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In pictures: 13 famous quirks of Scottish football grounds

Scottish football isn’t short of grounds that stick in the memory for certain reasons. We’ve picked out 13 arenas with memorable quirks

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Inverness coach John Robertson and Hearts manager Craig Levein will lock horns in a televised Betfred Cup tie. Picture: SNS

BT Sport reveals the five Betfred Cup games it will show live

Five Betfred Cup group games will be shown live on BT Sport, two of them involving Hearts.

The first game to be screened will be Kilmarnock v St Mirren on Friday 13 July. Next up is Raith Rovers v Hearts on 21 July, with the game taking place at East Fife’s Bayview due to work at Stark’s Park.

Dundee v Dunfermline on 22 July is also live, as is Clyde v Motherwell on 28 July and Hearts’ v Inverness Caledonian Thistle the following day.

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Inverness Caley Thistle are the current holders of the IRN-BRU Cup after defeating Dumbarton in the final in March. Picture: SNS.

English clubs to be invited to play in Irn-Bru Cup

The Irn-Bru Cup will become a complete British and Irish affair after Uefa gave the SPFL approval
to include two teams from England’s Vanarama National League in next season’s knockout competition.

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Hearts manager Craig Levein and Inverness coach John Robertson will meet in the Betfred League Cup. Picture: SNS

Hearts handed reunion with John Robertson in Betfred Cup

Hearts will be up against Tynecastle legend John Robertson in next season’s Betfred Cup after the draw for the group stage paired them with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

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Cowdenbeath manager Gary Bollan and Cove Rangers manager John Sheran, right, clash before they're both sent off. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

‘We were cheated’ blasts Cove Rangers manager John Sheran

Cove Rangers didn’t send anyone to the traditional post-match press conference after the 3-2 defeat by Cowdenbeath in Saturday’s League Two play-off final. But manager John Sheran did vent his anger in a short interview with BBC Radio Scotland in which he claimed his side had been “cheated”.

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Cowdenbeath's Brad Smith celebrates his goal with his teammates. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

Cowdenbeath 3-2 Cove Rangers: Cowden survive relegation to Lowland League

Last season they survived after the drama of a penalty shoot-out – yesterday Cowdenbeath retained their SPFL status amidst scenes that would have been worthy of the kind of shoot-out associated with the O.K Corral.

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Cowdenbeath chairman Donald Findlay QC at Central Park. Picture: John Devlin

Interview: Donald Findlay on his love of and fears for Cowdenbeath

Donald Findlay likes to start each day with The Scotsman crossword and I imagine he usually completes it. This legal eagle perches on the uppermost branch, the ace defender of some of the nastiest pieces of work who’ve ever worn a suit in court, though he doesn’t describe himself like this. “I’m simply a mechanic,”
is what he says, “who uses words instead of tools.”

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Cove Rangers' Paul McManus tackles Cowdenbeath's Jamie Pyper. Picture: SNS.

Cove Rangers 0 - 0 Cowdenbeath: Profligacy denies Highland League side

Cove Rangers have everything in place off the field for moving up from the Highland League to the SPFL next season and if they had shown a bit more composure against Cowdenbeath they would have taken a significant step towards achieving that on the park as well.

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Russell McLean netted twice in Peterhead's win. Picture: SNS/Alan Harvey

League 2 round-up: Top two record easy victories

Peterhead remain top of League Two on goal difference following a comfortable 3-0 win over Clyde who slip out of the play-off spots.

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David Cox previously played for Forfar Athletic. Picture: SNS Group/Gary Hutchison

Scottish footballer David Cox taunted by fans over depression

A Scottish football player has revealed how he has been mercilessly mocked by fellow players and fans after speaking out about his mental health problems.

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Youth striker turned Hibs goalkeeper and pioneering football agent Jim McArthur. Picture: Greg Macvean

Interview: Jim McArthur on Hibs’ week of pain and his love of rugby

Tomorrow lunchtime Hibernian begin a breathless sequence of games which will tell them exactly where they are and how far they’ve got to go. But to those who’re calling the fixtures season-defining, older fans who’ve gone as grey as Jim McArthur will offer groans and shudders which freely translate as: “You should have been around in 1974.”

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Gary Bollan previously managed Livingston, Airdrie and Forfar. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Cowdenbeath set to turn to Gary Bollan as new manager

Former Livingston, Airdrie and Forfar manager Gary Bollan has won the race to be the new manager of Cowdenbeath and is expected to be unveiled before the squad assemble for training tonight, writes Craig P Stewart.

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Billy Brown recently left Cowdenbeath. Picture: Julie Bull

Ex-Hearts and Hibs coach Billy Brown laments ‘hardest job in football’

Managing Cowdenbeath was Billy Brown’s hardest job in football, according to the recently departed boss.

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Rumour Mill: McInnes ‘will be Rangers boss’ | Gordon blames Boyata | McGinn injury fear

Chris Sutton suggests Derek McInnes will be the new Rangers boss; Craig Gordon points finger at Dedryck Boyata for Bayern opener and John McGinn injury fears for Hibs and Scotland

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Billy Brown has coached at both Hearts and Hibs. Picture: Julie Bull

Billy Brown quits as manager of Cowdenbeath

Billy Brown has decided to resign as manager of Cowdenbeath after a poor start to the 2017/18 season.

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Cowdenbeath players react to conceding one of football's most bizarre penalties.

Video: Cowdenbeath concede bizarre ‘diving headbutt’ penalty

When you are rooted to the bottom of the fourth tier of Scotland and have only scored one goal in ten games the last thing required is crazy tackles in the penalty area.

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Patrick N'Koyi celebrates his second goal with Dundee United team-mate and fellow Dutchman Jordie Briels at Tannadice. Picture: SNS

Dundee United 2-0 Cowdenbeath: N’Koyi brace seals win

Dutch striker Patrick N’Koyi scored twice to allay Dundee United’s fears of a potential shock as the Championship leaders began the defence of the Irn Bru Cup with a hard-fought win over League 2 opponents Cowdenbeath.

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Sofien Moussa heads Dundee's third goal against Cowdenbeath to complete his hat-trick. Picture: SNS.

Cowdenbeath 0 - 3 Dundee: Sofien Moussa turns in a masterclass

Dundee have a new hero and Sofien Moussa could not have timed his ascent any better ahead of Sunday’s city derby with rivals Dundee United.

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Dundee United's William Edjenguele challenges Cameron Muirhead at Tannadice. Picture: Rob Casey..

Dundee United 4 - 1 Cowdenbeath

Ray McKinnon, the Dundee United manager, declared his side more than ready to face city rivals Dundee as he relishes his first taste of the unique fixture ahead of Sunday’s derby cup clash at Dens Park.

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Paul McMullan, who is looking forward to  his first taste of the Tayside derby. Picture: Sammy Turner/SNS

Dundee United’s Paul McMullan happy with James Forrest label

Paul McMullan insists he’s happy to be labelled Dundee United’s James Forrest – and paid tribute to the way the Celtic and Scotland winger helped him at Parkhead.

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