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Ex-Hearts boss Robbie Neilson named manager of the month

Ex-Hearts boss Robbie Neilson has been given the Ladbrokes Premiership Manager of the Month award for November.

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Ex-Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has defended the new Hearts boss. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Barton backs Cathro | Celtic fans ‘letting club down’ | Rangers to sign Villa forward

Joey Barton disagrees with Kris Boyd’s scepticism over Hearts’ decision to hire Ian Cathro, a former Celtic player has accused the fans of letting the club down, and an Aston Villa youngster is poised to quit Villa Park in order to join Rangers.

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Bonnyrigg Rose celebrate Adam Nelson's winner against Dumbarton in the Scottish Cup. Picture: Robert Perry

Bonnyrigg boss keen to lock horns with Hibs at Tynecastle

The closest Robbie Horn ever came to facing Hibs as a player was lining up alongside John Robertson, Gary Mackay and rugby idol Gavin Hastings for Craig Levein’s testimonial.

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Hearts' new assistant head coach Austin MacPhee. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Taming critics one of the challenges Austin MacPhee relishes

As far as first impressions go, the impact made by Hearts’ new management duo as they greeted the media on Tuesday was positive.

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Patrick Roberts celebrates with Moussa Dembele and Stuart Armstrong after putting Celtic ahead at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night. Picture: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Celtic’s European journey... from Red faces to green shoots

It was a Champions League campaign which began between a rock and a hard place for Brendan Rodgers five months ago. It has now reached its conclusion with Celtic supporters in no doubt Rodgers is leading them to a very special place.

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Gary Mackay-Steven has impressed Brendan Rodgers. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Brendan Rodgers: Gary Mackay-Steven has big future at Celtic

Brendan Rodgers has acclaimed Gary Mackay-Steven as “a fantastic talent” and believes the winger can emerge from the wilderness to become an integral part of his plans at Celtic.

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Joey Barton playing for Rangers against Celtic during his ill-fated Ibrox spell. Picture: John Devlin

Joey Barton: No regrets over Rangers switch

Joey Barton insists he has no regrets over his move to Rangers and no bad feelings towards anyone at the club.

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Celtic take the lead against Manchester City at the Etihad on Tuesday evening. Picture: Getty

Three ways Celtic can improve in the Champions League

Celtic concluded their Champions League campaign with a 1-1 draw against Manchester City on Tuesday night.

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Celtic's James Forrest (left) and Manchester City's Bacary Sagna in action in last night's Champions League match. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Celtic earned ‘at least £30m’ from Champions League

They may not have made it past the group stage, but Celtic’s return to the Champions League is likely to have netted the club £27.5 million in revenues before gate receipts are included.

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James Forrest was forced off during Celtic's Champions League clash with Manchester City due to injury. Picture: Getty

Celtic sweat over results of James Forrest scan

Celtic are awaiting the results of a scan on James Forrest’s hamstring after the player went off injured against Manchester City.

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Rangers manager Mark Warburton watched his side lose to Hearts last midweek. Picture: SNS

Mark Warburton anticipates little change from Hearts

Rangers manager Mark Warburton anticipates little change in Hearts’ approach at Ibrox on Saturday under new boss Ian Cathro.

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Stewards react to trouble in the crowd during the match between Celtic and Manchester City. Picture: PA

Uefa to punish Celtic over crowd behaviour against Man City

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Celtic for crowd disturbances by their supporters during the Champions League match against Manchester City.

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Celtic fans hold aloft their illuminated phones to light the stand during the Champions League clash with Manchester City. Picture: AFP/Getty

Celtic fans put on light show at Etihad Stadium

Celtic fans once again put on a dazzling light show in the 67th minute of their final Champions League group match with Manchester City.

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Stuart Armstrong celebrates with Patrick Roberts after the latter had opened the scoring against Manchester City. Picture: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Stuart Armstrong: Celtic hungry to return to group stage

Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong believes Celtic will be stronger next term for their Champions League experience this season.

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Celtic's Patrick Roberts celebrates after scoring against his parent club Manchester City. Picture: Dave Thompson/AP

Rumour Mill: Celtic’s Patrick Roberts eyes City return | Hibs cup tie set for Tynecastle | Cathro took Rafa’s advice

Patrick Roberts reckons he can make it at Manchester City after scoring against them for Celtic, Hibs’ Scottish Cup tie against Bonnyrigg Rose could be switched to Tynecastle and Ian Cathro reveals he took advice from Rafa Benitez

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Stuart Armstrong, pictured here battling with Fernando, had another terrific night for Celtic. Picture: AFP

Manchester City 1 - 1 Celtic: How the Celtic players rated

How each of Celtic’s stars marked out of ten as the Parkhead club recorded a well earned draw in Manchester.

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Hearts' new head coach Ian Cathro, right, with his assistant Austin MacPhee, left, and Hearts owner Ann Budge. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Laptop left at home but Ian Cathro presses all right buttons

The man who has promised Hearts fans that his team will expect to win whether it’s “rain, sun, no matter what” was greeted by a sky from Gorgie’s grotty past when he got down to work yesterday. A giant grey dog blanket hung over the old stadium reminiscent of the days when lums reeked and brewery chimneys belched – an era that Ian Cathro, just 30, never experienced and will only be able to read about in books.

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Hearts' new head coach Ian Cathro with owner Ann Budge. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Ian Cathro: I’m a risk worth taking, says new Hearts boss

Ian Cathro is well aware that he is viewed as a risky appointment but the new Hearts head coach says he has enough confidence in his own abilities to ensure that the gamble pays off.

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New head coach Ian Cathro, second right, and his assistant Austin MacPhee, left, with Hearts owner Ann Budge and chief operating officer Scot Gardiner. Picture: SNS Group

Ian Cathro sees no limits to what he can achieve with Hearts

It is a tricky question for any manager. Asked if his team can challenge for a title that has been hogged by Celtic and Rangers over the years, an answer in the negative can infuriate fans who accuse their club of a lack of ambition, while an affirmative response can leave the poor guy exposed to all kinds of comebacks.

Brendan Rodgers signals to the Celtic fans during the Champions League draw with Manchester City.  Picture: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Brendan Rodgers hails a ‘brilliant’ Celtic performance

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Rodgers hailed what he described as a “brilliant” performance from his team as they completed their Champions League campaign with a 1-1 draw against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium last night.

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