The 17 most improved players in Scottish football this season

Which players have shown tremendous improvement from last season to the current campaign, catching the eye and winning hearts of supporters across Scotland?

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Falkirk fans at Falkirk Stadium for a home game against Dumbarton. Picture: TSPL

How many Scottish football grounds have you been to?

EACH of the 42 member clubs in the Scottish Professional Football League has their own home stadium. How many have you visited?

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Kenny Miller is congratulated by Crawford Baptie, Martin Christie and Adrian Sprott after his second goal.

Alan Pattullo: Memories of Rangers’ Kenny Miller as a youngster

It is strange that after 20 years of reporting on football matches, one of several that stick out among many hundreds should have occurred at Stenhousemuir’s ground, Ochilview.

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Steven MacLean headed home the first goal after just five minutes

Saints go marching on

A routine victory over a team facing the prospect of a League One relegation battle may not be enough to spark dreams of a repeat of their historic heroics of 2014, but St Johnstone have at least negotiated the first possible bump on the road to Hampden.

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Michael Palin made an online donation to a bid by Stenhousemuir Supporters Trust to raise �10,000 for the clubs manager to buy two new players.  Picture: contributed

Michael Palin invests money in his favourite Scottish team

He famously travelled the globe in 80 days, going pole to pole, from country to country.

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The Aston Villa defender has reportedly agreed a two-year deal to join Rangers. Picture: PA

Rumour Mill: Lescott to sign for Rangers | Celtic face UEFA charge over flags | Striker admits Hibs interest

Joleon Lescott has decided to sign for Rangers despite interest from Sunderland; Celtic fans defy warnings to wave Palestinian flags and club could face UEFA sanctions and Brian Graham insists he’s focused on Ross County despite interest from Hibs

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Michael Wardrope: Scorer. Picture: SNS

League One wrap: Peterhead’s unbeaten run ends

Peterhead manager Jim McInally felt nothing but pride despite his side’s title challenge, and their 19-game unbeaten run, came to an end with a 1-0 defeat by Cowdenbeath at blustery Balmoor.

Jason Holt has improved greatly since signing for Rangers from Hearts. Picture: SNS

The 17 most improved players in Scottish football this season

Which players have shown tremendous improvement from last season to the current campaign, catching the eye and winning hearts of supporters across the four SPFL leagues?

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Joe Cardle netted a hat-trick for Dunfermline. Picture: SNS

League One wrap: Joe Cardle nets hat-trick for Dunfermline

Dunfermline turned on the style as they took another step closer to the League 1 title by crushing Stranraer 6-1 at East End Park.

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Allan Johnston demanded more from his side despite the victory. Picture: SNS

League One wrap: Dunfermline win but ‘must do better’

Top overcame bottom at Glebe Park, with League 1 leaders Dunfermline Athletic edging out Brechin City 2-1. The East End Park men may well have obtained a result that takes them closer to clinching the title but manager Allan Johnston is looking for improvement.


League One wrap: Dunfermline now nine points clear

Dunfermline Athletic’s hopes of a 2016 League 1 title success took another step forward at the weekend as they saw off Cowdenbeath 2-1 and moved nine points clear of closest challengers Ayr ­United.

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Gary Bollan: Opening defeat. Picture: SNS

Dunfermline spoil Bollan’s first match to keep lead at top

GARY Bollan’s first day in charge of Forfar ended in disappointment as League 1 leaders Dunfermline enjoyed a 4-2 success at Station Park.

Faissal El Bakhtaoui netted a double for the visitors. Picture: SNS

League One wrap: Dunfermline spoil Bollan’s first match

Dunfermline kept their six-point advantage at the top with a 4-2 win at Station Park to ruin Gary Bollan’s first match in charge of Forfar.

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Shaun Rooney sent Dumferline six points clear at the top. Picture: SNS

League One wrap: Shaun Rooney nets Dunfermline winner

Dunfermline moved six points clear at the top but had to show great patience before gathering all three points at home to Stenhousemuir.

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David Hopkirk. Picture: SNS

League Cup wrap: Batting Dunfermline go clear

Ten-man Dunfermline moved three points clear of Ayr United at the top with a 2-1 win at Somerset Park.

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John Collins and Billy Dodds kick off in Talllinn, only for the match to be abandoned after just three seconds. Picture: AllSport

Seven of the strangest football match call-offs

With nine matches postponed on Saturday across Scotland, including the games involving Hearts, Hibs, Celtic and Rangers, we take a look at some of the strangest reasons for matches to be called off or abandoned

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Andy Geggan netted for Dunfermline. Picture: SNS

League One wrap: Dunfermline slip three points behind Ayr

Ayr United may have to concede defeat to Court of the Lord Lyon over the use of their club badge but they made it 14 games without defeat by seeing off 
Airdrie 3-0 at Somerset Park on Saturday.

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Brechin City goalkeeper Graeme Smith in action. Picture: SNS

Brechin goalie Graeme Smith turns up at wrong ground

WHEN your team has a game in Brechin, it’s best not to turn up 80 miles away at a different stadium.

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Gedion Zelalem in action for Rangers against Alloa. Picture: SNS

Five best Scottish lower league players this week

THERE’S a place in this week’s top five for an on loan EPL player, a hat-trick hero, and the man who’s single-handedly turning a team’s season around.

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