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Hamilton 1 - 1 Partick Thistle: Sean Welsh rescues a point

Partick Thistle’s hoodoo over Hamilton Accies continued as the Maryhill side maintained an impressive 10-game unbeaten run with a 1-1 draw at the SuperSeal Stadium.

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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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Joe Dodoo scores his Rangers' first goal against Partick Thistle. Picture: SNS.

Rangers late show hides their lack of conviction

Rangers will complete a set when they play Hearts at Tynecastle on Wednesday. Robbie Neilson’s men are the last of the 12 Premiership sides they have yet to meet. On the evidence of the jaunt across the city, the trip to Gorgie is one that should cause a degree of anxiety within the ranks of Mark Warburton’s squad.

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Davie Provan won a raft of honours with the club

Tributes paid as Rangers stalwart Davie Provan dies

Rangers last night paid tribute to defensive stalwart Davie Provan, following the death of the Ibrox club’s hall of famer after a long illness. Provan, who was 75, played 268 times for the club and scored 10 goals in a career that spanned from 1958 to 1970, and which yielded a raft of honours.

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Rangers' Joe Dodoo (left) replaces Joe Garner on the hour mark at Firhill. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Joe Dodoo shows he’s more suited to Rangers than Joe Garner

Dave King’s admission this week that Rangers remain miles behind rivals Celtic, though should still be in a more comfortable position in second place, merely confirmed what most sensible Scottish football supporters had known all along.

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Rangers' Joe Dodoo scores his side's equalising goal versus Partick Thistle at Firhill with a superb volley.  Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Partick Thistle 1 - 2 Rangers: Joe Dodoo rescues the points

Finishing second can’t be the limit of Rangers’ ambitions, said chairman Dave King in the midst of otherwise sober reflections at the club’s agm on Friday. For 93 minutes of a first league trip to Firhill in 13 years, merely claiming that status in the Premiership seemed destined to stretch the Ibrox men beyond their limits.

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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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Louis Moult, left, is congratulated by Craig Clay after his opener. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

Motherwell 2 - 0 Partick Thistle: Mark McGhee pleased

It is a sign of the competitiveness of the Premiership (or, as critics would argue, its mediocrity) that Motherwell, who had lost four of their previous five matches, moved into the top six after keeping a clean sheet for only the second time this season.

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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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Kris Boyd believes Scotland is paying the price for Rangers going into League Two. Picture: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: Scotland ‘paying price’ for Rangers demotion | Cascarino derides Griffiths | Man United want Hamilton kid

Kris Boyd believes the Scottish national team is paying the price for Rangers’ relegation, Tony Cascarino has derided Leigh Griffiths as a “journeyman striker”, and Gordon Strachan is set for showdown talks with the FA.

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Adam Barton of Partick Thistle receives the Ladbrokes Premiership Player of the Month award for October. Picture: SNS

Why Adam Barton is a deserving Player of the Month award winner

Partick Thistle’s fortunes have changed as they went unbeaten in the month of October, thanks in large part to a system change built around the summer signing from Portsmouth, writes Craig Fowler

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James Maddison, left, celebrates with Jayden Stockley after the former assisted the latter's wonder strike versus Partick Thistle. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

Five things we learned from the Scottish football weekend

Before Rangers complete the fixture card when they face Ross County in Dingwall on Sunday, we take a look at five things from the weekend of Scottish football.

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Aberdeen's Jayden Stockley scores to make it 2-1. Picture: rob Casey/SNS

Partick 1 - 2 Aberdeen: Stockley lifts Dons into second place

Jayden Stockley vindicated his inclusion with a stylish deciding goal as Aberdeen returned to winning ways against Partick Thistle.

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This list was inspired by Stuart Armstrong. Picture: SNS

The 11 most eye-catching hairstyles in Scottish football

Craig Fowler’s article on Stuart Armstrong - where he mentioned the player’s “wondrous hair” amid his actual football abilities - got us discussing the most distinctive hairstyles in Scottish football right now. And this is who we came up with.

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Shay Logan leaves the Pittodrie pitch after Saturday's defeat by Celtic which left Aberdeen ten points adrift in the title race. Picture: SNS

Shay Logan clings to Dons title dream but second would do

Shay Logan remains defiantly optimistic that Celtic can be overhauled in the Premiership title race while acknowledging that, realistically, Aberdeen stand a better chance of splitting the Old Firm.

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Thorsten Stuckmann has taken over as Partick's No 1. Picture: SNS

Partick keeper Thorsten Stuckmann no longer stuck on bench

Proud Partick Thistle keeper Thorsten Stuckmann admits he is standing even taller – because his sons no longer have to see their dad sitting on the bench.

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Joy for Thistle, despair for Saints as Abdul Osman celebrates late winner

St Johnstone 1 - 2 Partick Thistle: Jags turn the tables

A late Abdul Osman winner ensured Partick Thistle completed their second productive trip to Tayside in the space of three days following their victory at Dens Park in midweek. It marks a fine turnaround by Alan Archibald’s side who just over a month ago were at the bottom of the Premiership but now find themselves knocking on the door of the top six.

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Having walked away, should Scott Brown come back? Picture: John Devlin

Scottish football mailbag: Scott Brown’s U-turn | Judging Hartley’s signings | What next for Rangers?

Craig Fowler answers your questions on Scottish football, including Scott Brown’s potential return to the Scotland set-up, Paul Hartley’s signings at Dundee, and where next for Rangers.

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Paul Hartley after his side's latest defeat. Picture: SNS

No excuses from under pressure Dundee boss Paul Hartley

Dundee manager Paul Hartley refused to make excuses after his side slumped to their sixth successive league defeat.

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Patrick Thistle's Ade Azeez celebrates his opener. Picture: SNS

Dundee 0 - 2 Partick Thistle: Relegation battle looms for Dundee

Dundee fell to their sixth successive league defeat and remain rooted at the foot of the Premiership with a relegation battle looming unless their fortunes improve dramatically.

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