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Rangers manager Walter Smith
Smith's side will take on Santa Coloma or FBK Kaunas

The date for the first leg of Rangers' Champions League second qualifying round tie with either Santa Coloma or FBK Kaunas has been set.

Walter Smith's side will host their opponents at Ibrox on Wednesday 30 July in Rangers' first match of the season.

The date for the second leg will be confirmed after the tie between Coloma and Kaunas has been decided.

Rangers are aiming to reach the group stages of the Champions League for the eighth t ... Read more »
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Hearts' owner Vladimir Romanov
Hearts' owner Vladimir Romanov says he is committed to the club

Hearts' owner Vladimir Romanov says the club are still some way from appointing a new manager and that the new man in charge is unlikely to be Scottish.

He told BBC Scotland that managers here are part of a "Scottish Mafia" and too set in their ways.

Asked if it was a disappointment to lose out on Motherwell manager Mark McGhee, Romanov was philosophical.

"It is not necessarily a bad thing. It is difficult for local managers to ... Read more »

Category: SPL News | Views: 490 | Added by: cfc_mikee_cfc | Date: 08-Jul-2008 | Comments (0)


New Celtic signing Pat McCourt
Pat McCourt got a dream move to Scottish Premier champions Celtic

Nigel Worthington has hinted that new Celtic signing Pat McCourt will be in Northern Ireland's squad for the 20 August friendly against Scotland.

The skilful midfielder moved from Eircom League club Derry City to the SPL champions in June.

"Hopefully Pat will have a good pre-season. We will take it from there and see what happens when the squad is announced," said the NI manager.

"Celtic are a big club and we are ... Read more »

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SFA chief executive Gordon Smith
SFA chief executive Gordon Smith wants views on prices

The Scottish Football Association is asking the Tartan Army if they are prepared to pay top ticket prices to bring Argentina to Hampden.

A match scheduled for 19 November is under discussion between the SFA and agents for the Argentine FA.

Top price for a competitive Scotland match is £35 while the cost of a ticket for Northern Ireland's friendly visit to Hampden in August is £20.

Ticket prices for the visit of Argentina would be hi ... Read more »

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Warren Feeney in action for Northern Ireland
Feeney has scored twice for his country in 14 appearances

Dundee United have completed the signing of Cardiff City striker Warren Feeney on a season-long loan.

The 27-year-old will team up with fellow Cardiff player Willo Flood, who will spend a second season on loan at Tannadice next season.

Feeney, who spent a spell on loan at Swansea City last season, has also played for Leeds United, Bournemouth, Stockport County and Luton Town.

The Northern Ireland international j ... Read more »

Category: SPL News | Views: 492 | Added by: cfc_mikee_cfc | Date: 07-Jul-2008 | Comments (0)