Day: 26 August 2021

John Barnes reveals Rangers vs Celtic prediction ahead of first Old Firm of season

JOHN BARNES is expecting this Sunday’s Old Firm to be a tight match. The former Celtic manager has given his thoughts on the first Glasgow derby of the season this weekend. Both Rangers and Celtic head into the match having secured Europa League group stage football. But major bragging rights are up for grabs in …

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Celtic stars Edouard & Kyogo could be difference between winning & losing title, says Barnes

IT’S a new challenge for Celtic this season in having to try and reclaim the Scottish Premiership crown after Rangers’ invincible league form last term. The Hoops will be tested this season under new boss Ange Postecoglou who aims to wrestle the league title back to Parkhead. And ex-Celtic boss John Barnes has pinpointed Odsonne …

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Aberdeen 1 Qarabag 3: Dons crash out of Europe to classy Qarabag

ABERDEEN’s bid to reach the group stage of the Europa Conference League crumbled against Azerbaijan’s Qarabag who produced an outstanding performance to fillet the Dons with two early first-half strikes and a third twenty minutes from the end. Reds manager Stephen Glass did not look for excuses at the end of ninety minutes he found …

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St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson ‘disappointed’ with conduct of LASK manager Dominik Thalhammer after touchline spat

ST JOHNSTONE crashed out of Europe as LASK booked their place in the group stages of the Uefa Europa Conference League. The Austrian outfit twice found the back of the net in a crazy second period that saw Saints reduced to nine men during a feisty encounter at McDiarmid Park. Husein Balic opened the scoring …

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Obituary: Charlie Watts, whose drumming helped define the Rolling Stones’ sound

Died: August 24, 2021. THERE’S little doubt that Charlie Watts’s reluctance to play the rock star was a major factor in the international success story that is the Rolling Stones. Keith Richards and Mick Jagger were natural attention-seekers who needed to command the spotlight with flashes of bravado; Watts, however, provided the beat. He was …

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Boris Johnson confirms UK will continue Afghan evacuation despite ‘barbaric’ attack

BORIS Johnson has confirmed the UK will continue with its withdrawal and evacuation efforts in Afghanistan despite today’s terror attack. Speaking following an emergency COBRA meeting this afternoon, the Prime Minister said that British troops would be working until the last minute to get people out.  He also confirmed that US troops were among those …

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AZ Alkmaar vs Celtic: Postecoglou names his side for Europa League play-off

ANGE POSTECOGLOU has named his side to take on AZ Alkmaar in the second leg of their Europa League play-off. The Hoops take a 2-0 lead into the match after victory at Parkhead last week. And Postecoglou has named a strong side for the return leg in the Netherlands tonight. There’s just one change from …

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BBC tech glitch cuts Rangers vs Alashkert coverage to show news studio

RANGERS fans have been left puzzled after a BBC tech glitch swapped live coverage of the match against Alashkert to news studio preparations. The Light Blues were holding a one-goal aggreagte lead in Armenia for a spot in the group stage, with the second leg finely poised at 0-0. And as the match progressed towards …

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Rangers’ McCrorie caught in head as BBC pundits slam ‘ridiculous’ challenge

BBC pundits Derek McInnes and Richard Foster have slammed Alashkert forward James Santos over his “ridiculous” challenge catching keeper Robby McCrorie on the head. Rangers are in Armenia for the second leg of their Europa League play-off with a number of key players at home due to a Covid outbreak at the club. One player …

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