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Donside Juveniles receive new goal posts from Trust

The Scottish Football Partnership Trust and the Crerar Hotels Trust have teamed up to support the provision of new goalposts for seven grassroots community football clubs in the North of Scotland.

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Lisa Evans gave Scotland the lead early on. Picture Michael Gillen.

Scotland 2 Romania 0: Friendly fires Euro hopes

Scotland are warming up nicely for the European Championships in Holland later this summer.

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Donside Juvenile U15s return from Holland

Donside Juvenile U15s return from Holland

Donside Juvenile Football Club U15s recently returned from the ‘Vlaardingen International Tournament’ in Holland. They were the first Scottish team ever to take part last year and were invited to return after winning the Fair Play Trophy in their age group.

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Mark McGhee is glad Wayne Rooney is not in the England squad

McGhee: Wayne Rooney's absence is no bad thing for Scotland

Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee reckons Scotland could benefit from England not picking all time record goalscorer Wayne Rooney for this weekend’s Auld Enemy clash.

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Alford U15s Girls reach cup final

Alford U15s Girls reach cup final

Alford Academy girls took on Ellon Academy in the North of Scotland semi-final on Thursday, May 18.

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Two ducks taking in a match in May 1966. Picture: TSPL

Quiz: Name the Scottish football grounds

We’ve rooted around in our extensive archives to find 23 photographs of Scottish football grounds from the 1950s and 60s.

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New stadium plans rejected by councillors

Aberdeenshire councillors have opposed Aberdeen Football Club’s plans for a new stadium at Kingsford, even though they will not be involved in the final decision.

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Aboyne Junior Football Club

Aboyne youths enter regional league for first time ‘in years’

Aboyne Junior Football Club has recently entered a 2007 age group team into the seven-a-side Scottish Youth Football Association (SYFA) regional league.

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Stewart Regan, Chief Executive; Andrew McKinlay, Chief Operating Officer, Scottish Football Association and David Little, Chief Executive, Scottish Youth Football Association appeared before the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee to give evidence on Child Protection in sport  Pic: Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

488 youth football coaches suspended over disclosure checks

Hundreds of Scottish youth football coaches and officials have been suspended for failing to complete comprehensive background checks.

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Aboyne Amateurs’ new kit

Aboyne Amateurs’ new kit

Aboyne Amateurs were presented with their new training jackets and tracksuits by sponsor Mark McCubbin of MKM Slating Ltd, with the players trying them out in the picture above.

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VIDEO - England v Scotland classic moments

VIDEO - England v Scotland classic moments

Ahead of Friday’s big showdown between England and Scotland at Wembley, it’s time to delve into the past and revisit some classic England v Scotland drama.

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Hibernian's John McGinn, left, battles with St Mirren's Lawrence Shankland at Easter Road. Picture: Garry Williamson/SNS

Hibs’ Martin Boyle justifies Neil Lennon’s selection choice

If the recently sidelined Jason Cummings thought he had his work cut out trying to force his way back into manager Neil Lennon’s thinking prior to the weekend match, he could find it even tougher now.

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Hearts striker Conor Sammon shows his frustration against Kilmarnock. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Robbie Neilson backs strikers to end Hearts’ goal drought

Hearts manager Robbie 
Neilson is reminding all who will listen that scoring goals is tough. But even he could not have expected it to prove just as tricky as it has for his 
Tynecastle strikeforce.

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Andrew Shinnie is ready to push on after Hibs ended their run of five matches without a win. Picture: SNS.

Hibs’ Andrew Shinnie bids to pass test of character

When it comes to shedding the baggage of past failings, Hibs have proved themselves pretty adept in recent months. But that does not mean there was not a distinct sense of relief in the dressing room last weekend when they ended their run of five games without a win.

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Defender John Souttar, left, vies with Kilmarnock's Nathan Tyson during Hearts' midweek defeat at Rugby Park. Picture: SNS

Hearts must show character to bounce back from limp defeat

John Souttar understands that there are big demands at a club like Hearts and he is confident that his colleagues also know what is expected of them and have the character to deliver. That is despite the team passing up the opportunity to move into second spot in the Premiership table, with a flat, uninspiring performance against Kilmarnock on Wednesday.

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