SWPL1 round-up: Glasgow City seal Rangers win, Celtic topple Motherwell and Hibs smash Forfar Farmington
GLASGOW City's hopes of winning a record 14th successive Scottish title got a huge boost when they beat Rangers 2-0 to open a six point lead over their main challengers.The result allowed Celtic, who beat Motherwell 3-0 earlier in the day, to move up to second, five points off the pace.
Taking the title and beating their city rivals last week has seen the Ibrox club soar ahead.Rangers are ranked 56 places above Celtic in one global power ranking as their Premiership dominance sees Steven Gerrard 's side shoot up a list of the world's best clubs.The Ibrox club won the title in March and remain unbeaten with two matches to go.
SCOTT BROWN will play his last game at Parkhead as a Celtic player should he get the nod against St Johnstone.The Hoops midfielder is bringing the curtain down on his time in Glasgow with a player/coach role awaiting him at Aberdeen in the summer.The 35-year-old will want to sign off from Paradise on a high but Callum Davidson's Betfred Cup winners will be out to cause a shock.
Owen Westlake's 'So Much Love' was brought into the mainstream after being heard from Gerrard's car and the DJ has thanked him for 'putting it on the map'.Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has been thanked by DJ Owen Westlake for helping to launch his summer anthem 'So Much Love'.
THIS was to be the history breaking season.Nine titles in the bag and one last big push to secure that coveted number ten.Steven Gerrard's arrival at Rangers in 2018 sparked hopes from Ibrox but after two attempts at failing to stop the Hoops' dominance of Scottish football.. it was just as important a year for the Liverpool legend.
Celtic scouts will be in attendance at Hampden on Sunday afternoon to watch St Johnstone midfielder Ali McCann, it has been reported.The Sunday Post say the Parkhead side will have a close look at the 21-year-old before deciding whether to make a move for the highly-rated prospect in the summer transfer window.
Barry Ferguson reckons Shane Duffy's horror season at Celtic proves the Scottish Premiership is better than it's given credit for.The Rangers hero recalls thinking Duffy would be a superb addition to the Hoops ranks as an experienced pro who had played in the Premier League down south and on the international stage.
By James Cairney Sports Writer CELTIC will send a scout to "run the rule" over St Johnstone midfielder Ali McCann during Sunday's Scottish Cup semi-final against St Mirren, according to reports.The 21-year-old Scot, who represents Northern Ireland at international level, has enjoyed another fine campaign in the heart of the Saints side after breaking into the starting XI at the start of last season.
Gavin Berry takes the calls as Rangers title win is compared to Leicester City's fairytale success as fans are warned not to gather in George Square again ahead of historic trophy day.Steven Gerrard hopes this year's historic title success will be the first of many as he eyes a period of Rangers domination.
Reports of done deal between Celtic and Eddie Howe 'premature', Hoops scout Scottish Cup semi-final star, Brendan Rodgers steps up interest in former player
Sunday’s Scottish football news and gossip.Rodgers heightens interest in Edouard Brendan Rodgers will step up his pursuit in Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard as the Leicester City boss looks to recruit his former Parkhead favourite for next season’s renewed assault on the top four of the English Premier League.
Tam McManus has urged Kieran Tierney to leave Arsenal as he has proven he is too good for them.The former Celtic left-back has been a standout for the Gunners this season despite the club languishing in 10th position in the Premier League table.Mikel Arteta, the Arsenal manager, has admitted in recent weeks he does fear for his future at the club after some dismal performances and results.
That's the thoughts of former defender Charlie Mulgrew.The Scotland cap played with a handful of top goalies during his time at Parkhead, including Fraser Forster, Artur Boruc and Craig Gordon.But the current stoppers at the club, according to the defender, are not at their level.
The 29-year-old endured a torrid time but he wasn't helped by the naive boasts served up by former Republic of Ireland international Gary Breen It's hard to believe now after what has transpired during the corresponding eight months but there was once a time when Shane Duffy 's name evoked unbridled joy in Glasgow's east end.
Odsonne Edouard transfer latest as Leicester move to 'front of queue' for Celtic striker as Rodgers steps up interest
By Mark Hendry Sports Writer Brendan Rodgers is set to step up his interest in Celtic's Odsonne Edouard this summer.The Leicester City boss, and former Celtic manager, is hopeful of landing the Frenchman who has one year left on his current contract at Parkhead.Edouard has made it clear he fancies challenging himself at a higher level and it has been reported that Arsenal are also interested in his situation.
CELTIC will run the rule over St Johnstone star Ali McCann at Hampden today, according to reports.The Northern Ireland international has established himself as a key man in Callum Davidson's side and the Sunday Post claim the Hoops will be watching him against St Mirren this afternoon.
The 21-year-old Northern Ireland international has enjoyed a brilliant season at McDiarmid Park.In-form Ali McCann will reportedly be watched closely by Celtic when he stars for St Johnstone in today's Scottish Cup semi-final against St Mirren.The 21-year-old Northern Ireland international has enjoyed a brilliant season and scored the decisive penalty that dumped Rangers out in the last round.
The former Hoops favourite saw first hand how a top keeper like Fraser Forster can shift the power dynamic in Glasgow and he believes the club's next permanent boss must repeat the trick.The last time Celtic were lagging behind Rangers they reacted by signing a top-quality keeper in Fraser Forster.
NEVER meet your heroes, the old saying goes.But for schoolboys Stephen Roberts and Hugh McFadyen, getting the chance to meet former Scotland and Celtic skipper Danny McGrain was something they were never going to refuse.The two pupils from St Roch’s Secondary were taking part in a week’s football coaching along with 100 other young people, and they were judged ‘top boys’ at the end of the session.
Odsonne Edouard Celtic transfer news as Brendan Rodgers cranks up Leicester interest amid managerial void
The Foxes are ready to crank up their interest in the French striker in this summer's transfer window.Leicester City are ready to crank up their pursuit of Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.MailSport understands the French ace is now high up on ex-gaffer Brendan Rodgers list of summer targets.
FORMER Celtic boss Martin O'Neill admits losing the league to Rangers on the final day of the season in 2005 still gnaws away at him.Rangers snatched the title from Celtic's grasp as Scott McDonald scored a late winner for Motherwell at Fir Park against the Hoops while Nacho Novo helped seal the deal for the Light Blues against Hibs at Easter Road.