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Archie McPherson’s book reminds us of Scotland’s footballing history

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Younger readers may not be aware that the Scottish national football team were regular qualifiers for the World Cup.At one time it was inconceivable for the Tartan Army that the most prestigious football tournament...

Football Fans Treated to a ‘Behind the Scenes’ Tour of BT Murrayfield

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100 supporters, plus 50 youth players from Spartans FC, given exclusive access100 football fans were given the chance to see BT Murrayfield for themselves during an exclusive tour organised by Scottish Rugby ahead of...

Football – a way to break the ice

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As a hypnotherapist, I usually ask my clients questions to get them to relax as the subconscious mind is more open to the power of suggestion when it is in a relaxed state. One...

Football – Alex McLeish gets a new smart assistant

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A new assistant might just be what new Scotland manager Alex McLeish needs, and a smart assistant at that.So here it is. Alexa Ferguson ready to help out with some backroom advice. Drawing on...

Football – Give the Ref a Break!

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To say being a referee has never been an easy profession would qualify that assertion as a leading contender for understatement of the year. My late father was a referee back in the early...

Hundreds take part in football festival

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Three hundred Edinburgh schoolgirls took part in Spartans Community Football Academy’s Girls Football Festival at Ainslie Park on Friday.The event was part of National Women’s Sport Week and the festival brought together girls between...

Forth One All Stars beat MacIntosh’s MSPs in Mission Christmas fundraiser

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Ken MacIntosh's MSP side were frozen out by the on-fire Forth One All Stars at a bitterly cold Ainslie Park Stadium on Wednesday night's challenge match in aid of the station's Cash for Kids...

Police investigation into Hampden pitch invasion continues

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Police Scotland says it continues to investigate acts of violence, disorder and vandalism that took place during the pitch incursion immediately following the final whistle at Hampden Park after the Scottish Cup Final on Saturday...

Future Sparks from Edinburgh get passport to sporting careers

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Pupils from Edinburgh took a break from their studies for a unique work experience opportunity at Hampden Park, the home of Scottish football. The young learners from Children’s University Scotland spent a day in the shoes of medical...

Hibernian Football Club Stadium Tours

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Sports fans visiting the city this summer have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich and cultured history of Hibernian Football Club by taking advantage of the Easter Road Stadium tours.The club was formed...

Hibs’ memory project helps people with dementia

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The Hibernian Historical Trust’s Football Memories Project has gone from strength to strength in recent times with between 25-30 men and women turning up at each meeting.Around fifty Football Memories groups have been established across...

Edinburgh City join Hibs and Hearts in Scottish League

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For the first time in twenty years, a third team from the capital will be playing league football this season after Edinburgh City sealed their place in Scottish League Two.After winning the Lowland League...

Edinburgh City victorious over Cove Rangers

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Lowland League Champions Edinburgh City beat the Highland League Champions Cove Rangers 3-0 in the first leg of the pyramid play off semi final.Two goals from Ross Allum and one from Gordon Donaldson ensured...

Last minute goal wins cup for the Staggies

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  Ross County won their first major trophy today after beating Hibernian 2-1 thanks to a last minute goal by Alex Schalk.Both teams had chances in a hard fought and frenetic encounter, but it was the...

Scottish Women’s Cup Final – Hibs v Glasgow City

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This Sunday the third act of the domestic battle between Glasgow City and Hibernian will be played at Spartans' ground Ainslie Park. So far, the two sides have battled out for the SWPL title and...

Football – Hibernian 2 Rangers 1

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Hibs moved to within five points of league leaders Rangers with a fantastic 2-1 victory over Mark Warburton's side at Easter Road this afternoon. Head Coach Alan Stubbs made one change to the Hibs’ starting XI...

International Women’s Football comes to Ainslie Park this Thursday

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Ainslie Park will host the future of Women’s football this Wednesday when the Scotland Under-17 team play an International Challenge game against the Republic of Ireland. Pauline Hamill’s young team will play at the home...

Hearts Win Seven Goal Thriller

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Heart of Midlothian 4 St. Johnstone 3Ladbrokes SPFL Premiership, Sunday 2 August 2015 - TynecastleThere were some football pundits who thought this particular fixture in the opening weekend of the Ladbrokes SPFL Championship may...

The Craig Gowans Guinness World Record Match

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Contributed by Jonathan Wallace the founder and organiser of The Craig Gowans Guinness World Record Match. My best friend Craig sadly passed away at the tender age of 17 whilst training with Falkirk FC, only...

Penalty shoot out for MND

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Both David Cameron and Ed Miliband backed their teams for victory today as the battle for Number 10 took to the football pitch in Edinburgh. Labour and the Conservatives faced each other in a penalty shoot-out to...

Football – Scottish Sun Lowland League looking for applications

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The Scottish Sun Lowland League is seeking applications from clubs who wish to compete in season 2015/16.Speaking yesterday league Chairman Andrew Waddell said “The Board of the League have determined that there will be an...

Help the children in Balerno improve their football pitch

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Children in Balerno need your help with their #pitchfever project to raise £75,000 to improve their football  and hockey pitch which they want to upgrade to a 2G pitch. They need your support on the neighbourly.com...

Will Scotland qualify for Euro 2016?

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Can Scotland qualify for Euro 2016? Every member of the Tartan Army has held onto the dream that, one day, they would see their beloved national football team represent the country in a major tournament...

Reenactment of WWI football match

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In Football Remembers week, Wester Hailes Education Centre reenacted a little of the football match which everyone knows about from the First World War. http://vimeo.com/114111137 Private William Tapp wrote in his diary "It doesn't seem right...

StreetSoccer Scotland coming to Royston Wardieburn

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If you are a woman aged 16+ and you are interested in football as a way of keeping fit then get along to the Royston Wardieburn Centre (indoors!) on Monday 8th or 15th December...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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The Football Cronicas: Jethro Soutar (who co-edited the book with Tim Girven and is a founder of Ragpicker Press) and translator Rachael McGill discuss all things literary, Latin American and football, plus translation and the setting up...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2014Delighters: Hula Hooping  - taster session. For ages 14+, beginners or beginners + - session will be tailored to the abilities of the participants. 6.30-7.30pm, Forest Centre +, 38 Castle Terrace....

Spartans trio shortlisted for SWPL Awards

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  A trio of Spartans Women have made the shortlist for the 2014 SWPL Awards, where players and managers are recognised by their fellow footballing friends and foes for their contribution on and off the pitch.Manager...

Derby Day advice to fans

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 Today Hibs play Hearts at Easter Road and fans of both teams are reminded that police will take tough action if there are any alcohol, fireworks or flares found in the ground. Over 14,000 spectators...

An Argentine in Yorkshire and a South African in Rosewell

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It was former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson who once famously proclaimed ‘Football? Bloody hell!’ I attended my first Hearts match in 1968 and there have been numerous changes to the game, both...

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