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Summary

  1. Hearts reject Wigan bid for Paterson
  2. Celtic take 'huge step' to Champions League group stage - Brendan Rodgers
  3. Champions League group stage draw at 17:00 on Thursday

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By Andy Burke and Thomas McGuigan

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    That's all from us today. Stay tuned for Sportsound, which gets under way at 18:30 BST.

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  2. What's on Sportsound tonight?

    • Reaction to Celtic's progress to the group stage of the Champions League
    • St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright will be in the studio
    • The lowdown on the new £33m Oriam centre from the director of performance Neil Gibson

    Tune in from 18:30 BST on Radio Scotland 810MW 

    The Oriam Performance Centre, Edinburgh
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  5. Celtic face up to group stage challenge

    Richard Wilson

    BBC Scotland

    "Celtic will feel empowered by their return to the group stage of the Champions League.

    "It is a source of status and wealth, with qualification alone worth around £30m, but the competitive challenge is also significantly greater.

    "Odds are stacked against the teams that qualify through the champions route, since the group stage is populated by clubs that either regularly appear in the Champions League or are well backed financially, or both."

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  8. Analysis: Callum Paterson

    Tom English

    BBC Sport Scotland

    "There was a time at Tynecastle, in the recent past, when the club would have snapped somebody's hand off its wrist had they offered £600,000-£700,000 for one of their players, as Wigan have done for Callum Paterson.

    "Hearts are now in the fantastic fiscal position of being able to decline a bid that can be legitimately described as derisory. Paterson is 21. He's big and athletic and has more than 140 games under his belt for Hearts - and 30 goals. He's a full-back of rich promise who has also just been capped by Scotland. 

    "Some clubs in England see their cash-strapped Scottish counterparts as soft touches when it comes to taking their players for a relative pittance. 

    "Not this time. Hearts value Paterson a whole lot higher than the money Wigan are proposing and they have sent the Wigan manager, Gary Caldwell, away with a flea in his ear." 

    Hearts' Callum Paterson
    Image caption: Hearts value Paterson "a whole lot higher" than Wigan's offer, says Tom English
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  10. Garner nears Rangers debut

    Joe Garner has been training with Rangers after joining from Preston North End. The striker could make his debut against Kilmarnock on Friday evening.

    Joe Garner
  11. Hearts reject Paterson bid

    Brian McLauchlin

    BBC Sport Scotland

    Hearts have turned down a second bid from Wigan Athletic for defender Callum Paterson.

    The original offer was £600,000 but the Lancashire club increased this by about £100,000.

    BBC Scotland understands there is a substantial gap between this offer and what Hearts are prepared to accept.

    Paterson was named in Gordon Strachans Scotland squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Malta.

    Callum Paterson
    Image caption: Paterson has made more than 100 appearances for Hearts
  12. Scotland's Game - I Play for Money

    BBC One Scotland - Thursday 25 August at 21:00 BST

    Archive footage of the 'Hands Off Hibs' campaign that prevented an attempted takeover of the club by city rivals Hearts.

    This clip is taken from part one of Scotland's Game.

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    Video caption: Hearts owner Wallace Mercer’s attempt to take over Hibernian
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  15. Champions League draw

    Thursday 17:00

    Pot 1

    Real Madrid, Barcelona, Leicester City, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Benfica, Paris St-Germain, CSKA Moscow.

    Pot 2

    Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, Sevilla, FC Porto, Napoli, Bayer Leverkusen.

    Pot 3

    FC Basel, Tottenham Hotspur, Dinamo Kyiv, Olympique Lyon, PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Lisbon, Club Brugge.

    Pot 4

    Celtic, Monaco, Besiktas, Legia Warsaw, Ludogrets.

    For Celtic to climb into Pot 3, they need three of the following four clubs to be knocked out: Manchester City, Ajax, FC Salzburg and Borussia Moenchengladbach.

    The following ties are being played tonight:

    Manchester City (5) v Steaua Bucharest (1)

    Rostov (1) v Ajax (1)

    Red Bull Salzburg (1) v Dinamo Zagreb (1)

    Borussia Moenchengladbach (3) v Young Boys (1)

    APOEL (0) v FC Copenhagen (1)

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  16. 'You haven't made it until you play in the Champions League'

    Leigh Griffiths is relishing the opportunity to prove himself in the Champions League group stage after Celtic overcame Hapoel Beer Sheva. 

    Though Celtic lost 2-0 in Israel, the Scottish champions won the play-off 5-4 on aggregate. 

    Griffiths was twice part of Celtic sides that lost at the play-off stage. 

    "For me, personally, you don't really make it as a footballer unless you've played Champions League football," said Griffiths.

    Read more from Griffiths and other Celtic players here.

    Scott Brown, Leigh Griffiths
    Image caption: Scott Brown and Leigh Griffiths (right) celebrate Celtic making it to the Champions League group stage
  17. Scotland's Game - I Play for Money

    BBC One Scotland - Thursday 25 August at 21:00 BST

    Fergus McCann discusses his role in the takeover of Celtic in 1994 - a clip from part one of Scotland's Game.  

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    Video caption: Former Celtic chief executive Fergus McCann remembers the dramatic events of 1994
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  19. 'There's a new belief, new mental toughness to Celtic'

    Mark Wilson played in some famous Champions League occasions during his time at Celtic.

    He told our reporter Phil Goodlad on Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland that Celtic qualifying for the Champions League is a great achievement not just for the club but the whole of Scottish football.

    "I was watching through my fingers for most of the 90 minutes.  It was very, very nerve-wracking. I thought it was a very poor performance by Celtic but at this stage really who cares?

    "A lot of those Celtic players last night were involved in successful failures. Two seasons on the trot crashing out at this stage. I'm pretty sure when they went 2-0 down at the start of the second-half that those thoughts would've crept back inside their heads. But there seems to be a new belief, a new mental toughness inside this Celtic team that managed to get them over the line last night.

    "There's a certain value playing in a league where the champions are at the table with the big boys. Even when they play Celtic they will be playing against players who are playing in the Champions League.  You want to beat them.  Also, the other clubs will be earning close to £200,000 each for Celtic's qualification so it makes everybody happy. It's a great achievement not just for Celtic but the whole of Scottish football."

    Mark Wilson
    Image caption: Mark Wilson takes on Cristiano Ronaldo in a Champions League match against Manchester United in 2008
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