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Championship

Five reasons for Falkirk’s dreadful 2017/18 campaign so far

Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to Dundee United left Falkirk without a win in six games and sitting second bottom of the Ladbrokes Championship table, yet to win a match under new boss Paul Hartley.

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Dunfermlines Andy Ryan, left, celebrates his goal with team-mates during last nights 1-1 draw with Morton. Picture: SNS.

Dunfermline 1 - 1 Morton: Gary Oliver ends his goal drought

Gary Oliver produced a finish which was clinical and cathartic in equal measure as the Morton striker’s first goal in 11 months secured a richly merited 1-1 draw against 
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Alfredo Morelos missed a host of chances for Rangers. Picture: SNS

Five things we learned from the Scottish football weekend

Craig Fowler takes a look back at the weekend’s action in Scottish football.

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Dundee United's Jamie Robson celebrates his goal with team-mate Scott McDonald. Picture: SNS

Dundee United 3 - 0 Falkirk: Laszlo’s men go top of table

Csaba Laszlo watched his Dundee United side stride to the top of the Championship, before warning them to prepare for a battle to stay there.

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Dean Shiels challenges Joe McKee during the Challenge Cup match in September. Picture: SNS

Joe McKee hearing over ‘Dean Shiels eye taunt’ delayed until December

A disciplinary case against Falkirk’s Joe McKee has been adjourned until next month.

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The most expensive season ticket is at Ibrox. Picture: John Devlin

Season ticket prices rise in three of four Scottish football divisions

The average price of a season ticket in three of Scotland’s four tiers of senior football has risen, according to a BBC survey.

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Callum Donaldson of Hibs takes on Celtic's Calvin Miller during a clash at the Oriam in Edinburgh. Picture: SNS Group

SFA confirms Project Brave academy placings

The Scottish Football Association has confirmed club placings within its new Project Brave academy structure.

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Kris Boyd has defended his comments on Ryan Jack. Picture: TSPL

Rumour Mill: Celtic ‘not likely to sign Chelsea starlet’ | Ryan Hardie given boost by Rangers boss | Kris Boyd defends Jack criticism

BRENDAN Rodgers is unlikely to follow up his interest in Chelsea’s wantaway midfielder Charly Musonda; Rangers youngster Ryan Hardie given boost by caretaker boss; Kris Boyd has defended his crticisim of Ryan Jack’s Scotland call up and more in Sunday’s Rumour Mill

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Kevin O'Hara, right, was alleged to have taunted Dean Shiels. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk striker banned for eight games over Dean Shiels ‘abuse’

Falkirk striker Kevin O’Hara has received an eight-match ban for “excessive misconduct”.

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Csaba Laszlo, left, is unveiled as the new manager of Dundee United by chairman Stephen Thompson. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Csaba Laszlo says he’s a better boss for Romanov experience

Csaba Laszlo is back in Scottish
football and the new Dundee United manager believes he is a better coach now than when he guided Hearts to third place in the top flight eight years ago.

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Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson says playing in the Championship is causing the club financial pain. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

This club will always be around, says Dundee United chairman

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson has promised the club won’t go to the wall if they fail to win promotion to the Premiership this season.

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The ex-Hearts manager has returned to Scottish football. Picture: Jane Barlow

Done Deal: Csaba Laszlo becomes next manager of Dundee United

Dundee United have confirmed Csaba Laszlo as their next manager.

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O'Hara and Shiels clashed after a foul by the Dunfermline forward on the Bairns youngster. Picture Michael Gillen.

Falkirk duo charged over Dean Shiels ‘missing eye abuse’

Falkirk duo Kevin O’Hara and Joe McKee could face bans after allegedly abusing Dunfermline player Dean Shiels about his missing eye, writes Alan Temple.

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Rumour Mill: Rodgers dismisses talk of EPL return | Rangers players to blame for sackings | Shiels taunted over missing eye

Brendan Rodgers has distanced himself from a return to England, Danny Wilson insists Rangers stars have to take blame for failed managers, and two Falkirk players are in the dock after taunting ex-Hibs and Rangers star Dean Shiels.

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Willie Dyer scored a late own goal. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Brechin 0 - 1 Dumbarton: Late own goal costs City

Brechin’s miserable season continued as a late own goal handed Dumbarton the spoils in this so-called six-pointer.

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Inverness CT's John Baird is chased by Livingston's Keaghan Jacobs. Picture: SNS/Bruce White

Livingston 0 - 0 Inverness CT: Cutting edge posted missing

There was no shortage of commitment but a distinct lack of cutting edge ensured that these two sides fought out their first ever goal-less draw.

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Callum Fordyce netted the winner for Queen of the South. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Morton 1 - 2 Queen of the South: Three wins from three for Queens

Queen of the South secured a third consecutive win when they came from behind to triumph 2-1 at Morton thanks to Callum Fordyce’s goal.

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Kallum Higginbotham put Dunfermline ahead before being sent off. Picture: SNS/Sammy Turner

Falkirk 1 - 1 Dunfermline: Pars rue Higginbotham red card

Crazy. It was an adjective used repeatedly by Dunfermline manager Allan Johnston after this tempestuous derby and it succinctly summed up an incredible 90 minutes that left nine-man Dunfermline clinging on courageously to take a point back over the Forth.

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Dundee Utd's Sam Stanton scores to make it 2-0. Picture: SNS/Roddy Scott

Dundee United 2 - 1 St Mirren: No manager, no problem for Arabs

No manager, no problem for Dundee United. Having dispensed with Ray McKinnon’s services as they became alarmed at a widening gap between themselves and Championship leaders St Mirren, they have now, in the space of two games, drawn themselves neck and neck with the Paisley side under the charge of caretaker Laurie Ellis.

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Interim Dundee united manager Laurie Ellis oversaw a win against Dumbarton in his first match in charge. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Csaba Laszlo and John Hughes to discover Dundee United fate

Dundee United will face Championship leaders St Mirren at Tannadice this afternoon with first-team coach Laurie Ellis still in charge of the side.

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