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Another Scottish Cup farce as draw has to be redone

A William Hill Scottish Cup draw descended into farce for the second time in under two years last night when Brora Rangers were called out twice.

Scottish Cup
Greg Hurst pulled one back for East Fife. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

League One round-up: Raith work hard for the win

Raith Rovers extended their lead at the top but had to work hard to beat Arbroath 2-0 at Stark’s Park.

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Albions top scorer Alan Trouten put the home side in front

League One round-up: Wee Rovers give Raith a shock

Raith Rovers suffered their first league defeat of the season when they went down 2-1 at Albion Rovers.

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Gary Bollan has been sacked following a poor start to Forfar Athletic's season in League One. Picture: SNS

Gary Bollan sacked by Forfar Athletic

Forfar have sacked manager Gary Bollan after five successive defeats in Ladbrokes League One.

Forfar Athletic
Liam Buchanan opened the scoring after three minutes. Picture: Sammy Turner/SNS

League One round-up: Leaders Raith in five star display

Raith Rovers moved six points clear at the top with a thumping 5-0 win at Queen’s Park.

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Raith's Lewis Vaughan netted for the tenth consecutive game

League One round-up: Raith Rovers extend their lead

Raith Rovers stretched their advantage at the top with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Ayr United at Stark’s Park.

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Lewis Vaughan, who has scored 13 goals in nine matches so far, shows off his League 1 Player of the Month trophy for August. Picture: SNS.

Lewis Vaughan reviving Raith Rovers after applying fatal blow

Lewis Vaughan is desperate to fire Raith Rovers back to the Championship after playing a massive role in sending them down to League 1.

Raith Rovers
Ryan Thomson scored twice to levelthe game. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

League One round-up: Ayr leave it late in seven-goal battle

Ayr United kept up their unblemished league record but left it late to win a seven-goal thriller at Stair Park.

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Hibs fans sold-out their allocation at Ibrox. Picture: SNS/Rob Casey

Record number of fans attend SPFL matches in opening two weeks

A record number of football fans, nearly quarter of a million, have attended 2 games throughout the SPFL during the first two weekends of the new league season.

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Rumour Mill: Celtic want Dutch international | Police probe Lennon threats | No Celtic return for Roberts

Celtic are tracking Feyenoord left-back Miquel Nelom, Police Scotland confirm they are looking into online threats on Neil Lennon and Patrick Roberts is not returning to Celtic before their Champions League qualifier against Astana.

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Craig Moore put Ayr United ahead on their way to victory. Picture Craig Foy/SNS

League One round-up: Ayr bounce back while Rovers hit five

Ayr United resumed normal service after their Betfred Cup blip at Easter Road in midweek with a handsome 3-0 win over Forfar at Somerset Park.

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Craig Moore in action for Ayr United. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

League One round-up: Moore the merrier for Ayr United

A Craig Moore inspired Ayr United were the division’s big winners as they ran out 5-1 victors at Cliftonhill against Albion Rovers to open their season.

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Ralph Topping is stepping down as chairman of the SPFL. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Interview: Ralph Topping on visiting Ibrox with a priest

Given he was instrumental in William Hill, where he rose to chief executive from part-time shop employee, sponsoring the Scottish Cup, and bearing in mind his unpaid stretch as chairman of the SPFL, which officially ends next month, few could accuse Ralph Topping of not putting a lot into Scottish football.

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Ralph Topping says the SPFL has taken the best possible legal advice. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

SPFL’s Ralph Topping stands firm amid title stripping calls

Outgoing SPFL chairman Ralph Topping is confident the organisation can withstand attempts from clubs and fans to question the validity of titles won by Rangers following last week’s Supreme Court verdict in the Big Tax Case.

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Murdoch MacLennan will replace Ralph Topping as the new independent non-executive chairman of the Scottish Professional Football League.
 Picture: Geoff Pugh for the Telegraph

Media man Murdoch MacLennan is appointed new SPFL chairman

Murdoch MacLennan has been appointed as the new chairman of the Scottish Professional Football League.

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Stephen Craigan recently called for Scottish football making the switch. Picture: PA

Poll: Should Scottish football switch to summer football?

The latest struggles by some of our clubs in Europe has reignited the summer football debate once more. Vote in our poll to have your say on the matter.

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Neil Doncaster hailed the new deal. Picture: Ian Rutherford

SPFL announce ‘new and improved’ deal with BBC Alba

The SPFL have announced a “new and improved” deal with BBC Alba which will see the broadcaster show games from each of the four league divisions over the next three seasons.

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Rangers' colt team took part in the past season's Irn-Bru Cup. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

SPFL consider introducing colt teams into league system

The SPFL has confirmed that it is in discussion with clubs regarding the introduction of colt teams into the league pyramid.

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Darren Young has been appointed as the new East Fife manager. Pic: SNS/Gary Hutchison

Darren Young appointed as East Fife manager

East Fife have appointed Darren Young as their manager.

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Brechin City players celebrate winning promotion to the Championship after defeating Alloa on penalties. Picture: SNS.

Brechin’s Darren Dods relishes battles with former clubs

Brechin City manager Darren Dods will lead his side in the battle for Championship league points next season against his former playing clubs Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Falkirk, while another ex-employer, Dundee United, are also possible opponents after the Glebe Park men came out on top in a fantastic play-off struggle at Alloa.

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