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Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Celtic are leading the chase to land Barcelona winger Jeffren Suarez on loan despite interest from Arsenal, Everton and Wigan. (Daily Express)

Celtic manager Tony Mowbray is making a fresh bid for out-of-favour Tottenham Hotspur striker Robbie Keane, suggesting a loan pending a permanent transfer. (Daily Mirror)

Tours sporting director Max Marty says he will advise striker Olivier Giroud to snub seven other clubs, including some from the Premier League, Bundesliga and French top flight, and join Celtic in the summer. (Various)

Rangers winger DaMarcus Beasley hopes to leave the Ibrox club in January to resurrect his chances of making the USA's World Cup finals squad. (Various)

Hamilton striker and karate black belt Leon Knight has laughed off claims he attacked Hearts striker Christian Nade in the tunnel at New Douglas Park on Sunday. (The Sun)

Hearts manager Csaba Laszlo has branded Hamilton captain Alex Neil a cheat after the sending off of Michael Stewart in Sunday's stormy match between the sides. (Daily Record)

Hamilton midfielder Alex Neil says he did not try to get Hearts captain Michael Stewart sent off during Sunday's match. (The Sun)

Defender Craig Thomson says Hearts are an unlucky team rather than a dirty one after accumulating 18 red cards in 18 months. (The Sun)

Euan Norris - the fourth official who helped issue six red cards at New Douglas Park on Sunday - has been chosen to referee Hearts' meeting with Dundee United on Saturday. (Various)

Scottish Football Association referees' chief Hugh Dallas says there is no secret get-tough policy despite the Scottish Premier League being on target to have a record number of red cards in a season. (Daily Record)

Manchester City midfielder Paul Marshall is on trial with Aberdeen pending a loan deal for the 20-year-old. (Daily Record)

The Scottish Premier League hopes to introduce contracts forcing managers to attend post-match media conferences after Motherwell manager Jim Gannon's recent refusal to take part. (The Sun)

Scottish Premier League clubs are poised for a World Cup windfall payment from Fifa, with Celtic, Rangers, Dundee United, Hibernian, Hearts, Kilmarnock and Aberdeen possible recipients of payments for players participating in the finals in South Africa. (Various)

Livingston winger Andrew Halliday's trial with Charlton has been postponed because of his club's twice-abandoned Scottish Cup tie against Clyde. (Various)


Robert Thornton's manager, Jason Thame, has branded the Scottish Sports Awards a joke after his man was left out the list despite jumping almost 200 places in the world darts rankings and reaching a major final. (The Sun)

Commonwealth featherweight champion John Simpson is hoping for a rematch with fellow Scot Paul Appleby, to whom he lost his British title 18 months ago. (Various)

Scottish golfer Callum MacAuley has travelled to South Africa hoping to take part in the Alfred Dunhill Championship as first reserve after his failure to win a full European Tour card. (Daily Express)

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see also
Tuesday's gossip column
08 Dec 09 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
07 Dec 09 |  Scottish Premier

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