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League chief Neil Doncaster prepared to talk about possible compensation for East Fife fans

League chief Neil Doncaster prepared to talk about possible compensation for East Fife fans

Neil Doncaster has agreed to hold talks to discuss compensation for the East Fife fans who travelled in vain to Dublin for an Irn-Bru Cup tie that was never played. The Fifers were due to face Irish side Bohemians in a quarter-final match at Dalymount...

13 February 2019 in Sport
 
St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright glad to see Brian Easton return to action

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright glad to see Brian Easton return to action

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright has welcomed the return to action of long-term injury victim Brian Easton. But a hamstring strain looks likely to prevent January recruit Michael O’Halloran facing his former club Rangers this weekend. Saints defender...

13 February 2019 in Sport
 
St Johnstone ‘old’ boy Richard Foster delighted to get another year on his contract

St Johnstone ‘old’ boy Richard Foster delighted to get another year on his contract

Richard Foster looked around the Perth dressing room in the summer and suddenly the penny dropped. He had turned 35 and found himself the oldest player in the Tommy Wright’s St Johnstone squad after the departure of legends like Steven MacLean and...

13 February 2019 in Sport
 
Dundee United defender Mark Reynolds poised to play on plastic

Dundee United defender Mark Reynolds poised to play on plastic

Mark Reynolds could still be fantastic on plastic for Dundee United after manager Robbie Neilson backed him to play on artificial surfaces. The central defender, who is loan from Aberdeen, suffered a cruciate ligament injury when turning out for the...

13 February 2019 in Sport
 
Food for thought: Announcing the shortlist for the Menu Food and Drink Awards 2019

Food for thought: Announcing the shortlist for the Menu Food and Drink Awards 2019

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – it’s time to reveal the shortlist for The Courier Menu Food and Drink Awards 2019. Now in its second year, the aim of the event is to celebrate the outstanding talent across the region and it was obvious...

13 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 
Migrant worker scheme to save major Tayside industry is ‘recipe for exploitation’

Migrant worker scheme to save major Tayside industry is ‘recipe for exploitation’

A migrant worker scheme designed to prevent the collapse of a key Tayside and Fife industry is a “recipe for exploitation”, MPs were told. The soft fruit sector is worth an estimated £115 million a year to Scotland’s economy, with most of that wealth...

13 February 2019 in Politics
 
Labour frontbencher in Fife biggest Scottish casualty as YouGov forecasts SNP surge

Labour frontbencher in Fife biggest Scottish casualty as YouGov forecasts SNP surge

A senior Labour MP in Fife would lose her seat in a disastrous election for the opposition that hands the Tories a working majority, a poll predicts. The YouGov survey found the Conservatives would increase their Westminster total to 321 seats, with...

12 February 2019 in Politics
 
Is your home making you overweight?

Is your home making you overweight?

If you’re unsure why your waistline is increasing, it could be worth looking within your own four walls… “The way that our homes are set up can subconsciously influence our behaviour,” explains Dr Aria Campbell-Danesh, behaviour change psychologist...

12 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 
Dundee Stars suffer two straight sudden-death losses – but Fife Flyers see off Manchester Storm

Dundee Stars suffer two straight sudden-death losses – but Fife Flyers see off Manchester Storm

Dundee Stars earned two valuable points in their Elite League play-off push despite two overtime defeats at the weekend. Omar Pacha’s side were defeated 4-3 by MK Lightning after battling back to tie the game at 3-3 and last night the Dundee outfit...

12 February 2019 in Sport
 
Double signing boost for Forfar boss Jim Weir

Double signing boost for Forfar boss Jim Weir

Forfar boss Jim Weir has received a double signing boost with Darren Whyte and Adam Eckersley pledging their immediate futures to the club. The latter, who is currently on loan from Premiership side St Mirren, has put pen to paper on a pre-contract...

12 February 2019 in Sport
 
Defender Richard Foster extends stay at St Johnstone

Defender Richard Foster extends stay at St Johnstone

St Johnstone have announced that full-back Richard Foster has agreed a new contract which will keep him at the club until May, next year. The 33-year-old former Aberdeen, Bristol City, Rangers and Ross County defender joined Saints in August, 2016.

12 February 2019 in Sport
 
Dundee’s Andrew Nelson praises strike partner for helping him become instant hit at Dens

Dundee’s Andrew Nelson praises strike partner for helping him become instant hit at Dens

Dundee’s Andrew Nelson has praised strike partner Craig Curran for helping him hit the ground running with the Dark Blues – by pestering him constantly. The 21-year-old has made a big impression since being snapped up from Sunderland last month for an...

12 February 2019 in Sport
 
Tee to Green: David Law’s win a reward for faith

Tee to Green: David Law’s win a reward for faith

Well, that has to be the quickest-ever return on record for T2G’s annual Useless Stab in the Dark column. Grasping aimlessly for positives as usual – no, seriously – this year’s predictions in the first column of 2019 contained less of a prediction,...

12 February 2019 in Sport
 
Dundee United to play Highland opposition in Scottish Cup quarter-finals

Dundee United to play Highland opposition in Scottish Cup quarter-finals

Dundee United will face Highland opposition in the quarter-finals of the William Hill Scottish Cup after the draw was made in Dingwall. Former Tannadice striker Billy Dodds and ex-Dundee goalkeeper Rab Douglas paired the Tangerines at home against the...

11 February 2019 in Sport
 
St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright determined not to let Celtic losses define season

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright determined not to let Celtic losses define season

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright is determined not to let their hat-trick of Celtic losses define their season. The Hoops sauntered into tonight’s William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-final draw thanks to a 5-0 victory in Glasgow that came in the wake of...

11 February 2019 in Sport
 


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