Dunfermline Athletic

Hibs get back on track with fightback against Dunfermline

The road has been bumpy for Hibernian recently but, by the end of this game, all connected
with the Easter Road side expressed an understandable belief that things were back 
on track.

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James Keatings is convinced it is just a matter of time before the Hibs goals are flowing again. Picture: SNS.

Neil Lennon orders extra shooting practice for Hibs strikers

Hibernian striker James Keatings has revealed head coach Neil Lennon has laid on extra shooting practice this week in a bid to get the capital club 
firing again.

Myles Hippolyte celebrates his winning goal for Falkirk. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk 2 - 1 Dunfermline: Feeling run high in feisty clash

The origins of this derby appear uncertain even to those who have revelled in it for years, but there was no question over the presence of the usual ‘qualities’ associated with such fixtures. Amidst a raucous atmosphere, each flashpoint was cheered and jeered in equal measure.

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Mark Warburton was advised to leave the press conference by Jim Traynor. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: Bizarre Rangers press conference | PSG join Dembele chase | Tamudo on failed £10.5m Ibrox move

Mark Warburton is pulled out of a Rangers press conference by Jim Traynor after reporter asks Joey Barton questions, PSG join the chase to sign Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, and Raul Tamudo comments on his failed transfer to Rangers.

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Farid El Alagui was on target... for both sides

Dunfermline 2 - 1 Queen’s Park: El Alagui scores ‘hat-trick’

It is fair to say this was an eventful afternoon for Farid El Alagui. Only on the pitch for 45 minutes, the Dunfermline striker managed to score a double at the right end and an own goal at the wrong one as he earned the Pars a place in the quarter-finals.

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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Farid El Alagui celebrates his 85th-minute winner.  Picture: Garry Williamson/SNS

Dunfermline edge Buddies in seven-goal triller

This game was every bit as chaotic as the scoreline suggests, with Dunfermline picking up their first victory since their opening day triumph over Dumbarton, which also just happened to be a seven-goal cliff-hanger.

Barrie McKay is still getting up to speed in the top flight. Picture: John Devlin

17 Scottish football stars who’ve had slow starts to 2016-17

Even our best players can endure a rough start to a new campaign. Sometimes it’s down to low confidence, sometimes it’s a position or managerial change, and sometimes it’s just coincidence that a few below par displays occur when the season is still in its infancy.

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Philippe Senderos cuts a dejected figure during the rout at Parkhead. Picture: SNS Group / Rob Casey

Rumour Mill: Senderos ‘will bounce back’ | Hibs eye Brown | Celtic ‘should have had man sent off’ | Novo death threat

Senderos backed to recover from horror debut’; cops warn Nacho Novo over death threat; Warburton denies major gulf between Celtic and Rangers and Hibs linked with defender

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Cammy Bell is congratulated by his team-mates after saving three penalties in the 3-1 win over Dunfermline. Pic: SNS

Dunfermline 1 - 3 Dundee Utd: Cammy Bell saves three penalties

Cammy Bell was the Dundee United hero, saving three first-half penalties as the Taysiders continued their recovery from a slow start to the season.

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Derek Lyle scored his 100th goal.

Dunfermline 0 - 1 Queen of the South: Fifers left unhappy

A survey this week found people in Fife are the happiest in Scotland. Had the poll been repeated in Dunfermline in the wake of this narrow defeat, however, the findings would have been markedly different.

Patrick Roberts will be free to face parent club Manchester City. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Roberts ‘can play against City’ | Johansen set for Fulham switch | Senderos to complete Rangers deal

Patrick Roberts will be allowed to play against Man City; Johansen set to finalise Fulham move and Senderos close to agreeing Rangers deal

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Dunfermline goalkeeper David Hutton holds on to the ball firmly as it comes back off the post with Hibs Grant Holt ready to pounce. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Hibs set on leading from front this season after Dunfermline win


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Istvan Kozma (right), watched by St Mirren's Tom Black in October 1989.

Made in Fife: the Olympian swimming for Hungary

It wasn’t, surely, only Dunfermline fans whose ears pricked up when they head the name ‘Kozma’ mentioned by the commentator during last week’s 100m and 200m freestyle swimming heats in Rio.

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Jason Cummings celebrates the winning goal over Dunfermline at Easter Road. Picture: SNS

Hibernian 2 - 1 Dunfermline: Jason Cummings nets winner

Hibernian can rattle, they can roll and, by heck, they can shake. Often across any given 20-minute spell.

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Dorus de Vries is undergoing a medical at Celtic ahead of a proposed move from Nottingham Forest. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: De Vries close to Celtic switch | Torino want Simunovic | Ball snubs Rangers | ICT eye El Alagui

Dorus de Vries undergoing medical at Celtic ahead of proposed move; Celtic deny Jozo Simunovic is for sale as Torino linked with £4.5m bid; Dominic Ball snubs Rangers to join Rotherham and Farid El Alagui on trial at Inverness CT

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Hibs manager Neil Lennon wants his big-game players to drag the others into that mode.

Neil Lennon: Hibs players must develop ‘big-club’ mentality

Neil Lennon remembers a time when he thought the top teams had things easy. But he now knows that superiority brings its own issues. As a player he had to find a way to deal with those obstacles and he says his Hibernian squad will have to do that as well.

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Callum Fordyce is poised to make his comeback from injury. Picture: SNS.

Callum Fordyce eyes Dunfermline return after 11 months

Callum Fordyce is poised to make his first appearance in nearly a year against Hibs tomorrow as he attempts to win a new contract with 

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A rare sighting of Rafael Scheidt in action during his brief time at Celtic. Picture: SNS

Seven Scottish football players with rather unusual names

Rangers supposed interest in Rod Fanni - please, stop laughing at the back - has reminded Scottish football fans of other peculiar names we’ve come across throughout the years.

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Joe Cardle celebrates after scoring a hat-trick for Dunfermline

Dunfermline 4 - 3 Dumbarton: Clinical Cardle nets hat-trick

Dunfermline started life back in the second tier with a thoroughly dominant display that had some of the gloss taken off it by a shambolic injury-time period where the hosts conceded two penalties.

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