Day: 22 July 2021

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson sets out specific goal target for striker Liam Boyce

Robbie Neilson has revealed he has set Liam Boyce a target of 20 goals for Hearts this season. The Northern Ireland internationalist took his tally so far to three in three games in the Premier Sports Cup with the opener in Tuesday’s 2-0 victory over Stirling Albion. The 30-year-old netted 16 times last term as …

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Tokyo Olympics: Jake Wightman fears Friday’s Opening Ceremony may be a deflating damp squib

Jake Wightman fears Friday’s Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games may be a disappointing and deflating damp squib rather than igniting the flames of those taking part. Sailor Hannah Mills and rower Mohamed Sbihi will serve as the chosen flagbearers for the UK as the curtain is officially raised on the Tokyo Games that Covid …

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Celtic reveal home ground for B team & Women’s matches this season

CELTIC have revealed their B team and Women’s team will use Airdrie’s stadium as their home ground this season. The Hoops will use the Penny Cars Stadium for their B team and Women’s matches this term. Celtic’s B team are competing in the Lowland League this season. They narrowly lost their season opener 2-1 against …

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Covid Scotland: Glasgow nightclub owner issues ‘two-tier society’ vaccine passport warning

A GLASGOW nightclub owner has warned mandatory vaccine certification to enter venues would turn Scotland “into a two-tier society”. Nicola Sturgeon said plans are being looked at after Boris Johnson announced people in England will need a vaccine passport in order to enter nightclubs from September. Nightclubs have been allowed to re-open south of the …

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Labour MP Dawn Butler ordered out of Commons for calling Boris Johnson a serial liar

LABOUR’S Dawn Butler has been ordered to leave the Commons chamber after repeatedly accusing Boris Johnson of lying. The Brent Central MP said the Prime Minister had “lied to the House and the country over and over again” during a debate on the last day before summer recess. She then refused to withdraw the unparliamentary …

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Coronavirus: Three quarters of children and teenagers still have no Covid antibodies

THREE quarters of children and nearly half of people aged 16 to 24 in Scotland still have no antibodies against Covid, according to the latest surveillance. Blood samples show that roughly nine in 10 adults over 24 had antibodies against the disease by the beginning of July, but this drops substantially in the youngest age groups …

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Stirling: Work starts on homes nearby Wallace Monument

WORK has started on a new development adjacent to the River Forth and nearby the landmark Wallace Monument in Stirling.  Forth Housing Association appointed Cruden Building East, part of the Cruden Group, to deliver the £3.7m project which will provide 24 new affordable and sustainable homes for the Cornton area of Stirling. The development, which has been …

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Hibs sign Orlando City winger Chris Mueller on a pre-contract agreement

Orlando City winger Chris Mueller has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Hibernian. The Easter Road club announced that the 24-year-old United States international will join up with Jack Ross’ squad on January 1, 2022 following the conclusion of the MLS season. Ahead of the Europa Conference League clash with Santa Coloma at Easter Road …

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Scotland Women to play home games at Hampden Park

THE Scotland women’s team will play all their home 2023 World Cup qualifiers at Hampden. The development follows the appointment of Spaniard Pedro Martinez Losa as the new head coach on Wednesday. Previously the side have played their games at grounds around the country, including Tynecastle and Easter Road. The Scottish FA’s head of women’s …

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