SPL Fixtures, News and Results 2010-11

Discussion in 'Scotland' started by frasermc, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    May as well start this thread again for the new season.

    As Celtic and Rangers already have their own threads I'll just give a quick run down of the other teams in the SPL. There's every chance once Yankhibee comes out of his alcohol induced coma that he'll start a Hibs thread but I'll add them in as well on this.


    Aberdeen - Manager: Mark McGhee


    Player Ins so far

    Rory McArdle
    Mark Howard
    Josh Magennis

    Player Outs so far

    Mark Kerr
    Charlie Mulgrew
    Stuart Nelson
    Paul Marshall
    Davide Grassi


    McGhee had a terrible first season with Aberdeen finishing way back in 9th. They've lost Mulgrew which is a blow. Kerr was a regular last season as well but he was never any better than average throughout the season.

    Only signings of note are a couple of young N.Ireland internationals.

    Could be another tough season.


    Dundee Utd - Manager: Peter Houston


    Player Ins so far

    Barry Douglas
    Filip Mentel

    Player Outs so far

    None


    A third place finish and the Scottish Cup in the trophy cabinet. Houston has given himself a hard act to follow this season.

    A quiet start to the transfer window may be a good thing as it'll mean keeping his successful side together for the season ahead.


    Hamilton - Manager: Billy Reid


    Player Ins so far

    Gavin Skelton
    Jack Ross
    Jim McAlister
    Andy Graham


    Player Outs so far

    David Van Zanten
    Declan McAvoy
    Stuart Mills

    A reasonable 7th place for Hamilton last season. Billy Reid will be hoping to try and break into the top 6 this year.

    Gavin Skelton will offer alternatives at CB while Jack Ross brings plenty of experience to the right back position.


    Hearts - Manager: Jim Jeffries


    Player Ins so far

    Kevin Kyle
    Darren Barr
    Rob Ogleby


    Player Outs so far

    Michael Stewart
    Rocky Visconte

    Another manager bit the dust under Mad Vlad last year. Will Jeffries fair any better this coming season? Kevin Kyle and Darren Barr will make an immediate difference to the team. And although ex-captain Michael Stewart has left his performances were on the down slide anyway.


    Hibernian - Manager: John Hughes


    Player Ins so far

    Michael Hart
    Edwin De Graaf
    David Stephens


    Player Outs so far

    Darren McCormack

    Hibs looked as if they were heading for a very good season but they fell away badly in the last few months of the season. So much so that Hughes's position as manager was cast into doubt.

    De Graaf looks like an interesting signing and Hughes has been making complimentary noises regarding young CB Stephens. A better end to the season could see them rise higher than last seasons 4th place finish.


    Inverness CT - Manager: Terry Butcher


    Player Ins so far

    Jonny Tuffey
    Gil Blumenshtein
    Max Johnson


    Player Outs so far

    Kyle Allison

    Inverness are back in the SPL. And so is their manager. Inverness is never an easy place to visit. Good home form will be the key to survival for them this season.

    Will the young Israeli attacking midfielder Blumenshtein be able to shine in the SPL?


    Kilmarnock - Manager: Mixu Paatelainen


    Player Ins so far

    None


    Player Outs so far


    David McAuliffe
    Kevin Kyle
    Gavin Skelton
    Jamie Adams
    Simon Ford

    Killie stayed up by the skin of their teeth last season. Jimmy Calderwood didn't fancy another struggle so Mixu Paatelainen steps in. He didn't do very well at Hibs in his one other managerial stint in the SPL. And his job wasn't made any easier when Kevin Kyle moved to Hearts.

    With no money available it looks like the Ayrshire club will start the season as relegation favourites.


    Motherwell - Manager: Craig Brown


    Player Ins so far

    Lee Hollis
    Darren Randolph
    Angelos Charalambous


    Player Outs so far

    Giles Coke
    Jim O'Brien
    Ross Hyslop

    Ex Scotland manager Craig Brown did a great job with Motherwell last season. The team ran out of gas a bit towards the end of the season but overall, they had a good campaign.

    Giles Coke and Jim O'Brien have moved south but the nucleus of last seasons side is still in place. But they are sure to miss the goals and play of loan signing Lucas Jutkiewicz, who has returned to Everton.


    St.Johnstone - Manager: Derek McInnes


    Player Ins so far


    Sam Parkin
    Scott Dobie
    Jamie Adams
    Cleveland Taylor


    Player Outs so far

    Kenny Deuchar
    Paul Sheerin
    Josh Falkingham

    A good return to SPL football for St.Johnstone last season. Now they need to consolidate and try and build on last year.

    Parkin and Dobie will offer competition and experience to the striking options.


    St.Mirren - Manager: Danny Lennon


    Player Ins so far

    Gareth Wardlaw
    Craig Samson
    David Van Zanten
    Darren McGregor
    Paul McQuade
    Peter Bradley
    Jure Travner (loan)


    Player Outs so far

    Jack Ross
    Billy Mehmet
    Iain Gray
    Andy Dorman
    Chris Smith
    Mark Howard

    After 7yrs in charge of St.Mirren Gus Macpherson was given the elbow at the end of last season. The new man, Danny Lennon, has been busy on the transfer front so far. But the team looks weaker with the departures of Ross, Mehmet and especially Dorman.

    Lennon has scoured the lower leagues for players and in particular his former club, Cowdenbeath. But it remains to be seen how well these players will perform in the SPL. It could be a long season ahead for the St.Mirren support.
     
  2. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Reid says no to Swansea City.

    Swansea City finished seventh in the Championship last season, just a point behind Blackpool, who are now in the Premier League. Their average home crowd is around 15,000, higher than those of any Scottish club beyond you-know-who. Last week they sought permission to approach Billy Reid about being their new manager.

    Reid politely declined. He didn’t even want to speak to them. Either Reid’s ties to Hamilton are far, far stronger than any of us realise or something’s not right at Swansea. It’s excellent to see the relentless drain of Scottish football talent obstructed for once, but a few folk are scratching their heads over this one. Still, good for the Accies.
     
  3. Borussia

    Borussia Member+

    Jun 5, 2006
    Fürth near Nuremberg
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Thanx for the info.
     
  4. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    MYSTERY today surrounded the whereabouts of Hibs star Sol Bamba after the Ivory Coast defender failed to report to the Easter Road club's training camp here in the Netherlands as planned.

    Bamba the fugitive


    That's all Yogi needs. His star CB has done a runner during pre-season. Hertz must be licking their lips at the thought of challenging Dundee Utd for 2nd place this season...
     
  5. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    As we all sort of knew James McArthur has followed his ex-Hamilton teammate, James McCarthy to Wigan for a fee around the £500k mark.

    McCarthy bided his time and, towards the end of the season, he started to get a regular start and seemed to take his opportunities that were given to him.

    Hopefully McArthur can do the same. Can only be good for the national team if he does.
     
  6. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Kyle Out

    Hearts striker Kevin Kyle is likely to miss the start of the season as he requires an operation on a knee injury.

    He joins fellow forward Andrew Driver on the sidelines for the start of the new Scottish Premier League campaign.


    What chance a smile ever emerging from Jeffries face with news like this...
     
  7. alexp92

    alexp92 Member

    Jul 5, 2007
    dundee united for the league.
     
  8. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    No comment.
     
  9. SportsGuru2010

    SportsGuru2010 New Member

    May 17, 2010
    Canada
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Hmmm, interesting stuff with a bulk of latest information. Thanks guys!
     
  10. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Hartley signs for the sheep

    Aberdeen have signed Paul Hartley on a two-year contract and made the Scotland midfielder their new club captain.

    Nice move by McGhee. Probably the best signing he's made since being manager of Aberdeen.
     
  11. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Aberdeen are looking to move to a new stadium.


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    A planning application for Aberdeen Football Club's new stadium has been lodged with the city council.

    The Dons hope to build the stadium, capable of holding about 21,000 people at a cost of up to £40m, at Loriston Loch in the south of the city.

    The whole facility would be lit by a red glow at night.



    They have big designs and are looking to mirror the Allianz Arena's night time ambiance.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. YankHibee

    YankHibee Member+

    Mar 28, 2005
    indianapolis
    Are they actually going to be able to pull that off?
     
  13. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    I suppose it would be doable depending on what they can get for Pittodrie. It's in the sort of location near enough to the city centre and in the middle of a housing development that it would entice either property or retail market developers.
     
  14. YankHibee

    YankHibee Member+

    Mar 28, 2005
    indianapolis
    Well, my increasingly uninformed and outside perception and market sense: if the non-OF wants to make a run at being more than amateur squads with four or five pros on hire, now is the time to do it. Rangers finances are bad enough that if a few clubs invest enough into infrastructure the long term outlook for those clubs could be very good. Hibs, Aberdeen, and even Hearts seem to be understanding that now is the time to invest there rather than in players.
     
  15. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    I have to agree. In my perfect world Celtic would win every game they play in but a stronger SPL can only be a good thing for the game as a whole in this country.

    And I get far more satisfaction coming out of Celtic Park after seeing my team win a game where the other team had a go and gave a good account of themselves.
     
  16. alexp92

    alexp92 Member

    Jul 5, 2007
    looks like it could be a very nice stadium and i hope it works out. i like the old fashioned, traditional grounds, but i think it makes a lot of sense for aberdeen to build a new place. makes the league look a lot better too.
     
  17. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    SPL Week 1 - August 14/15th


    Inverness CT 0

    Celtic 1
    McCourt 56'


    Rangers 2
    Miller 16', Naismith 57'

    Kilmarnock 1
    Hamill pen 60'


    Motherwell 2
    Sutton 13', Murphy pen 75'

    Hibernian 3
    Stokes 45', Hanlon 64', Miller 73'

    Well's new keeper, Darren Randolph, kept the match tight with a string of excellent saves but Hibs deserved the win overall on chances created. Stokes off the mark early. Possible top SPL goalscorer...?


    Aberdeen 4
    Hartley pen19', pen 40', pen 65', Diamond 51'

    Hamilton 0

    New Dons captain scores the first ever hattrick of pens in SPL history. Will Hamilton's outgoing transfers over the last couple of seasons (McCarthy & McArthur in particular) finally catch up with them?


    Hearts 1
    Elliot 45'

    St Johnstone 1
    Parkin 45'

    Hearts should have won this, especially when St Johnstone went down to 10 men after a crude tackle from behind by Steven Anderson on Suso but couldn't get the 2nd goal. Wallace and Templeton combined well down the left flank for Hearts for most of the match and Elliot scored from a left wing near post cross by Wallace.


    St Mirren 1
    Lynch 73'

    Dundee Utd 1
    Daly 89'

    A great goal by Sean Lynch nearly won this game for St Mirren but that would have been hard on Utd who, with Craig Conway picking up where he left off at the end of last season, did more than enough to win the match. Utd eventually equalised in the 89th minute when Jon Daly pounced on a mistake in the box to level the score.
     
  18. allegrabene

    allegrabene New Member

    Jul 11, 2009
    Alexandria, Va
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i really hope they get this. it looks beautiful
     
  19. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Week 3


    Aberdeen 0-1 Kilmarnock

    Aberdeen reverted to type after a good start to the season by losing at home to winless Kilmarnock. The goal was a defensive disaster for Mark Howard and Rory McArdle as hesitation between the both let in Jamie Hamill for his 2nd goal of the season. That equals the amount he scored in the league for all of last season.


    Inverness CT 0-1 Hamilton

    If any team needed a win badly it was Hamilton and they got it through ex-ICT player Dougie Imrie who scored the only goal of the game after just 40secs.


    Hearts 1-1 Dundee Utd

    David Templeton continued his fine start to the season by putting Hearts in front but Morgaro Gomis levelled the score with an early contender for goal of the season as he rocketed a half volley from 25yds out into the top corner.


    St Mirren 1-0 Hibernian

    Troubles continue to mount for John Hughes with another disappointing display and defeat. This time at the hands of St Mirren who are off to a good start. And if Craig Dargo can start hitting the goal trail regularly then the doom and gloom merchants may have to divert their attention elsewhere. Perhaps in the direction of Leith. With Anthony Stokes heading to Celtic and Darryl Duffy coming in as a replacement it looks like tough times are ahead, unless Petrie allows some, or all, of the Stokes cash to be spent on reinforcements tomorrow.
     
  20. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    This isn't SPL related but it is Scottish Football so I thought I'd add it here. I just found out about this today -


    Scottish second division side Airdrie United have apologised after inadvertently using pictures of Nazi soldiers on the cover of their matchday programme the day before Remembrance Day.

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/world-of-sport/article/24067/


    Has George Peat returned to his former stomping ground...? :rolleyes:
     
  21. alexp92

    alexp92 Member

    Jul 5, 2007
    i think not.:D
     
  22. TOareaFan

    TOareaFan Member+

    Jun 19, 2008
    Greater Toronto Area
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Good match live on TV here today......Dumfermline v Hibs......typical fast paced, physical brand of football but lots of goalmouth incidents.
     
  23. Green Monster

    Green Monster Member

    Feb 5, 2013
    Scotland
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Fantastic League Cup Final today between the Jambos and the Buddies. Fantastic advertizement for the Scottish game, with St Mirren winning 3-2, and Hearts came so close to levelling it up and pushing it into extra time.

    Well done, St Mirren.
     
    frasermc repped this.
  24. TOareaFan

    TOareaFan Member+

    Jun 19, 2008
    Greater Toronto Area
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    The thing I noticed yesterday was there were two games in Scotland, neither Celtic nor Rangers were involved in either of them and the average attendance was over 27k.

    I know they were both special matches but this does reinforce the notion that if you can get some competitive balance, get to the point where the matches "mean something" there is support out there for the clubs.

    That is two years in a row Hearts have taken over 25k to cup finals at Hampden Park..........not sure that club should ever have financial difficulties!
     
  25. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    I managed to watch the full match last night. Agree with the above. Very enjoyable game. Good spectacle. St Mirren have played some nice football this season, clearly seen in their equalising goal. All three goals were pretty good actually. Nice 1-2 and finish for the 3rd as well.

    Well done to them.

    Not many people down in Newcastle know a lot about Conor Newton but any highlights I've seen of St Mirren recently he has impressed.
     

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