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Aberdeen ‘risks losing internationals’ without new stadium, says SFA

Aberdeen will be forced to miss out on hosting international matches if plans for a new stadium at Kingsford are blocked, the Scottish FA has warned.

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Kenny McLean in action for Scotland during the national team's last friendly outing against the Netherlands at Pittodrie. Picture: SNS Group

Scotland set to play Senegal friendly in London

Scotland’s scheduled friendly match against Senegal will likely take place in London, according to reports in Africa.

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Andy Robertson challenges Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero. Picture:s AFP/Getty Images

Liverpool fans hail Andy Robertson after Manchester City performance

Liverpool fans are raving about Andy Robertson’s performance for the Reds in their rollercoaster 4-3 win over English Premier League leaders Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.

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Wanted: Northern Ireland manager Michael ONeill is being courted by Scotland

Hearts’ Aaron Hughes urges Michael O’Neill to reject Scotland

Aaron Hughes insists Michael O’Neill has unfinished business with Northern Ireland who will do all in their power to fend off the bid by Scotland to make him their new national manager.

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The SFA want to make Michael O'Neill the highest-paid manager in their history. Picture: PA.

SFA to open talks with Michael O’Neill as deal agreed with Irish FA

Talks between the Scottish Football Association and top target Michael O’Neill are 
set to take place after the governing body agreed compensation for the Northern Ireland boss.

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Steven Naismith has 45 caps for Scotland. Picture: John Devlin

Hearts join the race to sign ex-Rangers star Steven Naismith

Hearts are looking to sign former Kilmarnock and Rangers star Steven Naismith, The Scotsman understands.

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Alex McLeish ‘leading consortium keen on Charlton takeover bid’

Former Rangers and Scotland manager Alex McLeish is leading a consortium keen on buying League One side Charlton Athletic, according to reports.

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Michael O'Neill would become Scotland's highest-paid manager ever. Picture: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty

Scottish FA poised to make pitch for Michael O’Neill

The Scottish FA has appealed to supporters to be patient as it prepares to make its pitch to Michael O’Neill.

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Tommy Lawrence pictured in action for Liverpool in 1970. Picture: Allsport/Getty images

Tommy Lawrence, former Liverpool and Scotland goalkeeper, dies at 77

Former Liverpool and Scotland goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence has died at the age of 77, the club have announced.

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Michael ONeill has held positive talks with current employers, Northern Ireland. Picture: Getty.

Alan Pattullo: Chase for Michael O’Neill could become SFA botch-up

The feeling of returning to work, perhaps with heavy heart and knowing there’s something major you’ve been putting off which will now need to be tackled, is familiar to us all following the festive period.

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A soldier guards prisoners at Chile's National Stadium in 1973, shortly after the country endured a violent political coup. Picture: Bettmann Archive

The Scotland v Chile friendly labelled the ‘match of shame’

When Ally MacLeod’s team played a friendly against Chile in Santiago in 1977 it was labelled Scotland’s ‘match of shame’, writes Euan McTear

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Rumour Mill: Sturridge to Celtic? | Rangers eye Cummings | Southampton want Armstrong

Daniel Sturridge has been linked with a move to Celtic; Rangers could make move for Nottingham Forest striker Jason Cummings and Southampton considering a £10m move for Stuart Armstrong

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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill. Picture: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Scotland target Michael O’Neill holds positive talks with IFA

Michael O’Neill has held positive talks with Northern Ireland about extending his contract as the Scottish FA continues to dither over appointing a successor to Gordon Strachan.

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Scotland head coach Shelley Kerr. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Shelley Kerr building a team of leaders for Scotland

Kim Little and Lizzie Arnot are on the road to recovery and while Scotland manager Shelley Kerr will be relieved to see the midfield assets back at their best, she insists that even in their absence, the women’s national set-up is a vibrant force to be reckoned with.

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Hampden was described as a 'run-down sporting slum' and 'quite inadequate' in 1980

Hampden ‘almost consigned to history’ by Thatcher government

With Scottish football fans debating what should become of their unloved national stadium, declassified government papers have revealed the inside story of how UK ministers nearly consigned Hampden Park to history – before U-turning a decade later.

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Willie Hunter of 
Motherwell before the 1965/66 season.

Interview: Willie Hunter on the link between football and dementia

They made their own fun in the teeming tenements of Begg’s Buildings in Edinburgh’s Abbeyhill and, for Willie Hunter and his fellow future Motherwell whizz-kid Bobby Roberts, that consisted of the following: dreeping from balconies, concocting sugarallie water, smoking cinnamon sticks and games of doorie (marbles) played against the doors of the outside toilets.

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Michael O'Neill ends the year in charge of Northern Ireland. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

SFA’s dithering runs risk of missing out on Michael O’Neill

It cannot have provided Stewart Regan with much seasonal cheer to see Michael O’Neill creeping up the betting odds listings as another English Premier League managerial post became available late on Wednesday evening.

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Michael O’Neill won’t come cheap, Austin MacPhee warns SFA

Michael O’Neill does not believe he is too big for the Scotland job - but he will not come cheap, according to his right-hand man Austin MacPhee.

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Rumour Mill: Ex-Ibrox star as Arsenal manager? | McInnes to receive January funds | striker eyes Rangers return

Ex-Rangers star Mikel Arteta is reportedly being lined up as the replacement for Arsene Wenger, Derek McInnes will receive funds to spend in the January window, and Steven Naismith is interested in returning to Rangers.

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