18/03/2012 Sportscene


18/03/2012

Live coverage of the Scottish Communities League Cup final between Celtic and Kilmarnock, live from Hampden Park. Commentary by Liam McLeod and Craig Paterson. Kick-off at 3pm.


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Great things are achieved when people come together. The strength

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of one becomes the strength of thousands. Aspirations beyond

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A community exists to give everyone a voice. To give everyone belief.

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If a community shares the same Kilmarnock in front of! This is

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remarkable! It is brilliant, may At last, the breakthrough for

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Kilmarnock. The Scottish communities League Cup final,

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Celtic versus Kilmarnock. The annual Scottish football prize

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giving start right here. It is the Scottish communities League Cup

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final here at Hampden. Both teams looking to get their hands on the

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first silverware of the Scottish season. Kenny Shiels and his

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Kilmarnock team have arrived here at the National Stadium for their

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big day out. With lots of plaudits for the way they play, can they

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upset the odds. For Neil Lennon, it could be the first step towards a

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treble and they could clinch the title as early as next weekend.

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They are looking to extend an unbeaten run in domestic football

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which has stretched for 26 matches. Celtic and Kilmarnock getting ready

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for the League Cup finals. With me in the studio the former Celtic

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striker and Craig Levein as well. Former Kilmarnock winger Pat Nevin

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completes a studio line-up. Let's get the former Kilmarnock defender

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Craig Paterson in the commentary box alongside Liam. The a fantastic

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day for it. Celtic are looking to continue this unbelievable domestic

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record which stretches back to October when they lost against

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Hearts. Looking for what they hope will be the start of a domestic

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treble. It is a very familiar- looking Celtic's side. Such a

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strong side. They are on a fantastic run and that is why they

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are red hot favourites to lift the first trophy of the season.

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Kilmarnock have been up and down all season. When they defend well,

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they play well. They have beaten Rangers home and away. They went

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down narrowly at Parkhead. They are capable of producing a shock.

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they manage to beat Celtic this afternoon it would be the first

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time they have won the League Cup. Celtic looking for their 15th

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success. There is one game that had been played already today's. It was

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the Edinburgh derby. Hearts have Highlights of that and all the

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other SPL football tonight at 10pm. Let's talk about the big match here.

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Looking at that line-up for Celtic, maybe the any big decisions for

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Neil Lennon was whether he would play Georgios Samaras. He has

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played him on the left many times this season. He has decided to

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leave him on the bench today. He has gone in with a strong midfield

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with Joe Ledley on the left. Mulgrew is at left back which gives

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him a bit of height as well. Samaras is fresh if he needs them.

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Well Kilmarnock come here with the only planning know which is to play

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passing football? I think they must do. If they play more defensively,

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I don't see much firepower for them. The problem is, they might not be

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able to. If Celtic play well, you might not be able to stop them. It

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is a worrying for Kilmarnock. Except for the fact there is no

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expectation on them. Craig, would your money today be going anywhere

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other than on Celtic? It is a two horse race. Celtic are the

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favourites. There are certain things, Nick need to do well to

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have a chance. One of them is ball- retention. The need to be able to

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keep the ball, particularly early on in the match. An early goal for

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Celtic, this sounds silly, but an early goal for Celtic almost

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finishes the game. Kilmarnock need to stay in the game for as long as

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possible and give the good players chances to get in that last third

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of the pitch. The only time that these two have ever met in the

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League Cup final before was in 2001. It was shortly before your arrival.

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This was pretty special. This was Henrik Larsson's hat-trick.

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great man himself. It is remarkable to think it was 11 years ago. It is

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a Cup final today, and anything can happen. Celtic are on the cusp of

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doing something very special. Neil Lennon and this group of players.

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This was the first trophy on the way to a Martin O'Neill treble.

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There will be no talk of the treble in the dressing rooms. It will be

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one trophy at a time. They have a tough game against Kilmarnock. They

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have a semi-final to look forward to. We know the league is a

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foregone conclusion, but it is one trophy at a time. When you get to

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ahead of yourself and you start thinking about trebles and

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everything else, the fans will talk about it because they are excited,

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but that is when you slip up. saw the bleached head of Neil

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Lennon there, the player lifting his first trophy on the way to 10

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medals. As managing expectations in a player help when you get to

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management level? It Neil Lennon is progressing well as a manager, it

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has been proven the seasons. It is another thing for him to cope with.

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For both Old Firm teams, the trouble is a very important thing.

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He has to manage his team's expectations and his own. He is in

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a job where you do not get to make mistakes. Everything has to be done

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properly and I really must commend him on where he has got his team to

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us. I know the players will not talk about Troubles, but this game

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here, they are odds-on favourites and strong favourites to win the

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Scottish Cup. -- talk about trebles. Do come Marwick have to hope Celtic

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have a bad day? That is exactly what you would normally say it in

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this situation. I have watched Celtic have a few bad days recently,

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but they still tend to wins. They almost have to have a very, very

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bad day. Kilmarnock have to make sure that the centre-backs when the

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ball. Even by Neil Lennon's standards, this has been a bizarre

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build up to a cup final when you consider he was at the funeral of a

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friend. Then he had a day in court giving evidence in the trial of two

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men plotting to kill him. It has been a difficult couple of days,

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but my whole focuses on the team. It was good to get back to the

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normality of my job on Wednesday. I have got something to really look

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forward to at the end of the week. We looked at the three games,

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Dundee United, Kilmarnock and Rangers. Three pivotal games. We

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came through Dundee United well, and now we have the first trophy to

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I was walking down their thinking, if this gets any worse I will hand

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in my resignation. I was thinking, there is no point ranting, it just

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makes some valid points. In that 45 minutes, we found the spirit. When

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a team has spirit, they can win The team showed in the second half

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what they can do, and since then we have been able to get a sieve --

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consistent level of performance. Since November until now, it has

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been quite strange, the turnaround. It has been big. Obviously, it has

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been good for us. We obviously believed in what we were doing. We

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never change the personnel, we never panicked. Rightly or wrongly,

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and at the time people said it was wrongly, we had total belief in the

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players. We also know we cannot slip up, we cannot get complacent

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I think will Monica is a very good team. They are one of the teams in

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Scotland that like to pass the ball. -- I think Kilmarnock. One thing

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come arnica are capable of doing is keeping the ball. We will have to

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be mindful of that and try to press them in areas where we are not

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We will not sit and wait for a counter attack. They will play the

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game and enjoy it like we are going We are not allowed to talk about

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that. To talk about the trouble would be disrespectful to the rest

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of the teens. But being in all these competitions, it is only

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natural people will ask you about it. I am not saying we're going to

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win the treble, but we have a good chance. It is not so long ago that

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game at Rugby Park. Was that the Neil Lennon team talk at half-time

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which saved his job? His players certainly went out in the second

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half and should they had spirit. They look in really happy team.

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They look as if they get on with each other. Ultimately, that will

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lead to great results. They go 3-0 down, and it was a massive turning

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point in terms of coming back. They have gone on this remarkable run.

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26 games domestically undefeated. It is obvious this particular game,

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you were thinking, let's just get back in the game, let's shows

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buried. For them to come back at 3- 3, was a great achievement and has

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led them to this unbelievable run. From there tonight, an incredible

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transformation? Yes. There is a certain logic, Neil Lennon has been

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in the job for nearly two years. The turnaround in players has been

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significant. When you get a team together and start trying different

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formations, it sometimes takes a little bit of time to hit the right

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formula. Maybe it was an that day, maybe the final thing missing was

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that belief. That has maybe been what has made them go on from there.

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They have been mightily impressive. They really have. I think their

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European performances have improved as well. Neil Lennon was in a

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difficult position and it shows the character of the man. And you now

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look at the squat, and the value of that squad must have gone up by

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tens of millions of pounds? players are so far ahead of anyone

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else in Scottish football. One of the things we talk about is how

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well Neil Lennon has done, from his personal life to what he has done

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on the pitch. He has built a really good squad. There are all sorts of

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pressures around these managers. Even hipper, if he is out, it is OK.

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Even with the full-backs, there is great cover their. And no fears for

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them. The only fear they have is, I'd better play well or I will be

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out. There are plenty of players who will feel disappointed, but

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that is what you want as a manager. It is another reason why Kilmarnock

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It may be Mother's Day, but it could be Father's Day for

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Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels, it is some turns out to be the Hampden

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match winner today, as he was in the semi-final. We have been

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speaking to them. I am not here to be popular, I am here to be

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successful for Kilmarnock Football club. For their family album

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reveals an interesting picture. I am asked a question from the

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media, it is important I am straight for with those guys.

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Shiels has been making headlines on the pitch. There is a connection

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there, the relationship, but in between games it is a professional

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business. We don't want anything else other than to be totally

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professional. We try to treat everyone the same, there is no

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difference. The way he wants to play the game suits the way I play

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it on the pitch. Taking away the fact he is my father, I needed to

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look at the start of the season to find a team that was going to suit

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the way I played. But will strong family values be enough to beat

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Celtic? There is a lot of pressure on Celtic because of the treble. If

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Celtic players don't perform the way they know they can, the trouble

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could be gone. It is a terrible back-pass! This is quite remarkable.

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Talking about being unplayable, there are times they have been

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terrible this season. I'm sure they know that themselves and we have

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got to hope we catch them on an off day. We will be doing everything to

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make sure they don't play well on the day. I want to give him 100%,

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that is a given in any Cup final. If they are really hot on the day,

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they will win the Cup, but we can't deny that. One thing we will do is

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we will come out and play. Celtic will know what is going to be a

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decent game of football with two teams trying to win the match.

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can't imagine those two are always that serious when they get together.

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He is a bit of a character, isn't he? What do you make of him? He

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provokes different reactions from different people, doesn't he?

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very honest and he says what he thinks. Sometimes we bite our

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tongue and don't say what we think, and that is one thing about Kenny

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Shiels - if he feels one thing, he will just say it. For you guys in

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the media, he is great value for money. I think he has been a breath

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of fresh air. The Football has been really good, probably the reason he

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got the job is he has continued the way Kilmarnock play. I like him, he

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is a decent guy and good entertainment. He has played down

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Kilmarnock's prospects Today, which I suppose you would expect him to

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do, but privately thinking something else? We were all agreed

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beforehand, was set in Neil Lennon that they would win this easily,

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and also I think he is saying to his own players as well to just

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relax. You would expect 3-0 at half-time, but actually the last

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game at Celtic Park, when Celtic's four 2-1, Kilmarnock were by a long

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way the better team for 60 minutes. They were fearless, they passed the

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ball brilliantly. If Kilmarnock come out and play with that belief

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again, that is their only chance they have got. The only way they

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will do that is if the manager is confident with them. We hear the

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things in the press, but here is very relaxed down there. He knows

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there is no pressure on them. do you get out Celtic? What will

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his philosophy be? What are the weaker areas within Celtic? There

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are no weaknesses really, but for me every single player in

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Kilmarnock needs to play well, not to get nervous, to want the ball

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inside areas, show people what a good player you are, don't be too

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intimidated by your opposition number. Show respect on the pitch

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but you have got to feel you are as good as them. Kenny Shiels will be

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telling them to enjoy it. Kilmarnock are not expected to win

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the game today so he will be telling them to enjoy the occasion,

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to have no regrets. To come off the pitch at the end of the game not

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thinking I could have done this, I just switched off for a second,

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concentrate for 90 minutes and anything could happen. Seeing Paul

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Heffernan's name on the team-sheet will give Kilmarnock a

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psychological boost. He is a smart player, isn't he? Yes, and it is

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important for the rest of the team knowing they have somebody in the

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team who can score goals. I played for a long time that Hearts with

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Robinson, he would score, and the amount of times he did you out of a

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difficult situation. He has got a good history of scoring goals. He

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has played in the leagues in England and takes opportunities.

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The extra man in midfield that Kilmarnock have got, I think if

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they can get Harkins on the ball in the last third of the pitch, Paul

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Heffernan is a clever player, he can be fed in and he will get an

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opportunity to score a goal. They have got to get people up to

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support him though. I have played him in that country many times.

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When you haven't got possession and you are up against two big centre-

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halves, you have got to have people picking up the ball. He will need

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Dean Shiels and Harkin to support him, otherwise it is very lonely if

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you have no support. He does have that ability to bring other people

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into play, and that will be key for Kilmarnock. They it is the only way

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they are going to get hold of that caught. They need to be brave, just

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like the people bringing this Cup out today. I also think we

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shouldn't forget the fact that Dean Shiels is an important and an

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intelligent player for Kilmarnock. Just looking at the Celtic line-up,

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the name of Charlie Mulgrew jumps out at me. We have spoken about

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transformation in Celtic's fortunes this season, he was in Craig's team,

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what a player he has become. Yes, a player that can play in a number of

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positions. He can play pushed up, in midfield, centre-half, left-back,

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wonderful left-foot. Takes great dead-ball situations. He was a

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young man at Celtic when I was there, who moved to Aberdeen, and

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he responded. He said that he could play for Celtic and he is now one

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of the first names on Neil Lennon's team sheet. James Forrest is

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another exciting player today. in training he has showed himself

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to be at least at the same level as the other players, which is

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important, and he showed a confidence and maturity. His

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technical ability is not in doubt, but his decision making, his

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majority are the things I have been impressed by it. He has made that

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jump into under 21 football, even though he is still a young lad.

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is when you start discussing the Celtic names that you realise the

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scale of the task facing Kilmarnock today. As I say, the word that

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keeps coming back to me is fear. I played most of my career in England.

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When we went to Celtic Park for the first time, some of those boys

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looked fearful to me and I have not come across that in my career

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before. That is the power of Rangers in the past, and hopefully

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in the future at some point Celtic as well. They don't seem to have

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those fears. It is a joy to watch James Forrest, and he is one of

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those players, you can happily say the fact he is making good

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decisions. When I interviewed Neil Lennon on Friday, I asked him about

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whether going into the business end of the season you have to refocus

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on getting the big prizes up for grabs. His response was "why change

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anything?" because he is in the middle of an incredible run. If it

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is not broke, why fix it? Samaras knows his way around the football

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pitch, nose in terms of where he plays, and Neil has options. There

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is no need to change anything. They are up on the cusp of doing

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something very special, the trouble. They don't come around too often,

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but it is one Trophy at a time, obviously starting with today.

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is the Scottish communities the League Cup final at Celtic against

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Kilmarnock, and we are almost there. So Elphick will look forward to

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playing us because they will know it is a decent game of football

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with two teams trying to win that. The thought of losing the Cup final

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The Scottish communities League Cup final. Your commentary team, Craig

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Paterson and Leo -- Liam Macleod. The first of their trophies was the

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one they are hoping to end the day with today. Their opponents in 2001

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were also Kilmarnock. The school of thought is that with the league

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title signed and sealed and Paul Cook delivered, Neil Lennon is

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three games away from a piece of history, what they will be hoping

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is 3 Hampton dates. -- Hampton. Kilmarnock have been up and down

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all season, going from the sublime at Ibrox to results such as a 6-3

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defeat. Those fans coming to the stadium will hope it will be an

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improvement on their last two Cup finals when they were destroyed in

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2001, and beaten by Hibernian. That an afternoon this is for him. His

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compatriot Kenny Shiels of Kilmarnock, his first full season

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in charge of the club, but he has led them to a national Cup final.

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Craig Paterson with me. This will be some afternoon, Craig. In

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particular for some of those who have not played in the national

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stadium before been a final. It is a fantastic occasion to be here, to

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be involved. The players will love this book they will want to go home

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with a winner's medal. The way Celtic are playing, Kilmarnock have

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got to get in their face and match- up, especially at the start of the

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line-up. Joe Ledley looks back into midfield. It is such a strong line-

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up. Georgios Samaras reduced to a place on the bench. Liam Kelly has

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an important role as the sitting midfielder. Paul Heffernan, the top

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scorer, has made it. Gary Harkins take charge of his first final. The

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33-year-old teacher has refereed called Firm derbies. This will now

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sit on his CV. The 66th League Cup final is about to start. Kilmarnock

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yet to taste League Cup success. They have an opportunity this

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afternoon. They have had opportunities in the last 11 years

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and it has not happened for them. Saturday 15th October it was the

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moment of Celtic's season so far. It may only have been a point they

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picked up from their opponents today, but coming back from 3-0.

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That game followed their last domestic defeat against Hearts.

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Neil Lennon has since got on to say he may have quit had they not

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salvaged that a drop. Now the Celtic boss stands on the edge of

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greatness. Kilmarnock will do their best to prevent the travel

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in the game. Scott Brown has been in good goalscoring form recently

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and was not shy about having a go! League Cup final defeat against

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tested to do so this afternoon. -- centre half's. Liam Kelly is going

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to have an important job. He has got to protect centre-backs. Stokes

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and Hooper, some of the link-up is of today to the one that drew up in

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Inverness last weekend. Fowler and confidence instilled into them

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chances. Clear your lines. Talking of instilling confidence, Bell in

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the Kilmarnock goal was out quickly to smother the effort from her

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goals, in a cup final you cannot afford to. There is a lesson. Do

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Celtic have their first corner of the afternoons. Celtic are trying

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to lift the pace and get balls into the box. They really should be one

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keeper gives Gary hipper a good League Cup meeting between these

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two. Just one Kilmarnock win in the way this game is panning out right

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now us. They are getting themselves hemmed ins. They cannot make passes

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and the ball just keeps coming backs. Kilmarnock do not want to be

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puts a bad ball into the box. There have been a couple of testing

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corners already in the opening the game yet. Danny Buijs is going

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to sit inside alongside Liam Kelly to protect the back four as. But at

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the moment Kilmarnock's problem is would have been a one-on-one with

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the box. It just was not good so far. He had time to play the

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ball wide, he looked up and passed in going forward rather than

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season. He only just made it having only trained a couple of times

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before the Cup finals. He had a Kilmarnock. There will be plenty

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happening ahead of them they go back to go forward. Sissoko has

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been heavily involved so far. from the glaring mistake, he has

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has got bogged down in the middle of the park. Kilmarnock will be

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quite pleased the way the game is off. He has just got to stand up

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there, Charlie Mulgrew likes to swing his leg around. Free kick.

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Charlie Mulgrew, one of the first names on Neil Lennon's team sheet

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this season. He has played just about everywhere except up front.

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He was playing midfield a couple of weeks ago at Pittodrie, equally

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comfortable there as he is left final, in a game which went into

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extra time. Gordon would have liked that all just a bit further ahead

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Kilmarnock for interview. That was far better. Delivery into the box,

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then you have got defenders under think that is with his left boot.

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He may have taken a knock. They referee was quickly calling for the

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Visio to come on, so obviously that means he has taken the saw one. He

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has, to the back of the ankle. Dutchman arrived in the summer, and

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he came with a good pedigree. He was a regular starter. It is a

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worry for Kilmarnock. You don't want to be losing players early on.

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They will give him a couple of minutes to try to run it off, but

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they can't afford any passengers out there against Celtic. Dean

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Shiels taking this one for can see Sissoko gets around there,

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but good defending from Celtic. second corner in quick succession

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for Kilmarnock. They are just taking no chances, as Dean Shiels

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takes the corner again. Away by that. He wants his team to pass the

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ball, to keep possession, and they have just given the ball back to

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Celtic. On the second October, that was the last time Celtic lost a

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domestic game. They did lose to Real Madrid at the end of November,

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but since then they have been unbeaten. They dropped points at

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Aberdeen a couple of weeks ago, but apart from that it has been

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bit. The first 10 minutes, totally dominant, causing all sorts of

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problems. You can see Neil Lennon coming down to give instructions.

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He will not be happy with what has time but Dean Shiels almost played

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Heffernan is not the biggest of men but he is strong. He holds the

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ground, waits for contact, goes down, get his team a free kick.

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Danny Buijs will not be able to continue, Lee Johnson is replacing

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him. I guess it is a like-for-like change, pretty much. They it will

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be interesting to see if they will be doing a bit of rejigging. They

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do like to have the two men at the Kilmarnock's best spell of the

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match, this last few minutes. they're getting their confidence

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now. A few men on the ball, looking like they are up for the challenge.

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They have dragged themselves back Shiels with the snapshot. He does

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not have an awful lot to look a mat, but he hit that well and didn't

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miss the post by much. As you can see, he just didn't get his foot

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quite round the football. No bend on it, but close. We recently back

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in the Northern Ireland set-up, Dean Shiels is having a good time

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Cup win when he was at Hibernian in 2007. It didn't stop him enjoying

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would have relished the ball but defending should still be

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defending. If in doubt, get the ball forward. Kilmarnock will take

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just now do you think? Kenny Shiels? We doubt the doubt. Had

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Kilmarnock on the back foot, missed a great chance, but for the last 10

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minutes it has been even Stevens. Kilmarnock are growing in

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confidence and getting men into the box. Beyond the quarter Mark,

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Celtic versus Kilmarnock in the Scottish communities League Cup

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game at Rugby Park in October. This is Dean Shiels, the stabbing tackle

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Celtic fans. The ball was a poor one any way from Gary Harkins. He

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was on the run, looking for the ball into that area, but the final

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pass was poor and he lost his this man, Stokes for the season.

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The big question is, Matthews is there but is his grooming for the

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ball? Stokes has his head down. If he gets a good shout, I am sure he

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would play the ball ahead of him. Celtic have James Forrest who

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started on the left, Brown has moved to the right hand side, with

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Wanyama in the middle. The referee Hampden Park, Sissoko. -- calm man.

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Sometimes they are so relaxed on the ball. You can't afford to get

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to play, despite the offside flag was up when he gave it away to

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Hooper. He has just gone too early. Stokes. Sissoko gets rid of it,

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only just. What a save that was. That was sensational because Scott

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Brown does brilliantly in a wide area, but fabulous skill to create

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the room. You get a quality ball in? You bet, and that was fantastic

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across the goalkeeper. What the save. Now look even more difficult

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for Cameron Bell. 10 x but, that is what they tell you. The

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goalkeeper's body was moving one way, the ball coming back, that was

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a sensational piece of goalkeeping. They have turned the screw a bit,

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Celtic. Gordon blocks the Adam the shop window, a second loan

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spell at Kilmarnock. He knows he will struggle getting -- struggle

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to get into the Chelsea first team but Anthony Stokes was very close

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to him and nobody else named any kind of run to get to the back post

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area. -- made. He has got a phenomenal record, Gary Hooper. 22

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goals last season and 20 this he keeps the pair of them on their

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toes. Neither will want to lose that contest. Nothing to separate

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final third, but they can't make the breakthrough. We have played

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almost half an hour. Celtic have found another gear. They have

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picked things up and the game is now being played in the Kilmarnock

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half. Handball against Liam Kelly, Scotland Under 21 international.

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complaints when you're on his up. - behind the ball to defend his

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Charlie Mulgrew free kick. Anthony Stokes against James Fowler at the

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back post is not a match up piece of goalkeeping. A terrific

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break from Kilmarnock, defending a set-piece. Look at the number of

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bodies they got forward. Dean Shiels wanted to come on to his

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right foot, his stronger for it. Good save. It bounced awkwardly in

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front of Fraser Forster as it came towards him. Shiels has looked the

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most likely up front for Kilmarnock. He is playing behind Heffernan.

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Sissoko! Off the line! Stokes was there. Normally he is up the other

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end of the park, Anthony Stokes. He did the job that time, right on the

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line. The header was powered towards goal by Sissoko. He did

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well, he stayed there. He did not get dragged off the line and made a

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good clearance. That is the only problem with zonal defending. If it

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is cut back to the penalty spot, Sissoko and Nelson will win headers

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in there. And couple of major warnings for Celtic in the last

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Kilmarnock players, but could not goalkeeper, testing Fraser Forster.

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Well, Anthony Stokes doing the defensive duty this time. He has

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the advantage of having players on the goal line. Many clubs don't

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have a player there and they lose Fantastic defending and it had to

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be. The advantage of having long legs. If you go to ground, you have

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to tie in the tackle perfectly and Hooper gets in there... He was

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actually offside. Good play by Celtic again around the edge of the

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box. Charlie Mulgrew fancied a shot. not really got into the cup final

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yet. 35 minutes gone, but he did show there, one on one, he has an

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extra bit of pace. Fowler will have to back off, he does not want to

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technical area this year. He was banned from the dug-out last year

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when they lost to Rangers after can't allow a long throw-in to come

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into the feet of the striker. Somebody has to stick their head on

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handball. Celtic do have a corner. No penalty kick, the arms are down.

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He was trying to make a block. It was going towards the goal keeper

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anyway, Celtic quite happy with a and downs. A couple of decent saves

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and then it kind of goes flat again. Basinas we get a goal, things will

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really liven up. -- as soon as. The question is, who will get the first

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goal? The passing has been off from both teams at times. Both teams

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noted for getting the ball down and playing. But it is a cup final. If

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you lose the ball, you go hounding. Hard to do it for 90 minutes, but

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when the opposition are in possession, don't give them a

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He lifted the Scottish Cup, of corner. Has Cameron Bell got

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another touch on that? An absolute beauty from Scott Brown. It is

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right in his stride and he can't hit this any better. The goalkeeper

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just got a touch. He has. That is an unbelievable save from Cameron

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that is exceptional. It was hard to tell he got a touch because the

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ball was going at such a pace of the boot of Scott Brown. A terrific

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save. Incredible. We knew Kilmarnock would have to have

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players in top form. I tell you what, at the goalkeeper is there

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already. That came battering towards him from Brown. That is

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three times he has denied Celtic this afternoon. Hooper first, then

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Good covering from Adam Matthews. The minute you know your defenders

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are in trouble, the full-backs have tucked in behind the centre-backs

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SPL level. The former Dundee and Partick Thistle midfielder.

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excelled in a couple of cup-ties against Rangers. People knew then

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he could play at this level, but the aforementioned Hawkins. A foul

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on Mulgrew. Great pressure from Gary Harkins. He knew Charlie

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Mulgrew was under pressure and refused to make it easy. Harkins

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kept hounding him and just clipped his back leg. Free kick. In his

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mid-twenties, Gary Harkins. He started his career at Blackburn,

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but he had spells at Blackburn, Bury, Huddersfield and Grimsby

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before returning north of the two or three Kilmarnock defenders

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save from Forster. Another warning to Celtic. The final minute of the

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first half, there will be one minute added done of stoppage time.

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Stokes, and it is blocked. Again, coming back into the game. Gary

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Harkins has been instigating most of that - no coincidence. No, but I

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have to say, in the first half the performance of the two goalkeepers,

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three great saves from Cameron Bell, and two great stops from Fraser

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0-0 at half-time, and we are no closer to knowing who will take

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this trophy at the end of the afternoon. Let's speak to John

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Hartson, Craig Levine, and Pat Nevin. It is a difficult first half

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to assess because both halves have had phases of the game in which

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they were both claim to have had supremacy. Yes, I don't think the

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Celtic manager will be overly pleased with their performance.

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There have been sloppy at times, their passing has not been crisper,

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but Celtic have had three great opportunities when Cameron Bell

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made world-class saves, then it looked like Paul Heffernan was

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going to score for Kilmarnock. Both teams have had spells during the

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first half. Kilmarnock will be happier, I would imagine, at the

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moment, and that will have reignited belief that they can pull

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off a shock here today. Yes, of course they will be the happier

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team. Celtic were strong favourites to win this game, and for

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Kilmarnock to get to have time without having dropped any goals is

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important. I have seen Celtic do that to other teams before the

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half-time whistle, a tremendous chance for Kilmarnock to go ahead,

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which would have been a shock. looks like the Celtic players are

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about to get a rollicking. I don't know how harsh he will be, I don't

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think Celtic have played in any way badly. They have had opportunities

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and they have not played at their very best. I don't think they have

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linked as well as they have linked before, and that is maybe where

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they are not doing their very best. Scott Brown has been brilliant

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today, and used in a number of positions. At the end, he was stuck

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out on the right to stop Ben Gordon going forward. I don't think we

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have a man of the first half award, if it was it would probably be

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Cameron Bell, wouldn't it? This look at the head of the centre-back.

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Even the bottom half of his hand was on the ball, and he pushed it

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around the post. So Stokes can't do anything more than that. It was a

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great cross from Scott Brown, a powerful header right in the corner,

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and Cameron Bell has no right to say that, keeping Kilmarnock in the

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game. Look kink out the window, the minute he made contact with his

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head, I thought it was a goal. don't know how he did it because he

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was slightly behind it. It was a fantastic save and it was slightly

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behind him when he went down. As a goalkeeper, he is loving it, he

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knows it can be his day. He will do everything he possibly can. It is

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what Kilmarnock need as well. If they are going to cause an upset

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today, their goalkeeper needs to play the game of his life. He has

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made three great world-class saves and that is what needs to happen

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today if Kilmarnock can win this trophy. Sometimes it can be

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relatively comfortable for a goalkeeper, but Scott Brown really

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struck this well, didn't he? Yes, they were going man-for-man all the

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time. He doesn't take a touch, no thought other than putting his foot

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right through it. That is a difficult one to keep on target.

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The ball is moving incredibly quickly. It is an instinctive

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movement, he threw his hand up and managed to tip that over the bar.

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Ray is a sharp reactions, John. and I am not quite sure it was

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going in. It is only when used lower down. I knew you would spoil

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the moment! The goalkeeper still has to do his job, and in the end

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it will go down as a great save. the other end, Kilmarnock have been

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creating chances. For the first 10 minutes it looked like Celtic were

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going to take over but that is not what happened. I think we can all

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agree, this was breaking, particularly down the left side.

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Gordon was getting down there regularly. Each of the players,

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they will all have a go when they get any opportunity at all. Paul

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Heffernan is a big man, he can get down there. They managed to get up

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in support. This was a header when he was surrounded by defenders.

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This clearance was a bit unorthodox but he managed to get it away.

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is the one he was speaking about just before half-time. A massive

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jams. Yes, it falls to Their tellers man, their main goalscorer.

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You want it to fall to Paul Heffernan. I have to say, I think

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Forster get himself out really well. He makes himself big, narrows the

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angle. That was injury time in the first half, so if that goes in we

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have a proper game, but it was a great save. We saw the positive

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side of Sissoko. He could have scored the opening goal of the game,

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but he might just have gifted the opening goal of the game as well. A

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sloppy start? I know what was the first thing he did during the game.

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Centre half's should not get too fancy at the start. That was his

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first touch of the game. You are thinking wait a minute, don't do

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that because it can lead to sloppiness. It is dangerous because

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it leads to that sort of thing. We all want to see centre half's

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playing it out from the back but there is no excuse, madness.

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Talking about changing games and giving teams a lift, if Hooper

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scores, they can go on and win comfortably. He made a great save

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and that gives Kilmarnock a lift. Kilmarnock have had a lot of joy

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down the left side. It has been a true game of confrontation between

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the pace men - James Forrest and Ben Gordon of Kilmarnock - and a

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lot of time Gordon had a lot of joy. Yes, he had a lot of pace, but his

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running has been an aspect of this game. Desperate to get forward. He

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is a left-back, supplying the width on my left hand side. Is asking a

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question at that time of James Forrest, who does not really want

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to track back 70 yards. I believe that is why he changed wings, I

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think that is to make sure Ben Gordon did not take advantage down

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the left onside. Maybe he will not have so much defensive

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responsibility. That was a real success for Kilmarnock, if Celtic

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are trying to make switches to compensate for something they are

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doing. You have to say well done to Neil Lennon again, he spotted the

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danger. Anyone can spot a good centre-forward, but when a lot of

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the dangers are coming from the left full-back and you need to stop

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it, and all you have is a winger who doesn't particularly enjoy

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defending, you have to change that. The sadness for Celtic is that he

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probably feels better and more central. Having said that, we have

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seen him down the wing. He was not too sloppy there either. It has

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been a good game, potentially a very interesting tactical game as

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well. Giving the full backs freedom to get up and down the pitch Line,

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is that a dangerous game for Kilmarnock? Particularly against

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players like Hooper and Stokes. Sometimes they play a little bit

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close together. At times you had one of the central midfield players

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dropping in the gap between them. In some regards, it is a dangerous

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game to play. What it has allowed is Ben Gordon to create things at

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the other end of the field. Sometimes, what you do on one side

:27:58.:28:03.

has an effect on the other side of the pitch for you. Kenny Shiels has

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made this conscious decision to attack. Sometimes, when you attack,

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you will leave one full-back back to lead 3 against two but he

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decided to rely on one of the midfield players. It makes for an

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open match and I have been pleased with what we have seen so far.

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it is the day to gamble. I should know about that! Harkins and

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Johnson have done well, so they have played a game of three against

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two and Kilmarnock have created chances, done very well in the

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first half. They have probably exceeded expectations of them, but

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in the second half the job is only half done. It is a case of if

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Kilmarnock can concentrate, Celtic will be very dangerous, and there

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was no doubt Celtic will create chances. It is just whether

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Kilmarnock can withhold the pressure. One name not mention too

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much has been Gary Harkins, who has been very influential in the game.

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He is a smashing football player, he has a very clever footballing

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brain. He played one great pass, a diagonal ball putting them in the

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match. He started a little bit slowly but he has gradually become

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a bigger influence in the match. Kilmarnock have laid the

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foundations for a Cup final upset, but I guess Kenny Shiels will be

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stressing to his players it is only a foundation. He will have done,

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but that moment at the end of the first half will have given them a

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huge amount of confidence. Paul Heffernan played a lot of balls

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over the top. We have talked about them as a team who want to play

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neat and tidy football. They believe in his praise, but will he

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last 90 minutes doing that? Not too sure because he is coming back from

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injury and may not be match fit for the entire game. Another thing,

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when he goes out, he has to make sure Harkins is behind him. That

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was not happening, but near the end of the first half they has started

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to get in touch a little bit and the SPL earlier. An early kick-off

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had since his short-term signing and the victory was rounded off

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right at the end. Highlights tonight along with highlights of

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the three other SPL matches played over the weekend, and highlights

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from Hampden as well. Paul Hartley and Mixu Paatelainen will be in the

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studio tonight. In the League Cup final battle of wits between the

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two manages, always interesting to so bloodied their demeanours on the

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touchline. -- study their demeanours. Neil Lennon, for a lot

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of that first half, was cutting a pretty agitated figure. What will

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be the theme of his half-time team talk? Celtic could have played

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better, but they have created chances. They could be two or three

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goals up if it wasn't for the goalkeeper's performance. I just

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think at times at the back, they have been a little bit sloppy.

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Heffernan has got in far too often. Celtic are normally watertight at

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the back and they don't give chances away. They have just been a

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little bit sloppy. 26 games unbeaten, they are on a great run

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and sometimes you expect more from them, especially with everything at

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stake, talk of the treble and everything else. The manager will

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not be lambasting the players, but he will say they can do more. Let's

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sharpen up with the passing, takes some chances and do a bit more.

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is a fine line sometimes because if Gary Hooper has scored in the first

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few minutes, we probably would have had a completely different game.

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Yes. To be fair to Kilmarnock, we talked about them having composure

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and coolness in possession and they have certainly had that. They look

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like a team that believe they can score. We knew it would be

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difficult for them, but the way they've played, they look like they

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are here to win and all credit to them. They are brave. Bravery,

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fearlessness, they have shown that. Whatever happens, they can walk

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away with that feeling. One thing I would say, if Celtic score first, I

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think we know who will win this competition. If Kilmarnock score

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first, it is still open because Celtic can come back. Important

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that Kilmarnock do something in the first 20 minutes. It is dollars

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halfway through in the Scottish Communities League Cup final. --

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dollars. Back to the commentators. It has been a tale of two

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goalkeepers so far. The story of the 66th Scottish League Cup final.

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Kilmarnock have not won a match since they went to Rangers and won

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a month ago. Celtic have only conceded four times in their last

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19 games. In fact, it is only nine conceded since they lost those

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three to Kilmarnock in October. It is utterly miserly, that Celtic

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defence. The second half is under from the first half. Gary Harkins

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started to get himself into the have had too much to say to his

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players during the interval. Her no, he would have been happy enough.

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They were getting good players on the ball. Try to get Dean Shiels

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more involved. Celtic will have looked at Gary Harkins at half-time.

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He was picking holes. It will be interesting to see if one of the

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managers decides to go after this and maybe promote somebody from

:34:50.:35:00.
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midfield forward early and try to touch, James Forrest, was not good

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enough. He has to get his foot around this. I think he wanted to

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chip it to the back post. Right Brown. To be fair to Adam Matthews,

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Scott Brown made a run to go along, put the brakes on and then came

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back. Matthews was concentrating on between these two group since

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October 2008 when Celtic won 3-1 a Rugby Park. That is not that long

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ago. Scott Brown is the only surviving Celtic player from the

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starting line-up that night. Garry Hay, James Fowler were injured that

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sitting this one out. He was gloating on The Social Network

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website yesterday about the rugby. will be a yellow card for Fowler.

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The very man that Kilmarnock would want on the end of this chance,

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their best finisher, can't believe he gets through. Pick your spot. A

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complete miskick. It almost turns into a pass. An incredible miss.

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You would fancy him to hit the back of the net from there. Kelvin

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Wilson did get back, but the Right on the line! Charlie Mulgrew

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making the difference by driving past players and then the defence

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has to reorganise. It has come off somebody's arm and the referees has

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right on the edge of the box. The referee is absolutely right. This

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remains a real opportunity for Celtic. That 3-3 game at Kilmarnock,

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when they tried to get back into the game, Anthony Stokes from this

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kind of area struck it right in the top corner. Both he, Stokes, and

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Mulgrew, scored in that 3-3 game. Stokes got two, Mulgrew got one.

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Stokes Mr situ in the first half as well of that game. -- Stokes Bay

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Goal-kick. I think the referee doesn't see enough of the challenge.

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Sissoko may have stood on the back of his heel. You have to be careful

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in the box. That is not a penalty kick. An arm in the back, that's

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all. If you give penalties for that, you will see 10 penalties every

:40:48.:40:58.
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Neil Lennon, but at what point does frustration come into it for

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Celtic? You have a good bench for Celtic. If they are not happy with

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the way things are going, you have the ability to change things by

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going to the bench. A good foot on the ball, Wanyamah. But then he

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tripped over the player who was falling. Very difficult for

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referees to know what is and what wide area. His first touch was not

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good enough and he was close down. It came off the scent big defender

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corner. The centre-backs can get Anthony Stokes coming off the line.

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He was slow to come out. Well onside, but didn't hit the target.

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A similar situation to the one Kilmarnock had against Rangers

:42:54.:43:01.

earlier in the season. Anthony Stokes given 10 out of it -- 10 out

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of 10 for his save in the first half, but you have to get out in

:43:05.:43:15.
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Way right now. Kilmarnock are scrapping for absolutely everything.

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Dean Shiels just waits for the challenge and gets his team a free-

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kick and another chance to get the set-piece for Kilmarnock. Everybody

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Celtic just managed to scramble it clear. Decent delivery from the

:43:57.:44:07.
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wide areas causing problems for moment. Ki Sung Yeung long will

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come on. Neil Lennon trying to freshen things up more than

:44:31.:44:37.

anything. They have been a little bit the lethargic. Interesting to

:44:37.:44:41.

see who comes off. Ki Sung Yeung is a wonderful player, maybe he wants

:44:41.:44:46.

somebody to get their foot on the ball. At the moment Kilmarnock are

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knocking Celtic off their stride. They can't get any fluency going.

:44:50.:44:55.

Thomas Rogne is the player coming off. Joe Ledley, left-back, Charlie

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Scottish Cup final last season against Motherwell. What a goal

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fourth official today. He looks like potentially being the referee

:45:23.:45:28.

for the Old Firm derby next weekend at Ibrox, again that if Motherwell

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drop points on the Saturday at Kilmarnock, Celtic could win the

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SPL title. Neil Lennon has moved victory that -- Victor Wanyamah

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substitution has an immediate Celtic, better passing. It came to

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James Forrest's feet, but blocked kick. A similar corner, straight to

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the hands of Cameron Bell. He has been rock-solid in everything he

:46:42.:46:47.

has done this afternoon, where the writ is clearing with his feet or

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if needed to settle this. This time last year, Celtic were on the

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receiving end that day. They are on Scott Brown, it is that word go was

:47:32.:47:38.

talking about earlier, frustration. He stepped across the ball, you

:47:38.:47:43.

just need to get on with the game. They did come together, there was a

:47:43.:47:48.

tangle of legs and the referee got involved but it was good strong

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defending. You are allowed to do it these days. Scott Brown obviously

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not too impressed. He is in his change in look for Celtic right now.

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-- in luck. Charlie Mulgrew taking sitting back a little bit.

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start to get behind the ball and it becomes a habit. You have got to

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keep hounding Celtic. They have done it so far, Kilmarnock can't

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afford to drop off the pace. He it the best form he has had since

:50:16.:50:26.

arriving at Celtic. He came initially on loan four years ago.

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Paul Heffernan just clipped the back foot, and Wanyama bite the

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dust. You know what is going to happen there, the referee is going

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to call for a free kick. There have been games this season that Celtic

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have managed to win convincingly. They have been banging the goals in,

:50:49.:50:54.

or the ones as well where they have been narrow victors in games. They

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have had to grind drizzles out. Joe but could not find the target.

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has gone for power and missed by a couple of yards. Cameron Bell

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asking where the centre halves were because it cut them right to open.

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It was a simple ball from Hooper to Joe Ledley. Someone has got to pick

:51:29.:51:38.

them up. You can't allow time to take a turn and take a shot at goal.

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It is not a fixture generally that just one in the last 41 against

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Kilmarnock half right now. I bet very few teams have kept James

:52:20.:52:27.

Forrest and Anthony Stokes so quiet for so long. What's an opportunity,

:52:27.:52:34.

and again Cameron Bell was there. Straight to the goalkeeper. He

:52:34.:52:39.

timed the room perfectly. You can see it is onside. It is a brilliant

:52:39.:52:49.
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cut inside, and he goes for power whether it is Celtic or Rangers,

:52:56.:53:01.

the other teams have to ride their luck a lot if they are going to get

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chances, they will dominate the ball and dominate territory under

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normal circumstances so you have got a hope the plan you set out

:53:18.:53:22.

with this afternoon works. You have to hope you don't lose your good

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players through injury and if there is a break it might just go in your

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James Forrest is a smashing player. He has an old head, he knows what

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he is about and he is on form. done, they just need to

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understand why the linesman is waiting for the referee to tell him

:55:32.:55:42.
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which way to point? It does not fans' frustration. They are

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dominating but they are missing chances. While it is 0-0, nerves

:56:18.:56:25.

will start to seep into the crowd, it will be interesting to see which

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team react. You get nearer and nearer the goalkeeper, trying to

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defend. If you are going to win the game, you have got to take the

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initiative, be strong, and go jerseys back, there is very little

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room. With the defender right behind him, difficult to get a

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week it would be a travesty if Neil Lennon and Celtic do not win the

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treble, but it is their job to stop coming up here against Ben Gordon

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by the looks of things. This was Bell again! He is having a great

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afternoon. I don't think this is the most difficult save he is ever

:59:26.:59:33.

going to make. The kind of form he is in today, he was not going to

:59:33.:59:39.

get beaten by that one. Still Celtic come, and still they can't

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for the corner, but only a throw-in. Charlie Mulgrew wanted a corner,

:00:05.:00:15.
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Wanyama did get something on to it. That will be a foul on Lee Johnson.

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Kilmarnock just need to settle down. Don't be taking this quickly.

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Celtic will be raising their level, getting balls back. It is causing

:00:38.:00:45.

problems for Kelly. Cameron Bell has answered every single question

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asked of him in the League Cup a good place to be giving away

:01:00.:01:06.

fouls. Gary Hooper is going nowhere and Sissoko battered writing to him

:01:06.:01:11.

and gave away a free-kick. Another chance for Celtic did get centre-

:01:11.:01:15.

backs in the box and put pressure on. If you have a player going away

:01:15.:01:23.

from goal, shepherd him in that direction. Dieter van Tornhout, the

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Belgian striker, will replace Gary Harkins. He had a spell just before

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half-time when he was becoming influential in the game, but he has

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been pretty quiet apart from that. He will not backtrack all-day. If

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the legs are starting to go a bit, we spoke before about it. Get fresh

:01:45.:01:50.

legs on. He can backtrack and tried to cause problems for the Celtic

:01:50.:01:55.

defenders. The big Belgian may well have started today had Paul

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Heffernan not made it with that groin injury. At the moment Gary

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Hooper is receiving treatment. Van turn out on. Denied a starting

:02:04.:02:10.

place, but he has got the last 17 minutes at Hampden Park, plus, if

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needed, extra time. His first duty will be to get back and defend his

:02:15.:02:21.

free-kick. Charlie Mulgrew, they keep giving him opportunities. But

:02:21.:02:31.
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Celtic can't find a way past because of a clash between Michael

:02:38.:02:44.

Nelson and victory the man Aoyamar -- Victor Wanyama. It is a tangle

:02:44.:02:54.
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of legs, no chance of a penalty kick. Victor Wanyama is OK. Only

:02:55.:02:59.

Hibernian and Atletico Madrid have shut Celtic out since that draw at

:02:59.:03:09.
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Adam Matthews went down. The Kilmarnock supporters are raging.

:03:19.:03:27.

big decision by the referee. Dean Shiels was definitely onside. But

:03:27.:03:31.

the referee had to decide there was no problem. Anybody who watched

:03:31.:03:35.

Bolton against Tottenham Hotspur yesterday has got to realise that

:03:36.:03:40.

the referee has got a thing safety- first in these things. I don't know

:03:40.:03:46.

how bad the knock was. He doesn't actually see it properly, the

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referee, but from his point of view, other end of the park to further

:03:59.:04:06.

infuriate the Kilmarnock supporters. It is a mad rule when you are

:04:06.:04:10.

attacking in the left wing area, you have two on two, and the ball

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Ledley. No way Joe Ledley can get out of the way of that, but the

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referee can't allow him any advantage. He stopped a pass with

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the arm. It looks like it comes off the arm so he decides it is a free

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just cut across its lightly. You know you will be closed down. He

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just didn't hit the target. The first touch was good, half volley,

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a difficult skill. He cut across it and it went slightly higher.

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hasn't scored this season, Liam Forster. Matthews had little chance

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:05:59.:06:01.

way himself. A corner kick has been given. The linesman on the far side

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had no doubt it was a corner. Kilmarnock have a chance to get a

:06:06.:06:15.

ball into the box. He tried to take on the goalkeeper at the near post.

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13 to go, stay with us. This could go either way. Dean Shiels will

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take the corner. Not a great one, to deal with that and he did not.

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That could easily have fallen to Kilmarnock player to knock into an

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empty net. Michael Nelson was on the deck inside the Celtic box.

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might well be a knee in the back. Definitely a collision. He had to

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come a long way off his line. You're looking at your goalkeeper

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to take this one. Right in the kidneys. You sound like a man who

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has had one of those before. Yes. 6 ft 7 in two goalkeepers pack a

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punch! -- inch. 12 minutes to go. How will this pans out? It is so

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interesting now. You are looking at the manager's. Do you think they

:07:25.:07:30.

would rather go to extra time? If you lose a goal now, you don't have

:07:30.:07:35.

a lot of time. I wonder if Neil Lennon, with Samaras and Commons on

:07:35.:07:41.

the bench, might think about making a change and going for it. He will

:07:41.:07:51.
:07:51.:07:54.

make a change now, Neil Lennon. is sought. You don't want to start

:07:54.:08:04.
:08:04.:08:04.

taking of centre-backs at this stage. Danny Buijs went off earlier.

:08:04.:08:09.

It will be difficult for him to carry on. Kenny Shiels might be

:08:09.:08:13.

forced into a reshuffle. Gary Hooper is sacrificed and on comes

:08:13.:08:23.
:08:23.:08:26.

Samaras. Michael Nelson looks like he will be OK. It was not a good

:08:26.:08:33.

day for Hooper. From that early chance all the way through.

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might have had a field day, but take nothing away from the

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Kilmarnock defenders, they have played well this afternoon against

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:08:50.:09:11.

He still has Cha Du-Ri and Kris to play a part now. You have to

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control them, you have to stay believing that you can win this

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competition today. The minute you start to go negative and invite the

:09:20.:09:30.
:09:30.:09:49.

opposition on, that is when you from Charlie Mulgrew. Down the left

:09:49.:09:55.

side. He has driven and driven, he can't see a pass so he keeps going.

:09:55.:10:01.

The final touch took it away from him. He has been fantastic for

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Celtic this season, Charlie Mulgrew. A lot of people did not think he

:10:04.:10:09.

would get anywhere near the first team when he left Aberdeen. He has

:10:09.:10:16.

been brilliant for them this season. Samaras pulled to the deck. They

:10:16.:10:21.

are beginning to put the pressure on. Charlie Mulgrew has set the

:10:21.:10:26.

standard. The fresh legs of Samaras gives you something. Another chance

:10:26.:10:31.

for a free-kick. Anthony Stokes took the last one. He drove it

:10:31.:10:37.

halfway up the wall. A definite free-kick. Despite the fact it is

:10:37.:10:42.

left of centre, I wonder if Charlie Mulgrew fancies this. Johnson goes

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into the book -- he joins Johnson Mulgrew or Stokes. One thing for

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 47 seconds

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sure, it will take something Kilmarnock left back. Heffernan

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took a pain-killing injection at the beginning of last week -- a

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pain-killing injection for the groin injury he suffered at the

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minutes to go and Kilmarnock have taken the lead at Hampden. They

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have stunned Celtic and they may well have ended their treble hopes.

:12:40.:12:45.

It is a brilliant goal from Kilmarnock. They showed ambition

:12:45.:12:50.

for top see how many men they have got in the box as they moved from

:12:50.:12:54.

back to front. It is easy for players do not make up the ground.

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Four in the box. The Belgian bullets at home. Fantastic goal

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from Kilmarnock. Finished by a terrific header. Quite incredible.

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Van turn out on as a Suffolk -- second half substitute, a few

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moments ago. He has given Kilmarnock a real chance of winning

:13:20.:13:30.
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the Scottish Communities League Cup. for the last five minutes. They

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will throw at the kitchen sink at Kilmarnock, you can guarantee that.

:13:38.:13:43.

Celtic will drive forward, they will throw men forward. Kilmarnock

:13:43.:13:46.

will be forced into a rearguard action. They have defended

:13:46.:13:56.
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magnificently, they will have to do Joe Ledley. He has not had his best

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day, that's for sure. You are putting on a winger to replace a

:14:09.:14:19.
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midfielder. It makes perfect sense Hampden Park. They are in dreamland

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right now. Kilmarnock make a change. Kroca will replace Sissoko. Sissoko

:14:37.:14:41.

doesn't look like he is moving too well. He might have tweaked a

:14:41.:14:46.

hamstring. He becomes a liability and Kroca has to come on and try to

:14:46.:14:51.

see out this last five minutes. Kilmarnock have the ball exactly

:14:51.:15:01.
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referee has given. James Forrest is on the deck. He has taken a whack.

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He has thrown himself in for the ball. Two committed players. The

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follow-through has caught him. It is the follow-through, one on the

:15:19.:15:24.

ankle. He is in the international team as well, you don't want him

:15:24.:15:34.
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have just made their final change with Kris Commons coming on as.

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They are a goal down as well. Celtic are in the closing stages of

:15:50.:15:54.

the League Cup finals. This is the first piece of silverware are about

:15:54.:15:59.

to slip away from them. Is it about to go to Rugby Park for the very

:15:59.:16:08.

first time? James Forrest does not look happy down there. Three

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Celtic are still at Ten. It looks like it could be a game over for

:16:33.:16:43.

James Forrest. Even if Celtic are to force extra time, they could be

:16:43.:16:53.
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down to 10 as they were when they It went across the keeper. The

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question was asked. What a game the keeper is having. Two minutes to go

:17:14.:17:24.
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by the referee. James Forrest is back out there, but he is hobbling

:17:56.:18:03.

about. Celtic are virtually down to ten men do. Four minutes to go oh,

:18:03.:18:13.
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five minutes to go to save the day. The foul goes the way of Kilmarnock.

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Kelly will be an absolutely no hurry to take this free kick. Babel

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milk it for all it is worth. Most people in the newspapers could not

:18:34.:18:39.

see where Celtic would slip up in their quest for the clean sweep. At

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the moment they are slipping up right here this afternoon.

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Kilmarnock fans are absolutely minutes of stoppage time. Samaras

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gets a free kick. It's a crazy challenge. All that does is allowed

:19:13.:19:18.

Celtic to get the ball into the box early.

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TIM HENMAN:'s last piece of silverware came in 1997 when they

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 47 seconds

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Make sure they do not have nicked time! -- writer at the end. That is

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a huge decision by the referee. Is there any touch at all here?

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Anthony Stokes next to the ball. The referee who is coming down the

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back there, I tell you what, it is hard to tell from here. Less than

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two minutes, Celtic have less than Charlie Mulgrew. Do Celtic have

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goal-kick. You cannot afford to waste a chance like that. It was

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easy for the Kilmarnock's defenders away. He has given that to

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Kilmarnock. Surely it is done? Kevin Shields looks on, nerves

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jangling. It is a goal-kick, but time is up and Kilmarnock have won

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the 2012 Scottish communities League Cup. A sensational result!

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Silva for Kilmarnock. An incredible end to this games. Dieter van

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Tornhout is the hero. At the other end, perhaps as big a Hero Cameron

:23:23.:23:33.
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Bell. Pulling off save after save Kilmarnock have won for the first

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time since 1997 and Kenny Shiels, along with his players, have

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written themselves into Kilmarnock folklore. Quite incredible! Very

:23:49.:23:55.

few saw this coming. Supporters were not coming year and a

:23:55.:24:01.

confident mood. They thought Celtic would be too strong. Take nothing

:24:01.:24:06.

away from the players out there in yellow. The goalkeeper had an

:24:06.:24:10.

absolute blinder, but everyone did their bit for Kilmarnock and that

:24:10.:24:16.

is what they needed today. They will now go down in history as the

:24:16.:24:22.

team that took the cup back to TIM HENMAN:.

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Cameron Bell taking plaudits from his team-mates. Kenny Shiels is in

:24:27.:24:37.
:24:37.:24:39.

Every single one of those Kilmarnock players will be

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recognised at Rugby Park for years, decades to come. Craig Paterson is

:24:48.:24:58.
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man of the match. Congratulations. I feel very emotional at the moment.

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Brilliant, fantastic. Kilmarnock has not won in Glasgow for 15 years.

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We did it for the manager. We want him to have a new contract, so

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hopefully he will. These fans came more in hope than expectation, did

:25:19.:25:26.

you dream it was possible? Everybody dreams, but we were

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realistic. It was a big task of, but the boys were fantastic. I

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thought we deserved to win. certainly had a few saves. Is that

:25:39.:25:47.

one of your best performances in a Kilmarnock shirt? I thought one --

:25:47.:25:54.

the save in the first half was one of the best I have ever made. It is

:25:54.:26:00.

brilliant to win the cup, amazing. I will lead to go and join your

:26:00.:26:07.

team-mates. You are the man of the match. An incredible performance

:26:07.:26:13.

from Cameron Bell. A very emotional Kenny Shiels. Kilmarnock are taking

:26:13.:26:22.

that the cup back to Ayrshire. Quite incredible, Celtic 0,

:26:22.:26:31.

Kilmarnock 1. What a remarkable 90 minutes for Kilmarnock. And all

:26:31.:26:38.

those supporters packed into the National Stadium, they will still

:26:38.:26:47.

being that stage of disbelief so. There is Pascali, unable to play

:26:47.:26:52.

because of injury. He will revel in the moment. Will that little-known

:26:52.:26:57.

Belgian who has shocked Scottish football, what a result at Hampden.

:26:57.:27:02.

Kenny Shiels is hugely emotional at the moment, as you would expect at

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the end of that sort of outcome. Celtic's unbeaten domestic runner

:27:08.:27:14.

which stretched through 26 matches is brought to a shuddering halt by

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Kilmarnock. The expressions on those faces tell you everything.

:27:21.:27:27.

The treble is author for Celtic. They will have to refocus on

:27:27.:27:31.

completing their title when and hope they can complete a double by

:27:32.:27:37.

winning the Scottish Cup as well. The moment it is all about

:27:37.:27:42.

Kilmarnock. That late winner from Dieter van Tornhout and then that

:27:42.:27:50.

massive decision later. The referee said no to Anthony Stokes penalty

:27:50.:28:00.
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claim, and Kilmarnock will surely lift the League Cup. John, it is

:28:03.:28:10.

remarkable? It is a fairy-tale for at Kilmarnock. They were excellent

:28:10.:28:17.

and created two of the game's best chances. Gary Hooper had a good

:28:17.:28:23.

chance in the first half which she normally takes. Celtic were sloppy

:28:23.:28:29.

in Santos goal. Their passing throughout the day was not as crisp

:28:29.:28:34.

as it normally is. Neil Lennon will be very disappointed with this

:28:34.:28:44.

performance. What about the penalty that was turned down? I think it is

:28:44.:28:51.

more about talking about Kilmarnock just now rather than Celtic. We

:28:51.:28:54.

spoke more about Celtic before the game because they were favourites

:28:54.:28:59.

to win the match, so we should do Kilmarnock a service here and talk

:28:59.:29:03.

about the play today. They passed the ball well, they created

:29:03.:29:06.

numerous opportunities and you could not argue that they didn't

:29:07.:29:12.

deserve to win the match. We San Neil Lennon looking at a few

:29:12.:29:18.

snapshots of that penalty incident. We will speak about that later, and

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now is the time thought Kilmarnock. And what a fantastic achievement.

:29:24.:29:34.

It is a fantastic moment for him -- for them. It is a special moment

:29:34.:29:40.

for everyone, but for clubs like Kilmarnock, everyone will remember

:29:40.:29:48.

this. Every fan will remember this. It is great that Italy macro is

:29:48.:29:55.

there as well. Great moments for them, and they will never forget

:29:55.:30:03.

this for their entire lives. keeper pulled off half-a-dozen

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fantastic saves. Every save he made give the team more confidence. Five

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or six minutes to go when they got that crucial goal. Maybe not the

:30:18.:30:23.

mother of all cup upsets, but certainly a massive surprise as

:30:23.:30:33.
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Kilmarnock come out on top against a Celtic team. Pascali, cruelly

:30:36.:30:42.

robbed of a place in the Cup final squad. Kilmarnock will receive the

:30:42.:30:52.
:30:52.:30:55.

The land -- League Cup will be handed over to the Kilmarnock

:30:55.:31:01.

players. Joining the likes of Ray players. Joining the likes of Ray

:31:01.:31:07.

Montgomery and Gus MacPherson. But this afternoon, Kilmarnock are the

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2012 Scottish Communities League Cup winners! What a moment for them.

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And what a moment for the club and indeed that man, Kenny Shiels. His

:31:18.:31:22.

first full season as Kilmarnock boss. He has led them to silverware.

:31:22.:31:29.

A phenomenal achievement for the Northern Irishman. As a young coach,

:31:29.:31:36.

he took Ballymena to a cup final. He won the Ulster Cup with Colraine

:31:36.:31:41.

and was within a point of the league title with them as well. But

:31:41.:31:45.

this has surely got to be his this has surely got to be his

:31:45.:31:51.

proudest moment yet. They may well have come more in hope than

:31:51.:31:54.

expectation, the Kilmarnock supporters, because Celtic have

:31:54.:32:04.
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been on such a great run. A first defeat in 26 matches. They have a

:32:04.:32:13.

trophy ripped away from them by these guys. The club captain Ong

:32:13.:32:23.
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crutches, an incident with Kroca Crockart is at the back. -- Kroca.

:32:25.:32:28.

Even the guys who have not been used this afternoon will remember

:32:28.:32:33.

this for the rest of their lives. That man is the hero, Peter van

:32:33.:32:38.

turn out. Not many people would even have been aware of him before

:32:38.:32:42.

he came onto the pitch this afternoon. His name goes alongside

:32:42.:32:52.

the likes of Paul Wright in the record books. It may well have been

:32:52.:32:57.

an up-and-down season for Kilmarnock this campaign, and

:32:57.:33:00.

although the top six looks like it does away from them, it won't

:33:00.:33:05.

matter now. Every club in the SPL outside the Old Firm would take

:33:05.:33:10.

silverware over a higher league position. What a boost for the club

:33:10.:33:16.

as well. A couple of seasons ago, they were in a last-day shoot-out

:33:16.:33:23.

to avoid relegation. They avoided the drop. Less than two years later,

:33:23.:33:26.

they have won the League Cup. The first time the club has won it.

:33:27.:33:36.
:33:37.:33:47.

These moments stay with you forever as players. Craig Paterson is still

:33:47.:33:53.

with me. You have won trophies. This will be the best day of their

:33:53.:33:57.

footballing lives. They don't know if they will ever be a hero again.

:33:57.:34:02.

Never mind as a winner, just at Hampden. This is absolutely

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fantastic and they should milk it for all its worth. It doesn't

:34:06.:34:12.

happen often. When it does, make it count. This will be a fantastic

:34:12.:34:15.

weekend for Kilmarnock the town and the players. It has been a

:34:15.:34:19.

brilliant day and a brilliant performance. Dean Shiels and Ben

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Gordon. Dean Shiels got the winner in the semi-finals, the son of the

:34:25.:34:32.

manager. Ben Gordon on loan from Chelsea. A special cheer for the

:34:32.:34:38.

goalscorer. Danny Buijs had to come off early in the first half. He has

:34:38.:34:44.

got hold of the truth it. Cameron Bell, too. The man of the match.

:34:44.:34:54.
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STUDIO: It was one of those days where Kilmarnock needed all the

:34:55.:35:00.

constituent parts. They needed to perform out of their skins. That

:35:00.:35:05.

box was ticked. They needed a goalkeeper on top form. That box

:35:05.:35:10.

was tipped as well. Celtic not quite firing on all cylinders.

:35:10.:35:20.
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Kilmarnock on League Cup winners, Congratulations, you what the

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Kilmarnock hero. How does it feel? It is nice, but it is not only me.

:35:27.:35:33.

Everybody is very happy. If you can score the winner in the final of

:35:33.:35:36.

the Cup, it is a personal achievement, but still it is for

:35:36.:35:41.

the group, the fans, everybody, that we made this today. Talk me

:35:41.:35:46.

through the goal that you will remember for a very long time.

:35:46.:35:53.

feeling is incredible. For me today, like I said before, it is the third

:35:53.:35:57.

time. It is my birthday today as well. I don't think I can give

:35:58.:36:02.

myself a better birthday present. Happy birthday, congratulations.

:36:02.:36:07.

Thank you. I don't think birthday presents come any better than that

:36:07.:36:11.

one! The winning goal for Kilmarnock. He has played just the

:36:11.:36:17.

handful of games for them. But easy to get your tongue around his name,

:36:17.:36:22.

but it's on the lips of those Kilmarnock fans. You know the words

:36:22.:36:29.

to paper roses. I will not sing them! I arrived at Kilmarnock after

:36:29.:36:36.

they won the Scottish Cup. A couple of players had massive Scottish Cup

:36:36.:36:41.

tattoos down their legs. That is what it means to you. Let's hear

:36:42.:36:45.

from Gary Harkins. Unbelievable scenes behind you, can you believe

:36:45.:36:50.

it? It is different class. Everybody is singing, it is a great

:36:50.:36:55.

day for everybody. So proud of the boys for getting the winner.

:36:55.:36:59.

what point did you believe it would happen? We believed from the start.

:36:59.:37:04.

We knew we were good enough. On our day we have proved it, we can score

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goals against them. We did that. is going to be quite a night the

:37:12.:37:18.

rude boys. Is it something that has been coming this season? Kenny

:37:18.:37:22.

Shiels has been an inspiration. have played some really good

:37:22.:37:26.

football at times and sometimes not got the result. Today we defended

:37:26.:37:34.

brilliant. Yes! Let's have a quick word with Dean Shiels. What the day.

:37:34.:37:39.

It is a great occasion. We had a good game plan, we set out to do

:37:40.:37:46.

the job and we knew we would create chances. A real feeling of belief

:37:46.:37:51.

even before this game. We believed we could win. Our two games in the

:37:51.:37:56.

lead again Celtic, we took great belief from those games. We know we

:37:56.:38:01.

can beat anybody in this league. It showed today. How inspirational has

:38:01.:38:04.

your dad being? He has been the main source of inspiration for all

:38:04.:38:10.

of the lads, not just myself. He made us believe we could do it. His

:38:10.:38:14.

knowledge of the game and the fine detail of how to beat the

:38:15.:38:24.
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opposition is second to none. We deserve it, it has been a long

:38:26.:38:33.

winter. Not many people gave you a chance, enjoy it. Thank you.

:38:33.:38:37.

heard right at the start of the show from father and son on

:38:37.:38:43.

Mother's Day. Kenny and Dean Shiels, a delighted son and very proud

:38:43.:38:49.

father as well. He played a pretty smart PR game in the build-up to

:38:49.:38:54.

this. He said what everyone believed, which was that Celtic

:38:54.:38:59.

were favourites to take the first leg of the treble and if they did

:38:59.:39:03.

well, they would have the trophy. But he always believed this was

:39:03.:39:09.

possible. Don't believe that for one second, that will not be what

:39:09.:39:13.

he told his players. He will have told his players that you have

:39:13.:39:17.

already played Celtic and more than matched them a couple of times this

:39:17.:39:20.

season so we need to do it once more. His players were a great

:39:20.:39:25.

credit to himself and he was a great credit to his players. You

:39:25.:39:31.

can see the faith they have got in him. His game plan worked today. We

:39:31.:39:39.

spoke at the start of the game, John said... I don't think he will

:39:39.:39:44.

ever have a better match, Cameron Bell. Let's hear from James Fowler.

:39:44.:39:49.

Captain Fantastic Four the day. How big the victory was that? Massive.

:39:49.:39:53.

I don't think we have won this trophy before. We don't win many

:39:53.:39:59.

trophies so we are delighted. You can see the fans, it is great for

:39:59.:40:03.

them. Well deserved over the 90 minutes? I thought so. We played

:40:03.:40:07.

really well in the first half. Second half they came into it a

:40:07.:40:12.

little bit and created chances. But we created as well and we got the

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winner. It looked like the game plan paid off. Yes. We played well

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against Celtic and Rangers this year. A form recently has not been

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great, but we knew we had to stick to the game plan and we would

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create chances. There seems to be a fantastic team spirit at Kilmarnock.

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You need that. Maybe we don't have the same quality as other teams,

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but we have stuck together and we have shone through. Congratulations.

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Cheers. Kilmarnock are milking the moment as well they might. League

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Cup winners against Celtic by 1-0. A match that looked like it was

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heading to extra time until birthday boy Dida van turn out came

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off the bench to head in the only goal of the game. Let's hear from

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the man himself, Kenny Shiels. Coming up any moment now. Very

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briefly, how big a victory was that for this club? Fantastic victory

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for the club. Celtic are a fantastic team and to come here and

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beat them and not concede a goal and the whole tournament, it is

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Dieter van Tornhout's birthday today. He these things happen. We

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are taking the cup back to Kilmarnock and I know Celtic will

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prosper, they are a young team and they deserve so much credit for

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what they have done this season. Everyone was talking about the

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trouble. It put pressure on the Celtic players, it was a little bit

:41:49.:41:59.
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unfair. But we used it to our Struggling to put it into words at

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the moment, Kenny Shiels, and that is understandable. Those fans will

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be heading back down the M62 77 shortly and it will be party time -

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And leads hear more for my guests. We spoke about the great Celtic

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turn around this season that started at Rugby Park. The other

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part of it we mentioned was the fact that Kilmarnock would take a

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lot of belief from what they did in the first half of that match.

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have to give massive credit to Kenny Shiels and Kilmarnock today.

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It is their day. Celtic will be here again, they have been here in

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the past. Kilmarnock got the breaks, they got a little break at the end

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with the Stokes penalty. I thought there was contact, but I don't

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think we should make excuses. Celtic, over 90 minutes, were

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second in a lot of areas. Celtic players are normally on top. They

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have been on such a great run. You can't keep missing chances and you

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can't keep thinking somebody will produce some magic. Over the peace,

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Kilmarnock, for me, did enough, with a little bit of luck and a few

:43:16.:43:20.

breaks, they created chances. They caught Celtic on-and-off day, they

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got a bit of luck. Their goalkeeper was magnificent. You have to give

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Kilmarnock massive credit. We have raved about Kilmarnock and rightly

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so. What about Celtic? What went wrong for them? They missed chances.

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Kilmarnock took their most important chance. That is football.

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You can talk all day about who controls the game and who has the

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most chances. When it comes down to it in certain situations, if you

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score the goal that matters, the rest of it isn't really important.

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I know we will bisect it, but for me, Kilmarnock... It wasn't a smash

:44:02.:44:08.

and grab. This is typical. Look at the man to play as they committed

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forward. Six players in the box. 10 minutes before the end of the match.

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Celtic might have underestimated the challenge of Kilmarnock. Celtic

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have accumulated 41 more point than Kilmarnock in the SPL. For that of

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people, it was a foregone conclusion. None of us gave

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Kilmarnock a chance. We all fancied Celtic, but we also knew if

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Celtic's mind was not right and people were thinking about the

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treble and they were sloppy, like they were in the first half,

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Kilmarnock always had an opportunity to win. That point, I

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agree with Craig, I don't know if there was a great deal between the

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teams. There was a brilliant goal. A fantastic goal. I don't think

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you'll see but across this season. I don't know how you can do

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anything about that. As a centre- forward, you would have loved to be

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on the end of that. A great goal. don't want to take anything away

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from Kilmarnock. Had one of those chances been taken by Celtic, they

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would have run away with it, I'm sure. Possibly, but the belief kill

:45:19.:45:22.

one it showed, it is important we come back to that. -- Kilmarnock

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showed. They were not holding on towards the end, trying to take

:45:29.:45:34.

into extra time. They committed players forward. They had used all

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their substitutes. They tried to win the game in 90 minutes. They

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have had a game-plan, they went for the win late in the match. The

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The word that springs to mind his bravery. Also the way they defended

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and passed the ball out from the back. They did it the whole games.

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Sometimes you get lost in this, maybe one team has underperformed

:46:13.:46:21.

to allow the other team to win. I think we have to be a little bit

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more or enthusiastic about Kilmarnock's role in the games. The

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tried to control a game. And the goalkeeper played very well. But

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they were very positive throughout the match. Some of Cameron Bell's 6

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were outstanding. This comes right in the first minute. From Gary

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Hooper in the very first minute. If that had gone in, as Celtic could

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have gone on to win. From Stokes's header is another fantastic saves.

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For me, that is what Kilmarnock needed today. That is why Celtic

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players play for Celtic and Kilmarnock players play for

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Kilmarnock. But take nothing away from the players and the managers

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today. But it is Kilmarnocks day today. But I will reiterate, Celtic

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will be here again. They have to make sure when they come back here

:47:25.:47:30.

that they are fully focused. League has been a bit of a

:47:31.:47:34.

disappointment for Kilmarnock. I know Kenny Shiels plays things down,

:47:34.:47:38.

but they would have hoped to have been a top have team at by the end

:47:38.:47:42.

of the seasons. But a day like today changes the complexion of the

:47:42.:47:47.

seasons. They will look back on this as one of the great seasons of

:47:47.:47:56.

their history. These guys walked out on that pitch today as

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Kilmarnock players, and they were proud of that. They are a

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Kilmarnock legends now. It has changed how they are thought of in

:48:06.:48:09.

a certain part of the world for the rest of their lives. They will

:48:09.:48:16.

remember that forever. A lot of those Kilmarnock fans do not get

:48:16.:48:21.

here very often. The last time that they were here they got hammered by

:48:21.:48:31.
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Hibs. This is a bit of real happiness for the EMS. -- for them.

:48:35.:48:39.

Going back to that first minute when Sissoko tried to play that

:48:39.:48:43.

ball across and I thought, what on earth are you doing? I thought they

:48:44.:48:50.

would panic, but they kept trying to play out. What a moment near the

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end for the referee. You would not wish this on your worst enemy,

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having to make this decision right at the end. My first thought was

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that Stokes had missed the opportunity to pull the trigger. We

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have watched it over and over again. I do not see contact. It is hard to

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tell from here, whether there was contact do not. We cannot actually

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see both players' legs. I think Stokes has missed that first touch.

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I think he is slightly clipped. Where the problem comes from, Stoke

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delays his dive. I think there is contact and he takes another half a

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step and then he goes. I think that is why the referee has gone for the

:49:46.:49:56.
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dive. To be fair, I think there was a push earlier on. You need a bit

:49:59.:50:04.

of luck with the referee now any gains. You need decisions to go

:50:04.:50:09.

your way. That is a tough one. If a referee does not know the his

:50:09.:50:15.

contacts, he cannot give a penalty. Again, we are clutching at straws.

:50:16.:50:20.

We're trying to make excuses for Celtic's poor performance. Stokes

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had an opportunity. The players that you had on that pitch, all

:50:26.:50:31.

attack minding players. Samaras came off the bench. They never did

:50:31.:50:37.

enough to win the game. Kilmarnock got a bit of luck. They got one or

:50:37.:50:44.

two decisions and a massive decision at the end. You do wonder

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whether the referee, who was behind this, had the best view on the

:50:48.:50:53.

pitch of it. If you were looking from behind we do not assume a

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defender going in from the back had clipped him? The rules of the game

:50:58.:51:05.

are that you cannot give it unless you see contact. I cannot see

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contact. You just wonder why he did not get a shot there. We are

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talking about a final here. Celtic were really strong favourites. I do

:51:25.:51:31.

not call Cameron Bell making great saves luck. You have to attribute

:51:31.:51:38.

that to great play. Yes, Celtic were below par. They had to be for

:51:38.:51:46.

Kilmarnock to win. Let's hear what Neil Lennon thinks about it.

:51:46.:51:49.

have just had a look at the incident which, for you, will make

:51:49.:51:53.

you feel distraught. You have had a look at that penalty incident

:51:53.:52:01.

again? That is a clear penalty. Nelson made no contact with the

:52:01.:52:07.

ball. Anthony Stokes was clear on goal and about to pull the trigger.

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It could have cost Nelson a red card, I do not want to see people

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sent off, but you talk about big decisions and big games and that

:52:15.:52:22.

one has gone against us. You do not seen any clear cut penalties -- you

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do not seek any clear cut penalties like that. By looking at that again,

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it did not look as if you had time to pull the trigger. He is keeping

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the ball under control, he knows where the defender is. He is about

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to slide it towards goal. We deserved better today. We must to

:52:46.:52:50.

some really easy chances. We dominated the second half in terms

:52:50.:52:57.

of possession and chances. Maybe your name is not on the Cup, but

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decisions like that at big moments should be called correctly. For me,

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the referee got A1 completely wrong. You had the misfortune to date to

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come up against a goalkeeper in excellent form. The save he made

:53:14.:53:21.

from Stokes first half was top drawer. The one Gary missed earlier

:53:21.:53:28.

on was a great chance for him. Anthony Stokes had the whole goal

:53:28.:53:33.

to hit and the second have and he headed straight to Cameron Bell. He

:53:33.:53:43.
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did make some great saves, even the double save at the end. I cannot

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remember two making too many forays into our half, but that is Cup

:53:49.:53:52.

football and the like to congratulate them. I would not say

:53:52.:53:56.

they deserve that on the day, but they have had the luck of the Cup

:53:56.:54:04.

today's. How disappointed were you about losing a goal. --? I have not

:54:04.:54:11.

seen a goal, but you have to stop the cross. It cannot going between

:54:11.:54:18.

the goalkeeper and defence. It came from us losing possession in the

:54:18.:54:28.
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Neil Lennon did pay tribute to Cameron Bell. It was a string of

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superb saves from him. Right from the start of the game, a sign of

:54:36.:54:46.
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things to come. Normally Gary Hooper, you think would score there.

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He is normally very good there. 22 goals this season. Stokes does well

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here, he cannot do any more. It is a powerful header, bottom corner.

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That is the best says. This is the whole reason I cannot say Celtic

:55:11.:55:15.

were poor today. I think they made chances and on another day they

:55:15.:55:23.

would have cruised in. Having a good goalkeeper is good play. So

:55:23.:55:28.

often in the past we have expected teams to wilt, and Kilmarnock

:55:28.:55:36.

didn't. Even this is a decent chance for Stokes. He creates the

:55:36.:55:42.

space for a left-foot shot. It is a weak shot. A good height for the

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goalkeeper. They created plenty of chances, but if you do not take

:55:47.:55:51.

them there is always a chance the opposition was score, which is

:55:51.:55:56.

exactly what happened. Kilmarnock wanted to keep the game alive to

:55:56.:56:01.

will the closing stages and then when it. Their goalkeeper needs to

:56:01.:56:06.

play at the top of his game to win it. When I say a little bit of luck,

:56:06.:56:11.

I mean luck with regards to Celtic players not being quite as deadly

:56:11.:56:18.

as they normally are. Gary Hooper got taken off. Stokes Mr a chance.

:56:18.:56:25.

That is what Kilmarnock needed. last word on Neil Lennon's reaction

:56:25.:56:31.

to having seen the penalty. obviously thinks it is a Stonewall

:56:31.:56:36.

penalty. Craig does not. I think there was contact. It could have

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prevented them from going on and winning the treble. Again I go back

:56:41.:56:45.

to saying that I still think during that 90 minutes Celtic should have

:56:45.:56:50.

had enough about them to win this game comfortably. We cannot be

:56:50.:56:54.

going back to a decision. Yes, it is massive in terms of where it

:56:54.:56:57.

takes Celtic, but within the ranks they should have done enough today

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to beat a Kilmarnock side that they have 41 more points than in the SPL.

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Delighted for everyone associated with Kilmarnock. Pat, one hopes

:57:12.:57:17.

what develops for this - but with this for Kilmarnock will be the use

:57:17.:57:22.

this as a platform to get even better. Unexpected things have

:57:22.:57:26.

happened all the seasons. In the wider sense of the Scottish game,

:57:26.:57:29.

Celtic will win everything for the next few years. Maybe this will

:57:29.:57:35.

give hope to Scottish football and that would be a good thing.

:57:35.:57:44.

Celtic v Kilmarnock

Scottish Communities League Cup Final

Live from Hampden (kick-off 3.00pm)

The first major Cup Final of the season sees Neil Lennon's Celtic take on Kenny Shiels Kilmarnock at the National Stadium. Celtic last won this trophy in 2009 with a 2-0 victory over Rangers. Kilmarnock have yet to lift the League Cup despite five final appearances. These two teams last met in the final in 2001 with the Glasgow side running out 3-0 winners courtesy of a Henrik Larsson hat-trick.

The league meeting between these clubs at Rugby Park earlier this season proved to be a dramatic encounter. Celtic were 3-0 down at half-time with Neil Lennon's job hanging in the balance. However, after a rousing half-time team talk, Celtic recovered for a share of the points and then fought their way to the top of the league over the following weeks. On the way to today's final the Parkhead side defeated Ross County, Hibs and Falkirk, whilst the Ayrshire club put out Queen of the South, East Fife and Ayr Utd.

Presented by Rob Maclean with Craig Levein, John Collins and Pat Nevin

Liam McLeod and Craig Paterson are in the commentary box.


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