A lot has changed at Hibernian since Steven Whittaker flew the coop, alighting first at Rangers and then Norwich City. When he left, a decade ago, the training academy at East Mains had just opened. Designed to be a production line for young players full of potential, it has had the unintended consequence of helping attract back experienced, older ones. At least that’s one of the reasons cited by Whittaker, who has re-signed for Hibs on a three-year contract at the age of 33.
Outgoing SPFL chairman Ralph Topping is confident the organisation can withstand attempts from clubs and fans to question the validity of titles won by Rangers following last week’s Supreme Court verdict in the Big Tax Case. Topping will officially stand down as chairman on 1 August but knows the row over Rangers’ use of Employment Benefit Trusts (EBTs) won’t go away.
Given he was instrumental in William Hill, where he rose to chief executive from part-time shop employee, sponsoring the Scottish Cup, and bearing in mind his unpaid stretch as chairman of the SPFL, which officially ends next month, few could accuse Ralph Topping of not putting a lot into Scottish football. But he still feels compelled to apologise to Peter Lawwell, the Celtic chief executive, whenever they meet.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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