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Rumour Mill: Poland | Dave King | Jordan Tapping

Dave King. Picture: PA

Dave King. Picture: PA

SCOTLAND record friendly win over Poland, Dave King to fly into Scotland and man fined for Jordan Tapping racist abuse,

Scotland win Poland

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan lavished praise on scorer Scott Brown after the national side achieved a morale boosting win ahead of Euro qualifying opponents Poland. (Scotsman)

• The Daily Record website suffered technical problems after attempting to live

stream the Poland v Scotland match last night. The streaming, a first for Scottish football, went ahead after a deal was struck with the Polish FA, the Mirror group (the Daily Record’s parent group) and sponsors Vauxhall. Viewers complained on Twitter of slow loading speeds and stuttering video play.

Dave King to fly into Scotland

Former Rangers director and would-be owner Dave King is to arrive in Scotland next week and has vowed not to leave until he comes up with a definite “game plan” for the future of the Ibrox club.

King will meet with the current board after receiving an invite and will also hold talks with potential investors and fan groups. (Scotsman)

• Ibrox investor Kieran Prior will meet with Dave King next week and says other major shareholders should do the same (Record)

Baltic nations plan breakaway league

Celtic have been boosted in their ambitions to escape Scottish football with the news that UEFA are open to the possibility of the Latvian and Lithuanian leagues merging. (Mail)

Fine for fan who racially abused Jordan Tapping

Man fined for Jordan Tapping racial abuse

Donnie Fraser, 19, was fined £300 and given a 12 month football banning order for shouting racist abused at East Stirling teenager Jordan Tapping at Peterhead’s Balmoor ground last Saturday.

The defender left the pitch in tears after his manager substituted him for his own safety. (Mail)

FoH chair welcomes taking back seat

The chairman of Foundation of Hearts, Ian Murray, has welcomed the chance to take a back seat now that the focus is on Ann Budge as the prospective new owner of Tynecastle. (Scotsman)

IN BRIEF

• Scotland’s chances of hosting Euro 2020 games moved a step closer after Finland pulled out of the running.

The Championships in six years time will be held in 13 cities across Europe to mark the 60th anniversary of the tournament

• Charlie Adam has been suspended for three matches after being found guilty of

violent conduct for his stamp on Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud during Stoke’s 1 - 0 win on Saturday

 

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