Mystery man buys two million Rangers shares, Old Firm ‘sabotaged’ Scotland-England clash, Hibs fans want Pat Fenlon out, and more.
Mystery buyer for Rangers shares
The battle for control of Rangers has taken another turn, after a mystery buyer grabbed two million shares worth an estimated £840,000.
The club say they are unaware of the buyer’s identity, but it makes for an interesting twist in the boardroom power struggle at Ibrox. (Daily Mail)
Old Firm ‘sabotaged Scotland v England’
Former Scotland manager Craig Brown says that a scheduling conflict between Scotland’s 1999 clash with England and the Old Firm meant that Paul Scholes was allowed too much room in a match that saw him score twice for England.
Brown says Paul Lambert, who had been injured in the Old Firm game a few days earlier, would have stopped Scholes and kept him under control, while some of the Scotland squad were still fatigued.
Aberdeen will lose Barry Robson for at least a few weeks after picking up a knee injury.
The summer signing damaged his leg during the season opener against Kilmarnock. (Daily Express)
Rangers eye Simonsen
Rangers could sign Steve Simonsen as soon as this week, after he began a trial period with the club.
Ally McCoist is said to be after an experienced keeper and the 34-year-old could be man for the job. (Daily Record)
Leigh Griffiths is hoping Gordon Strachan picks him for tomorrow night’s clash with England.
The former Hibs star says he is keen to play his part in the Wembley match. (Various)
Fans want Fenlon out
A poll of fans on Hibs.net says 95% want Pat Fenlon to go, with only 5% supporting his continued leadership.
More than 500 fans voted in the poll after Hibs’ latest loss came at the hands of a severely depleted Hearts side. (Daily Record)