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Andrew Smith

Annabel Croft on why she always knew Andy Murray wouldn’t call it quits

If she ever decides to step away from life on the tennis circuit, Annabel Croft could dip into the world of clairvoyance. When Andy Murray walks on to the court at Wimbledon this week to play in the doubles with French partner 
Pierre-Hugues Herbert, it could allow Croft to feel smug. That is never how the 52-year-old has operated across more than two decades commentating on a sport that was her professional life until the age of 21.

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SFA chief executive Ian Maxwell believes Shelley Kerr is in line to become the first female top flight manager in the men's game. Photograph: Lorraine Hill

Scotland manager Shelley Kerr’s career still on the up

The rising status of women in British football has been exemplified by the attraction across these islands that the World Cup currently being staged in France is proving to be. Scotland manager Shelley Kerr has been at the heart of the growing respect that her gender is garnering in all footballing circles.

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Tom Hateley now plays in Poland. Picture: Getty.

Europe awaits for Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen and Kilmarnock

Scottish clubs now enter European football so early, the draws for their opening rounds can feel like they belong to the season just gone past more than the one to come. Yet what happens in any assignments they are handed on Tuesday in Nyon, Switzerland are capable of reverberating through the next 11 months.

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Lee Alexander knows she must work harder than her male equivalent in order to give herself the same agility. Picture: SNS.

‘Don’t move the goalposts’ says Scotland keeper Lee Alexander

It is not only her nation that Lee Alexander wants to do justice to in the forthcoming World Cup finals. It is her position. The 27-year-old might be considered to have the double-whammy when it comes to stigmas. It could hardly be any other way when the Glasgow City performer is both Scottish and a goalkeeper in the women’s game.

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Neil Lennon celebrates clinching the treble treble, but next season he is likely to alter the focus of Celtic's play. Picture: Getty.

Neil Lennon planning to reshape Celtic team says Bobby Petta

It might now seem relatively small fry that, almost two decades ago, Bobby Petta played in a single treble winning Celtic side. The Dutchman, though, believes that the manner in which Martin O’Neill achieved that clean sweep of 2000-01 will have an influence in how Neil Lennon sets about building on the club’s current unprecedented treble treble next season – when the prized bounty will be a ninth straight title.

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