06 May 2019 16:00
Celtic and Rangers will meet for the last time this season at Ibrox on 12 May Rangers will host leaders Celtic in the second last game of the Scottish Premiership season after the post-split fixtures were announced. The current bottom two - Dundee and St Mirren - will meet in their final game of the season on Saturday, 18 May, with the concluding top-six matches scheduled for the following day. Neil Lennon's side could secure an eighth successive title with win at home to Livingston on Saturday, if Rangers lose at Motherwell on Sunday. Should Rangers avoid defeat, the title could be clinched if Steven Gerrard's side drop points at Tynecastle on Saturday, 20 April, or the following day when Celtic travel to Hibernian. Saturday 20 April: Hearts v Rangers (12:00), Kilmarnock v Aberdeen (15:00) Sunday 21 April: Hibernian v Celtic (12:30) Saturday 27 April: Celtic v Kilmarnock (12:30) Sunday 28 April: Hibernian v Hearts (12:15), Rangers v Aberdeen (15:00) Saturday 4 May: Aberdeen v Celtic (12:30), Hearts v Kilmarnock (15:00) Sunday 12 May: Rangers v Celtic (12:00) Sunday 19 May: Celtic v Hearts, Hibernian v Aberdeen (both 15:00), Kilmarnock v Rangers (12.30) Saturday 27 April: Hamilton Academical v Livingston, Motherwell v Dundee, St Mirren v St Johnstone (all 15:00) Saturday 18 May: Dundee v St Mirren, Hamilton Academical v St Johnstone, Motherwell v Livingston (all 12:30) Wesstrom believes his side are not any closer to agreeing a deal for Lustig, who is free to talk to other clubs with his Celtic contract ending this summer after seven-and-a-half years with the Scottish Premiership champions.
Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove says even he was a bit shocked at how prolific he has been this season, having netted 20 goals this term going into Sunday's Scottish Cup semi-final meeting with Celtic. Hearts striker Uche Ikpeazu, who scored in Saturday's 3-0 Scottish Cup semi-final defeat of Inverness Caledonian Thistle, has urged the Tynecastle club's fans to "back" manager Craig Levein, saying: "He's a good manager and a good person." (Scotland on Sunday) Scotland winger Ryan Fraser, who has been linked with a summer move to Arsenal, has leapfrogged Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Tottenham Hotspur's Cristian Eriksen to top the Premier League table of assists for the season - and matched the total by Barcelona's Lionel Messi - after setting up two goals and scoring one in Bournemouth's 5-0 thrashing of Brighton & Hove Albion. The fallout from Scotland's calamitous 3-0 defeat by Kazakhstan – a side ranked 117th in the world who failed to win a match while trying to qualify for the 2018 World Cup – raged long into the night back home. Yet while the kindest of observers were noting Scotland's next match in San Marino – rated the worst team on the planet – on Sunday means "it's probably just as well they're not coming back for a while", the players were being challenged to respond to one of the most humiliating results in the country's history by winning convincingly in Serravalle. They have to do it," said Grant, the former Norwich manager who joined the coaching staff last year along with the former Everton striker James McFadden.
"SDI is having to compel Rangers to comply with its obligations through serial court proceedings," he said. Ben Quiney QC, who leads Rangers' legal team, said "key battlegrounds" revolved around disagreement over the definition of certain commercial "activities". Bosses at Rangers Football Club are embroiled in the latest round of a long-running High Court battle with Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley centred on merchandise sales. Lawyers representing a company in the Sports Direct Group say Rangers' bosses are in breach of obligations under a deal relating to replica kit. They say SDI Retail Services are having to bring "serial court proceedings".
Another judge ruled that Rangers had breached the terms of an agreement made with SDI. Mr Justice Teare concluded that bosses at Rangers had made a new agreement with another firm without giving SDI a chance to match that firm's offer. SDI bosses have subsequently made further complaints about Rangers not complying with commercial obligations. Barrister Sa'ad Hossain QC, who is leading SDI's legal team, outlined the history of the dispute to Judge Persey and listed five sets of proceedings. "SDI is having to compel Rangers to comply with its obligations through serial court proceedings," he said. Ben Quiney QC, who leads Rangers' legal team, said "key battlegrounds" revolved around disagreement over the definition of certain commercial "activities".