Saturday, September 18, 2021

Berwick Rangers snap up Samuel Perez, brother of Newcastle United man Ayoze Perez

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportBERWICK RANGERS hope family resemblance extends to the football pitch after snapping up Spanish striker Samuel Perez, the brother of Newcastle star Ayoze.Perez, 26, was a young prospect with Murcia...

Kris Renton recalls the nervous thrill of lining up against Real Madrid superstar Gareth...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportKRIS RENTON lined up against Gareth Bale at the age of 16 but readily admits he considered his days of crossing swords with star names long gone.So, the Cowdenbeath striker...

Trainee chartered accountant Blair Henderson glad to get his figures all wrong and hopes...

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AS A TRAINEE chartered accountant, Blair Henderson is clearly good with figures but the Edinburgh City striker is thrilled he got his numbers all wrong when he set his goals target this season.The former...
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Ex-Hearts and Partick Thistle defender Conrad Balatoni strikes gold at Edinburgh City as he...

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CONRAD BALATONI reckons he has struck gold with Edinburgh City as he prepares to start a new career as a financial advisor.The former Hearts, Partick Thistle and Kilmarnock defender dropped down to the lower...

My dad asked me ‘when was the last time you actually enjoyed football?’: Edinburgh...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportA SIMPLE question from his dad, Peter, was enough for Danny Galbraith to come to a shuddering realisation: ‘When was the last time you even enjoyed playing football?’It was the...

‘I’m sick of Soccer Saturday!’ Former Hibs, Celtic & Scotland striker Derek Riordan delighted...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportDEREK RIORDAN insists he is sick of spending his weekends watching the scores trickle through on Soccer Saturday.Now the former Scotland star is determined to get his name back on...

Faissal El Bakhtaoui takes swipe at Dunfermline manager Allan Johnston over last-day snub

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BY IAIN COLLIN - @CCP_sport FAISSAL El Bakhtaoui has accused manager Allan Johnston of spoiling his family reunion and title celebrations at the weekend after surprisingly leaving him out of Dunfermline's starting line-up. The French-Moroccan, who was...

Ex-Hearts striker Gordon Smith jumps at chance to go Down Under

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BY IAIN COLLIN - @CCP_sport Former Hearts striker Gordon Smith has flown to Australia after deciding it was a case of 'now or never' to realise a dream of playing abroad. The 24-year-old has agreed a season-long...

Former Rangers defender Robbie McIntyre reflects on leaving a club ‘in flames’ in 2012...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportROBBIE McINTYRE insists he departed a club ‘in flames’ when he walked away from Rangers in 2012.However, the Edinburgh City new-boy has revealed how Ibrox defender Lee Wallace helped to...

Education and understanding the key in fighting racism, insists Nathan Austin

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NATHAN AUSTIN chokes back his own tears as he recalls his mum weeping uncontrollably.Watching her son being subjected to chilling racist abuse was simply too much for Jennifer to bear.A precocious schoolboy talent, Austin...

Cove Rangers striker Jonny Smith winds-up team-mates with tattoo prank

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@CCP_sportCove Rangers striker Jonny Smith insists today’s pyramid play-off clash with Edinburgh City will be no laughing matter after pranking his team-mates with a tattoo commemorating their Highland League triumph.Smith’s hat-trick against Clach helped...

Dean Cummings eager to grasp second chance with Edinburgh City as he faces old...

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BY IAIN COLLIN - @CCP_sport DEAN Cummings has confessed he only has himself to blame for blowing his dreams of full-time football with Livingston. But the Edinburgh City striker insists he is desperate to prove he has...

Interview | New Edinburgh City boss James McDonaugh on pain of Falkirk exit, embarking...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportNEW EDINBURGH CITY boss James McDonaugh insists the lure of coaching is like a drug after bouncing back from his Falkirk heartbreak by embarking on his first managerial role.McDonaugh was...
Jim Jefferies, former Hearts boss, speaks to the media at Hampden | Hearts news

Ex-Hearts & Bradford City boss Jim Jefferies has ‘no intention’ of returning to management...

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CLICK HERE TO FIND US ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOKJIM JEFFERIES insists he has ‘no intention’ of copying Alex Smith and stepping back into the dugout in the wake of Gary Jardine’s resignation at Edinburgh City.Jefferies...
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SPFL knock back Raith Rovers’ request to sign emergency goalkeeper after Robbie Thomson ruled...

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RAITH ROVERS have been left bitterly disappointed after the SPFL knocked back their attempts to sign an emergency goalkeeper.The Stark’s Park outfit approached the governing body for special dispensation after number one Robbie Thomson...

Montrose’s on-loan Raith Rovers kid Jonny Court happy to have chosen football over promising...

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FOLLOW US ON  TWITTER | FACEBOOKHAD THINGS worked out differently, Jonny Court could have been starring in the Boxing Day derby between Edinburgh and Glasgow at Murrayfield.But the on-loan Montrose forward is convinced he made...

Former Hearts, Hibs and Bradford assistant manager thought his time in professional ranks was...

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FOLLOW US ON TWITTER |  FACEBOOK Billy Brown admits he is delighted to be appointed manager of Cowdenbeath after conceding that he recently feared there would be no route back into the professional game. The experienced former...
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Dario Zanatta determined to make most of loan at Raith Rovers after ‘strange’ January...

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DARIO ZANATTA has confessed he found January ‘a little strange’ after he was recalled from loan by Hearts before being sent back to Raith Rovers just days later.However, the Canadian is determined to make...

Edinburgh City sign Hibs striker Jason Cumming’s brother Dean

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@CCP_sportHibs striker Jason Cummings is set to go head-to-head with his brother after Dean joined SPFL newcomers Edinburgh City.Older sibling Dean has made the switch from East of Scotland League outfit Lothian Thistle Hutchison...

Raith Rovers’ Kevin Cuthbert reflects on career & looks ahead to life as a...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportTHE OPERATIONS, gruelling rehabilitation programmes and endless hours in the gym have been agony.However, as Kevin Cuthbert finally accepts defeat in his bid to play again, he would rather focus...
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