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‘What on earth has he given?’: Partick Thistle denied as officials miss goal – video

Partick Thistle’s manager has called the decision to deny his team a goal during their match against Greenock Morton a ‘pretty blatant error’. Kris Doolan’s shot from the edge of the Morton box visibly crossed the goalline, but was disallowed by refere…

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Celtic’s late goals end rough week with League Cup win at Partick

Celtic ended an unusually difficult week with a 3-1 League Cup last-16 win over Partick Thistle at the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill.Leigh Griffiths’s goal after 17 minutes gave the dominant visitors an interval lead but that was cancelled out in the…

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Celtic’s late goals end rough week with League Cup win at Partick

Celtic ended an unusually difficult week with a 3-1 League Cup last-16 win over Partick Thistle at the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill.Leigh Griffiths’s goal after 17 minutes gave the dominant visitors an interval lead but that was cancelled out in the…

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James Forrest scores hat-trick as Celtic edge Partick Thistle in Scottish Cup

James Forrest grabbed himself a hat-trick as Celtic overcame Partick 3-2 in their Scottish Cup fifth-round clash at Celtic Park.In a whirlwind start to the lunchtime encounter the Celtic winger scored twice in the opening 10 minutes before a mistake by…

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Olivier Ntcham’s deflected goal gives profligate Celtic enough to beat Partick

Celtic were not at their best but proved too good for Partick Thistle in a 1-0 Scottish Premiership win at Firhill. The visitors scored in the 24th minute when midfielder Olivier Ntcham’s shot took a deflection off Celtic captain Scott Brown.

The defending champions, with a Champions League play-off first-leg tie against Astana to play on Wednesday, dominated for large spells but found creating chances increasingly more difficult, giving battling Partick hope all the way to the final whistle.

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European football review: 54 fans from 22 leagues sum up their season

Supporters give their verdicts on how their clubs performed this year

• Premier League fans’ review: part one, part two

• Football League fans’ review: Championship, League One, League Two

Rapid Vienna, fifth in the Bundesliga

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European football review: 54 fans from 22 leagues sum up their season

Supporters give their verdicts on how their clubs performed this year

• Premier League fans’ review: part one, part two

• Football League fans’ review: Championship, League One, League Two

Rapid Vienna, fifth in the Bundesliga

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‘I want to care like they care. I want a conversion experience’: can I learn to love football?

I can fake it with a stranger, but I don’t feel a passion for the beautiful game. Can Scotland’s superfans show me the way?

It was the first day of the season, an hour until kick-off. The curtain had not risen; those heroes and villains, strolling players and strutting fools who make up Scottish football’s dramatis personae were yet to make their entrance, and so this moment of expectation belonged, as always, to the fans.

One of these fans, perhaps the most dedicated of all, sat in the supporters’ bar at Firhill, the stadium in the west end of Glasgow, sipping a bottle of lager, one of two he allows himself before each game. A ritual within a ritual. Henry Calderhead, better known as Auld Harry, better still as Harry Bingo, is 97 and has been going to see Partick Thistle, known as the Jags, since the end of the second world war. How extraordinary to think that Harry’s brown eyes – not as sharp these days – had watched Thistle play for more than 70 years, and his voice – not so loud these days – had urged on players who were now old men themselves. To be a supporter for so long requires us to accord that word “passion” its older, deeper meaning: that of endurance, even suffering. The Passion of Harry Bingo was what I had come along to witness, in the hope that this old, rather frail man, swathed in a scarf of gold and red, could teach me to care like he cares. I wanted, in short, to learn to love football.

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Celtic ease past Ross County but Rangers draw before Old Firm derby

• Champions win 2-0 at Celtic Park to build 16-point lead over Rangers
• Inverness stay bottom with 2-1 home defeat by Motherwell

Celtic maintained their cruise towards a 48th top-flight title with a 2-0 defeat of Ross County while Rangers, who will host the Old Firm derby on New Year’s Eve, struggled to break down St Johnstone in a 1-1 draw.

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Scott Sinclair fires Celtic 14 points clear with winner against Partick Thistle

Celtic extended their lead at the top of the Premiership to 14 points with victory over Partick Thistle, their 16th win in 17 league matches this season and their 12th in a row. But the convincing win expected given the teams’ respective league positions – Partick are bottom of the table with just three wins – did not materialise. Partick might have come away with something had they taken their chances.

Scott Sinclair scored the only goal in the 17th minute at Celtic Park, his 11th of the season. The former Chelsea and Manchester City forward was quickest on to Liam Henderson’s low free-kick across the area and scooped a smart first-time effort past Tomas Cerny in the Partick goal.

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Scottish roundup: Liam Boyce on target in Ross County win over Aberdeen

• Aberdeen fall further behind Rangers
• Fortune favours St Johnstone to deny Motherwell

A late winner from the substitute Ryan Dow earned Ross County a 2-1 win over Aberdeen at the Global Energy Stadium, despite having Kenny van der Weg sent off.

Dow, who replaced Tony Dingwall with 30 minutes remaining, headed home from six yards out to snatch victory two minutes from time.

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Celtic brush Partick Thistle aside to extend their lead at the top

Stuart Armstrong grabbed a double as relentless Celtic moved 11 points clear at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership with a comfortable 4-1 win over Partick Thistle at Firhill.The former Dundee United midfielder opened the scoring in the 39th minute to…

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Scottish roundup: Liam Craig sparks St Johnstone victory over Inverness

• Rangers climb above Hearts
• Killie move up to sixth place

St Johnstone earned a first win in five matches as they comprehensively beat 10-man Inverness Caley Thistle 3-0. Liam Craig scored a 14th minute goal and the home side were helped when the Inverness skipper, Gary Warren, was sent off in the 61st minute following two yellow cards in the space of just 60 seconds.

Murray Davidson added a second and Danny Swanson’s strike nine minutes from time ensured it was a terrific afternoon for Tommy Wright’s side. It was a fourth consecutive defeat for Inverness, who are now five without a victory, and they plummeted to the foot of the table with results elsewhere.

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Joe Dodoo’s goals reward Rangers with narrow win at Partick

Two late goals from substitute Joe Dodoo – the second with almost the last kick of the game – gave Rangers a dramatic 2-1 win over Partick Thistle at Firhill.The Jags edged the goalless first half against a ponderous Rangers team who bucked up after th…

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Joe Dodoo’s goals reward Rangers with narrow win at Partick

Two late goals from substitute Joe Dodoo – the second with almost the last kick of the game – gave Rangers a dramatic 2-1 win over Partick Thistle at Firhill.The Jags edged the goalless first half against a ponderous Rangers team who bucked up after th…

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Scottish roundup: Adam Rooney scores as Aberdeen comeback to win

• Liam Boyce scores in Ross County’s win
• Hamilton play Hearts on Monday night

Aberdeen fought back to win 3-1 at Inverness and cut the deficit on Premiership leaders Celtic to 10 points.

The Dons went a goal down in the 15th minute to striker Lonsana Doumbouya’s header but Kenny McLean levelled in the 28th minute and five minutes later Jonny Hayes was upended in the penalty area by Gary Warren and Adam Rooney converted a penalty to put his side in the ascendancy.

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Scottish roundup: Sean Welsh’s strike not enough to earn Partick win

• Kilmarnock squander chances at Inverness
• Dundee United go five matches unbeaten

An injury-time strike from the substitute Chris Burke’s gave Ross County a point in their Scottish Premiership game against Partick Thistle at Firhill.

The midfielder Sean Welsh scored with a penalty in the 24th minute and the hosts appeared set for their first Premiership win since the opening day of the season. However, in the fifth of nine added minutes for an injury to Jags defender Liam Lindsay, Burke – on for Marcus Fraser just after the hour mark – fired in a shot from 14 yards to make it 1-1, with the home side hanging on in the final moments.

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Scottish roundup: Michael O’Halloran denied to prolong Rangers’ misery

• Liam Lindsay earns draw for Partick
• Graham Cummins’ strike beats Hearts

Rangers added to a dismal week with a goalless draw against Ross County in the Premiership. Following their Old Firm humiliation and the Joey Barton fall-out, Rangers were held at Ibrox. The closest they came to goal was a second‑half header from the substitute Michael O’Halloran which came back off the crossbar. Rangers could fall further behind Celtic should Brendan Rodgers’ leaders beat Inverness on Sunday.

Hearts were denied top spot in the Premiership when a Graham Cummins strike earned St Johnstone a 1-0 victory at McDiarmid Park. The Irishman diverted a mis-hit Liam Craig shot into the goal in the 58th minute to earn the Saints successive wins over Hearts after last month’s League Cup success. The Hearts head coach, Robbie Neilson, was sent to the stand late on and the defender Callum Paterson almost grabbed an equaliser with two minutes remaining but his header bounced back off the bar.

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Scottish roundup: Tony Watt’s strike brings Hearts late win at Partick

• Stoppage time goal earns win for Inverness
• Hibs move clear at the top of the Championship

Tony Watt opened his goalscoring account for Hearts as his late winning goal snatched a 2-1 victory over Partick Thistle at Firhill.

Hearts’ right-back Callum Paterson, the subject of two failed bids from Wigan recently, proved his worth to the Tynecastle side as he headed home the 17th-minute opener.

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Scottish roundup: Paul McGowan seals fine win for Dundee at Ross County

• Chris Erskine scores as Partick beat Inverness
Rangers held by Hamilton at Ibrox

Two goals from Rory Loy and a second‑half strike from Paul McGowan gave Dundee a fine start to their season with a 3-1 win at Ross County. Mark O’Hara’s surge and cross set up Loy to strike low past Scott Fox. Loy then converted a penalty four minutes before half-time after O’Hara was fouled.

McGowan then connected with a precision pass from Michael Duffy on the counter-attack to put the game beyond the reach of County, who scored too late to be threatening through the substitute Craig Curran.

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