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.

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.”

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.

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.


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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St Mirren's Gregor Buchanan heads into the net. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

Betfred Cup round-up: Falkirk and St Mirren record 4-1 wins

Falkirk and St Mirren put down an early marker ahead of the Ladbrokes Championship season with comfortable victories in the end. Elsewhere, League Two Peterhead beat League One East Fife and Cowdenbeath emerged victorious over Buckie Thistle in a game which featured six goals.

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Gary Locke has left Cowdenbeath to return to Hearts. Picture: SNS.

Former manager Locke returns to Tynecastle in ambassadorial role

Gary Locke has left his position as manager of Cowdenbeath to take up a principal ambassador role with Hearts.


Rumour Mill: Walker wanted by Rangers | Thistle will listen to Lindsay offers | Benfica winger’s Ibrox talks

Jamie Walker is the latest player to be linked with a move to Rangers, Partick Thistle confirm that they ‘have’ to listen to offers for Liam Lindsay and Benfica winger Daniel Candeias jets in for Rangers talks.

Celtic won last season's Betfred League Cup. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Betfred Cup draw throws up derby clash

Dundee will face Dundee United in the stand-out fixture of the 2017 Betfred Cup group stage.

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Cowdenbeath's Liam Henderson celebrates the winning penalty to keep the club in the SPFL. Pic: SNS/Roddy Scott

Cowdenbeath 1 - 1 East Kilbride (agg 1-1, 5-3 pens): Cowden retain SPFL status

Cowdenbeath retained their SPFL status with a penalty shoot-out defeat of East Kilbride, in what may be the most important win in the club’s history.

Billy Brown's flight from Magaluf was delayed. Pic: SNS/Craig Watson

Billy Brown misses Cowdenbeath’s biggest game due to delayed flight

Cowdenbeath’s assistant manager Billy Brown missed the start of arguably the club’s biggest game in their history, turning up at half-time.

East Kilbride's David Proctor, left, battles with Cowdenbeath's Kris Renton during the first leg of the Pyramid play-off final at K-Park. Picture: SNS

Aidan Smith: Pyramid play-off system raises big questions

Forest Green? It sounds like a shower gel. A less than luxurious one as well, of the kind you see advertised on afternoon property programmes because the manufacturers can’t afford the prime-time rates. Or worse, it sounds like a loo cleaner.

Cowdenbeath's Kyle Miller missed a late penalty. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

East Kilbride 0 - 0 Cowdenbeath: Still all to play for

The prize of a place in senior football hangs in the balance after the first leg of the League Two play-off final between East Kilbride and Cowdenbeath finished goalless.

Minister and author Ron Ferguson proudly sports the famous Brazil-style away kit of his beloved Cowdenbeath.

Interview: Ron Ferguson keeps faith as Blue Brazil face drop

The bloody and tragic
origins of St Magnus Cathedral on Orkney, where Ron Ferguson used to be the minister, date from 1117 when the aforementioned Magnus was clouted on the head with an axe after being betrayed by his cousin. The pair had resolved to settle a dispute on the island of Egilsay, each to bring two ships of supporters, but the diabolical relative flouted the ruling and landed with considerably more back-up. With a scoreline of eight boats to two, 
Magnus’ fate was sealed.

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