Six biggest gripes with the 2017/18 Premiership fixture list

Today saw the release of the Ladbrokes Premiership fixture list for the 2017/18 season. When the SPFL makes the announcement, or any announcement in fact, it’s usually met with widespread derision from the fans of Scottish football. We love our football in this country, and we love moaning about it even more.

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Celtic will take on Hearts in their opening match of the 2017/18 Ladbrokes Premiership season. Picture: SNS

SPFL announce fixture list for 2017/18 Ladbrokes Premiership

Celtic will begin the defence of their Ladbrokes Premiership crown with a home clash against Hearts.

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PSV defender Joshua Brenet is a target of Celtic. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Celtic eye Joshua Brenet | Hearts keen on Newcastle striker | Rangers register Pena and Herrera

Celtic are one of six clubs monitoring Dutch international Joshua Brenet, Hearts are interested in signing Newcastle striker Tom Heardman on a season-long loan, and Mexican pair Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera will be available for Rangers’ Europa League opener after the pair were registered with Uefa.

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Dundee captain Darren O'Dea at full time. Picture: SNS

Darren O’Dea announced as new Dundee captain

Dundee defender Darren O’Dea has been confirmed as the Dens Park outfit’s new club captain.

Dundee's new signing Scott Allan. Picture: SNS

What Dundee will be getting in Celtic midfielder Scott Allan

Dundee completed the signing of the 25-year-old on a season-long loan from Celtic yesterday. Here’s what Craig Fowler thinks of the transfer

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Adnan Januzaj is reportedly a target of Celtic. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Celtic interest in Manchester United star | Rangers confident of Walker deal | Adams wants Aberdeen job

Celtic have been linked with Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj and Liverpool youngster Ryan Kent, Rangers are still confident of landing Jamie Walker before the weekend is over, and Derek Adams is interested in becoming Aberdeen manager.

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Dundee's new signing Roarie Deacon and Scott Allan. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Scott Allan expects hot reception from Dundee United fans

Scott Allan joined Dundee on loan last night in a bid to kick-start his career and one of his first games will be a Betfred Cup derby against his first club, Dundee United.

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Celtic's Scott Allan is joining Dundee on loan. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Scott Allan leaves Celtic to join Dundee on season-long loan

Scott Allan has joined Dundee on a season-long loan from Celtic.

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Jim Jefferies had two spells as Hearts manager nine-and-a-half years apart. Picture: Ian Rutherford

5 managers who made long-awaited returns to Scottish clubs

John Robertson has become manager of Inverness Caledonian Thistle nearly 13 years after leaving the Highland club. In honour of Robbo’s decision to turn back the clock, we look at five other Scottish bosses who returned home following a significant period of time away.

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Harry Forrester, left, could have played his last game for Rangers. Picture: Michael Gillen

Rumour Mill: Forrester banished from Rangers | £1million for McInnes | second Dorrans bid rejected

Harry Forrester has been told to stay away from Rangers training for a fortnight, Derek McInnes will leave Aberdeen for Sunderland if a £1m compensation package can be agreed, and a second Rangers offer for Graham Dorrans has been rejected.

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 Dundee UTD’s wato Kuate (17) celebrates his goal with the fans and team mate Cammy Bell

SPFL attendance figures rise 12 per cent to more than 4 million

Attendance figures in the SPFL increased by more than 12 per cent during the 2016/2017 season with more than 4.25million fans attending league and play-off matches across the four divisions.

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Rumour Mill: McInnes to become a Mackem | Hibs target strike duo | Celtic improve Hayes bid

Sunderland have stepped up their pursuit of Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes, Hibs wants Louis Moult and Greg Stewart to replace Jason Cummings and Celtic make cash plus player bid for Jonny Hayes.

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Graham Dorrans in action for Scotland.

Rumour Mill: Rangers improve Dorrans bid | Celtic chase Man City midfielder | Scotland v England latest

Rangers have improved their bid for Scottish international Graham Dorrans, Celtic are keen on a Man City midfielder and all the latest ahead of the clash with the Auld Enemy.

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Rumour Mill: Walker wanted by Rangers | Thistle will listen to Lindsay offers | Benfica winger’s Ibrox talks

Jamie Walker is the latest player to be linked with a move to Rangers, Partick Thistle confirm that they ‘have’ to listen to offers for Liam Lindsay and Benfica winger Daniel Candeias jets in for Rangers talks.

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The final game in Group C between Dundee and Dundee United will be screened live. Picture: SNS

Six Betfred Cup matches selected for live TV coverage

Six group matches in the Betfred Cup have been selected for live TV coverage after the opening-round fixtures were announced.

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Neil McCann is unveiled as the new manager of Dundee. Picture: SNS

What Neil McCann needs to do to kickstart stagnant Dundee

After performing the sort of U-turn usually reserved for British politicians, Neil McCann is currently in the midst of his first full week as Dundee boss. Following an underwhelming season at Dens we take a look at what the former midfielder needs to inject into the club.

Dundee managing director John Nelms insists that he did nothing wrong during his search for a new manager. Picture: SNS

Dundee deny illegal approach for St Mirren boss Jack Ross

Dundee were last night defiantly trying to defuse a row over allegations they illegally
approached St Mirren in an attempt to lure Jack Ross to Dens Park instead of the returning Neil McCann.

Neil McCann is unveiled as the manager of Dundee. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

Neil McCann says his ‘gut’ told him to take Dundee job

After confirming he was returning to his Sky Sports role earlier this week, Neil McCann told The Scotsman that he nevertheless felt like there was still “unfinished business” for him at Dens Park.

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Celtic won last season's Betfred League Cup. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Betfred Cup draw throws up derby clash

Dundee will face Dundee United in the stand-out fixture of the 2017 Betfred Cup group stage.

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Neil McCann will be the new Dundee manager on a full-time basis. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Neil McCann U-turn as he takes Dundee manager’s job

Neil McCann has performed a dramatic U-turn and decided to take the Dundee manager’s job after all.

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