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Scott Booth: Scotland must stick with manager and the plan

Genetically modifying Scottish footballers isn’t what Scott Booth believes is required to alter the qualifying fortunes of the country. Change should be resisted on all levels in the Scotland set-up is the firm belief of the 22-times capped former SFA youth coach.

Oliver Burke captained Scotland U20 to victory over Brazil at the Toulon Tournament in June. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Oliver Burke will join Scots U21 squad with a point to prove

It would be understandable if representing Scotland under-21s wasn’t uppermost in the mind of Oliver Burke right now. That, though, will be anything but the case according to Scot Gemmill, who will manage him at international level next month.

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Bonnyrigg Rose beat Rob Roy in last season's Scottish Junior Cup quarter-finals

Draw made for first round of Scottish Junior Cup

The battle to land Scottish junior football's Blue Riband trophy gets under way next month.

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Picture quiz: Name the Scottish football stars by their Corinthian figurine

Among the seemingly endless number of collectable playground crazes of the 1990s was the popular range of football models produced by Corinthian. At their height, these little figures sold by the truck load.

Keith McAllister sports an anniverary shirt

‘Tradition is everything for Queen’s Park after 150 years’

Queen’s Park turn 150 years old today and the fan who has seen more of their 4,846 games than any other reckons he would stop watching them if they ever gave up their legendary amateur status.

Livingston manager David Hopkin is delighted as Jack Hamilton pens his contract.


Local lad Jack Hamilton has shown that hard work pays off as he put pen to paper with newly promoted SPFL Championship side Livingston.

The victorious Duns team

Young Dingers are up for the cup

The 2017 Live Borders Festival of Football, sponsored by NFU Mutual, Newtown St Boswells, kicked off on Sunday at the 3G Arena in Galashiels.

Leigh Griffiths scored direct from a freekick.

Scotland 2 England 2 : Late drama in Hampden sunshine

Sunburn or away shirt? It was hard to tell with the Scotland fans.

Lisa Evans gave Scotland the lead early on. Picture Michael Gillen.

Scotland 2 Romania 0: Friendly fires Euro hopes

Scotland are warming up nicely for the European Championships in Holland later this summer.

Mark McGhee is glad Wayne Rooney is not in the England squad

McGhee: Wayne Rooney's absence is no bad thing for Scotland

Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee reckons Scotland could benefit from England not picking all time record goalscorer Wayne Rooney for this weekend’s Auld Enemy clash.

Two ducks taking in a match in May 1966. Picture: TSPL

Quiz: Name the Scottish football grounds

We’ve rooted around in our extensive archives to find 23 photographs of Scottish football grounds from the 1950s and 60s.

Chirnside equalise in the second half making it 4-4, but they eventually lost out.

It’s agony for United but they play part in cup final cracker

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Daniel Pattenden makes it 1-0 from the from the penalty spot to send Chirnside on their way to victory. Picture: Alan Raeburn

Pattenden, Hannan heroes as United bag treble trophy haul

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Duns players celebrate with the Sanderson Cup after their superb win over Lauder. Picture: Stuart Cobley

Delighted Dingers bring the Sanderson Cup home in style

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Duns Football Club's new grandstand is nearing completion.

New stand nearly done at Duns

Duns Football Club are getting closer to the completion of their new grandstand at New Hawthorn Park.


Berwick Rangers lose their momentum in home game

Berwick manager John Coughlin was left frustrated and disappointed after watching his side go down to a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Stirling Albion at Shielfield on Saturday.

KT’s turnstile gives kids access to unique football education

KT’s turnstile gives kids access to unique football education

It’s easy sometimes to lose faith in football. It can fill sports pages with mega-money transfer deals and make millionaires of players and agents. A global game of superstars and fast cars. That’s football, right? Well.....not necessarily.

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