as Celtic cruise past Rangers into the Scottish Cup final.

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Six most important players in Sunday’s Old Firm semi-final

Craig Fowler looks at the key players in Sunday’s Old Firm semi-final.

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Six most important players in Saturday’s Hibs v Aberdeen semi

Craig Fowler looks at the key players in today’s Scottish Cup semi-final between Hibs and Aberdeen.

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Paul Hartley was sacked as manager of Dundee on Monday afternoon. Picture: SNS

Judging all 44 of Paul Hartley’s Dundee signings

Ironically, the departure of Paul Hartley is quite reminiscent to that of his former Dundee derby foe, Jackie McNamara. When news of each sacking was announced, many pundits remarked that “he dealt a bad hand” by the sale of star players. In McNamara’s case it was Stuart Armstrong, Gary Mackay-Steven and Nadir Ciftci. For Hartley it was Greg Stewart and Kane Hemmings.

Aberdeen's Graeme Shinnie and Malaury Martin square up. Pic: SNS

Five most intriguing post-split Premiership fixtures

The SPFL today announced the post-split fixtures in the Ladbrokes Premiership. Here are the five most intriguing encounters between the split and the end of the season.

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Fans are complaining about Celtic being scheduled for four post-split fixtures. Picture: SNS

Five biggest gripes with the post-split fixtures

Every time anything is announced in Scottish football there’s an unhealthy amount of moaning to go along with it, and the post-split fixtures for the Ladbrokes Premiership are no exception.

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Liam Lindsay (right) has been in outstanding form for Partick Thistle this season. Picture: SNS

Five reasons Partick Thistle have become a top-six side

Craig Fowler looks at the rise of the Jags, a team that were struggling in the relegation battle at the turn of the year and have now confirmed their highest league finish in 36 years

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Lewis Vaughan has been in fine form since signing for Dumbarton on loan. Picture: SNS

Is this the worst transfer of the Scottish football season?

Forget Joey Barton, Scott Boden or any of the 16 signings Hearts have made - Raith Rovers’ decision to loan striker Lewis Vaughan to Championship relegation rivals Dumbarton could be the worst transfer move of the Scottish football season, as Craig Fowler writes

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Dundee United's Tony Andreu has been excellent all season. Picture: SNS

The 10 Scottish Championship player of the year hopefuls

Award season is firmly heating up with player and young player of the year nominations likely to be announced within the next couple of weeks.

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Former Hearts striker Tony Watt with the Scottish Cup. Picture: SNS

Five smoking hot takes from Scottish Cup PR stars

There have been a succession of ex-players and managers who’ve been invited to talk up the William Hill Scottish Cup this season - most of whom have shot straight from the hip and provided some juicy headlines.

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Rangers striker Kenny Miller opens the scoring against Aberdeen. Picture: SNS

Why Kenny Miller deserves a new contract at Rangers

The striker took one step closer to winning a new contract by showing the Rangers manager exactly the kind of player he is. Craig Fowler writes

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Rangers' Joe Dodoo celebrates his goal. Picture: SNS

Five things we learned from Aberdeen 0 - 3 Rangers

Craig Fowler gives his take as Rangers secure three points at Pittodrie despite facing a lot of pressure from the hosts.

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"You picked WHO as manager of the year?" Picture: Michael Gillen

Craig Fowler: Six dreadful Scottish Premiership predictions

“I’ve learned that the best political reporters never make predictions.”

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Celtic have wrapped up the title. Now they chase the Scottish Cup and the chance to finish the season undefeated. Picture: SNS

Only Celtic can stop the champions from becoming invincible

Celtic were simply devastating in their victory over Hearts. The finishing was emphatic, they ruthlessly exposed their opponents’ weaknesses, and they capitalised on mistake time after time after time. And, to top it off, they did so without the firepower of Leigh Griffiths and Moussa Dembele, racking up five goals en route to the single biggest league win at Tynecastle since the early 1970s.

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Liam Boyce has netted only once in the league in 2017. Picture: SNS

Why is the league’s third top scorer playing in midfield?

Liam Boyce sits behind only Scott Sinclair and Moussa Dembele in the goalscorer charts, but he’s been used mainly in midfield by struggling Ross County. Craig Fowler examines the reasons behind the move and why County fans are unhappy with it

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Celtic's Scott Sinclair fires home the penalty to make it 5-0. Picture: SNS

Five things we learned from Hearts 0 - 5 Celtic

Celtic are Ladbrokes Premiership champions once again after hammering Hearts at Tynecastle. Craig Fowler gives his take on the emphatic victory

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Greg Tansey will move from Inverness CT to Aberdeen in the summer. Picture: SNS

What Aberdeen will be getting in new signing Greg Tansey

Greg Tansey will join Aberdeen in the summer once his contract with Inverness CT expires. Craig Fowler gives his take on the deal

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The 11 Scottish Premiership Player of the Year hopefuls

With award season around the corner, Craig Fowler looks into his crystal ball and picks the four players most likely to receive SPFA Player of the Year award nominations for their play in the 2016/17 season, along with seven hopefuls who have an outsider’s chance.

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