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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Jason Scotland was in cracking form in his first start for Stenhousemuir. Picture: Scott Louden

Five best Scottish lower league players this week

A returning, old Scottish football favourite, Hibernian’s top man from Sunday, and Scotland’s top goalscorer appear in this week’s top five.

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Video: SPFL winners & losers: Griffiths | McGinn

LEIGH Griffiths two goal performance in Celtic’s 2-1 victory over Aberdeen made him an obvious choice for a place among our ‘winners’ of the SPFL weekend.

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St Mirren captain Jim Goodwin, left, battles for the ball with Dunfermline's Faissal El Bakhtaoui during Saturday's quarter-final clash. Picture: SNS Group

St Mirren book place in Petrofac semi-final draw

St Mirren put on their best performance of the season to book a place in today’s Petrofac Training Cup semi-final draw when they defeated Dunfermline 4-0.

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Stenhousemuir's Colin McMenamin (left) celebrates putting his side ahead. Picture: SNS

Stenhousemuir 1 Queen’s Park 1: Stenny survive

SIX years ago Stenhousemuir began their ascent into the third tier of Scottish football with a victory over Queen’s Park in the play-off semi-finals. That triumph relegated the amateur club and propelled the Warriors into the final where they inflicted a stunning upset on Cowdenbeath to gain promotion. Stenhousemuir have remained at that level ever since and earned a seventh consecutive season in the third tier with this play-off final aggregate victory against the same opponents.

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