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Brendan Rodgers rues TV blackout of Hibs v Hearts cup derby

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers believes the absence of live TV coverage of Wednesday night’s Edinburgh derby denied Scottish football a chance to promote itself in a positive light.

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Hamilton and Partick Thistle are among the seven clubs in danger of relegation. Picture: SNS

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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Rumour Mill: Llambias questions King investment | Dembele at Celtic for four years | Hibs ‘don’t play football’

Derek Llambias believes nothing has changed at Rangers in Dave King’s time in charge, Moussa Dembele could stay at Celtic for four years, and Esmael Goncalves has stoked the fire before tonight’s Edinburgh derby.

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Motherwell manager Mark McGhee has been given seven days to respond to the charge. Picture: SNS

Motherwell boss Mark McGhee lands SFA misconduct charge

Motherwell manager Mark McGhee has been hit with a Scottish Football Association notice of complaint over his dismissal against Aberdeen.

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Celtic's Kieran Tierney (right) on the deck after the challenge by Ryan Bowman. Picture: SNS

Why referee didn’t show red card for foul on Kieran Tierney

The latest edition of Ref Review looks at the tackle by Motherwell attacker Ryan Bowman which left Celtic’s Kieran Tierney with a nasty gash on his leg, but only resulted in a yellow card.

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Rumour Mill: Irvine and Rowan for Rangers roles | Gordon contract on hold | Hearts to relay pitch

Alan Irvine has emerged as a potential candidate to become next Rangers manager, the Ibrox club have held talks with Robert Rowan about becoming director of football, and Craig Gordon’s contract talks with Celtic have been put on hold.

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Motherwell manager Mark McGhee is sent to the stand during his side's defeat to Aberdeen. Picture: SNS

Why stronger punishments are needed for overzealous managers

Seething and indignant, Mark McGhee made himself known all around the world last week. And unfortunately for the Motherwell manager it wasn’t for his coaching ability.

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Kieran Tierney receives treatment after Ryan Bowmans tackle. Picture: SNS.

Brendan Rodgers’ drive for perfection at Celtic becomes clear

There is no doubt that Brendan Rodgers intends to create a legacy that goes beyond any silverware. Until he appeared post-match on Saturday, the afternoon had seemed to be one to slide from the memory rapidly; a mundane addition to a remarkable winning sequence.

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James Forrest scores his Celtic's second. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Wim Jansen sees Celtic make it 31 domestic games unbeaten

It seems preposterous to describe anything on this phenomenal run that Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic are on as routine. Yet, if there was a mill in Glasgow’s east end yesterday this encounter had the run of it, the home side knocking off their 25th straight domestic win without breaking sweat.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says the team can play better away from home. Picture: Rob Casey

Brendan Rodgers wants a hybrid surface at Celtic Park

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has called for the club’s board to rip up and replace the Parkhead pitch with a Desso hybrid surface at the cost of around £2 million after claiming the surface was resulting in his team being able to play better away from home.

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James Forrest nets Celtic's second. Picture: SNS

Celtic 2 - 0 Motherwell: Moussa Dembele scores again as Celts ease to victory over Steelmen

Celtic extended their unbeaten domestic run since the start of the season to 31 games with a comfortable 2-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win over Motherwell at Parkhead.

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Motherwell assistant manager James McFadden has blasted Aberdeen fans for their treatment of Mark McGhee. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: Celtic chase EPL striker | James McFadden blasts Aberdeen fans | Rangers target Leeds manager Gary Monk

CELTIC are in the chase for Chelsea youngster Dominic Solanke; James McFadden blasts Dons fans for their treatment of Aberdeen legend Mark McGhee; Rangers have targeted Leeds manager Gary Monk and more in Saturday’s rumour Mill

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Iain Ferguson, formerly of Dundee, Rangers, Dundee United, Hearts and Motherwell. Picture: John Devlin

Interview: Iain Ferguson on crossing the great Dundee divide

Together with purveyors of power pop ballads and owners of neon leg warmers, Iain Fergusonwas among those who didn’t want the 1980s to end. Although his career straddled the 1970s and 1990s as well, the majority of his highlights came in the decade fashion forgot. “And that was just my hair,” he quips.

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Motherwell manager Mark McGhee endured a torrid evening at Pittodrie on Wednesday. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

James McFadden says Mark McGhee’s outburst was understandable

Motherwell assistant manager James McFadden claims Mark McGhee’s anger over his Pittodrie dismissal was understandable. McFadden remains perplexed over the reason why the Motherwell boss was sent to the stands on the advice of fourth official John McKendrick during his team’s 7-2 defeat at Aberdeen on Wednesday.

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Leigh Griffiths has been in training this week but won't make Saturday's Premiership clash with Motherwell. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Leigh Griffiths back in Brendan Rodgers’ good books at Celtic

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has hinted that Leigh Griffiths has buckled down in his bid to get his fitness right for the fight to compete for his place in the team.

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Motherwell manager Mark McGhee is sent to the stand during the 7-2 defeat by Aberdeen at Pittodrie. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Video: Mark McGhee unhappy as fan films him being sent off

Motherwell manager Mark McGhee said he was “disgusted and horrified” with the fourth official after being sent to the stands during the 7-2 defeat by Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

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Aberdeens Adam Rooney completes his hat-trick and celebrates with Ash Taylor, right, on a night Motherwell will want to forget. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Aberdeen 7 - 2 Motherwell: Dons cruise into second spot

Derek McInnes made it clear in the build-up to this match that he wasn’t going to Ibrox as Mark Warburton’s replacement as he still had a lot to achieve at Aberdeen and last night his players proved they are in better shape to deliver that than Rangers right now.

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Mark McGhee thinks that Tommy Wright (pictured) and Derek McInnes deserve a chance at Ibrox. Picture: SNS

Scottish football managers deserve Rangers job - McGhee

Motherwell boss Mark McGhee would like Rangers to look within Scottish football for their new manager.

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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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Kenny Miller is a free agent this coming summer. Picture: SNS

11 best Scottish Premiership stars available on a pre-contract

There are still close to 100 players on expiring deals in Scotland’s top flight. We look at the best who’ll be able to move on freedom of contract this summer.

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