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The German manager attempted to talk the then-16-year-old Rooney into playing for the Scots due to his grandmother's nationality

Celtic title triumph means everything to Kris Commons

Celtic midfielder Kris Commons has revealed winning the title this season felt just as good as beating Rangers to the championship.

Rangers owner Charles Green (far left)

Rangers chief Charles Green apologises 'unreservedly' after being charged over 'little Paki friend' comment

Comment in reference to former Ibrox director Imran Ahmad

Graham Cary of St Mirren

St Mirren will oppose league changes in Scottish football

The 12 Scottish Premier League clubs are set to vote on the plans

A view of Rangers fans

Rangers sack striker Francisco Sandaza following hoax call investigation

The player made comments in a conversation which was broadcast online

Neil Lennon was briefly flummoxed by a press question after training yesterday

Celtic manager Neil Lennon facing action over 'offensive, insulting and abusive language'

The complaint relates to his team's 1-1 draw at St Mirren Park on Sunday

Gordon Strachan faces his first competitive game as manager

Scotland v Wales: 'Gordon Strachan has made players better – we must repay him,' says Gary Caldwell

Defender relishing fresh start for Scotland under new reign and can see end to wilderness years

A view from outside Rangers' stadium, Ibrox

Charles Green says Rangers should be promoted to middle tier

League reforms are taking place in Scotland

Hibernian's anger at goal error in Hearts draw

Hearts claimed a point at Edinburgh rivals Hibernian in controversial circumstances yesterday when the home side had a perfectly good goal disallowed at Easter Road. A Leigh Griffiths free-kick in the second half was well over the line but the goal was not given by the match officials.

Rangers posts loss and asks to play in England

Rangers yesterday pinned its hopes on regular battles with clubs such as Manchester United and Chelsea as it reported a £7m loss.

John McGlynn

John McGlynn leaves Hearts by mutual consent

McGlynn departs with immediate effect after taking over at the helm last June

Fabrice Muamba to present Capital One Cup to winners

Fabrice Muamba will present the Capital One Cup to the winning captain in Sunday's Wembley final between Swansea and Bradford.

SPL clubs offer 'unanimous backing' to plan to revamp league structure

12 clubs have reached a consensus

Gary Teale of St Mirren

St Mirren shock Celtic to set up cup final date with Hearts

Premier League strugglers St Mirren pulled off one of the biggest cup shocks of recent times as they beat 14-time winners Celtic 3-2 at Hampden Park to reach the Scottish Communities League Cup final in March.

A view of the gates at Ibrox, the home of Rangers Football Club

Rangers could quit Scottish football says chief executive Charles Green

League reconstruction plans are being considered

Lennon: We want to miss the big guns, but they are all big guns

Theirs has been the story of the Champions League so far this season. Celtic and romance in Europe's highest competition have always walked hand in hand since Jock Stein led a group of players born within a good jog of Celtic Park to triumph over Internazionale in Lisbon in 1967.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
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Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links