17/12/2016 Sportscene


17/12/2016

Celtic v Dundee, Ross County v Aberdeen, Hearts v Partick Thistle, Raith Rovers v Dundee Utd and Hamilton v Rangers. Introduced by David Currie.


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Good afternoon and welcome. It is the results show before Christmas.

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Don't panic, you haven't lost a week, we have no show on the 24th,

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and through the studio no creature is staring apart from Stewart, Craig

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and the production staff, so it is pretty hectic. No wonder, it is

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another busy Saturday in Scottish football so let's go round the

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grounds to start things off. First off Celtic Park where the Champions

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League leaders are at home to Dundee.

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At half-time it is Celtic 1-0 Dundee. A moment of magic in injury

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time. The 25 yard free kick expertly into the corner from Griffiths who

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is on fire at the moment justifying his selection. Mousa Dembele again

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on the bench and Celtic have dominated the first half although

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Dundee have had a couple of chances. After Tynecastle where hearts at

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home to Partick Thistle, the headlines from Chris. We have just

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kicked off in the second half, the home side leading a game far from a

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classic, Johnson's goal the difference. Partick playing like a

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side propping up the table. Let's find out how Aberdeen are faring

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away to Ross County being watched by Martin down. Not too well. Lee Boyce

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the man on hand to deliver the goal for County which has them in front,

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finishing off a fine move. Kenny Maclean perhaps closest for Aberdeen

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with a free kick excellently tipped away by Scott Fawkes. Just about to

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get under way in the second-half. John barns next watching St

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Johnstone at home to Motherwell. Motherwell lead by the strangest of

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own goals, across from the right-hand side by Richard Tait for

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Motherwell, on the offensive trying to pick out the striker but Clark

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trying to get it across fumbled the ball and knocked it into the

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right-hand corner, Motherwell in front early in the second-half. A

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goal in every game, I wonder of Brian McLaughlin will continue that

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trend, watching Kilmarnock- Inverness. I'm afraid not, little

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festive cheer here. Nathan Dyson the closest to opening the scoring for

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Kilmarnock but this has been a shocker! At least he is honest. The

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championship next, Raith Rovers at home to Dundee United. Dundee

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looking for a maximum points to put the pressure on head before they

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kick off at 5:15pm. Having to settle at this stage for a goalless draw

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with Raith Rovers. Few chances for either team so far in this game. It

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is goalless. Chaps, I think we will head to Tynecastle because there has

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been a goal between hearts and Partick Thistle. Let's hear about

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that from Chris. I was just saying Partick were playing like a side

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propping up the table, and they have equalised minutes into the

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second-half, a great cross from the left-hand side, and Sean Welch

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headed it. We can chat about the scores so far, we white as well

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start with hearts against Partick Thistle. Ian Catherall last week

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said they will get better after the defeat. Are they significantly

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better? They have had the better chances, scored the goal and hit the

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bar, Rossi with a header of the bar and Partick haven't had much of the

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other end so it looked like hearts would be comfortable but that

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changes things. It is always a test for a new manager, unheard

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of, he the trust of the players with his tactics and knowledge of the

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game. A win would be great but Partick Thistle are desperate to

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pick up something being the bottom side. McCarroll has to win over the

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players but maybe has already won over the fans, they are supportive

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of him. I think there is a trust between the fans and what the owner

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wants to do with the club. They have a good system there and I think they

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will give him the time to bed in. Goals are few and far between this

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afternoon, barely better than last week. If you are looking for

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predictable scorers they are there, Griffiths for Celtic, another really

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start -- rare start for him. Yes, and the guy who is the fancy first

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striker on the bench. The one thing you can say Griffiths will do is

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take his opportunities. By all accounts he sneaked a few yards on

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the free kick. We expect every footballer to try to do that and

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gain the extra advantage to get the ball up and down. By all accounts a

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very good goal, and in the dying minutes of the first half, Celtic go

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into the lead, and even would probably be surprised if that lead

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was clawed back, so they look like they are the winners of that. And

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indeed the league itself. A right stunner for Dundee, that one.

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Especially the timing because they drew goalless there last year and at

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home against Celtic last year, and the only game this campaign, Scott

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Brown scored the only goal, so they made it hard for Celtic, and Celtic

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know that. If you get a half-time unscathed you may have the crowd out

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of the equation, start the second the same way but having scored that

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goal you will see more freedom from Celtic, and they have quality

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players who can hit you from all angles. Griffiths started for Celtic

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today. Rogers made five changes but the thing that struck me was Stuart

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Armstrong captaining Celtic today. He has been resurgent under Brendan

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Rodgers. He has been absolutely fantastic. I think Brendan Rodgers

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is going for his 20th consecutive unbeaten domestic result which would

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make the most successful Celtic manager to start off his career

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there. He has done well in terms of motivating the players who have

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perhaps in the past been disenfranchised under Ronny Deila,

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and I think he is making competition, so you have Dembele on

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the bench, but Griffiths has been on fire. Seven Premiership goals for

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Griffiths, not leading scorer in the division, who would that be? Danny

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Swanson! LAUGHTER. We will get to St Johnstone later. It is Liam Boyce,

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ten goals in 15 games. Congratulations to him, a fantastic

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asset for Ross County. What I like about him is he is one of these

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players, his goals are never scrappy, there is always a sense of

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precision about him. He is a good penalty box player and it is

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fantastic that he is in Scottish football. His partner when he was

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playing in Northern Ireland came to football. His partner when he was

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St Johnstone but never cut it. He is now retired from the game. Boyce

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himself I think could go the whole season, and less Dembele or

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Griffiths get a run for Celtic. Brendan Rodgers seems to be breaking

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that up because he has another player never mentioned, which is

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probably really helping Celtic now. Liam Boyce, yes... He was a free

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transfer. I think he was an emergency loan signing! Aberdeen

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will not want to lose ground in the race for second, Rangers winning

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last night and Hearts, well, they looked like they would win that,

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they will pick up a point but Aberdeen don't want to lose any,

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especially this afternoon. Drawing with St Johnstone is not good. Last

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season Aberdeen had blips but bounced back quickly and went on

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season Aberdeen had blips but winning runs. It will not be the

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case for the season. This game is not quite finished. The last three

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between these teams have had 13 goals, so I think Aberdeen have had

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opportunities, Ross County seem to be on top but Aberdeen need to dig

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deep, now is the time, because if they don't win here there are seven

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points behind Rangers already and can't afford to give up the ground.

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Rob is desperate to talk about Sam Johnstone, you have been trying to

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jimmy than in early on but now you can talk about them, it is not

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going particularly well. I thought you would let me talk about Andrew

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Connor of Aberdeen who was very discourteous about them after that

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draw I mentioned. They are playing at home today, home has not been

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their best hunting ground just now, they have just had a decent header

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on target well smothered in the Motherwell goal, Murray Davidson

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outrun, an important player for us and will continue to be so. St

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Johnstone had a catastrophic goalkeeping error. The otherwise

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legendary Zander Clark. It was a shame for him because he kind

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applauded into his own net. I would think there was also a bit of

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insecurity in the back for, for some reason, Stephen Anderson not playing

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today, I suspect a late injury, so a makeshift central defence, and as

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Craig Paterson knows, do not going to a game with a makeshift central

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defence! Gemma, we have to talk to about that goalkeeping error, there

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is no other way to see it than as an OG. Myself and Zander have the same

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goalkeeping sponsor and the logo is it's catching! From a goalkeeper's

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perspective I can understand, the ball has come in, the central

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defender came in at the same time and as a goalkeeper he has his eye

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on the ball and catches the central defender in the corner of his eye

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and took his eye off the ball at that moment. There is nothing to

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hide from it. I like the fact that the next time the ball came into the

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box he took it and commanded it. His response to that is important, he

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has been great for us and will continue to be, but everybody makes

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mistakes, but when you are a goalkeeper it matters more. Great,

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we have to mention Kilmarnock - Inverness. Two teams with the worst

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defensive record in the division. Both bosses might be happy with

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this. That would be good news because they have lost a barrel load

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of goals, but I believe there has never been a goalless draw between

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Kilmarnock and Inverness in history, so it has to change, but teams had

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chances. They have bypassed them. But I cannot believe it will be a

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goalless draw. Last season Kilmarnock only one four home

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matches, two against St Johnstone and two against Inverness, this has

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been a good fixture for Kilmarnock and they will look to win but at the

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moment both managers at this stage of the

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season, a point would be good. Plenty happening at Stark 's Park,

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Raith Rovers against Dundee, Scott, you have an update. Dendy looking to

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keep the pressure on them, crank it up, they will have to try to win it

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with ten men for the last 35 minutes, Lewis Toshney sent off on

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his return to Kirkcaldy. Books in the first half for an over the top

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tackle on former team-mate Kyle Benedict spent a couple of seconds

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ago Bobby Barr breaking clear over the halfway line and Toshney taking

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one for the team. Trips from behind, second yellow, red car, Dendy down

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to ten men -- red card. Let's bounce around the grounds again, starting

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at Celtic Park where we call upon Jonathan. Yes, and the pattern in

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the second half very much as in the first half, wave after wave of

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Celtic attacks, but just lacking the killer instinct overall, Celtic

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having made five changes this afternoon. In the -- this match, Tom

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Brady should have scored from six yards out and it went over the bar

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as Dundee in jawed plenty. Tom Hateley had a shot over the bar, and

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the scoring was almost opened by Kevin Holt, but overall the

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narrative has been well ticked dominant and a 25 yard free kick

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from Griffiths in injury time of the first half expertly dispatched to

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the corner of the Netscape the Celtic fans something to chair

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half-time. It remains with Celtic very much on top. Let's head to

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Tynecastle and catch up with Chris. 1-1, and we finally have a game in

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our hands after a sticky first half. Hart is desperate to bounce back

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from the defeat to Rangers last week, also new boss Ian Catherall

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keen to impress the Tynecastle faithful in his first home game in

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charge. They will be satisfied with what they have seen so far, Bjorn

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Johnson gave them the lead in the first half with a glancing header,

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cracking, after a fantastic cross from the right, but just into the

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second-half, minutes in, Edwards's cross from the left and Sean Welsh

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headed the low past Hamilton, after that pretty much all Hearts until a

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moment ago, Ben as these with a shot well saved by the feet of Hamilton,

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the Catherall has changed little in the second half, Conor Sammon on, at

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the moment 1-1. Let's find out about Ross County and Aberdeen in

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the moment 1-1. Let's find out about Dingwall, over to Martin. Still 1-0.

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The home side lead through a well worked goal, nice dummy in midfield.

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The centre was each perv -- inch perfect pub boys tap in. -- inch

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perfect for boys to tap in. Aberdeen have looked to get forward,

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something missing though in terms of final ball at the final moments.

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Maclean would long-range efforts and one free brilliantly saved. Davies

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and current going close to a second, strong over the pitch. Nile McGinn

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has come off the bench in the last few minutes and the crowd

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relentlessly string playing -- screaming for the introduction of

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Adam Rhule -- Adam Rooney. Purse next, St Johnstone against

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Motherwell. Saints started this game is very positively with half chances

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in the first five or six minutes, three of them. Murray Davidson had a

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in the first five or six minutes, looping header over the bar then

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came with a flicked volley wide of the target, but in 12 minutes they

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enjoyed an unexpected negative, in the shape of goalkeeper Zander Clark

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fumbling a low cross in from Richard Tait on the right-hand side and the

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fumbling a low cross in from Richard ball ended up in the back of the net

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and Motherwell 1-0 to the goods. Saints main threat came from set

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pieces, headers from corner kicks, scopey with a header cleared off the

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line then Maclean delivered from the right-hand side by Chris Muir,

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turned away by Samsung. On the other hand Motherwell pressing for a

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second, coming in from Scott McDonald, but it came to nothing.

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Lucas is on as a substitute, a half chance there as well, but so far 0-

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one. We need a goal this afternoon! Let's find out if Brian McLaughlin

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can provide one. He said it was a shocker, Kilmarnock- Inverness, I

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thing is brightening? They are. As Craig pointed out, this is the 45th

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meeting between these sides and there has never been a goalless

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draw, but we are in danger of that happening this afternoon. But things

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have improved slightly in the second half. Alex Fisher on as a substitute

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for Inverness found space 12 yards out, should have found the child get

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but not the shot wide of goal, then Balla, known for his spectacular

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efforts for Kilmarnock, had a magnificent effort, one touch with

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the volley, then rifled a left foot shot over the crossbar. The first 43

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minutes instantly forgettable. We had one effort just before

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half-time, a long through ball off the top of the Inverness defence

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clipped over Williams, look for all intents and purposes like it would

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end up in the back of the net but Josh Meakin 's with a remarkable

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clearance to keep the Inverness goal intact. We now have 15 minutes

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played of the second half and it is still goalless. The goals are

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beginning to trickle in, a couple to tell you about, the first at Celtic

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Park, Celtic or Dundee? It is Celtic. It is near Biton has given

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them a goal this afternoon. It is deserving of the dominant Celtic

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have had. It is only strange that the scoreline isn't heavier in

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Celtic's favour. Celtic's momentum in the second half, intense pressure

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in the Dundee defence. 20 yards from goal, passed expertly into the

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bottom corner, Celtic now 2-0 in front and utterly cruising this

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afternoon in Glasgow. A goal in Perth, let's hear from John. St

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Johnstone get lucky to get level here in the 62nd minute, this time

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they play in the edge of the box, Maclean flicking the ball to Chris

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Cain, his initial effort blocked by Craig Samson but bouncing off the

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keeper then bounced into the back of the net off Chris Cain, so a

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ricochet helping Sam Johnstone. St Johnstone get lucky, the man says!

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Do you agree? I thought it was a well timed goal. Here's the thing,

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this is a young player who lost St Johnstone -- lots of St Johnstone

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fans wish... All he knew at your club, Dumbarton... What was

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interesting about him is I think he is the type of... He needs a season

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where he gets ten or 12 or 15 goals to make a name for himself but he is

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hugely popular with the crowd and is a workhorse, so good to see. If it

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was luck, it is good he has got luck. Plenty more chat to come but

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the other Premiership match was last night in New Douglas Park. The

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second meeting of the season between Hamilton and Rangers was a draw --

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it was a draw a few months ago but last night Mark Warburton's side

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where the winners. The first one was an absolute belter of a header. A

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great header because going for power is not good enough, the only place

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you can beat the goalkeeper is the far corner. Down into the back of

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the net. Rangers have picked up and are going well just now, a fully fit

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Martyn Waghorn will be a threat. He got the second as well. Another well

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worked goal. More good play. Rangers start their passing game when it is

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hard for Hamilton to get involved because it is hard to get the ball

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back. At 2-0 you thought there was no way back but he is a good

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finisher. With half a chance he will find the back of the net, kept

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himself onside and helped himself to a second goal but the fragile side

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of Rangers, I think the ball got caught under his feet, De Beer

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Murray, good finish, then out in the last eight or nine minutes because

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Hamilton will throw everything at them. You only just clear lines, you

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make a mistake, Accies made them pay and it wasn't enough to get the home

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side a point. Another win for Rangers and three on the spin for

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Mark Warburton. He was under a lot of pressure recently. Yes, but

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Waghorn back in the side will be great for them if they can keep him

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because there was talk about him not being too happy. If you start to

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play like that they don't want to let you go. Rangers need to score

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goals because they are fragile especially away from home in terms

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of conceding 14 away this season already. They need to tighten up the

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back of Veikkanen and continue to score those goals to try and keep as

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much pace with Celtic, although I think it is Celtic's legal readies.

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Rangers three wins on the spin but Accies without a win since October

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25. We can hear what their manager had to say about last night's

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defeat. Performance wise there was a lot wrong with it. They worked hard

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as they always do -- there was not a lot wrong with it. The second goal

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was crucial and they got it to go two up. With one each we could have

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taken something of it, too- zero made it difficult. We stayed in the

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game. We found our feet and obviously got a goal. We take

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something from it. Do you think you could or should have had a draw. We

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could have. It wouldn't be out of the question to say we could take

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something from the game but Rangers were good as well for spells. They

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control parts of the game. We changed it after half-time and gave

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ourselves a foothold and had a go at it. When we got done for the second

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goal... From there it is difficult to come from 2-0 down. It was hard

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to come back from. That was Hamilton's second narrow defeat of

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the week and the second to one of the big Glasgow clubs. They lost

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midweek to Celtic again just by one goal and Leigh Griffiths scoring

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this one. The quality of Griffiths, he is back on the side, scores

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against Partick and starts tonight. No panic here, keep calm, roll it

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into the back of it. Great goal for Celtic, and fortunate for Hamilton,

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they defended well at Parkhead and Duggan and made it hard for Celtic

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but quality in the end will always out and Leigh Griffiths given half a

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chance, you know the ball will end up where it did there, in the back

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of the net. I love the question, you could have had a draw. Hamilton just

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expect draws strop agreement I think that's right. In many ways that may

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well be their saviour as we move towards the end of the season

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because those teams at the bottom towards the end of the season

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will definitely cut each other's throats. It is an odd thing, you get

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a feeling now that Rangers are doing enough almost to secure second

:23:15.:23:20.

place. One of the reasons of that is that Hearts and Aberdeen are not

:23:21.:23:23.

confidently winning games and Aberdeen are starting to leak too

:23:24.:23:27.

many points, so you get the feeling that if Rangers have another couple

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of wins you can see it being first Celtic, second Rangers and it looks

:23:32.:23:34.

like back to normal. Will the draws be Hamilton's saviour or their

:23:35.:23:40.

undoing? They not converting those draws. A couple of wins could rocket

:23:41.:23:46.

up the table. Particularly way they are not the own -- they're the only

:23:47.:23:50.

team not to have one, ten draws, the team with the most the league. It is

:23:51.:23:56.

those 1-0 and 2-1 games which might cost them. If I was the manager I

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would think I have to win against the teams alongside me. I was

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thinking at least the Celtic and Rangers games are out of the way and

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at least they can look forward to perhaps easier fixtures, then saw

:24:13.:24:17.

them. Only Celtic, Aberdeen and the derby against Motherwell before the

:24:18.:24:22.

New Year! Hamilton's problem is not winning at home. They have won three

:24:23.:24:26.

home league matches in 2016 against Dundee in April, Ross County and

:24:27.:24:31.

Aberdeen. They have to start winning at Hamilton. A goal between Ross

:24:32.:24:35.

Aberdeen. They have to start winning County and Aberdeen. Without further

:24:36.:24:37.

delay would like to hear about it from Martin. A dummy in the box from

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the right, Nile McGinn left all alone in time and space, he found

:24:45.:24:50.

the corner, Aberdeen back in this. Thanks, Martin. A championship match

:24:51.:24:54.

this evening in Greenock between Morton, who started in fourth place,

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against leaders Hibernians. It kicks off at 5:15pm. Chick joins us now.

:25:00.:25:07.

Any interesting team news, I hope so. I have the story while waiting

:25:08.:25:12.

for, Kris Commons will make his Hibernians debut tonight in a vital

:25:13.:25:16.

game in Greenock against Morton. I spoke to Neil Lennon a few moments

:25:17.:25:21.

ago and he admits it is a bit of a gamble, certainly a question over

:25:22.:25:25.

Kris Commons's fitness, he hasn't been training with the first team at

:25:26.:25:30.

Celtic Park, rather the 20s, so of course there is a question, Lennon

:25:31.:25:34.

admitted that to me that there is vital that he comes into this

:25:35.:25:38.

Hibernians site, he is an emergency loan for a month in terms of being

:25:39.:25:42.

at Edinburgh Leith and then Hibs will try to pursue them at the end

:25:43.:25:47.

of the season when he is out of contract, and Neil Lennon hopefully

:25:48.:25:50.

can sign Kris Commons permanently. I have learnt that tonight, not only

:25:51.:25:57.

were head showing interest but Dundee have shown interest towards

:25:58.:26:01.

getting him to Tannadice, big rivals to Hibernians in the promotion race

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of course. I believe they have approached approach Neil Lennon 's

:26:07.:26:10.

agent to try to get him to Tannadice. At the moment I believe

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Neil Lennon goes in deep tonight and will be here for a month. It seems

:26:16.:26:19.

like Hibs are intent on gaining from Celtic at the end of the season. I

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was going to see Dendy might be raging that Hibs got this emergency

:26:26.:26:30.

dispensation to sign Kris Commons -- Dundee might be ranging. The fact

:26:31.:26:36.

Hibs get Kris Commons, there was a link between Dundee United and Nadir

:26:37.:26:39.

Ciftci going back, so they might try to get him, because they are locked

:26:40.:26:47.

in the battle and at player can make the difference. Kris Commons will be

:26:48.:26:51.

big for Hibs, hopefully from their point of view, I don't think he will

:26:52.:26:55.

play 90 minutes but Lennon is right, get him on the part, see if he can

:26:56.:26:58.

get you the league and Hibs defence, the best in Britain at the moment,

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and maybe see you out to a result but it won't be easy at Morton. An

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emergency loan, I am confused. I speculated about this online in one

:27:09.:27:12.

of these dodgy football forums the other night. Dundee United fans were

:27:13.:27:19.

saying, you can get an emergency loan when him spotlit, that's what

:27:20.:27:22.

they were saying. I think it was cruel. White they must have other

:27:23.:27:25.

players they can draft in. They talk a lot about U21 youth development

:27:26.:27:30.

but I think Kris Commons would be, again going back to the psychology

:27:31.:27:35.

of this, even if he doesn't have a great game today it is a big signing

:27:36.:27:38.

for Hibs and gives them that little thing which makes it sparkle and

:27:39.:27:45.

again, a good signing, and I like the idea that they were saying

:27:46.:27:49.

earlier, he has put on weight since he has trained with the under 20s

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which is something I always complained about! LAUGHTER. You know

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if there is a set piece there he is always likely to get your goal.

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Exactly. It is, as you were saying, the fear factor. Kris Commons at

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Celtic, he was fantastic for them. He obviously doesn't fit into the

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plans here. Put him on for 50 or 55 minutes, give him sparkle, he will

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always score your goal in some way, he is as well, let's see if it works

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for him. Someone has scored, Celtic at home to Dundee, Jonathan, tell me

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more. Dundee back in the game all of a sudden. Mark O'Hara came on as a

:28:36.:28:38.

second-half substitute and Dundee have had their tails up since then.

:28:39.:28:43.

A header came back off the post after a corner, and after that,

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Haver 's's deflected effort found the back of the net at Celtic Park,

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and noticed 2-1. A different complexion altogether suddenly in

:28:56.:28:59.

the East End of Glasgow, Celtic no longer cruising. Interesting one.

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the East End of Glasgow, Celtic no Craig, Marcus have a scoring,

:29:05.:29:08.

brought into Dundee, loss the previous strikers, he has not set

:29:09.:29:12.

them alight but maybe this will get them going.

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Dundee were the draw specialists last season and it cost them because

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they failed to make the top six. They can now try and put a little

:29:25.:29:27.

bit of pressure on Celtic between now and that final whistle. Time for

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a look at today's lunchtime kick-off in the Premier League. Crystal

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Palace languishing in the lower reaches against Chelsea. Steve

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Wilson can tell us what happened. It is an 11th consecutive victory for

:29:44.:29:45.

Chelsea, equalling their club is an 11th consecutive victory for

:29:46.:29:50.

record. Just the one goal, scored by Diego Costa in the last minute of

:29:51.:29:55.

the first half. Poor Palace defending allowing him to fire in

:29:56.:29:59.

from close range. There did not appear to be much threat. Not a

:30:00.:30:02.

great game. The first half was forgettable. Jason Puncheon had a

:30:03.:30:08.

decent chance for Crystal Palace. Chelsea could have made it to delete

:30:09.:30:15.

macro two goals, a free kick hitting the bar late on. I know you love

:30:16.:30:23.

your image football! That is equalling a club record, 11th win on

:30:24.:30:30.

the spin. Is there a danger of them running away with it and doing a

:30:31.:30:34.

Celtic? It is not my area of expertise! At it does look as if

:30:35.:30:40.

they are going to coast this league and partly because all of the people

:30:41.:30:45.

around them seem to be oblique in point. I go back to Scottish

:30:46.:30:48.

football, which I feel much more comfortable about as it feels as if

:30:49.:30:54.

there is a goal somewhere! Off the hook there! Goals flooding in. Brian

:30:55.:31:03.

McLaughlin, it is a shocker. As the game come on? What a spectacular

:31:04.:31:12.

goal we have had and not surprisingly it has come from a

:31:13.:31:18.

spectacular goal. A double shuffle, firing a right foot shot into the

:31:19.:31:24.

roof of the goal. Kilmarnock have the breakthrough. We have a goal.

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Kilmarnock 1-0 Inverness. We have an incident of note which Scott will

:31:34.:31:42.

tell us about, Raith Rovers... Magnificent save. Penalty saved.

:31:43.:31:48.

Pushed round the post. Scott Fraser had won the penalty. He was in a

:31:49.:31:55.

sandwich of two players and after a long, lengthy complaint from the

:31:56.:32:04.

Raith Rovers players it was Andrews from the penalty spot. Brilliant

:32:05.:32:10.

save. Dundee United already down to ten men. Former Raith Rovers player

:32:11.:32:20.

Toshney sent off. They have improved and looked far more dangerous but

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they have just missed the best of the lot so far. Raith Rovers nil-

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Dundee nil. Elsewhere, dumbfounded 2-1 up on Queen of the South. --

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Dunfirmline. Celtic, Dundee, what is the latest? It is Celtic 2-1. Tom

:32:51.:33:04.

Robertson should have opened the scoring six yards out, he's guided

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over the bar. Having said that Dundee under the cosh. The shot

:33:08.:33:16.

arrowing just wide of the post. In first half injury time a moment of

:33:17.:33:20.

magic from Lee Griffiths. He dispatched an absolutely glorious

:33:21.:33:23.

free kick into the corner of the neck to give this Celtic fans

:33:24.:33:26.

something to cheer just before the half-time. In the second half, a

:33:27.:33:34.

period of intense pressure from Celtic resulted in a second goal.

:33:35.:33:40.

Curling the ball past the goalkeeper, Bitton. It looked like

:33:41.:33:43.

they would be cruising but Dundee have changed and a header came back

:33:44.:33:49.

off the post and shortly after that, a deflected effort from Haber and

:33:50.:33:56.

found the back of the net. We have the current scoreline here with 15

:33:57.:34:00.

minutes to play here. Chris McLaughlin is that Tynecastle

:34:01.:34:07.

Stadium for us. Interesting here. Glancing header for hearts from

:34:08.:34:12.

Johnsen in the first half and Welsh in the second half. The hearts fans

:34:13.:34:17.

were relatively happy with what they were watching. This is the first

:34:18.:34:21.

home game in charge for the new manager. The natives here at

:34:22.:34:27.

Tynecastle are growing increasingly restless. About ten minutes ago the

:34:28.:34:34.

footballers tried to calm them down. After a substitution, Johnsen was

:34:35.:34:40.

substituted, and that decision was met with a chorus of boos. A few

:34:41.:34:48.

chances for Hearts as well but the fans are becoming increasingly

:34:49.:34:51.

frustrated here. A draw here at the moment. That's get an update from

:34:52.:34:57.

Martin at the Ross County, Aberdeen match. This has been a fiercely

:34:58.:35:05.

contested match. Aberdeen pushing and pushing for a crucial winner.

:35:06.:35:09.

James Madison thought he might have got that, or at least a second.

:35:10.:35:14.

Counterattack, wriggled inside the box and he flashed the ball narrowly

:35:15.:35:19.

wide. They could do with releasing some of the pressure, Ross County.

:35:20.:35:24.

They manage to do that in the last few minutes, but they have been

:35:25.:35:31.

under the cosh. Aberdeen really needed this win. Interesting match.

:35:32.:35:38.

The 1-1 theme, St Johnstone against Motherwell. John Barnes. Still 1-1.

:35:39.:35:45.

That howler from Clark, the own goal that in Motherwell in front. Well,

:35:46.:35:53.

Saints getting level in 62 minutes, a touch of good fortune from Chris

:35:54.:36:00.

Kane. It bounced back off the St Johnstone striker and flew into the

:36:01.:36:04.

back of the net so Saints back level here. One or two chances in this

:36:05.:36:06.

second half. Davidson header well here. One or two chances in this

:36:07.:36:12.

saved by Craig Samson and another header from a corner kick situation,

:36:13.:36:17.

the Motherwell goalkeeper dealt with it well. At the moment Jack McMillan

:36:18.:36:23.

is struggling with cramp. He is going off and he is going to be

:36:24.:36:29.

replaced by Ryan Bowman. Still 1-1. Problems for Inverness, they trail

:36:30.:36:35.

by eight goal to nil. Update us Brian. -- they trail 1-0. That

:36:36.:36:51.

moment of magic coming from a few moments ago. A solo effort, twisting

:36:52.:36:57.

one way and another. The defenders did not know which way to go.

:36:58.:37:02.

Coulilbaly certainly knew. He rifled the shot. That has been the only

:37:03.:37:09.

magic in a dreadful match. Kilmarnock the better of what was a

:37:10.:37:14.

pretty awful first half. Nathan Tyson had one effort cleared off the

:37:15.:37:18.

line. Kilmarnock have been a little bit better. -- Inverness have been a

:37:19.:37:26.

little bit better in the second half. But Kilmarnock are pushing

:37:27.:37:30.

forward for a second goal. Remarkable early season for cabanas.

:37:31.:37:33.

Everybody thought they would be one of the teams struggling at the

:37:34.:37:36.

bottom but actually they up just three macro points off St Johnstone

:37:37.:37:47.

in sixth place. As it stands, 1-0. Updates now from the championship.

:37:48.:37:52.

St Mirren have equalised. Queen of the South are level with

:37:53.:38:04.

Dunfirmline. Who would score there? He scores every time. Great career

:38:05.:38:14.

he is having. That's Dobble. I said that the fans have been supported

:38:15.:38:19.

them but it shows how fickle Craig, the football supporter, can be full

:38:20.:38:21.

stop they have turned on him already! During your own career you

:38:22.:38:27.

find different things but I believe there is a bit of action up North! A

:38:28.:38:34.

bit of a ding-dong. Can you tell us what is going there, Ross County-

:38:35.:38:41.

Aberdeen. It is a red card for the Ross County defender. I think he

:38:42.:38:47.

does deserve it. Johnny Hayes was up the touchline. He came chasing back,

:38:48.:38:51.

flew in. Karate kick took him out. Red card, off the pitch. Was that

:38:52.:38:58.

that bad? LAUGHTER You are wincing! The ball wasn't

:38:59.:39:06.

even in shot! He has brought him down. Used to be a professional

:39:07.:39:10.

foul, used to get booked for it, now it is a sending off all day long.

:39:11.:39:16.

LAUGHTER That will give Aberdeen the man

:39:17.:39:19.

advantage. They will be going for it now. Adam Rooney is now, Hayes,

:39:20.:39:26.

McGinn. They are going for it. They are on a decent run and they are

:39:27.:39:30.

going to have to go back and get the two banks of four and hold on.

:39:31.:39:39.

Aberdeen fans are restless that he isn't featuring more often this

:39:40.:39:45.

season. Derek the same week in week out. If there is something going on

:39:46.:39:48.

there he will know about it. Maybe it is that rotation thing to get the

:39:49.:39:52.

best out of him but he does come on and deliver. Maybe that is the way

:39:53.:39:55.

he sees him now working for the team at this moment in time. Saying that,

:39:56.:40:02.

Ross County have had five draws in the last ten games and Aberdeen

:40:03.:40:05.

haven't been phenomenal in this game and Ross County have created some

:40:06.:40:10.

chances so it will be hard with a man advantage for Aberdeen to come

:40:11.:40:13.

up with anything. We can talk about that phenomenon that is Coublillay.

:40:14.:40:23.

It sounds like a beauty. Kilmarnock fans have had a dreamy time. They

:40:24.:40:29.

are poor at home and then suddenly this glamour player comes along and

:40:30.:40:33.

he does all this stuff, he does the forward rolls, the flicks and

:40:34.:40:37.

everything. He is a great, charismatic character and probably

:40:38.:40:46.

the best dancer I have seen! On that subject, I think you have jinxed it

:40:47.:40:50.

because there has been a goal for Inverness. There is hope for

:40:51.:40:55.

Inverness. A free kick played into the box and Gary warned that himself

:40:56.:41:05.

all alone, eight yards out. Warren leapt. It looked like they were in

:41:06.:41:14.

for all six leg three points but now it is 1-1. A thrilling end to these

:41:15.:41:21.

games but we have four evenly poised at 1-1. Does that tell you something

:41:22.:41:26.

about the nation of the Premiership this season? Certainly. Four points

:41:27.:41:30.

between the bottom 17. Everybody knows how important a point can be

:41:31.:41:35.

but if you can sneak a win, go for it and get three points, you can

:41:36.:41:40.

leap frog four or five teams. That is interesting. You are saying go

:41:41.:41:44.

for it. I would be tempted to think let's Hang on for a point. At this

:41:45.:41:50.

stage of the season I think if you can get the points in the bag that

:41:51.:41:53.

is the thing to do. Maybe towards the end of the season when it gets

:41:54.:41:56.

closer to squeaky bum time you play it safe. What can you fall into?

:41:57.:42:06.

Words chilly if you were there, would you be urging them forward? I

:42:07.:42:11.

would be urging them forward. Tommy Wright has had to change his

:42:12.:42:15.

defence. They got off to a bad start, poor goalkeeping error, but

:42:16.:42:18.

they have looked high far and away the better of the two teams and

:42:19.:42:22.

therefore I would be saying go for the jugular, go for the goal. These

:42:23.:42:28.

usually end up too- want is an Johnstone, these games, anyway. Four

:42:29.:42:32.

out of the last five. I think the last time there was a 2-1 win for St

:42:33.:42:40.

Johnstone we were in this room! I think you could be right, you are a

:42:41.:42:47.

visionary young woman! How have they been shedding up today, Kilmarnock?

:42:48.:42:52.

It has been a decent game and there have been chances. Defensively they

:42:53.:42:56.

have been fine but two teams are not in a good vein of form. He mentioned

:42:57.:43:00.

have been fine but two teams are not that home form for command. They had

:43:01.:43:05.

held on for that win, it would be the first time they had held on for

:43:06.:43:13.

back-to-back wins. -- you mentioned that home form for Kilmarnock. They

:43:14.:43:18.

have conceded an awful lot of goals. A lot of pressure on them. Only four

:43:19.:43:24.

players have scored for kill Marnoch this season. That is the poorest

:43:25.:43:28.

record in the league. When you have somebody like that and he is on

:43:29.:43:31.

fire, the main thing is to make sure he is there after the transfer

:43:32.:43:36.

window. We alluded to teams grasping for points but looking at these 1-1

:43:37.:43:41.

draws, you would the best of them would be if Partick Thistle come

:43:42.:43:45.

away from Tynecastle with a win. They haven't won there in the last

:43:46.:43:50.

six visits, they haven't scored there in the last six visits. Only

:43:51.:43:54.

one point in the last five games. To come away with a point would be a

:43:55.:43:58.

good result for them. Bearing in mind they are 12 but there are only

:43:59.:44:01.

four points between six and 12. It is never nice to be at the bottom of

:44:02.:44:06.

the table but they are not detached from the rest of the group. Because

:44:07.:44:16.

it is... Glasgow jags won't be pulled off the top of the table but

:44:17.:44:20.

that is neither here though there -- here nor there. They have gone five

:44:21.:44:27.

games without a win so they need to get a period in this season where

:44:28.:44:32.

they can win two or three games. There is nothing that tells you they

:44:33.:44:35.

are going to go on a run like that at Partick Thistle. I think, like

:44:36.:44:42.

everybody else, if you go to Tynecastle and you pick up a point

:44:43.:44:45.

that is a really good result. Another goal, chaps, and where is

:44:46.:44:51.

it? A thrilling end to the match was. Martin will tell us.

:44:52.:44:58.

Aberdeen. A row macro into the box. Aberdeen. A row macro into the box.

:44:59.:45:07.

-- a ball into the box. Nipped a header to the right-hand post was

:45:08.:45:10.

not dropped perfectly into the corner. Ross County ahead. 2-1.

:45:11.:45:17.

Well, Ross County going for it and they have been heeding your advice,

:45:18.:45:21.

Craig. Now, they have got to get everyone behind the brown macro. The

:45:22.:45:26.

great thing about the set piece is the one chance to load the box was.

:45:27.:45:29.

Andrew Davies wins header, the centre-back. In open play he won't

:45:30.:45:33.

get there. If you get a free kick, get your big players in the box, win

:45:34.:45:38.

the first header. Having got that lead, they are a man down and they

:45:39.:45:43.

have got to get their backs to the wall. It would be there sixth game

:45:44.:45:52.

unbeaten, they haven't been winning many but they are showing there are

:45:53.:45:56.

hard to beat. Aberdeen have come in the form and I think Liam Boyce was

:45:57.:45:59.

saying they have turned a corner and if things weren't working but now

:46:00.:46:04.

the starting to click a bit more and by all accounts Ross County have

:46:05.:46:07.

been the better team in this match. Even though they are down to ten men

:46:08.:46:12.

they are deserving of that lead. Is the heat back on the Derek McInnes?

:46:13.:46:17.

I think so. Aberdeen have got to answer the gap is established by

:46:18.:46:26.

Rangers. Two defeat against Inverness and two defeat against

:46:27.:46:29.

Ross County have cost them a lot of points and if they lose again today

:46:30.:46:32.

against Ross County that will leave them even further back and even more

:46:33.:46:35.

difficult close that gap between themselves and Rangers. I'm

:46:36.:46:40.

conscious when I talk to you about the Johnson we are hearing from the

:46:41.:46:44.

St Johnstone perspective but if you could cost itself in the role of

:46:45.:46:51.

someone of a mother well-meaning -- Motherwell leaning... They have been

:46:52.:46:56.

on this disappointing run, their poor record of late. A point against

:46:57.:47:03.

your beloved St Johnstone would go far. They are defending a real depth

:47:04.:47:09.

as well. It is not an easy game for them by any means. They will take

:47:10.:47:12.

the point there without any question. Yes is the answer to that.

:47:13.:47:18.

Because there came the other night was off due to the floodlight

:47:19.:47:19.

failure they will want to try, it is was off due to the floodlight

:47:20.:47:25.

an odd thing, and because of this stuff about teams in the lower

:47:26.:47:29.

sixth, Motherwell have crept into the top six. They have been pulled

:47:30.:47:33.

back again and I think it is re-difficult. -- they have been

:47:34.:47:39.

pulled back again into the mess. And I think it is really difficult. If

:47:40.:47:44.

they can get two or three points on the trot, two wins and a draw,

:47:45.:47:49.

suddenly, you know, it is a strange situation. Motherwell for Europe?

:47:50.:47:56.

Representing Scotland in the Champions League, why not! ? At home

:47:57.:48:03.

to Dundee this afternoon, there isn't a goal update but there is

:48:04.:48:07.

some news in the match against Celtic. What a chance for Dundee to

:48:08.:48:12.

steal a point. It has become a dog-eared encounter here. It was a

:48:13.:48:20.

player off the bench. Clear through on goal for Dundee but he put the

:48:21.:48:26.

shot over the bar. Such a good chance for Paul Hartley's side to

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get a point. At the moment it still remains Celtic 2-1 Dundee. There are

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still goal APPLAUSE To come in this match. At the moment

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it is 2-1. -- there are still goals to come in this match. There we can

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see the full-time scenes at the Partick Thistle match. Partick

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Thistle don't look particularly overjoyed that I am sure they are

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Thistle don't look particularly happy with that match. A frustrating

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afternoon but a point for Partick Thistle. They could and perhaps

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should have been three. The first half took some time to get going.

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This goal of the season from the on form Norwegian. Sean Welsh beating

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Hamilton at his near post. The game changed after that. Partick Thistle

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grew in confidence. The home fans started to get increasingly

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frustrated, so much so that when new boss took Johnsen off there were

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boos. Shots were tipped wide. Hamilton also had a save at point

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ranked range -- point-blank range. If there was a honeymoon period, the

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jeers at the end would suggest it is over. Full-time 1-1. It is over in

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the match between Kilmarnock and Inverness. It started off as a shock

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but at least Ryan McLoughlin had some goals to tell us about in the

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end. The second 45 minutes here were the better. It finished 1-1. The

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home side in front with just 17 minutes left on the clock and a

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magnificent piece of skill I Coublillay. There appeared to be

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very little on the left-hand side as Coublillay twisted one way then the

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other. He waltzed past three defenders and hammered a right foot

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shot into the roof of the net. The net was bulging. At that point it

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looked as if Kilmarnock were all set for the three points however

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Inverness bounced back and how they did as well. A free kick by Craig

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into the box and as the Kilmarnock defenders looked on, it was Gary

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Warren eight yards out with a header and the ball came into the back of

:50:57.:51:03.

the net. It was Coublillay's goal but it is Inverness who head off

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with the point. Said Johnson and Motherwell, 1-1, let us hear from

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John Barnes. Courtesy of that howling own goal from the St

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Johnstone goalkeeper after 12 minutes when he turned into his own

:51:26.:51:28.

net with his hands a low cross from the right hand side. A header

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cleared off the line by Craig Clay and Stephen Maclean had a header

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well saved by Craig Samson. In the second half, Saints got themselves

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back on the level terms. The claim that the ball into Chris Maclean.

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The ball bounced back of the St Johnstone striker and into the back

:51:54.:52:00.

of the net. -- the ball was bounced into Kane. He tried to stroll

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through the midfield area but Samson advanced and turned the ball away.

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In the end, the sides have to be content with a 1-1 draw. A notable

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victory for Ross County at home to Aberdeen. A hard-fought win. 2-1,

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what a result for Ross County after going down to ten men after a

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deserving red card. Andrew Davis nodded into the path of Dow. A

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lovely move and not long after Tony Ding Walt had seen his shot

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diverted. Niall McGinn found space and the corner. The visitors pushed

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on. That numerical advantage but they fell behind. County have been

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lacking wins. How damaging for Aberdeen as they look to close back

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in on Rangers and second page. They pushed and pushed but County held

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second place. Full-time in the macro second place. Full-time in the macro

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-- full-time at Celtic Park. Here is the story of the game. This victory

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just about right on the balance of play but Dundee had their chances as

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well to take something from this game this afternoon. Right from the

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start, Celtic were in charge. Lee Griffiths starting the match ahead

:53:38.:53:49.

of Dembele. Hit the post. Celtic should have been well and front by

:53:50.:53:52.

that point. Instead, the Celtic and had to wait -- the Celtic fans had

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to wait until injury time of the first half was Lee Griffiths, a free

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kick 25 yards out into the corner of the net. The Dundee goalkeeper

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didn't stand a chance. Kevin Holt's shot arrowed wide of the post.

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Celtic omelettes continued in the second half. It was too much for

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Dundee. It was 2-0 and you thought it was all over. But Dundee came

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back into this match. A deflected effort from temp three macro which

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stunned Celtic Park. -- a deflected effort from Haber which stunned

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Celtic Park. It was a chance for Dundee right at the end, a

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substitute off the bench clear on goal, hugely disappointing for the

:54:51.:54:54.

Dundee fans as he lifted his shot over the bar. It has finished 2-1.

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Time for some championship chat now. Scott was watching break Rovers --

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Raith Rovers. It finished 0-0. Nine clean sheets but you can see why. He

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was trying to get a striker in this week as they failed to score but it

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is a mixed blessing. They were hoping to get a win to crank the

:55:27.:55:30.

pressure on Hebburn Ian who kicked off a way to Morton. -- the pressure

:55:31.:55:36.

on Hibs who kicked off a way to Morton. The former budge player was

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sent off for a second yellow card after 55 minutes. On the other side,

:55:46.:55:51.

sent off for a second yellow card Tony Andrew, who has been in such

:55:52.:55:56.

good goal-scoring form for the club had hid spot kick saved after 75

:55:57.:56:01.

minutes. A brilliant diving save, low to the right-hand side by the

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Raith Rovers goalkeeper after Scott Fraser who was the meat in the

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sandwich between two defenders in the penalty box. Ironically, Dundee

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United played better when they went down to ten men. A carried more of a

:56:18.:56:21.

threat. But at that stage of the game they had been struggling for

:56:22.:56:25.

goals, Raith Rovers. Their best chance came at the end of the first

:56:26.:56:32.

half. A breast starting appearance for the 37-year-old. He chested the

:56:33.:56:39.

ball into the bar. -- a rare starting appearance. At the end of

:56:40.:56:45.

the day was Raith Rovers who have only scored twice in the last six

:56:46.:56:49.

games and who are on the defensive. Dundee United failing to press home

:56:50.:56:56.

towards the end but getting a point. Bottom club St Mirren were hoping

:56:57.:56:59.

for a third win in a row. They were home to air United -- Ayr United.

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They have only drawn a game they should have won. They had the

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chances, and that included a penalty after 60 minutes. It was Jason

:57:16.:57:20.

Naismith brought down in the box. It was skewed past the post, the

:57:21.:57:24.

penalty. Five minutes later it became worst when Ayr United scored.

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Lowpass to the goalkeeper. Ten three macro -- Ayr down to ten men. Sent

:57:40.:57:47.

off into the stand. But St Mirren came back. They got an equaliser on

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81 minutes. John Sutton on as a substitute headed past the

:57:51.:57:54.

goalkeeper, his eighth goal of the season. St Mirren threw everything

:57:55.:58:00.

at it, looking to get the victory. A 20 yard shot cracked off the bar

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macro. That cemented the frustration for the fans who were looking to get

:58:09.:58:13.

three wins in a row, St Mary. They have also seen the teams in the

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bottom move a bit far away from them. -- St Mirren. I was a bit

:58:18.:58:23.

worried when they said chilling news! But that is not too bad. You

:58:24.:58:27.

win but three undefeated. They have win but three undefeated. They have

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-- you spoke about momentum. They are starting to believe they can get

:58:39.:58:42.

points because they were in free fall and that is an important point.

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It would have been great to get fall and that is an important point.

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three but this will do. A number of teams now, Don Firmin --

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Dunfirmline, by no means a lost cause. A lot better than a few weeks

:59:00.:59:06.

ago. I thought they were lost completely. Two wins and a draw

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today might be disappointing but you have gone 14 wins without a win you

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will take seven points from three fixtures and teams around them will

:59:17.:59:20.

get wary. The teams above them are going to start getting edgy. Dundee

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United go top by virtue of one point, that draw against Raith

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Rovers today. Hibs have the opportunity at Morton. What an

:59:31.:59:31.

opportunity to go clear at the top. one point with their draw today.

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What an opportunity for Hibs to go clear at the top. They do but they

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both go into this game having won the last two. They have had a good

:59:41.:59:45.

season so far. Dundee United before the match you thought that was three

:59:46.:59:49.

points last, in the match it sounded like it was going. More chat from

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our guests to come but right now we can go to our classified results

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round-up. We start with the Ladbrokes Scottish

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Premiership. Hamilton Academical the Rangers was

:00:09.:00:20.

played last night. -- versus Rangers.

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Morton versus Hibs kicks off at 5:15pm.

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West Bromwich Albion play Manchester United at 5:30pm.

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Let's hope it's the championship next! It is.

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Let's have a look at the league tables, starting with the Scottish

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Premiership. Look at that goal difference. Aberdeen in third spot

:03:51.:04:02.

despite losing to Ross County. Partick Thistle Stapleton despite

:04:03.:04:07.

picking up that precious point. -- stay bottom.

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later. St Mirren drew with a united. later. St Mirren drew with a united.

:04:17.:04:24.

-- Hibs play Morton at 5:15pm. A big win for Livingston today,

:04:25.:04:36.

beating Airdrieonians, now ten points clear at the top. A good lead

:04:37.:04:43.

for them. Stenhousemuir beat Albion Rovers but stay bottom.

:04:44.:04:50.

A win for Forfar Athletic at the top with a handsome league.

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Chelsea now with a commanding lead. Liverpool yet to play, they play

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Everton on Monday. Arsenal play Manchester City tomorrow. Sunderland

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have moved up a bit to third from bottom, a good result from them this

:05:25.:05:25.

afternoon. Newcastle United -- Brighton Hove

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Albion have a game in hand. Another defeat for Blackburn Rovers today,

:05:47.:05:50.

disturbing stuff for them. They remain in the bottom three. Let's

:05:51.:05:54.

get more details of the goings-on in the English Premier League this

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afternoon starting at the Stadium Of Light where we have news of a good

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result for Sunderland against Watford. Huge relief for the

:06:04.:06:07.

Sunderland fans. Father Christmas has come early between -- meaning

:06:08.:06:12.

Sunderland won't spend Christmas Day at the bottom two the third time in

:06:13.:06:17.

fourth season, they are off the bottom, up to the heights of 18th.

:06:18.:06:26.

Watford boss the first half -- Boston the first half. Then in the

:06:27.:06:32.

second half Sunderland are different team, the team talk definitely

:06:33.:06:37.

worked, four minutes into the second-half van Aanholt gave them

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the lead. He scooped the ball into the top left corner, a fourth win of

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the season for Sunderland under fourth defeat in 54 Watford. Let's

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move on to the London stadium, new issue home of West Ham United. The

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details from Jacqui Oatley. West Ham 1-0 Hull City. Mark Noble's

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controversial penalty the difference between the sides. Huddleston was

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judged to have fouled Antonio. The referee pointed straight to the spot

:07:11.:07:14.

but was there another for a penalty? You will have to judge tonight. Hull

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City will find it hard to pick up from this, fantastic for most of the

:07:20.:07:22.

game, hit the woodwork three times, their own finishing largely to

:07:23.:07:27.

blame, and they have now lost seven away games in a row. They haven't

:07:28.:07:31.

scored away for eight and a half hours and show they have the talent

:07:32.:07:35.

here but have to be more clinical. West Ham have now won four at home

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in nine league games, all 1-0. They have got away with this one.

:07:41.:07:44.

Middlesbrough started the day outside the bottom three and have

:07:45.:07:48.

moved up a few places thanks to win over Swansea. We can hear about it

:07:49.:07:54.

from Vicki Sparkes. A big for Middlesbrough. Delight for the home

:07:55.:07:58.

side, dismay for the visitors. Middlesbrough in the end is coasting

:07:59.:08:02.

to a deserved win, surprising given the Swans started the game so

:08:03.:08:06.

brightly, but Negredo's first half race did the damage, a skilful turn

:08:07.:08:15.

and finish, a penalty judged to have brought it down short. A third in

:08:16.:08:19.

the second half after good work by Ramirez. Swansea tested. A great

:08:20.:08:24.

save from Dino Llorente but they didn't do enough today. 18 goals

:08:25.:08:29.

conceded in their last six away games, still in Reddit two

:08:30.:08:33.

relegation trouble, Middlesbrough six clear of Swansea. In the last

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3pm kick off down south, Stoke City at home to Leicester City. Let's

:08:42.:08:46.

hear from Damien Johnson. A rousing comeback from ten men to culminate

:08:47.:08:51.

in a late equaliser to salvage a point. Jamie Vardy controversially

:08:52.:08:56.

dismissed for a two-footed tackle. The champions fuming again when

:08:57.:08:59.

Danny Simpson was penalised for handball. Ranieri was incensed at

:09:00.:09:07.

the break, missiles apparently thrown from the Leicester end. Stoke

:09:08.:09:12.

went close to a third in the second-half, a lower heading in a

:09:13.:09:15.

cross, and minutes from the end and Marty heading in equaliser. Stoke

:09:16.:09:23.

boss Hughes now furious. I will save a chat about Exeter City for later

:09:24.:09:27.

on. LAUGHTER. We will talk about the Premier League. Sunderland, Craig,

:09:28.:09:35.

off the bottom of the table, looking like possibly another great escape

:09:36.:09:39.

for the Black Cats under David Moyes. They will hope so because

:09:40.:09:45.

they started so badly. David Moyes is under pressure, what will they do

:09:46.:09:49.

about it? They were on a run of ten games without a win but now it is

:09:50.:09:52.

four wins and seven, 12 points on the board but the big thing about

:09:53.:09:56.

today's as alters you win today and you move a gob of a couple of teams.

:09:57.:10:06.

They will rock bottom and now are not that far behind other teams and

:10:07.:10:08.

confuse the momentum and confidence from the last few weeks and David

:10:09.:10:12.

Moyes can keep them going and other couple of players in the transfer

:10:13.:10:19.

window if money is available. The big movers today, Middlesbrough,

:10:20.:10:25.

handsome win over Swansea has moved out of the bottom three. Glad to see

:10:26.:10:30.

Negredo at a couple of goals, he is in my fantasy team! He has not

:10:31.:10:33.

scored for a while. I thought you would say it was from a hard time

:10:34.:10:37.

previously. Middlesbrough have been quietly going about their business,

:10:38.:10:41.

getting better and better and got good results and moved up. Swansea,

:10:42.:10:46.

the great success story for many years, seem to have lost their way a

:10:47.:10:52.

bit. Bob Bradley has come in, he has a different way of doing things but

:10:53.:10:56.

sane people don't like him because his accent doesn't want people to

:10:57.:11:01.

him. Swansea have to be careful because unless they change

:11:02.:11:05.

something, bringing fresh faces, quickly, they have the danger of

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falling further down. I jest about your disinterest in need which

:11:11.:11:14.

Premier League but I know you do... It is a difficult place to go! You

:11:15.:11:19.

have an affinity to put -- for Hull City at the bottom of the table.

:11:20.:11:23.

That is disappointing but the summary crystallised the problem.

:11:24.:11:30.

They are not winning any games away from home and even though they had

:11:31.:11:33.

opportunities to get a point today they squandered them. I have a soft

:11:34.:11:37.

spot for Hull for historic reasons, but you will be surprised to know

:11:38.:11:41.

that the day I first started supporting them, their Scottish

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midfield dynamo was Billy Brown of Hearts! Tommy Docherty was their

:11:48.:11:52.

manager. For a long period of time they were the club from one of the

:11:53.:11:58.

biggest cities that had never had a Premiership team and now they have

:11:59.:12:03.

gone up there. I think with added value. Curiously, there is a

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comparison here with Swansea. We forget that Swansea were nearly out

:12:08.:12:12.

of business, and their fans brought the club back to this period of

:12:13.:12:16.

prominence, and now you feel they are going back down on that journey

:12:17.:12:19.

again. It could well be, though it would break my heart, that Hull are

:12:20.:12:25.

destined to go down as well. That would be sad but probably realistic.

:12:26.:12:31.

Sorry to ask now! One team on the up today... At least you're getting the

:12:32.:12:37.

division is right! My uncle still does the pools! One team on the up

:12:38.:12:42.

in Scotland is Ross County, and we can hear from their manager Jim

:12:43.:12:47.

McIntyre speaking to Martin. Gym, I presume you would agree that was a

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tremendous afternoon for you. Yes, I thought we played particularly well

:12:52.:12:55.

in the first half, worked Aberdeen's goalkeeper really well. He had four

:12:56.:13:03.

great saves, three in the first half. You think to yourself it will

:13:04.:13:07.

be like recent weeks where we have created a few chances and not been

:13:08.:13:11.

ruthless enough in front of goal but you have to give him credit. Some of

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the play first half was excellent. At busywork -- Aberdeen were more

:13:17.:13:19.

dominant in the second half and we had to defend deeply at times but

:13:20.:13:24.

they are a quality side and that's what will face you. We knew we would

:13:25.:13:29.

face a reaction from them and once we got down to ten men we thought,

:13:30.:13:33.

here we go, it will be a long afternoon, but credit to them, we

:13:34.:13:37.

dug in and showed the desire to get forward and get a winner. We made a

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plausible substitution and protein shall con rather than putting on a

:13:43.:13:47.

midfielder and taking the point. We took the gamble and it paid off.

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Craig, I will come to you. Do you agree with Jim's summary there? More

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or less. I was amazed when they brought on the substitute and made

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it forward, OK, playing a withdrawn role and helping midfield but he is

:14:05.:14:07.

a possible goal-scorer so they brought forward thinking they are

:14:08.:14:10.

down to ten men but they will defend as hard as they can. If they get the

:14:11.:14:14.

ball they might create a chance and that is how it worked out. Many

:14:15.:14:18.

managers would say, just defend, get right back, the 18-yard line with

:14:19.:14:28.

four defenders and four to fielders, make it hard for the opposition.

:14:29.:14:31.

Their play to Ross County, they took a chance and it worked. And they

:14:32.:14:33.

took their chances, something Jim McIntyre has lamented in the past,

:14:34.:14:35.

creating chances but not capitalising. They have a decent

:14:36.:14:37.

creating chances but not strikeforce as well, they're not

:14:38.:14:41.

short of goal-scorers. What is significant about this is Aberdeen

:14:42.:14:46.

have had a woeful month. It feels as if something is not quite clicking

:14:47.:14:50.

their for the quality of players they have both in terms of the

:14:51.:14:54.

breadth of quality they have and the types of players they have. They

:14:55.:14:58.

should be winning games at a canter and they simply cannot get past

:14:59.:15:03.

teams, and today, you just felt if the team would win it, given

:15:04.:15:07.

Aberdeen's recent performances, that would be Ross County. Hopefully we

:15:08.:15:12.

will hear from Derek McInnes later. Gemma, looking at Ross County's run,

:15:13.:15:19.

it is impressive. Indeed. As you said it is turning creating chances

:15:20.:15:22.

into taking chances. When you come to the top leagues with the top

:15:23.:15:27.

teams it is those teams that can create chances but take them in a

:15:28.:15:30.

game that will get you over the line, and they are the 1-0 games, I

:15:31.:15:36.

remember Chelsea playing Sunderland midweek, they didn't have a lot of

:15:37.:15:43.

chances and a good goalkeeper. That was the difference. That's what Jim

:15:44.:15:47.

has been lamenting, the fact that taking those chances makes the small

:15:48.:15:51.

difference, the difference between losing two points and gaining free

:15:52.:15:56.

today. Just one point for Kilmarnock. They drew at home to

:15:57.:16:01.

Inverness. We can hear from manager Lee Clark speaking to Brian

:16:02.:16:05.

McLaughlin. I can't imagine you would be too happy with a point. I

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am not, no, and to be honest with you we deserved to win the game.

:16:11.:16:15.

Totally dominant team first half, granted, Inverness came back in for

:16:16.:16:19.

little spells, Jamie hasn't had a lot to do, we scored a terrific goal

:16:20.:16:25.

again, and defended played very poorly, which cost us all three

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points and another really good win at home, but, frustrated,

:16:32.:16:35.

disappointed, work ethic of the players was terrific, we pressed

:16:36.:16:39.

really well, but we didn't see the game out so we are a bit frustrated.

:16:40.:16:46.

When you took the lead with that magnificent strike from Suleiman,

:16:47.:16:48.

you must have thought that the three points were in the bag. Do you think

:16:49.:16:53.

there was complacency at the back that allowed on the desk back in?

:16:54.:16:58.

Not at all, and I never thought the game was won. I am experienced

:16:59.:17:01.

enough both in playing and management to know the game is not

:17:02.:17:04.

over till it is over and when you are only one ahead, 93-94 minutes is

:17:05.:17:10.

usually the time, and you have to do everything right in that time.

:17:11.:17:13.

usually the time, and you have to do Craig, Lee Clark reckons the

:17:14.:17:15.

defenders played poorly, do you agree? There were chances but they

:17:16.:17:21.

were disappointed at losing the goal in such an easy fashion. You could

:17:22.:17:31.

see Coulibaly's goal. I missed it. He has gone, turned, back onto his

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right foot, inside at the near post. Great skill, equalising goal, just

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an ordinary free kick into the box and warrant saw off the defender.

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You have to defend stronger than that. It is a decent result, a

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point, but could be a home win and Kilmarnock are not getting enough.

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You score a spectacular goal only to lose the victories to a scrappy one.

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I think disappointment could be translated into raging at that goal

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they lost. To be honest Coulibaly is defending, I don't know why, because

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he doesn't help out at all. It is a really poor goal. You can't expect

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Coulibaly to defend. He is not supposed to be! I think for Lee

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Clark, he stamped his authority on this team at the beginning of the

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season, came in last year, do well to keep them in the Premier League,

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he said, I don't have a lot of money, I will bring in young players

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that are hungry and want to make their mark in the game, and I think

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out of 14 or 15 new players who brought him he has found a diamond.

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What is happening is, this year, when they were losing games 1-0,

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they are winning but it is sporadic, but you expect that. They are doing

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well. Yes, disappointed, scrappy game but that goal is worth winning.

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I am not trying to be Scrooge but I thought there was lacking

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Coulibaly's goal, but then again, the striker is hungry to score goals

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often get luck. You are happy enough with the luck thing John Stone got.

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That is a different kind of luck! Inverness will be delighted with

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that point given their goalkeeper is not fully fit. He has players

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playing 50 or 60% fit but they had determined, so I imagine they would

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be delighted with that. He will be happy to come away with a point.

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Tough crowd this, isn't it! LAUGHTER I would never known a manager to be

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delighted -- I have never known a I would never known a manager to be

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manager. If Williams has a back spasm which is unpredictable, I

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think third choice goalkeeper is 18. No emergency loans in the Premier

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League, which seems anomalous. It does. St Johnstone have three

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goalkeepers, we could lend them one of the money was right! Time for

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more managerial insight from Mark McGhee speaking to John Barnes after

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the draw at Sam Johnstone. What did you make of that game, watching from

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the vantage point today? The first half I was comfortable, quite

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content with the approach, the application was good. The second

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half was excruciating. We never got out or played at all. The second

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half we had had luck but the first half was good. Excruciating

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according to Mark McGhee, do you sympathise? The second half wasn't

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great, the first was more exciting. He was hoping his team would hold

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on. They lost badly at Tynecastle and then lost a seven goal thriller

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against Celtic. He wasn't happy with the goalless draw and wanted

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something better today. When you give yourself a goal you will pick

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up three points, but St Johnstone are a tough nut to crack. With

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Motherwell's record I think the point is not bad. You would have to

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agree, Gemma. I would. We were watching the second half and I think

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Motherwell were probably five yards deeper in the centre circle and

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couldn't get out. I am a bit disappointed because St Johnstone

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got chances in the second-half. Win, lose or draw Mark McGhee is worth an

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interview post much. He is. The word he was excruciating. If you look at

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the stats, the level of possession St Johnstone had and then 11 corners

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to zero and shots on target, they won all the key stats, and I think

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Tommy Wright... There is only one key stat. That is goals, you are

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right. That is why they only got one point! LAUGHTER Mark McGhee wasn't

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happy and neither is Derek McInnes. His side lost 2-1. He is speaking to

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Martin. You seem to have a lot of determination, desire and intent to

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go forward. It seemed that the final moment was missing. You can be as

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good as you want between the boxes and I thought we were. The boys on

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the need to score and we didn't have the killer instinct in the first

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half. Certainly in the second half we have good areas. Ross County

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defender Lotte world. Good determination. We should be

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bemoaning the fact that we should have been getting all three points.

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I thought the response deserves a mention, but it feels quite galling

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having not got anything, and we are disappointed we don't at least have

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something from the game. I'm afraid as you can see, Stewart has had to

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leave us. When you have to go, you have to go. Especially when you get

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to his age. He has to go to his off have to go. Especially when you get

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the ball duties on the radio. Derek McInnes understandably is

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disappointed, and he pinpointed one of the big dealings, the lack of

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killer instinct. He eventually came on, when you've... There is a lot of

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goal threat. They had enough play in the Ross County half but they didn't

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create good chances. Maybe a real goal sniffer should be on the end of

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the goals. Disappointing, the draw at home against St Johnstone, they

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were looking to win last week, but you know Rangers won last week so

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you have to put three points on the board today. I thought they were

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favourites but County hit them. Let's had to Tynecastle and tear

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from the Hearts head coach. He was speaking to Chris. It was different,

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there was different bits to the game. Initially we were able to try

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to win some control. We started the game well at times. We had good

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periods of possession. There were so many performances. Then in the

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second half we didn't have control. It was mayhem. Very broken. No real

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flow or organisation. At that point it was very difficult. What what you

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put that down to? We can't avoid the fact that the change, the injury,

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change what we had available in midfield. We were looking to do

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different things from that point so we lost that dominance we were

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looking for. Craig, he spoke of mayhem, was it mayhem? Partick had

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the chances in the second half. As the new manager you desperately want

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the first one. I am afraid the mayhem is over for us in this

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pre-Christmas show. Consider this last look at today's results as a

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gift to you. It is not much but it is the thought that counts. In the

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Premiership this weekend there was a win for second place Rangers.

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A good victory for Dumbarton today in the Championship. Goalless

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between Morton and Hibernians. You can see the best bits of the

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Premiership action in the highlights show tomorrow night. This is the

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first show Jonathan hasn't plugged! Five past six tomorrow on BBC One,

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HD later at 11:30pm. Join Jonathan and his merry band. If you are

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missing Stuart you don't have two, he is presenting Saturday Supplement

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with his friend Tom Cowell. Tune in, you won't regret it. Thanks to Gemma

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and Craig for their wisdom and thanks to you for watching, see you

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soon, happy Christmas!

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Introduced by David Currie.

Reports and results from around the country in the SPFL. In the Premiership, Celtic take on Dundee, with the champions having recorded a 1-0 win at Dens Park in their earlier meeting this season. Aberdeen are in Dingwall to face Ross County, with the Staggies looking to make amends for their 4-0 defeat at the hands of Derek McInnes's side back in October. And Partick Thistle are in the capital to play a Hearts side which inflicted a 2-1 loss last time thanks to a last minute Tony Watt goal. In the Championship, Ray McKinnon takes his Dundee Utd side to Kirkcaldy for a match against Raith Rovers, the club he used to manage before moving to Tannadice. Plus action from Friday night's Hamilton versus Rangers match.


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