Six biggest gripes with the 2017/18 Premiership fixture list

Today saw the release of the Ladbrokes Premiership fixture list for the 2017/18 season. When the SPFL makes the announcement, or any announcement in fact, it’s usually met with widespread derision from the fans of Scottish football. We love our football in this country, and we love moaning about it even more.

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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.

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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Keith Lasley has been announced as the next assistant manager of Motherwell. Picture: Alan Watson

Keith Lasley retires to become Motherwell assistant boss

Keith Lasley has been announced as the new assistant manager of Motherwell after the midfielder decided to hang up his boots.

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 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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Kenny Miller has carried Rangers at times. Pic: SNS/Alan Harvey

The 12 best strikers in Scottish football right now

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

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The final game in Group C between Dundee and Dundee United will be screened live. Picture: SNS

Six Betfred Cup matches selected for live TV coverage

Six group matches in the Betfred Cup have been selected for live TV coverage after the opening-round fixtures were announced.

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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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Scott McDonald equalises for Motherwell as the championship slips away from Celtic in 2005. Picture: SNS

Scott McDonald admits annoyance after Helicopter Sunday goal

Scott McDonald has admitted he was annoyed by comments from Celtic players about his famous goals against the club on ‘Helicopter Sunday’.

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Alex Fisher has signed for Motherwell after leaving Inverness CT. Picture: Greg Macvean

Motherwell bolster squad with double signing

Former Inverness striker Alex Fisher is staying in the Ladbrokes Premiership after agreeing a deal with Motherwell.

Shay Logan had another excellent season for Aberdeen. Picture: SNS

The top 50 players in Scottish football this season (20-11)

Part four in Craig Fowler’s list counting down the SPFL’s best players from the 2016/17 season.

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The 12 best wide midfielders in Scottish football right now

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

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Scott McDonald, right, will leave Motherwell this summer. Picture: SNS

Motherwell announce departure of eight first-team players

Motherwell have announced the impending departure of 11 players, including eight members of the first-team squad.

Anguish for Gary Warren of Inverness. Despite their 3-2 win, the Highlands club are relegated. Picture: Getty.

Inverness have making up to do after relegation

The next few days will go a long way to revealing just how far-reaching the consequences­ of relegation­ will prove to be for Inverness ­Caledonian Thistle.

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Blame me, says Richie Foran as ICT fans round on chairman

Inverness Caledonian Thistle fans surrounded chairman Kenny Cameron’s car in protest as he tried to leave the ground last night but manager Richie Foran insisted that he and the players are to blame for the club’s fall from grace and pointed the finger at individuals he described as “bad apples”.

Dejection for Inverness CT's Gary Warren at half-time as the club headed towards relegation. Pic: SNS/Craig Williamson

Inverness CT 3 - 2 Motherwell: ICT relegated despite win

Inverness’ seven-year stay in the top-flight has come to and end, despite a 3-2 victory over Motherwell.

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Rumour Mill: Rangers target McLean | Rodgers and Griffiths kiss and make up | Doubt cast on United’s future

Kenny McLean is the latest Rangers target has Pedro Caixinha looks to improve his squad, Brendan Rodgers and Leigh Griffiths kissed and made up after argument and concerns grow over Dundee United’s finances.

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Motherwell's Elliot Frear celebrates his goal to make it 3-1 against Kilmarnock. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

Motherwell 3 - 1 Kilmarnock: Fir Park side secure safety

A dazzling cameo performance from substitute Lionel Ainsworth helped Motherwell claim the victory which, along with Hamilton’s defeat in Dingwall, ensured they stay up.

Kilmarnock goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald  has been hailed as the ultimate professional by manager Lee McCulloch. Picture: SNS.

Kilmarnock need more like Jamie MacDonald says Lee McCulloch

Lee McCulloch has praised the professionalism of goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald and insisted Kilmarnock need more like him next season.

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Motherwell's Louis Moult celebrates after netting what proved to be the winner. Pic: SNS/Alan Harvey

Hamilton 0 - 1 Motherwell: Louis Moult wins relegation battle

Louis Moult’s sixth Lanarkshire derby goal of the season sealed a crucial victory for MOtherwell in the relegation clash at the SuperSeal Stadium.

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