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Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Hearts will today announce a debt-for-equity plan that, if approved by shareholders, will wipe £10m off the Scottish Premier League club's £35m debt. (the Scotsman)

Manager Walter Smith has told Celtic counterpart Neil Lennon, who complained about the referee, it was the Rangers side and not Willie Collum that defeated the Parkhead outfit in Sunday's Old Firm derby. (Various)

Former referee Kenny Clark says Willie Collum was wrong to award a penalty to Rangers in Sunday's 3-1 win over Celtic. (the Sun)

Former Rangers goalkeeper Andy Goram says Willie Collum got it wrong when awarding a penalty against Celtic but that the Parkhead side's striker, Georgios Samaras, should have been sent off for a knee in the head of goalkeeper Allan McGregor in Sunday's Old Firm derby. (the Sun)

Blackpool are hoping to take advantage of Dundee going into administration and are poised to make a cut-price bid of about £150,000 for striker Leigh Griffiths. (the Sun)

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway says he could struggle to hold on to Charlie Adam if the Premier League's big clubs make offers for the in-form Scotland midfielder in January. (the Sun)

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish says Scotland striker Garry O'Connor has returned to his first-team only after overcoming a career-threatening injury to both hips. (Daily Record)

Hamilton Accies striker Flavio Paixao says Scottish Premier League defenders are targeting him and brother Marco for rough treatment. (Various)

Blackburn Rovers striker Nick Blackman is hopeful of extending his loan with Motherwell beyond January. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Freya Murray admits she shocked herself by coming second in the Bupa Great South Run in the fifth fastest 10-miler by a British woman on her debut at the distance. (Various)

George Murray missed out on winning the Egyptian Open but secured his place on the 2011 European Tour. (the Herald)



see also
Monday's gossip column
25 Oct 10 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
24 Oct 10 |  Scotland


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