2007–08 in Scottish football

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2007–08 in Scottish football
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Premier League champions
Celtic
First Division champions
Hamilton Academical
Second Division champions
Ross County
Third Division champions
East Fife
Scottish Cup winners
Rangers
League Cup winners
Rangers
Challenge Cup winners
St. Johnstone
Junior Cup winners
Bathgate Thistle
Teams in Europe
Aberdeen, Celtic, Dunfermline Athletic, Rangers
Scotland national team
UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying

The 2007–08 season was the 111th season of competitive football in Scotland. [1]

Overview[edit]

Notable events[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

Transfer deals[edit]

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
Clyde Scotland Joe Miller Mutual Consent 25 May[22] Scotland Colin Hendry 11 June[23]
Motherwell Scotland Maurice Malpas Resigned 1 June[24] Scotland Mark McGhee 18 June[25]
Gretna Scotland Rowan Alexander Sacked 18 July[26] Scotland David Irons 18 July[26]
Inverness CT Scotland Charlie Christie Resigned 20 August[27] Scotland Craig Brewster 27 August[28]
Stenhousemuir Scotland Campbell Money Resigned 29 September[29] Scotland John Coughlin 12 October[30]
Ross County Scotland Dick Campbell Mutual consent 2 October[31] Scotland Derek Adams 21 November[32]
Berwick Rangers Scotland John Coughlin Resigned 7 October[33] Scotland Michael Renwick 24 October[34]
Ayr United Scotland Neil Watt Resigned 23 October[35] Scotland Brian Reid 24 October[36]
Dumbarton Scotland Gerry McCabe Sacked 11 November[37] Scotland Jim Chapman 31 December[38]
St. Johnstone Scotland Owen Coyle Mutual consent 22 November[39] Scotland Derek McInnes 27 November[40]
Dunfermline Athletic Republic of Ireland Stephen Kenny Sacked 4 December[41] Scotland Jim McIntyre 3 January[42]
Hibernian Scotland John Collins Resigned 20 December[43] Finland Mixu Paatelainen 10 January[44]
Queen's Park Scotland Billy Stark Resigned 9 January[45] Scotland Gardner Speirs 25 January[46]
Clyde Scotland Colin Hendry Resigned 18 January[47] Scotland John Brown 26 January[48]
Greenock Morton Scotland Jim McInally Resigned 12 February[49] Scotland David Irons 19 February[50]
Gretna Scotland David Irons Resigned 19 February[50] England Mick Wadsworth 19 February
East Stirlingshire Scotland Gordon Wylde Resigned 28 February[51] Scotland Jim McInally 13 March[52]
Forfar Athletic Scotland Jim Moffat Mutual consent 21 April[53] Scotland Dick Campbell 8 May[54]
Berwick Rangers Scotland Michael Renwick Sacked 28 February[55] Scotland Allan McGonigal 13 May[56]
Heart of Midlothian Scotland Stephen Frail Mutual Consent 27 May 2008[57] Hungary Csaba László 11 July[58]
Livingston England Mark Proctor Sacked 3 June[59] Italy Roberto Landi 11 June[60]

League competitions[edit]

Scottish Premier League[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 38 28 5 5 84 26 +58 89 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Rangers 38 27 5 6 84 33 +51 86 Template:Fb round2 2008–09 UCL SQR
3 Motherwell 38 18 6 14 50 46 +4 60 Template:Fb round2 2008–09 UEFA Cup R1
4 Aberdeen 38 15 8 15 50 58 −8 53
5 Dundee United 38 14 10 14 53 47 +6 52
6 Hibernian 38 14 10 14 49 45 +4 52 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
7 Falkirk 38 13 10 15 45 49 −4 49
8 Heart of Midlothian 38 13 9 16 47 55 −8 48
9 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 38 13 4 21 51 62 −11 43
10 St Mirren 38 10 11 17 26 54 −28 41
11 Kilmarnock 38 10 10 18 39 52 −13 40
12 Gretna (R) 38 5 8 25 32 83 −51 13 Relegation to Template:Fb competition 2008–09 Scottish First Division

Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Gretna: 10 points were deducted from Gretna for going into administration.[61]
Intertoto Cup: The highest-placed team who applied for the Intertoto Cup and not in an automatic UEFA Cup spot was awarded a place in that competition, Falkirk and Hibernian were the applicants for the Intertoto Cup.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Scottish First Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Hamilton Academical (C) (P) 36 23 7 6 62 27 +35 76 Template:Fb competition 2008–09 Scottish Premier League
2 Dundee 36 20 9 7 58 30 +28 69
3 St Johnstone 36 15 13 8 60 45 +15 58
4 Queen of the South 36 14 10 12 47 43 +4 52 Template:Fb round2 2008–09 UEFA Cup SQR
5 Dunfermline Athletic 36 13 12 11 36 41 −5 51
6 Partick Thistle 36 11 12 13 40 39 +1 45
7 Livingston 36 10 9 17 55 66 −11 39
8 Greenock Morton 36 9 10 17 40 58 −18 37
9 Clyde 36 9 10 17 40 59 −19 37 Template:Fb competition 2007–08 Scottish First Division Playoffs
10 Stirling Albion (R) 36 4 12 20 41 71 −30 24 Template:Fb competition 2008–09 Scottish Second Division

Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
First Division Play-offs:The 9th placed team were entered into a play-off with the Second Division's 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed teams. The winning team were awarded a place in the 2008–09 First Division, Clyde won the play-off to stay in the division.
UEFA Cup: Queen of the South qualified for the UEFA Cup Second Qualifying Round as Scottish Cup runners-up
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Scottish Second Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Ross County (C) (P) 36 22 7 7 78 44 +34 73 Template:Fb competition 2008–09 Scottish First Division
2 Airdrie United (P) 36 20 6 10 64 36 +28 66 Template:Fb competition 2007–08 Scottish First Division Playoffs
3 Raith Rovers 36 19 3 14 60 50 +10 60
4 Alloa Athletic 36 16 8 12 57 56 +1 56
5 Peterhead 36 16 7 13 65 54 +11 55
6 Brechin City 36 13 13 10 63 43 +20 52
7 Ayr United 36 13 7 16 51 62 −11 46
8 Queen's Park 36 13 5 18 48 51 −3 44
9 Cowdenbeath (R) 36 10 7 19 47 73 −26 37 Template:Fb competition 2007–08 Scottish Second Division Playoffs
10 Berwick Rangers (R) 36 3 7 26 40 101 −61 16 Template:Fb competition 2008–09 Scottish Third Division

Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Second Division Play-offs:The 9th placed team were entered into a play-off with the Third Division's 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed teams. The winning team were awarded a place in the 2008–09 Second Division, Cowdenbeath were relegated and Arbroath were promoted.
First Division Play-offs:The 9th placed team were entered into a play-off with the Second Division's 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed teams. The winning team were awarded a place in the 2008–09 First Division, Clyde won the play-off to stay in the division.
UEFA Cup: Queen of the South qualified for the UEFA Cup Second Qualifying Round as Scottish Cup runners-up.
Airdrie United: won promotion to the First Division after Gretna were relegated to the Third Division.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Scottish Third Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 East Fife (C) (P) 36 28 4 4 77 24 +53 88 Template:Fb competition 2008–09 Scottish Second Division
2 Stranraer (P) 36 19 8 9 65 43 +22 65 Template:Fb competition 2007–08 Scottish Second Division Playoffs
3 Montrose 36 17 8 11 57 35 +22 59
4 Arbroath (P) 36 14 10 12 54 47 +7 52
5 Stenhousemuir 36 13 9 14 49 57 −8 48
6 Elgin City 36 13 8 15 56 69 −13 47
7 Albion Rovers 36 9 10 17 52 69 −17 37
8 Dumbarton 36 9 10 17 31 48 −17 37
9 East Stirlingshire 36 10 4 22 48 71 −23 34
10 Forfar Athletic 36 8 9 19 35 62 −27 33

Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Second Division Play-offs:The 9th placed team were entered into a play-off with the Third Division's 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed teams. The winning team were awarded a place in the 2008–09 Second Division, Cowdenbeath were relegated and Arbroath were promoted.
Relegation: Had East Stirlingshire finished bottom of the table for what would have been a fifth consecutive time, they would have been reduced to associate members of the Scottish Football League; they finished second bottom.
Stranraer: won promotion to Second Division after Gretna were relegated to the Third Division.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Other honours[edit]

Main cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner score Runner-up Report
Scottish Cup 2007–08 Rangers 3–2 Queen of the South Wikipedia article
League Cup 2007–08 Rangers 2 – 2 (a.e.t.)
(3 – 2 pen.)
Dundee United Wikipedia article
Challenge Cup 2007–08 St. Johnstone 3–2 Dunfermline Athletic Wikipedia article
Junior Cup Bathgate Thistle 2–1 Cumnock Juniors The Scotsman

Non-league honours[edit]

Senior[edit]

Competition Winner
Highland League 2007–08 Cove Rangers
Highland League Cup Inverurie Loco Works
East of Scotland Premier Division Whitehill Welfare
East of Scotland First Division Heriot-Watt University
East of Scotland King Cup
East of Scotland League Cup Spartans
South of Scotland League Crichton
South of Scotland League Cup St. Cuthbert Wanderers
SFA North Challenge Cup Huntly
SFA South Challenge Cup Annan Athletic

Junior[edit]

West Region

Competition Winner
Premier League Pollok
Division One Kirkintilloch Rob Roy
Ayrshire League Hurlford United
Central League Division One Port Glasgow
Central League Division Two Vale of Leven
Competition Winner
Evening Times Cup Pollok
West of Scotland Cup Kilbirnie Ladeside
Central League Cup Arthurlie
Central Sectional League Cup Rutherglen Glencairn
Ayrshire League Cup Cumnock Juniors
Ayrshire Sectional League Cup Auchinleck Talbot
North Ayrshire Cup Ardrossan Winton Rovers
South Ayrshire Cup Maybole

East Region

Competition Winner
Super League Lochee United
Premier League Bo'ness United
North Division Blairgowrie
Central Division Ballingry Rovers
South Division Fauldhouse United

North Region

Competition Winner
Premier League Banks O'Dee
Division One Banchory St. Ternan
Division Two Lossiemouth United

Individual honours[edit]

PFA Scotland awards[edit]

Award Winner Team
Players' Player of the Year Republic of Ireland Aiden McGeady Celtic
Young Player of the Year Republic of Ireland Aiden McGeady Celtic
Manager of the Year Scotland Billy Reid Hamilton Academical

SFWA awards[edit]

Award Winner Team
Footballer of the Year Spain Carlos Cuéllar Rangers
Young Player of the Year Scotland Steven Fletcher Hibernian
Manager of the Year Scotland Walter Smith Rangers

Monthly awards[edit]

Month SPL SFL
Manager Player Young player Rising star Div 1 manager Div 2 manager Div 3 manager Player Young player
August Scotland Walter Smith
(Rangers)
Spain Carlos Cuéllar
(Rangers)
Scotland Steven Fletcher
(Hibernian)
Scotland Mark Staunton
(Falkirk)
Scotland Billy Reid
(Hamilton Academical)
Scotland Billy Stark
(Queen's Park)
Scotland Gordon Wylde
(East Stirlingshire)
England Richard Offiong
(Hamilton Academical)
Scotland Kevin McDonald
(Dundee)
September Scotland John Collins
(Hibernian)
Australia Scott McDonald
(Celtic)
England Andrew Driver
(Heart of Midlothian)
Scotland Scott Anson
(Kilmarnock)
Scotland Owen Coyle
(St. Johnstone)
Scotland Steve Paterson
(Peterhead)
Scotland John McGlashan
(Arbroath)
Scotland Ryan Stevenson
(Ayr United)
Scotland James McArthur
(Hamilton Academical)
October Scotland Craig Levein
(Dundee United)
Scotland Lee Wilkie
(Dundee United)
Scotland Ross McCormack
(Motherwell)
Scotland Jack Wilson
(Hibernian)
Scotland Billy Reid
(Hamilton Academical)
Scotland Alan Maitland
(Alloa Athletic)
England David Baikie
(East Fife)
England Bryn Halliwell
(Hamilton Academical)
Republic of Ireland James McCarthy
(Hamilton Academical)
November Scotland Mark McGhee
(Motherwell)
Republic of Ireland Aiden McGeady
(Celtic)
Scotland Ross McCormack
(Motherwell)
Scotland Liam Cusack
(Gretna)
Scotland Alex Rae
(Dundee)
Scotland Derek Adams
(Ross County)
England David Baikie
(East Fife)
Scotland Kenny Deuchar
(St. Johnstone)
Scotland Scott Fox
(East Fife)
December Scotland Craig Brewster
(Inverness CT)
Romania Marius Niculae
(Inverness CT)
Scotland Scott Arfield
(Falkirk)
Scotland Jim McIntyre
(Dunfermline Athletic)
Scotland Michael O'Neill
(Brechin City)
Scotland Gerry Britton
(Stranraer)
Scotland Allan Russell
(Airdrie United)
Scotland Kevin McDonald
(Dundee)
January Scotland Walter Smith
(Rangers)
Scotland Barry Robson
(Dundee United)
England Danny Grainger
(Dundee United)
Scotland Gordon Chisholm
(Queen of the South)
Scotland Derek Adams
(Ross County)
England David Baikie
(East Fife)
Scotland Andrew Barrowman
(Ross County)
Republic of Ireland Andy Jackson
(St. Johnstone)
February Finland Mixu Paatelainen
(Hibernian)
Republic of Ireland Aiden McGeady
(Celtic)
Scotland Steven Fletcher
(Hibernian)
Scotland Ryan Strachan
(Aberdeen)
Scotland Gordon Chisholm
(Queen of the South)
Scotland Neale Cooper
(Peterhead)
Scotland Derek Ferguson
(Stranraer)
France Mickaël Antoine-Curier
(Dundee)
Scotland Graham Dorrans
(Livingston)
March Scotland Walter Smith
(Rangers)
Scotland Darren Barr
(Falkirk)
Scotland Garry Kenneth
(Dundee United)
Scotland Ryan Crighton
(St. Mirren)
Scotland Ian McCall
(Partick Thistle)
Scotland Brian Reid
(Ayr United)
Scotland Robbie Williamson
(Elgin City)
Northern Ireland Jonathan Tuffey
(Partick Thistle)
Scotland Leigh Griffiths
(Livingston)
April Scotland Gordon Strachan
(Celtic)
Scotland Barry Robson
(Celtic)
Scotland Gary Glen
(Heart of Midlothian)
Scotland Gordon Chisholm
(Queen of the South)
Scotland Alan Maitland
(Alloa Athletic)
Scotland Derek Ferguson
(Stranraer)
Scotland Mark McLaughlin
(Hamilton Academical)
Scotland Brian Easton
(Hamilton Academical)

Scottish clubs in Europe[edit]

Summary[edit]

Club Competition(s) Final round Coef.
Celtic UEFA Champions League Round of 16 11.00
Rangers UEFA Champions League

UEFA Cup

Group stage

Runners-up

23.50
Aberdeen UEFA Cup Round of 32 6.00
Dunfermline Athletic UEFA Cup Second qualifying round 0.50

Celtic[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[62] Celtic scorer(s) Report
Champions League third qualifying round
15 August Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (A) Russia Spartak Moscow 1–1 Paul Hartley BBC Sport
29 August Celtic Park, Glasgow (H) Russia Spartak Moscow 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 Pen.)
Scott McDonald BBC Sport
Champions League group stage
18 September RSK Olimpiyskyi, Donetsk (A) Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 0–2 BBC Sport
18 September Celtic Park, Glasgow (H) Italy A.C. Milan 2–1 Stephen McManus, Scott McDonald BBC Sport
24 October Estádio da Luz, Lisbon (A) Portugal Benfica 0–1 BBC Sport
6 November Celtic Park, Glasgow (H) Portugal Benfica 1–0 Aiden McGeady BBC Sport
28 November Celtic Park, Glasgow (H) Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 2–1 Jiří Jarošík, Massimo Donati BBC Sport
4 December San Siro, Milan (A) Italy A.C. Milan 0–1 BBC Sport
Champions League Round of 16
20 February Celtic Park, Glasgow (H) Spain Barcelona 2–3 Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, Barry Robson BBC Sport
4 March Nou Camp, Barcelona (A) Spain Barcelona 0–1 BBC Sport

Rangers[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[62] Rangers scorer(s) Report
Champions League second qualifying round
31 July Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (H) Montenegro FK Zeta 2–0 David Weir, Lee McCulloch BBC Sport
7 August Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica (A) Montenegro FK Zeta 1–0 DaMarcus Beasley BBC Sport
Champions League third qualifying round
14 August Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (H) Serbia Red Star Belgrade 1–0 Nacho Novo BBC Sport
28 August Stadion Crvena Zvezda, Belgrade (A) Serbia Red Star Belgrade 0–0 BBC Sport
Champions League group stage
13 September Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (H) Germany Stuttgart 2–1 Charlie Adam, Jean-Claude Darcheville BBC Sport
19 September Stade Gerland, Lyon (A) France Lyon 3–0 Lee McCulloch, Daniel Cousin DaMarcus Beasley BBC Sport
23 October Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (H) Spain Barcelona 0–0 BBC Sport
7 November Nou Camp, Barcelona (A) Spain Barcelona 0–2 BBC Sport
27 November Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart (A) Germany Stuttgart 2–3 Charlie Adam, Barry Ferguson BBC Sport
12 December Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (H) France Lyon 0–3 BBC Sport
UEFA Cup Round of 32
13 February Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (H) Greece Panathinaikos 0–0 BBC Sport
21 February Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium, Athens (A) Greece Panathinaikos (a)1–1 Nacho Novo BBC Sport
UEFA Cup Round of 16
6 March Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (H) Germany Werder Bremen 2–0 Daniel Cousin, Steven Davis BBC Sport
13 March Weserstadion, Bremen (A) Germany Werder Bremen 0–1 BBC Sport
UEFA Cup Quarter-final
3 April Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (H) Portugal Sporting CP 0–0 BBC Sport
10 April Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon (A) Portugal Sporting CP 2–0 Jean-Claude Darcheville, Steven Whittaker BBC Sport
UEFA Cup Semi-final
24 April Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (H) Italy Fiorentina 0–0 BBC Sport
1 May Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence (A) Italy Fiorentina 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 pen.)
BBC Sport
UEFA Cup Final
14 May City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester (N) Russia Zenit St. Petersburg 0–2 BBC Sport

Aberdeen[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[62] Aberdeen scorer(s) Report
UEFA Cup first round
20 September Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen (H) Ukraine Dnipro 0–0 BBC Sport
4 October Meteor Stadium, Dnipropetrovsk (A) Ukraine Dnipro (a)1–1 Darren Mackie BBC Sport
UEFA Cup group stage
25 October Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium, Athens (A) Greece Panathinaikos 0–3 BBC Sport
8 November Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen (H) Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 1–1 Zander Diamond BBC Sport
29 November Vicente Calderón Stadium, Madrid (A) Spain Atlético Madrid 0–2 BBC Sport
20 December Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen (H) Denmark F.C. Copenhagen 4–0 Jamie Smith (2), Mikael Antonsson (o.g.), Richard Foster BBC Sport
UEFA Cup Round of 32
13 February Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen (H) Germany Bayern Munich 2–2 Josh Walker, Sone Aluko BBC Sport
21 February Allianz Arena, Munich (A) Germany Bayern Munich 1–5 Steve Lovell BBC Sport

Dunfermline Athletic[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[62] Dunfermline scorer(s) Report
UEFA Cup second qualifying round
16 August East End Park, Dunfermline (H) Sweden BK Häcken 1–1 Jim Hamilton BBC Sport
30 August Rambergsvallen, Gothenburg (A) Sweden BK Häcken 0–1 BBC Sport

National teams[edit]

Summary[edit]

Scotland failed in their attempt to qualify for the Euro 2008, finishing third in Group B behind 2006 World Cup finalists France and Italy despite beating France twice. Scotland needed a win in their final group game against Italy to qualify, although a draw would have been enough if Ukraine beat France in the last group fixture. Scotland lost 2–1 as a result of a heavily criticised decision[63] by Spanish referee Manuel Mejuto González to award Italy a free kick in stoppage time (resulting in a goal) when it was clear it should have been a free kick to Scotland.

Manager Alex McLeish resigned on 27 November 2007 following the loss against Italy and became manager of Birmingham City,[64] his assistants Roy Aitken and Andy Watson joined him at Birmingham. He was eventually replaced on 24 January 2008 by Southampton manager George Burley,[65] he appointed Steven Pressley and former England captain Terry Butcher as his assistants.[66] In first match in charge a 1–1 draw was achieved against Croatia despite the withdrawal of 7 players.

Results[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[67] Competition Scotland scorer(s) Report
22 August Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen (H)  South Africa 1–0 Friendly Kris Boyd BBC Sport
8 September Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Lithuania 3–1 ECQ(B) Kris Boyd, Stephen McManus, James McFadden BBC Sport
12 September Parc des Princes,[68] Paris (A)  France 1–0 ECQ(B) James McFadden BBC Sport
13 October Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Ukraine 3–1 ECQ(B) Kenny Miller, Lee McCulloch, James McFadden BBC Sport
17 October Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi (A)  Georgia 0–2 ECQ(B) BBC Sport
17 November Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Italy 1–2 ECQ(B) Barry Ferguson BBC Sport
26 March Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Croatia 1–1 Friendly Kenny Miller BBC Sport
30 May AXA Arena, Prague (A)  Czech Republic 1–3 Friendly David Clarkson BBC Sport

Youth and Reserve football[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • 12 July: Forbes Johnston, 35, Falkirk and Airdrie midfielder.[69]
  • 31 August: Willie Cunningham, 77, St. Mirren and Dunfermline defender; Dunfermline, Falkirk and St. Mirren manager.
  • 11 September: Ian Porterfield, 61, Aberdeen manager (1986–88).[70]
  • 30 November: Ian Crawford, 73, Hamilton and Hearts winger.[71]
  • 29 December: Phil O'Donnell, 35, Motherwell, Celtic and Scotland midfielder (died whilst playing for Motherwell).[8]
  • 14 January: Johnny Steele, 91, East Fife and Ayr United inside forward.
  • 20 April: Derek McKay, 59, Dundee and Aberdeen winger.[72]
  • 15 May: Tommy Burns, 51, Celtic, Kilmarnock and Scotland midfielder; Kilmarnock and Celtic manager.[73]
  • 7 June: Jimmy Bonthrone, 78, East Fife, Dundee and Stirling Albion inside forward; East Fife and Aberdeen manager.[74]

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