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Brendan Rodgers: Celtic would be a top four club in England

English clubs’ wariness over the potential of Celtic makes a move south unlikely, according to boss Brendan Rodgers.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers and Kolo Toure after the draw with Manchester City. Picture: PA

Rumour Mill: Celtic earned EPL ‘respect’ | Guardiola: City should have won | Cup final verdict ‘the wrong message’

Brendan Rodgers believes Celtic earned the respect of English football after last night’s draw with Manchester City, Pep Guardiola insists his players did more than enough to win the game, and the Scottish Police Federation has stated their displeasure with the SFA’s decision to dismiss charges against Hibs and Rangers.

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Hearts goalkeeper Jack Hamilton has been included in Gordon Strachan's Scotland squad. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

Labour of glove pays off for Hearts’ Jack Hamilton

Jack Hamilton’s giant goalkeeping gloves have seized two priceless opportunities in the last four months: he is becoming an established member of the Scotland squad and is now the undisputed first-choice for Hearts.

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Mark Warburton was unhappy with referee John Beaton's decision to award Aberdeen a late free-kick. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: Mark Warburton SFA charge | Aberdeen-Rangers ref given Europa tie | Brendan Rodgers’ mistake

Mark Warburton could be punished for his post-match rant at referee John Beaton, the very same official will take charge of Austria Vienna-Viktoria Plzen match in the Europa League tomorrow, and Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers admits he may have dropped Craig Gordon too soon from starting XI

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The former Crystal Palace, Rotherham, Leeds, Sheffied United, Burton Albion, QPR, Bury, Oldham, Notts County, Torquay, Plymouth, Gainsborough, Scarborough and Huddersfield boss is currently without a job. Picture: PA

Rumour Mill: Neil Warnock for St Mirren job | England to sack Allardyce | Manchester City ‘not favourites’ at Celtic

Neil Warnock will be interviewed by the St Mirren board for the vacant manager’s position, Manchester City star Fernandinho insists his side are not favourites for tomorrow’s match at Celtic Park, and England are set to sack Sam Allardyce after an investigation by the Telegraph.

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Ian Wright after completing his move to Celtic in 1999. Picture: Allan Milligan/TSPL

Ian Wright slams ‘vile’ Old Firm derby and ‘pro-Rangers’ media

Former Celtic striker Ian Wright has condemned the “super-intense religious bigotry” that exists within the Old Firm derby.

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Jonny Hayes fires between the legs of Wes Foderingham to give Aberdeen the lead over Rangers. Picture: SNS

Why leaky defence remains the biggest problem for Rangers

A lot of the discussion in the aftermath of Rangers’ 2-1 defeat to Aberdeen has surrounded the team’s failings in attack. While it’s definitely an issue, Craig Fowler argues the biggest cause of concern remains the side’s failings in defence

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Rangers slipped out of the top six after Sunday's match. Picture: SNS

Rangers have led opponents for fewest minutes in top flight

No team in the Scottish Premiership has led opponents for fewer accumulated minutes than Rangers this season.

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Rangers' James Tavernier (right) was adjudged to have brought down Aberdeen's Jonny Hayes. Picture: PA

Why John Beaton made the decision that incensed Rangers

The latest edition of Ref Review looks at the foul by James Tavernier on Jonny Hayes, in the opinion of referee John Beaton, which led to James Maddison’s winning free-kick in the Aberdeen-Rangers match. It was a decision that infuriated Rangers boss Mark Warburton.

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Masking tape covers up the vandalism on the Rangers bus as it arrives at Pittodrie. Picture: SNS

Rangers ‘disgusted’ with team bus vandalism

Rangers said they were “disgusted and disappointed” after their team bus was vandalised before yesterday’s match with Aberdeen.

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Aberdeen's James Maddison celebrates scoring the winning goal in yesterday's clash with Rangers. Picture: PA

James Maddison envisioned late winner that sunk Rangers

Teenage Aberdeen teenage hero James Maddison claims his stunning set-piece winner against Rangers was all part of a master plan.

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James McCarthy is wanted by Celtic and Newcastle. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Celtic face McCarthy fight | Rangers slam ‘vile’ bus vandals | Souness urges Ibrox board to invest

Celtic could face competition from Newcastle for James McCarthy; Rangers slam ‘vile’ bus vandalism and Graeme Souness calls on Ibrox board to invest

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Rangers manager Mark Warburton, left, makes his feelings known to referee John Beaton. Picture: SNS.

Mark Warburton blames referee as Rangers lose to Aberdeen

Mark Warburton laid the blame for his team’s dramatic defeat at Pittodrie firmly at the door of referee John Beaton as Rangers slipped into the bottom half of the Premiership.

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Celtic's Moussa Dembele with his second of the match. Picture: SNS.

Celtic serve up confidence boost for Champions League

Days like Saturday underline why Celtic are rarely underdogs on their own turf. But on Wednesday they will assume that mantle.

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Hearts' Tony Watt (right) sees his shot saved by County goalkeeper Scott Fox. Picture: SNS.

Hearts ‘must turn chances into goals’ after Ross County draw

Let them eat cake. If you were a professional observer of this game there was a selection of sponges and muffins at the interval – as well as the traditional pies. “Do they know the second half is going to be rubbish or something?” quipped one hack. Unfortunately, that was the way it turned out.

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St Johnstone's Liam Craig celebrates his equaliser against Hamilton Accies. Picture: SNS.

Hamilton 1 – 1 St Johnstone: Liam Craig leveller foils Accies

St Johnstone passed up the opportunity to move behind leaders Celtic after being held at Hamilton. The draw dropped them down to fourth position, which is still a remarkable placing for the Perth club on a budget far smaller than their rivals.

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James Maddison curls in a late free-kick to win the game for Aberdeen. Picture: SNS.

Aberdeen 2 – 1 Rangers: James Maddison magic seals Dons victory

This fixture’s return to the Scottish football calendar was never likely to pass by without a large slice of controversy. When it duly arrived in the 90th minute of an absorbing contest, it was matched by a moment of brilliance by James Maddison which earned Aberdeen the kind of victory their supporters savour above all others.

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Hamilton's Greg Docherty, No 8,  celebrates after scoring his side's opener. Picture: SNS

Hamilton 1 – 1 St Johnstone: Liam Craig hits late leveller

A late goal by Liam Craig rescued a draw for St Johnstone at the SuperSeal Stadium and grabbed a deserved share of the points against Hamilton Accies.

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Andy Halliday scores Rangers' equaliser from the penalty spot. Picture: SNS

Aberdeen 2 – 1 Rangers: James Maddison secures Dons’ victory

A sensational late free-kick by James Maddison gave Aberdeen victory against Rangers at Pittodrie this afternoon.

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Motherwell's Scott McDonald  celebrates his equaliser. Picture: SNS

Partick 1 - 1 Motherwell: Partick Thistle rue Ade Azeez misses

Partick Thistle remain rooted to the bottom of the Premiership table after an afternoon of missed opportunities, principally from lone striker Ade Azeez.

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