Celtic ace Giakoumakis was out to prove he wasn’t one-season wonder as he opens up on attempts to convince Jota to stay
GIORGOS GIAKOUMAKIS has revealed he was motivated to prove he was no one-season wonder at Celtic. The Greek frontman netted a stunning 26 goals for relegated VVV Venlo in the 2020-21 campaign to finish the Dutch top flight’s top scorer — and earn a £2.5million summer switch to the Hoops.
FUGITIVE rape suspect Nicholas Rossi sacked his solicitor after branding her a “mouse in the courtroom”. The runaway, 34, revealed lawyer Becky Houston won’t be helping him fight extradition to the US, where he is wanted on fraud and sex crime charges.
EDINBURGH ended the league season in convincing fashion to secure a place in next season’s Champions Cup and win the 1872 Cup on aggregate. They just about edged a turgid first half, going in at the break 13-6 ahead, but a commanding display early in the second 40 saw them run out deserved winners by more than the 14-point margin they needed to claim the domestic trophy as well as securing seventh place in the URC table.
Edinburgh took all the honours and a probable trip to South Africa for the URC play-offs with a deserved and dominant victory over Glasgow at Murrayfield. A crowd of over 24,000 saw the capital club clinch the 1872 Cup and the Scottish-Italian Shield trophies on offer and Heineken Champions Cup status next season.
OUT-OF-CONTRACT Rangers centre half Leon Balogun has revealed he is desperate to stay at Rangers following the Ibrox club’s emotional Scottish Cup triumph. Balogun helped the Glasgow giants bounce back from their Europa League final defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday night with a 2-0 win over Hearts at Hampden today.
FOOTIE legend Sir Alex Ferguson has backed a plan to rejuvenate an historic dry dock in his home city of Glasgow. The A-listed Govan Graving Dock, on the south bank of the river Clyde is to undergo a £500,000 restoration programme. And now the former Manchester United and Aberdeen boss - who is originally from Govan - has spoken in favour of the plan.
Mike Dillon returned to present his Singers and Songwriters show on Glasgow-based Celtic Music Radio for the first time in two years on Friday night after his stint in hospital. A Glasgow radio presenter is back behind the mic after suffering a heart attack. Mike Dillon is now fully recovered after being admitted to Paisley’s Royal Alexandra Hospital following the scare, which saw him fitted with a stent in one of his arteries.
A thunderbolt from Ryan Jack after 94 minutes in after extra time, before fellow substitute Scott Wright fired in a second – three minutes later – took the trophy back to Ibrox for the first time since 2009. We look at how the cup was won and some of the pictures that tell the story of the game.
MOTORS NORTH: Kia Stonic GT-Line S T-GDi DCT is a small smart car with lots of style and big attitude
Its name sounds like a bit of Glasgow banter, as in “he wis pure stonic, so he wis.” But it turns out the Kia Stonic gets its name – in true Far Eastern automotive style – from combining the words “stylish” and “iconic”.
Broncos offensive lineman Graham Glasgow suffered a broken leg and torn ligaments last season, and to add insult to injury, he took a $5.9 million pay cut this year. But he says he’s OK with it all. Glasgow said he still thinks Denver is the best place for him, and the reality is that his 2022 salary wasn’t guaranteed, and given his injury he wasn’t going to make a lot of money elsewhere if he had refused to take a pay cut and the Broncos had released him.
Rangers bounced back from their Europa League final defeat on penalties to Eintracht Frankfurt by beating Hearts 2-0 after extra time on Saturday in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park. There was heartbreak for around 100,000 Rangers fans in Seville on Wednesday night as the Glasgow outfit were edged out by the German side in a dramatic shootout after the two teams were tied at 1-1 after 120 minutes of football.
The BBC will be airing a special on Celtic’s remarkable title win under Ange Postecoglou. While the season has ended, the BBC will be airing a special looking back at the most recent season of the Scottish Premiership. Here’s everything you need to know.
Hocus Pocus in Concert will feature a screening of the complete film with Emmy-winning composer John Debney’s musical score performed live to the spooky classic. Iconic Disney film Hocus Pocus will be presented live in concert for the first time in the UK in October 2022 with a nationwide tour - and it's coming to Glasgow.
The Time Frequency frontman Jon Campbell talked to Glasgow Live about his rave culture legacy, and explained why the genre has a lot more to it than drugs and partying. As rave culture rose to popularity in the early 90s, it gained a reputation for bringing with it another rising trend - ecstasy.
Fans and players have been enjoying the build up to the Scottish Cup Final. Rangers meet Hearts in the Scottish Cup final on Saturday today at Hampden. We take a look as both sets of fans arrive at the stadium and players take in the atmosphere ahead of the Cup final.
While high property prices and the worsening cost of living crisis may have many feeling that purchasing a home in Glasgow is out of reach, some areas are far cheaper than others With the worsening cost of the living crisis hitting household budgets hard, many feel that purchasing property is out of reach.
Police enquiries are ongoing into the collision. Officers are appealing for anyone who saw what happened or who has dashcam footage of the area at the time to contact them. Road policing officers from Motherwell are appealing for witnesses after a crash involving a bin lorry and a man.
Crepe City Sneaker Festival 2022 will see over 100 traders showcase and sell the most desirable and exclusive pairs of trainers, all under the one roof. Calling all Scottish streetwear fans and sneakerheads, an event is coming to Glasgow that will sure be worth putting your best foot forward for.
They apologised for the issue and are advising customers to use Shields Road station. The tweet read: "Apologies all, West Street will be closed from 3pm. "This is due to operational issue. We apologise for the inconvenience. "Nearest station is Shields Road."
The time Cuba went so daft for Tennent's Lager a bottle factory was opened in Possil to satisfy demand
It's hard to believe, but the Glasgow nectar was once hugely popular in the land of the Cuba Libre! A good while back we reported on the bizarre and, quite frankly, mental, fact that Italians love nothing better than to soak up a bowl of pasta or a slice of pizza with a bottle of Tennent's Super.