0 Have your say In what has become an annual tradition, Craig Fowler looks back at another bonkers 12 months in Scottish football. • Keep up to date with all our sport news on The Scotsman’s Sport page on Facebook 10. Dick Campbell storming on to the pitch to confront the refereeAn irate manager confronting a referee is the type of thing you see every game. What you don’t tend to witness all too often is a manager storming about 20 yards on to the pitch to remonstrate with the official while the game is still going on. We give thanks to Dick Campbell for this spectacular example of a coach completely losing the rag after Arbroath were denied a penalty against Ayr United - in fairness, it was an absolute shocker of a decision. He was punished by the SFA for his actions, though if the governing body thought their sanction had convinced the veteran gaffer to mellow they were very much mistaken. He was once again sent to the stand later in the … [Read more...] about The 10 craziest Scottish football moments of 2018
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0 Have your say Hibernian defender Efe Ambrose believes Scottish football needs players and personalities like his former Celtic colleague Leigh Griffiths. Ambrose hopes that Celtic’s decision to seek professional help for the troubled Scotland international can help him return to action as quickly as possible.Ambrose will be spared marking the prolific striker when Hibs host Celtic on Sunday but the Nigerian would rather his former team-mate was at Easter Road, where he became a hero during a lengthy loan spell with his boyhood heroes.“I just heard about what’s going on around him,” the defender said. “For me he’s a good guy, a good team-mate, a funny guy to be around in and out of the dressing room.“I know he is going through this depression and everything around him, something that nobody would wish for anyone. We support him in this tragic situation that he is going through now and we want him to come back really … [Read more...] about Efe Ambrose: Scottish football needs players like Leigh Griffiths
0 Have your say Follow The Scotsman’s daily blog as we keep you updated with all the latest news, views, rumours and much more from around Scottish football. Refresh for live updates. Hibs send message of support to Leigh Griffiths on social media Neil Lennon: Hibs have to be at their ‘very best’ to get result against Celtic … [Read more...] about Scottish Football Live: Another Rangers exit?
0 Have your say Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has called for Scottish football to consider introducing video assistant referees (VAR) to help under-fire officials. A spate of controversial decisions around the country in recent weeks has turned the spotlight on referees.McInnes, for his part, was unhappy with the penalty awarded to Celtic in last Sunday’s 1-0 Betfred Cup final defeat at Hampden Park and with the dismissal of striker Sam Cosgrove in Wednesday’s 1-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win over Rangers at Ibrox.McInnes accepts video technology would be a costly addition to the game in Scotland but believes it would be worthwhile.“I don’t think we should just dismiss VAR because it’s expensive,” said the Dons boss, ahead of the visit of St Johnstone on Saturday.“Obviously we aren’t awash with money in Scottish football and it’s something we would need to look at but for me, you have to see the … [Read more...] about Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes open to introduction of VAR in Scottish football
0 Have your say Celtic's financial dominance over the rest of Scottish football has been highlighted in the annual Global Sports Salaries Survey. READ MORE: Rangers finances: The disparity with Celtic revealed Put together by Sporting Intelligence, the 2018 edition has shone a light on the Parkhead club's considerable resource in comparison to their Ladbrokes Premiership rivals.The GSSS' key metric is ‘average first-team pay’, and for the 2018-2019 season it reports that the average salary paid to a Celtic player is £865,614, nearly £400,000 more than rivals Rangers (£466,556). In third place Aberdeen trail even further behind with an average salary per player of £138,667.At the other end of the scale, Livingston pay £34,882, around £11,000 less per player than St Mirren who are 11th on the list.A total of £54,633,280 are paid in salaries by the 12 top tier clubs, an average salary per player of £176,236.The … [Read more...] about Revealed: Extent of Celtic’s financial dominance over Scottish football rivals