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Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Scottish FA chief executive Gordon Smith has accused former captain Barry Ferguson of trying to wreck Scotland's preparations for the crucial 2010 World Cup qualifying clash with Norway. (Various)

Ferguson says his biggest mistake over his indiscipline while on Scotland duty was not apologising to Rangers manager Walter Smith as soon as he returned to Ibrox. (The Herald)

Scotland assistant manager Terry Butcher says the side are "tantalisingly close" to securing a play-off place for the finals in South Africa. (The Scotsman)

Norway coach Egil Olsen says the country's hopes of World Cup qualification are on a knife-edge ahead of Scotland's visit and he has vowed to go on the offensive in Oslo. (Daily Mail)

Falkirk are close to completing a deal for former Yeovil Town goalkeeper Josh Wagenaar. (Various)

Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee will sign Swindon Town defender Jerel Ifil once the player has agreed personal terms at Pittodrie. (Various)

English League One outfit Charlton Athletic are lining up a move for Aberdeen defender Zander Diamond. (Various)

St Johnstone chairman Geoff Brown has defended Scottish Football League chief David Longmuir over his role in Livingston's demotion to the Third Division. (Various)

Kilmarnock goalkeeper Alan Combe could be sidelined for up to three months with a hip injury. (Daily Mail)

Dundee manager Jocky Scott says he is interested in signing out-of-favour Motherwell left-back Stevie Hammell. (The Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray says he is in confident mood ahead of the Rogers Cup in Montreal. (Various)



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see also
Tuesday's gossip column
11 Aug 09 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
10 Aug 09 |  Scottish Premier
Sunday's gossip column
09 Aug 09 |  Gossip


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