Interview: Martin Buchan on Scotland and that day at Largs

It is one of the great football quotes and generally these days attributed to Gordon Strachan. Pressbox seeker-of-truth: “Gordon, could I have a quick word?” Strach, a bit stressed and not in the mood: “Velocity.” But Martin Buchan was speedier with this quip; he used it first.

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Andrew Shinnie of Hibs believes his brother Graeme's form for Aberdeen has been worthy of a Scotland call-up. Picture: Alan Rennie/SNS

Andrew Shinnie baffled by brother Graeme’s Scotland snub

Hibs midfielder Andrew 
Shinnie has admitted to being baffled as to why his younger brother Graeme continues to be overlooked by Scotland manager Gordon Strachan.


The 12 best full-backs in Scottish football right now

The top 12 full-backs currently playing in Scottish football at the moment, as voted by members of The Terrace Scottish Football Podcast

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Rumour Mill: Lovenkrands in frame for Rangers role | Strachan fired up Canada | Cummings leaves home

Former Rangers striker Peter Lovenkrands is to be interviewed for the No 3 role at Ibrox, Falkirk’s Canada winger Fraser Aird says Gordon Strachan fired up his side with his pre-match comments, and Hibs striker Jason Cummings is striking out on his own.

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Rumour Mill: Caixinha to outline transfer plans | Zidane backs Dembele | Aberdeen want Devlin

Pedro Caixinha will outline his transfer plans to Dave King when he meets the Rangers chairman for the first time today, Zinedine Zidane has backed Moussa Dembele to break into the France squad sooner rather than later, and Aberdeen are interested in Hamilton defender Michael Devlin.

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Jonny Hayes (right) believes Kenny McLean was unlucky to miss out on the Scotland squad. Picture: SNS

Kenny McLean the SPFL’s ‘best player’ over recent months

Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes has hailed team-mate Kenny McLean as the “best player in the country” over the past two months.

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Kenny McLean leaves Alexandros Tziolis in his wake. Picture: SNS.

Aberdeen too hot for Hearts as Kenny McLean makes point to Strachan

Saturday’s match between Aberdeen and Hearts featured a head-to-head battle of two rival midfielders sharing a common grievance, though there was no doubt by the end of the 90 minutes which one had the bigger right to feel aggrieved.

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Hearts director of football Craig Levein passed messages to head coach Ian Cathro, centre, at Pittodrie. Picture: SNS.

Michael Stewart calls for clarity at Hearts over Craig Levein

Former captain Michael Stewart has called on Hearts to explain their management structure to fans after director of football Craig Levein was spotted passing messages to head coach Ian Cathro in the 2-0 defeat by Aberdeen.

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 Aberdeen's Jonny Hayes celebrates his goal

Aberdeen 2 - 0 Heart of Midlothian: Five things we learned

Kenny McLean was dominant following his Scotland snub, Alexnadros Tziolis had a nightmare, Aberdeen’s wide men were fantastic, as was Shay Logan and what is the issue with Craig Levein helping Ian Cathro, writes Joel Sked.

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Shay Logan opens the scoring at Pittodrie as Aberdeen as ease to victory. Picture: SNS/

Aberdeen 2 - 0 Heart of Midlothian: Dons make it nine in a row at home against hapless Hearts

Under the tutelage of Ian Cathro there appears to be no middle ground for Hearts. They’re either great, as they were in last week’s 4-0 hammering of Hamilton, or they are utterly abject, as they were in yesterday’s mauling at the hands of a rampant Aberdeen side.

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Rory Currie  hopes to have a bright future at Hearts. Picture: SNS.

Hearts must always have homegrown talent says Ian Cathro

Hearts have moved to sign up three of their young Scottish stars on longer-term contracts, with Jack Hamilton, John Souttar and Rory Currie all committing themselves to the Tynecastle club until 2020.

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Juwon Oshaniwa has not played a single second for Hearts this season. Picture: Neil Hanna

5 Scottish football stars you may have forgotten still exist

Excluding players who have missed significant time through injury (Jordan Rossiter, Chris Burke, Kevin McNaughton etc) here are a list of Scottish football players who have seemingly dropped off the face of the earth.

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Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne, right, wants manager Derek McInnes at the helm when the club moves to a new stadium in 2020. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Aberdeen chairman wants Derek McInnes in charge until 2020

Walter Smith’s suggestion that Derek McInnes should be Mark Warburton’s replacement at Rangers may have been ignored at Ibrox but it has reinforced Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne’s determination to extend his manager’s contract to make sure he leads them into their new stadium in 2020.

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Does Hearts goalkeeper Jack Hamilton feature in the top 12? Picture: Ian Georgeson

The 12 best goalkeepers in Scottish football right now

The top 12 goalkeepers currently playing in Scottish football at the moment, as voted by members of The Terrace Scottish Football Podcast

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Jamie Walker has netted 15 times from midfield for Hearts this season. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Five biggest snubs from the recent Scotland squad

With Scotland continuing to suffer heartbreak in our two main sporting passions, football and rugby, it’s surely only a matter of time before complaining becomes our official national pastime.

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Aberdeens Niall McGinn celebrates after his extra-time goal sealed victory for Aberdeen. Photograph: Craig Foy/SNS

Aberdeen 1 - 0 Motherwell: Eight wins in a row at Pittodrie

Aberdeen defeated Motherwell for the second time in under a month and while the circumstances could hardly have been more different, yesterday’s three points will be just as satisfying for the Pittodrie club as they close in on a second place finish.

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Moussa Dembele will be watched by no fewer than five clubs during tomorrow's Old Firm clash. Picture: SNS Group

Rumour Mill: 5 clubs to scout Dembele | Sumaila to Rangers? | Lennon hails ‘big-game’ Cummings

Chelsea and PSG among clubs set to watch Dembele in Old Firm clash; Pedro Caixinha eyes first Gers signing and Lennon hails Cummings but chides him for ‘stupid’ red card

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The safe standing section at Celtic Park was opened in July 2016. Picture: SNS

Will more clubs follow Celtic and introduce safe standing?

Florida, a state more associated with sunshine holidays than football culture, has this week been attracting envious glances from followers of the beautiful game on this side of the pond.

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Paul Le Guen did not enjoy a successful spell with Rangers. Picture: SNS

Judging every foreign manager in Scottish football history

Portuguese coach Pedro Caixinha remains the favourite to succeed Mark Warburton in the Rangers hotseat, which has brought up the debate of foreign managers and their rate of success in Scottish football.

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Rumour Mill: Caixinha set for Ibrox | Wilson rejects Rangers | Pawlett to MK Dons

Pedro Caixinha is set to become the new boss at Rangers, though a compensation fee with his current club is still to be agreed upon; Ross Wilson has turned down the chance to become the club’s new director of football, and Aberdeen speedster Peter Pawlett is set to sign for MK Dons.

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