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The dates for the rounds of the Scottish Cup leading up to the Final are set out below. The date of the Final is still to be confirmed.

Keep watching www.scottishfa.co.uk for details and dates of the draw for the first round.

Dates for Scottish Cup Rounds - 2008/9

Round 1:
Saturday, 27th September, 2008

Round 2:
Saturday, 25th October, 2008

Round 3:
Saturday, 29th November, 2008

Round 4:
Saturday, 10th January, 2009

Round 5:
Saturday, 7th February, 2009

Round 6:
Saturday, 7th March, 2009

Semi Finals:
Saturday/Sunday, 25th & 26th April, 2009
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AIRDRIE UNITED

Airdrie United

Ins: Paul Di Giacomo, forward (Kilmarnock)

Outs: Allan Russell, forward (Kilmarnock); Bryan Prunty, forward (Ayr United); Graeme Holmes, midfielder (Dunfermline Athletic); Ricky Waddell, midfielder ... Read more »

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Rangers striker Kenny Miller
Miller believes his best form is yet to come

Kenny Miller is confident Rangers manager Walter Smith can get the best out of him.

The Scotland striker enjoyed playing under Smith at international level and aims to rediscover that form in his second spell at Ibrox.

"I feel the best place to hit my peak is here because of the management team," the 28-year-old former Celtic forward told Rangers News.

"You are always trying to improve and I feel there is more from me to come ... Read more »

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Alex Smith, chairman of the Scottish Managers' Association
Smith believes there is a wealth of managerial talent in Scotland

Alex Smith, chairman of the Scottish Managers' Association, has slammed Vladimir Romanov's comments about the limitations of home-grown coaches.

The Hearts owner told BBC Sport that local managers were part of a "Scottish Mafia" and too set in their ways.

"We would treat comments like that with utter contempt," Smith said.

"We are a small nation and we are in the top 20 in the worl ... Read more »

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Ian Holloway and Stevie Frail
Holloway is hoping to succeed Frail at Tynecastle

Hearts have confirmed the departure of caretaker manager Stephen Frail as former Leicester boss Ian Holloway admitted he was interested in the job.

Frail had already been told to stay away from pre-season training and now the club insist that his departure has been by "mutual consent".

"Hearts will make an announcement on the appointment of a new football manager shortly," the club stated.

Holloway's agent said he spoke ... Read more »

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On this day in 1867 Queens Park Football Club was formed, the first senior club in Scotland.

The club dominated the early days of Scottish football, supplying all 11 players to the first ever Scottish international side. With the advent of professionalism, the club determined to retain its amateur status and as a result slid down the leagues. Nicknamed the Spiders, Queen's Park are still the only amateur team in the Scottish senior football set-up, and still play their games at Hampden Park, Glasgow, the home of the Scottish national side.

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Motherwell assistant manager Scott Leitch

Motherwell assistant manager Scott Leitch says the club are ready to make their first moves in the summer transfer market.

The Lanarkshire side have failed to sign a single player so far, with Ross McCormack and Martin Grehan both leaving the club.

However, Leitch claims that a player could arrive by the end of the week.

"We hope to confirm a deal on Friday to give us our first transfer of the summer," he told the club's website.

"Over and above that, the manager and I ar ... Read more »

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