Steven Gerrard’s Belly Slides And Dundee United Is An Insult? SPFL Recap March 6th-13th

ABERDEEN

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes announced he was leaving the club this week after a continuous run of poor results and performances. He was at the club for almost eight years and was able to secure regular top six finishes, European football and even won the League Cup in his first season as manager.

Candidates linked to the role include Neil Lennon, Stephen Robinson and in a bizarre twist an Aberdeen fan who’s mates set up a fake Wikipedia page about him which led to a betting agency deeming him as one of the probable candidates.

CELTIC
After another goalless draw Celtic officially kissed goodbye to ten in a row as their draw allowed Rangers to be crowned champions.

The club is also in talks with the Scottish Government over whether or not the scheduled Old Firm clash on March 21st should go ahead due to the risk of supporters breaking lockdown restrictions. The club released a statement announcing the work their doing with the government and urged supporters to remain at home.

Celtic were also in hot water this week after announcing they had finalised a pre-season contract with Sheffield Wednesday player Liam Shaw despite Sheffield Wednesday wanting to keep the deal away from the public eye. Sheffield Wednesday also said in a statement that they would be investigating the matter.

DUNDEE UNITED

It has recently come to light that in an old 2010 BBC Documentary that Nigerian people have been using Dundee United as an insult and as another way to say idiot. The phrase is speculated to come from an under 16s world championship tournament that featured Dundee United and different Nigerian teams.

HIBS

Hibs mourned the loss of former player Jimmy Stevenson this week. Stevenson played for the club in the 60s and even became a Scottish Internationalist at a young age. The team at the Hummingbird Journal send our condolences.

LIVINGSTON

Livingston boss David Martindale spoke out in defence of Rangers following the events of Rangers being crowned champions. He said he believes that lockdown reduced the crowds from being even bigger as fans would’ve been too cautious to go and that the restrictions in place most likely will have stopped the situation from being any worse. He also said he hopes that the talks of the next Old Firm game to be cancelled is just a threat to keep supporters in line and that fans of both sides of the Old Firm don’t arrive at Celtic Park out of fears of violence breaking out.

RANGERS
Rangers dominated headlines this week after they secured their 55th league title win and due to the mass crowds of fans that were partying at Ibrox last weekend. The club also said they were working with the government to keep fans safe for the next Old Firm match and published statements about their work with the government before the events of Saturday and Sunday to help keep fans safe.

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