Day: 7 October 2021

Kilmarnock boss Tommy Wright to make starting XI changes for cup tie

TOMMY WRIGHT has urged his Kilmarnock players to grab their playing opportunities with both hands to ensure their shirt belongs to them going forward. The Northern Irishman will make numerous changes to his starting XI for Friday’s SPFL Trust Trophy match against Queen’s Park. Killie suffered their second defeat of the league season last week …

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SPFL Trust Trophy sides get behind FC United to Prevent Suicide campaign

THE SPFL Trust have teamed up with a suicide prevention initiative for the third round of the Challenge Cup. FC United to Prevent Suicide are the main focus of the third round of the SPFL Trust Trophy this weekend, ahead of World Mental Health Day on October 10. Championship sides Kilmarnock, Partick Thistle, Inverness and Raith Rovers were all …

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The key questions after Newcastle’s long-running takeover is completed

Mike Ashley’s attempts to sell Newcastle finally ended on Thursday as the club’s fans received the announcement they have craved for so long. News of a resolution in a row over alleged TV piracy in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday opened the door for the takeover, which had become embroiled in a legal wrangle, to come …

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Super6: Southern Knights name prospect Jacob Henry & captain Grant Shiells in side for Stirling clash

SOUTHERN KNIGHTS head coach Rob Chrystie has named academy prospect Jacob Henry at full-back for his team’s final match of the regular Super6 season at home against Stirling County tonight. Elsewhere in the side, loose-head prop Grant Shiells returns to the starting XV as captain and Daniel Suddon is back in the second-row.  The Borderers have …

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Team GB Olympian Robbie Ferguson re-signs for third spell with Glasgow Warriors

TEAM GB Olympian Robbie Fergusson has re-signed for Glasgow, and will begin what will be his third spell with the Warriors in January.  The centre, who helped Britain’s men to a fourth-place finish at the Sevens in Tokyo, made his initial debut for Glasgow in 2015. He moved on to London Scottish the following year, …

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Covid Scotland: Restrictions warning as countries removed from red travel list

Scotland “will not hesitate to reintroduce restrictions” if the coronavirus outlook deteriorates after it was announced countries including South Africa, Mexico and Thailand will be removed from the red list on Monday. Travellers arriving from those destinations from 4am on Monday will no longer need to spend 11 nights in a quarantine hotel at a …

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Scottish family in legal dispute with prison service and NHS over son’s suicide

A family has launched a civil action against Scotland’s prison service and NHS Forth Valley after their “high-risk” suicidal son took his own life in a cell. William Brown – also known as William Lindsay – died at Polmont Young Offenders’ Institution on October 7 2018, aged 16, days after being sent there on remand. …

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Obituary: Richard H. Kirk, a vital force in electronic music

Died: September 2021. RICHARD H. Kirk, who has died aged 65, was a pioneer of British electronic music. He was the only constant member of Cabaret Voltaire, the Sheffield-sired group he formed in 1973 with Stephen Mallinder and Chris Watson, and also released a plethora of solo and collaborative works. His prolific output saw him …

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