Football: New players high on shareholders' agenda
Monday 14 September 1998
Celtic have not signed a new player since November and are beginning to look stale. Their lack of creativity was again evident on Saturday as they drew 1-1 at home to Kilmarnock, showing themselves to be incapable to capitalising on the lead given to them by Regi Blinker on the half- hour mark. The chorus of jeers at the full-time whistle indicated the depth of feeling among the supporters, a couple of hundred of whom demonstrated against Fergus McCann after the game. Celtic's difficulties in prising open the packed defence will not be lost on Vitoria Guimaraes, their Portuguese opponents in the Uefa Cup.
To complete an important week for the Scottish champions, they travel to Ibrox on Sunday for the first Old Firm fixture of the season, trailing their great rivals by two points and without the services of Paul Lambert, who was sent off on Saturday.
Rangers again left Colin Hendry on the bench during their 0-0 draw with Dundee United. They have a date with Beitar Jerusalem tomorrow with doubts over Gabriel Amato, their Argentinian striker, who has a knee injury.
Hearts, who lost 2-0 at home to Dundee, will have to get past the man who denied David Batty at France 98 to have a chance of progress in the Cup-Winners' Cup. Carlos Roa, the Argentinian goalkeeper whose penalty save put England out of the World Cup, will line-up at Tynecastle on Thursday for Real Mallorca.
Aberdeen might have gone top at the weekend had they beaten Motherwell at home but had to settle for a 1-1 draw, while there was a similar scoreline between St Johnstone and Dunfermline.
Latest in Sport
Cristiano Ronaldo could return against Manchester United - but it won't be like previous reunions
Arturo Vidal to Manchester United: Midfielder set to force through move to Louis van Gaal's Red Devils - reports
Calum Chambers joins Arsenal: New £16m signing put through Arsenal initiation as he sings The Kooks in front of team-mates
Manchester United transfer news: Mats Hummels, Daley Blind and Thomas Vermaelen on radar as Louis van Gaal reveals he still wants to sign defender
New Liverpool signing Dejan Lovren forced to train with the under-21s after US visa mix-up
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 'Hello mum, this is going to be hard for you to read ...'
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
£60000 - £90000 per annum + Car, Pension, Healthcare: Progressive Recruitment:...
£45000 - £55000 per annum + Car, Healthcare, Pensions: Progressive Recruitment...
competitive: Progressive Recruitment: PHP Developer - MySQL, RDBMS, Applicatio...
£60000 - £75000 per annum + competitive: Progressive Recruitment: Senior SAP B...