Celtic striker Moussa Dembele set to miss Scottish Cup final

Moussa Dembele looks set to miss the Scottish Cup final after reports emerged that his hamstring injury will take five weeks to heal.


9 of the worst dives in Scottish football history

Myles Hippolyte’s dive against Dunfermline on Saturday, the second egregious tumble in as many weeks, has pushed the subject of simulation back to the forefront of the Scottish football debate.

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Former Celtic player and manager David Hay launches the search for the Scottish Football Hall of Fame 2017 nominations. Picture: SNS

Brendan Rodgers will ‘join Celtic greats with cup win’

Brendan Rodgers would be bracketed along with Celtic greats Jock Stein and Martin O’Neill by winning a domestic treble in his first season as manager, according to former Hoops boss Davie Hay.

Former Rangers and Scotland star Willie Henderson helps to launch the search for nominees to be inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame. Picture: John Devlin

Rangers need to spend £50m to catch Celtic says Ibrox legend

Former Rangers winger Willie Henderson claims £50million is required for new players if the Ibrox club is to compete with Celtic.

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Scott Brown chops down Liam Boyce during Celtic's draw with Ross County. Picture: SNS

Poll: Should Scott Brown’s red card be rescinded?

Patrick Roberts believes Scott Brown’s red card, which he received for a heavy challenge on Ross County’s Liam Boyce, should be rescinded because his foul was not as bad as the challenge dished out by Andy Halliday on Sunday.

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Rumour Mill: Halliday tackle should help clear Brown | Aberdeen want half | interest in Celtic target

Patrick Roberts believes the wild foul on him by Andy Halliday should see Scott Brown’s red card lifted, Aberdeen want a 50-50 split for the Scottish Cup final, and Henry Onyekuru has been monitored by three EPL sides.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates his side's 2-0 win over Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-finals.

Unbeaten record doesn’t motivate me says Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers insists writing a remarkable new chapter in Scottish football history is “not the be all and end all” for Celtic as he prioritises winning the Scottish Cup over achieving the unprecedented feat of completing a domestic season unbeaten.

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Patrick Roberts is sent flying by a challenge from Andy Halliday at Hamden on Sunday. Picture: Ian Sneddon/Universal News And Sport (Scotland)

Patrick Roberts: Halliday got yellow so why was Brown a red?

The ability to go at a rate of knots and change tack deftly might have allowed Patrick Roberts to do more than help a supreme Celtic sink Rangers without a trace in Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final. The treatment meted out to the winger in the early stages at Hampden could also play a part in Brendan Rodgers’ men having captain Scott Brown on board when they set course for Ibrox at the weekend.

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Danny Wilson, right, goes in for a challenge with Celtic midfielder Patrick Roberts. Picture: SNS

Danny Wilson: Rangers gave Celtic too much respect

Danny Wilson has promised the Rangers supporters his side will not make the same mistakes they made at Hampden when Celtic visit Ibrox on Saturday.

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Patrick Roberts, right, is taken out by Andy Halliday, left. Picture: SNS

Patrick Roberts glad Andy Halliday did not injure him

Celtic winger Patrick Roberts admits he is relieved he did not sustain serious damage after Andy Halliday’s wild lunge.

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Andy Halliday, right, just before he takes out Celtic winger Patrick Roberts. Picture: SNS

Why Rangers’ Andy Halliday should have been sent off against Celtic

The latest edition of Ref Review looks at Andy Halliday’s tackle on Celtic midfielder Patrick Roberts in the opening minutes of Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final.

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Rumour Mill: Rangers to play Liverpool, PSV | Celtic’s Dembele in sweat for final

A hamstring injury may force Moussa Dembele out of Celtic’s Scottish Cup final clash with Aberdeen, while Rangers are set to play Liverpool and PSV in a friendly tournament in the summer.

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Callum McGregor wheels away in celebration after opening the scoring. Picture: SNS.

Alan Pattullo: Rangers were a mere stepping stone for Celtic

So where do you begin? With the fact Rangers were unable to lay a glove on Celtic even when the opposition were temporarily reduced to ten men during the first-half? Perhaps the failure of the Ibrox men to summon so much as a shot on target in this same opening period (it actually took them just over 60 minutes)?

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Celtic players celebrate after Scott Sinclair converted Celtic's 51st minute penalty. Picture: SNS

Brendan Rodgers: Celtic players did me proud

Brendan Rodgers has expressed his pride in the progress achieved by Celtic under his guidance but insists their dominance this season has not 
exceeded his expectations in the job.

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Scott Brown, right, and Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the Scottish Cup semi-final win over Rangers. Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Scott Brown: Rangers lack quality to compete with Celtic

The contemptible ease with which Celtic dismissed Rangers yesterday continued once the whistle had sounded on the 2-0 Scottish Cup semi-final win for Brendan Rodgers’ men. It was never going to be any other way when victorious captain Scott Brown had his say on one of the most commanding derby successes 
he has enjoyed in a decade of contesting the fixture.

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Rangers' Kenny Miller shows his frustration after a missed chance. Picture: SNS

Rangers were just as bad as the 5-1 game says Kenny Miller

It says everything about the entirely one-sided nature of yesterday’s Scottish Cup semi-final that even eternal optimist Kenny Miller could not scrape up a scintilla of comfort about any of it.

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A joyous Scott Sinclair celebrates scoring from the penalty spot. Picture: Getty

Five things we learned from Celtic 2 - 0 Rangers

Craig Fowler gives his take as Celtic cruise past Rangers into the Scottish Cup final.

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Rangers' James Tavernier gives away penalty for challenge on Celtic's Leigh Griffiths. Picture: SNS

James Tavernier: Griffiths agrees referee got penalty wrong

Rangers defender James Tavernier insists referee Willie Collum was wrong to grant Celtic a second half penalty during the Scottish Cup semi-final.

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Ryan Christie celebrates having given Aberdeen a 2-0 lead over Hibs. Picture: SNS

Aberdeen did not break Scottish Cup player eligibility rules

Scottish football fans on social media have been speculating over Ryan Christie’s inclusion in Aberdeen’s starting XI against Hibs and whether the Scottish Cup finalists broke SFA player eligibility rules. However, The Scotsman can confirm this is not the case.

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Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha watched on as his side lost to Celtic. Picture: SNS

Pedro Caixinha laments ‘flat’ Rangers performance

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has blamed a “flat” first half performance on his side’s defeat to Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

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