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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.

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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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Rangers are looking to bring Graham Dorrans to Ibrox. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Rangers make third Graham Dorrans bid | Hearts want Kyle Lafferty | Alan Archibald to Oxford?

Rangers have made a third bid for Norwich City midfielder Graham Dorrans, Hearts are interested in signing Kyle Lafferty, and Alan Archibald has emerged as a contender for the manager’s job at Oxford United.

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Celtic are interested in Chelsea's England Under-21 striker Tammy Abraham. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Rumour Mill: Celtic keen on Chelsea kid Tammy Abraham | Linfield want Thursday switch | Shaun Maloney to snub Dons

Celtic join race for England U21 striker, Linfield are keen to move their Champions League qualifier with the Parkhead side and Shaun Maloney looks poised to turn down the chance to sign for Aberdeen.

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Liam Lindsays transfer to Barnsley will bring Partick Thistle a record fee of �350,000. Picture: SNS.

Liam Lindsay leaves Partick enroute to Scotland caps – Archibald

Partick Thistle are set to receive a club record transfer fee of £350,000 from Barnsley for central defender Liam Lindsay. The Yorkshire club’s bid was accepted yesterday and now they are free to negotiate personal terms with the player.

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Huddersfield Town are joined the battle for ex-Celtic star Patrick Roberts. Picture: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: Huddersfield join Patrick Roberts race | Hartley threatens to liquidate Dundee | EPL trio chase Simunovic

Huddersfield have joined the race to sign ex-Celtic winger Patrick Roberts, former boss Paul Hartley is threatening to liquidate Dundee over an unpaid debt, and a trio of Premier League clubs are chasing Celtic midfielder Jozo Simunovic.

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Blair Spittal was attracted to Partick Thistle by their brand of football under Alan Archibald. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Blair Spittal joins Partick Thistle as Liam Lindsay heads south

Blair Spittal has joined Partick Thistle on a two-year deal as defender Liam Lindsay looks to depart Firhill.

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Blair Spittal played for Dundee United these past three years. Picture: Michael Gillen

Blair Spittal joins Partick Thistle on two-year contract

Blair Spittal has joined Partick Thistle on a two-year deal, the Ladbrokes Premiership club have announced.

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12/05/17 LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP PLAY-OFFS QUATER FINAL 
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 TANNADICE - DUNDEE 
 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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Rumour Mill: Walker wanted by Rangers | Thistle will listen to Lindsay offers | Benfica winger’s Ibrox talks

Jamie Walker is the latest player to be linked with a move to Rangers, Partick Thistle confirm that they ‘have’ to listen to offers for Liam Lindsay and Benfica winger Daniel Candeias jets in for Rangers talks.

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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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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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Celtic's Leigh Griffiths has been excellent despite falling behind Moussa Dembele in the Parkhead pecking order. Picture: SNS

The top 50 players in Scottish football this season (30-21)

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

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Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has been in fine form this campaign. Picture: John Devlin

The top 50 players in Scottish football this season (40-31)

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

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David Amoo, right, is one of five first-team players to exit Partick Thistle. Picture: SNS

Partick Thistle announce departure of five first-team players

Partick Thistle have released four members of their first-team squad, while Niall Keown has returned down south following his loan move from Reading.

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Aberdeen's Scott Wright celebrates one of his three goals against Partick Thistle. Picture: SNS

Partick Thistle 0 - 6 Aberdeen: Wright hits hat-trick

Aberdeen made a statement yesterday in their final Premiership fixture of the season, announcing to all and sundry that they will not be turning up at the national stadium on Saturday to supplicate themselves at the feet of Celtic.

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Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald says: When good teams smell fear they exploit it."

Partick Thistle’s Alan Archibald bids to remove fear factor

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald has told his players to take the fear out of their game and enjoy their first top-six experience.

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Celtic's Callum McGregor fires home the fourth goal against Partick Thistle. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Partick 0 - 5 Celtic: Rodgers’ men a step closer to history

Forty-five down, two to go. The tantalising prize of season-long domestic invincibility looms large for Celtic

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