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Category: Scottish Premiership

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Steven Gerrard frustrated Rangers cannot resume full-contact training

Scottish government restrictions mean non-contact sessionsManager fears players will not be ready for start of seasonSteven Gerrard fears an inability to implement full training will hamper Rangers’ preparations for the new season if in place for much …

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Partick Thistle are the biggest victims of Scottish football’s vote farce

The Glasgow club are taking legal action after being relegated to League One and are facing an uncertain futureSupporters of Partick Thistle are familiar with being patronised. Saturday afternoons in Maryhill aren’t a soft option. Following a Glasgow t…

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Celtic champions, Hearts relegated: how Scotland ended its season – video

Celtic have been crowned the SPFL champions for the ninth season in a row. The decision to end the season prematurely amid the Covid-19 pandemic divided opinion in Scotland, but could the English Premier League eventually do the same? The Guardian’s Ew…

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Celtic champions, Hearts relegated: how Scotland ended its season – video

Celtic have been crowned the SPFL champions for the ninth season in a row. The decision to end the season prematurely amid the Covid-19 pandemic divided opinion in Scotland, but could the English Premier League eventually do the same? The Guardian’s Ew…

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The Fiver | A Bundesliga knowledge to match Tim Lovejoy’s Ramones expertise

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The belated success of the Fiver’s STOP FOOTBALL campaign came as a great shock, even to us. The campaign was launched during a seismic meeting in our local, The Failure & Acceptance, in the summer…

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Celtic’s Scottish title triumph should not be diminished by cold climax | Ewan Murray

They were the best team in Scotland during 2019-20 – by any reasonable barometer, their advantage over Rangers would have been pressed homeIt has seemed impossible to decouple bitterness relating to Celtic’s title win from the reality of it being a per…

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Celtic confirmed as Scottish champions and Hearts relegated from Premiership

Announcement follows meeting with clubs on MondaySeason in Scotland brought to premature endCeltic have been crowned Premiership champions for a ninth successive time and Hearts have been relegated after top-flight clubs reached a unanimous decision th…

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Football quiz: British club nicknames

Who are the other Red Devils? And where might you see the Rebels take on the Romans?Manchester City are nicknamed the Citizens. Which other Premier League club once had this nickname?Manchester UnitedBournemouthNewcastle UnitedNorwich CityIn which coun…

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Rangers repeat call for SPFL reform after losing vote for inquiry

In total 13 of the 42 clubs voted for independent probeConfirmation of Celtic’s ninth successive title now imminentRangers have repeated their call for an overhaul of the management of the Scottish Professional Football League despite failing with a bi…

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Rancour in the ranks grows as SPFL heads back to ballot box

The SPFL can expect fierce criticism regarding the controversial vote to abandon the season at Tuesday’s EGMThose immersed in the campaign for an independent Scotland know this movie well. For six years, following defeat in a referendum, they have been…

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Inverness say they made clear bullying allegations to SPFL during key vote

Championship club contradict claim by SPFL’s Neil DoncasterDoncaster said he had only been told of ‘robust exchanges’Inverness have contradicted a claim by the Scottish Professional Football League’s chief executive, Neil Doncaster, that no club had ma…

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SPFL directors hit back at Rangers and ‘self-serving’ Stewart Robertson

Clubs urged not to back calls for independent investigation‘If anything had been untoward, we would have addressed it’Directors of the Scottish Professional Football League have snapped back at allegations raised in a dossier issued by Rangers and urge…

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SPFL directors hit back at Rangers and ‘self-serving’ Stewart Robertson

Clubs urged not to back calls for independent investigation‘If anything had been untoward, we would have addressed it’Directors of the Scottish Professional Football League have snapped back at allegations raised in a dossier issued by Rangers and urge…

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Rangers claim SPFL tried to ‘influence’ Uefa into allowing early end to season

Letter sent to Uefa before clubs held controversial voteRangers also claim clubs not told of potential £10m liabilityA letter from the chief executives of the Scottish Professional Football League and Scottish Football Association to Uefa, claiming maj…

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Gretna ‘loan’ details deepen controversy over plan to end Scottish football season

‘Problem’ shown by 2008 loan to Gretna cited by SPFLGoverning body’s accounts make no mention of loanA key reason cited by the Scottish Professional Football League for bringing an immediate end to this season is not backed up in detail in its accounts…

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SPFL board warns clubs not to pursue investigation into ending of season

Clubs will vote on 12 May to decide if an inquiry is neededBoard letter highlights risk of ‘recrimination and division’Members of the Scottish Professional Football League’s board have written to all 42 member clubs with guidance they should back away …

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Rangers call for general meeting to discuss investigation over vote

• Rangers say SPFL investigation ‘failed to examine wider issues’• Rangers invite all 42 league clubs to discuss season-ending vote Rangers have requested a general meeting of all 42 league clubs in Scotland with a view to allowing an independent inves…

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Scottish Premiership season set to be called off after Uefa assurances

Cancellation of season will not affect European qualificationUefa relaxes rules with growing number of leagues finishingThe Scottish Premiership is in line to get the green light to bring its season to an end after Uefa indicated that cancelled leagues…

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The voting farce questions the SPFL must answer – but hasn’t | Ewan Murray

The shambolic ballot and ensuing mess needs answers from the SPFL as the clamour for an independent inquiry growsIn a useful news diversion a bloated, 14-person task force formed to consider reconstruction in the Scottish Professional Football League c…

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Sturgeon suggests Scottish football will not return behind closed doors

First minister says return of games in any form is a riskSPFL hoping to start new 2020-21 season in AugustScotland’s first minister and interim chief medical officer have appeared to rule out the resumption of football matches behind closed doors, a mo…