Scottish Premier League News for 2016 – 2017
- Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:55:51 +0000: Barnes: Gerrard knows he has time to improve Rangers - ESPN FC - Scottish Premiership News
Ex-Celtic manager John Barnes thinks fellow Liverpool great Steven Gerrard has three or four years to help Rangers compete with Celtic again.
- Mon, 10 Sep 2018 09:20:00 +0000: Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp: Steven Gerrard has made a 'brilliant' start to life in management - ESPN FC - Scottish Premiership News
Julien Laurens confirms Liverpool's interest in PSG's Adrien Rabiot and explains why the Frenchman doesn't want to commit to staying in Paris. ESPN's Stewart Robson analyses how well Leicester's Harry Maguire and Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk played during Liverpool's 2-1 win at the King Power Stadium. Shaka Hislop examines Alisson's shocking blunder in Liverpool's win over Leicester City, from the action itself to his comments after the match. Two first half goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino were enough for Liverpool to see off Leicester despite Alisson's second half howler. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said Steven Gerrard's start as a senior manager at Rangers has been "brilliant." Gerrard left his role as Liverpool's under-18s coach in the summer to take charge of Rangers, and he has already guided them to the group stages of a European competition for the first time since 2010-11 after having qualified for the Europa League. Klopp is keeping a close eye on Rangers' progress this term, with Liverpool youngsters Ovie Ejaria and Ryan Kent spending the season on loan...
- Mon, 03 Sep 2018 14:08:00 +0000: Celtic to launch investigation after five injured during Old Firm derby - ESPN FC - Scottish Premiership News
Celtic have apologised and promised a full investigation after five people were injured trying to get into Celtic Park for the Old Firm derby on Sunday. Supporters were photographed climbing over fences in order to be in the stadium for the game, which Celtic won 1-0. Police told the BBC that one person was taken to hospital after falling from a wall along Janefield Street. Celtic attributed the incident to a change in crowd control measures designed to allow Rangers fans access to the visitors'...
- Sun, 02 Sep 2018 12:51:00 +0000: Celtic beat Rangers as Olivier Ntcham sinks Steven Gerrard's side - ESPN FC - Scottish Premiership News
Celtic Rangers 1 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Rangers manager Steven Gerrard's first taste of the Old Firm derby proved a bitter one as Celtic emerged with a 1-0 victory at Parkhead on Sunday. Celtic secured the points in the 62nd minute when Olivier Ntcham slotted home after a sweeping counter-attack, but while Gerrard argued that there had been a foul in the build-up, the margin of victory could have been much wider. Shortly before that, Ntcham had forced Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor into one of several great saves as Celtic dominated. Celtic's...
- Fri, 31 Aug 2018 10:07:00 +0000: Lyon strike late deal to land Moussa Dembele from Celtic - ESPN FC - Scottish Premiership News
Lyon completed a late move to secure the services of striker Moussa Dembele from Celtic just ahead of the transfer deadline on Friday night. Dembele arrives at the Ligue 1 club as a replacement for Mariano Diaz, who returned to Real Madrid this week, after Celtic agreed to sell in a €22 million (£19.7m) deal. Tensions between Dembele and Celtic appeared to be strained after manager Brendan Rodgers said earlier that the club had rejected a "significant" bid and expected the 22-year-old...
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Rangers today have been dealt another crippling blow for the new season as it has just been confirmed that their young striker Kane Hemmings will be out of action until next season as the player has just suffered his third series knee injury in the past two seasons. This affects Rangers plans for the new season and with a limited budget they may find the striker very difficult to replace during the closed season which is news that manager Ally McCoist could have done without following the clubs financial situation.
In other news James McFadden might be on his way to his boyhood club Celtic in a three year deal after the midfielder was released by Everton at the end of the season. The former Motherwell player is believed to be in discussions with the Scottish club in a deal which would see the twenty nine year old realise his dream of playing for the Scottish giants.
Celtic Manager Neil Lennon today again called for Glasgow Rangers to be stripped of every single football title they have won over the past decade as he believes the club are guilty of arranging illegal contracts for players during this period. This would be a huge blow for Rangers who are currently struggling for survival in the Scottish premier league as it would mean they would be stripped of five premier league titles as well as four Scottish cups which they have won during this period. Lennon feel that this should be done to keep the integrity of the league after Rangers went into administration at the back end of last season due to many dodgey financial deals over the past few years.
The manager of Mothwell Stuart McCall has stated his intentions to attempt to bring in defender Simon Ramsden this summer if the clubs financial situation allows for it. McCall has long been an admirer of the player who has really impressed during his trial period and now the manager is in talks with the board to bring the player to the club for the start of next season.
Glasgow Rangers today had another enquiry for the purchase of the club from leading business man Craig Mather as he is looking to invest and take the club back to their position at the top of Scotlands top flight. Mathers is believed to be in discussions with the administraors in the hope they can arrange a deal which could secure the long term future of the club which will be joy to the ears of Rangers fans who have been hanging in limbo ever since the clubs downfall earlier in the year which saw them stripped of many points which ultimately cost them the title. Sources inside the club have stated that the move looks promising and the administrators are now just viewing the business plan to see if it can be implemented into the scheme to save the club.
Rangers Manager Ally McCoist could find himself in hot water today after the former Scottish international made several comments regarding the club being handed a twelve month transfer embargo by the Scottish FA which greatly hampers his plans to bring in new additions to the squad. This action could indeed land the club in more financial difficulty as they are more than likely to be fined by the FA as well as the prospect of having their manager sidelined for up to six games if he indeed is found guilty of making these comments in front of a footballing tribual.
Hibernian star Isaiah Osbourne has emerged as a target of English club Blackpool after the tangerines made enquiries to the availablility of the player as they look to strengthen their side for the new season. The twenty four year old is seen as a perfect addition to the squad after enjoying arguably his best ever season last time round which has caused many clubs to view him as a possible target. The fact the Hibs are not currently in the best financial position may give Blackpool a great opening to sign the player as the club would find it extremely difficult to turn down a good enough offer for their prized asset.
Two players who are on the top of Celtic manager Neil Lennons hit list this summer are Sebastian Boenisch and Aiden White as both players have long been admired by the manager and now talks are underway to bring both of the players to the club this closed season. Lennon is looking to reinforce his squad for the new season as the club has hopes of competing for the champions league title due to the demise of Rangers and these two players are thought to be on the top of the managers list for next season. The club has confirmed that talsk are underway but are clear to note that no deals are in place and it may be some time before the players are tied up.
In other news Celtic manager Neil Lennon has again confirmed he does not want troublesome striker Victor Wanyama to leave the club this season after speculation that the out of favour player has reached the end of his time at the club. The highly rated twenty one year old has himself touted his intentions to leave the club this summer after having a strange season last year which saw him drop down the pecking order in the squad. This news has once again stirred up interest from many of the English premier leagues top clubs with teams such as West Ham, Newcastle, Queens Park Rangers, Stoke City and Liverpool all said to be highly interested in the midfielder.
Kilmarnock today acquired one of their top targets for next season by bringing in defender Jeroen Tesselaar from St Mirren on a free transfer which saw the player arrive at Rugby Park to the joy of Killies fans. The player is seen as the perfect addition to the squad as the club now look to challenge for major
honours after the downfall of Rangers last season.