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Brendan Rodgers and Mark McGhee in war of words

Brendan Rodgers and Mark McGhee traded insults and accusations after a touchline spat involving Celtic assistant Chris Davies at the conclusion of the the Scottish champions’ epic 4-3 win over Motherwell at Fir Park.

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St Johnstone's Danny Swanson extends the lead to 3-0 over Inverness. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

St Johnstone 3 - 0 Inverness: Saints back on form

Both these sides’ results of late had been the cause for a raised eyebrow or two, but the gulf in terms of the result and performance yesterday means that it’s now frowns all round for Inverness Caley Thistle. Richie Foran’s men were simply abject – summed up by captain Gary Warren’s dismissal for picking up two yellow cards early in the second half. While they may only sit at the bottom of the Premiership on goal difference, they urgently need to halt the slump which has seen them take only six points out of a possible 27.

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Rangers are interested in former Liverpool midfielder Joao Teixeira. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Rangers eye Teixeira | Souness criticises King | Hibs moved for Pennant and Osman

Rangers are looking to sign Porto midfielder Joao Teixeira, Graeme Souness believes Dave King is paying for his failure to keep promises made to Rangers fans, and Hibs reveal moves for former English Premier League stars Leon Osman and Jermaine Pennant.

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Faycal Rherras, right, cleared three efforts off the goal-line for Hearts. Picture: SNS

Top 5 plays of the Scottish football weekend

Each weekend there are always moments to admire, as well as moments to cringe and laugh at. With a cup final and four league games to run the rule over, we choose the five best plays of the weekend, as well as the five worst.

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Dundee's Kostadin Gadzhalov (centre) scores his side's second goal in their 2-1 victory over Inverness at Dens Park. Picture: Kenny Smith/SNS

Dundee 2 - 1 Inverness: Dundee off the bottom of the table

Below the sanctuary of Celtic at the summit, this season’s Ladbrokes Premiership is fast becoming a lesson in Chaos Theory, such is the arbitrary nature of league positioning as teams fluctuate wildly between bottom feeders to top six hopefuls. The best example of this is Dundee. Paul Hartley’s side have gone from relegation favourites to sitting just below sixth-placed Motherwell on goals scored, with this narrow victory over Inverness their third win in four games.

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Dave King admits Rangers will not be able to match Celtic financially for the foreseeable future. Picture: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: Rangers ‘can do a Leicester’ | Sinclair out for a month | Red Bull to invest in Rangers?

Dave King insists Rangers ‘can do a Leicester’, Celtic have been dealt a blow with news Scott Sinclair is out for a month, and rumours are circling on social media that Red Bull want to invest in Rangers.

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Rangers' annual general meeting will take place on Friday. Picture: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: King’s plot to oust Ashley | Boyd urged Rangers to sign Nagbe | Dembele to stay at Celtic

Dave King is looking to lessen the influence of Mike Ashley at Rangers with a special resolution in Friday’s agm, Kris Boyd has revealed he tried to get Rangers to sign Celtic target Darlington Nagbe, and Moussa Dembele insists he’ll be a Celtic player next season.

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Former Scotland defender Kevin McNaughton could be set to forge a new career path - as an artist. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Former Scotland defender could turn to new career as artist

Former Scotland defender Kevin McNaughton could be set to forge a new career path – as an artist.

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Celtic captain Scott Brown has rebounded from a frustrating 2015/16 season. Picture: SNS

22 Premiership stars who’ve exceeded expectations this season

Craig Fowler picks a select XI of Ladbrokes Premiership players who’ve performed above and beyond what as been expected of them - with back-ups thrown in as well

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Aberdeen's James Maddison was booked by referee Kevin Clancy. Picture: SNS

Aberdeen to appeal James Maddison yellow card for diving

Aberdeen have confirmed they will lodge an appeal against James Maddison’s yellow card for diving.

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James Maddison is looking for Aberdeen to build some momentum ahead of the Celtic clash. Picture: SNS

Aberdeen: ‘No complacency’ prior to final with Celtic

Aberdeen midfielder James Maddison has warned Inverness they will be mistaken if they assume today is a good time to play the Dons.

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Kieran Tierney has been pushed forward to create an unorthodox 3-5-2 system at Celtic. Picture: John Devlin

Biggest tactical trends in Scottish football this season

The final international break of the year has been endured, and now the league enters a busy period before the winter break. While the inquests and investigations are under way to solve the inextricable Rubik’s cube that is Scottish football, focus switches to the domestic game.

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Inverness Caledonian Thistle sold Ryan Christie to Celtic but still made a loss. Picture: John Devlin

Inverness blame Euro ties for financial shortfall

Inverness Caledonian Thistle have blamed their European adventure for a deficit of more than £20,000 in their annual accounts announced today.

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Rumour Mill: Griffiths to start for Scotland? | Fulham want Waghorn | Bitton’s ‘dirty look’

Gordon Strachan hints that Leigh Griffiths may start against England, Fulham are interested in signing Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn, and Nir Bitton was said to have been sent home from Israel’s training camp over a “dirty look”.

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Celtic's Scott Sinclair opens the scoring against Inverness. Picture: SNS.

Brendan Rodgers’ supporting cast carry Celtic to win over Inverness

It has become a table that tells all. Celtic’s ten-point advantage over Aberdeen means there is as much distance between Brendan Rodgers’ men and that team directly below them as between the second-placed Pittodrie side and Ross County in 12th, and bottom, spot.

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Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring his first goal since the end of Septmeber. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Celtic 3 - 0 Inverness: Leigh Griffiths on the scoresheet

Glitz and glamour giving way to grime and grind is so often the way of it for Celtic at the end of a Champions League week. Yet against Inverness Caledonian Thistle yesterday, Brendan Rodgers’ changed side had enough sparkle to ensure there was no serious comedown from that rarity of a commendable away performance in club football’s premier tournament.

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Hearts midfielder Arnaud Djoum celebrates his late equaliser against Inverness. Picture: Paul Devlin: SNS

Jeers to cheers as Hearts earn draw in thrilling comeback

The peculiar relationship between Robbie Neilson and the Hearts support showed no sign of coming to a resolve after a thoroughly entertaining, though mildly frustrating, 3-3 draw with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

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Hearts manager Robbie Neilson during his side's 3-3 at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium. Picture: SNS/Paul Devlin

Inverness 3 - 3 Hearts: Hearts blow the chance to go second

This was Scottish football at its most enjoyable. Lots of goals, bags of entertainment, two teams pushing for the three points and some truly amateurish defending. All of which combined for six goals and a share of the spoils for in-form Inverness CT and visitors Hearts.

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Lasana Doumboya celebrates putting his side 2-0 up. Picture: SNS

Motherwell 0 - 3 Inverness CT: Caley Thistle into top six

Richie Foran was last night celebrating leading Inverness into the top six after his side ruthlessly exploited Motherwell’s defensive 
deficiencies.

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Josh Meekings' contract will expire at the end of this season. Picture: SNS

Five possible destinations for ICT defender Josh Meekings

Today brought with it the news that Inverness CT and defender Josh Meekings have postponed contract negotiations until the New Year.

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