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Celtic legend Tommy Burns has died at the age of 51 after losing his long-running battle against cancer.

Burns had been undergoing treatment in both Glasgow and France in recent weeks after being diagnosed in March.

The former Scotland midfielder was treated for skin cancer in 2006, but it returned earlier this year.

Burns was with Celtic from 1974 to 1989, had a spell as manager in the mid-1990s and was the club's first-team coach before being granted leave.

A statement from Celtic said: "Tommy, a true Celtic legend and wonderful man will be sadly missed by us all. Clearly, our thoughts are very much with Tommy's wife, Rosemary, and ... Read more »

Category: SPL News | Views: 789 | Added by: itwp | Date: 15-May-2008 | Comments (0)

Zenit St Petersburg deservedly lifted the Uefa Cup with a two-goal victory over Rangers in Manchester.

The Russians dominated the first half without seriously threatening a packed Rangers defence.

Rangers' Jean-Claude Darcheville forced a good save and a Barry Ferguson snap shot struck the outside of a post.

But Denisov played a neat one-two with Andrei Arshavin before firing home and Konstatin Zyryanov side-footed in to secure Zenit's first European trophy.

It meant Rangers' dream of repeating their 1972 Cup-Winners' Cup success died at the hands of Zenit coach Dick Advocaat - the man dubbed the Little General during his time in charge at Ibrox.

And the Scottish side's hopes of winning four trophies by the end of the season had faltered at the second hurdle.

Rangers had been accused of playing "anti-football" during a miserly run to the final built on a solid defensive foundation.

And manager Walter Smith was not about to disappoint his critics - playing tw ... Read more »

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