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Why Ross County deserve a Grade C+ for their season so far

Joel Sked breaks down the season thus far for every team in our series of Ladbrokes Premiership mid-term report cards.

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Scott Sinclair has been an excellent addition for Celtic. Picture: John Devlin

Marks out of 10 for every Scottish Premiership signing so far

Through a series of 12 seperate articles, Craig Fowler rated and reviewed every single singing made by Scottish Premiership clubs this season prior to the January transfer window.

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Chris Burke reinvigorated Ross County's campaign. Picture: SNS

Ross County signings: How every recruit has fared this season

As Scottish Premiership clubs enter the January transfer window, Craig Fowler looks back upon their business so far this season and ranks every signing out of ten.

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West Ham United were said to be interested in the Celtic striker. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: No West Ham bid for Dembele | Rangers to wait on Toral deal | Hearts star to MK Dons

West Ham United have not made a £20million offer for Moussa Dembele, contrary to reports; transfer target Jon Toral tells Rangers they’ll have to wait for his signature, and Robbie Neilson is planning to raid his old club Hearts for attacker Robbie Muirhead.

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Lee Wallace and Ali Crawford have both been in excellent form this term. Picture: John Devlin

The 2016/17 Scottish Premiership team of the season (so far)

Once again, BT’s pre-match Scottish Football Extra show descended into wonderfully, entertaining squabbling as each of Chris Sutton, Michael Stewart and Stephen Craigan chose their team of the season so far.

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Jota of Brentford has been linked with Rangers.  Picture: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Craig Fowler’s guide to what your club needs in January

The window is open but what will the managers of the 12 Ladbrokes Premiership clubs be buying in the January sales?

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Ross County 3- 2 Inverness Caley Thistle: Liam Boyce on song

Liam Boyce all but confirmed his status as one of the January transfer window’s hottest properties by cutting down County’s great local rivals with a first-half double in a thunderous Highland derby.

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David Gray celebrates his dramatic late winner
 against Rangers which delivered the Scottish Cup to Hibs for the first time since 1902. Picture: Greg Macvean

Review of 2016: Glory for Hibs, Celtic dominate, Rangers return

It was a year of neighbours behaving in very un-neighbourly fashion. Hibs knocked out Hearts after coming back from two goals down en route to smashing a 114-year Scottish Cup curse, Dundee relegated Dundee United and pink-shirted Scotland were sent home to think again by England having had their World Cup qualifying hopes all but extinguished.

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Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko celebrates his opening goal. Picture: SNS

Celtic 2 - 0 Ross County: Rodgers’ side win 14th straight

A calculator is becoming the must-have item for attending Celtic games. The figures are simply becoming dizzying, with the club seeing out their final home game of 2016 with a comfortable win over Ross County that means they are unbeaten in the 22 domestic encounters played at Celtic Park over the entire year.

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Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon during Boxing Day training at Lennoxtown

Craig Gordon: Let the good times keep rolling at Celtic

It sets goalkeepers apart from outfield footballers that approaching mid-30s doesn’t need to be the beginning of the end for careers. Yet Craig Gordon must still pinch himself over being able to enthuse about what potentially could lie ahead for him at Celtic – almost a decade on from knee problems almost put paid to playing again.

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Martyn Waghorn is back in form ahead of the New Year. Picture: SNS

The 12 Premiership players set for an interesting 12 months

The emergence of Kieran Tierney, the revitalisation of Danny Swanson, the demise of Alim Ozturk and the importance of Kenny Miller, 2016 has been an interesting year for many top-flight talents.

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Partick's Kris Doolan scores Thistle's second goal. Picture: SNS

Ross County 1 - 3 Partick: Thistle move off bottom spot

Storm Barbara had nothing on hurricane Partick Thistle
in Dingwall last night as the much-anticipated threat from air materialised only in the shape of Liam Lindsay and Kris Doolan headers.

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Conrad 'Polar Bear' Logan's arrival as Hibs made history was one of just many memorable moments in Scottish football in 2016. Picture: SNS Group

The Scotsman 2016 football quiz

16 questions relating to the past 12 months in the wonderful and wacky place that is Scottish football

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Paul Quinn is delighted to be involved with Ross County again. Picture: SNS.

Paul Quinn exemplifies Ross County grit in win over Aberdeen

Returning skipper Paul Quinn was delighted with the determination shown by Ross County in a gritty 2-1 victory over Aberdeen at Global Energy Stadium.

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Ross County's match-winner Ryan Dow (left) with teammate Tony Dingwall at full time in their 2-1 victory over Aberdeen. Pitcure: Rob Casey/SNS

Ross County 2 - 1 Aberdeen: Ten-man County take the points

Ryan Dow pounced to grab 
ten-man Ross County only their second win since August as Aberdeen’s hopes of second place took a battering.

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Aberdeen’s Anthony O’Connor not impressed by St Johnstone

It’s fair to say Aberdeen defender Anthony O’Connor has been pleasantly surprised and impressed by the quality of football played by all the teams in the Premiership since moving north last summer. All except St Johnstone it seems.

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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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Dundee's Tom Hateley (right) battles for the ball against Ross County's Tim Chow. Picture: SNS

Dundee 0 - 0 Ross County: Jim McIntyre unhappy with a point

More often than not, visiting mangers are content with a point on their travels. Jim McIntyre, the Ross County boss, though, disproved that theory following this Dens Park stalemate.

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Cardiff City are the latest club to take an interest in Callum Paterson in January. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: Derby to bid for Paterson | Celtic’s reserves ‘could win the league’ | Rangers eye Cadden

Derby are ready to bid £500k for Hearts’ Callum Paterson in January, Celtic’s second-string side could win the Scottish Premiership, and Rangers are eyeing a move for Motherwell’s Chris Cadden.

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Clint Hill is out of contract at the end of the season. Picture: SNS

Most interesting expiring contracts in the Scottish Premiership

There are 105 Scottish Premiership players currently sitting on expiring contracts. Some are sure to stay, others will definitely go, but which ones fall somewhere in the middle? Here, Craig Fowler picks the single most interesting expiring contract from each of the top flight clubs, while also looking at a few others with their futures up in the air.

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