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Football talk: Hibs deny Griffiths bust-up, every Messi goal, SFA urge clubs come to come clean

The top football stories from Scotland today, together with the best reads from the game around the world and a handful of videos you simply have to see.

Hibernian forward Leigh Griffiths.
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The Scottish FA has taken steps to ensure all its full member clubs have played by the rules in the last ten years, following allegations sides have paid players over and above their contracts.

We've got the letter in full for you to see, as well as all the other top stories from across Scotland today as Dunfermline appoint Jim Jefferies, Russell Anderson makes his Aberdeen comeback and both St Mirren and Hearts prepare for their Scottish Cup quarter final replay.

There's also the story dominating the Scottish football headlines today, with Hibs' Leigh Griffiths accused of headbutting his manager, Pat Fenlon, at training on Tuesday. Hibs, later on Wednesday, have denied the story.

We've also found a video of every single goal Lionel Messi has scored for Barcelona, after the forward broke the club's all-time scoring record of 232 goals last night. His tally now stands at 234.


Scottish FA asks clubs to declare non-contractual payments
The governing body has sent a letter to all 93 member clubs asking if they have potentially breached regulations.

Scottish FA considering change to fit and proper person guidelines
Chief executive Stewart Regan admits lessons have to be learned as to the governing body's role in Craig Whyte's tenure at Rangers.

Leigh Griffiths finished at Hibs after headbutting manager Fenlon
The forward allegedly assaulted his boss and assistant Billy Brown in a training ground bust-up on Tuesday. (Daily Mail)

Hibernian deny Griffiths report
The Edinburgh club say the Daily Mail's story is "rubbish" and the player remains in their plans.

Russell Anderson makes Dons return in friendly win
Defender helps Aberdeen to a 4-0 win at Peterhead in his comeback match.

Jim Jefferies signs deal to take Dunfermline Athletic job
The former Hearts boss has agreed a deal until the end of next season.

Paulo Sergio: Wage delay frustrating but not a distraction
The Hearts manager says he will have his players focused on their cup replay.

St Mirren looking to bounce back with win over Hearts
Midfielder Jim Goodwin says his team need to raise their game following their weekend defeat to St Johnstone.

Motherwell to contest Stuart McCall notice of complaint
The club will take their manager’s case to a Fast Track tribunal on April 5.

Maurice Edu wants players to forget current concerns
The Rangers midfielder hopes his team-mates can remain professional despite the club’s on and off-field woes.

Scott Brown wants Celtic to bounce back from cup final defeat
The Hoops skipper hopes victory in Sunday’s Old Firm clash can help him forget about missing out on League Cup glory.


Revealed: The SFA letter urging clubs to come clean over non-contractual payments
Teams in Scotland have been set a deadline to confirm whether or not they have paid players against rules in the last ten years.

What's gone wrong with Gary Hooper?
The Herald's Michael Grant examines reasons why the Englishman has looked out of sorts in recent weeks.

Regan and SFA deserve credit
The governing body's request to clubs shows action is being taken and is a step toward answering the big questions over allegations of non-contractual payments. (Celtic Quick News)

Kris Boyd: Portland's New Number 9
An interview with the Scottish striker as he settles into life in Major League Soccer. (Portland Timbers)


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