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Why Jim McIntyre’s sacking from Ross County wasn’t much of a surprise

Supporters had long been losing patience with the Ross County manager, as Craig Fowler explains

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Jim McIntyre lost his final game in charge against Hibs at the weekend. Picture: SNS

Ross County sack management team of Jim McIntyre and Billy Dodds

Ross County have parted company with manager Jim McIntyre and assistant Billy Dodds.

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Paul Hanlon was Hibs' matchwinner against Ross County. Picture: SNS.

Neil Lennon’s touchline rants win approval of Hibs’ Paul Hanlon

Paul Hanlon, the Hibernian captain, says Neil Lennon’s wild rants and tantrums on the touchline are proving a constructive source of encouragement as the club re-adapts to life in the top-flight.

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Hibernian's Paul Hanlon fires the away side ahead. Picture: SNS/Alan Harvey

Ross County 0 - 1 Hibs: Paul Hanlon’s goal lifts Hibs to fourth

Paul Hanlon’s early goal earned Hibernian full points at Ross County as Neil Lennon’s men moved above Rangers into fourth spot in the Ladbrokes Premiership with a 1-0 win.

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Hibs goalkeeper Ofir Marciano will be absent next week during the Day of Atonement. Picture: SNS.

Ofir Marciano to miss Hibs’ clash with Celtic due to Yom Kippur

Goalkeeper Ofir Marciano will miss next Saturday’s trip to Celtic on religious grounds, having informed manager Neil Lennon that his primary focus that weekend will be on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism.

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Moussa Dembele in action for Celtic. Picture: SNS/Rob Casey

5 things we learned from the Ladbrokes Premiership weekend

Week six of the Ladbrokes Premiership saw champions Celtic move clear at the top of the table as Aberdeen dropped points at home to Kilmarnock, while Dundee recorded their first win of the league campaign.

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James Forrest (right) celebrates his goal with his team-mates. Picture: SNS.

Brendan Rodgers’ rotation makes Celtic a joy to watch

Five might be considered the number of the week for Celtic.
In seeking to move on from their five-goal thrashing by Paris-Saint Germain in midweek, at the weekend they became the only Premiership team to win a fifth league game, achieving that with five changes from the team outclassed in the Champions League. In doing so, they brought up an all the fives total – in the form of 55 – to their domestic unbeaten run.

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Celtic's Moussa Dembele (left) celebrates his goal with Tom Rogic. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Moussa Dembele: I’m fitter and stronger after time out

Celtic striker Moussa Dembele declared himself “stronger and fitter” after scoring in the club’s 4-0 victory over Ross County – his first appearance following two months sidelined with a hamstring problem.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers salutes the fans. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

It was the perfect response says Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers

Boss Brendan Rodgers believes Celtic’s 4-0 win over Ross County at Parkhead was the “perfect” response to their European humbling by Paris St Germain.

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Celtic's Moussa Dembele scores his side's second goal of the game. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Celtic 4 - 0 Ross County: Moussa Dembele returns with goal

The returning Moussa Dembele scored his first goal of the season as Celtic reaffirmed their domestic dominance with a crushing 4-0 win over Ross County.

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Ross County's Jim O'Brien enjoyed watching Celtic get a taste of their own medicine in the Champions League. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Jim O’Brien: It was nice to see Celtic get a thrashing

Ross County midfielder Jim O’Brien confessed he was not too unhappy to see Celtic get a taste of their own medicine in midweek.

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Rumour Mill: Sutton slams ‘embarrassing’ Celtic | Ralston unfazed by Neymar antics | Alves rated higher than Celtic stars

Chris Sutton has slammed what he calls an “embarrassing” performance by Celtic against PSG, Anthony Ralston insists he’s unfazed by Neymar’s antics in the 5-0 loss, and Bruno Alves has been given a higher Fifa 18 rating than any Celtic player.

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Rangers' Alfredo Morelos has adapted well to Scottish football. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

5 things we learned from the Ladbrokes Premiership weekend

Champions Celtic moved back to the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership in the fifth weekend of the campaign, while Rangers recorded an impressive win and Joe Lewis thwarted Hearts at BT Murrayfield.

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Ross County's Sean Kelly (right) gets away from Blair Spittal. Picture: SNS/Sammy Turner

Ross County 1 - 1 Partick Thistle: Staggies late point from spot

When you are already a title-winner at 19 years old, having outshone Celtic’s finest, it may be natural to exude a certain confidence. Davis Keillor-Dunn holds it in abundance.

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Nicky Clark hit a double in Dunfermline Athletic's defeat of Buckie Thistle. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Irn-Bru Cup Round-up: Pars progress as Premiership U20s exit

Dunfermline moved smoothly into the last 16 of the Irn-Bru Cup with a 3-0 win at Buckie Thistle.

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Where Scottish Premiership sides failed to strengthen on deadline day

A look at every team in the Ladbrokes Premiership and the areas of potential weaknesses that remained unattended on transfer deadline day.

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What each Premiership side requires before transfer window closes

The hours are counting down until the transfer window closes until January. Joel Sked looks at the areas each club need to target.

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Ross County's Jason Naismith slides in to challenge Alfredo Morelos as the away side appeal for a penalty. Picture: SNS

Judging the referee’s performance in Ross County 1 - 3 Rangers

The latest edition of Ref Review looks at Craig Thomson’s performance in Rangers’ 3-1 victory over Ross County.

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Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha, left, with director of football Mark Allen. Picture: SNS

Rangers boss says director of football to oversee transfers

Pedro Caixinha will leave his director of football Mark Allen in charge of transfer business this week as he expects to welcome even more additions to his Rangers squad.

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Rangers' Alfredo Morelos pinches the ball off Ross County goalkeeper Scott Fox before tapping in to make it 2-0. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Scott Fox’s hilarious gaffe gives Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos tap-in

Ross County’s 3-1 defeat at home to Rangers will be one goalkeeper Scott Fox will not want to remember.

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