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Germany manager Joachim Low selects squad for “hostile” trip to Hampden

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Joachim Low has backed Germany to survive a “hostile” Hampden after naming his squad for their upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers. Low was full of praise for the progress made by Scotland under manager Gordon Strachan, insisting the old reliance on strength and route one football is a thing […]

August 29th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Neil Alexander emerges as Hearts’ voice of reason amid Juwon Oshaniwa title talk

Hearts sign Nigerian international, Juwon Oshaniwa

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Neil Alexander has told Juwon Oshaniwa that his title talk is premature, insisting: ‘We haven’t even played Celtic yet!’ The confident 24-year-old has wasted no time in hitting the headlines following his arrival on these shores, with the man who marked Lionel Messi at last summer’s World Cup […]

August 29th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson welcomes prospect of international hiatus

Robbie Neilson at Preston

BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson could be forgiven for cursing the timing of the international break as the Jambos look to cement their place at the summit of the Premiership with a sixth win from six matches. However, the Tynecastle boss insists he is ready to welcome the […]

August 29th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs refuses to confirm or deny interest in Billy McKay

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Hibernian head coach Alan Stubbs has refused to confirm or deny whether he is trying to snatch Billy McKay from under the noses of Dundee United. However, the Easter Road boss admits a new striker is the missing piece of the jigsaw. McKay has been linked with the […]

August 28th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Peter Houston believes Peter Grant Jr is destined for the top as Danny Rogers relishes reunion

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Falkirk manager Peter Houston insists Peter Grant Jr is proving he is a chip off the old block – and firmly believes the Bairns babe is destined for the top. Grant, the son of the former Celtic star, was the match-winner in midweek as Falkirk saw off Premiership […]

August 28th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Livingston boss Mark Burchill adamant St Mirren clash won’t see old scores settled

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Livingston manager Mark Burchil is adamant his side’s clash will St Mirren won’t descend into a grudge match – after revealing striker Danny Mullen apologised for the tackle which left Jordan Stewart in a protective boot. Mullen was shown a straight red card in the closing stages of […]

August 28th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Allan Johnston insists Dunfermline would be ‘crazy’ to let top talents move on as he eyes up Rooney and McCabe

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Allan Johnston expects free-scoring Faissal El Bakhtaoui to have captured the attention of other clubs – but he insists Dunfermline would be ‘crazy’ to allow their top talents to leave. El Bakhtaoui has begun the season in incredible form, netting an astonishing 11 goals in seven matches, including […]

August 28th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Raith Rovers take inspiration from League Cup winners after drawing Celtic

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Chief Executive Eric Drysdale is hopeful the League Cup can provide Raith Rovers with another memorable meeting with Celtic after insisting the Fifers want a win – and not the finance – when the teams clash next month. The Kirkcaldy outfit won the tournament back in 1994 with […]

August 28th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Scotland forward Johnny Russell delighted with form ahead of crucial Euro qualifying double header

BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Scotland forward Johnny Russell admits he is delighted with his form heading into the crucial Euro 2016 qualifiers. The Derby County playmaker has been named in Gordon Strachan’s squad for the forthcoming matches against Georgia and Germany after a fine start to the season with the English Championship […]

August 27th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Jon Daly admits he could not go back on his word to Raith boss Ray McKinnon after Hibs offer

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Jon Daly has revealed how he refused to go back on his word to Raith Rovers manager Ray McKinnon after Hibs made a last-ditch bid to sign the former Rangers striker. Just hours after verbally agreeing to join the Stark’s Park club over a coffee with McKinnon on […]

August 27th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs surprised by Rangers’ Darren McGregor decision

Stanton will be available for a loan move away from Easter Road

BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Hibernian head coach Alan Stubbs admits he is shocked bitter Championship rivals Rangers let Darren McGregor leave Ibrox after swooping to snap up the versatile defender. McGregor, 30, was one of the few Gers stars to receive pass marks during a dismal campaign last term, playing 53 times for […]

August 26th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Darren McGregor appreciates Mark Warburton’s honesty after fulfilling Hibernian ‘dream’

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Gratitude may seem like an odd emotion for Darren McGregor to express towards Mark Warburton, given the arrival of the new Rangers manager saw him go from the club’s Player of the Year last season to utterly surplus to requirements this term. Nevertheless, Hibernian’s latest recruit was moved […]

August 26th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Lee Wallace insists the sky’s the limit for Rangers

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Rangers captain Lee Wallace insists the sky’s the limit for Mark Warburton’s side after they chalked up a sixth straight win of the campaign against Hibs on Sunday. Wallace was part of a Rangers team that maintained their flawless start to the league with a hard-fought 1-0 victory […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Berwick boss Colin Cameron insists old team-mate Gary Locke deserves more time at Kilmarnock

BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Berwick Rangers manager Colin Cameron will aim to compound Gary Locke’s woes tonight – but insists his Kilmarnock counterpart deserves the chance to show what he can do in the dugout. Cameron played alongside Locke at Hearts and felt for his former team-mate after the Rugby Park side […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs weighs up move for Jamaican striker Theo Robinson

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs is weighing up a move for Jamaica international striker Theo Robinson as he bids to add attacking reinforcements to his squad. Stubbs was left frustrated by his team’s inability to turn a handful of chances into goals in Sunday’s bitterly disappointing 1-0 loss […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Dunfermline star Ben Richards-Everton convinced flatmate Faissal El-Bakhtaoui is destined for the top

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press  Dunfermline defender Ben Richards-Everton reckons his flatmate Faissal El Bakhtaoui is the quiet man who is destined to become a big noise in Scottish football. El Bakhtaoui, 22, has scored nine goals in his first five matches of the season – including a run of four successive braces […]

August 22nd, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Matthew Gould eager to prove himself at Livingston after constant battle to follow in footsteps of ex-Celtic keeper dad

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Growing up in the shadow of his famous dad and grandfather, Matthew Gould has had to get used to battling hard to try and prove himself. Now, the 21-year-old – the son of former Celtic keeper Jonathan Gould and grandson of ex-Coventry City and Arsenal striker and Wales […]

August 22nd, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Parkour lessons boost troubled school kids

Scots teens have been moving out of exam halls and into the streets

A SCOTS school has used parkour to improve the performance of troubled teens. The sport of parkour includes feats of fast-moving acrobatics and gymnastics in an urban setting. The sport exploded in popularity after the opening scene of 2006 Bond film Casino Royale – in which Daniel Craig pursues an acrobatic villain through an urban […]

August 21st, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News,Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Ex-Kilmarnock, Aberdeen, Dundee United and Carlisle United striker Lee Miller sets sights on promotion with Falkirk after re-signing for first club

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Lee Miller admits he feels like an excited bairn again after returning to Falkirk with dreams of helping his first club win promotion back to the Premiership. The 32-year-old has set his sights on a season to remember, having endured one to forget amidst injuries at Kilmarnock last […]

August 21st, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Steven Pressley insists Hearts can challenge Celtic for Premiership title after taking leaf out of Chelsea’s book

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Scottish Cup-winning former Hearts skipper Steven Pressley has backed his old club to challenge Celtic for the Premiership title this season – by becoming the Chelsea of the north. Pressley has been hugely impressed with the way the Tynecastle club have begun the new campaign, with four consecutive […]

August 21st, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

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