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Widespread sympathy for Rangers

TO the Americans, July 4 means Independence Day – but for the Scottish Premier League this will be the day clubs vote on whether Rangers Football Club stay in the league.Rangers has ceased to operate after liquidation and with 11 clubs left in the SPL, Rangers need the approval of eight of these to remain or they will face having to apply for a place in the third division of Scottish football.

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A time for great rejoicing?

GENERAL hilarity erupts in West Belfast, firstly at news that Rangers had applied to go into administration; secondly, at news that they had indeed gone into administration; and thirdly, that the inevitable 10-point docking had taken place.

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Defensive errors must be addressed ahead of busy period for Lennon’s Bhoys

The games are coming thick and fast for Celtic with clashes in the SPL, league cup and Europa League ensuring that they will have had to endure two matches a week since the last international break early this month all the way through to the next one in mid-November.

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Why I’m going to meet the queen

Last night, I attended the most solemn occasion in the calendar of any republican mayor: a Mass in Clonard in […]

A BIG response to Squinter’s recent piece on Buckfast and the fact that it’s not big in West Belfast. Some […]

The secrets of a long-lost medal are finally known

There’s a fella I meet in the pub most weekends. He always has a smile and he can tell a […]

Squinter’s review of the year: part one

JANUARY LOYALIST community representative Jim Wilson said on the Nolan Show on Tuesday morning that the continuing violence was having […]

Jane’s bird in the hand is a very trusting little fella

A robin’s not just for Christmas – they’re our favourite bird all year around. And as this picture shows, it’s […]

Debate on FRC proposals comes down to the haves and have nots

THERE has been a hot debate in recent days after the report by the Football Review Committee gave the details […]