Alloa Athletic

Alloa Athletic

Jim Goodwin: From midfield hardman to sweetie salesman

Alloa Athletic’s ground is the perfect setting for a fairytale. I don’t mean because it’s next door to a KFC, rather that the vista of the Ochils at the opposite end makes you think of magical transformations and how it might be possible for Scottish football’s favourite villain to wander into these pretty hills and come back a dashing prince.

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Falkirk fans at Falkirk Stadium for a home game against Dumbarton. Picture: TSPL

How many Scottish football grounds have you been to?

EACH of the 42 member clubs in the Scottish Professional Football League has their own home stadium. How many have you visited?

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Joe Cardle in action for Dunfermline. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

Alloa Ath 2 - 3 Dunfermline Ath 3: Joe Cardle decides it

Dunfermline have a decent Scottish Cup pedigree and seem intent on keeping their interest in this season’s competition alive as long as possible. But they will need to keep a tighter lock on their defence.

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Conrad 'Polar Bear' Logan's arrival as Hibs made history was one of just many memorable moments in Scottish football in 2016. Picture: SNS Group

The Scotsman 2016 football quiz

16 questions relating to the past 12 months in the wonderful and wacky place that is Scottish football

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Stephen Dobbie was on target twice

Queen of the South 2 - 0 Alloa: Stephen Dobbie nets a double

Queen of the South marched into the semi-finals of the Irn-Bru Cup with a double from striker Stephen Dobbie.

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Celtic and Rangers may be looking to join a new Atlantic League. Picture: John Devlin

Scottish football mailbag: SPFL without Old Firm | Strachan ignoring Griffiths | Jim Goodwin

Craig Fowler answers your questions on Scottish football.

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Peter Lawwell, among several prominent figures, are said to have invested in controversial film partnerships. Picture: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: Celtic figures linked to ‘tax dodge’ | Dembele scores again | Kitchen starts for USA | Lustig injury

Former Celtic players and managers linked to ‘tax dodge’ scheme, Perry Kitchen starts for USA in friendly over New Zealand, and Celtic sweat on the fitness of Mikael Lustig after right back sustains injury playing for Sweden.

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Alloa midfielder Jim Goodwin is stepping up to take over as the club's manager.

New Alloa boss Jim Goodwin has been planning for step-up

New Alloa Athletic boss Jim Goodwin has revealed he has been working towards his move into management for over a decade.

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Jim Goodwin takes over from Jack Ross. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Alloa Athletic name Jim Goodwin as their new manager

Jim Goodwin has been named as the new manager of Alloa Athletic, replacing outgoing boss Jack Ross.

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Jack Ross is leaving Alloa to become the new St Mirren manager. Picture: Ross Brownlee/SNS

Bala Town 2 - 4 Alloa: Jack Ross says farewell with a win

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Barry Ferguson admits regrets over the actions that cost him his Scotland career. Picture: Jonathan Faulds

Rumour Mill: Barry Ferguson on Scotland ‘disgrace’ | Celtic face fight over wonderkid | No sale of Dembele

Celtic face a fight to keep 13-year-old Karamoko Dembele with some of Europe’s top clubs monitoring his progress, Barry Ferguson opens up on his Scotland ‘disgrace’, and Celtic say there is no need to cash in on Moussa Dembele.

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Alloa manger Jack Ross is quitting to take the St Mirren job. Picture: John Devlin

Jack Ross to leave Alloa and become new St Mirren manager

St Mirren have offered their manager’s job to Jack Ross yesterday afternoon and the Alloa boss has told both the Saints and the Wasps that he will be moving to Paisley.

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Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon with a challenge on Alloa's Greig Spence. Picture: SNS

Why Craig Gordon wasn’t shown a red for Alloa foul

The latest edition of Ref Review looks at Alan Muir’s decision to show Craig Gordon a yellow card, which incensed Alloa boss Jack Ross during the recent BetFred Cup game at Celtic Park.

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Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon is shown the yellow card for a challenge on Alloa's Greig Spence.

Alloa boss: Danger-foul Celtic keeper should have seen red

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers refused to be drawn on a red-card controversy involving Craig Gordon in their 2-0 win over Alloa in the Betfred Cup quarter-final.

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Celtic's James Forrest celebrates his 83rd-minute goal at Celtic Park.

Celtic 2-0 Alloa: Late goals floor battling Alloa

The fact that it was the small knot of Alloa supporters who found loudest voice as the full-time whistle sounded at Celtic Park last night told all about the Betfred League Cup quarter-final tie to which their team contributed hugely.

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Celtic's Kieran Tierney, right, is determined to experience cup glory for the first time this season. Picture: SNS.

‘Horrible’ memories drive Celtic’s Kieran Tierney in cup quest

Kieran Tierney surpassed most young players’ wildest dreams last season, but the Celtic left-back still experienced pain that he is determined to eradicate.

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Rangers manager Mark Warburton. Picture: SNS Group

Rumour Mill: Warburton blasts Aston Villa ‘nonsense’ | Rangers set to sign Senderos | Rodgers backs ‘cheat’ Griffiths

Rangers’ Mark Warburton hits back at claims he was to blame for a failed Lescott bid; Philippe Senderos poised to pen deal with Rangers; plus more news and gossip in Sunday’s Rumour Mill

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Celtic overcame Motherwell in the last 16. Picture: PA

Old Firm draw lower league clubs in League Cup quarter-final

Both Celtic and Rangers will be heavily favoured to reach the semi-finals of the BetFred Cup after being drawn against lower league opponents.

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Fabio Borini is currently at Sunderland in the English Premier League. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Celtic linked with Borini | Fanni to Rangers? | Trabzonspor want Tavernier

Rangers linked with French international Rod Fanni; Lennon blasts Hibs after cup exit and Trabzonspor renew interest in Tavernier

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Alloa's Jason Marr celebrates his winner against Inverness. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

Alloa 1 - 0 Inverness: Caley Thistle stung by Wasps

Alloa stormed into their first League Cup quarter-final in 51 years as they inflicted a second Highland humiliation of the season.

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