Gordon is still the man

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I’ve never been so happy for an International manager than I was on Wednesday night for Gordon Strachan and the Scotland players after their 1-0 win over Slovenia. A moment to celebrate in the same old movie where we all know the ending. The end is ind …

Griffiths needs to relax

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Leigh Griffiths admits he needs to learn to relax if he is to finally bag his first goal for Scotland. The Celtic hitman has been a prolific scorer at club level but has failed to find the net in 11 appearances at international level. The man who hit 4 …

Seamus Coleman leg blow

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Martin O’Neill has backed Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman to return to his “brilliant” best after undergoing surgery to repair his double leg fracture. The Football Association of Ireland has confirmed that the 28-year-old Everton full-back …

McKinnon talks relegation scars

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Dundee United boss Ray McKinnon hopes their Irn-Bru Cup final triumph can go some way towards healing the scars of relegation. United triumphed 2-1 against St Mirren at Fir Park after substitute Thomas Mikkelsen headed home a winner following Simon Mur …

Strachan talks Slovenia game

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Gordon Strachan insists there will be no grey areas clouding Scotland’s World Cup rescue plan when they face Slovenia on Sunday. The Scots’ hopes of reaching Russia 2018 have been left dangling by a thread after claiming just four points from their fir …

Scotland must win

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There will no grey areas clouding Scotland’s game plan on Sunday as they try to rescue their World Cup ambitions, according to boss Gordon Strachan. The Scots’ hopes of reaching Russia 2018 have been left dangling by a thread after collecting just four …

Mikkelsen goal pays off

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Substitute Thomas Mikkelsen headed the winner as Dundee United beat St Mirren in the Irn-Bru Cup final. The Dane converted Simon Murray’s 74th-minute cross to earn United a 2-1 victory in front of 8,089 fans at Motherwell. St Mirren had dominated the e …

Sutton eyeing Irn-Bru Cup final

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St Mirren striker John Sutton hopes an Irn-Bru Cup final win over Dundee United can fire them to league success just as it did 11 seasons ago. Sutton scored the winner in the Challenge Cup final against Hamilton on the way to St Mirren’s First Division …

Missing euros hit Scotland hard

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Scotland defender Russell Martin feels they have struggled to shake off their Euro 2016 disappointment – but claims victory over Slovenia would spark a revival. A 5-1 win in Malta in their opening World Cup qualifier suggested Scotland had put their lo …

No game taken lightly by Hibs

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Hibernian midfielder Andrew Shinnie insists they do not take any game lightly. The William Hill Scottish Cup holders have saved their best form for the knockout tournament in recent weeks to reach the semi-finals. Their only Ladbrokes Championship win …

Dalglish supports Strachan

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Kenny Dalglish hopes Gordon Strachan is rewarded for the “guts” and “heart” he showed in continuing as Scotland boss. Strachan’s future came under scrutiny after consecutive 3-0 defeats left Scotland in fifth place in Group F of Europe’s World Cup qual …

Pochettino Barcelona speculation

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino held a meeting with Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu this week. Pochettino and Bartomeu met at a restaurant in the city, where the Spurs boss still owns a house from his days playing for Espanyol. Pochettin …