17/08/2014 Sportscene


17/08/2014

Jonathan Sutherland and Pat Nevin present highlights of the weekend's SPFL action. Including Celtic v Dundee United, Partick Thistle v Dundee and Kilmarnock v Ross County.


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The second weekend of the season already.

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There's absolutely no let-up in the momentum.

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Tonight's Sportscene is jam-packed with great goals, red cards

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Fizzy drinks and pancakes still not quite

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But it's been a gruelling pre-season for our guests.

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Pat Nevin and Dundee United's Mark Wilson are here,

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After their rollercoaster ride in the Champions' League already this

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season, Ronny Delia's side finally got their Premiership season up

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and running with a slightly low-key victory at St Johnstone midweek.

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For their first League match of the season at Celtic Park they

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Two wins out of two, top of the table.

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COMMENTATOR: What a strike. Six points. Top of the table T can't go

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any better than that. Wednesday we are top of the league, 9 out of 9.

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That would be amazing. Never surprised how well they play. They

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are a dream team. We are hoping we go back with the three points.

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Fergus McCann was a divisive figure in his time here but he has nothing

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but warmth from the Celtic crowd these days. The history books show,

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he made it all possible. Rowany dealier was dealt a three-match

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blow. Am broes is coming in at rightback, a player was injured in

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the warm-up. There is a debut for Denayer on loan from Manchester

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City. Jackie McNamara goes for the same team for the third game in a

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row. That means mid-week hero, Marrow

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Balati stays on the bench. Oh, almost a dream start for the

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champions. Back on home turf. McGregor, who is a top scorer,

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almost got his fourth. Ambrose losing out to Armstrong. An

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open start here. A wonderful ball from Armstrong. And MacKay Steven

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can't finish. Two huge moments in the opening couple of minutes here.

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What a pass it was from Armstrong to release Mackay-Steven. Commons'

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corner. In four minutes into his Celtic

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debut, Jason Denayer, the 19-year-old from Brussels gives

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Celtic lead. Dundee United breached for the fist time this season after

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a couple of clean sheets. What a finish from the centre half. Stokes

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delivery and that's Commons. And it is two.

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Again, there is a huge question mark over the Dundee United defending at

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another corner. Commons didn't have to do much to score that. Peyton and

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Rankin were the two United players closest to him. -- Payton.

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Paton has been pick-pocketed bio-Hansen and it is three for

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Celtic. Dreadful again for Dundee United -- from Johansen.

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Johansen getting away from Paton and finishing well. Celtic smelling

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blood. They are looking more like themselves here. And Berget hits the

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crossbar. Well, almost four and we are not even at half-time. McGregor

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and a lovely reverse pass. Celtic in again. Commons. Well, that was

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Cierzniak, saving initially from Stokes. Commons thought he was about

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to gobble up the rebound. He was so happy McNamara with the defending in

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the first games and he goes for goal. It is wonderful from a neutral

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point of view to see Craig Gordon pulling off saves like that, but it

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is frustrating for Ciftci. Well, Mulgrew claiming that. Was it the

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most wicked of free kicks you have to say? I'm not sure it took a touch

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the it looks like Stokes' goal. McGrew reckons it is his. But it is

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4-0, Celtic. Here they come again. Stokes. That's Cierzniak's and it

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could have been worse. But for the pole, he's pulled off a couple of

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decent saves in the second half. Dundee United haven't won here since

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Boxing Day 1992. It is certainly going to continue and there's

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another. Well, we knew a while ago that it was going to continue but

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Berget adds a fifth. His first for the club. What a big result for

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Ronnie Delia. Here is Rankin. Oh, it took a

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deflection and United are back. There will be no clean sheet for

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It is consolation - if you can call it that when you have already

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conceded five. This is Forest. The Celtic sub. Oh,

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he has pulled up as well. He has managed to release Kayal. But he has

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pulled up. Looks like a hamstring. A problem for him. And it's Berget,

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and it is six. Well, a horror story of an afternoon for Dundee United.

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Celtic running amok. They've demolished the terrors. The optimism

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of the early season flattened already by a rampant Celtic. I think

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football should be fun to watch and play. It is fun to have the ball and

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press and create things. The first 60 minutes was good enough. We

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created a lot of chances and defended well. And it was a good

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performance. I lost four goals to set pieces. It doesn't matter how

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good you play or the team plays, if you don't do the fundamentals you

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will be beaten. Especially, coming here to lose three goals in the

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first half, when they are up and when everybody wants the ball, it is

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harder for the players. Celtic ruthlessly demonstrating the gulf

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that exists between themselves and the rest. Mark, you missed out

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yesterday, you are still three weeks away from but that must have been

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painful to watch. I felt for the boys. It could have been so much

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different if we'd taken a chance in the first minute but when you go to

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Celtic Park, you need to take your chances. We didn't and Celtic turned

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on the style and passed it well. All their big players turned up. It was

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a great show for them but a horror show for us. Celtic seemed to click

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into life yesterday, Pat. We'll look more into that in a minute but

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Dundee United, a few defensive frailties. It is a new-looking

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defence anyway. It is tough for them because Celtic as you say were

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playing well. But Celtic play well but it needed Dundee it play badly.

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Have a look at this. Both these players block each other. A block is

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a good idea in a defensive position but you block the opposition, not

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each other. That's great ball in from Stokes. Magnificent. Zipped N

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once again, a good block at the back. Zorb zipped in. I'm not sure

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Mulgrew gets a touch but that's incredibly hard to defend. That's

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Amoruso broes. That's awful. -- that's Ambrose.

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You don't know how to react from that. It takes good play from

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Celtic, but it also takes bad defending from Dundee United. But

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I'm sure they will get better. Let's talk about how Celtic clicked into

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life. It has been difficult for them at times. And suddenly a good

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performance, how did that happen? I haven't been jumping on any

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bandwagons saying they are having a nightmare. It is very, very early in

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the season. This sort of stuff is what we have seen from them last

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season. All through the middle. Loads of stuff from Stokes and

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Commons, picking up in great positions. Delia asking them to

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close up high up the pitch. He wants them to do that. They are already

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getting good opportunities. You were talking about the slick passing.

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Especially when you have the big pitch and the are inis on it, it

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makes it more difficult -- big pitch and the rain is on it. All the good

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stuff goes through Commons in the middle of the pitch. Examples like

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this, little one-twos which are very hard to match when they were on the

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form they were yesterday. It isn't just them two. Them two - you talk

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about them, picking up the boys more often than enough and Griffiths to

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come N it is a shame because there are a number of players that played

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well yesterday. Sad to see Forest pulling up. He is another special

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player for them. Look at this, the numbers getting into the box there.

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I mean, it is the Celtic way. You go and attack and you go and attack in

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numbers. And it doesn't matter if you score one, two, or three, you

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want four, five, or six and if Ronnie continues doing that, he will

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love it. We saw in the papers about how Ronnie Delia's banned drinks

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from the training ground. He wants them to look like a Champions'

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League side and get them ultimately fix. They came up so short against

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Warsaw. They have a second chance. How do you see them getting on

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against them. It is another unknown quantity. I think we will be better

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prepared. It is a further week or two down the line. They'll take

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confidence from that performance yesterday, but I fancy Celtic to go

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through.k having the second bite of the cherry they'll look up to it. It

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is going to be looked at tomorrow. Do you think they can make it to the

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group stages? I don't think they will overcome the decision so I

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think it'll go ahead. I this they can, because they are A, into their

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stride, they are playing the way the manager wants them to and they are a

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good team but the biggest thing, they are back at Celtic Park and

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it'll take a good team to stop them there.

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It's safe to say Motherwell are still to sparkle so far this season.

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In contrast, they took on an Inverness Caley Thistle side

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starting to shine under the stewardship of manager John Hughes.

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For Inverness, they are forced to make one change from mid-week, James

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vint failed to recover from injury, so Watkins is included in the

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starting line-up for the first time this season.

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A slack passback there. Here's Ainsworth. A good header away by

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Warren. A fine piece of defending by Warren. It is a lovely curling

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effort there from Ainsworth. Neat football in the middle of the park

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again from Caley Thistle. Here is pansy.

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Tansey. You would think Motherwell should

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have scored. Watkins there with a crunching chal frequent David

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Ferguson. Christie was in there. He was on the end of that cutback from

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Watkins. Fine defending by the teenager. Neat football again. It's

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Tansey taking over. What a strike that is. Terrific effort there from

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Greg Tansey. Well, he scored three goals last season. That's his first

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of this campaign. He won't hit another one any better.

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And Motherwell desperate to get themselves back level in this

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encounter. Here's Erwin, looking for Kerr. He seemed to be tripped there

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by Meekings, just outside the box. The referee is not interested,

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though. It certainly looked as though there were contact there from

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the Caley Thistle defender on the ankle of Kerr.

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Caley Thistle are off and running again. Here is Aaron Dorrian, the

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substitute, teasing the fullback. Do -- Aaron Doran.

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Oh, a spectacular effort from Aaron DoraN. Wonderful piece of skill. He

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just found that yard of space to curl it beyond the goalkeeper and

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that will secure the three points for Inverness and a place at the top

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of the stable tonight. First half I felt all the hard work

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we had done in the closed season, it had come to fruition in that first

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half. We were slick, passed it well. Ball retention very good. Created

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enough chances to go and win a couple of games and you are sitting

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thinking to yourself, you are getting a bit frustrated. Thankfully

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we came up trumps before the break. Sthoo we were not anywhere near the

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level where we were last season. We have to get up to that. It is our

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job as a staffing group to work hard in training. Build a bit of

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confidence. We know we were under par today. We don't become bad

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players overnight. That team are testing my patience and nerves. They

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leave it to the 90th minute to score the second goal but well worth the

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victory that's for sure. the second goal but well worth the

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victory that's for sure. I think they were probably a bit

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critical of Inverness Caledonian Thistle when John Hughes took over

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and tried to change the style a bit at the end of last season but by the

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looks of things it is bearing fruit? It looks like it has come together

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now. He got stick last season for trying to change the way they play.

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Inverness like to battle and play long balls under Terry Butcher but

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John Hughes has come in and he has his own philosophy. Great passing

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there. Slick stuff. He has stamped his authority on that team. And much

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more enjoyable to play in a team that's passing the ball. It follow

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on from last weekend when they got a 2-0 victory at Hamilton be aies.

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They seem to be enjoying their football -- at Hamilton Accies.

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Nchtss when you are a football player, you enjoy playing football.

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When you are asked to play it long t gets boring You can see it is paying

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off now. A good start to last season. Pat your old Motherwell side

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are struggling. They beat St Mirren but seemed to be struggling for

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form. At the start of the season, I feel the same thing, I think - this

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is the season it has to happen Mo well. They have so many changes, and

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lose so many good players. -- Motherwell. Every season they get

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back up. I look at it again and I think - it might be. Do you know

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what, I think it might be a surprise. I think the manager is

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great and he will get them up there, but he has a battle. This is a poor

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start. Everyone's favourites

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for relegation next - unless you After their opening weekend defeat

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to Inverness, Alex Neill's promoted side bounced right back with

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a midweek victory over St Mirren. Manager Alec Neil drops out of his

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own team after a groin injury. He replaces himself with Crawford.

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The saipts have appealed against the captain's red card on Wednesday

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against Celtic, so he is available. Adam Morgan, on loan from Yeovil

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Town will try to fill Stevie May's boots.

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Mackay and Morgan. With Saints losing the ball and McKinnon has got

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Hamilton away in a counter here. A decent position comes to McKinnon.

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And in it goes. Or has it come off Anderson on its

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way through. But McKinnon will claim that. It is his goal and it is

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Accies in the driving seat here. Very blustery conditions for the two

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teams to put up with. A typical summer afternoon in Lanarkshire.

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This is decent build-up from the hosts. That's kraufrd.

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Excellent save by Mannus. And it had to be. To keep out that piledriver

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from Crawford. A lovely slipped ball through there

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and it is Hendrie's effort off the line and it is Anderson. An

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important intervention from the Saints' centre half. Hendrie thought

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he'd doubled Accies' lead. Still Saints come. They look better in the

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second period. Wotherspoon across and Canning knocks it off his own

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cross bar. Gordon tried to mop out. It does go behind but how fortunate

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was Martin Canning here. Here is Gary McDonald, a former

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Accies player. On as a sub. Wotherspoon will fancy this. Well,

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he has every right to go for goal himself. He found himself in a

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wonderful area. He is capable from there. Tommy Wright, Callum

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Davidson, are pondering things right now. They are under the cosh again,

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are St Johnstone. That's off the line by MacLean. It was Canning's

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header. Snr well, that's going to come through to Mannus. But this was

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another one off the line. We saw it in the first half and this time it

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was the attacker, MacLean, the man who scored the second goal for

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Saints in the Scottish Cup final. That's going to come right back at

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Accies here. It is Wotherspoon's ball in. Well, McGovern got it half

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clea. It is still alive. This is Millar. Wotherspoon will get a

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second bite at this. That's Mackay at the back post. Imrie did enough

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to put him off. Well, Dave Mackay wants a corner here. It ma well have

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come off Imrie last. Accies think they'll win T Andy Ryan. The

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Hamilton fans in the main stand thought he had won it there. A

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second goal would surely do that. That's MacLean. He tees it up for

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Wotherspoon. Canning blocks and McGovern makes the save. MacLean's

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effort and he claims handball against Tena. It's not forthcoming

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and St Johnstone had running out of time. It looks like a second

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successive defeat for them. We only managed one goal which was

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unfortunate. A game develops. A team as good as St John stone will have a

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good spell. We defended for our lives. I thought we should have had

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a penalty at the end. If you don't start well, it is difficult to come

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from behind in this league. That proved to be the case today. The

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second half was a lot better. It is something we must take into next

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week. I always said they would stay up.

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The second goal in a row. That the will happen. McKinnon with the goal.

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Interesting story. Not the best saint John stone defending either,

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you would have to say. -- St Johnston. A fantastic story. He

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starts to move here in his own half. He gets up with play and supports

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the play, but as I say a fantastic football from where he comes from.

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Junior football. It shows you, guys playing there. Something to aim for.

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And he is getting his chance at 28. It is not rye deal defender. -- not

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ideal defending. But well done for him for sticking

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it away. Tough sometimes for St Johnstone. The hand of God, the hand

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of Jesus. Shouts for handball. Was it a penalty A handball and in the

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box. But look at this. Can he get out of the way of it? No, it is too

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close. It is in the box, I wouldn't give a penalty here. The reason

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being is - when you go out, watch his left leg, he goes out to tackle.

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If your left leg is out, your hand comes out to balance. If you don't

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put your hand out to balance, you will fall over. That hand for me is

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not in a natural position. For someone who is tackling, it is a

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perfectly natural position. Every week we get a different position.

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Yesterday West Ham got one against them for the same thing. We need to

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get this cleared up. Some referees give them. Some don't. What do you

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think of Accies this season, Mark? So many people have decided they

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will be the weakest team in the division. That remains to be seen.

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They are going great guns. A mid-week victory over St Mirren a

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great result for them. Definitely. They are obviously still on a high

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from the way they finished off last season but to go to St Mirren and by

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all accounts they played very well. You know, a fantastic goal there,

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but they played very well and passed the ball well. A great result. An

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ideal start for them. One thing that will help them greatly, is that

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pitch. If you are used to playing on their home pitch every week and

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playing on that surface. However good you say it is, it will actually

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help you, if you are playing on that. Funnelly enough it -- funnily

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enough, it helps a night, neat passing style. Maybe Hamilton

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players are not getting the respect they deserve. They got up in the

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play-offs but they are showing that they have what it takes. You get the

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respect with the results. As simple as that. If you are a player and

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people write you off, you are delighted. It is great fun. You

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think - we have nothing to lose, we'll go and show them. It is not a

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lack of respect me talking about the pitch, that's the facts, it helps

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you when you have a different pitch than everyone else.

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Next to Dens Park, where home side Dundee were hoping

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to continue with their solid start back in the top flight.

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Two games played, they'd both finished as draws.

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Paul Hartley's side were up against Partick Thistle.

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The Glasgow side had started their own Premiership campaign with

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a midweek goals rush against Ross County.

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The captain, Kevin misses out for Dundee. Winning your opening game of

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the season 4-0 would suggest the correct starting line-up was picked.

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Alan Archibald thinks so. Same again for Partick Thistle.

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He goes for the byline. A cross. Should have been an opening goal.

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What a great chance. A terrific cross for

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A great start from Partick Thistle. Flanagan had a chance with a header.

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On to hikingin Botham. -- Higginbotham. Back to Gary Fraser.

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The opening goal comes after five minutes. Phrase and all the power

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from Danny Fraser. He scored mid-week against Ross County. Two in

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two games. That's a stunner. Higginbotham play it is wide. The

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cross is decent. Flanagan in with a chance. Done -- Bannigan with a

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chance. Dundee are causing their own problems.

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high. The top of the crossbar, you always have to watch with Harkins

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around. He is always capable of scoring from there. Harkins. The

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quick ball back. Fraser will lose out. McAlister. That is a lovely

:29:18.:29:35.

finish! From the 17-year-old. His first in the top flag of Scottish

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football, sliding past Fox. Lovely finish. Harkins plays it in. And

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directory says penalty. -- the referee. He certainly conceded the

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penalty, that Bush on McPake. And that is a yellow card for Fox. This

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could cause a problem. His hand was out. The referee says this is a red

:30:17.:30:24.

card. It does not matter how hard you had somebody, if you raise your

:30:25.:30:29.

hand, that is precisely what will happen. And Paul Gallacher with the

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save. The birthday boy comes up trumps. What an interesting game.

:30:41.:30:56.

McAlister. MacDonald! Paul Gallacher with the save. Called into action

:30:57.:30:59.

again. We had a very good first half and we

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moved the ball very well. We created a number of chances. I think we had

:31:08.:31:15.

that chance after two minutes so we are disappointed. We could have won

:31:16.:31:20.

that in the end but full credit to Partick Thistle in the first half,

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we were off the pace. The response was excellent, we kept having a go

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and we had a great goal. Overall, I thought the second half was

:31:31.:31:36.

excellent. What was your take on 87 being set of? We will have to see

:31:37.:31:41.

that again, the referee said violent conduct. The goalkeeper just put his

:31:42.:31:47.

hand up to push someone away. The referee said, enough of that. Let us

:31:48.:31:53.

go straight to that incident. Betrayal by sport is not just the

:31:54.:31:57.

preserve of Goodwin. Did he deserve to go? I am not convinced that was a

:31:58.:32:02.

penalty in the first place. That was quite soft. But the referee has made

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the decision. Look at that. It doesn't matter how hard you had

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somebody, if he had somebody in the face, you are going. -- you hit. But

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from this angle. That looks like a little slap. But as soon as you

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raise your hand, one yard from the referee. They used to play together

:32:35.:32:39.

at Celtic, they are mates. I do not think there is any malice in that.

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Gallacher replaced Fox, like a large part of last season. Celebrating his

:32:48.:32:52.

birthday today. But you don't see Partick Thistle appealing that.

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There is no -- no way in the world you will get that, you raise your

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hand and you are going. But he is not being horrible to him. Paul

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Hartley was raising about the new talent. He has a new contract. What

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do you make of Dundee this season? I think they will be OK, they have

:33:16.:33:21.

bought very well, you have got Harkins, Ferry, lots of Premier

:33:22.:33:27.

League experience, so they will be OK the season. Will they stay up? It

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is good for United if they do because the derby is fantastic to

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play in. Not the best of starts for Ross County.

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Two games, two defeats, just the one goal scored.

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Could their new players gel in time for the visit of Kilmarnock?

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Allan Johnstone's side themselves have a new-look forward line.

:33:46.:33:51.

Two changes to the Ross County side that was beaten at Firhill. Incomes

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Balk and De Leeuw. Former Liverpool striker Ngoo makes his debut for

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Kilmarnock. He lost it and won it back. That was a good strike,

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deflected. And not far from the target. The first real threat from

:34:26.:34:37.

Ross County. Carey. But wobbled a bit. And Samsung juggled it. He got

:34:38.:34:53.

that at the second attempt. The free kick. Ross County trying to do with

:34:54.:35:02.

it, not quite... Ngoo, he was onside. That was a chance for

:35:03.:35:06.

Kilmarnock to get themselves in front. Good work from Connolly but

:35:07.:35:14.

good goalkeeping, in the end. Another set piece. And that is

:35:15.:35:21.

Connolly's header, pulled away by Reguero. That was living. And that

:35:22.:35:36.

was well saved. -- living. Add the header was there. -- and the.

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Reguero stuck his -- stuck his hand up. But he failed to judge this,

:35:47.:35:53.

Magennis scored his first goal for Kilmarnock. McKenzie. Magennis gets

:35:54.:36:12.

the better of Boyd and fires wide. They are certainly creating chances,

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Kilmarnock. Just one taken so far. Slater. That is the open goal. And

:36:23.:36:30.

he was happy to accept the invitation. And his first goal for

:36:31.:36:38.

Kilmarnock. Gloriously unmarked. 2-0. Quinn. Jervis. That was a good

:36:39.:37:00.

ball. And Boyce gets one goal back for Ross County. They were looking

:37:01.:37:07.

down and out. That gives him just a little fragment of hope. 98 minutes

:37:08.:37:24.

from time. That makes it 2-1. Uncertain defending from Ross

:37:25.:37:29.

County. That was trouble. And Reguero bails them out. With the

:37:30.:37:37.

block on Ngoo as he threatens to do more damage. It was good to get on

:37:38.:37:41.

the scoresheet, that was a good performance. Josh got the goal. But

:37:42.:37:47.

overall that was a very good team performance. You lost two headers

:37:48.:37:52.

from the centre of the box. We have to stop the ball in the box first of

:37:53.:37:56.

all and then stopping the ball getting into the attacker. But these

:37:57.:38:03.

things that individuals have to deal with and we could have done better.

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They were bad goals to lose? They are, they had enough warnings. When

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the ball was in the box, stop Ross County if you can. This is Connolly.

:38:20.:38:25.

Nobody has made any challenge so we have had the warning, maybe next

:38:26.:38:31.

time... Again, similar area. Magennis at the back. There were

:38:32.:38:36.

enough players, you cannot make a better chance than that. OK, what we

:38:37.:38:42.

will try next time is leave him alone completely! That must have...

:38:43.:38:53.

You walk away. There are enough, he is a winner, not a defender, but he

:38:54.:38:58.

has been completely left. His mates are thinking, what on earth are you

:38:59.:39:04.

doing? The good thing is, that is easy to work on and Derek can get

:39:05.:39:08.

them doing that. But don't give easy goals away at this stage. And that

:39:09.:39:17.

attempted save from Reguero... What about Kilmarnock and the

:39:18.:39:21.

strikeforce? Ngoo, Magennis, that is a new look. How well are they doing?

:39:22.:39:29.

They will be OK. Like Dundee, good signings and lots of firepower, good

:39:30.:39:33.

for the men to get on the scoresheet. That will give them a

:39:34.:39:37.

lot of confidence. I think they will be OK the season, they have changed

:39:38.:39:42.

the pitch, which might help them or it might not. You never know. They

:39:43.:39:46.

will be OK this season. Disappointed? For me, yes. I am not

:39:47.:39:53.

a fan of that pitch, it should be grass. But I can see we clubs do

:39:54.:39:56.

that, cost-effective. Time to dip into the Championship

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now and we start with The first ever Edinburgh derby in

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the League outside the top-flight Bragging rights plus precious

:40:03.:40:06.

Championship points on offer. At a pulsating Tynecastle

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for us was Rob Maclean. Parts of a goalkeeper crisis. Scott

:40:10.:40:23.

Gallaher twisted his ankle so Jack Hamilton has given his debut in the

:40:24.:40:30.

derby. Hibs have a defender injured, Nelson takes his place. The

:40:31.:40:41.

goal-scorer last weekend, 170 macro with the kick out, helped on by El

:40:42.:40:50.

Alagui. And the referee is pointing to the spot. Jack Hamilton is

:40:51.:40:56.

various, he claimed he got a touch on this. And Hibs have a chance to

:40:57.:41:07.

get themselves a head. It is the skipper, Liam Craig. From the spot

:41:08.:41:13.

and he puts that wide. That was a big chance missed. He did not seem

:41:14.:41:29.

to make good contact with the ball. McHattie. From Nicholson. Was he

:41:30.:41:38.

tripped up inside the box, --? He reckons. The penalty is waved away.

:41:39.:41:46.

Billy King's corner. Foster gets it clear. Back in by Gomis. Michael

:41:47.:41:59.

Nelson hand that dangerous header. That was a smart save from 170

:42:00.:42:09.

macro. -- 170 macro. Prince Buaben. The advantage was played. Well, it

:42:10.:42:15.

might not be a yellow card the first time around but for the second

:42:16.:42:22.

offence, clattering in to Holt, Robinson has been booked. Another

:42:23.:42:33.

corner. Hibs clear it. What a good strike that was from McGhee, the

:42:34.:42:37.

young full-back. He controlled that so well. Sam Nicholson with the

:42:38.:42:50.

nutmeg on Scott Robinson. It is Nicholson! That is a spectacular

:42:51.:42:57.

opening goal in the derby. From 75 minutes, this match has been pretty

:42:58.:43:00.

forgettable. It certainly explodes into life with a moment of top

:43:01.:43:09.

quality. First that not make, then that sizzle from Sam. -- nutmeg.

:43:10.:43:28.

Hamilton. Down he goes. Penalty. That is a second yellow card for

:43:29.:43:34.

Robinson. Hibs are one man down and they might be about to go to

:43:35.:43:40.

Goldstone. That was the hand into the chest. Enough reason for woolly

:43:41.:43:54.

column to say penalty. -- Will Collum. And that was the perfect

:43:55.:43:59.

penalty, into the top corner. And he sets off on his celebration. No

:44:00.:44:08.

chance for 170 macro, but was placed with a goalkeeper was not going to

:44:09.:44:17.

get to it. 2-0, parts. Robbie Neilson on the brink of a derby win.

:44:18.:44:22.

He has missed a great chance! To bring this game back in July. Jack

:44:23.:44:27.

Hamilton makes the save but he really should not have stood a

:44:28.:44:37.

chance. Dan goes Nelson, holding his face. And across comes a referee

:44:38.:44:44.

with the red card. He threw out his right arm. Into the face of the Hibs

:44:45.:44:54.

defender and his matches over. Back it comes from Nelson. That is Danny

:44:55.:45:02.

Wilson. That was a great spike. Really good goal in stoppage time at

:45:03.:45:06.

the end of the match from El Alagui. And he scored but that earlier

:45:07.:45:10.

header, this could be very interesting. As it is, the former

:45:11.:45:17.

Falkirk striker scorers for 2-1. That was more jittery than it was

:45:18.:45:22.

for Craig Levine, the Director of Football. Hearts looking to soak up

:45:23.:45:31.

some time. Did Stevenson stamp on Walker? That was an angry reaction.

:45:32.:45:38.

I thought it was very tight and competitive and there were lots of

:45:39.:45:40.

tackles. The majority of it was very tense

:45:41.:45:48.

and it was a full house and a bigger atmosphere and a lot of pressure on

:45:49.:45:53.

both teams. Once again dies down after 67 minutes, we had players

:45:54.:45:58.

that could cause problems and Sam showed that, he has great technique

:45:59.:46:03.

and ability. He can produce things like that. I did not think there was

:46:04.:46:08.

an awful lot in the game, I thought we were controlling that. I did not

:46:09.:46:14.

think they were hurting us at times. We have probably a bit of discipline

:46:15.:46:22.

that has cost us. The penalties, but was obviously a penalty, that was a

:46:23.:46:28.

good strike but it is disappointing. It really is. Great result for

:46:29.:46:33.

Hearts, that was a scrappy game, packed full of controversial

:46:34.:46:37.

incidents. And Jack Hamilton, the third choice keeper, thrust into the

:46:38.:46:42.

controversy right away. Was that a penalty? It is interesting. It looks

:46:43.:46:49.

to me like he gets the touch, here. But second decision for the referee

:46:50.:46:54.

but I think he gets the touch on that. That was very harsh. I didn't

:46:55.:46:59.

expect the penalty to be given. He has dived really quickly but to be

:47:00.:47:03.

fair, I would not expect the penalty given. I think he was unlucky there.

:47:04.:47:10.

Let us look at the penalty. It was not his finest hour? It wasn't. A

:47:11.:47:17.

lot of players are looking ahead and not looking at the ball, he does not

:47:18.:47:21.

look at the ball at any point. And the reason they are doing that is

:47:22.:47:25.

because they do that keepers can move along the line a lot so they

:47:26.:47:29.

are trying to wait for the keeper to move but you had better make sure

:47:30.:47:32.

you catch the ball right when you do that! And he got it wrong. But lots

:47:33.:47:38.

of other guys have got it wrong. It was slightly unfair on Hearts

:47:39.:47:41.

because it should not have been the penalty. Typical blustery Derby,

:47:42.:47:47.

crying out for a moment of magic and Sam Nicholson produced? Yes, it was

:47:48.:47:53.

not the best of games and it was crying out for that little bit of

:47:54.:47:57.

quality. The same here, he looks lively but just there, he finds that

:47:58.:48:03.

could of space. Lovely little nutmeg and that shows the confidence and

:48:04.:48:08.

the boy. That is a blind moment. Great goal. No, that was a fluke!

:48:09.:48:16.

No, that was brilliant. And this one, again. That has been bundled

:48:17.:48:22.

off the ball. We were chatting and I think it is a yellow card, to be

:48:23.:48:28.

honest. This is how you take a penalty kick. Really strong.

:48:29.:48:34.

Especially if you are one go up, it is easier for them, less pressure.

:48:35.:48:38.

That was definitely a penalty and the referee got that one right.

:48:39.:48:43.

Hearts held on for the victory and by the early favourites for the

:48:44.:48:49.

championship? It is still early doors. To call back. But a very

:48:50.:48:55.

impressive start, you could not get harder games, Ibrox and then the

:48:56.:49:02.

derby. It is fantastic for Neilson. Sow will be missed. Do you see

:49:03.:49:09.

Hearts as it was organised? Yes, good start, they look very strong.

:49:10.:49:13.

But there's a problem you have with Hearts and Hibs, a lot of dependency

:49:14.:49:17.

on one striker, both teams need another striker who will get if you

:49:18.:49:22.

goals for them. If they can do that, they can challenge Rangers. OK.

:49:23.:49:27.

It was a Friday football start in the Championship this weekend.

:49:28.:49:29.

Falkirk against Rangers at the Falkirk Stadium.

:49:30.:49:31.

Falkirk were twice behind against Cowdenbeath. The same again for the

:49:32.:49:44.

site. The former Rangers player has three goals in two games this

:49:45.:49:54.

season. Lee McCulloch moves into midfield. The skipper fancies us.

:49:55.:50:08.

Over the wall. Denied by Bell. Excellent goalkeeping but that was a

:50:09.:50:13.

very good play from Alex Cooper. Almost hit the corner. McCracken!

:50:14.:50:23.

That was a great save. Boyd was on the line to get that away. Falkirk

:50:24.:50:28.

twice close to the breakthrough. Great reaction from Kris Boyd. Cammy

:50:29.:50:36.

Bell went low, strong hand. He kept that scoresheet blank. Such a very

:50:37.:50:45.

long throw. They will have to get back. MacDonald showing good space.

:50:46.:50:55.

They will hold on. Looking for options. MacLeod is available. With

:50:56.:51:03.

the shot! The deflection and the breakthrough! Heartbreak for

:51:04.:51:10.

Falkirk, celebration from Lewis MacLeod, this might go down as

:51:11.:51:21.

uncle. -- as an own goal. No celebration from the Rangers in

:51:22.:51:24.

Britain. But he did bad shot. He will take the credit, although that

:51:25.:51:32.

is an own goal, for me. Falkirk frustrated. Clark has scored! Nikki

:51:33.:51:47.

Clarke gets his first of the season. Great play. It was on target, but

:51:48.:51:56.

Nicky Clarke had to make sure. He scores and will wrap things up for

:51:57.:52:03.

Rangers. It seemed unlikely. Just 20 minutes ago. That is Clark, he sets

:52:04.:52:15.

up McCulloch. Offside, but will not kind. -- that will not kind. He will

:52:16.:52:29.

be disappointed when he sees a flag. Clever work to send the ball back

:52:30.:52:31.

onto McCulloch. 2-0, it stays. Rangers getting the victory but

:52:32.:52:42.

Falkirk had chances? I suppose it was marking to a certain extent?

:52:43.:52:51.

Against a decent side Rangers, who will find you out? Go back if you

:52:52.:52:56.

yards, he does not go back and look at the space he leaves. He walks in

:52:57.:53:02.

front and you don't have a problem. If you do that against Rangers, they

:53:03.:53:06.

will punish you. Falkirk were slightly the better side but Rangers

:53:07.:53:11.

know how to grind it out. And they did. We do hear that phrase, there

:53:12.:53:19.

is so much criticism of the style that Rangers play at the moment.

:53:20.:53:24.

Even from their own fans. Do they need to solve that? To win the

:53:25.:53:28.

championship this season? What can they win it despite that? I think

:53:29.:53:32.

they will still win the championship. But it is always nice

:53:33.:53:36.

to play good foot while you are doing that. The fans are paying

:53:37.:53:44.

money, they want to be entertained. McCoist is delivering championship

:53:45.:53:48.

after championship so I am sure he will be happy. But it is nice to

:53:49.:53:52.

watch good football and the need to supply Kenny Miller and Kris Boyd. I

:53:53.:53:57.

am sure they will finish the season as champions. Falkirk played very

:53:58.:54:03.

well the other night. Can you see any side outside the big three

:54:04.:54:09.

making a big push for promotion? Raith Rovers and Queen of the South

:54:10.:54:12.

started really well! I don't think Rangers or parts or Hibs well, other

:54:13.:54:18.

teams can get in there because it will make mistakes. It is open but

:54:19.:54:23.

Rangers will win it. Thank you very much.

:54:24.:54:25.

You can always get extended highlights and continual updates on

:54:26.:54:29.

the ever-changing world of Scottish football at the BBC Sport website.

:54:30.:54:31.

Sportscene Results is back next Saturday and we're back, same time,

:54:32.:54:35.

Until then, from all of us here, goodnight.

:54:36.:54:40.

Pat Nevin joins Jonathan Sutherland to discuss the weekend's action across the SPFL.

In the Premiership, Celtic play their first competitive home match of the season against Dundee United, with Dundee welcoming Partick Thistle. Kilmarnock make the trip to Dingwall to face Ross County. In the Championship, there's action from today's Edinburgh derby, as well as Friday's clash at the Falkirk Stadium where Rangers were the visitors.


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