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Redford made over 200 appearances for the Glasgow club and McCoist admits he is 'deeply shocked' at the tragic news

SPL fixtures in doubt after Portuguese U-turn

Further chaos struck Scotland's fixture list last night after Portuguese referees brought in to cover for striking Scottish officials returned home. The Portuguese FA confirmed two referees had set off yesterday morning but they are understood to have left Scotland soon after arriving.

SFA will do 'everything possible' to avoid referee strike

The Scottish Football Association have vowed to do "everything possible" to avert a referees strike at the weekend.

Scottish referees vote to go on strike over abuse

Scotland faces a football shutdown next weekend after top-level referees decided to take a stand against perceived attacks on their personal integrity. Officials are understood to have voted to refuse appointments for the upcoming round of fixtures following a meeting yesterday.

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Friendship between Ferguson and Smith will survive cross-border clash

Levein lifted by makeshift Scotland's Pittodrie stroll

Scotland 3 Faroe Islands 0

Levein defends his Faroes folly

Friendlies have never been popular among club managers, but Scotland's meeting with the Faroe Islands tonight is a game that has plumbed new depths of pointlessness. It is not only the managers who have railed against the game: nine of the original 20 players chosen by Craig Levein have withdrawn and another five turned down a request to replace them, while Murray Davidson, one of eight call-ups, now has an ankle injury.

Robin Scott-Elliot: Cantona misses target on Mancunian odyssey

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Levein focused on beating Faroes

Scotland manager Craig Levein has stressed that beating the Faroe Islands is his main aim next week despite naming an experimental squad for the Pittodrie friendly.

Dundee United striker set for Scotland

Dundee United striker David Goodwillie has been named in the Scotland squad for the friendly against the Faroe Islands.

Scottish referees like to pick on Celtic, says Hooper

Gary Hooper, the Celtic striker, believes Scottish referees give a disproportionate amount of decisions against the Glasgow side because they are "one of the biggest clubs in the world". Hooper is at the heart of the Tannadice penalty controversy, which continues to rage on more than two weeks after referee Dougie McDonald rescinded a penalty awarded to Celtic when the English forward clashed with Dundee United keeper Dusan Pernis during their 2-1 win.

Dundee hit with huge points deduction

Dundee have been deducted 25 Irn-Bru First Division points for going into administration.

Old Firm referee receives threats

Old Firm referee Willie Collum received a number of threatening phone calls following Sunday's Glasgow derby at Parkhead, the Scottish Football Association have confirmed.

Referee McDonald gets SFA backing over penalty U-turn

The Scottish Football Association (SFA) has backed referee Dougie McDonald over his penalty U-turn during Celtic's 2-1 SPL victory over Dundee United on Sunday. With the scores tied at Tannadice, McDonald pointed to the spot when the United goalkeeper Dusan Pernis challenged Gary Hooper, only to order a drop-ball following talks with his assistant, Steven Craven.

Naismith sparks Rangers revival

A sudden flurry of accomplishment, that caused Motherwell to relinquish their shape and resolve, revived Rangers' sense of certainty. They had been sluggish and bereft for long enough that this burst of goals came with a sense of relief.

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