Footballer earns move thanks to spell at Kilmarnock that didn’t happen

Zimbabwean footballer Tinotenda Chibharo earned a contract in the Serbian second tier last year after impressing on trial.

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Bobby Williamson, pictured while still in charge of Hibs in 2004. Picture: SNS

Ex-Hibs boss Bobby Williamson reveals he’s cancer free

Former Hibs and Kilmarnock manager Bobby Williamson has revealed he’s beaten cancer.


In pictures: 16 Scottish football heroes who were unheralded summer signings

There’s nothing quite like a big-name player deciding to come to your side during the summer months. However, sometimes the best deals are those sanctioned for players who originally weren’t perceived to be particularly good signings. In today’s gallery we look back at those who defied the doubters to shine for their new clubs.

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Steve Clarke: Betfred Cup opener ‘has come too soon’

Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke admits his side’s season opener against St Mirren has come too quickly for his liking.


Rumour Mill: Celtic to miss out on key target? | Rangers ‘face stern test’ in Macedonia | Clarke calls for cup changes

Celtic risk missing out on key target, Steven Gerrard ‘slightly disappointed’ with scoreline in Shkupi clash and Steve Clarke wants to remodel the Betfred Cup

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Steve Clarke signs ‘new, improved’ deal at Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke has signed a “new, improved” contract at Rugby Park.


Stewart Milne: Better to have just one broadcaster for Premiership

Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne has warned Sky and BT Sport that there will be no more bargain basement deals for screening Scottish football when their current contracts expire in 2020.

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Stuart Findlay in action for Kilmarnock. Picture: SNS

Kilmarnock complete signing of ex-Celtic defender Stuart Findlay

Kilmarnock have completed the permanent signing of former Celtic defender Stuart Findlay from Newcastle.


7 biggest gripes with the 2018/19 Scottish Premiership fixture list

It’s that time of year again. The SPFL have released the fixtures for the upcoming football season and, along with anticipation building around the wonders of what could lie in wait, there has been a healthy dollop of bleating to go along with it. Tradition is tradition after all.

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Scotland right-back Stephen O'Donnell battles with Mexico's Jesus Gallardo at Estadio Azteca. Picture: AP.

Stephen O’Donnell has made right impression with Scotland

Any straw poll of players to emerge with the greatest credit from Scotland’s tour of the Americas would find a high ranking for Stephen O’Donnell. The Kilmarnock right-back received his first senior call-up late but went on to be one of only two performers to play every minute of the defeats by Peru and Mexico.

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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Scotland under-21 left-back Greg Taylor. Picture: Ross MacDonald/SNS

Greg Taylor convinced Scots can improve on 2017 Toulon finish

Greg Taylor netted the winner against Brazil last year and captained Scotland Under-21s for part of this week’s brilliant win against hosts France in the Toulon Tournament – their first over the French at any level for 11 years.


In pictures: Top 20 Scottish Premiership players still out of contract

The transfer window doesn’t open until 9 June, but with most Scottish clubs forced to deal exclusively in free transfers there has already been a wealth of activity since the 2017/18 season concluded. Several stars have left their old sides to sign with new teams, though the futures of several other notable players remain undecided.

Scott Brown was the obvious choice as No 1 in our list of top players. Picture: SNS.

The top 10 in our 50 best players in Scottish football this season


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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 12 best strikers in Scottish football right now

The top 12 strikers currently playing in Scottish football at the moment, as voted by members of The Terrace Scottish Football Podcast

Efe Ambrose led all Ladbrokes Premiership centre-backs in dribbles attempted this past season. Picture: SNS

The top 50 players in Scottish football this season (30-21)

Part three in Craig Fowler’s list counting down the SPFL’s best players from the 2017/18 season

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What the stats tell us about the 2017/18 Ladbrokes Premiership season

Now the 2017/2018 Ladbrokes Premiership campaign is over and all the awards have been handed out, individual and collective, we can take stock of the season.

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Kirk Broadfoot is another Kilmarnock player to benefit from the  Midas touch of manager Steve Clarke

The top 50 players in Scottish football this season (40-31)

Part two in Craig Fowler’s list counting down the SPFL’s best players from the 2017/18 season

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