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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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Who goes there, friend or foe…?

It must be hard for journalists to follow all the wars going on now. Because in these wars today’s enemy […]

From Hardinge to Street Park Lodge

The Christian Brothers were a great organisation for planning ahead. In the late 1950s they looked at the growth of […]

Top Gear’s bottom marks for figures

REGULAR readers of this column will know that Squinter enjoys the occasional punt, so the vagaries of chance are a […]

The numbers game

PICK a number – any number… That’s normally the line of a TV magician about to pull off a card trick, […]

Axing camouflages real target

Under Dr Maguire’s approach and restructuring of historic investigations, post-Al Hutchinson, the Office of the Police Ombudsman now enjoys the […]

Meeting goes downhill very quickly

THERE’S a car half-blocking the entrance to the Andytown News. It’s a black Fiesta with a southern registration and there’s […]