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KYLE LAFFERTY last night savoured his status as Rangers' title-clinching hero for a third successive season and claimed Celtic had paid the price for failing to show sufficient respect to the rest of the SPL clubs.
WALTER Smith's decision to stay on for one final year at Rangers was richly rewarded as his side sealed a third successive championship with an emphatic 5-1 win at Kilmarnock, but he insists he is leaving Ibrox at the right time as the club enters a new era.
WALTER Smith celebrated with his players yesterday on the pitch at Rugby Park as he signed off from Rangers on a high.
HE WOULD be the first to admit to feeling uncomfortable, to feeling unworthy, even. But Walter Smith trod on the toes of the late Jock Stein yesterday at Rugby Park when collecting a tenth title of his remarkable Rangers career(s). It equals Stein's haul at Celtic and proves quite a way for Smith to sign off from his second spell at Ibrox.
FORMER secretary of state for Scotland Jim Murphy has revealed he was abused while on the election campaign trail because of his faith.
The Scottish Government is to introduce new laws to clamp down on online bigotry, with offenders facing up to five years in jail.
SCOTTISH football's governing body has vowed to work with ministers to crack down on sectarianism, after welcoming an "exciting" conclusion to a "challenging" year for the game.
Three commentators have their say. . .
THOUSANDS of adjectives have been used to describe Neil Lennon this season, but at the end of Celtic's 4-0 victory over Motherwell yesterday, only one seemed to fit: Churchillian.
EVEN before this game began, Celtic knew that they could do no more than go for the win and leave the rest to fate. Within minutes of kick-off, as news spread that Rangers had raced into an unassailable lead, the probability that their efforts would be futile had become a certainty.
THE Scottish Premier League season may have come to an end but still the collective madness that has taken hold of Scottish football continues. Yesterday police and the bomb squad were called to Cowdenbeath after a suspicious package was sent to the chairman of the lowly Fife club, the advocate Donald Findlay.
Images from the final day of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League season with Celtic taking on Motherwell and Rangers facing Kilmarnock.
DECIDING what's next for me is still on the back burner. I honestly don't know if I will play on but, given that Ally McCoist is going to be the manager, he will be the biggest factor in that. If he wants me to stay then I have a decision to make. If he doesn't want me then I don't have a decision to make.
NEW Rangers manager Ally McCoist's first target for a big-money summer transfer bid is likely to be Hearts defender Lee Wallace.
THE worth of Walter Smith is reflected in his players as much as his trophy haul, according to Lee McCulloch, who was signed by the Rangers manager in 2007 during his first summer spending spree.
THE focus is the 90 minutes, not the rewards or the emotions. Forget the extra cash that goes to the championship-winning team and the fact they go into the European equation at the third qualifying stage of the Champions League while the runners-up have to make do with the Europa Cup; forget the bragging rights and forget the fact that this will be manager Walter Smith's last game as Rangers manager.
Maloney adamant he is ready for the battle to hang on to his place in Celtic's plans
Engaging and articulate, passionate about Celtic, and a man who has come from outside Scotland to play a central role as a successful player and then a tyro coach in the bear pit that is Scottish football.