Hamilton Accies

Hamilton Accies

Five things we’ve learned from the summer transfer window

Celtic are content to take their time, Neil Lennon is looking to recruit some familiar faces, and Hamilton Accies are in an unusual position, writes Craig Fowler

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Hamilton's Darian MacKinnon battkes with Queen of the South's John Rankin. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Hamilton 1 -1 Queen of the South: Accies secure bonus point

Hamilton took the Betfred Cup bonus point after a 6-5 penalty shoot-out win over Queen of the South at the SuperSeal stadium.

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The first clash between Rangers and Celtic will be broadcast live on Sky Sports. Picture: John Devlin

14 Ladbrokes Premiership fixtures moved for live TV coverage

Sky Sports and BT Sport have released their picks for live Ladbrokes Premiership matches from September through to the end of November.

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New Hamilton signing Xavier Tomas. Picture: SNS

Hamilton signing had ‘no idea’ club paid money for his transfer

Hamilton new boy Xavier Tomas says he feels no added pressure after becoming Accies’ first paid-for player in eight years - because they never told him.

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Ali Crawford was on the scoresheet for Hamilton Acccies. Picture: SNS/Rob Casey

East Kilbride 1 Hamilton 3: Accies leave it late to avoid upset

Two late goals helped Hamilton to a 3-1 win over East Kilbride in their opening Betfred Cup group tie at rain-soaked K-Park.

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Brendan Rodgers criticised the fans who threw missiles at the Celtic players. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Rodgers ‘feared for players’ | Gers set up Marseille clash | Arnason returns to Dons

Brendan Rodgers admits ‘worry’ over missiles; Rangers set up friendly with French giants and Kari Arnason returns to Pittodrie

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Rangers celebrate winning the Scottish league tiotle in 2005. Picture: SNS.

Scotsman poll: Majority of fans want Rangers’ titles stripped

We asked readers of The Scotsman: ‘Should Rangers be stripped of their titles won between 2001 and 2010’ following Wednesday’s ruling by the Supreme Court in favour of HMRC over the club’s use of Employee Benefit Trusts.

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Rangers and Celtic have had very different transfer windows to this point. Picture: John Devlin

What each Scottish Premiership side must do in the transfer window

Joel Sked looks at each of the 12 top flight clubs and where their transfer business needs to be concentrated.

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Hibs and Rangers will meet on the second weekend of the season for the first time since the 2016 Scottish Cup final. Picture: Neil Hanna

9 tasty encounters in the 2017/18 Scottish Premiership

After the fixture list was announced by the SPFL earlier today, we look at nine of the most keenly anticipated matches in the opening months of the new Ladbrokes Premiership season.

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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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12/05/17 LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP PLAY-OFFS QUATER FINAL 
 DUNDEE UTD V MORTON
 TANNADICE - DUNDEE 
 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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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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Hamilton Accies won the play-off to avoid relegation but finished bottom of the Sportscene league - they were the team most likely to be shown last on the programme. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Hamilton Accies finish bottom of the ‘Sportscene league’

Hamilton may have escaped relegation for another year but they finished bottom of the league when it came to their Sportscene appearances.

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Greg Docherty screams in delight after helping Hamilton retain their Premiership status.

Greg Docherty sets perfect example for Accies’ academy kids

As footballing nicknames go, it’s not exactly up there with ‘The Divine Ponytail’ or ‘The Baby-Faced Assassin’.

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Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon in despair after his side's defeat by Hamilton Accies. Picture: SNS

Dundee United count cost of play-off defeat by Hamilton

Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon will sit down with chairman Stephen Thompson this week to discuss the financial implications of the Tannadice club’s failure to reclaim Premiership status.

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Jubilant Hamilton players celebrate beating Dundee United in the Premiership play-off final. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA

Hamilton 1-0 Dundee Utd (agg: 1-0): Accies avoid the drop

For the third year in succession, the Premiership play-off final proved a bridge too far for the contenders from the Championship.

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Ray McKinnon says it is important for United to return to the top flight. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Ray McKinnon wants a repeat performance in play-off final

Ray McKinnon is looking for Dundee United’s Ladbrokes Premiership play-off pattern to continue against Hamilton Academical this afternoon.

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Hamiltons David Templeton is starting to reproduce the form that earned him a move from Hearts to Rangers.  Photograph: SNS

David Templeton back to life just in time for Hamilton

There was a time when big, big things were expected of David Templeton. For the past couple of years, most people – including the player himself – feared those days were behind him.

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Wato Kuate, left, clashes with Dundee United team-mate Mark Durnan as he is substituted in the first leg of the Premiership play-off final. Picture: SNS

No excuses for Wato Kuate meltdown insists Sean Dillon

While he understands passions run high on such a tense occasion as a play-off final, Sean Dillon still can’t condone team-mate Wato Kuate’s display of petulance against Hamilton Accies on Thursday night.

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A furious Simon Murray is restrained by Hamiltons Darian McKinnon as he tries to tell red-card wielding referee Steven McLean that he had been fouled and not dived. Picture: SNS

Dundee United to appeal Simon Murray ‘diving’ red card

Ray McKinnon confirmed Dundee United will appeal Simon Murray’s red card today to ensure the striker can play in Sunday’s Premiership final second leg.

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