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Rangers legend Ally McCoist forced to make Celtic admission

When rumours first broke that Celtic were looking to bring in Ange Postecoglou as manager, after a move for Eddie Howe failed to transpire, there were dual reactions to the news. The fans of the Hoops were mostly disappointed as the former Australia national team manager was a mostly an unknown in Europe despite his successes elsewhere. On the other hand, there were many Rangers fans who saw this as their chance to walk to a second straight league title.
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Ally McCoist interview: 'Champions League is great - but nothing beats getting abuse from an old fella at Hamilton'

To suggest Ally McCoist is fond of football is to engage in substantial understatement. Every week he reckons he watches seven or eight matches live. Not just the Premier League or European competition, not just his beloved Rangers, or even his sons playing junior football. But he is a regular, too, on the terraces at East Kilbride, his local club, who play in the Lowland Football League, the semi-professional fifth tier of the Scottish game.
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Ally McCoist reveals his favourite ever line he's used in commentary

Ally McCoist is a fan's favourite when it comes to co-comms – and speaking as part of the Papa John's ‘Sign for Your Club’ campaign, he told FFT his best-ever quip. Ally McCoist has been speaking to FourFourTwo about the joy of co-commentary – and has told us his favourite historical fact that he's used on the mic.
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Easy to see why Rangers fans are unhappy with Steven Gerrard, says Ally McCoist

Former Rangers manager Ally McCoist can understand the frustration and anger of supporters over the manner of Steven Gerrard’s departure. Gerrard left for Aston Villa this week shortly after dismissing questions over his future amid speculation linking Newcastle with an earlier move for the then Rangers boss. Rangers could be...
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Ally McCoist remembers ‘second father who turned into a best friend’

Ally McCoist hailed Walter Smith as the “second father who turned into a best friend” following the death of his mentor. McCoist knew more than anybody about the many football attributes that helped Walter Smith achieve so much – including 21 major trophies at Ibrox. The forward played under Smith...
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Ally McCoist mourns Walter Smith: ‘My second father and one of my best friends’

Ally McCoist hailed Walter Smith as a “second father” while Scotland captain Andy Robertson mourned “a man of wisdom, dignity and integrity” following the former Rangers manager’s death aged 73.Former striker McCoist, who was a key player during Smith’s hugely successful first reign at the Ibrox helm and was assistant manager for his second stint, spoke of his devastation soon after the Scottish club announced the news on Tuesday.He told talkSPORT: “He means everything to a lot of folk. He was my boss, my coach, my second father and then turned into one of my best friends.“The loss is absolutely...
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Ally McCoist: My tactical blueprint of where England vs Italy will be won and lost

England face Italy at Wembley on Sunday night in the Euro 2020 final. Telegraph Sport columnist Ally McCoist analyses the key areas that could define the contest. When Italy were under pressure against Spain, I noticed that Emerson Palmieri got caught out of position a little bit and Giorgio Chiellini had to get out into the left-back area. My theory for the game is that the Italian full-backs will not try to get forward all the time and will pick and choose their time to attack very carefully.
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Ally McCoist: My guide to England vs Germany - plus player ratings

England (3-4-2-1) Jordan Pickford — 8/10. The first thing is he is yet to concede a goal, which is a good start. One or two questioned his position before the tournament but I never doubted him and he’s cemented that. Kyle Walker — 8/10. Whether it is right of a...
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Clive Tyldesley and Ally McCoist on Euro 2020 ITV: The formula for a commentary dream duo

With all due respect to Dutch and Ukrainian communities living in the UK, the vast majority of viewers for Sunday night’s match were not going to be crying themselves into their Oranjeboom or Horilka* whoever ended up winning or losing the Group C match. Obviously ITV and the BBC are going to put their top teams on the top games and in the case of ITV (in their opinion if nobody else’s), that means that Sam Matterface does the big ones. This in turn means that viewers tuning in to a Clive broadcast are probably in a more relaxed frame of mind. It's easier not to yell at the TV if you're not that bothered who wins.
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