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Comment Tam McManus: With Brian Rice at the helm Hamilton may just defy the odds once again

HAMILTON Accies. At the start of every season they are chalked up as the bookies' favourite to get relegated. The Accies are perennial Premiership strugglers but year after year they prove so many of the pundits and so-called experts wrong. But I must admit in the latter part of Martin Canning's reign I did think that they would finally succumb to the dreaded drop. And obviously so did the Hamilton board.

Tam McManus: It's time to stop the yobs once and for all

Bottles. Coins. A fan running and jumping over advertising boards to try and tackle players. Sectarian abuse of players and managers. And not to mention yesterday's incident in England where a footballer was attacked on the field by a supporter.

Tam McManus: Part-time loan has turned Jake Hastie into Motherwell's shining light

The winter break in Scotland during January was used in many different ways by our top clubs. Most went to sunnier climes to revitalise the players and refresh them, ready for the second part of the season. Some stayed here in Scotland in the cold and worked away as normal. It has certainly worked out well for one club in particular.

Tam McManus: The treatment of John Beaton has been a disgrace. Who would want to referee the next Old Firm game?

After a week in which Rangers finally got the monkey off their back and beat bitter rivals Celtic to blow the Ladbrokes Premiership wide open, all the talk, unfortunately, has not been about their superb win but the performance of referee John Beaton. The fall out from the game has been incredible regarding him. Reported threats against Beaton and his family have been a disgrace, culminating in him unbelievably having to get a bodyguard accompanying him to his place of work, which was Somerset P

Tam McManus: Rangers were superb but Celtic just weren't up for it - they have real causes for concern

Steamrollered. Battered. Ragdolled. All words that could have described Rangers' first victory since 2016 over bitter rivals Celtic on Saturday. The champions were quite simply blown away in a blue whirlwind at Ibrox as Steven Gerrard’s men produced undoubtedly their biggest performance and result under his tenure. From the very first minute of the match you just had the sense that the Rangers players were determined that this was going to be the day. Nothing was going to stand in the way of a