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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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Rumour Mill: McInnes to become a Mackem | Hibs target strike duo | Celtic improve Hayes bid

Sunderland have stepped up their pursuit of Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes, Hibs wants Louis Moult and Greg Stewart to replace Jason Cummings and Celtic make cash plus player bid for Jonny Hayes.

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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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Michael and Ross Dunlop signed in a local McDonald's. Picture: AFP/Getty

Scottish side complete double signing in local McDonald’s

Stenhousemuir have completed the signing of Albion Rovers duo Michael Dunlop and Ross Dunlop - after the brothers put pen to paper in a local McDonald’s restaurant.

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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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Cowdenbeath's Liam Henderson celebrates the winning penalty to keep the club in the SPFL. Pic: SNS/Roddy Scott

Cowdenbeath 1 - 1 East Kilbride (agg 1-1, 5-3 pens): Cowden retain SPFL status

Cowdenbeath retained their SPFL status with a penalty shoot-out defeat of East Kilbride, in what may be the most important win in the club’s history.

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Jim Chapman has left Annan for Clyde. Pic: SNS/Graham Stuart

Clyde name Jim Chapman as new manager

Clyde have announced the appointment of Jim Chapman as manager.

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Billy Brown's flight from Magaluf was delayed. Pic: SNS/Craig Watson

Billy Brown misses Cowdenbeath’s biggest game due to delayed flight

Cowdenbeath’s assistant manager Billy Brown missed the start of arguably the club’s biggest game in their history, turning up at half-time.

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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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Cowdenbeath's Kyle Miller missed a late penalty. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

East Kilbride 0 - 0 Cowdenbeath: Still all to play for

The prize of a place in senior football hangs in the balance after the first leg of the League Two play-off final between East Kilbride and Cowdenbeath finished goalless.

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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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Arbroath manger Dick Campbell is all smiles after his side picked up the League Two trophy.  Photograph: Kenny Smith/SNS

Stirling Albion 1 - 1 Arbroath: Red Lichties take the trophy

It does not happen too often but just for a while yesterday the irrepressible Dick Campbell was lost for words.

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Forfar's Thomas O'Brien battles for the ball against Annan Athletic's Callum Home. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

Forfar Athletic 2 - 4 Annan Athletic: loons left to lament

At 5.05pm the dejected Forfar squad trudged on to the Station Park pitch to applause from a handful of hardy fans as they picked up their Player of the Year awards.

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David Goodwillie gave Clyde the lead. Picture: Kenny Smith/SNS

League Two round-up: Cowdenbeath fight for league survival

Cowdenbeath will face a play-off against East Kilbride to preserve their league status as the Fifers finished bottom of League Two following a 0-0 draw at Elgin City, who miss out on the promotion play-offs at the other end.

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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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