Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Dumbarton Wed, 20 Jan 2021 20:50:00 +1100 Tribal Football <![CDATA[Ex-Rangers ace Ferguson on St Mirren radar]]> <p>Barry Ferguson is being heavily linked with the managerial vacancy at St Mirren.<p>Sky Sports is of the belief that the former Rangers midfielder is being lined up to replace Danny Lennon whose contract will not be renewed by the Paisley club.<p>Dumbarton boss Ian Murray is the reported favourite for the role but Ferguson is now believed to be a candidate after finishing the 2013/14 season as interim boss at Blackpool.<p>The 36-year old ex-Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Seasiders and Scotland man replaced Paul Ince in the Bloomfield Road hotseat in January and led them to safety with a 20th-place finish in England's second tier.<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tue, 13 May 2014 06:35:54 +1000 <![CDATA[Inverness boss Hughes cries foul as league match scheduled before cup]]> <p>Inverness manager John Hughes was left to ponder what his club has done wrong as they prepare for a Scottish Premiership meeting with Hibernian on Wednesday night.<p>Caley meet Aberdeen in the Scottish League Cup final at Celtic Park on Sunday but first have to deal with a midweek league game at home against Hibs.<p>Hughes feels like the whole world is against Inverness especially as he will be without Gary Warren (two yellow cards in semi-final) for Sunday's showpiece.<p>Add to that the fact that Aberdeen won't have to play between the weekend's Scottish Cup win over Dumbarton and Sunday's cup decider and Hughes has put forward a fair case.<p>"I'm not criticising. I'm looking for someone to stop this going on against Inverness since I've come here. It's left me scratching my head," he said.<p>In regards to the extra fixture, Hughes added: "That's advantage Aberdeen (for the cup final).<p>"What happens if I pick up sendings-off or injuries? Give them the cup. There you go. Off you go and play your golf.<p>"Do what you want - while we still have Hibs to worry about."<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 04:20:31 +1100 <![CDATA[SCOTTISH CUP - QF DRAW: Rangers to meet Albion as Aberdeen get Dumbarton]]> <p>The draw for the quarter-finals of the 2013/14 William Hill Scottish Cup was made on Sunday following the conclusion of the fifth round matches.<p>Holders Celtic are out after being beaten 2-1 at home by Aberdeen who will take on Championship club Dumbarton at Pittodrie on March 8 or 9 while Rangers will host League Two Albion Rovers following their 4-0 triumph over Dunfermline Athletic.<p>St Johnstone travel to Raith Rovers after they beat Forfar Athletic 4-0 and Hibernian 3-2 respectively while the winner of the replay between Stranraer and Inverness - after their 2-2 draw - will host Dundee United who defeated St Mirren 2-1 on Sunday.<p>2013/14 Scottish Cup quarter-final drawFixtures to be played March 8/9<p>Raith Rovers (CHA) v St Johnstone (SPL) - Stark's Park, KirkcaldyAberdeen (SPL) v Dumbarton (CHA) - Pittodrie, AberdeenStranraer (L1) or Inverness (SPL) v Dundee United (SPL) - TBARangers (L1) v Albion Rovers (L2) - Ibrox, Glasgow<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 04:45:34 +1100 <![CDATA[Lennon admits Celtic were second best in Aberdeen loss]]> <p>Celtic manager Neil Lennon has admitted that his side were simply not good enough in their 2-1 Scottish Cup loss to Aberdeen on Saturday.<p>The Hoops were eliminated from the competition in the fifth round despite scoring early through Anthony Stokes as goals from Russell Anderson and Peter Pawlett sent the Dons through to the quarter-finals.<p>After the match, Lennon said his Celtic side were not near their best but took nothing away from Derek McInnes' charges who will meet Championship side Dumbarton in the next stage.<p>"Defensively and midfield-wise we were second best," Lennon said.<p>"We started the game well and then our passing was just so poor. We never really had a concerted period of pressure to work the Aberdeen goalkeeper (Jamie Langfield).<p>"It's very difficult to single out any player with any credit - Stokes possibly and James (Forrest) maybe had a spark but the rest of the team were very flat.<p>"That is as poor as we have played for a long, long time. There was a flatness about our play today and I don't know where that has come from. It's in our DNA as a club - we want to defend the Cup.<p>"There was no excuse for today, that was a poor performance and we have to accept the criticism that will come our way.<p>"But you have got to give credit to Aberdeen, they came here with a game plan and it worked out well for them."<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 04:41:00 +1100 <![CDATA[McInnes gushes with pride after Aberdeen shock Celtic]]> <p>Derek McInnes was over the moon after guiding his Aberdeen side through to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup on Saturday.<p>The Dons came from behind to beat the highly-fancied Celtic 2-1 at Parkhead to move into the final eight where they will meet Dumbarton at Pittodrie in early March.<p>Russell Anderson cancelled out Anthony Stokes' early opener before Peter Pawlett won it for Aberdeen and it was a performance not lost on their proud manager.<p>"The performance is something I know we are capable of so I'm probably prouder of the mindset," he said.<p>"When you are the underdog, it's normally about reinforcing confidence and getting belief in the team but we didn't have to work too hard at that this week.<p>"I know with the demands of Celtic and their standards, people will maybe look at Celtic's failings, but I think we restricted them. We never allowed the game to be stretched, we never allowed their better players to affect the game too much.<p>"I have been here as a manager and a player when you feel as if you are hanging in and I never felt that today. Even when it was 1-1, it was about what we can do to win the game. More importantly, the players believed they could go and win it, and that's brilliant to see."<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 04:37:28 +1100 <![CDATA[SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE TRANSFERS: All the ins and outs from Scotland]]> <p>Below is the updated list of ins and outs from Scottish Premier League clubs as of the end of Wednesday, January 29, 2014.<p>ABERDEEN<p>Ins:Alan Tate (Swansea City, WAL - loan)Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic, ENG - undisclosed)<p>Outs:Jamie Masson (Elgin City - loan)Lawrence Shankland (Dunfermline Athletic - loan)Gregg Wylde (St Mirren - undisclosed)<p>CELTIC<p>Ins:Holmbert Fridjonsson (Fram Reykjavik, ICE - undisclosed)Stefan Johansen (Stromsgodset, NOR - 2m)<p>Outs:Paul George (Hamilton Academical - loan)Tom Rogic (Melbourne Victory, AUS - loan)Bahrudin Atajic (Shrewsbury Town, ENG - loan)DUNDEE UNITED<p>Ins:Farid El Alagui (Brentford, ENG - loan)<p>Outs:Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle - loan)<p>HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN<p>Outs:Adam King (Swansea City, WAL - 200,000)<p>HIBERNIAN<p>Outs:Fraser Mullen (Raith Rovers - free)Ross Caldwell (Alloa Athletic - loan)<p>INVERNESS CALEDONIAN THISTLE<p>Ins:Greg Tansey (Stevenage, ENG)<p>KILMARNOCK<p>Ins:Vitalijis Maksimenko (Brighton & Hove Albion, ENG - loan)Alexei Eremenko (FC Kairat, KAZ - free)<p>Outs: James Fowler (Cowdenbeath - loan)Kyle Jacobs (Livingston - free)Reuben Gabriel (Waasland Beveren, BEL - free)<p>MOTHERWELL<p>Ins:Henri Anier (Viking, NOR - undisclosed)<p>Outs:Adam Cummins (Dundee - loan)Robert McHugh (Queen of the South - loan)<p>PARTICK THISTLE<p>Ins:Gary Fraser (Bolton Wanderers, ENG - free)Lee Mair (St Mirren - free)Chris Erskine (Dundee United - loan)Lyle Taylor (Sheffield United, ENG - loan)<p>Outs:Mark McGuigan (Albion Rovers - free)Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath - loan)John Baird - released<p>ROSS COUNTY<p>Ins:Jordan Slew (Blackburn Rovers, ENG - loan)Evangelos Ikonomou (Veria, Greece - undisclosed)Michael Tidser (Rotherham United, ENG - loan)Filip Kiss (Cardiff City, WAL - loan)Yoann Arquin (Notts County, ENG - free)Yann Songo'o (Blackburn Rovers, ENG - loan)<p>Outs:Mihael Kovacevic (contract terminated on compassionate grounds)Orhan Mustafi - (Grasshoppers Zurich , SUI - loan terminated)<p>ST JOHNSTONE<p>Ins:Michael O'Halloran (Bolton Wanderers, ENG - undisclosed)Chris Iwelumo (Scunthorpe United, ENG - undisclosed)James Dunne (Stevenage, ENG - loan)<p>Outs:David Robertson (Greenock Morton - free)Liam Caddis (Alloa Athletic - loan extended)Chris Kane (Dumbarton - loan)<p>ST MIRREN<p>Ins:Gregg Wylde (Aberdeen - undisclosed)<p>Outs:Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic, ENG - loan)<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 05:02:41 +1100 <![CDATA[Former Dundee Utd boss Houston becomes Celtic scout]]> <p>Peter Houston has been appointed by Celtic as the Glasgow clubs newest scout.<p>The 55-year old former Dundee United manager, who left Tannadice in January, has been brought in by the Hoops' football development manager John Park.<p>A former striker with such clubs as Albion Rovers, Falkirk and Dumbarton, Houston brings a wealth of Scottish football knowledge to Parkhead.<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 05:24:45 +1100 <![CDATA[Aberdeen draw Celtic, Hibs take on Raith, Rangers await Ayr or Dunfermline]]> <p>Aberdeen have been handed the unenviable task of taking on Celtic at Celtic Park in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.<p>Derek McInnes' Dons will meet the Hoops in Glasgow on the 8th or 9th of February after beating Partick Thistle 1-0 on Sunday, the same date Celtic demolished Heart of Midlothian 7-0.<p>Despite the difficulty of facing Celtic away from home, McInnes was excited about the tie, especially as it comes after their League Cup semi-final against St Johnstone.<p>"For all the players, staff and supporters it is a great tie to be involved in and we'll look forward to it," he said.<p>"The game is still a long way away but it's important that when it comes around we are in good form. Hopefully, by then, we will be doing well in the league and go into the game off the back of a good League Cup semi-final result the week before.<p>"We want to do well in both cup competitions and to do that we are going to have to beat the favourites and we are going to have to do it the hard way."<p>In other fifth round Scottish Cup fixtures, Hibernian host Raith Rovers, Rangers await the winner of Ayr United and Dunfermline Athletic following their 1-1 draw on Saturday and Dundee United will host the winner of Queen of the South and St Mirren.<p>2013/14 Scottish Cup fifth round draw<p>Alloa Athletic v Dumbarton - Recreation Park, AlloaClyde or Stranraer v Inverness - Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld or Stair Park, StranraerHibernian v Raith Rovers - Easter Road, EdinburghAlbion Rovers v Steinhousemuir - Cliftonhill, CoatbridgeBrechin City or Forfar Athletic - St Johnstone - Glebe Park, Brechin or Station Park, ForfarCeltic v Aberdeen - Celtic Park, GlasgowDundee United v Queen of the South or St Mirren - Tannadice, DundeeRangers v Ayr United of Dunfermline Athletic - Ibrox, Glasgow<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 03:48:37 +1100 <![CDATA[Celtic draw Hearts, Rangers to meet Falkirk, Aberdeen versus Partick]]> <p>The draw for the fourth round of the 2013/14 William Hill Scottish Cup took place on Tuesday.<p>Title holders Celtic, who have won the cup 36 times, will head to 2012 winners Heart of Midlothian for their first fixture after entering the competition at this stage, along with all the other 12 Scottish Premier League clubs.<p>33-times winners Rangers have an way trip to Falkirk whilst Aberdeen, who last saluted in 1990, face a tricky trip to Partick Thistle.<p>2013/14 Scottish Cup fourth round fixtures<p>Falkirk v RangersAlbion Rovers v MotherwellCulter or Berwick v DumbartonClyde v Stranraer or AuchinleckDundee United v KilmarnockQueen of the South v St MirrenStenhousemuir or Annan v FraserburghBrechin City v Forfar AthleticAlloa Athletic v Stirling AlbionRoss County v HibernianDundee v Raith RoversSt Johnstone v LivingstonPartick Thistle v AberdeenHearts v CelticAyr United v DunfermlineInverness v MortonTies to be played weekend of Nov 30-Dec 1<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 03:25:12 +1100 <![CDATA[Ex-Portsmouth, Kayserispor winger Ciftci saves the day for Dundee Utd]]> <p>Nadir Ciftci's performance for Dundee United on Wednesday night has been praised by manager Jackie McNamara.<p>The 21-year old Dutch-Turkish winger came off the bench to score two goals, including the 89th minute winner, as the Terrors came from behind to beat Dumbarton 3-2 in the second round of the Scottish League Cup.<p>The goals were the former Portsmouth, Kayserispor and NAC Breda man's first for United and his showing was certainly not lost on a proud McNamara.<p>"I'm delighted for Nadir, I thought he was excellent," he said.<p>"I told him to get in behind them with his strength. I knew he would cause them problems.<p>"It was a good ball from Paul Paton and an excellent first touch and great finish. He was excellent for Gauldy's (Ryan Gauld) goal as well, good strength in their box and a good ball across.<p>"He is a fantastic talent, I think everyone can see that.<p>"It's down to myself and the staff to make sure we get the best out of him every time he plays and that he keeps improving.<p>"He is only 21 years old and you can see he's a real prospect."<p>&nbsp;<a href= target=new>The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join nation on Facebook today:</a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 03:49:02 +1000