Football in Scotland

Ally McCoist praises Rangers for Scottish Third Division title

Ally McCoist. Photo: Reuters

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has praised his players for overcoming "the most traumatic time in the club's history" to complete the first part of their long journey back to the top of Scottish soccer by clinching the Third Division title.

Monday, 1 April, 2013, 3:39am

Scotland blame loss to Wales on themselves

Wales' Ben Davies competes with Chris Burke of Scotland for the ball during their World Cup qualifier in snowy Glasgow. Photo: AFP

Gordon Strachan says Scotland have no-one else but themselves to blame after Wales came from behind to win their World Cup qualifier 2-1 at Hampden.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:20am

Stricken Hearts target Scottish League Cup victory over St Mirren

Hearts players celebrate their semi-final victory on penalties over Inverness. Photo: Reuters

Their appearance at Hampden is a rare bright spot for Hearts in a season where poor performances on the pitch and financial problems off it have dominated the headlines.

17 Mar 2013 - 4:44am

Neil Lennon fumes at 'lazy' fringe players as Celtic lose to Motherwell

Neil Lennon

The Hoops went down to a 2-1 loss at the hands of Motherwell that moved the Fir Park side up to second place in the table. Lennon was fuming with his side's performance and questioned whether complacency had crept in due to their 19-point advantage at the top of the league.

1 Mar 2013 - 4:53am

Neil Lennon mystified that Celtic did not win easily

Celtic's coach Neil Lennon. Photo: AFP

The Hoops battered their Scottish Premier League rivals in the first half with Gary Hooper twice denied by keeper Alan Mannus, who put in a man-of-the-match performance, in the opening minutes.

21 Feb 2013 - 6:07am

Scottish Premier League's Celtic look forward to rest after Hibernian

Celtic Scottish captain Scott Brown. Photo: AFP

Celtic midfielder Scott Brown is confident his side can continue their winning run as they prepare to take on Hibernian at Easter Road today and then look ahead to enjoying the winter break.

The Hoops defeated Dundee midweek to make it five wins in a row and move seven points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League.

29 Dec 2012 - 3:35am

Soccer Digest, December 28, 2012

Juan Mata celebrates scoring against Norwich. Photo: AFP

Chelsea coach Rafael Benitez praised Juan Mata after his winner at Norwich City took the Blues to within four points of second-placed Manchester City.

28 Dec 2012 - 2:20am

Celtic end poor home run in Scottish Premier League by beating St Mirren

Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew. Photo: Reuters

Celtic always believed in themselves, defender Charlie Mulgrew said after his side grabbed their first home league win since October with a 2-0 defeat of St Mirren.

17 Dec 2012 - 4:43am

Celtic boss Lennon hails young fringe players after Inverness victory

Neil Lennon hailed the contribution of his fringe players as they helped his side move top of the Scottish Premier League with a comfortable 4-2 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

27 Aug 2012 - 10:57am

Bet on goals as United and City chase title glory

The English Premier League has seven matches tonight and two more tomorrow, but they are all just appetisers for Monday's blockbuster between Manchester City and Manchester United.

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Testing ground

Nicky Butt enters the room carrying the air of man who's completely comfortable with his place in the world, where he's been, what he's done and - as it has turned out - where he is about to go.

And very well he might.

16 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

TV battle brings new deal for viewers

Nothing can compare with being inside the cavernous surroundings of Old Trafford for the first time. The sense of anticipation and the fever pitch atmosphere ahead of a new season sets the pulse racing and keeps it there throughout the 90 minutes and beyond.

22 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Hoops legend McGrain leads Sevens charge for Scottish giants

Celtic legend Danny McGrain is hoping his team can go one better than last year's runners-up spot when they compete in this weekend's HKFC IP Global International Soccer Sevens.

The Scottish giants lost 2-0 to English rivals Aston Villa in the 2008 final and will be aiming to improve on that when the 2009 edition kicks off at Hong Kong Football Club today.

29 May 2009 - 12:00am

This is the One: Sir Alex Ferguson Uncut

This is the One: Sir Alex Ferguson Uncut

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2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Jealous Jocks need reality check

Every so often someone drags up the tired old 'English, not British' chestnut.

15 Apr 2000 - 12:00am