Premier League giants Fulham F.C are expected to resume interest in Celtic star Dedryck Boyata. The London base club had an initial bid of around £8m rejected in the summer ahead of the Celtic’s Champions League qualifiers with AEK Athens but are believed to be preparing a new offer despite a change of manager with […]
Category: Scottish Premier League
The Scottish Premier League (SPL) was the top level league competition for professional football clubs in Scotland. The league was founded in 1998, when it broke away from the Scottish Football League (SFL). It was abolished in 2013, when the SPL and SFL merged to form the new Scottish Professional Football League, with its top division being known as the Scottish Premiership. A total of 19 clubs competed in the SPL, but only the Old Firm clubs, Celtic and Rangers won the league championship.
For most of its history, the Scottish Football League had a two divisional structure (Divisions One and Two) between which clubs were promoted and relegated at the end of each season. However, by the mid-1970s, this organisation was perceived to be stagnant, and it was decided to split into a three divisional structure: Premier Division (formerly Division One), First Division (formerly Division Two) and a newly added Second Division. This system came into force for the 1975–76 season. This setup continued until the 1994–95 season, when a four divisional structure was introduced. This involved the creation of a Third Division, with all four divisions consisting of ten clubs.
On 8 September 1997, the clubs in the Premier Division decided to split from the Scottish Football League and form a Scottish Premier League. This followed an earlier example in England, which came into force during the 1992–93 season. This decision was fuelled by a desire by the top clubs in Scotland to retain more of the revenue generated by the game. Originally, league sponsorship money was divided proportionally between clubs in all four divisions. After the SPL was formed, its clubs retained all of its commercial revenues except for an annual payment to the SFL and a parachute payment to relegated clubs.
League info were according to Wikipedia
Celtic are on the brink of making their first signing of the January transfer window, with forward Timothy Weah expected to return to Glasgow this week and finalise a loan move from Paris Saint-Germain, according to The Daily Record. The paper reckon that Weah has already agreed to the switch, having had a tour of […]
According to The Sunday Post, West Ham United striker Andy Carroll could be an “option” for Scottish champions Celtic in regards to January signings. The 29-year-old played alongside Rangers boss Steven Gerrard at Liverpool, and has only just returned from a lengthy injury for the Hammers. The chances of the former Liverpool man joining Celtic […]
Celtic must make an audacious move to sign Swansea forward Wilfried Bony in the January transfer window to add an extra layer of depth to their striker options. According to Wales Online, the 29-year-old is on huge wages of at least £100,000-a-week and the Swans want to get him off their wagebill as soon as […]
A report from the Daily Star claims Chelsea wing-back/winger Victor Moses will leave the club and likely to join Crystal Palace in January for a reported £12m after the Nigerian is now far down the pecking order at the Stamford Bridge. The Blues new gaffer has changed the team’s style of play, meaning a change […]
According to Football Weeks sources, Celtic winger James Forrest is set to sign a new deal with the club. The Scottish champions have been in talks with the player over a new deal for several weeks and terms have reportedly been agreed on a new long-term contract. Forrest’s previous deal was due to expire at […]
Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side have lost the first Old Firm derby to Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic side at the Celtic park on Sunday afternoon. Rangers were top bookmakers favourite to earn all three points against Celtic in the Scottish today, but this never has happened as predicted. Although, there’s a sign relief in Rangers this time […]
With the summer window now shut and European football announced for the year, trending event in Glasgow now will be on the Old Firm derby on Sunday with Rangers’ new boss Steven Gerrard handed a chance to challenge Celtic and former boss Brendan Rodgers. Celtic have had a somewhat dull activity this summer, which ended […]
Celtic fans have been somewhat lose confidence in recent times after seeing their team make a poor start to the new season, which has already seen them miss out of the Champions League. Many Hoops faithful have been frustrated with club’s activity so far in recent times, with Spurs’ summer transfer window business a particular […]
Germany international and new Bayern Munich ace Leon Goretzka confirmed he rejected Barcelona‘s interest to join Bayern as he was finally unveiled at the Allianz Arena on Thursday. The 23-year-old, who mainly plays as a midfielder, announced back in January that he was to leave Schalke to join the Bundesliga champions in the summer, which […]