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Hibs' top scorer in a sticky situation after muffin-based altercation

Brian Viner: It is thuggery, not sectarianism

It has been a good week for those who believe that the game of football is unequivocally and irredeemably rotten to the core. According to Lord Triesman, who as former chairman of the Football Association has to be considered a pretty reliable witness, the corridors of power stink with corruption. And the stench is not exactly masked by sweet smells of harmony rising from the turf.

Eddie Turnbull: Uncompromising footballer who enjoyed success with Hibernian as player and manager

It was not enough for Eddie Turnbull to be a member of the most famous forward line to grace Scottish football; he also became a pioneering, successful and at times irascible manager.

Smith forecasts strong finish to Rangers' season from Lafferty

Striker scores in first game back after illness and injury and is tipped to play big part in race for the SPL title

Wilson anxious to put Rangers 'nightmare' to bed early

Celtic full-back Mark Wilson expects more twists and turns in the title race following Dundee United's shock win at Ibrox at the weekend, but he is desperate to avoid an "unbearable" final day shoot-out.

D J Taylor: Cuddliness equals infamy plus time

There's hope even for Ed Miliband and the monarchy if John Lydon can become a national treasure

Mixu Paatelainen quits Kilmarnock to take charge of Finland

Mixu Paatelainen has left Kilmarnock with immediate effect to take over as manager of Finland, the Clydesdale Bank Premier League club have confirmed.

John Burridge: 'I was thinking about ways to kill meself. Hang meself, take pills'

Thirty clubs and 800 games but 'Budgie' could not cope when it ended and contemplated suicide as the beautiful game turned into the crying game

Lennon slams sloppy Celtic after unbeaten run comes to an end

Neil Lennon, the Celtic manager, condemned his team after their 2-0 defeat at Motherwell led to their lead at the top of the table being reduced to five points after Rangers' 4-0 home victory over St Johnstone.

The business on...Ralph Topping, Chief executive, William Hill

Another example of how the bookie always wins?

Afraid so. Mr Topping was able to present the market with a strong set of results from William Hill yesterday – profits up 7 per cent to £277m – thanks to the World Cup and money it made in the gaming machines it has installed in many shops now.

Newcastle assistant John Carver signs new contract

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew secured the services of assistant John Carver for five and a half years by handing him a new deal.

Paul Newman: Old transfer system was a great leveller for lower leagues

The Football League Column: The Football League feels the old transfer system helped to redistribute wealth

Deadline day deals and timeline

The A-Z of this month's transfer window deals

Jelavic marks return with strike to get Rangers back on title track

Nikica Jelavic marked his first start in almost four months with a goal as Rangers steered their Scottish Premier League title charge back on track with a win over Hibernian last night.

Rangers keen on Commons deal as Smith seeks versatility

The Rangers manager Walter Smith has revealed that Kris Commons is a January target as he seeks to add versatile players to his squad this month.

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