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St Johnstone 2 - 1 Dundee: Five defeats in a row for Dees

Dundee were left rooted to the foot of the Ladbrokes Premiership as they were yesterday eased aside 2-1 by Tayside rivals St Johnstone.

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Tom Hateley is not downhearted by Dundees league position

Dundee seeking the winning formula says Tom Hateley

Tom Hateley insists Dundee aren’t wallowing in self-pity – because that would lead to them staying bottom permanently.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton says he has no problem with BT Sport. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Warburton denies BT Sport rift | Mönchengladbach poke fun at Glasgow pub | Old Firm quit plan

Rangers manager Mark Warburton insists he has no personal issue with BT Sport, Borussia Mönchengladbach win on the park and on social media, and Henrik Larsson’s agent reveals a 17-year-old plan for the Old Firm to quit Scottish football.

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Joey Barton, left, has been absent from the Rangers squad after a bust-up with manager Mark Warburton. Picture: PA

Rumour Mill: Warburton criticised for Barton saga | Sutton hails Dembele | Griffiths ‘like Larsson’

Mark Warburton has been criticised for failing to end the Joey Barton ‘pantomime’ sooner, Chris Sutton has hailed Celtic star Moussa Dembele, and Leigh Griffiths should start for Scotland because he’s deceptively strong in the air.

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Scott Boyd (16) scores Kilmarnock's goal. Picture: SNS

St Johnstone 0 - 1 Kilmarnock: Scott Boyd wins it for Killie

Substitute Scott Boyd handed Kilmarnock their first win in two months as they held on for a scrappy 1-0 victory over St Johnstone in Perth.

Peter Lawwell, among several prominent figures, are said to have invested in controversial film partnerships. Picture: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: Celtic figures linked to ‘tax dodge’ | Dembele scores again | Kitchen starts for USA | Lustig injury

Former Celtic players and managers linked to ‘tax dodge’ scheme, Perry Kitchen starts for USA in friendly over New Zealand, and Celtic sweat on the fitness of Mikael Lustig after right back sustains injury playing for Sweden.

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Karamoko Dembele made his debut for Celtic under-20s last week. Picture: James Williamson

Rumour Mill: City eye Karamoko Dembele | Islam Feruz’s Celtic regret | Deila for Norway | Barton’s future

Manchester City are plotting to swoop for Celtic youngster Karamoko Dembele, Islam Feruz reveals his regret at leaving Celtic, Mark Warburton hints Joey Barton’s time at Rangers is over, and Ronny Deila is in the running to be next Norway manager.

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Mark Warburton has stated he should not have dropped Andy Halliday, right. Picture: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: Warburton wrong to drop Halliday for Barton | Dembele for England? | Collum criticised

England are looking into the possibility of selecting Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, Mark Warburton admits he was wrong to pick Joey Barton over Andy Halliday, and Kilmarnock vent their fury at Willie Collum over penalty decision.

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St Johnstone's Liam Craig celebrates his equaliser against Hamilton Accies. Picture: SNS.

Hamilton 1 – 1 St Johnstone: Liam Craig leveller foils Accies

St Johnstone passed up the opportunity to move behind leaders Celtic after being held at Hamilton. The draw dropped them down to fourth position, which is still a remarkable placing for the Perth club on a budget far smaller than their rivals.

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Ali Crawford is good enough to star for Rangers, according to his team mates. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Crawford to Rangers? | Rangers hatred ‘sad’ says Warburton | Sutton & Johnstone in radio bust-up

Rangers linked with Hamilton midfielder Ali Crawford; Mark Warburton says he’s ‘bemused’ by Rangers-Aberdeen hatred and Chris Sutton launches astonishing attack on Derek Johnstone

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Hearts and Aberdeen will face each other on Friday night football in late December. Picture: SNS

13 Scottish football games picked for live TV coverage

Hearts and Aberdeen will battle it out on Friday night football the evening before the Hogmanay Old Firm clash, after the latest round of SPFL matches selected for TV coverage were announced.

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Adam Rooney (No 9) celebrates with Graeme Shinnie after grabbing the late winner at Pittodrie. Picture: SNS Group

Aberdeen 1-0 St Johnstone: Rooney clinches semi-final spot

Adam Rooney’s fifth goal of the season in the last minute of a fiercely contested Betfred Cup tie saw Aberdeen through to the semi-final of the competition but the Irishman had to come off the bench to score it.

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Graham Cummins (right) and Chris Kane were each booked for simulation. Picture: SNS

St Johnstone duo fail in appeal over dives against Hearts

St Johnstone have failed to have the yellow cards issued to Graham Cummins and Chris Kane wiped out after both strikers were found guilty of diving.

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Victor Lindelof in action for Benfica. The defender has been linked with Celtic. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Aberdeen fans plan Rangers stunt | Celtic eye Lindelof | Celtic ‘didn’t speak to Barton’

Celtic linked with Swedish defender; Brendan Rodgers insists Celtic never spoke to Joey Barton and Scotland women U19s deny hangover claims

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Steven Anderson is St Johnstone's new captain.

St Johnstone name stalwart stopper Anderson as captain

Steven Anderson has been named as new St Johnstone club captain, the Perth club have announced.

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Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis is focused on tonight's game, not Sunday's league fixture against Rangers.

Dons keeper: Cup matters more than Rangers game

Joe Lewis has had a crash course in just how imperative an Aberdeen win is when Rangers come to town for the first time in five years this Sunday but the goalkeeper is determined to stay focused on victory against St Johnstone first.

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Emile Mpenza is challenging the accuracy of a story from Paul Sturrock's autobiography. Picture: Getty

Paul Sturrock faces legal action over Mpenza ‘Viagra’ tale

Paul Sturrock is facing legal action from ex-Belguim striker Emile Mpenza over a story that appeared in the former Scotland international’s autobiography.

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Graham Cummins (right) is shown a yellow card by referee John Beaton. Picture: SNS

St Johnstone decide against fining duo for Hearts dives

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright will take no further action against Graham Cummins and Chris Kane for committing acts of simulation in the 1-0 win over Hearts.

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Hearts' John Souttar and St Johnstone's Steven MacLean in action at McDiarmid Park. Picture: SNS

Hearts frustrated as St Johnstone soak pressure to take points

The old one-two of frustration and head-scratching greeted the full-time whistle for all connected with Hearts after this one. It must have felt as though they had been mugged – and essentially they were by a canny St Johnstone side who have been here before, soaking up pressure from more fancied opposition and digging deep to see out a win.

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