No excuses from under pressure Dundee boss Paul Hartley

Dundee manager Paul Hartley refused to make excuses after his side slumped to their sixth successive league defeat.

Patrick Thistle's Ade Azeez celebrates his opener. Picture: SNS

Dundee 0 - 2 Partick Thistle: Relegation battle looms for Dundee

Dundee fell to their sixth successive league defeat and remain rooted at the foot of the Premiership with a relegation battle looming unless their fortunes improve dramatically.

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Steven Anderson, centre, jumps for joy after his goal gives St Johnstone the lead and leaves Dundee keeper Scott Bain tied up in his net. Picture: SNS

St Johnstone 2 - 1 Dundee: Five defeats in a row for Dees

Dundee were left rooted to the foot of the Ladbrokes Premiership as they were yesterday eased aside 2-1 by Tayside rivals St Johnstone.

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Celtic's Jozo Simunovic, right, is being looked at by a pair of English clubs. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: Newcastle and Palace want Celtic star | Barton tweets about Old Firm derby | Rodgers to add in January

Newcastle and Crystal Palace are keeping tabs on Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic, Joey Barton has tweeted his support for Rangers ahead of the Old Firm derby, and the Celtic boss admits he’s already planning his January shopping list.

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Tom Hateley is not downhearted by Dundees league position

Dundee seeking the winning formula says Tom Hateley

Tom Hateley insists Dundee aren’t wallowing in self-pity – because that would lead to them staying bottom permanently.

Alan Stubbs' side are bottom of the English Championship table. Picture: FPA/JP

Rumour Mill: Rotherham sack Alan Stubbs | Barton hints at Rangers exit | Rodgers backs ‘Shorty’ Griffiths

Alan Stubbs has been sacked by Rotherham United after losing six straight games, Joey Barton hints at impending Rangers exit with changes to Twitter profile, and Hibs post a £200,000 profit after their Scottish Cup final win.

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Bjorn Johnsen scores Hearts' second goal in their 2-0 win over Dundee. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Hearts 2 – 0 Dundee: Bjorn Johnsen urges Jambos to ‘relax’

A cool and laid back individual, Hearts striker Bjorn Johnsen couldn’t understand why the Tynecastle faithful got so agitated. “They need to relax a little bit more,” he said after scoring his first goal for the club.

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Celtic and Rangers could be about to join a new Atlantic League. Picture: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: Celtic and Rangers could quit SPFL | Warburton planning for January | Dembele going nowhere

Celtic and Rangers could quit the SPFL in favour of joining a newly formed Atlantic League, Mark Warburton is looking ahead to January and potential loan signings from England, and Brendan Rodgers insists Moussa Dembele is staying at Celtic Park.

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They're already pretty close. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Scottish football mailbag: Dundee merger | Hearts strikers | Ban for Barton? | Karamoko Dembele

Craig Fowler answers your questions on Scottish football in this, a written version of the Scottish football mailbag.

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Celtic and Scotland star Kieran Tierney is a wanted man. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: Arsenal and Man City eye Tierney | England want Karamoko Dembele | Barton’s Qatar boot camp

Arsenal and Manchester City wish to pry Celtic left back Kieran Tierney away from Parkhead, England are planning to swoop for 13-year-old Celtic starlet Karamoko Dembele, and Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has been taken unusual measures to keep his fitness up.

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Kolo Toure has been in top form since signing for Celtic. Picture: SNS

10 veteran signings who turned out to be excellent

Kolo Toure has been an inspired signing by Brendan Rodgers. He’s put in terrific performances in key European fixtures for Celtic, and looked more than comfortable in the Scottish top flight. In honour of the Ivorian centre back, we’ve put together a list of other 30-something signings who’ve proved age is only a number.

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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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Dundee's Cameron Kerr (right) with a challenge on Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko inside the box. Picture: SNS

Why the referee failed to award Celtic a penalty at Dundee

The latest edition of Ref Review looks at the coming together between Erik Sviatchenko and Cammy Kerr during Celtic’s win at Dundee. Referee Andrew Dallas did not believe it was a penalty. We disagree, though we understand why the referee came to this conclusion.

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Celtic's Scott Brown battles for the ball with Dundee's Yordi Teijsse. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Critics ‘were wrong’ to write off Celtic skipper Scott Brown

This is the fixture they were at one stage planning to relocate to the United States this season. But with just one goal in the last three games between these two sides, those behind this increasingly unlikely looking venture will surely need to think again.

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Captain fantastic: Scott Brown powers in the only goal of the game as Celtic earn win at Dens Park. Photograph: Rob Casey/SNS

Scotland’s loss is Celtic’s gain as Scott Brown hits peak

At a time when Scott Brown will be grateful of a break, and his club manager is happy to wrap him in cotton wool, Scotland manager Gordon Strachan will be bemoaning the fact he cannot select a guy who is back at the peak of his game.

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Kieran Tierney celebrates at full-time having put in a fine performance against Manchester City. Picture: SNS.

Home is where the heart is for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney

As he made his introduction to the Champions League group stage, Kieran Tierney rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest stars in world football.

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Moussa Dembele is a wanted man. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: Arsenal and Bayern eye Moussa Dembele | Celtic can reach last 16 | Rangers statement

Arsenal and Bayern Munich have become the latest big sides to track Moussa Dembele, Celtic can reach the Champions League knockout stages according to two Parkhead stars, and Rangers have expressed their surprise after the SFA dismissed charges against both themselves and Hibs following the Scottish Cup final.

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Alan Cousin.

Tribute: Alan Cousin, a Dundee legend

When, during a well-pitched eulogy, Ian Mowat made the reasonable observation that Alan Cousin’s feat of going an entire career without being booked was “probably unique” for the time, one member of the congregation probably itched to put his hand up.

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Ali Crawford is good enough to star for Rangers, according to his team mates. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Crawford to Rangers? | Rangers hatred ‘sad’ says Warburton | Sutton & Johnstone in radio bust-up

Rangers linked with Hamilton midfielder Ali Crawford; Mark Warburton says he’s ‘bemused’ by Rangers-Aberdeen hatred and Chris Sutton launches astonishing attack on Derek Johnstone

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