Oasis mogul Alan McGee ‘talked out’ of buying Hearts

Oasis mogul and Scottish record label owner Alan McGee was talked out of buying Hearts by Primal Scream frontman and Celtic fan Bobby Gillespie.

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Rumour Mill: Dave King company fined | Ferguson and Brown in mix for Rangers role | Sunderland want Cummings

Dave King again finds himself involved in financial breaches after his South African company was hit with a £64,000 penalty, Barry Ferguson and John Brown are in the running to become Pedro Caixinha’s local assistant at Rangers, and Sunderland are keen on Hibs striker Jason Cummings.

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Why Ian Cathro is complicit in the Craig Levein hysteria

Ian Cathro is right to describe the furore over Craig Levein’s input at Hearts as “hysteria”, but there’s more he could be doing to quell the discontent, writes Craig Fowler

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Kenny McLean leaves Alexandros Tziolis in his wake. Picture: SNS.

Aberdeen too hot for Hearts as Kenny McLean makes point to Strachan

Saturday’s match between Aberdeen and Hearts featured a head-to-head battle of two rival midfielders sharing a common grievance, though there was no doubt by the end of the 90 minutes which one had the bigger right to feel aggrieved.

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Hearts director of football Craig Levein passed messages to head coach Ian Cathro, centre, at Pittodrie. Picture: SNS.

Michael Stewart calls for clarity at Hearts over Craig Levein

Former captain Michael Stewart has called on Hearts to explain their management structure to fans after director of football Craig Levein was spotted passing messages to head coach Ian Cathro in the 2-0 defeat by Aberdeen.

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Ian Cathro said: One of the positive things is there is a lot of people engaged

Ian Cathro laughs off ‘hysteria’ over Craig Levein’s input

Hearts head coach Ian Cathro was forced to field questions about Craig Levein’s influence on first-team matters in the wake of the club’s 2-0 defeat by Aberdeen yesterday.

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 Aberdeen's Jonny Hayes celebrates his goal

Aberdeen 2 - 0 Heart of Midlothian: Five things we learned

Kenny McLean was dominant following his Scotland snub, Alexnadros Tziolis had a nightmare, Aberdeen’s wide men were fantastic, as was Shay Logan and what is the issue with Craig Levein helping Ian Cathro, writes Joel Sked.

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Shay Logan opens the scoring at Pittodrie as Aberdeen as ease to victory. Picture: SNS/

Aberdeen 2 - 0 Heart of Midlothian: Dons make it nine in a row at home against hapless Hearts

Under the tutelage of Ian Cathro there appears to be no middle ground for Hearts. They’re either great, as they were in last week’s 4-0 hammering of Hamilton, or they are utterly abject, as they were in yesterday’s mauling at the hands of a rampant Aberdeen side.

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Callum Paterson won't re-sign for Hearts

Rumour Mill: McGregor title hopes | Forest eye Tavernier | Paterson’s Hearts exit

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Rory Currie  hopes to have a bright future at Hearts. Picture: SNS.

Hearts must always have homegrown talent says Ian Cathro

Hearts have moved to sign up three of their young Scottish stars on longer-term contracts, with Jack Hamilton, John Souttar and Rory Currie all committing themselves to the Tynecastle club until 2020.

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Hearts' Callum Paterson is unlikely to sign a new contract with the club. Picture: Greg Macvean

Hearts boss Ian Cathro resigned to losing Callum Paterson

Hearts boss Ian Cathro has all but conceded defeat in the quest to hang on to 
Callum Paterson beyond the end of his current deal.

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Juwon Oshaniwa has not played a single second for Hearts this season. Picture: Neil Hanna

5 Scottish football stars you may have forgotten still exist

Excluding players who have missed significant time through injury (Jordan Rossiter, Chris Burke, Kevin McNaughton etc) here are a list of Scottish football players who have seemingly dropped off the face of the earth.

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Rumour Mill: Warburton on Ibrox exit | director of football interests McLeish | Walker on Scotland snub

Mark Warburton remains hopeful the truth will emerge about his exit from Rangers, Alex McLeish says he’d consider becoming a director of football, and Jamie Walker has revealed his disappointment at missing out on the Scotland squad.

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Rumour Mill: Kenny Miller to coach Rangers | Record BT TV deal | Man U want Dembele

Pedro Caixinha could be about to bring Rangers striker on to his management team, BT Sport want to outmuscle Sky and gain control of Scottish football, and Manchester United and Everton eye Celtic forward.

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Does Hearts goalkeeper Jack Hamilton feature in the top 12? Picture: Ian Georgeson

The 12 best goalkeepers in Scottish football right now

The top 12 goalkeepers currently playing in Scottish football at the moment, as voted by members of The Terrace Scottish Football Podcast

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Rumour Mill: Big tax case appeal | Rangers axe coach | Celtic fans warned

The ‘big tax case’ relating to oldco Rangers will be heard at the Supreme Court today, new Ibrox boss Pedro Caixinha has decided to axe goalkeeping coach Jim Stewart, and Celtic fans have been warned not to try and buy tickets for the home end of Sunday’s trip to Dundee.

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Jamie Walker has netted 15 times from midfield for Hearts this season. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Five biggest snubs from the recent Scotland squad

With Scotland continuing to suffer heartbreak in our two main sporting passions, football and rugby, it’s surely only a matter of time before complaining becomes our official national pastime.

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Rumour Mill: King to meet Caixinha | Chelsea want Rangers kid | ‘brilliant’ Bobby Madden

Rangers chairman Dave King will fly into Glasgow next week to meet with new boss Pedro Caixinha, Ibrox wonderkid Billy Gilmour could be on his way to Chelsea, and ex-referee Dermot Gallagher has praised the performance of “brilliant” Bobby Madden in the Old Firm derby.

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Arnaud Djoum turns away to celebrate scoring Hearts opening goal in their victory over Hamilton. Picture: SNS.

Hearts turn on style in defeat of Hamilton

On this evidence, the time between Hearts’ match against Ross County and Saturday’s return to action was well spent.

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Alex Young training at Tynecastle in 1959. Picture: The Scotsman

Hearts and Everton say farewell to revered player Alex Young

When making his last poignant entrance, he did so to the Theme From Z-Cars. It was as Alex Young had done so many times in his pomp for Everton, including 50 years ago to the very day when emerging from the tunnel at Goodison Park for a famous FA Cup quarter-final victory over Liverpool in 1967.

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