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CELTIC keeper Artur Boruc has previous when it comes to succeeding in nailbiting title run-ins.

And, as the Pole gets himself ready for Saturday's Old Firm showdown at Ibrox, the fans favourite insists focus will be the key for Gordon Strachan's troops at the home of their biggest rivals.

Celtic have coasted to the championship in each of the manager's first two seasons in Glasgow's East End, but they face a mighty fight to secure a third successive flag.

Rangers hold the advantage in the race going into this weekend's crunch clash and serious questions will be asked of the Hoops squad in the remaining matches.

Boruc, though, has been at the centre of a tight title fight in the past and emerged victorious.

The season before he moved to Celtic, the keeper and his Legia Warsaw team-mates won a tense championship battle with rivals Wisla Krakow by a single point after a nerve-shredding end to the campaign.

Something similar looks likely to happen in the SPL three y ... Read more »

Category: SPL News | Views: 605 | Added by: cfc_mikee_cfc | Date: 27-Mar-2008 | Comments (1)

Furious Scotland fans have criticised the Scottish Football Association after hundreds of Tartan Army fans missed the start of the match against Croatia.

Only two kiosks were opened outside the ground to allow fans to collect pre-paid tickets, causing large queues to build up before kick-off.

Many fans were still waiting outside when Croatia scored the opening goal.

A spokesman for Hampden Park, who issue tickets for the SFA, said lessons had been learned from the chaotic scenes.

The problem was apparently caused by tickets not being posted to fans over the Easter weekend, meaning many people were forced to collect them before the game.

Supporters who had not bought tickets in advance were also able to buy tickets from the kiosks.

Police and stewards eventually decided to allow some fans - who were still standing in the queue 20 minutes after the match had started - into the ground without tickets.

However, some were forced to watch the match from the west s ... Read more »

Category: Scotland National Team | Views: 575 | Added by: cfc_mikee_cfc | Date: 27-Mar-2008 | Comments (0)