Craig Fowler

Five biggest snubs from Scotland squad to face Lithuania and Malta

Gordon Strachan has said he’s picked a Scotland squad he can “trust”. Seeing as he’s under huge pressure given the failure to qualify for Euro 2016 and the indifferent World Cup qualification campaign to this point, familiarity is perhaps an attribute he shouldn’t be placing too much emphasis on at this moment in time.

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What re-signing Patrick Roberts means for Celtic

Patrick Roberts looks to be on the verge of rejoining Celtic on a season-long loan from Manchester City. Craig Fowler looks at what this would mean for Celtic if the beloved player returned.

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Ryan Jack won his appeal against the red card shown for his clash with Hibs' striker Anthony Stokes. Picture: SNS

10 times the Scottish FA appeals panel was surprisingly lenient

The upheld appeals of Esmael Goncalves and Ryan Jack from this past weekend further underlined the generosity of the Scottish FA panel when it comes to judging red cards.

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Ryan Jack and Anthony Stokes square up to each other during last weekend's match. Picture: SNS

Why video replay won’t rid Scottish football of refereeing controversy

Last weekend saw a scuffle and a rather bizarre red card, though 3,000 miles west of where you might have thought.

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Scott Sinclair nets his side's second goal of the game. Picture: Getty

Five things we learned from Celtic 5 - 0 Astana

Craig Fowler gives his take as Celtic all but cement their place in the Champions League group stages once more.

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Celtic's starting XI prior to the match. Picture: SNS

Celtic 5 - 0 Astana: How the Celtic players rated

Ratings out of ten for each and every player in the victorious Celtic side on a memorable night for the club.

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Referee Gerry Evans shows the first of four red cards to Pasquale Bruno. Picture: SNS

Remembering when Hearts had four men sent off against Rangers at Ibrox

Week two of the current Scottish Premiership season was one to remember, and perhaps one to forget from a refereeing perspective. Six players were sent off in just five games as our officials channelled their inner Dolores Umbridge and meted out punishments with surprising enthusiasm.

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Simon Murray has been a big hit with the Hibs fans already. Picture: Neil Hanna

Why Simon Murray reminds Hibs fans of Kenny Miller

Ahead of the big match between Rangers and Hibs tomorrow, we have a closer look at players from both sides. In this article, we herald the immediate impact of Simon Murray.

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Graham Dorrans netted twice against Motherwell last week. Picture: PA

What does Graham Dorrans bring to the Rangers starting XI?

Ahead of the big match between Rangers and Hibs tomorrow, we have a closer look at players from both sides. In this article, we examine Graham Dorrans’ role in the Rangers engine room.

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Kieran Tierney rides a challenge by Steven Lawless. Picture: SNS

Five things we learned from Partick Thistle 0 - 1 Celtic

Craig Fowler gives his take after Celtic continue their undefeated domestic run with a victory at Firhill.

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Ryan Edwards and Olivier Ntcham fight for possession. Picture: SNS

Partick Thistle 0 - 1 Celtic: How the players rated on each side

Ratings out of 10 for every player involved in Celtic’s 1-0 win over Partick Thistle.

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Celtic's Olivier Ntcham impressed against Hearts. Picture: SNS

How every new signing fared on their debut in the SPFL Premiership

Craig Fowler gives his take on the performances by every summer signing in the Ladbrokes Premiership this past weekend.

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Graham Dorrans celebrates after opening the scoring against Motherwell. Picture: SNS

Five things we learned from Motherwell 1 - 2 Rangers

Craig Fowler gives his take as Rangers defeat Motherwell on the opening weekend of the Ladbrokes Premiership season.

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Graham Dorrans puts Rangers 2-1 up from the penalty spot. Picture: PA

Motherwell 1 - 2 Rangers: How the players rated on each side

Marks out of ten for every player in Rangers’ 2-1 victory over Motherwell at Fir Park.

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Jamie Walker led the Scottish Premiership in shots on goal. Picture: Ian Georgeson

11 SPFL Premiership stats and what they tell us about the new season

Craig Fowler has collated 11 of the most surprising statistics from the 2016-17 Scottish Premiership season and how they relate to the new campaign, which begins on Saturday.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers and his side emerged victorious from the crucial clash in Norway. Picture: AP

Five things we learned from Rosenborg 0 - 1 Celtic

Celtic will be in Friday’s draw for the Champions League play-off after defeating Rosenborg 1-0. Here’s Craig Fowler’s take on the match in Trondheim.

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Celtic's Scott Brown, right, and Mike Jensen battle for possession. Picture: AP

Rosenborg 0 - 1 Celtic: How the Celtic players rated

Marks out of 10 for every player in the victorious Celtic side following the club’s away win in Rosenborg.

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Ian Catho was sacked by Hearts on Tuesday. Picture: ian Georgeson

Five media faux pas of ex-Hearts boss Ian Cathro

As expressed yesterday, this writer’s opinion is that the biggest problem with Ian Cathro wasn’t his character, it was his inability to get Hearts playing with any sort of structure or a cohesive gameplan throughout his time in charge.

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Hearts decided to part company with Ian Cathro on Tuesday. Picture: PA

Six tactical disasters of Ian Cathro’s time at Hearts

A look back at six matches which ended up defining Ian Cathro’s brief spell as Hearts head coach.

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Ian Cathro has left Hearts following a terrible start to the 2017/18 season. Picture: SNS

Why it’s still wrong to say Kris Boyd was right about Ian Cathro

The ex-Rangers striker believed Ian Cathro would fail because of lack of man-management skills, but it was an altogether different flaw which doomed the head coach at Hearts, as Craig Fowler writes.

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