Old Firm, New Bonds: The Politics Tying Big European Clubs to Celtic and Rangers
More so than any other football teams, the Scottish sides have found strong support in the fans of clubs from Germany, England and Spain.
The Enduring Significance of Walter Tull To English Football
As well as serving with distinction in the First World War, Tull was one of the first black footballers to grace the top tier of English football. Though his life was cut short, his legacy is alive and well.
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The Cult: El Hadji Diouf
One of the most widely disliked players of his generation, El Hadji Diouf was as much a source of morbid fascination as he was one of football’s ultimate figures of hate.
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Looking Back on Football’s Greatest Ever Points Deductions
From the Calciopoli scandal to Portsmouth and Rangers, points deductions usually come with a frisson of anxiety and horror. Here we remember some of the best, and what happened to the teams involved.
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The Cult: Ally McCoist
This week's inductee to The Cult was a boyhood Rangers fan who went on to become one of the club's greatest goalscoring heroes. But, during an uninspiring spell as manager, Ally McCoist learned that you can't have it all.
How Scottish Football Fans Became the SNP's Most Effective Opposition
Primarily aimed at stamping out sectarianism, the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act (OFBA) ranks among the SNP's most divisive pieces of legislation. Questions are now being asked about whether the act should be scrapped altogether.
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A Lament For Chris Sutton, an Angry Pundit Caught By The Machine
Chris Sutton, Britain's most brutal football pundit, is mad as hell, and he's not going to take it anymore.
FC Copenhagen Director Substantiates Rumours Of Potential ‘Atlantic League’
Anders Horsholt has confirmed that discussions over an international league have taken place, with teams from Scotland, Denmark and Holland to take part, amongst others.
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the history of the old firm
Hampden In The Sun: The Biggest Victory In The History Of The Old Firm
When Celtic and Rangers met at Hampden to contest the 1957 League Cup final, it was a beautiful October day. The Scottish sun was only shining on one side, however.
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Game Changers: Jock Stein's Celtic
From 1965 through 1974, Jock Stein's Celtic were the unquestioned kings of the Scottish game, racking up nine titles without reply – as well as a European Cup and numerous other domestic honours.
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Game Changers: Walter Smith’s Rangers
Under Walter Smith, Rangers came to dominate Scottish football in almost unprecedented fashion. The tables eventually turned, however, and his dynasty took a spectacular fall.
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Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic Reign Gets Off To A Highly Appropriate Start
If you can’t handle Rodgers’ excuses when you lose to the Lincoln Red Imps, Celtic fans, then how are you going to cope when you lose games that actually matter?