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Football Talk: Lennon defends SPFL, Falkirk duo charged

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"Unbelievable, Cas"
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The international break is supposed to be a time for measuring a nation's strengths and weaknesses against rivals but this week is a little different.

Scotland's friendly against the Netherlands might be a low-key affair after failure to reach the World Cup play-offs but there's always a battle to be fought somewhere and a trio of imports have been defending our game.

Tony Cascarino sparked controversy, or laughter, with his attack on our game and claims that Celtic's long unbeaten run was meaningless. 

That's prompted Neil Lennon to say that some English football is "rubbish" and would make your eyes bleed.

Nor is Brendan Rodgers seduced by the English game right now. He says he couldn't be happier anywhere else as Celtic ride a wave of success. 

Celtic winger Patrick Roberts, on loan from The Best/Most Exciting League In The World believes Celtic would be in the top six if they moved south.

Elsewhere, two Falkirk stars face lengthy bans after being cited by the SFA for allegedly abusing Dean Shiels. 

Ryan Jack has said he would welcome former boss Derek McInnes at Ibrox and Jose Mourinho has been linked with PSG.

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