10/02/2013 Sportscene


10/02/2013

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We're still not finished, a long weekend in the SPL, you are about

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to see highlights of the five games played so far. With Billy Dodds for

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company, and this man. Just a desire to go and stop the

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opposition scoring goals. Sometimes players need to be

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inspired by their team-mates. Hibs captain, James McPake is with

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We will start our round up in Inverness, they tested out their

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squad strength to keep squad members fresh for the showdown with

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Juventus in the week. Good news and bad news for Inverness on the

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Celtic debuts for Israeli defender, Rami Gershon, and Australian mid-

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Rossenttini has, the Highlanders in front.

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-- Ross has. The Highlanders in front. A fine finish from Ross.

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Aaron Lennon keen for him to get game time in front of Juventus,

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Forster, but he didn't deal with it. This is almost like a box ticking

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exercise for them. Commons, with a better finish.

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Hammered home by the Scotland international. It came from an

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Australian international. On a plate, and there is just no saving

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plate, and there is just no saving to his right. The free kick has

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been given by Craig Thomson for always rising that time.

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Teddy Butcher has seen his side struggle at times, they lost to St

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Mirren, and either side of that cup Fraser is not interested. It came

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back off the elbow of the Celtic youngster. That is Gershon.

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It's a debut goal for the Israeli. Celtic have turned this game around.

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As they try to go 18 points clear at the top of the Clydesdale bank

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going back down the A9. Celtic's second string effectively,

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their second string is beating what on paper is their closest

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Miku almost got his second and almost Celtic's fourth. Just the

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just the nine changes to the Celtic side, pretty impressive show of

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strength from them? It was very impressive. Although you were

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seeing the nine changes, if you look through the team there is

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still a lot of international players in the team. They have a

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very strong squad, it is a tricky place to go, it is probably to take

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away Celtic it is one of the trickyist places to go and get

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points. Inverness came and beat Celtic at Celtic park, it is a very

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good result for them going up there, especially with the changes and the

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good fine form going into the Juventus game w no fresh injuries

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to bigger players. It is four defeats on the trot at Inverness,

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and far from panic stations, but it could be the season of their dreams,

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they are still second? Those four results has taken it away from them.

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But I have said it all weekend, I have been asked the question, I

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think the squad, looking at over the season, they have had a

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fantastic season. They have sat high up in the league. They have

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some fantastic players. I think they are happy the way they are

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playing. Terry will be saying keep it going, and get results playing

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in this manner. The first chance for the Celtic fans to see the

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likes of Rogic and Gershon, and both looking handy. This is Rogic,

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coming from Australian football? does brilliant here. He goes down,

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runs it to the defenders and cuts the ball back into a great area, it

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is a great finish from Commons. Nine times out of ten when that

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ball is there he's putting it in the back of the net with the

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quality he has. It is a turn of pace, left, left, left, burst past

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the defender and great cutback as well. You are looking at this one.

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I know it is Gershon that scores it, but you would love to be attacking

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that, it is a great ball there. stands it up great, three or four

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in there that are looking to go and put their head on that, there is

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not much work to be done to put that in the back of the net. There

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might be a question over Fraser Forster over the Inverness goal,

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but you can't deny the quality he has come up with. Is there a

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concern in the Juventus game about lack of games? I'm not so sure.

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He's proved how good a goalkeeper he is. I think he's a bit unlucky

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there. Mackay is in his way. He's a bit blinded, can you see what he

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can do here, in the Juventus game he will be ready and do his best.

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He has been a star in the Champions League run. The season he has had,

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he has got himself in the England squad. That tells you everything

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you need to know. He has to be at the top of his game going into this

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big game. He has missed five. Let's look he at what the Celtic team

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might be on Tuesday night. This is your stab at it.

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We're actually making the You think he will keep the midfield

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solid. You have that attacking threat for Samaras to support

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Hooper, a lot of people would want Commons in the female, but Commons

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might come in if McGrew has to be leftback. If he's not fit. Injuries

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apart, that would be roughly along the lines, to get some sort of

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result against Juventus, whether it is a 0-0 draw, or there is enough

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in that team to hurt them and get goals. Anything you would change

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about that team? I think that the change possibly could be Commons.

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Big games before in the Champions League that I have watched, he

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keeps the ball. He creates things for Celtic, I think if there is a

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change, it might be him, with the quality's got. I spi Billy is spot

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on with the team, if it is spot on with injuries. It will be that team.

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There you go, Billy spot on with the team. Dundee United, having

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waited five months for a home win, thought they might get a couple for

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some succession. They were against Hearts, best of the action with

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Rankin has turned and got the shot away. Two minutes gone, Johnny

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Russell puts Dundee United one ahead. He scored in the first

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minute last week, takes a little longer to do. Good build up play. A

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lovely touch with Johnny Russell, three Hearts players around him, he

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still qees is squeezed the ball away. John Rankin's ball in.

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Russell's great control, and Hearts ball, and Lucas came down very

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awkwardly. That look like the end comes across to Ryan Stevenson, and

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red cards him. The side-on view, Ryan Stevenson is having to be led

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away by John Rankin. Stevenson left the ground and led with the studs,

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he got the benefit out there, but in the end he doesn't get the

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scores after 62 minutes. Dundee United are two ahead. Beautiful

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move. He went the near side of the goalkeeper. It is the type of goal

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that gets better every time you see it. Same can't be said about the

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second goal of the season, having scored against Hibs, timed his run

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to perfection, and United wrap up a Hearts fans reckon the outcome

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might have been different had Ryan Stevenson not seen red for this,

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after only 25 minutes of the match. I don't want to see people sent off

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for this, but. Do you understand why he was? Yes, the foot is a bit

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high, especially Ryan Stevenson, a good lad, I don't think he's a

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dirty player. I have to say that's behind him on the blindside, and

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he's unlucky, but the rules, we keep on saying this, by the letter

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of the law, but very unlucky there to be sent off.

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Will Hearts appeal it? I think they will, I don't know if they will be

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successful. There you go. Of course some might suggest that willy

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Collumis trying to balance the books, for not red carding Ryan

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Stevenson in the Derby? unfortunate thing is he was the

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referee in both the games. You are making a meal of that! Jo I didn't

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want to go off with the Hearts fans, I got straight back up. That is an

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unfortunate thing that it is Willy in both games. People will look and

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say did he react to missing the one at Tynecastle earlier on in the sea

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on, which I don't buy into that. I don't believe he's done that. I

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think he's went with his gut feeling and his decision, he has

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made the decision on the day. Whether or not that's right, that

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was his decision, as it was in the first game. It must have been in

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his head, I don't want to go through this again, I don't want to

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miss it, maybe it is a quick to go through the same process of

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TV evidence proving him wrong. He has been quick to react.

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different are Dundee United under Jackie McNamara? Peter Hughes son

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did a fantastic job, but the tail end, I don't know the intensity of

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the play. This goal sums up, Russell closing the ball down, the

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pace and tempo. Both on and off the ball. They have certainly shown a

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bit of confidence. They beat Rangers in the cup as well. That

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hadn't won a home game for a while, and won two in the spin. I just

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think the intensity, nit-picking the Hearts defend remembers ball-

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watching, but it is a fantastic goal. Every time you see it, it's

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nice to watch. Sometimes, I mean, whether it was Jackie McNamara or

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anyone else, sometimes a team get a lift any way from a new manager,

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don't they? You do, you see a lot of teams with newer managers,

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getting the first couple of result, you see teams doing it when they

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are struggling, bringing a manager struggling, you have seen a bit of

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reaction since they came in. One of the big pluses from a hearts point

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of view is what Ngoo gives them, 20 years old, on loan from Liverpool.

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And you can see massive potential here, can't you? For a big guy.

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There is one thing he has, natural height, athleticism, strength,

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power, but it is all sort of goals, we will see a cop of goals he

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scores, long-range efforts, a real find. Young as well. He's unlucky

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not to get a hat trick in this game. Eventually he gets himself one.

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Would you be able to put him in your hip pocket in a month's time

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in the Derby? Looking any time I have seen him he looks a handful.

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He's big and strong. He's a couple of inches away from having three

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goals yesterday. Look at this, he's just powering through them there.

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And again, there is a great finish. He looks a real threat. It will be

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hard to deal with when we play against him. Good players you look

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forward to playing against, and challenging yourself against them.

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It is the long range strikes, and power, sometimes you don't give

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games away with quick people. He looks natural in the box as well.

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The goal against Dundee United, that goal we saw there, just a

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natural finisher. Dundee United, 3- 1 winners. One debatable red card

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in that game. Another couple of red cards in the next one, of the non-

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debatable variety, I think you will agree, as we watch highlights of

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kal American knock against Motherwell.

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Hammell. Barber thought he would try his

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luck and got lucky. The deflection off Stevie Hammell with Randall

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going the wrong way. Always a bustling presence from

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Motherwell, nothing there. His kick is not 2350. Motherwell

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still with chance here. Knows he should have done better, the

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Motherwell captain. Good cutback from Law, Lasley off

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attack alive. Kilmarnock get it away.

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Real chance again for Motherwell. hat trick of clearances from the

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striker! At one point it looked like he had him. Lasley should have

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2-0 Kilmarnock, it is William Gross, Shields shows his approval in the

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stands. The choreographed dance routine! He has had quite an impact

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in a defensive role so far, will yap Yam Gross, put -- will yap scam

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gross, great cross from Dayton. A frustrating afternoon for

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in front of the referee. He's reaching for the red card. Fraser

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five minutes. He has barely touched the ball. He didn't touch the ball

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there either, that is why he's getting his marching orders, the

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frustration showing from the Motherwell defender, it was a

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terrible strike at Dayton, the challenge from the Motherwell

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captain, and Dayton not at all happy, neither are the rest of the

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Kilmarnock players, neither is the referee, Kenny McLean, a straight

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red for Lasley, he can have no complaints, the Motherwell skipper,

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it was a wild lung. That could have been very pain -- lung, that could

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have been very painful for Dayton. Off the bar! It should have been 3-

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0. Kilmarnock on easy street now against the nine men of Motherwell.

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Effort. He have manager wants his strikers

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to work back and do defending as well. You used to be a striker with

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Livingston as well. I don't think Gross could have done more at

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either end of the pitch? To be honest his defending in the game is

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more important than his goal. You look at him, this one especially,

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the reaction he got that back out. He did excellent. To go and a great

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header again for his goal. He has done his fair share at both ends of

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the pitch for Kilmarnock yesterday. Great awareness? Yeah, it was. As

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James said, for both ends of the pitch. Great header for the goal,

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but doing his defensive stuff first The in the front area he gets on

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the post, the other one he's on the post and comes off it to get the

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header on the line. Everything he did yesterday was brilliant.

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don't know if Motherwell had something against James Dayton,

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both red cards were for a swipe at the Kilmarnock winner. It is Fraser

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Kerr? From that angle it looks bad, I don't know if that was intent to

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go in and hurt Dayton there. I think he has just maybe mistimed it,

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you can see by the rules it is a red card. He was on the pitch just?

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There is no doubt, it looks terrible, but five minutes on the

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pitch, just for me it is really clumsy. I always think he had his

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eyes on the ball. I can understand why it was a red

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card, I don't think it was intentional from the young lad.

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Last Years of Edward Thomas one t looked like an overspill of

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frustration on his part, maybe we can understand why. Earlier in the

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game he had a couple of, the second one was a great chance to score.

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it is, it is not going for you it is not going for you. There is a

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chance when this one comes in, it pops it over, what you do then, is

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you get frustrated, as you said, you fly into things like. That that

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is cynical. He is a hardy lad. I'm wondering how he would analyse this

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if he was sitting in a chair next to us. I think he will be

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disappointed looking back on, that he has never come across to me as

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that type of player, when he looks back on it he will be disappointed.

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That is something we will be bringing up with him when he's next

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in this very studio. The hopes of the Aberdeen fans haven't been

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delivered into result, their team was unlikely to find it easy

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yesterday against league Cup signed a four-and-a-half year deal

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with Aberdeen. It has been a brilliant time for Aaron Lennon and

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the rest of the St Mirren management team. That takes the

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Mark Reynolds is getting a second yellow, that is a controversial red

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card for the Aberdeen defender. The Dons are down to ten. (crowd

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boos) It came at him a fair pace, he will be harshly dealt with there

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I don't think he knew where the The Aberdeen fans raging with that

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decision. He said play on. Aberdeen feeling

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hard done by, they didn't get the penalty for handball, with Mark

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Aberdeen keeper. He's better rating himself for trying to pass it back

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along that horrendous playing surface.

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That could have been another embarrassing moment for Jamie

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embarrassing moment for Jamie Laingfield. It was a hotly-

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contested red card, and same again here where Mark Reynolds saw a

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second yol low, not in too many doubt about the first one.

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first one he will put his hand up and say it is a booking, he as

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unlucky. The ball goes up and he gets through, you see it there, I

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don't think he will have any complaints about that. He only held

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on to him for about five seconds there. I think that's why the pitch

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is in the state is because there was a rugby international on it a

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few weeks ago. How unlucky is that, it was a strike, he tries to get

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his hand out of the way. To get sent off, are you joking? That's a

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poor decision. Nobody wants to see that. I certainly don't. I don't

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know about you. I think that was very harsh, I think he will be

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disappointed, he as going to miss games for that, which I can't -- he

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is going to miss games for that. I don't see if that is a foul. I

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don't see where the ball hits him. He's doing the right thing, he goes

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out to try to stop the block, his hapbtdz aren't out to the side are

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-- hands aren't out to the side, they are not in an unnatural

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position. It was unfortunate. games for handball in the box, and

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firstly, a push by David Baron, not much in that? I wouldn't give the

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penalty. Now Baron drops him, and there is a little reaction, late. I

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don't thing that's a penalty. They would be unfortunate for that to be

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given against them. I don't think anything is a penalty looking at

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this. We will slow it down, I think that hits his back. It is good to

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show these on a Sunday night. These are areas of the confusion from the

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fans on the game, who think it is a penalty at the time. When they look

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back at that one, which may not have struck McGuinness's arm at all.

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And this one actually strikes Baron on the stomach or hip? It is a hard

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one for the referee, they have to make the decision there and then,

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it is easy for us we can slow it down and sit and watch it as many

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times as we want. I think the other disappointing thing on that game is

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when you see the Reynolds one, the other two didn't get given a

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penalty. So if they are going to do that, there needs to be a bit of

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consistency. I think that's maybe for me the disappointing thing in

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that game. You mentioned the pitch, the ground staff don't like you

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saying nasty Things about it. But I tell you what, Jamie Laingfield was

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saying bad things about it. This was almost a megaembarrassment?

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turns around and blames his defender for giving the pass back.

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It is a nice weighted one. We were saying there was a rugby

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international, in golf you don't want to see that, there is another

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shot here as well. Quite funny. He got away with it. He had a couple

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of great saves. I like that, he has had a few, I don't want to say they

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were clangers, that is his nickname, a few mistake, it is nice to see

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him make a couple of good saves. When will that pitch recover?

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summer, in the last couple of seasons there was a few like that,

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Motherwell was, you have to get to the summer and address it, whether

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you relay it. It will be spler a bit of growth and then the --

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summer and a bit of growth, and then the best of the pitch there.

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This SPL weekend kicked off on Friday night, Dundee desperate for

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some sort of platform against the team who came up with them from the

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goes, but the referee says no to the penalty appeal. Looked to be

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caught by the keeper, Douglas. There is the Clydesdale Bank league

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Dundee captain, who booted this one waved away, this time at the other

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end. Dundee convinced this came off the hand of the defender, Boyd,

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Well, save number one not clever, but save number two, crucial. What

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a chance for the German substitute It is the story of the season,

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chances not taken, and mistakes the opening goal. Barry Smith knows

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 68 seconds

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tells you it was agonisingly close, crossbar. Goal given. Lawson's

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first goal of the season in controversial circumstances.

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Chambers is the assistant who has given this. It was a tough call. Of

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that over the line? It certainly looks to be. We don't have the

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definitive angle, but that looks to be over the line for 1.0. Lawson

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hammers the ball down the pitch. Gary Glenn gets there. With

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virtually the last kick of the game, County make it two, they are about

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County make it two, they are about to join Aberdeen in sixth place.

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It is a while since we looked at some penalty claims, another three

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from Friday night. He was seemingly caught by Dougs

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last, an escape by Dundee. The only way the referee has let him off is

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the ball has gone out the park and running away from him. Still it

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could have been given. That struck the hand of Boyd? Not for me. He's

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close, he's up tight doing what he should be doing, it happens that

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quick, to give a penalty would have been hard on Boyd.

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There are so many factors to consider when you are looking at

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these, that one was blatant? thought the exact same as games for

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the first two. That one you couldn't see it. Not making excuses,

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but the one thing you would have to say is his hands are where a

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goalkeeper's hands would be. That is a penalty, you can understand

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why the first two are not given, that one was the stone wall variety.

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As you were saying you were there for Friday night. What did you

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think when the Lawson shot came off the down side of the crossbar?

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wasn't sure, it is a hard one, the officials have got it right. You

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see in the picture there, he's not in the picture, the linesman. Mr

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Chambers, he gave it. He didn't really know, they were looking at

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one another, he ran back the assistant referee, he decides to

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run back the other way. The Dundee players are questioning him, you

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can see from there it is over the line. I'm telling you, they guessed

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it, but got it right. The rise and rise of Ross County is remarkable,

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isn't it. I have to declare a bias, obviously when you look back and

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you think that less than 20 years ago they were in the Highland

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league. Five seasons ago they were playing in the second deviegs

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vision, and now they are a -- division, and now they are a point

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away from the top six in the SPL? You can throw in Scottish Cup

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Finalists in 2010, they are a cracking team to play against, they

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have taken nine points off us this season. They are a good organised

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team, you see Lawson's striking, and they have quality players in

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the team. Viger, s is another good player, players that are really

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doing well in this division and deserve to be in the division. I

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think the job der rack Adams has done is a great job -- job Derek

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Adams has done, you are thinking it is a team coming up for a division

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alone. There is a right good chance there. Dundee are 15 points adrift

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at the bottom, any hope for them at all? That is it gone, I could hear

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the despondancy in Barry Smith's voice in the interviews off the

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radio. He will keep going as a winner and player, that is Dundee

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going out. There was a called Cup Final play.

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Let's talk about tomorrow night, any feeling of disappointment

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tomorrow at the moment, because you started so well, you were stop of

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the league at one stage, results more recently haven't matched up to

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what went before. I guess there is a big picture to look at? When you

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are looking at the league table you can look at it in two ways, we are

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still in the mix, we have a chance tomorrow to go joint second. The

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desappointing side is we have had four or five chances to go second

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outright, we have not won the games. When you take in the last couple of

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seasons we are progressing, and doing well. This season we are

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still in the cup. We had a tie away to Kilmarnock, it is a great chance

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to get back. In the league we are up there, this is the top six for

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the football club is our game aim - - our game this season. For me that

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is underachieving. The game since Celtic has to be a highlight?

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beat Celtic, or even Rangers, when they were in the SPL, it is the

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first time I had ever beaten any of them. It was a great day, and a God

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performance for us. We could have been two or three nil up in the

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first half. Great goal, doim Doyle had had a few chances that he was

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unlucky with. That day showed the change from last season, being able

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to hold in that league in that game with a lot of pressure from Celtic

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when last year we would have crumbled. Nobody mentions the lack

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of Scottish cup success at Hib, you are on the way again, with a couple

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of good wins. This one in the Derby. I didn't play that day, but being

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there, seeing what it meant to the fan, to put Hearts out, and in this

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one as well. It has been two tough ties, to be fair, we have had.

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Another one coming up. We are hopeful that we can go to

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Kilmarnock and get the result. We know how hard. I expect it was a

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shock geeing Gary Diegan doing that? I have known him many years

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and never seen him have a shot and score. Was it a penalty? No, I

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think you have seen maybe five or six of those. It was Jews tins when

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Ben Williams did this? It is always luck, Ben has been saving them

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every time this season. In terms of tomorrow night's games, you are

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going for a hat trick of wins against St Jones ston, two wins

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against them already? Yes. We know how good a side they are, and they

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can beat us. We are confident, we are always confident at home. But

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it is a game where we need it start picking up points again. We haven't

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been winning enough in the league recently. We need to get back to

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winning ways, and we need to do that tomorrow. It is up to you to

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finish best of the rest, outside Celtic, and it is up for other

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teams as well? It is there for almost everyone this season. It is

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great for everybody else. But we would love to be sitting six or

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seven points better off, but we are not. We have got to get back to

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winning games and make sure we are high up the league come the end of

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the season. And when you look at the table, this just underlines how

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tight it is. If you take Celtic and Dundee out of the equation, there

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are just those eight points between second top and second bottom.

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It is a tight league. Look at us, we are five points above St Mirren

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in 11th place, we go there next week, depending on tomorrow night's

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result it can be cut to two point. It shows you how tight it is, good

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for Scottish football, not so good from the teams playing it. It is

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good for efrp else watching. next burst of SPL action begins

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