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Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Sunday's Old Firm game referee Willie Collum received death threats at his home hours after taking charge of the Glasgow derby which Rangers won 3-1. (Daily Record)

The Scottish FA fears several of the country's top referees - including Dougie McDonald - could follow linesman Steven Craven in resigning from the game. (Daily Record)

SFA chief Stewart Regan wants greater protection for officials and will seek to push through measures such as banning managers from talking about referees before games, and on-the-spot fines for post-match outbursts. (The Sun)

Uefa president Michel Platini says referees need the support of clubs, fans, players, media and authorities I order to carry out their match duties. (Various)

Rangers defender Kirk Broadfoot has denied claims he cheated to earn his team a penalty against Celtic on Sunday, and says referee Willie Collum was right to give the award. (Daily Express)

St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes says Hamilton's Flavio Paixao should be embarrassed over his claims that opponent Danny Grainger aimed several punches at him on Saturday. (Various)

Celtic could save £400,000 in salary payments if their former boss Tony Mowbray becomes the next manager of Middlesbrough. (Daily Record)

The Parkhead club, meanwhile, are on the trail of Gent's Belgian Under-20 winger Yassine El Ghanassy. (The Sun)

Rangers defender Sasa Papac will miss Wednesday's Co-operative Insurance Cup tie against Kilmarnock because of the ankle injury he suffered against Celtic on Sunday. (The Sun)

Aberdeen captain Paul Hartley says his former team-mate and current Falkirk manager Steven Pressley has inspired him to aim to win the club's first trophy since 1995. (Various)

Dundee United defender Paul Dixon believes his team are capable of winning both domestic cup competitions this season. (Various)

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

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