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Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Scotland manager George Burley is taking a major gamble on his side's World Cup hopes by leaving talisman James McFadden out of his side to face Norway, and playing Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall. (Daily Record)

Norway striker John Carew says he is confident of firing his side to victory in tonight's Group Nine clash in Oslo. (Various)

Scottish FA chief executive Gordon Smith has criticised the BBC over calls for all Scotland games to be handed free-to-air broadcasting status. (Daily Mail)

Celtic midfielder Massimo Donati may still quit the club, but not until after the Champions League qualifiers against Arsenal. (Daily Record)

Alloa manager Allan Maitland says striker Greig Spence has agreed a six-figure deal with Celtic. (Various)

Wolves have rejected the chance to sign former Celtic defender Bobo Balde. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen will make defender Jerel Ifil one of the highest earners at Pittodrie when he completes his move from Swindon Town. (Various)

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see also
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12 Aug 09 |  Gossip
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