Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Raith Rovers Mon, 16 May 2022 18:55:48 +1000 Tribal Football <![CDATA[William Hill Scottish Cup 4th round draw]]> <p>There are five all-Premiership games in the Scottish Cup Fourth round draw.St Johnstone v Ross CountySt Mirren v Inverness Caledonian ThistleHurlford United or Stirling Albion v Raith RoversRangers v KilmarnockHearts v CelticQueen of the South v Brora RangersStranraer v DunfermlineElgin City or Bo'ness United v ArbroathFalkirk v CowdenbeathSpartans v Morton or AirdrieoniansBerwick Rangers v Albion RoversDundee v Aberdeen Annan Athletic v Brechin CityAyr or Alloa v HibernianMotherwell v Dundee United Partick Thistle v Hamilton Academical <p>Ties to be played weekend of 29/30 November <p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href= target=new></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:27:18 +1100 <![CDATA[LOAN WATCH: Sunderland's Watmore eager to develop with Hibernian]]> <p>Duncan Watmore experienced his first taste of senior football in Scotland when Hibernian lost 3-2 in the Scottish Cup to Raith Rovers on the weekend.<p>The 19-year old forward, who joined Hibs on loan from Sunderland last month, played a full 90 minutes as the Edinburgh club were eliminated by the Championship outfit in the fifth round.<p>Watmore admits his debut at Easter Road was somewhat of a baptism of fire and after embracing it, is looking to really develop his game during his spell with the Hibees.<p>"I don't think I'm ready for the Sunderland first team," he told the Scotsman.<p>"For my development, the next stage was definitely to come and get first-team experience - I don't think I would have got that at Sunderland.<p>"It's a stepping stone, and I'm really glad that I'm here. It's a good club to get experience at, and I'm very grateful and lucky for that. It's all part of my development. Everything I learn here will make me a better player.<p>"I want to learn a lot, and get better with my end product - crosses. And I want to chip in with a few goals, and get bigger and cope with the physicality even more."<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, 13 Feb 2014 02:54:47 +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[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[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[Wenger posts Arsenal scout to see Gauld and Dundee teen Wighton ]]> <p>Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has posted a scout to Scotland this weekend.<p>The Evening Telegraph says a Gunners scout was in the stands for last night's Dundee United's Scottish Cup tie with Kilmarnock to see the Arabs' Ryan Gauld.<p>And the talent spotter is staying on today to see Dundee's Dens Park tie against Raith Rovers with 16-year-old Craig Wighton the subject of his attention.<p>Wenger had a scout travel to Dundee last month for their defeat to Livingston, but Wighton didn't make the line-up.<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href= target=new></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 09:51:17 +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-Hibs keeper McNeil: I'm delighted for ex-Southampton mate Bale!]]> <p>Andrew McNeil's football career is in stark contrast to that of Real Madrid new boy Gareth Bale.<p>The pair came through Southampton's youth academy together about seven years ago with goalkeeper McNeil now on the verge of a move to New Zealand club WaiBOP United.<p>On the flipside of the coin, Bale left Tottenham to sign with Real in a deal which is set to land him around 300,000-a-week.<p>McNeil, who has had spells with Hibernian, Montrose, Raith Rovers and Livingston, says he is trying something new just to see if he can make a living playing away from Scotland while his old mate has become the world's most expensive player.<p>"I'm delighted for Gareth. He's been different class the last couple of years and seems to get better every season. It will be a big change for him but I think he'll do great there," he revealed to the Daily Record.<p>"I spoke to him at the end of last season when Tottenham were pushing for the Champions League spot.<p>"He was happy there but getting the chance to go to Real Madrid is incredible so I'm not surprised he didn't turn it down."<p>But McNeil added that Bale's new wages won't change the person he has become since he was a skinny kid at St Mary's.<p>"The way footballers are elevated to superstar status it makes them seem untouchable when in reality Gareth Bale is just a young father who happens to be very good at his job," he added.<p>"He's a nice guy, very humble and pleasant. He's no different to 95 per cent of people you meet but because he's good at football people sometimes have preconceptions.<p>"He's reportedly on 300,000 a week at Real Madrid but at Southampton we were on 80 as a first year scholar which went up to 90 in your second year before the club offered you a professional deal.<p>"At 15 and 16 Gareth hadn't quite developed - he was nowhere near as tall or fast as he is now - so I think when he started to develop physically it was a huge advantage.<p>"He always had decent technical ability but that's not what sets him apart from the rest, it's his physical attributes.<p>"If you'd asked me then if Gareth Bale would one day be the most expensive footballer in the world I would have said no.<p>"The main thing will be how he integrates into that team and establishes himself because he's gone from being the main man at Spurs to one of many at Madrid."<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> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 03:57:03 +1000 <![CDATA[Former Rangers, Huesca striker Novo pondering Kilmarnock move]]> <p>Nacho Novo is believed to be closing in on a move to Kilmarnock after failing to win a contract with Rangers.<p>The 34-year old Spanish striker was hoping he could make an Ibrox return after departing Huesca at the end of last season but a potential deal fell through which leaves him training at Killie.<p>Novo, who has also played with Raith Rovers and Dundee in Scotland, suggests he is now on the verge of signing with Kilmarnock.<p>"There was a lot of talk about Rangers but the manager never got back to me," Novo told the Daily Record.<p>"I was disappointed to be treated like that but don't feel I need to prove myself to anybody. Kilmarnock have been great with me.<p>"I really enjoyed my first day and was made to feel welcome by everyone.<p>"I have offers and interest from abroad, but my family situation is something I need to consider. I've hardly seen them for three years."<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> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 04:29:06 +1000 <![CDATA[SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE TRANSFERS: Club-by-club transfer deals]]> <p>Below is a full list of all the summer transfers and loans for Scottish Premier League clubs which took place during June, July and August of 2013.<p>Aberdeen<p>InsBarry Robson (Sheffield United - free), Gregg Wylde (Bolton - free), Michael Hector (Reading - loan), Lawrence Shankland (Queen's Park - undisclosed), Nicky Weaver (Sheffield United - free), Calvin Zola (Burton Albion - free), Will Flood (Dundee United - free)<p>OutsGavin Rae (Dundee - free), Rory Fallon (St Johnstone - free), Isaac Osbourne (Partick Thistle - free)<p>Celtic<p>InsTeemu Pukki (Schalke, GER - 2.1m), Nir Biton (FC Ashdod, ISR - 700,000), Derk Boerrigter (Ajax, NED - 2.1m), Steven Mouyokolo (Wolves - free), Virgil van Dijk (FC Groningen, NED - 2.5m), Amido Balde (Vitoria Guimaraes, POR - 1.5m)<p>OutsVictor Wanyama (Southampton - 12.5m), Gary Hooper (Norwich City - 5.3m), Kelvin Wilson (Nottingham Forest - 2.5m), Thomas Rogne (Wigan Athletic - free), Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town - free), Robbie Thomson (Rochdale - free), Callum McGregor (Notts County - loan)<p>Dundee United<p>InsMark Wilson (Bristol City - free), Nadir Ciftci (NAC Breda, NED - free), David Goodwillie (Blackburn Rovers - loan), Paul Paton (Partick Thistle - free), Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle - free), Brian Graham (Raith Rovers - free), Andrew Robertson (Queen's Park - undisclosed), Aidan Connolly (Queen's Park - undisclosed), Calum Butcher (Hayes & Yeading United - free), Kudus Oyenuga (Hayes & Yeading United - free)<p>OutsJohnny Russell (Derby County - 750,000), Jon Daly (Rangers - free), Willo Flood (Aberdeen - free), Barry Douglas (Lech Poznan, POL - free), Marcus Tornstrand (Ostersunds, SWE - free), Steve Banks (St Johnstone - free), Ryan Ferguson (Dunfermline Athletic - loan), Brian McLean (Ross County - free), Luke Johnston (Dunfermline Athletic - loan), Jordan Moore (Dunfermline Athletic - loan), Richie Ryan (Shamrock Rovers - free), Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic - loan), Michael Gardyne (Kilmarnock - loan)<p>Heart of Midlothian<p>InsDanny Wilson (Liverpool - free)<p>OutsJohn Sutton (Motherwell - free), Fraser Mullen (Hibernian - free), Darren Barr (Kilmarnock - free)<p>Hibernian<p>InsMichael Nelson (Bradford City - free), James Collins (Swindon Town - 200,000), Owain Tudur Jones (Inverness CT - free), Fraser Mullen (Heart of Midlothian - free), Rowan Vine (St Johnstone - free)<p>OutsDavid Wotherspoon (St Johnstone - free), Gary Deegan (Northampton Town - free)<p>Inverness Caledonian Thistle<p>InsDean Brill (Luton Town - loan), Carl Tremarco (Macclesfield Town - free), Torbjorn Agdestein (Brighton & Hove Albion - free)<p>OutsOwain Tudur Jones (Hibernian - free)<p>Kilmarnock<p>InsDarren Barr (Heart of Midlothian - free), Kyle Jacobs (Livingston - free), Michael Gardyne (Dundee United - loan)<p>Outs<p>Motherwell<p>InsHenri Anier (Viking, NOR - loan), Iain Vigurs (Ross County - free), John Sutton (Heart of Midlothian - free), Gunnar Nielsen (Silkeborg, DEN - free), Stephen McManus (Middlesbrough - free), Lionel Ainsworth (Rotherham - loan)<p>OutsChris Humphrey (Preston North End - free), Steve Saunders (Ross County - free)<p>Partick Thistle<p>InsKallum Higginbotham (Huddersfield Town - free), Simon Colina Dominguez (Barcelona, SPN - free), Mark Kerr (Dundee - free), Henoc Mukendi (Liverpool - loan), Gary Fraser (Bolton - loan), Isaac Osbourne (Aberdeen - free)<p>OutsPaul Paton (Dundee United - free), Chris Erskine (Dundee United - free), Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers - free)<p>Ross County<p>InsDarren Maatsen (Excelsior, NED - free), Steve Saunders (Motherwell - free), Brian McLean (Dundee United - free), Graham Carey (St Mirren - free)<p>OutsIain Vigurs (Motherwell - free), Mark Fotheringham (Notts County - free)<p>St Johnstone<p>InsGwion Edwards (Swansea City - loan), David Wotherspoon (Hibernian - free), Brian Easton (Dundee - free), Steve Banks (Dundee United - free), Rory Fallon (Aberdeen - free), Gary McDonald (Morecambe - free), Scott Brown (Bradford City - free)<p>OutsRowan Vine (Hibernian - free)<p>St Mirren<p>InsGary Harkins (Dundee - free)<p>OutsSam Parkin (Exeter City - free), Lewis Guy (Carlisle United - free), Graham Carey (Ross County - free)</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 06:19:19 +1000