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SPFL Premiership relegation dogfight is where real drama is

With Celtic having all but wrapped up the title, and Aberdeen pulling away from Rangers, the bottom six may be the last bastion of competition in this season’s Scottish top flight, as Rory West writes

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Alexandros Tziolos cuts a dejected figure on a badly cut-up Tynecastle pitch on Saturday. Picture: SNS.

Hearts’ Alexandros Tziolis cut up over Tynecastle pitch

Of all the players hampered by Hearts’ now well-documented pitch problems, Alexandros Tziolos has perhaps greatest reason to be upset. A 62-time capped Greek internationalist, he had every right to expect a lush welcome mat to be rolled out of for him.

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Esmael Goncalves shoots wide against Inverness CT. Picture: SNS

Richie Foran hails return of “the old Inverness” at Hearts

Only a matter of weeks ago, Richie Foran was questioning whether his players had the bottle for a relegation battle. Yesterday, with a performance he claimed was reminiscent of “the old Inverness”, he got his answer.

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Hearts winger Choulay and Inverness' David Raven battle for the ball. Picture: SNS/Alan Harvey

Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Inverness CT: Jambos left cursing Walker penalty save

A penalty save by the Inverness goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams denied Hearts victory against the Scottish Premiership’s bottom club.

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Arnaud Djoum is put through his paces at Riccarton ahead of Hearts home clash with Inverness. Picture: SNS.

Arnaud Djoum sees collective value of Hearts team-mates

Arnaud Djoum has come a long way in the past 18 months. Before Hearts, he was struggling to find a club and said there was little to write home about. Now he could pen several chapters.

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Moussa Dembele scored a hat-trick for the second week in a row. Picture: SNS.

Celtic treble still seems a long way off says James Forrest

Scottish football has chucked everything it has at Celtic but Brendan Rodgers’ men still remain on course for the domestic treble.

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Celtic players celebrate Mikael Lustig's opening goal in the 6-0 thrashing of Inverness CT. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Five things we learned from Celtic 6 - 0 Inverness CT

Celtic were far too good for an Inverness side who are the only team to have taken points off the champions-elect in the league. Moussa Dembele continues to find the net at an impressive rate, writes Joel Sked, while Scott Sinclair gets some close attention, Nir Bitton is enjoying a renaissance, Foran’s bizarre game plan and robust approach.

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Moussa Dembele scored his second hat-trick in a week to see of Inverness CT. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Celtic 6 - 0 Inverness CT: Moussa Dembele nets a hat-trick as the Celts rout ICT

Moussa Dembele continues to score and continues to add to his burgeoning value as Celtic waltzed into the quarter-finals of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

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Dundee goalkeeper David Mitchell looks to cross the line with the ball during his side's 2-0 win over Motherwell earlier this season. Picture: SNS

13 most controversial Scottish refereeing calls this season

Red cards in consecutive weekends at Fir Park, along with St Johnstone’s fury at the penalty conceded against Celtic, have pushed Scottish referees back to the forefront of the national consciousness.

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Gary Locke was sacked by Raith Rovers following last night's defeat against Morton. Picture: Michael Gillen

Rumour Mill: Gary Locke sacked | Rangers administrators | Celtic’s Champions League boost

Ex-Hearts and Kilmarnock boss Gary Locke has been sacked by Raith Rovers, liquidators of Rangers Football Club plc are launching legal action against the club’s former administrators, and Celtic will receive an additional revenue boost thanks to their participation in the Champions League.

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Billy Mckay scores Inverness' first in their 2-2 with Dundee. Picture: SNS/Sammy Turner

Inverness CT 2 - 2 Dundee: Richie Foran’s men rescue crucial point

Bottom-placed Inverness battled back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw with visitors Dundee in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

Moussa Dembele was linked with a move the the English Premier League. Picture; John Devlin

Rumour Mill: Conte denies Dembele talks| Hearts to refund Rangers fans| Jamie Walker for Scotland?

Chelsea have insisted that they never talked to Celtic about signing Moussa Dembele, Hearts are to refund Rangers fans who were locked out of Tynecastle following the ground reaching capacity and Ian Cathro has backed Jamie Walker to succeed for Scotland.

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Told he's worth �40m, wins at social media. Moussa Dembele has had worse months. Picture: SNS

SPFL winners and losers from the January transfer window

Who’s come out on top and who’s had a shocker from the manic month infamously known as the January transfer window?

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Hearts striker Esmael Goncalves was unveiled to the media on transfer deadline day. Picture: SNS

5 most intriguing Scottish Premiership transfers in January

With the January transfer window done and dusted, Craig Fowler looks over some of the more interesting deals from the past month

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Rakish Bingham completes Caley Thistles misery by scoring Hamiltons third goal. Picture: SNS.

Hamilton 3 – 0: Caley Thistle cast adrift as Accies win at last

These two sides have been entwined in a race to the bottom for months but Inverness look like prevailing in 
football’s version of Pointless after this abject display at the Superseal Stadium.

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Moussa Dembele reassured fans he was staying on social media. Picture: SNS

Transfer Deadline Day live: Chelsea insist no £40m bid for Dembele | Hibs fail in Stokes bid | Ambrose leaves for Blackburn

With numerous Scottish sides looking to strengthen before the transfer window slams shut, we take a look at all the latest transfer rumours, breaking news and done deals.

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Partick Thistle's Ade Azeez battles with Inverness' Brad McKay during a drab goalless draw. Picture: SNS/Paul Devlin

Inverness CT 0 - 0 Partick Thistle: The Jags move into top six with stalemate

Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Partick Thistle produced a drab goalless draw in their Ladbrokes Premiership clash at Caledonian Stadium.

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Partick Thistle's new signing Niall Keown is the son of former Arsenal defender, Martin. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Niall Keown: Dad is big influence but I’m my own man

Partick Thistle new boy Niall Keown will bring some well-known family traits to Firhill.

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Hibs eliminated Hearts from last season's Scottish Cup before going on to win the trophy. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Three Scottish Cup fifth round games moved for live TV

Three matches from the Scottish Cup fifth round have been moved for live TV coverage, including the much-anticipated Edinburgh derby clash between Hearts and Hibs at Tynecastle.

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