Scottish football in turmoil, Call for Hearts fans to find £1.5m, Rangers ‘cheats’, and more.
Game in turmoil
Scottish Football lurched ever closer to all-out war after a failure to agree on a new structuring deal.
Plans for a new unified 42-club league body were informally rejected by a majority of Second and Third Division chairmen at Hampden. (Scotsman)
Latapy cup woe
Ex- Hibs man Russell Latapy has spoken of how he was axed from the 2001 Scottish Cup final after he went AWOL and ended up on a boozy night out before the match.
The incident happened a few weeks ahead of the game, and Latapy ended up on a bender with pal Dwight Yorke, forcing then-manager Alex McLeish to oust him. (Various)
Ex-Celtic player Piere Van Hooijdonk has accused Rangers of being financial doping, comparing them to drug cheats.
The Dutchman says Rangers’ downfall to the Third Division came about because they spent money on stars they couldn’t afford (Daily Record)
• Rangers are targeting out-of-contract Motherwell star Chris Humphrey, as Ally McCoist has held talks with the player’s agent. (Daily Express)
Hearts cap in hand
Hearts are asking for fans to dig deep and once again save the club from financial ruin and help it plug a funding gap of £2.5million.
Sergejus Fedotovas said he thought £1m of the shortfall could come from player transfers. (Scotsman)
• Meanwhile, Hearts boss Gary Locke wants Davie Weir as his new number 2. (Sun)
Adam’s a belieber
Celtic captain Scott Brown is poking fun at teammate Adam Matthews in a new video, in which he claims he is a Justin Bieber fan.
Brown says Matthews is the best singer in the dressing room, but regarding his ‘passion’ for the star, he said: “Come on, he should be better than that”. (Sun)
Done want Sutton
Aberdeen are in talks to land Hearts hitman John Sutton, as he goes out of contract at Tynecastle
Boss Derek McInnes wants the striker as he looks to rebuild for next season. (Daily Record)
Dr Dre has given the entire Celtic squad a set of his designer headphones.
30 sets of Beats were sent, featuring the logo of the club, to celebrate their 125th anniversary. (Sun)