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Archives for May 2011

Time for the Old Firm to go away

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Jim Spence | 13:08 UK time, Friday, 20 May 2011

For the good of Scottish football, Celtic and Rangers must now be helped to leave for England.

In fact they should be actively encouraged.

It would be a win win situation, benefiting both them and the clubs left behind.

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Assessing the SPL season

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Jim Spence | 17:30 UK time, Monday, 16 May 2011

Rangers' SPL title win at Kilmarnock means the Old Firm have now won Scottish football's top prize between them for the 26th season in a row.

It was to be expected that one of the Glasgow giants, with their overwhelming finacial superiority, would triumph again this season.

But how do you feel the rest of the clubs have fared this season? Have they exceeded their fans' wildest dreams, lived up to their potential or fallen far short of what was hoped for and expected?

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Celtic must keep faith with Lennon

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Jim Spence | 11:13 UK time, Thursday, 5 May 2011

The Celtic board must keep faith with Neil Lennon.

Despite last night's defeat in Inverness, and the squeals of more histrionic Celtic fans, Lennon deserves more time to complete the job he has started, whether his team wins the title or not.

In his first season in charge he is still in contention to win the SPL and the Scottish Cup.

Not bad for a rookie manager.

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Dunfermline will be a welcome addition to the SPL

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Jim Spence | 15:01 UK time, Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Dunfermline Athletic's return to the Scottish Premier League is great for Scottish football.

The Pars are a wonderful old club with a fine footballing history.

They also have the potential support to match that history, as the 11,000 crowd at the recent Raith Rovers game proved.

The side which Jim McIntyre has built will, once a few key areas have been strengthened, hopefully prove a welcome addition to the top division.

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