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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.
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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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Forfar players celebrate promotion to Ladbrokes League One. Pic: SNS/Gary Hutchison

Peterhead 1 - 5 Forfar Athletic (Agg 2-7): The Loons promoted

Forfar Athletic earned promotion to League One with an emphatic 5-1 defeat of Peterhead, giving them a 7-2 aggregate win.

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Two ducks taking in a match in May 1966. Picture: TSPL

Quiz: Name the Scottish football grounds

We’ve rooted around in our extensive archives to find 23 photographs of Scottish football grounds from the 1950s and 60s.

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Forfar's Gavin Swankie netted a double. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Forfar 4 - 2 Annan (agg 6-4): Loons reach the play-off final

They say a week is a long time in politics but yesterday Forfar discovered that phrase also rings true in football.

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Aberdeen's Jonny Hayes and Celtic's Scott Brown in action during the Betfred Cup final. Picture: SNS

Quiz: How well do you know 2016/17 Scottish football season?

The season is drawing to a close with the lower leagues having wrapped up their regular seasons and the Ladbrokes Premiership just three games from finishing. Test your knowledge of what’s occurred in Scottish football over the past 10 months.

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Queens Park took the lead through on loan Dario Zannata. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

League One round-up: Airdrie make the play offs

Airdrieonians secured their play-off place as they came from behind to beat Queen’s Park 3-2 at home.

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Cowdenbeath manager Gary Locke will be looking to rescue the Blue Brazil from the relegation play-off place. Picture: SNS

The five biggest games in Scottish football this weekend

The most important matches in Scottish football this weekend as the final day of the regular season takes place in the lower leagues

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Should Tommy Wright have earned a nomination. Picture: Michael Gillen

Six biggest PFA Scotland Manager of the Year snubs

Craig Fowler goes through the list of managers who’ll feel unfortunate to have missed out on a nomination

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