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November 25, 2011

Scottish football team Hibernian appoint new manager

Scottish football team Hibernian appoint new manager

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Scottish football team Hibernian F.C. (Hibs) have appointed Pat Fenlon as their new manager. Fenlon signed the contract at Hibs’ Easter Road home ground in the capital, Edinburgh.

Cquote1.svg [Hibernian are] a club with a rich history and proud traditions. Cquote2.svg

Pat Fenlon, Hibernian F.C. manager

Fenlon left Bohemian F.C., an Irish football team he managed since 2008, so that he could manage Hibernian, which he is “really excited by”. Fenlon’s management career has previously remained in his native Ireland. From 2002, Fenlon managed Shelbourne F.C., which won the UEFA Cup in three of the five seasons he managed the team for. Fenlon went on to manage Derby City in 2007 before taking the managing position at Bohemians. According to Fenlon, Hibernian are “a club with a rich history and proud traditions.” Fenlon’s Hibs contract will last until the conclusion of 2013 / 2014 football season.

Hibs have now had five managers in as many years. Colin Calderwood is the most recent before Fenlon, being removed from his position on November 6 after twelve months managing the team. In that time they played in forty-nine matches and won in twelve of them. Calderwood has since gone on to become part of Birmingham City F.C., a football team based in the English city of Birmingham.

At the end of the previous football season, Hibernian F.C. placed tenth. As it stands, the team are currently ninth in the Scottish Premier League table. In reference to what he called the “quality players on Hibernian’s playing staff”, Fenlon stated that “there will need to be a lot of hard work and a clear change in mindset shown collectively by the team” and that a major target for them will be “to provide winning football to the Hibernian supporters, who have gone through some hard times recently.”

File photo of Pat Fenlon from 2007 Image: Maiden City Images.

File photo of Pat Fenlon from 2007
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Easter Road, the home ground for Hibernian F.C., as seen in 2010. Image: Jeff Winter.

Easter Road, the home ground for Hibernian F.C., as seen in 2010.
Image: Jeff Winter.

Map of Edinburgh, Scotland. Hibernian F.C. is based in Leith, in the north of the city. Image: OpenStreetMap.

Map of Edinburgh, Scotland. Hibernian F.C. is based in Leith, in the north of the city.
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File photo of former Hibernian F.C. manager Colin Calderwood from 2007. Image: Jonesy702.

File photo of former Hibernian F.C. manager Colin Calderwood from 2007.
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December 20, 2010

Scottish Premier League: Kilmarnock defeat Hibernian 2 – 1

Scottish Premier League: Kilmarnock defeat Hibernian 2 – 1

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Kilmarnock 2 – 1 Hibernian Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland
Attendance: 4,216
Referee: Craig Thomson
Liam KellyScored after 9 minutes 9′
Liam KellyScored after 43 minutes 43′
Derek RiordanScored after 55 minutes 55′
Liam MillerSent off after 80' 80′
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In the Scottish Premier League (SPL), Kilmarnock F.C. defeated Hibernian F.C. 2-1 on Saturday. Nine minutes into the game in Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland, Liam Kelly became the first player of the game to score for Kilmarnock. He achieved a second goal for his team 43 minutes after the game commenced.

In the second half of the match on the snow-covered field, Derek Riordan scored one goal for his team Hibernian at 55 minutes, which was also his 100th career goal for the team. Liam Miller of Hibernian was given a red card after clipping Conor Sammon 80 minutes into the game. Referee Craig Thomson decided this rulebreaking occurred immediately outside of the penalty area.

Kilmarnock’s position in the SPL table now increases to fifth. Meanwhile, Hibernian remain at ninth. Colin Calderwood, the Hibernian manager, said of the match “[w]e’ve always got to be aware that [Kilmarnock] have got something to protect and we’ve got nothing to lose”, in an interview available on the BBC Sport website. “The attitude and the sort of tempo of how we’re going about it in the second half is just sort of the place in the right direction where I feel we’ve gotta go.”

In a separate BBC Sport interview, Kilmarnock manager Mixu Paatelainen commented: “I thought for the first half we were excellent. You know, the surface was quite tricky today because it was a little bit snowy and the ball skids along but, you know, that possibly helped our passing game. You know, [Liam Kelly] was sharp, he was quick, he passed round players and he scored two excellent goals. The second half was a little bit stickier for us, owing to Hibs. They’re a good team. They put us under pressure but, you know, thankfully our defence did their job and we only conceded one goal which was a fantastic strike from Riordan.”



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November 7, 2010

Celtic defeat Aberdeen 9-0

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

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In the Scottish Premier League, Celtic Football Club have defeated Aberdeen Football Club 9 – 0. The game took place in Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday.

Celtic scored four goals during the first half. Anthony Stokes scored the first goal after 26 minutes and the fourth goal during injury time; both were scored from penalties. Gary Hooper scored the second and third goals at 28 and 33 minutes respectively.

In the second half, Aberdeen player Josh Magennis scored an own goal at 61 minutes. Gary Hooper scored his third goal of the game at 63 minutes. Joe Ledley scored the seventh goal at 71 minutes and Anthony Stokes scored the eighth goal of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League game at 74 minutes. Paddy McCourt scored the ninth and final goal for the team after 85 minutes; it was another penalty shot.



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May 8, 2010

Football: Falkirk relegated from Scottish Premier League

Football: Falkirk relegated from Scottish Premier League

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Cquote1.svg We’re bitterly disappointed, but once again I couldn’t ask any more from this group of players. The things we talk about, the desire, the effort, the application, they were in abundance today. They gave me their absolute lot. It just wasn’t to be. Cquote2.svg

—Steven Pressley, Falkirk manager

Falkirk were today relegated from the Scottish Premier League (SPL), after they failed to beat Kilmarnock away from home. It was their final game of the season. The teams fought out a 0–0 draw at Rugby Park, a game which did not see many shots on goal with only nine in the whole game. It is the first time Falkirk have been in the second tier of Scottish football since 2005.

Kilmarnock had previously been two points clear of twelfth position, occupied instead by Falkirk. The team in last place would be relegated, and, only needing a draw, Kilmarnock played a slow and defensive game. It is the first time Falkirk have been in the second tier of Scottish football since 2005. With only two shots on target the entire game, much of the credit for the draw went to each team’s defensive line, putting in several last-ditch tackles to stifle attacks.

While Falkirk had the upper hand in the first half possession-wise, the contest was more even in the second. On 77 minutes, the Falkirk side had the ball in the net, but the goal was disallowed for a clear foul on the Kilmarnock goalkeeper. Shortly after, Kilmarnock clipped the crossbar with a Craig Bryson effort. Falkirk had a glorious opportunity to win the game on 86 minutes, when the ball landed for Ryan Flynn with the goal empty, but the young midfielder put it over from ten yards.

Kilmarnock manager Jimmy Calderwood, speaking after the game, spoke of his experiences: “It was a long, long day. I wouldn’t advise it for anybody to be honest, you know. It’s the first time and hopefully the last time.

“They didn’t really cause us any problems. We had a chance on the counter attack, we didn’t take it, and then I think it was the 92nd or 93rd minute young Flynn missed a dottie of a chance. It could have been over and out. All credit to Falkirk.”

When asked about his future at the club, Calderwood replied: “I’ll see what the idea is. I wouldn’t want to stay with too many games like this.”

The manager of Falkirk, Steven Pressley, also told Radio Scotland his views on the game: “It was a very emotional day, you know, we’re bitterly disappointed, but once again I couldn’t ask any more from this group of players. The things we talk about, the desire, the effort, the application, they were in abundance today. They gave me their absolute lot. It just wasn’t to be.”

This was Pressley’s first season as a manager, and he was questioned on his experience in the role: “I love it. It’s been an emotional day today, but in terms of my three months in charge, it’s been a terrific experience. I very much enjoy it here and hopefully we can certainly build for next season.”

Falkirk will be replaced in the Scottish Premier League next season by Inverness Caledonian Thistle, who bounced straight back into the top flight after their relegation in 2009.

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March 5, 2009

Wikinews Shorts: March 5, 2009

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A compilation of brief news reports for Thursday, March 5, 2009.

ICC Champions Trophy for cricket may be relocated

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The eighth ICC Champions Trophy for cricket in 2009 involving the top eight test playing countries could be moved away from Sri Lanka due to weather concerns during the month of October. The tournament is scheduled for October 2009, which is the peak rainy season and one of the wettest months in Sri Lanka. The tournament was supposed to be played in Pakistan in September 2008 but was postponed over security issues.

The main options currently being considered are Perth, Australia, Johannesburg-Pretoria, South Africa and Dubai-Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. This was confirmed by ICC’s general manager, Dave Richardson. He said that the cricket tournament could be played within a 12 day window in two or more grounds that are located within a short distance to reduce travel time for the teams. He said the decision would be made during the ICC board meeting in Dubai in April.

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US Supreme Court rules against limits on medical tort claims

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The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the case of Wyeth v. Levine which tested whether plaintiffs can sue pharmaceutical companies for damages caused by FDA approved medication.

The court upheld a judgment against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals for US$6.7 million that had been awarded to Diana Levine. Levine, a musician, received the drug Phenergan for migrane headaches. It was improperly administered and punctured an artery. Gangrene set in and her right arm was amputated within several weeks.

The court voted 6-3 in favor of Levine.

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SPL: Rangers 0 – 1 Inverness CT

The last-place team in the Scottish Premier League, Inverness CT, went to Ibrox Stadium on Wednesday hoping to avoid another loss at the hands of Rangers FC. Inverness had already been beaten by a total of 0 – 8 in their last two meetings with the Rangers, comprised of a 0 – 3 defeat at home and a 5 – 0 thumping on their last trip to Ibrox. It seemed Rangers would be in control again as they had a bevy of chances early on, including a shot from Saša Papac that was cleared by Grant Munro just before it crossed the goal-line. After thirty minutes, Kenny Miller appeared to score for Rangers, but he was adjudged to be offside and his goal was disallowed. Inverness continued to stymie the Rangers’ offence into the second half. Their efforts were finally rewarded when David Weir was sent off in injury time for a hard tackle on David Proctor. Ian Black converted the penalty kick. Inverness escape the drop zone with the win and Rangers give up the lead of the SPL to Celtic FC, who defeated Kilmarnock FC by 2 – 1.

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December 29, 2007

Scottish footballer Phil O\’Donnell collapses during game and dies

Scottish footballer Phil O’Donnell collapses during game and dies

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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Scottish football player Phil O’Donnell has died today after collapsing during a game in which his team Motherwell F.C., of which he was captain, were playing Dundee United in a Scottish Premier League match.

O’Donnell collapsed as his substitution for Marc Fitzpatrick was being arranged. He received treatment for around five minutes before being stretchered off and transferred to a waiting ambulance. David Clarkson, O’Donnell’s nephew, was also playing at the time and had scored twice but was taken off due to being visibly distressed by O’Donnel’s collapse.

Medics from both teams believed he had suffered a seizure. Attempts were made in the ambulance to revive him, but these failed and he was pronounced dead at 17:18 GMT, having been taken to Wishaw General Hospital.

Born on March 25, 1972 O’Donnell made his debut for Motherwell in 1990, and scored the following year in the final of the Scottish Cup, which Motherwell defeated Dundee United 4-3 in. In 1993 he earned his only international cap for Scotland as a substitute in a World Cup qualification match against Switzerland.

The following year he was bought by Celtic for £1.75 million ($3.5 million). He stayed with them for five years, after which he was transferred to Sheffield Wednesday. A high number of injuries caused Sheffield Wednesday to release him after four years, and the next year, 2004, then Motherwell manager Terry Butcher awarded him an 18-month contract. In 2006 he was appointed captain, and in April the following year, upon the expiration of his original contract, signed a new one as a player-coach.

Motherwell chairman Bill Dickie said “Unfortunately I can confirm very, very sad news that Phil O’Donnell has lost his life. We don’t know what it was, but there will be a post-mortem. This is a tragic happening and that’s all I can say.”

Motherwell owner John Boyle told the press “Everyone at Motherwell is shocked to the core, and we are sure that everyone involved in Scottish football will feel the same. Phil was not only an inspirational player for Motherwell and club captain, but was an inspirational person. All of us at Motherwell are thinking of his wife Eileen and their four children.”

Mark McGhee, manager of the team, said “I don’t want to say anything more than how devastated everyone at the club is for his wife and his young children. That’s what we are all feeling tonight, nothing else matters. Obviously from the club’s point of view, we’ll gather round to give his family as much support as they need.”

In a press conference given at the hospital, Motherwell chief executive Ian Stillie said “The management, directors, players and fans are all stunned and having great difficulty in comprehending what has happened over the last few hours. At this stage we do not have all the facts surrounding the tragic death of Phil O’Donnell. We have been in contact with Phil’s wife Eileen and his family and they have given us their blessing to speak to the media tonight. Phil collapsed during the second half of the game today. He was standing alone at the time. He was immediately attended to by Motherwell’s club doctor and assisted by Dundee United’s club doctor. He was transferred almost immediately to an awaiting ambulance and taken to Wishaw General. It is believed Phil suffered some form of seizure and was pronounced dead at 1718.”

Gordon Smith, Scottish Football Association chief executive, told reporters “This is absolutely devastating news. Phil was not just a wonderful footballer, he was a great human being. My thoughts are with his family at this tragic time.” Meanwhile, Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell said “When the news came through, everyone at the club was obviously shocked. Our thoughts are with his family to whom we offer extreme condolences for a tragic loss of a young life. Everyone at Celtic Park will mourn him.”



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October 21, 2007

Scottish Premier League 2007–08: Rangers vs. Celtic

Scottish Premier League 2007–08: Rangers vs. Celtic

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

October 20, 2007
14:30 (UTC)
Rangers 3–0 Celtic Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland
Attendance: 50,428
Referee: Mike McCurry
Novo Scored after 28 minutes 28′
Ferguson Scored after 57 minutes 57′
Cousin Substituted off after 75 minutes 75′
Beasley Substituted on after 75 minutes 75′
Novo Scored after 79 minutes 79′ (pen)
Novo Substituted off after 80 minutes 80′
Naismith Substituted on after 80 minutes 80′
Hutton Booked after 89 minutes 89′
McGregor Booked after 89 minutes 89′
Booked after 5 minutes 5′ McDonald
Booked after 25 minutes 25′ Donati
Booked after 32 minutes 32′ Brown
Substituted off after 46 minutes 46′ McManus
Substituted on after 46 minutes 46′ Kennedy
Booked after 54 minutes 54′ Kennedy
Substituted off after 59 minutes 59′ Nakamura
Substituted on after 59 minutes 59′ McGeady
Booked after 61 minutes 61′ McGeady
Booked after 71 minutes 71′ Jarosik
Booked after 89 minutes 89′ Naylor
Booked after 89 minutes 89′ Boruc
Booked after 90 minutes 90′ O’Dea

The first Old Firm Derby of the 2007-08 Scottish Premier League ended in a 3-0 victory for Rangers over Celtic.

The result brings the two clubs level on points at the top of the table, although Rangers are ranked second on goal difference.

The first chance of the match fell to Celtic when Scott McDonald, who played as a lone striker, tried an overhead kick which went wide. However Rangers took the lead when Nacho Novo headed a goal just inside the half hour mark. Barry Ferguson scored Rangers’ second goal soon after half time, while Novo scored a penalty to add their third with ten minutes remaining.

Rangers manager Walter Smith had claimed last season’s derby victories over Celtic meant nothing, because Celtic were already Scottish champions in theory. This result could determine if Rangers win the championship, but Smith said that there was a “long way to go” before the title could be decided. Celtic manager Gordon Strachan said that his side had failed to take the chances they made.

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Statistic Rangers Celtic
Possession: 52% 48%
Total Shots: 12 13
Shots on Goal: 6 8
Fouls: 16 26
Offsides: 1 8
Corner Kicks: 3 4

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August 25, 2007

Scottish Premier League: Celtic thump Hearts 5-0

Scottish Premier League: Celtic thump Hearts 5-0

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Celtic challenged Rangers’ lead at the top of the SPL with a 5-0 thumping of Hearts in reply to Rangers’ 7-2 thrashing of Falkirk last Saturday.

After ten minutes, Shunsuke Nakamura’s off-target volley hit Christophe Berra’s arm and flew into the Hearts net. 15 minutes later, Massimo Donati took on two Hearts defenders before sliding home the second. Scott Brown hit home a third 65 minutes in, 1 minute later, Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink scored the fourth from the penalty spot and Nakamura curled in the fifth on the 79 minute mark. Chris Killen had a good shot saved by the dispirited Hearts goalkeeper, Steve Banks.


25 August 2007
15:00 GMT+1
Celtic 5 – 0 Hearts Celtic Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 57,300
Berra Scored after 10 minutes 10′ (o.g.)
Donati Scored after 25 minutes 25′
Scott Brown Scored after 65 minutes 65′
Vennegoor of Hesselink Scored after 66 minutes 66′ (pen.)
Riordan Substituted on after 69 minutes 69′
McGeady Substituted off after 69 minutes 69′
Killen Substituted on after 69 minutes 69′
Vennegoor of Hesselink Substituted off after 69 minutes 69′
Nakamura Scored after 79 minutes 79′
Żurawski Substituted on after 87 minutes 87′
McDonald Substituted off after 87 minutes 87′
Karipidis Substituted on after 46 minutes 46′
Gonçalves Substituted off after 46 minutes 46′
McCann Substituted on after 46 minutes 46′
Kingston Substituted off after 46 minutes 46′
Driver Substituted on after 46 minutes 46′
Ivaškevičius Substituted off after 46 minutes 46′
Ivaškevičius Booked
Berra Booked

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July 11, 2005

BSkyB director joins Setanta

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BSkyB director joins Setanta

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Monday, July 11, 2005

The former managing director of BSkyB, Trevor East, has been appointed director of sport at Irish sports TV company Setanta. Prior to working for BSkyB Mr. East, 54, was head of sport at ITV for 22 years. The new role will involve gaining the rights to different sports events, and possibly even the premiership.

Setanta initially started out by broadcasting GAA games to Irish people living abroad particularly in the US. Today, backed by an investment by AIG, it is pursuing an ambitious plan to grow its business – it currently broadcasts the Scottish Premier League and earlier this week it bought control of North American Sports Network. North American Sports Network broadcasts baseball, NFL football, basketball and Nascar motor racing outside the US. Also in the planning stages is a European sports station for the US market.



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June 11, 2005

BSkyB faces challenge in securing British Premiership football rights

BSkyB faces challenge in securing British Premiership football rights

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Saturday, June 11, 2005

BSkyB, the UK television broadcasting and transmission company, faces a serious rival bid from Setanta Sports for the rights to broadcast Premiership football. BSkyB, which dominates the satellite TV market, has held the rights to the broadcast Premier League games since 1992. They paid £1.02bn for its current three year contract.

Setanta has approached the managing director of BSkyB, Trevor East, with the intention of luring him to Setanta to lead the acquisition of sports rights. Mr East, who’s contract runs out soon, has not yet made a decision, but should he decide to sign a contract with the Irish station, it would be a massive boost to their ambitions.

Setanta initially started out by broadcasting GAA games to Irish people living abroad particularly in the US. Today, backed by an investment by AIG, it is pursuing an ambitious plan to grow its business – it currently broadcasts the Scottish Premier League and earlier this week it bought control of North American Sports Network. North American Sports Network broadcasts baseball, NFL football, basketball and Nascar motor racing outside the US. Also in the planning stages is a European sports station for the US market.



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