Day: 30 July 2021

Jake Doyle-Hayes ‘proud’ after making Hibs debut against Santa Coloma in Europe

JAKE DOYLE-HAYES has told of his pride after making his Hibernian debut in Europe on Thursday.  The former St Mirren midfielder started as the Easter Road outfit defeated Andorran side Santa Coloma in the second round of qualifying for the Uefa Conference League.  Goals from Jamie Murphy and Daniel Mackay cancelled out a shock opener …

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Joe Lewis hopes Aberdeen can put on a show against Dundee United to delight Pittodrie supporters

The sense of relief Joe Lewis and his Aberdeen team-mates felt as they negotiated their way into another Europa Conference League qualifier, was palpable as the goalkeeper prepares to go into his sixth Premiership campaign for the Dons. They were on the receiving end of a 2-0 defeat to BK Hacken in Sweden on Thursday …

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St Johnstone transfer talk has ‘gone’ and players are fully focussed, insists Zander Clark

ZANDER CLARK insists there is still plenty room for improvement at St Johnstone, despite their history making campaign last term.  Callum Davidson’s side lifted both the Scottish and League Cup and also finished in fifth position in the Premiership.  Clark played a huge role in Saints’ season last year and he is determined to ensure …

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Lions: South Africa duo Siya Kolisi and Mzwandile Stick put boot into visitors for TMO claim

THE war of words ahead of the second Test between South Africa and the British & Irish Lions intensified when Springboks captain Siya Kolisi claimed he had not been shown enough respect by the referee last week. And, speaking at the same media conference, assistant coach Mzwandile Stick added fuel to the fire by declaring that …

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Ross County 2021/22 preview: Malky Mackay faces tough task in opening season as Staggies boss

AFTER last season’s great escape, Ross County will be hoping that they can avoid any form of a relegation battle this term.   John Hughes came to the rescue after he was brought in to replace Stuart Kettlewell in December when the Staggies were rooted to the bottom of the Premiership table.  It was a surprise …

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Scotland drug deaths: Figures put Scotland’s leadership in doubt

The Scottish Government has admitted they took their eye off the ball and are doing everything they can to kick with the right foot by giving the funding injection so desperately needed. Where they will always be hamstrung, though, is the zero accountability in how this new money is spent and zero accountability for it continuing to fail. …

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Covid Scotland: Sudden emergence of Covid variant that evades vaccines ‘realistic possibility’

THE sudden emergence of a new variant of Covid-19 that evades vaccines is ‘almost certain’, government advisors have warned. A report by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) which outlines different scenarios for the evolution of the virus, states that while the gradual ineffectiveness of current vaccines is almost certain but which allows time for …

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Scottish Government told ‘talk is cheap’ over drug deaths

The Scottish Government has been told “talk is cheap” after drug death figures for 2020 rose to 1,339. The figure is 5% higher than the previous year, when 1,264 people died of drug-related causes, according to National Records of Scotland (NRS). The country continues to have the worst drug death rate in Europe, with 21.2 …

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