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Dundee keeper Elliott Parish hasn’t looked back since baptism of fire

Dundee keeper Elliott Parish hasn’t looked back since baptism of fire

To say Elliott Parish had a baptism of fire in a Dundee shirt would be an understatement. With barely seconds on the clock against Hibs at Easter Road on his debut for the Dark Blues, the big Englishman was picking a Martin Boyle strike out of the...

today, 09:23 in Sport
 
Dundee assistant boss Graham Gartland impressed by Hearts as they ended long wait for a win

Dundee assistant boss Graham Gartland impressed by Hearts as they ended long wait for a win

Dundee assistant manager Graham Gartland was at Tynecastle on Saturday to see tonight’s opponents Hearts in action – and he admits he was impressed with what he saw. With the Dark Blues having played Aberdeen at Dens on Friday evening, the Irishman...

today, 09:23 in Sport
 
St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright addresses ‘air of negativity’

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright addresses ‘air of negativity’

St Johnstone have become a “victim of our past success”, according to St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright, as he addressed the “air of negativity” that has drifted towards McDiarmid Park. With six top-six finishes in a row and a points total in this...

today, 09:23 in Sport
 
Tee to Green: TV eyes were no injustice

Tee to Green: TV eyes were no injustice

It’s no good, the urge to play devil’s advocate is just too strong. But I’m not driven by mischief, I just think there’s a lot more to yesterday’s rules policy change by the R&A and USGA than meets the (TV) eye. The governing bodies, after...

yesterday, 22:54 in Sport
 
Airdrie 2 Raith Rovers 2: Barry Smith says Raith are “capable of far better”

Airdrie 2 Raith Rovers 2: Barry Smith says Raith are “capable of far better”

An injury-time own goal rescued a point for Raith Rovers, but the performance in Airdrie gave boss Barry Smith the chills. With the temperature hitting -6C as full-time approached, the Kirkcaldy side escaped defeat when substitute striker Jonny Court...

yesterday, 09:38 in Sport
 

Forfar 0 Alloa 2: Loons look for answers as points slip away

Forfar went down again on Saturday, not with a bang, but barely a whimper as another toothless display cost them the League One points against Alloa. The Loons remain off bottom spot thanks to a late collapse by Queen’s Park, but the pressures of...

yesterday, 09:38 in Sport
 

Dunfermline Athletic 2 Queen of the South 5: Heavy loss can act as wake-up call for Pars

Dunfermline manager Allan Johnston described the performance of his players in the home defeat by Queen of the South as the worst he’s witnessed since taking over as manager at East End Park. And there was no-one more disappointed than club captain...

yesterday, 09:36 in Sport
 
Brechin 1 St Mirren 2: Dods confident City will get their rewards

Brechin 1 St Mirren 2: Dods confident City will get their rewards

Darren Dods watched his Brechin side lose to a single goal for the eighth time this season – but insisted they won’t be Championship whipping boys for much longer. City seemed set to clinch a point at home to high-flying St Mirren on Saturday after...

yesterday, 09:36 in Sport
 
East Fife 1 Stranraer 1: Methil men only have themselves to blame

East Fife 1 Stranraer 1: Methil men only have themselves to blame

Darren Young admitted the Fifers only had themselves to blame after they dropped two points at Bayview. Chris Duggan had put the home side into a 1-0 half-time lead but Ryan Wallace’s second half equaliser ensured a deserved share of the spoils for...

yesterday, 09:36 in Sport
 
Montrose 3 Berwick Rangers 0: First-half blast sends Montrose clear at top

Montrose 3 Berwick Rangers 0: First-half blast sends Montrose clear at top

A scintillating first-half performance from Montrose was enough to see off the challenge of Berwick Rangers and move clear at the top of League Two. A delighted Montrose manager Stewart Petrie said: “In the first half we were outstanding and that was...

yesterday, 09:36 in Sport
 
Festive fun for Billy King and Dundee United team-mates after taking care of serious league business

Festive fun for Billy King and Dundee United team-mates after taking care of serious league business

Billy King celebrated breaking his league-scoring duck by dressing up in Dublin as the most-wanted Christmas toy of 1997. The Dundee United winger had his Teletubbies outfit packed for the team’s festive bash in Ireland with three points also in the...

yesterday, 09:36 in Sport
 
Billy King insists table-topping Dundee United will continue to improve

Billy King insists table-topping Dundee United will continue to improve

Billy King insists that table-topping Dundee United will continue to improve as new boss Csaba Laszlo’s footballing philosophy rubs off on them. The Tangerines retained their place at the summit of the Championship on Saturday thanks to the ultimately...

yesterday, 09:36 in Sport
 
Stefan Scougall hoping history repeats itself with St Johnstone

Stefan Scougall hoping history repeats itself with St Johnstone

Stefan Scougall is hoping history will repeat itself and that he is about to go on a goalscoring run for St Johnstone. The playmaker came up with the match winner against Hamilton Accies on Saturday and then revealed that he has a habit of finding the...

yesterday, 09:36 in Sport
 
St Johnstone’s Stefan Scougall saves his best for when it matters most

St Johnstone’s Stefan Scougall saves his best for when it matters most

Stefan Scougall may have stumbled upon a formula for his St Johnstone career – training ground nightmares add up to match day heroics. The Perth midfielder had to put up with dressing room jokes about his form in practice in the build-up to the game...

yesterday, 08:58 in Sport
 
More care home closures ‘inevitable’ as Bield residents await their fate

More care home closures ‘inevitable’ as Bield residents await their fate

More care home closures are “inevitable” in Scotland amid spiralling costs in the sector, warns an industry body. Dozens of vulnerable people face losing their home at facilities in Fife through the closures at Bield, which looks after 156 service...

yesterday, 08:41 in Politics
 


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