Scottish Gossip: Roofe, Rangers, Leipzig, Mowbray, Hibs, Celtic, Hart

Kemar Roofe is winning his battle to be fit for Rangers’ Europa League semi-final second leg against Leipzig, with the German side leading the tie 1-0. (Sun) Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst calls on the club’s support to create a memorable night against Leipzig at Ibrox on Thursday. (Record) Leipzig lost 3-1 to 10-man Borussia … Read more

Leeann Dempster: Scottish football chief executive had ‘backside slapped’

Leeann Dempster says one of her first experiences as an executive in Scottish football was having her “backside slapped” by a male staff member. The 51-year-old was left “shocked” by the incident. She told BBC Scotland’s Behind the Goals podcast that she later confronted the person. Dempster is currently chief executive of Scottish League 1 … Read more

Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Rangers, Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool, Aberdeen, Hearts, Hibs, Hickey, Diallo, Newcastle, Johnstone, Brentford, Bologna

Scotland left-back Aaron Hickey is an £18m transfer target for English Premier League club Brentford following the 19-year-old’s fine form for Bologna in Serie A. (Daily Mail, print edition) Amad Diallo’s future at Manchester United is hanging in the balance following the appointment of new manager Erik Ten Hag and the 19-year-old winger’s failure to … Read more

Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Celtic, Hibs, Aberdeen, Mackay, Tottenham, Hatate, Bolingoli, West Brom, Kilmarnock, Lafferty, Ross County, Hamilton

Brazilian winger Antony Alves is being tracked by Rangers after the 23-year-old impressed in his first season with newly promoted Arouca in the Portuguese top flight, according to the A Bola outlet. (Daily Record) Sam Johnstone, the 29-year-old goalkeeper who is out of contract with West Bromwich Albion this summer and has been linked with … Read more

Scottish National Investment Bank boss paid £117,500 after quitting

The outgoing boss of Scotland’s National Investment Bank was paid £117,500 to leave her post immediately rather than work a notice period. Eilidh Mactaggart quit as the bank’s chief executive in February after nearly two years in the post. She later said her decision to leave with immediate effect was “ultimately for personal reasons”. It … Read more

Scottish Lib Dem leader’s anxiety over council coalitions

The Scottish Liberal Democrat leader has said he has “significant anxieties” over his party entering local council coalitions with the SNP or Tories. Alex Cole-Hamilton said the SNP and Conservatives were too focused on Scottish independence. However, he said it would be up to local party leaders to decide whether to make formal alliances with … Read more

Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Celtic, Hearts, Hibs, Arbroath

Spain international Dani Olmo says RB Leipzig won’t be fazed by the electric Ibrox atmosphere in their Europa League semi-final but admits he rather not be facing Rangers in the last four. (Daily Record) Hearts midfielder Andy Halliday admits he pushed himself to the limit to face Hibs after he hobbled off with an ankle … Read more

Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Roofe, Celtic, Jota, Hearts, Hibernian

Kemar Roofe said he “had to score” Rangers’ aggregate winner in the Europa League victory against Braga, commenting: “It was a massive goal for me.” (Sun) Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst signalled his appreciation for his assistant and former striker Roy Makaay amid the celebrations of Roofe’s winner. (Record) Van Bronckhorst joked he will send … Read more

Scottish Cup: Can Shaun Maloney revive Hibs’ season with semi-final win over Hearts?

“Hibs, Hibs are falling apart again”. The words, gleefully bellowed from the Tynecastle terraces, will ring in the ears of the Hibernian fans who watched their team capitulate in Gorgie, who have seen their side plummet from third place, cup finals and European football to the bottom six and derby misery in 11 grim months. … Read more

Scottish Cup: One year on from Brora defeat, how has Robbie Neilson turned Hearts around?

Tuesday, 23 March 2021. Scottish football heavyweights Heart of Midlothian have just fallen to one of the biggest shocks in Scottish Cup history, losing to Highland League part-timers Brora Rangers. After a tumultuous 12 months during which the Gorgie side were controversially relegated from the top flight in the curtailed 2019-20 campaign, manager Robbie Neilson … Read more