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Raith Rovers 1-1 Hearts: Late McManus strike pegs back Hearts

A Hearts side supplemented by four new signings suffered a pratfall on Pratt Street, speared at the death following a contribution from one their most revered former sons.

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Gary Lockes Raith Rovers host Hearts at a sold-out Starks Park today.  Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Raith Rovers boss Gary Locke keen to break his Hearts

Gary Locke understands what it is like to be a young, untried manager tasked with protecting and delivering the hopes and dreams of half a city. So when the former Hearts boss lines up against Ian Cathro at Stark’s Park this afternoon, as his Raith Rovers side take on his boyhood heroes in the Scottish Cup fourth round, he will empathise with the man who stirred up such attention when he took on the Tynecastle role last month.

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Willie Gibson, pictured at Tynecastle in July 1981, between Jim Jefferies and John Robertson. Picture: Jack Crombie

Interview: Willie Gibson on tough relationship with Hearts fans

Idon’t know if you saw that documentary about The Scotsman this week but the stand-out moment for me was when the narrator, Hearts-supporting thespian Ken Stott, revealed how in 1840 the paper broke the story of the Ice Age. This was 2,600,000 years after the event but, come on, an exclusive’s an exclusive. And now, folks, I think I might have uncovered a deep-frozen scoop of my own.

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New Hearts signing Aaron Hughes is in line to make his debut in the Scottish Cup tie against Raith Rovers. Picture: SNS

Hearts’ Aaron Hughes seek elusive first trophy at age of 37

It would be absurd for 
Aaron Hughes to complain about his lot after a career where he has amassed 104 international caps while also playing for managers of the calibre of Bobby Robson and Kenny Dalglish.

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Raith Rovers manager Gary Locke. Picture: SNS

Gary Locke: Rudi Skacel is as big an icon as John Robertson

Raith Rovers manager Gary Locke claims Rudi Skacel is as big a Hearts icon as the club’s all-time leading league goalscorer John Robertson.

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Raith Rovers forward and former Hearts star Rudi Skacel says he was verbally abused at Easter Road. Picture: SNS

Rudi Skacel: Hibs fans called me a refugee and other names

Raith Rovers forward Rudi Skacel has described a section of the Hibernian supporters as “embarrassing” after claiming fans aimed offensive “refugee” remarks at him throughout the Christmas Eve clash between the sides.

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Morton's Lawrence Shankland, centre, who is on loan from Aberdeen, celebrates his goal with his team-mates. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Morton 2 - 0 Raith: 16 in a row at home for Greenock side

Morton’s unlikely push for promotion to the Premiership shows no sign of letting up after they put luckless Raith Rovers to the sword.

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Falkirk's Craig Sibbald celebrates his second goal of the match in the impressive win over Raith Rovers. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Danny Rogers happy to revel in wonder save for Falkirk

It remains to be seen whether his feelings change when the selfies, Instagram snaps and text messages starts flooding in from Dubai but, for 
the moment, Danny Rogers does not envy his Aberdeen colleagues one iota.

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Falkirks Craig Sibbald celebrates his second goal.  Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Raith Rovers 1 - 4 Falkirk: Craig Sibbald scores twice

This game might have had the look of being after the Lord Mayor’s show about it following Friday night’s Championship showdown between Hibs and Dundee United, but in reality it proved to be anything but humdrum. Falkirk consolidated their chances of making the play-off positions at the expense of a Raith side that imploded spectacularly after they had taken an early led.

Filip Benkovic of Dinamo Zagreb was linked with a move to Celtic. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Agent denies Celtic link with Benkovic | Bitton to Fulham? | New deals for Miller and Hill

The agent of Filip Benkovic denies any truth in the rumour that his client is on his way to Celtic, Nir Bitton could be on his way out of Parkhead as Eboue deal nears its conclusion, and Rangers are poised to offer new deals to Kenny Miller and Clint Hill.

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Dunfermline's Lee Ashcroft, right, scores his side's second goal in the 2-0 win over Raith Rovers. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Raith 0 - 2 Dunfermline: Pars enjoy sweet derby success

At the time of year when neighbours are welcome visitors to bring in the New Year, Dunfermline found Raith Rovers hospitable hosts as they first-footed and were allowed to leave with all three points.

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Martin Boyle scores Hibs' late equaliser against Raith Rovers. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Hibs knocked off their perch despite dominating Raith

Hibernian surrendered top spot in the Championship for the first time since mid-October but they must still be wondering how. They battered Raith Rovers at times in a match that saw them dominate possession and rattle three times more shots in on target than their guests. But, somehow, they were the ones scrambling to salvage a point, allowing Dundee United to leapfrog them at the summit.

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Raith's former Hearts playes Rudi Skacel winds up the Hibs fans with a 5-1 gesture as he leaves the pitch. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Rudi Skacel lucky to avoid red card says Hibs’ Dylan McGeouch

Raith Rovers manager Gary Locke said he had to take Rudi Skacel off against Hibs on Saturday as he feared he would be sent off. But Hibs midfielder Dylan McGeouch insisted that would have been no less than the midfielder deserved.

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Martin Boyle prepares to smash home Hibs' late equaliser

Hibs 1, Raith 1: Draw knocks Lennon’s side off top spot

Hibs were knocked off the top of the Championship table for the first time since October 15 as Raith Rovers held Neil Lennon’s side to a draw in their last home game of 2016.

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Defender Paul Hanlon has reached the milestone of 300 games for Hibernian. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

300-game Paul Hanlon: Hibs come before Scotland

Paul Hanlon has made 300 appearances for Hibernian but the defender says there is still unfinished business to be addressed.

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Neil Lennon and Darren McGregor publicise Hibs partnership with Tesco which will serve lunches to those in need on Christmas Day. Picture: Neil Hanna.

Hibs’ Darren McGregor expects needle with Raith’s maroon men

Their colours may have changed but Darren McGregor believes the enthusiasm for victory at Easter Road within Raith Rovers’ former Hearts contingent will not have diminished. He does, however, hope it will also bring out the best in Hibernian this weekend.

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Joey Barton's time at Rangers was interesting to say the least. Picture: SNS

The 10 craziest Scottish football moments of 2016

Scottish football can be a completely bonkers place sometimes. These are just 10 examples.

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Rangers and Motherwell will battle it out for a place in the next round. Picture: SNS

Three Scottish Cup games picked for live TV coverage

Three William Hill Scottish Cup fourth round games have been moved for live TV coverage.

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Kevin Cuthbert made some key saves. Picture: SNS

Dumbarton 0 - 0 Raith Rovers: Kevin Cuthbert saves day

Raith Rovers goalkeeper Kevin Cuthbert found himself overworked, but his bravery and agility saw the Kirkcaldy side earn a precious point in a contest which the Sons passed up countless chances to earn what would have been a 
well-deserved victory.

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Christian Nade has left Stranraer via mutual consent. Picture: Neil Hanna

Ex-Hearts striker Christian Nade released by Stranraer

Former Hearts and Raith Rovers striker Christian Nade has left Stranraer after having his contract terminated via mutual consent.

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