As the Old Firm get set to exchange niceties for a second time this season, we put the opposing star wingers head to head . . .

Speed kills

Peter Lovenkrands The Rangers winger uses his pace to stunning effect. inviting defenders to stand in his way and risk giving away a penalty.

Didier Agathe The Celtic forwards greatest asset. Martin O'Neill has described Agathe and his pace as ‘irreplaceable'.

Goal in life

PL One of the key players in preventing Celtic getting a second successive treble last season. Scored in the 2—1 CIS semi- final and hit two in Rangers dramatic Scottish Cup Final victory. including a headed winner in injury time.

DA Goals have been few and far between but his most memorable Celtic ones were the second in the 3—1 victory over Ajax and a last minute winner against Dundee which came off a part of the body not generally regarded as a tool for scoring goals.

Crosses to bear

PL With Flo being dispatched to Sunderland. there's little in the way of tall targets for Lovenkrands to aim for. So. his crosses tend to be driven low for Mots and Caniggia to scrap for.

DA His blistering speed may be a toy to behold but once he has skinned a defender. his crosses end up either in the keeper's arms or in row Z.

Family values

PL During Lovenkrands' lean spell under Dick Advocaat. his twm Tommy was making more SPL appearances in a St Johnstone strip while Peter was keeping the lbrox

bench warm. The arrival of McLeish has changed all that. while Tommy was unable to save the Saints from relegation. DA Samuel Leveneur signed for Albion Rovers in March. on

his cousin Didier's recommendation.

Diving lessons

PL McLeish has often spoken of asking referees to protect his prized winger. and the ease wrth which he plummets to

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Clash of the champions: Britain's Olympic gold medal- winning curling team take on the world champions in a glamour showdown. Headed by Rhona Martin, Team Martin compete against fellow Scots. Team Lockart. in a live televised ‘skins' game.

I Braehead Curling Rink, Glasgow, 0141 885 4617. Sun 1 Dec, 2—5pm, £5 (£2.50).

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the grass is matched only by delenders' ‘.'-/|lilllgll(388 to give him a good excuse to fall. DA Agathe may have collapsed in agony With no good

reason too many times but after one accusation of dwing against Hearts. he spent the next three months on the doctor's table. (Brian Donaldson)

Sports events are listed by date, and then city. All events are subject to change at short notice, so please check in advance. Sport listings compiled by Maureen Ellis.

Thursday 28


Football: Celtic v Celta Vigo (‘eliic Park. Kerr) dale Street. Parkhead. 55| 8653. 8.05pm. £l7 £2l) (£ll £l-l). (‘eltic fly the liuropean llag for Scottish foothall in this fottrth round l'lil’A cup tie.

Saturday 30


Rugby: Glasgow Rugby v Ulster Hughenden. 32 llughenden Road. 0870 272 4400. 2.45pm. £l7 £l‘) (£7 £8). ('eltic league quarter-final tie. Football: Partick Thistle v Kilmarnock l‘irhill. 80 l-‘irhill Road. 57‘) l‘)7l. 3pm. £l5 (£8) admission at turnstile. A home match should aid the Jags‘ hid to pick up some much-needed league points.

Basketball: Scottish Rocks v Chester Braehead Arena. Kings Inch Road. 5(il ll-lll. 7pm. £7 (£5); famil} ticket £2(l. (‘hester Jets demolished them in a ctip game earlier this season. so the Rocks will he gunning for revenge in this league match.

Edinburgh Swimming: Scottish National Novice Diving Riwiil (‘onimonweultli

I Rangers v Ce/l/C. lbrox Stadium. Glasgow Sat 7 Dec. 12.30pm. Live coverage is on BBC I.

l’ool. Dalkeith Road. ()()7 72] I. National nmicc diving championships.

Rugby: Edinburgh Rugby v Meadow hank Sports (Unite. 13‘) l.ondon Road. (vol 535l. 5.30pm. £|2 £l-l (£6 £7). ('eltic leagtie quarter-final match.

Outside the cities

Football: Livingston v Dundee West l.othian ('ourier Stadium. .-\lderstone Road. (ll5flo 4l7llllll. 3pm. £l7 (£ltl). Sliak} form has dominated hoth teams. so points could go either wa).


Curling: Clash of the Champions Braehead ('urling Rink. Kings lnch Road. Renfrew. 885 Md I. 2 5pm. £5 (£2.50). See photo caption.

Football: Celtic v Motherwell ('eltic l’ark. Kerr} dale Street. l’arkhead. 55l 8(i53. 3pm. £23 (£l7). .\'ow something of a grudge match. .\lotherw ell go to l’arkhead hoping to repeal their celehrated \ iclor} in this Sl’l. lie.

Ice hockey: Scottish Eagles v Sheffield Braehead Arena. Kings lnch Road. Renfrew. 5(il I fill. 5pm. £l2

(£o £9.50); famil} ticket £32. Super-league lL‘L‘ hocke} match.


Football: Hearts v Rangers 'l‘}necastle Stadium. (iorgie Road. 200 72lll. 3pm. £18 £20 (£lll). .r\le\ ML‘l.L‘l\ll.\ lllL'll lake (tn the .lttlllhus it] this Sl’l. llL‘.

Ice hockey: Edinburgh Capitals v

Solihull .‘vlurravlield Ice Rink. Riversdale ('l'esceltl. 3.37 (10.3.3. 6pm. £9 (£5). Findus league match.

Wednesday 4


Football: Rangers v Livingston lhros Stadium. lidmiston Drive. 0870 ()(ll) 1993. 7.45pm. £19 £22 (U l ). Still lurking in the tahle's nether regions. l.ivv) would do well to stem a goal rottt.


Football: Hibernian v Celtic liaster Road. l2 Alhion Place. on] 1875. 7.45pm. £17 £24 (£ll)). Martin ()‘Neill's men travel to liaster Road. sure to lace still opposition from the tip-for-it llihees.


Wrestling: World Wrestling All Stars Sli('('. l’innieston Quay. ()870 (Ht) 4000. £23 £28.50. The heavyweight tag team of the Allstars showcase their powerful wrestling skills.


Athletics: Scottish Universities Athletic Indoor Championships Kelvin lIall International Sports Arena. 14-15 Arg}le Street. 3l7 7320. Student athletics championships.

Football: Rangers v Celtic lhrox Stadium. lidmiston Drive. ()87() ()(ll) l‘)‘)3. l2.3flpm. Season ticket holders onl_v. The sporting eves of the world turn to lhrox for the glamour clash. See preview. Football: Partick Thistle v Dunfermline Athletic l-‘irhill. 8t) l'irhill Road. 57‘) NH. 3pm. £l5 (£8) admission at turnstile. ()n-l'orm l)unfermline should prove stiff competition for the Jags.


Rugby: Edinburgh Rugby v Toulouse Meatlowhank Sports Centre. I39 l.ondon Road. (ml 5351. 2.45pm.

£l7 £ l‘) (£7 £8). A victory ov er TouloUse could ptit lidinhurgh level-pegging with the l-‘rench side in the Heineken ('up. Football: Hearts v Livingston 'I')neca.stle Stadium. (iorgie Road. 200 72(ll. 3pm. £lo £18 (£lll). This l.othian derh} match should provide plenty of talking points.

Ice hockey: Edinburgh Capitals v Dundee Stars .\ltirra_\lie|d Ice Rink. Riv ersdale ('resccnt. 337 (i933. ()pm. £‘) (£5). l-‘indus British National league game.

Sunday 8


Basketball: Scottish Rocks v London Towers Braehead Arena. Kings lnch Road. 56] MM). 5pm. £7 (£5); family ticket £20. A \ ictor) over the Towers could make the Rocks serious title contenders in the BBL championship.


Ice hockey: SNL Capitals Murraflield Ice Rink. Riversdale (‘rescenL 337 (i933. 6pm £9 (£5). Scottish National League ice hocke} match with opposition to he confirmed.

Outside the cities

Motor-racing: Hot Hatch Track Day Knockhill Racing Circuit. Knockhill. (H383 723337. lllam 4pm. £7. Watch around 2000 hot hatch enthusiasts in a racing da) w ith off-track entertainment. l'nlimited driv ing costs a further £40.

Wednesday 1 1


Ice hockey: Scottish Eagles

V Nottingham Braehead Arena. Kings lnch Road. Renfrew. 5()l l llll. 7.45pm. £l2 (£0 £9.50); family

ticket £32. Super-league ice hockc} match.