Unlike  countries like Spain and England which include big clubs like Real Madrid  and Liverpool, most European countries are too small to sustain exclusively national professional football leagues. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images

UK prime minister Boris Johnson dismissed the breakaway European Super League with a pledge: “I will not stand by while a small handful of owners crea(...)

Flooring, Grass, Soccer - Sport, Spotted, Abstract

Irish technology developer Future Ticketing has struck deals with English Football League (EFL) clubs Fleetwood Town FC and Rochdale AFC. Future Tick(...)

Livingston’s Steven Lawless vies with Celtic’s Kieran Tierney during a recent Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match. Photograph: Graham Stuart/PA Wire.

Irishman Mickey O’Rourke has netted the UK and Ireland rights to the Betfred Cup in Scotland for the next five years, via his company Premier Sports. (...)

James Alexander Gordon: football geeks are at last able to savour the mythical scoreline with which he will always be associated

“East Fife 4, Forfar 5”, regarded by some as the perfect soccer scoreline due to its rhyming nature and rhythmic intonation when spoken out loud, cam(...)

Northern Ireland’s Steven Davis tracks Germany’s Jerome Boateng. Photograph: Presseye

The Welshman running through the likely Wales team to face Northern Ireland today named the back three, the midfield four and then reached the two pla(...)

Striker Nadir Ciftci, who has served four games of a six-game domestic ban, is available. Photograph Steve Welsh/Getty Images

Ronny Deila has put his trust in his Celtic side to overcome Malmo in their crunch Champions League play-off tie. After passing up on two chances to r(...)

Old school Old Firm:   Referee Hugh Dallas holds back players  after Rod Wallace of Rangers was involved in an fracas   at Celtic Park in 1999. Photograph:  Stu Forster /Allsport

Celtic and Rangers will resume hostilities after a hiatus of almost three years after being paired together in the Scottish League Cup semi-finals. Th(...)

The Human League: Don’t you want them? Yes, actually, you do (photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times)

Golfer Paul Lawrie pulled out of an important golf tournament in Morocco two weeks ago to be in Celtic Park to watch his football team, Aberdee(...)

Rangers celebrate becoming Scottish League One Champions following their 3-0 win over Airdrieonians  at Ibrox. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire
Rangers tie up League One title
  • Soccer
  • March 12, 2014, 22:30

Rangers have won the Scottish League One title after a straightforward 3-0 win over Airdrieonians at Ibrox. Lee McCulloch’s first-half ha(...)

Celtic’s Charlie Mulgrew scores against Dundee United with a late header. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Celtic 1 Dundee United 1A dramatic header in injury-time by Charlie Mulgrew gave Celtic a share of the spoils in a 1-1 Scottish Premiership draw agai(...)

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