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Campbell Ogilvie joined former Kilmarnock, Aberdeen and Dunfermline Athletic manager Jimmy Calderwood and Brian McColgan, Regional Operations Controller at William Hill, to conduct the second round draw of the William Hill Scottish Cup.
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The Focus on Football campaign had its biggest airing to date ahead of the first Old Firm game, an enthralling encounter that generated positive media headlines in a Ronseal ‘it does esactly what it says on the tin’ sorta way.
The William Hill Scottish Cup tour also visited Fort William and Coldstream ahead of last Saturday’s First Round matches.
Following the most high-profile Fast Track Tribunal Protocol case since the new processes were initiated, an explanation document was released explaining how incidents are referred within the new Fast Track Tribunal Protocol, and the role of the Compliance Officer.
Both Craig Levein and Billy Stark named their respective squads ahead of next month’s games. Levein named Danny Swanson and Stephen McManus in his squad to face Liechtenstein and Spain with Scott Brown out injured and Danny Wilson due to represent the under-21s.
Billy Stark’s side travel to Luxembourg for the first match of their double-header on October 7 and then play Austria at St Mirren Park on October 10. More information on the squad can be found here...
The Scotland women’s team avenged a narrow 1-0 defeat away to Finland with a stunning 7-2 win at Tynecastle Stadium – the new home of women’s football – last week. Scotland led 4-1 at half time thanks to goals from Hayley Lauder, two from Jennifer Beattie and a Jane Ross effort before Rachel Corsie, a second Jane Ross goal and an own goal put the icing on the cake. The match was the final preparation for Anna Signeul’s side ahead of the UEFA Women’s European Championship qualifying campaign starting next month with a trip to Israel (October, 12) followed by a home clash with Wales (October, 27)
Scotland women’s under-19s continued the feelgood factor, with Shelley Kerr’s side qualifying for the UEFA European Championship second qualifying round after comfortable wins over the Faroe Islands (9-0) and Belarus (4-1). Those two results ensured the side qualified before their 1-1 draw with Finland. Shelley told the Scottish FA website that she was as impressed with the performances as she was with actual qualification.
In action this weekend are Ross Mathie’s under-16 side, who kick-off their Sky Sports Victory Shield with a trip to Wales. The coach is confident that his side is ready and looking forward to the tournament.