Mols’ scouting offer for McCoist, Terry Butcher’s anger at linesman’s blunder, Griffiths caught singing song about Hearts going bust, Hearts win derby to beat drop.
Former Rangers hero Mols scouting offer for McCoist
Michael Mols insists an army of ex-Ibrox players are ready to provide the rangers manager with a worldwide scouting network on the cheap. McCoist who has criticised the lack of a scouting system at the club as ‘unacceptable’ could be tempted by Mol’s offer. The Dutchman says there are ex-Rangers players in many countries around the world and they could be used to help find new talent for the club. (Daily Mail)
Terry Butcher’s anger at disallowed goal
Terry Butcher believes the linesman’s blunder which saw his team plunged into a relegation dogfight was a ‘horrendous decision’. The Hibs boss confronted assistant referee Alasdair Ross in the tunnel after the game after he disallowed Defender Jordan Forster’s 82nd minute header for offside. The Hibs boss says the mistake cost them the chance to equalise and then perhaps go on and win the game. (Sun)
Griffiths caught singing as Hearts beat drop
Leigh Griffiths was filmed on a mobile phone singing along with Hibs fans before Sunday’s derby match with Hearts.
The 23 year-old, who now plays for Celtic, is seen standing up in a crowded pub before raising his arms and bellowing out “Hearts are going bust” in a clip which lasts 43 seconds.
Hearts went on to the win the derby 2-0 ensuring they were not relegated by their rivals, however they still remain 21 points behind St Mirren who are second bottom.
Gary Locke admits he couldn’t sleep before the Edinburgh derby and says he was tormented by the thought of the consequences of being relegated by Hibs. The Hearts manager calls the victory pay back for the fans and says the team owed the win to them. (Sun)
Liverpool top of the Premiership
Liverpool are top of the Premiership as the title race heats up, the Merseyside team beat Spurs 4-0 on Sunday to cement their credentials as serious contenders to be Champions come the end of the season. The reds have now scored 88 goals this season and have won their last seven games but manager Brendan Rogers is not yet ready to label his team as favourites.
McCoist Hails Lennon after title win
Rangers manager Ally McCoist has hailed Celtic manager Neil Lennon, after the Parkhead side won their third premiership title in a row and admitted they will win a succession of titles over the coming seasons. However he warned that the lack of competition will make it harder for Celtic to stay motivated as they bid for their fourth successive championship next season
Cammy Bell vows to win Ramsden’s cup for stricken team mate
Rangers keeper Cammy Bell is convinced under-21 Scotland starlet Lewis Macleod will make a full recovery from the viral complaint that has affected his heart muscles and saw him sidelined from the action on the pitch. The Ibrox no. 1 believes that a win in Sunday’s Ramsden cup final will provide Macleod with a boost, and has vowed to win the cup for him. (Daily Record)
Celtic kid Eoghan O’Connell wants to follow famous cousin’s footsteps
Parkhead starlet Eoghan O’connell believes his big cousin and Irish rugby legend Paul O’Connell is the perfect role model for success, the 18 year old who made his competitive debut in Saturday’s draw with Ross County says he’ll emulate the success of his cousin Paul with more first team action. (Daily Record)
New Barry Robson deal a must says Aberdeen boss
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes vows that veteran midfielder Robson will be signing a new deal to keep the star at the club. McInnes says that talks are ongoing to extend the former Celtic midfielder’s current contract which expires at the end of the season. (Daily Mail)
Ugly scenes taint Tynecastle derby
Hearts relegation delaying win over Hibs in Sunday’s Edinburgh derby was marred by ugly scenes as Jambos no.1 Jamie MacDonald was pelted with objects including a seat, a drumstick, lighters, coins and even a shoe, One Hibs fan was also arrested for invading the pitch before unused Hearts sub Jamie Walker and Hibs keeper Ben Williams had to be split up after a heated exchange.
Stevie May eyes 25 goals by May
Saint Johnstone goal machine admits he has even stunned himself by how ell he has played this season. The striker who scored his 23rd goal of the season against Partick Thistle on Saturday is now determined to score at least 25 by the end of the season.
Celtic fan dances to entertain police
A Celtic fan was filmed at Parkhead on Saturday dancing for police as his team celebrated clinching the title. The fan dances to the Black Eyed Peas and Depeche Mode as the police look on, luckily for the fan the two officers see the funny side and can be seen laughing and smiling.