Former first minister Henry McLeish says Scotland have "exhausted" all excuses after hitting "a new low" on the international football scene. McLeish led a review into Scottish football in 2010 but says things are even worse now after Scotland's latest failure to reach a major tournament. He insists a major part of the problem is the balance of power between club sides and the national team. "I think we have reached a new low," McLeish told BBC Scotland.
Partick Thistle are to receive £4m funding for their first-ever dedicated training ground and believe it will help them compete for future honours. The Glasgow club secured a top-six finish in the Scottish Premiership with Saturday's 1-0 win over Motherwell. Now they have announced funding for the new facility from the Weir family who won £160m on the lottery in 2011. Partick Thistle managing director Ian Maxwell agreed it could help keep the Jags at the top end of the table.
Six Nations: Italy v Scotland Date: Saturday, 26 February Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome Kick-off: 14:25 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC Radio Scotland & Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary Scotland's match with Italy this weekend could be the most important in their history, according to former national captain Andy Nicol.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
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)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".