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Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Hamilton midfielder James McCarthy has signed a five-year deal to seal a £3m move to English Premier League outfit Wigan Athletic - and make himself a millionaire into the bargain. (Various)

McCarthy says he would have jumped at a move to boyhood heroes Celtic, but manager Tony Mowbray did not believe he was worth the transfer fee. (Daily Record) Full story: Daily Record

Hamilton chairman Ronnie MacDonald has blasted the Scottish FA for deeming Republic of Ireland international McCarthy not good enough to play for Scotland at under-16 level. (Daily Mail)

Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra says he turned down a move to Bordeaux last week because he would only leave Ibrox for a team in England's top flight. (Daily Record)

Celtic midfielder Massimo Donati has vowed to remain at the club under new manager Tony Mowbray. (Daily Record)

Motherwell's Europa League opponents SK Flamurtari are struggling to travel to Scotland because the British Embassy has delayed issuing them with visas. (Various)

Hibernian manager John Hughes's patience with Abdessalam Benjelloun is at breaking point as the striker looks poised to seal a £500,000 move to Egyptian champions Al-Ahly. (The Sun)

And Al-Ahly claim they have already signed the Easter Road hitman. (The Scotsman)

Celtic defender Glenn Loovens has told Old Firm rival Maurice Edu he did not try to deliberately injure him in the last Old Firm clash of the season at Ibrox. (Various)

Livingston players were forced to take their cars to the friendly against Plymouth after the cash-strapped First Division club cancelled the team bus. (Various)

Rangers manager Walter Smith says he hopes Barry Ferguson is remembered for his Championship-winning form with the club rather than his indiscipline while on Scotland duty. (Various)

The Ibrox club have been linked with a move for Wislaw Krakow left-back Piotr Brozek. (Daily Express)


OTHER GOSSIP

Veteran Tom Watson praised the Scottish golf fans who cheered him on to the brink of Open glory at Turnberry. (Various)

The chief executive of the Royal and Ancient Peter Dawson says he has no idea why Scotland's professionals have such a poor Open record. (The Scotsman) Full story: The Scotsman



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see also
Tuesday's gossip column
21 Jul 09 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
20 Jul 09 |  Scottish Premier
Sunday's Scottish gossip
19 Jul 09 |  Scottish Premier


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