Five things we learned from the Scottish Premiership weekend

Leaders Celtic were held to a goalless draw by 10-man Motherwell in their Ladbrokes Premiership clash at Fir Park on Sunday which brought some controversy with the dismissal of Well defender Cedric Kipre.


Rangers boss tells fans to keep believing after latest home defeat

Graeme Murty has told the Rangers players and fans to keep believing following a 1-0 defeat by Kilmarnock at Ibrox.

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Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke celebrates the win over Rangers. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Steve Clarke: I knew Kris Boyd would give Rangers problems

Kilmarnock’s victory over Rangers at Ibrox yesterday even had the typically sober Steve Clarke embracing the joie de vivre his management prowess has injected into the Rugby Park club.

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Kris Boyd celebrates opening the scoring. Picture: SNS/Bill Murray

Rangers 0 - 1 Kilmarnock: Kris Boyd’s goal sinks his old club

To the victor bountiful spoils, to the vanquished a desperate despoiling as Rangers suffered yet another lashing in the league at their own ground.

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Alfredo Morelos has been challenged by Rangers manager Graeme Murty to top Scotland's scoring chatrts. Picture: SNS.

Graeme Murty urges Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos to pip Boyd as top Scorer

There may be 13 years and more than 200 top-flight goals in Scottish football between them, but in Kris Boyd and Alfredo Morelos, Graeme
Murty sees two kindred 

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In pictures: The crazy goalie kits of 1990s Scottish football

Whether it was Dragoje Lekovic’s yellow checkerboard, or Nicky Walker’s broken kaleidoscope effort, there were a great many eye-catching goalie kits around Scottish football in the Nineties.

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Kilmarnock's Kris Boyd with Aberdeen's Graeme Shinnie following the Scottish Cup replay. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Kris Boyd adamant cup exit won’t derail Kilmarnock

Kris Boyd is confident that Kilmarnock’s remarkable resurgence under Steve Clarke’s guidance will not be derailed by the agony of their Scottish Cup exit on Tuesday night.


Rumour Mill: Celtic in for Greek ace? | Hearts to bring in nine | Striker to join Celtic?

Scottish football gossip: Celtic set to move for Bundesliga star; Hearts begin recruitment search ahead of close season and could Celtic land £7m-rated forward?

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Aberdeen players mob Freddie Woodman at the end of the shoot out. Picture: SNS Group

Kilmarnock 1-1 Aberdeen (AET; 2-3 on pens): Woodman the hero for Dons

It took them 210 minutes and penalties to get there on this occasion but Aberdeen maintained their Scottish Cup stranglehold over Kilmarnock as they claimed a place in the semi-finals in dramatic fashion.

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Rumour Mill: Southampton keen on Brendan Rodgers | Rangers rekindle interest in striker | three-way fight for Scott Bain

Southampton have placed Brendan Rodgers near the top of their wishlist as they search for a new manager, Rangers have rekindled their interest in Louis Moult, and Celtic will battle it out with Hearts and Hibs to sign Scott Bain.

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Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke says there is less pressure on his side in tonight's cup replay. Picture: SNS.

Aberdeen’s season over if they don’t win says Steve Clarke

Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke believes that Aberdeen will be under intense pressure when they visit Rugby Park for tonight’s Scottish Cup quarter-final replay, claiming the Dons’ season will effectively be over should they lose.

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Derek McInnes believes this will still be a successful season for Aberdeen. Picture: SNS.

Cup win will boost Aberdeen’s league effort says Derek McInnes

Derek McInnes is fully aware the William Hill Scottish Cup offers a major chance for success but refuses to accept tonight’s replay against Kilmarnock could define their entire season.

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Kris Boyd celebrates after making it 2-0 to Kilmarnock. Picture: SNS

Kilmarnock 3 - 2 Ross County: Late fightback falls short

Kilmarnock geared up for their Scottish Cup quarter-final replay with Aberdeen here on Tuesday with a ninth win from their last ten home games.

Jordan Jones in action for Kilmarnock against St Johnstone. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Kilmarnock’s Jordan Jones uses dive claims as motivation

On Wednesday night, Kilmarnock’s Northern Ireland winger Jordan Jones displayed once again why the Ayrshire club rate him as a £1 million player. A bid of £350,000 from Rangers was rejected as derisory in January, prompting Ayr United manager (and former Rangers player) Ian McCall to claim that the 23-year-old was not worth half of what had been offered.

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Hearts fans would love for winger David Milinkovic to stick around. Picture: SNS

10 loan players Scottish Premiership clubs should sign permanently

Scottish Premiership clubs are not afraid to use the loan market. The 12 teams currently have 45 players on loan between them.

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Referee Willie Collum took charge of the game at Rugby Park. Picture: SNS

Why the officials from Kilmarnock v St Johnstone deserve praise

The latest edition of Ref Review looks at two offside incidents in Kilmarnock’s victory over St Johnstone on Tuesday evening.

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Lee Erwin fires Kilmarnock's second goal in their 2-0 victory over St Johnstone at Rugby Park last night. Picture: SNS.

Kilmarnock 2 - 0 St Johnstone: Saints succumb to ‘Alamo’ siege

Kilmarnock moved above Hearts into fifth place with this comfortable victory over ten-man St Johnstone, who were a man short for 48 minutes but who never looked like making a fist of it even with a full 

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Rumour Mill: Gers ace nears return | Dembele ‘can star in Old Firm clash’ | Celtic man gets key Scotland role

Scottish football gossip: Lee Wallace plays 90 minutes of bounce game ahead of Old Firm showdown; ‘big game player’ Moussa Dembele backed to star against Rangers and to which Celtic man has Alex McLeish handed a Scotland role?

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A handshake at Pittodrie on Saturday, but Steve Clarke, right, is unhappy about Derek McInnes' comments. Picture: SNS.

Kilmarnock’s Steve Clarke calls for SFA action on Derek McInnes

Kilmarnock manager Steve
Clarke believes Aberdeen counterpart Derek McInnes should be brought to book by the Scottish Football Association for claiming Jordan Jones went down without contact to win a penalty on Saturday.

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Steve Clarke wants SFA to take action against Derek McInnes

Kilmarnock boss Steve Clarke believes Aberdeen counterpart Derek McInnes should be brought to book by the Scottish Football Association for claiming Jordan Jones went down without contact to win a penalty on Saturday.

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