A MALTESE referee who was enlisted by the SFA during last season's controversial referees' strike will handle Scotland's visit of Denmark tomorrow.
THE five per cent pay increase taking referees' Scottish Premier League match fees to £840 that was announced yesterday could be considered generous in these economically straitened times.
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Calum Murray has denied claims made by Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson that he offered pleas in mitigation to the SFA disciplinary committee for Madjid Bougherra manhandling him during March's explosive Old Firm Scottish Cup replay. At an SFA hearing Bougherra received just a £2,500 fine and a warning.
REFEREE Willie Collum has brandished an astonishing 14 red cards this season.
THE Scottish Football Association said last night it is considering taking legal action against a leading Scottish QC who accused them of being "biased" and "the laughing stock of the world".
El-Hadji Diouf could find himself in further disciplinary trouble after criticising referee Calum Murray as the fall-out from the controversial Scottish Cup clash between Rangers and Celtic on 2 March continues.
NEIL Lennon's lawyer has urged the Celtic manager to defy the Scottish Football Association and enter the dug-out after he completes a five-match suspension, even if the game's governing body believes the ban is for eight games.
The Scottish Football Association has announced today that John Fleming will replace Hugh Dallas as the new head of referee development.
In today's Rumour Mill: Rino in "Scottish" spat with Joe Jordan; Scotland v Brazil, part ten; Strachan stokes the embers of the Hugh Dallas row; plus the rest of the day's football news and gossip.
REMEMBER all that talk of conspiracy we were hearing a few weeks back? All those demands from Celtic for clarification and investigation? It's gone a bit quiet on that front lately. In fact, for weeks now, whole matches have come and gone without any cries of injustice or protestations of persecution.
ON THE day that Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan called for an end to the ongoing public discord between his organisation and Celtic, Parkhead manager Neil Lennon was severely censured by the governing body.
SCOTTISH Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan has called on both Celtic and his own president George Peat to refrain from airing their grievances with each other in public as he attempts to foster better relations between clubs and match officials.
WE can't go on like this. Sooner or later - and preferably the former - a settlement has to be reached in the dispute between the Scottish Football Association and Celtic over refereeing standards.
IN THE business of the bullet, the bomb and the belligerent man who draws the heat to him like no other in Scottish football, Johan Mjallby has many opinions.
He said he was walking along the street as the sun was going down. He was feeling melancholy. He looked to the sky and suddenly the colour changed to blood-red. He stopped walking and leaned against a fence, exhausted. He stood there trembling with fear and felt a long unending scream was going through all of nature.
CELTIC assistant manager Johan Mjallby insists they will never stop fighting for what they feel is right following a week of disagreements with the Scottish Football Association.
In today's Rumour Mill: De Rosario fails to win Celtic deal, Rooney a target for Hibs and Miller still in contention at Ibrox.
NEIL Lennon has won some sympathy from his Hibernian counterpart Colin Calderwood over the controversial refereeing decisions which angered the Celtic manager in Wednesday night's 1-1 draw with Hamilton.
IT was perfectly understandable that Paddy McCourt yesterday declined to speak about the bullet he was sent in the post from his native Northern Ireland. Why discuss such rancour when your nature appears to be all about remaining reasonable?
CELTIC manager Neil Lennon was left lamenting officialdom once more after referee Willie Collum and his assistant Tom Murphy appeared guilty of a series of errors in the 1-1 draw between the Glasgow club and Hamilton Accies at New Douglas Park last night.