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In pictures: 19 of Scottish football’s most outlandish transfer rumours

Seeing as we’re well and truly into silly season, let’s celebrate the summer transfer window (truly the best part of being a football fan, if we’re being honest) by looking back at some of the more surprising transfer rumours from years gone by.

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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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Alex McLeish leads tributes as Aberdeen mourn Neale Cooper

Alex McLeish has paid tribute to Neale Cooper after hearing the news of his friend and former Aberdeen team-mate’s untimely death following a fall yesterday.

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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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Allan Johnston's side will look to have another run at promotion. Picture: SNS

Dunfermline use bridies in M&S spoof to promote season tickets

Dunfermline Athletic have tapped into their famous bridies to promote the club’s season tickets for the 2018/2019 Championship campaign.

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Scott Fraser, taking on Dunfermline's Lewis Martin in the quarter-final, says United must improve. Picture: PA

United buoyant after Flood raged at half-time

Scott Fraser has revealed how a half-time rant by Willo Flood inspired Dundee United to clinch a Premiership play-off semi-final clash with Livingston.

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Sam Stanton scores Dundee United's winner on 70 minutes to book the Tannadice club's play-off semi-final date with Livingston. Picture: SNS.

Dundee United 2 - 1 Dunfermline: Sam Stanton seals fightback

Sam Stanton ensured Dundee
United’s promotion aspirations remain alive courtesy of his sublime winner as their second-half revival left Dunfermline truly distraught in this thrilling Tannadice tie.

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Dunfermline captain Callum Morris, right, in action against Dundee United's Thomas Mikkelsen during the goalless first leg of their play-off quarter-final on Tuesday. Picture: SNS

My Dundee United future is not in the balance insists Csaba Laszlo

Csaba Laszlo last night insisted his Dundee United future doesn’t depend on tonight’s crunch play-off clash with Dunfermline – and still expects to be at the helm even if they miss out on their promotion dream.

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Dunfermline's Lee Ashcroft is sent off by referee Bobby Madden. Picture: Bruce White/SNS

Dunfermline 0 - 0 Dundee United: Pars’ Lee Ashcroft sent off

If this first-leg stalemate proved anything, it was how little there is between these teams. Dunfermline finished with ten men but are still in the tie after Dundee United failed to take advantage.

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Scott McDonald is back in his favoured striking role for Dundee United. Picture: SNS.

Scott McDonald happy to return to sharp end for Dundee United

Scott McDonald will return to the front line this evening in the hope of providing the ammunition required to fire Dundee United back to the Premiership.

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Jim Duffy and Morton have agreed to part company. Picture: SNS.

Duffy leaves Cappielow as Morton season ends in defeat

The first end-of-season managerial change has happened quickly, Morton and Jim Duffy parting company in the wake of Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat by Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

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Dunfermline's Kallum Higginbotham. Picture: Michael Gillen

Dunfermline 4 - 0 Dumbarton: Pars make sure of play-off spot

Dunfermline will go into their play-off encounter against Dundee United with burgeoning belief and the endorsement of Sir Alex Ferguson after sealing fourth place in the Championship with an assured victory over Dumbarton.

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Dunfermline's Nicky Clark heads in a free kick to make it 2-2 with just seconds remaining .  Photograph: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Inverness CT 2 - 2 Dunfermline: Late show puts Pars level

Allan Johnston called on his Dunfermline side to get over the line and into the play-offs after Nicky Clark’s 95th minute goal secured a vital point against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

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Bert Paton, one of Dunfermline's 1968 Scottish Cup-winning heroes, at home in Fife. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Interview: Bert Paton on Jock Stein and Dunfermline Cup glory

When Bert Paton gave his future wife Joyce the big chat-up about High Valleyfield in Fife, she was intrigued. “He told me it had mountains and streams,” she groans. “And so it did,” he laughs. “Coal bings and the Firth of Forth, which by the way is a muckle big stream.”

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Kallum Higginbotham scored Dunfermline's fourth. Picture: Michael Gillen

Dunfermline 4 - 0 Brechin City: Pars coast to victory

Dunfermline consolidated their position in the Ladbrokes Championship play-offs with a routine 4-0 victory over relegated Brechin City.

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Dunfermline's Kallum Higginbotham in action. Picture: SNS/Roddy Scott

Falkirk 1 - 2 Dunfermline: Higginbotham and Aird score as Pars stay third

Once a hero in these parts, the jewel in the crown of Steven Pressley’s free-flowing Bairns ensemble, Kallum Higginbotham’s every touch was mercilessly jeered at the Falkirk Stadium, but the Dunfermline playmaker effectively silenced his detractors as he inspired the Pars to a 2-1 triumph.

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Nicky Clark scored a hat-trick as Dunfermline defeated Queen of the South 3-1. Picture: SNS/Bill Murray

Dunfermline 3 - 1 Queen of the South: Clark treble as Pars into play-offs

In what was almost a play-off for a Championship promotion play-off spot Dunfermline made what could be a significant move, securing three points against fellow contenders Queen of the South thanks to a Nicky Clark hat-trick. With Dundee United allowing victory to squirm from their grasp in Greenock it enabled Allan Johnson’s side move into the all important top four for the time being at least.

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Dundee Utd's Bilel Mohsni warming up prior to Saturday's game. Picture: SNS

Dundee United boss Csaba Laszlo wants to ‘kill’ debutant Bilel Mohsni

Dundee United boss Csaba Laszlo has said he wants to “kill” Bilel Mohsni over an error which saw Dunfermline take the lead at Tannadice on Saturday.

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Dundee United scorer Scott McDonald  is challenged by Callum Morris. Picture: SNS.

Dunfermline’s Callum Morris taken aback by subdued Tannadice

Having spent two years in the City of Discovery, Dunfermline centre-back Callum Morris is no stranger to the demands of the Dundee United support. However, even he was taken aback by the subdued nature of the Tannadice crowd during
Saturday’s 1-1 draw in the 
Ladbrokes Championship.

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