Day: 11 August 2021

St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson is ready to savour ‘special’ night at McDiarmid Park

CALLUM DAVIDSON admits it will be a special moment when St Johnstone take to the field in front of a packed out McDiarmid Park on Thursday.  Saints fans have bought tickets in their thousands ahead of the club’s Europa League second leg clash against Galatasaray and the match is now close to a sell-out.  Davidson …

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Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass eager to witness huge European night at Pittodrie

Stephen Glass was a callow youth when he first experienced the excitement and glamour of European nights at Aberdeen. It was November 1993 when top Italian side Torino came to town as the Dons, then managed by Willie Miller and trailing 3-2 from a compelling European Cup-Winners’ Cup-tie first leg defeat in Turin, stumbled to …

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Date and opponent set for official opening of Edinburgh’s new stadium

Edinburgh will officially open their custom-built stadium on the back pitches at Murrayfield with a pre-season friendly in front of fans against Newcastle Falcons on Saturday 11th September. The capital outfit will also play Benetton Rugby at home the following Saturday with both games kicking-off at 3pm.  The venue was completed in February, but the decision …

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Galatasaray boss Fatih Terim not ‘scared’ by ‘rocking atmosphere’ at McDiarmid Park for St Johnstone showdown

GALATASARAY boss Fatih Terim is expecting a “rocking atmosphere” at McDiarmid Park when his team square off against St Johnstone in the Europa League. The Perth outfit are close to selling out their stadium for the third-round qualifying clash and with the tie in the balance it is set to be special night in the …

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NHS Borders cancels all routine operations amid ‘significant’ Covid pressure

A SCOTTISH health board has announced the cancellation of all upcoming routine operations due to the “significant pressure” it is facing from coronavirus. NHS Borders announced on Wednesday that it had taken the “difficult decision” to cancel all scheduled routine operations until at least August 20 due to the high demand for beds. It said that …

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Scotland set for 2022 Rugby World Cup qualification tournament next month

SCOTLAND finally have some clarity regarding their route to qualification for the 2022 World Cup in New Zealand. Bryan Easson’s side will play their long awaited ‘Europe Qualifier’ competition against Italy, Ireland and Spain next month in Parma’s Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Italy, home of the Zebre Rugby Club.  The team which finishes top of that …

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Celtic boss Postecoglou provides Edouard transfer update as he outlines ‘club concern’

ANGE POSTECOGLOU has revealed no formal bids have been submitted for Odsonne Edouard. The Celtic boss told broadcast media outlets that he’s not aware of any concrete bids for the striker as speculation continues regarding his Parkhead future. But Postecoglou admitted, while it is not something he is focussed on, there is a concern for …

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