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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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The Forfar team which currently holds the worst-ever record

Brechin City could relieve Forfar of Scotland’s ‘worst-ever’ tag

It illustrates just how stultifying Jerry Kerr found life upstairs at Dundee United that he jumped at the chance to resume his managerial career at lowly Forfar Athletic in 1974.

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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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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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Gary Bollan has been sacked following a poor start to Forfar Athletic's season in League One. Picture: SNS

Gary Bollan sacked by Forfar Athletic

Forfar have sacked manager Gary Bollan after five successive defeats in Ladbrokes League One.

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Inverness CT's Matty Elsdon battles for the ball against Falkirk's Rory Loy. Picture: SNS/Bill Murray

Betfred Cup wrap: Falkirk impressive in defeat of Inverness CT

Falkirk moved top of Betfred Cup Group A and set down a marker for the league season thanks to a 2-0 victory at Inverness.

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James Tavernier is a target for former boss Mark Warburton at Nottingham Forest. Picture: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: Gers reject Tavernier bid | Hibs throw out offer for midfield ace | Hearts eye Man City starlet

Rangers throw out Mark Warburton’s bid to take James Tavernier to Nottingham Forest; Hibs reject a £1 million bid for star midfielder and Hearts set to land Manchester City youngster on loan

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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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Forfar players celebrate promotion to Ladbrokes League One. Pic: SNS/Gary Hutchison

Peterhead 1 - 5 Forfar Athletic (Agg 2-7): The Loons promoted

Forfar Athletic earned promotion to League One with an emphatic 5-1 defeat of Peterhead, giving them a 7-2 aggregate win.

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Forfar's Gavin Swankie netted a double. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Forfar 4 - 2 Annan (agg 6-4): Loons reach the play-off final

They say a week is a long time in politics but yesterday Forfar discovered that phrase also rings true in football.

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Forfar's Thomas O'Brien battles for the ball against Annan Athletic's Callum Home. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

Forfar Athletic 2 - 4 Annan Athletic: loons left to lament

At 5.05pm the dejected Forfar squad trudged on to the Station Park pitch to applause from a handful of hardy fans as they picked up their Player of the Year awards.

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The Livi Lions were too obvious to make the list. Picture: SNS

Quiz: How well do you know Scottish football nicknames?

Take over quiz and see if you can match the club with their official nickname, according to the SPFL website.

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Falkirk fans at Falkirk Stadium for a home game against Dumbarton. Picture: TSPL

How many Scottish football grounds have you been to?

EACH of the 42 member clubs in the Scottish Professional Football League has their own home stadium. How many have you visited?

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Arbroath manager Dick Campbell's long and successful career is now approaching 1,300 games. Picture: Greg Macvean

Interview: Dick Campbell on why he won’t walk away just yet

If you didn’t know he was the Incorrigible Bunnet of 
Scottish Football – the Indefatigable Flat Cap – you might think Dick Campbell had just given up the game, stopping two years short of a half-century of service.

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Forfar's Stuart Malcom (left) battles for the ball against The New Saints' Jon Routledge. Picture: SNS

Forfar 1 - 3 The New Saints: Welsh sparkle in Irn-Bru Cup

Heard the one about the Scottish club playing a Welsh side based in England?

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Celtic's PJ Crossan hits the winner against Cowdenbeath. Picture: SNS

Irn Bru Cup: PJ Crossan hits Celtic winner; Hearts, Aberdeen exit

Celtic’s under-20 side came from behind to defeat Cowdenbeath 2-1 at Central Park in the Irn Bru Cup second round, with summer signing from Dunfermline Paul ‘PJ’ Crossan hitting the winner 19 minutes from time.

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Danny Denholm opened the scoring for Forfar but Albion Rovers came back to win 3-2. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

League One: Forfar relegated after Albion Rovers defeat

Albion Rovers sent Forfar Athletic into League Two with a 3-2 win at Cliftonhill which keeps intact the home team’s hopes of making the promotion play-offs.

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Michael Moffat scored twice for Dunfermline to secure a 2-2 draw with Forfar. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Forfar claim a point at Dunfermline in battle to beat drop

Forfar Athletic claimed a vital point in a 2-2 draw at champions Dunfermline as they seek to beat the drop, but it was Cowdenbeath who were the only team in the bottom five to collect full points and who had the most profitable day.

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