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Dundee United hit back at former manager Craig Levein following John Souttar claim

Dundee United hit back at former manager Craig Levein following John Souttar claim

Dundee United have hit back at former manager Craig Levein for claiming they nearly “ruined” John Souttar’s career. The now Hearts boss was quoted suggesting that the Tangerines misused Scotland international Souttar, who has since moved to...

today, 12:11 in Sport
 
A trip to Ibrox brings back good memories for St Johnstone’s Blair Alston

A trip to Ibrox brings back good memories for St Johnstone’s Blair Alston

The prospect of a trip to Ibrox will send a shiver down the spine of many footballers. But for Blair Alston it brings back happy memories. Not many players have got his success rate away to Rangers and the former Falkirk man is hoping to sample more...

today, 10:01 in Sport
 
Andy Robertson ready for next massive challenge as Liverpool kick off Champions League campaign

Andy Robertson ready for next massive challenge as Liverpool kick off Champions League campaign

Scotland captain Andy Robertson has declared himself ready to face the next exciting challenge of his career. It has already been a fabulous start to the season for Robertson, thanks to his being appointed skipper of his national team by manager Alex...

today, 09:02 in Sport
 
Tommy Wright will never criticise St Johnstone players for being honest

Tommy Wright will never criticise St Johnstone players for being honest

Tommy Wright will never criticise his players for trying to stay on their feet in the penalty box – even if it costs St Johnstone a penalty as it did at the weekend. Ross Callachan tried to leap over Aberdeen keeper Joe Lewis after coming on as a...

today, 09:02 in Sport
 
Csaba Laszlo bemoans lack of Dundee United clean sheet

Csaba Laszlo bemoans lack of Dundee United clean sheet

Dundee United boss Csaba Laszlo has bemoaned the lack of clean sheets for his side in the early stages of the season. The Tangerines have conceded in all five league games so far – to the frustration of their manager. “I want to have clean sheets,” he...

today, 09:02 in Sport
 
Lest we forget: The Courier’s new commemorative book The Scottish Soldier’s Story

Lest we forget: The Courier’s new commemorative book The Scottish Soldier’s Story

The Courier has just published The Scottish Soldier’s Story, a commemorative book of much of the material from our special First World war supplements published over the last five years. By Caroline Lindsay The First World War was probably the single...

today, 08:07 in Lifestyle
 
New rates levy for out-of-town firms is ‘tax too far’

New rates levy for out-of-town firms is ‘tax too far’

The Scottish Government has been told to drop plans to impose a “triple tax whammy” on out-of-town firms. Ministers have proposed giving councils the power to charge a new rates levy on businesses operating on the outskirts of built-up areas or...

today, 07:44 in Politics
 
Attainment drop in last five years is the worst since at least 1965, according to Dundee research

Attainment drop in last five years is the worst since at least 1965, according to Dundee research

The decline in attainment at Scottish secondary schools over the last five years is the steepest since modern records began in 1965, says a Dundee professor. Jim Scott said the impact is falling “most heavily on the least able”, adding pupils have not...

today, 07:44 in Politics
 
Tee to Green: Rose’s exemplary rise to World No 1

Tee to Green: Rose’s exemplary rise to World No 1

My abiding memory of Justin Rose, the No 1 golfer in the world right now, will always be at Gleneagles in 1999. There’s actually quite a few choices. Obviously many of his great triumphs and achievements over a 19 year career as a professional that...

yesterday, 22:15 in Sport
 
Dundee confirm they have lodged appeal with SFA over Kenny Miller’s Ibrox red card

Dundee confirm they have lodged appeal with SFA over Kenny Miller’s Ibrox red card

Dundee have confirmed they have lodged an appeal with the SFA, contesting the straight red card shown to Kenny Miller during the 4-0 defeat to Rangers on Saturday. Referee Kevin Clancy dismissed the veteran striker following a tackle on Borna Barisic...

yesterday, 13:56 in Sport
 
Baptism of fire at Ibrox for Dundee new boy Andy Boyle

Baptism of fire at Ibrox for Dundee new boy Andy Boyle

Before Saturday’s game with Rangers, Andy Boyle’s last taste of first-team action was playing on loan for Doncaster against Bury back in April in front of just over 7,000 fans. There were 43,000 more supporters than that packed inside Ibrox as the...

yesterday, 09:45 in Sport
 
Fraser Fyvie wanted the winner for Dundee United but equaliser would have to do

Fraser Fyvie wanted the winner for Dundee United but equaliser would have to do

If Fraser Fyvie was being picky his injury time goal would have been a winner against Morton. But an equaliser with seconds left is still a fine way to mark your first league game in nearly nine months. With Dundee United a goal down to an early...

yesterday, 09:45 in Sport
 
St Johnstone striker David McMillan backed to kick on after header earns point against Aberdeen

St Johnstone striker David McMillan backed to kick on after header earns point against Aberdeen

St Johnstone striker David McMillan has been backed to kick on after heading home his second goal in successive games. The Irishman has had his Saints career hampered by injury but looked as sharp as a tack as he ghosted in at the near post to nod his...

yesterday, 09:45 in Sport
 
St Johnstone would have had penalty had ref Willie Collum been ex-player, insists Ross Callachan

St Johnstone would have had penalty had ref Willie Collum been ex-player, insists Ross Callachan

Ross Callachan believes his St Johnstone debut would have been so much better had Willie Collum been a player before becoming a referee. The midfielder, who had replaced Liam Craig at half-time to make his first appearance for Saints since joining...

yesterday, 09:45 in Sport
 
Comment: Hibs game could be pivotal to Neil McCann’s future as Dundee manager

Comment: Hibs game could be pivotal to Neil McCann’s future as Dundee manager

If ever there was an example of the triumph of hope over expectation, it was shown by the small band of loyal Dundee fans who made the trip through to Glasgow to watch their team play Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday. To say the Dark Blues were on a...

yesterday, 09:45 in Sport
 


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