16/10/2011 Sportscene


16/10/2011

Round-up of action from the weekend's Clydesdale Bank Premier League games, presented by Rob Maclean.


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After the latest Scotland roller- coaster ride came to an end, it is

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back to the latest chapter in the And we're back after the break with

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the best of a sensational Saturday in the SPL. 17 goals coming up. And

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we'll hear from St Mirren skipper Jim Goodwin. First, the best of the

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action from Rugby Park. And there was plenty of it with Celtic

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bidding to bounce back from the Celtic. Celtic - four different as

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well. Commons was suspended. In came up Cha, led Lee, and Stokes.

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Celtic have lost their last couple of away games at Rangers and at

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Hearts. They are looking to bounce back here. Cha, Stokes's! What a

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chance that was. That is what has caused the problem for Stokes. They

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looked ambitious to start with. Paul Heffernan, Shiels, 1 - 00.

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Kilmarnock in front. A speculative long ball as well. Rolled into the

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path of Shields. Kilmarnock again. Liam Kelly. Forster to the rescue.

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Celtic began the match brightly, but now they are rocking. Shields.

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Paul Heffernan is on side. And it is two! This is stunning. That is

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debatable. Paul Heffernan played to the whistle. Suddenly, Kilmarnock

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double up and Celtic are staring down the barrel again. It's Mulgrew.

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It is a terrible back-pass. And this is Fila making it 3-nothing.

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Mulgrew made a complete hash of that. James Fowler, but his debut

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in 1999, scores just his fifth goal. Fit it is a good ball for Harkins.

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Celtic really toiling. Paul Heffernan. Did not know much about

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it. Paul Heffernan's goal was his ninth of the season. He has been a

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good signing. His suspicion of offside. Forest. Taking the ball

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for a walk. He has won the free kick. He will going to the book for

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that. Celtic really need to start taking their opportunities. Mulgrew

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or Stokes. It Stokes. It is brilliant. It is a stunner. Celtic

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have something to graft onto with 70 minutes to go. Hammered in by

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Anthony Stokes. Celtic have reduced their arrears. Kilmarnock looking

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to get that three-goal cushion again. That was Paul Heffernan. He

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knows whether goal is. He has taken on the mantle that salmon had last

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season at Rugby Park. Matthews. No challenge coming from the comic

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flair. That is Stokes. That is unbelievable from Anthony Stokes.

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No right to score from there. Yakir lack could not get near it.

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Suddenly, Celtic could not see --, then one goal of Kilmarnock. Neil

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Lennon is roaring on from the sidelines. Forest. He has been

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fantastic in the second half. He has won another free-kick. Liam

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Kelly, the offender. Mulgrew! They have done at! Against all the odds,

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3-nothing down at half-time, Celtic are level. -- three 2-0. Kilmarnock

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will be absolutely devastated. Parkins. That is Paul Heffernan.

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That should have been four to three. How often have canonic been 3-0 up

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on Celtic. Not very often. -- Kilmarnock. Celtic have pulled at

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right-back and are searching for an unlikely three points. This could

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be their last chance. That is the last chance. Celtic are back from

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the dead. What a big moment, potentially, in a Neil Lennon's

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career as Celtic manager. So often he has dropped by, but you may well

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have just saved his job, Anthony have just saved his job, Anthony

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Stokes. I am used to winning games. As a player. We lost plenty last

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season. I do not like this feeling at the minute. I am expecting more

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from some of by better players than they have given me. Was that the

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half-time team talk that may be saved Neil Lennon's job? Whatever

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he said at half-time definitely did the business. Forest came into a

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more central role and caused Kilmarnock a lot of problems.

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grew up as a Celtic player. You know the expectations around the

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club. Yes. I had five years there. I really enjoyed it. But like you

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say, the expectations from the fans, they have to be up there winning

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trophies season after season. Celtic fans will not be too happy

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with the gap between them and Rangers. It was amazing how the

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game developed. It could have been a lot different if Anthony Stokes

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Stokes was very unfortunate. If it does not bobble up there, I am

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pretty sure he would have scored. That would have had a different

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outlook on the game. Paul Heffernan and Dean Shiels are two players who

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know pretty well. They were instrumental in giving, Nick that

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3-0 half-time lead. Yes. The two boys have done great since they

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have been put together. I know Paul Heffernan from the Irish days. The

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under 20 ones. He has a terrific eye for goal. Dean Shiels, I played

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against him Dunsire the couple of times. Technically, very good. The

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two of them together are her great. Hint of offside? For I think he is

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probably just on. He is just levels. Kilmarnock would have been very

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disappointed if that had gone against them. An incredible run

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from James Fowler and a terrific finish. A great finish. Mulgrew

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knows that Harkins is there, but he was unaware of phyla. He let them

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back pass a bit short. Celtic did get the sort of response in the

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second half they were looking for. Three goals in seven minutes.

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Incredible. A terrific free-kick from Anthony Stokes. He has that in

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the end. This was a terrific strike. There are not many players that

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would take that on. Obviously, here, Charlie Mulgrew makes up for his

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error in the first half. When it goes to 3-3, you expect Celtic to

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get the winner. In actual fact, it was Kilmarnock could probably had

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the best chance to win it and it was Paul Heffernan, who is so good

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in these situations, who missed. Yes. He will be disappointed with

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himself. He has been very clinical this year. That is one he will not

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want to see again. Yes. A big chance. There is no respite for

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Celtic. A big European tie coming up for them. They're in a bit of

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form. It is a tough task for Celtic. It will be Live and Radio Scotland

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on Thursday night. It is a tough task, but as a player sometimes, if

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they're not doing too well on the league, it is good to get away and

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have a cup game. Neil Lennon will be looking for Delap. Good luck to

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Celtic in Europe. A trawl for them in the early kick-off meant Rangers

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could go 12 points ahead of their title rivals if myth that a home

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Naismith back after suspension. Illness have ruled out Sasser Pat

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Archer and Julie Wallace took over at left-back. Just one cinch that

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might change for some Mirren. Steven Thompson is back at Ibrox

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where he played for three and-a- half years. Rangers looking to pick

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up where they left off before the international break. Kyle Lafferty

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chasing false bomb Mark McCausland uncertain in defence. That led to a

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diving save from Craig Samson. St Mirren playing themselves into a

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difficulties. It is Gregg Wylde's corner. It is Kyle Lafferty and it

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is a smart save from Samson. Back in again and deflected behind. Kyle

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Lafferty managing to escape his marker for the first chance on goal.

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In from Steven Davis. Almost unnoticed! It hit just wide. Paul

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McGann. St Mirren slowly starting to find themselves. Lovely pass. In

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for Thomson. Punched away by a Allan McGregor. A really good build

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up. A decent ball in from hustle back. Here comes St Mirren again.

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The curling cross from Thomson is a big disappointment. That says

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Rangers on the move. Up goes the volume inside Ibrox. Gregg Wylde on

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the ball. A shot at goal by Davies. He has headed wide. Snatched at

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this, did the Rangers captain. It was an inviting positions. Nikica

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Jelavic is skilful and strong. Maurice Edu. Kyle Lafferty kept out.

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Kyle Lafferty intending to get his own back, which she does. A real

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chance for Rangers. That is Marc McAusland. That is Nikica Jelavic!

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That is one to nothing. 2 1/2 minutes after the restart. The

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Croatian's seventh goal of the season. It was all about the

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persistence and the tenacity of Kyle Lafferty on the byline. Marc

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McAusland's free runs went straight to Nikica Jelavic and it was

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rattled in for the opening goal. Gary Teale on as a substitute at

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half-time. That game of Maurice Edu. That is Steven Thompson. He is in

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on goal. It is a great saving challenge by Stephen Whittaker. But

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surely Thomson had to pull the himself, the defender, that he

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could not hit the target. Whittaker's pass. Rangers looking

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for the second goal. Naismith. At Jelavic. It was slightly behind

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Jelavic but still it was great stuff. Great my challenge. And now

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Rangers with the chance to seal things. Here is Davies. Options are

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round the Captain there. He chose to go it alone. Of putting pressure

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on his goalkeeper. Lovely play under pressure. Deep into stoppage

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time, can they carve out one last chance. It is Steven Thomson. It is

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one to one! Equalisers do not come much later. Simmering salvaging a

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draw at Ibrox. -- St Mirren. The there will only be time to get the

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match started again before the final whistle. A dramatic draw at

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Jim Goodwin is with us. Describe the feeling after that. We were

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delighted. We put a lot into the game and I think we deserved the

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point. 55 % possession, that is remarkable. It does not happen very

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often that the away team has that much of the ball at Ibrox. We

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controlled the game for long spells. The goalkeeper has made a couple of

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key saves to keep us in the game but I think we got our just

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deserves. -- just deserts. Were you disappointed to go a goal down

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after the interval. Yes, we were. We could have dealt with it better

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when the ball came into the box. I was disappointed by the clearance.

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There is you turning around and having a right good rant! I thought

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he was tripped, but it has gone a long way since then. The response

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to the goal from Simon Mirren was to the goal from Simon Mirren was

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The Naismith went into a more central area and it caused us some

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problems. But after that we got our composure back. The goal but one

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you a point was amazing, not only because it was in the very last

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minute, but also because it begins in your very own goal line. Yes, he

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showed real composure there. It was a terrific ball from Poole there. -

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- from Paul. It was a great moment to score because we would have been

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very disappointed to have come away with nothing. There was never any

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sign of giving up. Absolutely. We kept going to the end and playing

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our way, passing the ball, and we are delighted with the result.

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is St Mirren play in your way, lots of examples. Is the worry for you

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but a lot of really good play in midfield does not happen -- does

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not often enough bring an end result? We do control possession

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quite a lot. We lacked a bit of a cutting edge at times yesterday.

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This chance was very unlucky. Whittaker does brilliant to get

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from where he was initially. there is the centre-back with the

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pass, which is very impressive! if we had had a better break with

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the ball, he could have had a go. It could be a great season for St

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Mirren. You won against St Johnstone with one of your special

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goals. It was great to score on that night and an important game

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for us office the. It is nice to go on a good cup run. We have a very

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tough game next week but we are delighted to still be in the Cup.

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What impact has Tommy Craig had? A very experienced man coming along.

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Does he share your footballing philosophy? Absolutely. He has been

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-- terrific, full of enthusiasm and his training sessions are be --

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brilliant. Motherwell have been enjoying their exalted position in

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the SPL in between Rangers and Celtic. Will they still be

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inviolate. It was want to zero after eight minutes. The goal

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celebrations referred to the stick he had been getting from his

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manager. Second in the SPL, Motherwell were dominant. Graham

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Stack had to bat this shot away. What to make off -- of these

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clearances? Again the keeper had to make a real fist of it. I have had

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a fine season so far. -- they have had. In the second half of the

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lacklustre lilac line was breached far too easily far too many times.

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Graham Stack again to the rescue. It is easy to forget they have had

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a five-game unbeaten run. This shot was pulled wide of the target. The

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striker was looking for his 7th goal of the season but this would

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not be his day. Graham Stack was one of the few Hibernian players to

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be having a decent day of it. The imbalance between the sides showed

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no sign of letting up. Motherwell were totally bossing the game.

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Finally a chance for Hibernian worth showing came along, when

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Danny Galbraith sliced wide of the target and Hibernian fans voiced

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their displeasure all afternoon. Why have Hibernian relapsed? That

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is the question a manager must find an answer to, and quickly. They

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almost snatched a point but this would be a deserved defeat for

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Hibernian. At Motherwell extend their lead over Celtic in the SPL

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And they are playing with increased belief. They have won seven out of

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11. I think they have surprised a few with their position in the

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table. He has brought in some real quality players. It looked to be

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going towards three off four. But looking at the way the match

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developed it could have been a lot worse for Hibernian. Yes, the

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centre halves seemed to be ball- watching. I think Graham Stack was

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the man of the match and I think that says a lot about the game. I

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know him from the Irish set-up. A great player. It was just as well

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he was on form because otherwise it would have been a pretty hefty

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defeat. Yes, he had to be on his game. That double save there was

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outstanding. You have a fair bit of interest in that game obviously

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because St Mirren play Hibernian next weekend. Yes, it will be a

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difficult game. We have to carry on like we did yesterday and hopefully

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take some momentum from the big performance yesterday. Dunfermline

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started well on their return to the SPL but recently they have

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He usually strikes the ball pretty well, Rudi Skacel. Andy Webster!

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Hearts take the lead. The clearance went straight to Andy Webster and

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he had the simple task to headed home. -- head home. Dunfermline,

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just three points from five home games. A decent ball across. In

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with the head of. He scored a great goal against Celtic last time using

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the head. And nice past, Graham. That is a lovely little shimmy. He

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cut the ball back to the byline. And straight into the arms of the

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keeper. But this is better from the home side. Graham showing some good

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skill. The Dunfermline coming forward. That is Paul Barnes. He

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knew the mistake he made. Move too much -- too much height on the ball.

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That is nice play from Rudi Skacel. On to Templeton. He is on the right

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food. Rudi Skacel went it back inside but it opened up perfectly

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for David Templeton. -- schedule wanted it. -- Rudi Skacel. He has

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the ability to make something happen. It went straight that time.

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Dunfermline trying to come forward. That is a poor pass a. Picked up by

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temple turned far Hearts. On to temple turned, and it is Rudi

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Skacel! It looks like he will secure Hearts' first away win. It

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came back to Rudi Skacel, Templeton, Dunfermline were sitting pretty for

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the first few weeks of the season, but you get the feeling they're

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coming into a testing spell. Yes, they have been finding it tough for

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the last Formica five games. They have any picked up one point in the

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last five. They will be very disappointed. They conceded too

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many goals and not scored. It is important they do not become

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detached at the bottom. It is all very tight down there. The league

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itself is very tight. There are a few wins a way of getting out of it.

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He will be looking to turn things around quickly. What disappoints

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Dunfermline is that they made a big contribution to their own downfall

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yesterday. Both goals stemmed from mistakes, firstly Andy Kirk at the

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near post. Yes, he will be disappointed. He will be

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disappointed he did not do better. This pass got cut out. It did not

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help matters. A good one two there. Paul Gallacher makes a great save

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initially. He is hoping one of his defenders will help a mite, but

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when it drops the Rudi Skacel that close out, you don't expect much

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else. Hearts beat Celtic a fortnight ago, but there has been

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inconsistency from them. Maybe not surprising when you change a

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manager in the first few weeks. manager comes in with new ideas and

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it takes time for him to get his ideas across to his players. Rudi

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Skacel back in the side, he is a very influential player for hearts

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and has done great. 12th February, or when Hearts last one away from

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home. It has been an incredibly long wait. It was at Hamilton 2-0

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that day. Stephen Elliott got both the goals. It has been 15 matches

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to live one away game. It is hard to believe that it has stretched on

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for that length of time. They seem to be getting things right now and

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the new manager seems to be getting his ideas across to the players and

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they're taking it on board. Would you expect them to be competing at

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the top end of the lead towards the end of the season? Yes. They have a

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big squad. He would expect Celtic and Rangers to battle it out. I do

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not think anybody expected Motherwell to be this high up in

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the table. We were all expecting hearts, Neddy, to challenge them.

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But I do expect Hearts then -- had to be up at the end of the season.

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The Aberdeen have an -- Aberdeen have an Old Firm double

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bill coming up in the next couple of weeks and were looking for the

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encouragement of six points out of six when they played Dundee United

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2000 a bit. That's Russell! And Gonzalo is tipped it over. -- 2008.

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After David could Willie's departure. Kari Arnason touches are

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then! Be brilliant save from Fallon. But Gary Anderson puts it into the

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roof of his net. Aberdeen are in front. - Mike Kari Arnason.

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Aberdeen go ahead. Rob Milsom. Robertson. No penalty. Rob Milsom

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has gone down. He does not look as if people did the Aberdeen

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midfielder. -- book. Strange decision. Aberdeen free-kick, taken

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by Foster. Mawhinney. And the Dons have a second. Their management

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team is delighted. Aberdeen, who beat Dunfermline here a couple of

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weeks ago, it looked as though they're going to continue this

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recent revival. Nilsen and. More height and distance and the

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clearance. It is awkward for Dundee United. Fallon. Considine. 3-0. Be

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keeper made a hash of it at his right-hand post. He looks on in

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bewilderment as Aberdeen get their third. It is a goal which will

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surely seal the points. The Dons have only scored four times in the

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league. They have now got seven in their last two games. Rankin. Rank

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and's effort. It is awkward for Gonzalez. We have seen John Rankin

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score from that kind of range with that kind of shot before. It just

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drops just before it gets to the keeper. Armstrong back to Scott

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Robertson. Armstrong. That is a good run. Dalla Valle was in the

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back post. It is 3-1. The clock is against Dundee United, without

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question. They have given themselves something to hold on to

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here. Armstrong did so well, the The Aberdeen fans would have been

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worrying about two straight games are good - like against the Old

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Firm. They must be in a better place now. They seem to be on a bit

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of a run, yes. Things are coming together for Craig Brown. He has

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brought some players up from down south and things are clicking into

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place. Three set-pieces, three goals, which then United will not

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be happy about. Aberdeen are a big side. They are very tough in the

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box. Dundee United's keeper is very good, but he will not be best

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pleased with his contribution. was even worse. Juggling at him

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from Andy Considine. He has been a very solid presence. He is a key

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player. He will be disappointed with his day yesterday. It has been

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a dramatic change around for Aberdeen. They scored four goals in

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their last game at home to Dunfermline. They created loads of

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chances. This was a Friday night game. They seem to have an

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increased presence about them. Mehdi Rory Fallon has made a bed of

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the difference tick alongside Scott Vernon. Rory Fallon will cause most

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centre has problems. He has a big, strong striker. And there are good

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players in around them. Things seem to be coming together for Craig

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Brown. It is funny how the complexion can suddenly change. It

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is all doom and gloom one minutes, then optimistic. Absolutely.

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Optimists - a confidence has ever been. Aberdeen have the confidence

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back. Aberdeen lost a lot of players over

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the summer and he did think those are a lot of influential players

:36:39.:36:44.

going out at the same time. Maybe they're hurting? I think you

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mentioned four of the best players last year. Peter Houston, obviously,

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is not able to go into the transfer market and replace these players.

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He has to persist with bringing players through the youth team.

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They have some good young players coming through, but it will take

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some time to get things right. Derek McInnes does become the new

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manager of Bristol City this week, he leaves in jobs and in good shape.

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The Perth team were planning to prolong a great run of recent

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results with yesterday's home game against bottom of the table

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McInnes's last game in charge, they were determined to be sent off and

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decent style. The strike force combined to great effect in the

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12th minute. Despite slipping when he struck it, it was a great goal.

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12 Austen Johnson's 18 goals soared by either send us a or Sheridan.

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They made a massive difference. Inverness were disjointed to say

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the least. Their manager would describe their season so far as

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Jekyll and Hyde. This was most certainly hide territories. Since

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Johnson dominated. -- St Johnstone. A second St Johnstone goal always

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looked more likely than a Caley Thistle equaliser. Marcus Tabor,

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who replaced the injured Sheraton, hit the post. Liam Craig denied at

:38:26.:38:31.

the back post by Thomas pier. General approval for her Derek

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McInnes. Lilian Craig was then teed up for a cross and the second half.

:38:38.:38:42.

Once in their blue moon you see a Kevin in gold. We should have seen

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one here. Terry Butcher would say afterwards his side played like 11

:38:48.:38:52.

strangers he picked up on the motorways. As for St Johnstone,

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they were the epitome of teamwork. This cross was only partially

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cleared and Dave Mackay pounced on the scraps to make it to do nothing.

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-- to to nothing. The former Dundee player but his second goal of the

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season. The first had been the 1-0 winner at Celtic Park back in a

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list. Since Johnson here with their fourth SPL win in five games. For -

:39:18.:39:28.
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There fantastic form of this leak coincided with their new strike

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force. They are a very good team. Derek McInnes has done very well

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organised. The two strikers up front are on fire just now. This

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seemed to be linking really well together. There is a great

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understanding. This is not great defending, but it is a great finish.

:39:46.:39:52.

Terry Butcher will be quite disappointed there. It is a

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striker's instinct. It helps when you have a defender who can do this.

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Obviously he scored as one of Celtic Park as well. It was a great

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finish. He is a key figure for St Johnstone. He is an integral part

:40:09.:40:15.

of their defence. This is what it is all about. It is a bad mistake

:40:15.:40:22.

for Motherwell and everything got punished. This is Sheridan. The two

:40:22.:40:25.

strikers seem to be playing with a lot of confidence. There are

:40:25.:40:29.

linking up really well. They have a greater understanding. Everything

:40:29.:40:33.

they touch seems to be going in the back of the net. A lot of credit

:40:33.:40:39.

goes to Derek McInnes. Yesterday's game might well be his last in

:40:39.:40:43.

charge and you might be on his way to Bristol City. Yes. We're still

:40:43.:40:47.

waiting to hear what is happening with that one. If Derek McInnes

:40:47.:40:52.

does go, the St Johnstone team and supporters will be disappointed. He

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has done terrific in his time. have played a lot of your football

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down south. Bristol City, bottom of the championship. What sort of job

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would that be? If he gets the job, he has a tough task. There bottom

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of the league. He has to turn things around quickly. Bristol City

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are in big club and have got two big clubs in that city. When he

:41:19.:41:22.

goes down there, his aim will be to maintain championship status this

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season and keep on next season. Let's have a look at the placings.

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Motherwell have trimmed Rangers's lead at the top. Celtic are 10 off

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And next weekend looks like this. We'll have all that action for you

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