St Johnstone

St Johnstone

Ross County 1 - 2 St Johnstone: Late Kane strike keeps Saints on European trail

Chris Kane hit a dramatic stoppage time winner for St Johnstone as the Perth side close the gap to fourth-place Heart of Midlothian.

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Mark McGhee thinks that Tommy Wright (pictured) and Derek McInnes deserve a chance at Ibrox. Picture: SNS

Scottish football managers deserve Rangers job - McGhee

Motherwell boss Mark McGhee would like Rangers to look within Scottish football for their new manager.

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Tommy Wright was named among the frontrunners by the bookmakers to take over from Mark Warburton. Picture: Michael Gillen

Tommy Wright dismisses link with Rangers job

Boss Tommy Wright’s focus remains solely on St Johnstone as he finds himself among the leading contenders for the Rangers job.

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Partick Thistle advance to William Hill Scottish Cup qurter-finals with win in Perth. Picture: SNS/Kenny Smith

St Johnstone 0 - 1 Partick Thistle: The Jags advance in Premiership cup clash

Partick Thistle made the most of what’s become a happy hunting ground of late to reach the Scottish Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 2008. Having secured victory on their last four trips to McDiarmid Park, they’ll be hoping for a kind draw and the chance to end a 15-year drought without a trip to Hampden in either of Scotland’s premier cup competitions.

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Mark Warburton's time as Rangers manager has come to a chaotic end. Picture: SNS Group

Rumour Mill: Warburton exits Rangers | McInnes plays down Ibrox link | Ambrose ‘desperate to join Blackburn’

Mark Warburton leaves Rangers on a chaotic night at Ibrox; Dons boss plays down Gers link and Ambrose ‘desperate to join Blackburn’ amid work permit struggle

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Dundee goalkeeper David Mitchell looks to cross the line with the ball during his side's 2-0 win over Motherwell earlier this season. Picture: SNS

13 most controversial Scottish refereeing calls this season

Red cards in consecutive weekends at Fir Park, along with St Johnstone’s fury at the penalty conceded against Celtic, have pushed Scottish referees back to the forefront of the national consciousness.

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Kenny Miller is a free agent this coming summer. Picture: SNS

11 best Scottish Premiership stars available on a pre-contract

There are still close to 100 players on expiring deals in Scotland’s top flight. We look at the best who’ll be able to move on freedom of contract this summer.

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Gary Locke was sacked by Raith Rovers following last night's defeat against Morton. Picture: Michael Gillen

Rumour Mill: Gary Locke sacked | Rangers administrators | Celtic’s Champions League boost

Ex-Hearts and Kilmarnock boss Gary Locke has been sacked by Raith Rovers, liquidators of Rangers Football Club plc are launching legal action against the club’s former administrators, and Celtic will receive an additional revenue boost thanks to their participation in the Champions League.

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Moussa Dembele equalised from the spot after Craig Thomson adjudged Keith Watson to have illegally handled the ball. Picture: PA

Judging Craig Thomson’s performance in St Johnstone 2 - 5 Celtic

In the latest edition of Ref Review, we look at the two major talking points from Celtic’s win over St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park, as the visitors came back from 2-1 down to win 5-2 thanks, in part, to a controversial call.

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Referee Craig Thomson awards a penalty to Celtic for an apparent handball. Picture: SNS

Tommy Wright furious over ref’s performance in Celtic loss

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright was highly critical of referee Craig Thomson after seeing a number of decisions go against his side in their 5-2 loss at home to Celtic.

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Moussa Dembele celebrates with Nir Bitton, right, after scoring from the spot. Picture: Getty

St Johnstone 2 - 5 Celtic: Substitute Dembele nets hat-trick

IT is not often the scorer of a hat-trick is challenged as the main talking point of a match but Moussa Dembele’s contribution to an emphatic Celtic victory in Perth was almost overshadowed by an astonishing blunder from referee Craig Thomson.

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Celtic's Leigh Griffiths was on the receiving end of some chastening words from manager Brendan Rodgers. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Murray Davidson: Leigh Griffiths is ‘a lovely guy’

It came as something of a jolting throwback to see Leigh Griffiths last week painted once more as an errant footballer.

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Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Celtic coach praises work of St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright

Assistant manager Chris Davies considered recent evidence when he assessed the challenge Celtic face against St Johnstone today.

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St Johnstone's Steven MacLean opens the scoring. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

Partick 0 - 1 St Johnstone: Steven MacLean proves his worth

The durability of St Johnstone remains one of the marvels of the Scottish Premiership, as is true of last night’s matchwinner, 
Steven MacLean.

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St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright watched his side defeat Hamilton this past weekend. Picture: SNS

Tommy Wright: Hearts are favourites to finish fourth

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright claims Hearts are still favourites for the fourth spot in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

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Graham Cummins heads home St Johnstone's opener. Picture: SNS/Bill Murray

St Johnstone 3 - 0 Hamilton: Saints level with Hearts after easy win

A second-half double from Graham Cummins helped St Johnstone to what was ultimately a comfortable 3-0 home Ladbrokes Premiership win over struggling Hamilton.

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Celtic captain Scott Brown, left, was accused of pushing down Steven Anderson, right, by St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright. Picture: SNS

Judging the referee’s performance in Celtic 1 - 0 St Johnstone

In the latest edition of Ref Review we look at the display of Andrew Dallas and his assistants during Celtic’s victory over St Johnstone, including a late penalty claim for the visitors when Steven Anderson went down at a set-piece under the attentions of Scott Brown.

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Aberdeen and Rangers will likely battle it out for second place. Picture: SNS

10 pressing questions ahead of the Scottish Premiership restart

This weekend will see the first full round of Scottish Premiership in 2017 as the clubs get back to league action following the winter break. In honour of the return, Joel Sked has looked at the ten most interesting questions concerning the remainder of the campaign.

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St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright thought his side deserved a penalty at Celtic Park. Picture: SNS

Tommy Wright furious over non-penalty call against Celtic

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright was scathing of referee Andrew Dallas in the aftermath of his side’s 1-0 defeat at Celtic Park on Wednesday evening.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers hails ‘unbelievable’ record

Brendan Rodgers has paid tribute to his Celtic side after they equalled their post-war record of 26 unbeaten domestic matches from the start of a season.

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