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Patrick McPartlin: Time for Ayr’s marketing to reflect on-field progress

The annual appearance of a glamour model in bodypaint to promote Ayr United’s new kit doesn’t play well with all the good work being done to make football progressive, writes Patrick McPartlin

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Neil Doncaster credits an improved deal with sponsors Ladbrokes among the reasons for the record pot. Picture: SNS

SPFL announce record prize money for Scottish football clubs

The SPFL have announced clubs will share a record pot for prize money at the end of the 2017/18 season.

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James Tavernier has taken his play up a level this season. Picture: SNS

The 17 most improved players in Scottish football this season

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

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Craig Moore hit a late winner for Ayr. Picture: SNS/Rob Casey

League 1 round-up: Ayr leave it late to stay three points clear

Pacesetters Ayr United and Raith Rovers both left it late to seal victories and pull further away from the chasing pack.

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Scottish football’s strangest squad numbers

From Hicham Zerouali’s zero, to Cherif Toure Maman’s homage to his basketball jersey, we take a look at some of Scotland’s most outlandish squad numbers

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Celtic's James Forrest cuts a frustrated figure during the 0-0 draw with Rangers in December. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Younger brother shows James Forrest how to score v Rangers

When it comes to sibling rivalry in James Forrest’s family, he doesn’t take many second prizes to his younger brother Alan.

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Queen’s Park survival key to Hampden’s potential sale to SFA

Queen’s Park’s members are taking a pragmatic approach to talks between the club and the Scottish FA about selling Hampden but the overriding concern for supporters is that the League One side are allowed to continue to play at the national stadium.

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Rumour Mill: SFA to buy Hampden? | Goalie ‘injured by cow’ | Gers star’s injury blow

Scottish football gossip: SFA make surprise approach to buy Hampden from Queen’s Park; club suffers ‘keeper crisis after goalie is injured by runaway cow and Ross McCrorie could face extended period on the sidelines

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Scottish FA approach Queen’s Park in shock bid to buy Hampden

The Scottish Football Association is in talks with Queen’s Park about the possibility of buying Hampden Park from the League 1 club.

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Every signing made by Scottish clubs in the January 2018 transfer window

A comprehensive list of all the signings made by Scottish league clubs during the January transfer window

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12 lost Scottish football grounds

We take a look at 12 lost Scottish football grounds, from Bayview to Brockville and Cathkin Park to City Park.

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Ayr United's Craig McGuffie hit a double. Picture: SNS/Rob Casey;

League One round-up: Ryan McGuffie double sends Ayr top

Ayr United took advantage of a rare blank day for Raith Rovers by moving to the top with a 4-1 win at Queen’s Park.

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David Goodwillie was on target in Clyde's win at Montrose. Picture: SNS/Kenny Smith

League 1 & 2 round-up: Beith and Goodwillie on scoresheet in wins

Stranraer ruined Raith Rovers’ bid to pull away at the top of League One with a 1-0 win over the league leaders at Stair Park.

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Ian McCall claims Rangers target Jordan Jones ‘isn’t worth £300k’

Ian McCall has sparked controversy after claiming that Kilmarnock winger Jordan Jones isn’t worth the £350,000 offered by Rangers - and is worth less than half that sum.

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Rumour Mill: Leeds eye Windass | Hearts close in on Naismith | Norwich want Dons ace | Gers coach quits

Scottish football gossip: Leeds United want Josh Windass, Hearts close in on Naismith deal, Norwich City eyeing £500k bid for Kenny McLean and Rangers coach set to make swift exit

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Good, but no Waspburger. Stamford Bridge's press box offered no Alloa delicacies for Arsene Wenger. Photograph: Ian Kington

Sights we’d like to see: Wenger at Dumbarton, pie voucher in pocket

The other night, in the middle of a touchline ban, Arsene Wenger faced a dilemma and the potential of having insult added to inconvenience. Normally when managers are banished to the stands they watch from the directors’ box but at Chelsea the poshest seats are right across the field from the dressing rooms. That would have meant a yomp at half-time, losing valuable minutes from his team talk, when he would have been highly conspicuous in his trademark long grey quilted gown – and even before Antonio Conte sneered at him for being “old”, the Arsenal boss would have faced considerable abuse from the successors of the Stamford Bridge skinhead cognoscenti.

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Lawrence Shankland was on target for Ayr United. Picture: Michael Gillen

Raith still a point clear at top after tousy clash with Ayr

Raith Rovers kept their one-point lead at the top after an ill-tempered 1-1 draw with closest rivals Ayr United at Stark’s Park.

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SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster. Picture: SNS

SPFL to agree new and improved sponsorship deal with Ladbrokes - reports

The SPFL are set to agree a new and improved deal with league sponsors Ladbrokes.

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Celtic youngster Regan Hendry joins Raith Rovers on loan

Raith Rovers have confirmed the signing of Celtic youngster Regan Hendry on loan until the rest of the season.

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The 10 greatest Scottish football moments of 2017

A collection of the most memorable moments from the Ladbrokes Premiership, lower leagues and the Scottish national team across last year.

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