19/11/2017 Sportscene


19/11/2017

Highlights of the weekend's Scottish Premiership action. In Saturday's lunchtime kick-off, Owen Coyle's Ross County host Brendan Rodger's Celtic in Dingwall.


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This could be something quite

sensational!

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What a goal!

That is outstanding!

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What a brilliant strike that is!

Oh! Yes!

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Oh! Yes!

Oh, it's unbelievable! Unbelievable!

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What a finish

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Oh, it's unbelievable! Unbelievable!

What a finish!

The season of their

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dreams.

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With the international break

out of the way,

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it's all about the chaotic countdown

to Christmas now.

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A bulging fixture list,

challenges aplenty for every side

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in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

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And speaking of challenges,

we're joined by these two.

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As always, poised and ready

to upset the apple cart -

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Steven Thompson and Michael Stewart.

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We start at Ibrox.

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Hamilton Academical without a win

there in the league since 1926.

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Rangers interim boss Graeme Murty

looking for a third win in a row

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since taking the reigns

for a second time.

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Commentary comes from John Barnes.

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COMMENTATOR: Rangers make one in

forced change from the side that

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beat Partick Thistle a fortnight

ago, Declan John is ill, so Lee

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Hodson comes in to take his place.

Hamilton manager Martin Canning

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sticks by the same starting line-up

that drew with Aberdeen last time

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out as they look to extend a

three-game unbeaten run.

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Warm reception for the former

Rangers player Fernando Rixon as he

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takes his place inside the stadium.

He is still battling motor neuron

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He is still battling motor neuron

disease -- Fernando Ricksen.

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Kenny Miller through to Windass. A

good delivery for Morelos. He really

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should have scored there. He got the

header all wrong.

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Windass looking very lively. Another

powerful run releases Morelos. Still

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Alfredo Morelos... I think Gary

Woods got a fingertip to that one.

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Denying the Colombian striker.

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Rangers looking to make it three

league wins in a row for the first

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time since last December. Alex Scott

ditch -- Gogic getting a yellow

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card. A bit of pulling on Morelos.

Bit of a soft one.

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Candeias with the corner. Way by

Woods. Morelos... And back off the

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bar! McCrorie can't not in the

rebound. Another glorious chance for

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Rangers. Two chances, in fact.

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McCrorie, he didn't look up. His

past is intercepted by David

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Templeton, and he rounds the

goalkeeper.

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goalkeeper. The former Rangers

player David Templeton scores for

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Hamilton Accies three games in a

row. His fourth of the season. He

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was composed as he rounded

Foderingham. And despite the efforts

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of Hodson, he couldn't prevent it

going in.

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Mackinnon. In towards Templeton,

he's having another pop... He

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certainly is lively this afternoon,

David Trimble done. He certainly

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regains his fitness from the start

of the season. -- David Templeton.

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Tavernier, in towards Candeias. Here

is Morelos... And away at the back

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post. Morelos didn't get enough

contact on the back

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contact on the back flick. Taking a

chance, Kenny Miller putting it

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through to Morelos with a chance...

Another glorious opportunity wasted

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by the Rangers striker. He seemed to

get right underneath that one.

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Jack with the cross in. Hamilton

happy to get it clear.

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happy to get it clear. Here's

Bingham, holding it up well for Greg

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Docherty. Getting away from

Tavernier. In towards Lyon! 2-0 to

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be Accies! On the counterattack, the

sucker punch. Darren Lyon's first

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goal of the season. He was one time

in the youth ranks at Rangers. This

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afternoon, he is delivering for

Accies's senior team.

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Still won't turn for Herrera.

Candeias to Tavernier. Header at the

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back post from Windass. Touched away

by Woods. Superbly saved.

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Another corner for Rangers. The

header from Wilson! And it's off the

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crossbar again! It's just not

Rangers's day. Jack with the effort

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from the rebound, and a frustrating

afternoon for Graeme Murty and his

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team. Here is a chance for Herrera.

Blocked by the boot of Gary Woods

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this time. The Accies defence stands

firm. Tavernier, Hardie tripped by

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Gogic. It's going to be a second

yellow card for the Accies defender,

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and that means red. Reduced to ten

men in stoppage time.

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WHISTLE

That is full-time, and the

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That is full-time, and the boos ring

around, Hamilton Accies celebrate as

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they picked up their first league

win at Ibrox the 91 years. Rangers

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0- two Hamilton.

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Hamilton's first win over Rangers in

1987, how much of a support is was

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was that?

When you talk about so

many years since

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was that?

When you talk about so

many years since they have beaten

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Rangers and 91 years since they have

won at Ibrox, you think, yes, but

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when you have players of the quality

of David Gordon, you see Rangers

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making the stakes. They are

architects of their own downfall.

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David Templeton has so much quality.

He leaves Templeton the dead.

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Fortunate that Hodson... He doesn't

know he is getting back.

Great

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composure to round the keeper like

that and slide it in against his

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former club. When you have players

of that quality, you always have a

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chance, and the desire. Look at the

desire from Hamilton Accies. Doherty

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is up in support, driving forward.

Lyon at the back post, the desire to

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get in and score the goal,

unfortunately for Rangers yesterday,

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it was lacking in their performance.

For Hamilton, they had it in spades.

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Brilliant counterattacking

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For Hamilton, they had it in spades.

Brilliant counterattacking football.

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Hamilton have not had the best of

seasons, but never write off the

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Accies.

They have been decent of

late, especially yesterday.

Great

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result for them. In terms of Graeme

Murty, it had been going well for

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him in terms of being made into ring

boss at Rangers, but Rangers had

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plenty of chances yesterday.

Morelos hasn't

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plenty of chances yesterday.

Morelos hasn't scored in nine games

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now. He scored eight in his first

nine games. He has gone off the

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boil. He has a confidence issue, if

you ask me. He does nothing

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specifically good in terms of

movement. I think you have got to

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hit the target. That is the one

prerequisite as a striker and you

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four yards out with a header. Look

at the defending again from

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Hamilton, Gogic shown away from

goal, he hesitates and allows them

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to skip past him. You have two hit

the target. Morelos, again, his

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opportunity at the back post, free

header. Kenny Miller is free as

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well. They are going to a possession

and create opportunities. Xavier

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Tomas watches it go past him. It

doesn't come off for Morelos. A

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terrific defensive header from

Tomos. This was harder, he is under

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pressure. As I have repeated 2-3

times, hit the target. He skips it

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over. This is emblematic of Rangers'

day in terms of chances and missing

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with the header. In the dying

seconds, Herrera with the spin. You

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can't take anything away, yes,

Rangers were profligate, don't take

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anything away from

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Rangers were profligate, don't take

anything away from Hamilton, a

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remarkable performance and result.

Where does it leave us in the terms

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of searching for a new Rangers

manager? Graeme Murty user, didn't

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have a chance long-term, but he

wasn't helped by yesterday's result,

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does this mean Rangers speed up the

process?

The need for the board to

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act, they are in transition, they

need leadership, Rangers, but I an

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surprise they have waited a month.

In the meantime, what we have got is

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Ibrox used to be a fortress for

Rangers, that is not the case any

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more.

Looking at the start, the

calendar year, 2017, six games out

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of 16 won, not what you expect from

a home form for

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of 16 won, not what you expect from

a home form for Rangers. It shows

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you that as we said, they have

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a home form for Rangers. It shows

you that as we said, they have been

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without a leader. There hasn't been

enough real direction and grit at

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the top end of the club. Pedro

Caixinha, we know that wasn't as

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excess. We have got to make sure

that the next appointment is the

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right one. The gap between them and

Celtic is big, and they had to get

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the right man in charge if they want

to try to close that.

OK.

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Next weekend, Motherwell take

on Celtic in the League Cup Final.

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This weekend they'd warm

up away to Aberdeen.

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COMMENTATOR: Aberdeen have Graeme

Shinnie suspended. Considine comes

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in and skippers the side. Adam

Rooney also starts as Greg Stewart

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and Stevie Meade dropped to the

bench. Motherwell revert to a back

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four with Richard Tait moving to

right back, Liam Grimshaw makes his

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first start of the season, Ryan

Bowman returns to partner Louis

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Moult in attack.

Aberdeen have won the last five

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league meetings with Motherwell.

Here comes Dunn. Aimed towards the

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back post for Roman. It was

Considine that managed to get his

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head on that one. Bowman was waiting

to pounce.

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to pounce. Arneson with the Aberdeen

free kick. Considine.

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Here is Considine. Christie did well

to regain composure to get that

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cross in. Rooney with the little

flick at the near post.

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Motherwell, of course, with the

League Cup in my phonics we can.

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Here is Ryan Christie for Aberdeen.

Driving forward there. Just not

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enough power in the shot to beat

Trevor Carson. Grimshaw to Moult.

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Now Tait.

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Here's Bowman, using his strength to

hold off Considine. Grimshaw with

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the shot. Turned away by Joe Lewis.

Grimshaw was in there. Trying his

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luck with the shot. Signed from

Preston in the summer.

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Here's Dunn. In towards Moult.

Grimshaw's there. Rose with the

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shot. Lewis making the save. Andy

Rose off his right foot there.

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Grimshaw again. McHugh picking it

up. Aberdeen can't get it clear at

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the moment. The wind is not helping

them either. Louis Moult teeing it

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up for Rose. Lewis had to make the

save again. Andy Rose has had a

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couple of efforts in the last few

minutes, but the Aberdeen keeper's

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up to the task.

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up to the task.

Here's McLean. Given the break still

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going, McLean. Too high with that

effort.

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A wee bit of good fortune favouring

Kenny Mclean.

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Here's Tansey under pressure from

Grimshaw. A handball from Andy

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Considine. An opponent was trying to

get away from him. That will be a

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yellow card for the Aberdeen skipper

for the day. Here's Richard Tait.

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It's Louis Moult...

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It's Louis Moult... It's 1-0

Motherwell! It's that man Louis

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Moult again! Rising unchallenged.

The long, diagonal free kick, and

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Moult picked his spot. His 13th of

the season.

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Tait finding Cadden, up against

McKenna. Still Chris Cadden. Into

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Moult... That's brilliant!

Outstanding finishing from Louis

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Moult! It's a double for the

Motherwell marksman. He was the

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scourge in the League Cup earlier

this season, and he is delivering

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again this afternoon.

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Steve May has two harbours, looking

for support. No one arrive in quick

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enough. Here is Mackay-Steven. The

Aberdeen fans claiming for a

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penalty. They felt it came off an

arm, but I think we will fight it

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did come off the chest of the

Motherwell full-back.

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McHugh in there.

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McHugh in there. Here's Kenny

Mclean. Looking for Wright. The

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substitute delivering it. Stevie

May. Turned away by Trevor Carson,

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good handling by the Motherwell

keeper. Positive stuff from

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Aberdeen, but they can't find the

breakthrough.

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The standard the play is set in

terms of performance work today.

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They are aware of that.

We spoke at

length after the game in the

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dressing room, and sometimes you

have a bad day, that was a bad day

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today and we need to pick the bones

of that and make sure we are better

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for the next performance, and make

sure we are more competitive. We

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have do make sure we can hopefully

impose our game plan on opposition,

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which we didn't do today.

To a man, we were terrific. The

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energy, we played a different way

today. They bought into it, I can do

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whatever I want technically, but if

they do apply and put their minds to

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it, it is worth nothing. We were

excellent today.

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A big win for Motherwell. Steven

Thomson, you were there, was a

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deserved?

Yeah, it was deserved. As

poor a performance from Aberdeen,

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but full credit to Motherwell, they

started with a surprise

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but full credit to Motherwell, they

started with a surprise formation,

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4-4-2 diamond formation. It had them

flummoxed in the opening 20 Mehmet.

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They created a number of chances,

Motherwell. A decent snapshot.

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Aberdeen were completely at sea the

15-20 minutes. They change their

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formation. Rose and the keeper don't

know much about it. They changed

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their formation to deal with how

much they were under siege, they

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went to a back three. It helped them

stemmed the flow a wee bit. Another

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save from Joe Lewis. Aberdeen made

the

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save from Joe Lewis. Aberdeen made

the change and it stemmed the tide a

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wee bit, but Aberdeen were so, so

poor.

Motherwell outstanding. The

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perfect warm up for the League Cup

final for Motherwell. Full Louis

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Moult in this kind of

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final for Motherwell. Full Louis

Moult in this kind of form, will

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Motherwell beat Celtic?

They

certainly have a guy that knows

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where the back of the net is in

Louis Moult. We have do analyse this

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goal, Ocon not looking at the ball,

in-flight. It is the first time he

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checks to see where it was, it is on

top of him. He loses Louis Moult and

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it is a fantastic finish to drop

over the top of Joe Lewis. This one

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as well, this is a really great

finish. When the ball makes contact,

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it's behind him. To scoop that

around and find the top corner, that

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it's behind him. To scoop that

around and find the top corner, that

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is a fantastic goal. Unbelievable.

Will they have a chance against

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Celtic? I don't think they will be

them.

I think Celtic will win it,

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but with Louis Moult in the team,

anything is possible. 50 goals in 95

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appearances. I will chuck a stab at

you.

What went wrong for Aberdeen?

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Everything. They were poor

defensively, their passing was

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Everything. They were poor

defensively, their passing was so

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slack, they were toothless in

attack. The delivery from wide areas

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was a problem for them. In the wide

areas, it was his weaker foot, but

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kicks it over the bar. This one

coming in from Chez Logan, again

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hitting the first man. Low quality

in the delivery. That was the story

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of the day. Ryan Christie, he had

4-5 corners that hit the first man.

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This would into the second half,

Considine, his weaker foot, but it

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goes out for a throw in. It shows

you examples of wide area

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opportunities, the crossing is so

bad.

You look at Bees does guys,

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Niall McGinn and Johnny Hayes, that

is pinpoint. Real desire to get in.

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The second one, Hayes to McGinn,

there was talk of him potentially

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going back to Aberdeen. There is no

doubt, with two of them out of the

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doubt, with two of them out of the

team, it has weakened them, that

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they are second in the table. They

have found a way to win games.

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McGinn is the biggest assist maker

in the league, Niall McGinn

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converted most of the chances from

Johnny Hayes. They have lost those

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players, a big miners, but they are

finding ways to get results, which

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is a positive.

We have spoken a lot

about Derek McInnes in recent weeks,

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especially with the speculative

linking him with the register. You

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love this question, doing the post

match interview, it was Doherty

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instead, it is it unsettling things

Aberdeen?

Iden think so.

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Aberdeen?

Iden think so.

You can't put the poor performance

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down to being asked that question.

Is he still going to get it?

Is he

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still going to get it? I am not as

confident as I was, but it that way.

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He might not be the next Rangers

manager.

Backtracking! He is

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reversing, it is official.

Nobody

knows!

Using adamant a few weeks

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ago.

I was spectating, all right?!

Let's wrap it for the moment.

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A terrible run for St Johnstone.

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Six games without a goal

as they headed to take on Hibs.

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The Easter Road side flying,

on a run of four straight wins.

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COMMENTATOR: Hibs looking for the

fourth considered of win, making one

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change to the side that beat Dundee

a couple of weeks back. Incomes

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Anthony Stokes. St Johnstone are in

contrasting form, six games without

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a victory, three changes, income

Davidson, O'Halloran and Liam Craig.

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O'Halloran steps away from David

Gray. Looked like he was taken down,

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the referee saw nothing. It gives

Hibs a chance to come forward. Boyle

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lays it into the path of Anthony

Stokes. That was an opportunity for

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Hibernian. Anthony Stokes knows it.

Always rising. Neil Lennon trying to

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get some instructions on as his side

have a bit of defending to do. Liam

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Craig, former Hibs player.

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Craig, former Hibs player.

O'Halloran, Austin takes over and

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tries to feed it O'Halloran. All a

bit scrappy.

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bit scrappy. Back to O'Halloran, and

it is off the crossbar! Fabulous

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save from Marciano to deny Liam

Craig, who is still in possession.

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Eventually Martin Boyle gets the

challenging. Fantastic reactions

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here from Ofir Marciano to keep out

Liam Craig's shot. Barker has looked

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right in the opening exchanges.

Wraps the likeliest player to create

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something for Hibs. There is Martin

Boyle with a swerving shot. ,

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forcing is on the club into a say. A

lot of movement on the ball --

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perhaps the likeliest player.

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Still looking for a first goal in

seven games, Steven Anderson

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climbing, breaks back to him. The

volley cleared off the line by John

0:23:080:23:16

McGinn, it was. Great defending from

the centre-back.

0:23:160:23:24

the centre-back. McGinn's pars is

blocked. St Johnstone might threaten

0:23:240:23:26

here on the counterattack. It's

Forster. He has O'Halloran. Men in

0:23:260:23:33

the middle, goes for gold himself

and Marciano forced to make the

0:23:330:23:37

save. It was a tight angle, but he

hit the target, O'Halloran. Neil

0:23:370:23:45

Lennon and code trying to plot a way

through. Martin Boyle with an

0:23:450:23:51

opportunity, breaks for Ambrose...

Good save, is on the Clark! He saw

0:23:510:23:55

that one late, it went through the

legs of Simon Murray. He may have

0:23:550:24:00

just got a touch on it. Clerks

picking out a boot.

0:24:000:24:04

Ambrose giving it away. Steven

MacLean is in. Is this the goals and

0:24:070:24:11

Johnstone have been waiting for?

Still, it won't come.

0:24:110:24:19

Still, it won't come. O'Halloran

now, Maclean to gay heavy first a

0:24:190:24:22

chair. Forcing it wide. Getting a

shot away. St Johnstone have carved

0:24:220:24:30

out the better opportunities in the

match. Here is Maclean. Foster now.

0:24:300:24:36

Flights it towards the back post.

Davidson arriving.

0:24:360:24:46

Davidson arriving. They have waited

so long. The 23rd of September, they

0:24:460:24:50

last scored, Murray Davidson got

that one. Here he is again at Easter

0:24:500:24:54

Road to make the breakthrough.

0:24:540:25:01

A bit of the game to go as McGinn

flashes one in. That was not far

0:25:040:25:10

away. Getting a better look at it

here. Inches wide from McGinn. Still

0:25:100:25:17

Hibs press. Pressing for an

equaliser, trying to preserve an

0:25:170:25:24

unbeaten run that stretches back

four games. This is Boyle. Was he

0:25:240:25:28

taken down there? It is a penalty

kick, Craig Thomson indicating a

0:25:280:25:33

handball by Joe Shaughnessy. It was

rushed in, the ball came off his

0:25:330:25:41

arm, it may look harsh, but Hibs

have a chance to score the equaliser

0:25:410:25:44

in injury time. Hibs now have surely

salvaged a point. Anthony Stokes's

0:25:440:25:51

ninth goal of the season, coolness

personified. St Johnstone denied a

0:25:510:25:57

victory.

0:25:570:25:59

It looked like they were going to

end that winless streak. Here we go.

0:26:000:26:06

They might yet have the opportunity

to come back. O'Halloran running at

0:26:060:26:11

Stephenson. The cross and Davidson

again. Steven MacLean surely! He has

0:26:110:26:18

won it for Saints! Incredible scenes

at Easter Road. Marciano kept out

0:26:180:26:26

the first effort, couldn't do it

again. And Steven MacLean wins it

0:26:260:26:30

for St Johnstone.

0:26:300:26:31

A Paul Golding concede with the last

kick of the game. We need to be more

0:26:340:26:38

streetwise. We have shown a lot of

it this season, there was a flatness

0:26:380:26:41

today, and I understand it is a

momentum break. St Johnstone know

0:26:410:26:45

how to play the game. Streetwise,

like I said before the game. We

0:26:450:26:50

didn't take them lightly, but there

was a lack of urgency about us in

0:26:500:26:55

the final third.

Great team performance and I am

0:26:550:26:58

really proud of them. We have had a

tough few weeks. It

0:26:580:27:07

tough few weeks. It is the case that

people doubt you on those runs, but

0:27:070:27:10

surely come I never doubted them,

and the staff have never doubted

0:27:100:27:13

them. Overall, we probably deserved

it.

0:27:130:27:20

620 minutes of goalless football

finally comes to an end for St

0:27:200:27:24

Johnstone. The drought is over.

Yeah. It was a marked

0:27:240:27:30

Johnstone. The drought is over.

Yeah. It was a marked difference

0:27:300:27:30

yesterday from St Johnstone. It was

only just before the international

0:27:300:27:33

break we were talking about the lack

of conviction in the final third.

0:27:330:27:37

This is a chance that eventually

Liam Craig hits of the crossbar.

0:27:370:27:41

Look at the bodies. Five bodies in

the box as he strikes that. They

0:27:410:27:46

weren't getting bodies forward. They

worked on getting bodies forward.

0:27:460:27:51

Look at that, six players desperate

to get up and attack and counter on

0:27:510:27:59

Hibs. Michael O'Halloran has the

strike. The desire to get forward

0:27:590:28:06

and put Hibs under pressure, it was

noticeable all afternoon. Steven

0:28:060:28:11

MacLean, and Cummins as well, they

get the ball, but it is a poor touch

0:28:110:28:16

from Steven MacLean. Normally, you

expect him to get that under control

0:28:160:28:19

quickly. At that point, it was still

0-0. Just watch Murray Davidson

0:28:190:28:25

here. We have tagged him. He makes

the deep lying run into the box,

0:28:250:28:30

times it really well to get on the

end of it, but Marciano has got to

0:28:300:28:34

come and clean that out. He has got

his hands to deal with that. As I

0:28:340:28:39

said, all afternoon, the hunger and

desire to get forward, look at that.

0:28:390:28:42

Four bodies inside the box. This is

the last minute. Murray Davidson

0:28:420:28:49

again, and Steven MacLean, just

after being pegged back to 1-1 in

0:28:490:28:53

injury time. St Johnstone weren't

going to settle for the point

0:28:530:28:56

injury time. St Johnstone weren't

going to settle for the point away

0:28:560:28:57

from home. They wanted to get that

win. And a marked difference from a

0:28:570:29:00

couple of weeks ago. Full credit to

them, because it takes character to

0:29:000:29:04

do that.

We don't mind speculative

on the show, as we demonstrated with

0:29:040:29:09

the Derek McInnes chat early on, but

good timing, this victory for St

0:29:090:29:14

Johnstone. The Northern Ireland job

might be coming up, should Michael

0:29:140:29:17

O'Neill decide to join us in

Scotland?

Do you want me to say

0:29:170:29:22

Tommy Wright will get it? If he was

asked, I don't think he could say

0:29:220:29:26

no. It would be a massive honour for

him.

Would you go along with that?

I

0:29:260:29:30

think so. He has done a wonderful

job at St Johnstone. He said

0:29:300:29:36

himself, it is a dream job, and if

offered it, I would be surprised if

0:29:360:29:40

he knocked it back. I go back to the

point, St Johnstone were pegged back

0:29:400:29:48

with the penalty to make it 1-1 late

on, but

0:29:480:29:50

with the penalty to make it 1-1 late

on, but they had the desire.

Let's

0:29:500:29:52

look at this. Was it a penalty?

Not

for me. Not for me.

Craig Thomson

0:29:520:29:59

signals handball.

There is no way he

can get out of the way.

Look at the

0:29:590:30:05

tackle.

Are you saying the referee

got it wrong but it is still a

0:30:050:30:10

penalty?

He got it wrong but got it

right.

I think that is a penalty for

0:30:100:30:14

the challenge that Shaughnessy goes

in with his hybrid.

It is not a

0:30:140:30:20

handball Ben?

Definitely not.

I

think it is a penalty for the

0:30:200:30:25

challenge.

A

0:30:250:30:26

think it is a penalty for the

challenge.

A flat performance from

0:30:260:30:27

Hibs?

Neil Lennon touched on it, the

international break came at a bad

0:30:270:30:30

time. The opposite can be said for

St Johnstone. The international

0:30:300:30:35

break gave them time to work on

things that were wrong. They put it

0:30:350:30:40

into practice yesterday with a

determined professional performance.

0:30:400:30:44

Next to Dens Park.

0:30:440:30:44

Five straight defeats for Dundee,

0:30:440:30:46

Neil McCann desperate to stop

the rot against a Kilmarnock side

0:30:460:30:48

unbeaten in their last

five away matches.

0:30:480:30:50

Dundee playing in their third kit.

Three changes made by Neil McCann

0:30:540:30:59

after the loss at Easter Road.

0:30:590:31:07

after the loss at Easter Road.

Kilmarnock name an unchanged side

0:31:070:31:08

from the team that won at

Murrayfield.

0:31:080:31:14

Out to Kammy curve. Battling for it

with Deacon. Forward onto Jordan

0:31:190:31:26

Jones. Got good acceleration. Jones,

with one thing on his mind. Inside

0:31:260:31:32

two players. Lifts it over the bar

of parish. A couple of goals this

0:31:320:31:37

season, Jordan Jones very quick.

Have to cut back inside on the right

0:31:370:31:42

peg, away from O'Hara.

0:31:420:31:45

Onto Deacon, good linkup play from

Dundee. Deacon against Burke, back

0:31:480:31:56

inside to Kamara. Kamara lifts it up

well.

0:31:560:32:04

well. Interesting lift of the foot

there. Decent header from Haber.

0:32:040:32:09

Kilmarnock with the long ball, not

dealt with by O'Dea. Stephen

0:32:140:32:21

O'Donnell, linking again with Jones.

Sends it through for McKenzie.

0:32:210:32:25

McKenzie had to get it back. Kris

Boyd was running it well. The

0:32:250:32:30

acknowledgement all it could have

been. Again, decent play, down the

0:32:300:32:34

right-hand side from Kilmarnock.

Dundee scored only three goals in

0:32:340:32:40

their last five games. Finding it a

struggle to find the back of the

0:32:400:32:45

net. That looked very heavy and

O'Dea will see the yellow card,

0:32:450:32:52

unsurprisingly. Taking out Brophy.

The yellow card, he needs to be

0:32:520:33:01

checked as well. Brophy took it

well. Shoulder into the chest.

0:33:010:33:07

O'Donnell, good trade. Aurtenetxe

reads it well and goes on the drive.

0:33:110:33:18

Very experienced player in the La

Liga, trying to make something

0:33:180:33:25

happen for the home side. That's a

great little ball, very quick off

0:33:250:33:28

his line was MacDonald.

0:33:280:33:36

his line was MacDonald. Aurtenetxe,

great little pass in and that's a

0:33:360:33:38

great block from the keeper. The

corner, easily dealt with. Miss read

0:33:380:33:45

by Kamara.

0:33:450:33:51

by Kamara. Erwin is through, this is

the opportunity that they wanted.

0:33:510:33:54

Kilmarnock with a chance. Well,

Elliott Parish came out to present

0:33:540:34:00

the target and did just enough, but

Jones played through Lee Erwin and

0:34:000:34:05

this is the kind of chance you want

and you have to say at the very end

0:34:050:34:10

it was pretty tame. He knew it.

McKenzie has made a great run.

0:34:100:34:17

That's going to be a red card. He's

been booked already. It's a second

0:34:170:34:23

yellow. The red card for O'Dea, sent

off with seven minutes to go. Second

0:34:230:34:28

red card of the season. Sent off

against St Johnstone with seven

0:34:280:34:34

minutes to go, as he takes down

number seven, which is not lucky for

0:34:340:34:38

him, and Dundee are down to ten.

0:34:380:34:45

him, and Dundee are down to ten.

Alan Power, had a little bit of it

0:34:450:34:47

but too straight, and easy takes for

Elliott Parish. Dundee seeking their

0:34:470:34:51

first clean sheet in the league this

season. Under pressure now. McKenzie

0:34:510:34:58

plays it in, Brophy, hits the

crossbar and Gordon Greer goes up.

0:34:580:35:03

The goalkeeper yelling for it to be

cleared. Brophy almost winning it

0:35:030:35:07

for Kilmarnock. Henry is furious

that the defending. He got himself

0:35:070:35:14

free, but rattled the frame.

0:35:140:35:16

that the defending. He got himself

free, but rattled the frame.

Today

0:35:160:35:18

gave us a good point against a side

that have gone away from home to

0:35:180:35:22

some of the biggest grounds that

we've got to offer and picked up

0:35:220:35:25

points, so I'm pleased with it.

Always want three points, but I

0:35:250:35:29

can't be too harsh on them,

particularly when you are down to

0:35:290:35:32

ten men and they are pushing, so

overall it's uneven night.

The first

0:35:320:35:37

half was pretty much a nonevent. The

second half opened a bullet orbit

0:35:370:35:41

and obviously we're disappointed

that we missed one great 111 near

0:35:410:35:46

the end and Brophy came off the

bench and had a good header that hit

0:35:460:35:49

the crossbar. We may be feeling a

bit hard done by, that we could have

0:35:490:35:53

mixed the three points.

I like to

talk up Scottish football but

0:35:530:35:57

probably the worst game I've seen so

far this season. Neil McCann won't

0:35:570:36:00

care because after five straight

defeats he finally gets a point.

0:36:000:36:05

Yeah, it wasn't a classic but they

can take positives from the game.

0:36:050:36:08

They got a clean sheet and stopped

the rot and after losing five

0:36:080:36:21

the rot and after losing five games

in a row, any point will do, no

0:36:210:36:23

matter how you get

0:36:230:36:24

in a row, any point will do, no

matter how you get it.

0:36:240:36:24

in a row, any point will do, no

matter how you get it.

Brophy and

0:36:240:36:24

the substitutes almost made the day.

You heard Steve Clarke saying there

0:36:240:36:27

will be a little bit disappointed

but keep an eye on the Erwin that

0:36:270:36:30

wins the header at the near post and

he drives all the weight of the

0:36:300:36:33

park. No challenge whatsoever from

the Dundee players. Scott Allan

0:36:330:36:37

eventually tracks it back. Get the

good first touch. A little bit of

0:36:370:36:40

composure, slide in between the

legs. This is literally after that

0:36:400:36:46

move, he then gets a second chance,

but he chokes his shot a little bit.

0:36:460:36:51

Right after the sending off, there

is a meant Brophy with the chance.

0:36:510:36:55

He's marked here, Kammy care gets

blocked off by runners. He has to do

0:36:550:37:05

better.

It doesn't get any easier

for Dundee. The

0:37:050:37:09

better.

It doesn't get any easier

for Dundee. The next match is at

0:37:090:37:11

home to Rangers. Admittedly Rangers

lost this weekend but stalled off

0:37:110:37:14

and there's a huge on the McGann's

hands.

Exactly, but they will fancy

0:37:140:37:20

themselves against Rangers at home.

Hamilton beat them, so there's no

0:37:200:37:24

reason they can't go and win the

game.

As for Kilmarnock, they are on

0:37:240:37:28

a great run. We've raged about -- we

have raved about Steve Clarke's

0:37:280:37:33

changes. His only defeat has been at

home.

He's had five games, four away

0:37:330:37:41

from home. It's an historical

problem that Kilmarnock had, that

0:37:410:37:46

they've not been able to pick up

enough points at home and I'm pretty

0:37:460:37:49

sure that's something he will be

desperate to overturn in the next

0:37:490:37:53

few games he has at Rugby Park.

One

thing you've say about Kilmarnock,

0:37:530:37:58

they have had this good run of form

and they have a very subtle starting

0:37:580:38:02

XI. That will help them.

It did,

they looked very organised, clean

0:38:020:38:07

sheet for them is a bonus in the

last 15 or 20 minutes they looked

0:38:070:38:10

the more likely team to score.

0:38:100:38:16

Now to the match that

kicked the weekend off.

0:38:160:38:18

The Celtic bandwagon

rolling into Dingwall.

0:38:180:38:20

Could Owen Coyle's Ross County

do anything to resist

0:38:200:38:22

Brendan Rodgers' invincibles?

0:38:220:38:23

Commentary from Liam McLeod.

0:38:230:38:25

Commentary from Liam McLeod.

0:38:250:38:27

Ross County were made to sweat. Owen

Coyle more than content to send out

0:38:270:38:33

the same team. Same again for

Celtic, two is the aim in the Uefa

0:38:330:38:41

domestic chart, in what would be a

64th successive match without loss.

0:38:410:38:47

Up towards Dembele, who hit a

hat-trick for Lee Fitch's U21 side

0:38:470:38:53

during the break against their

Slovenian counterparts. Here's

0:38:530:38:59

Keilor-Dunn, a nice little ball

through. The former Celtic trainee

0:38:590:39:05

trying to get on it, made Gordon

looked lively. Just one Ross County

0:39:050:39:12

win in 19 league meetings, with

Celtic.

0:39:120:39:19

Celtic. It's Keilor-Dunn. Not the

worst effort in the world. Could

0:39:190:39:26

potentially have taken a touch here.

0:39:260:39:29

A lovely ball. Callum McGregor. It

is taken away from him, just as he

0:39:380:39:44

was pulling the trigger. Not too

many appeals for a penalty, though

0:39:440:39:51

McGregor is having a word with the

referee here.

0:39:510:39:58

referee here. Routers with the final

touch on the Celtic player and he

0:39:580:40:02

may feel hard done by --

0:40:020:40:03

Celtic of won all six of their away

Premiership matches so far.

0:40:070:40:10

Conceding just once, Alexander

Gogic, a consolation goal for

0:40:100:40:17

Hamilton. Dembele putting pressure

on McCarey. Adomah Carey was

0:40:170:40:23

deceived by its, got no man's land,

that's for sure. In four McGregor

0:40:230:40:31

and its loose. Helped end 60 years

of Italian World Cup qualification

0:40:310:40:42

at the weekend, with Sweden. No

advantage given by Nick Walsh. It's

0:40:420:40:49

Dembele and it's comfortable for

McCarey. Dundee were the last team

0:40:490:40:55

to keep Celtic out domestically, a

0-0 draw on the 5th of April, 2016.

0:40:550:41:02

Owen Coyle at the moment is doing a

fine job of frustrating the

0:41:020:41:05

champions. It's Routis with the free

kick. Easy enough for Craig Gordon.

0:41:050:41:12

Gardyne, a nice flick away. He's

chipped it through here for Schalk.

0:41:180:41:30

There was a controversial spot the

last time these two men met here.

0:41:300:41:36

The clock continuing to kick down.

Armstrong is tripped by O'Brien and

0:41:360:41:43

Celtic have a free kick in a very

testy position. It's Griffiths.

0:41:430:41:53

Griffiths

0:41:530:41:59

Griffiths like -- Griffiths! Just

when Celtic needed a touch of class,

0:41:590:42:04

Leigh Griffiths provides it, with a

trademark free kick. Shades of

0:42:040:42:10

England in June. And it's 1-0 to the

champions. McGregor must have

0:42:100:42:20

thought his team was going to pull

something out of the bag. Suddenly,

0:42:200:42:25

Celtic were going to finish this

off.

0:42:250:42:32

off. I mentioned Dembele's hat-trick

against Slovenia, Olivier Ntcham

0:42:320:42:38

scored a free kick for the French

team in the other match. County just

0:42:380:42:44

can't keep clean sheets. Haven't

managed one at home yet this season.

0:42:440:42:50

Scott Sinclair. He's going to get it

back. They haven't been at their

0:42:500:43:00

free-flowing best, Celtic. It looks

as though it's going to be enough.

0:43:000:43:05

Brendan Rodgers will soon turn his

attention to the Paris St-Germain.

0:43:050:43:18

attention to the Paris St-Germain.

Olivier Ntcham got the flick onto

0:43:180:43:20

it. Can count Ji conjure up an

equaliser? Defensively, they deserve

0:43:200:43:29

it, but they've not really

threatened Craig Gordon about the

0:43:290:43:31

other end. Celtic have lost the

ball. I shout for hand ball against

0:43:310:43:38

Boyata. Nick Walsh has turned a

blind eye to it.

0:43:380:43:42

Boyata. Nick Walsh has turned a

blind eye to it.

We performed ever

0:43:420:43:44

so well during the game, tactically

very disciplined and they are

0:43:440:43:51

wonderful team, carrying all before

them, but we had a very good shape

0:43:510:43:54

against the ball and when we broke

out we carried the thread. We feel

0:43:540:43:58

disappointed not to have had a point

from the game and it's taken, let's

0:43:580:44:04

be honest, a bit of magic to beat

us.

When you come back after an

0:44:040:44:07

international break it's never going

to be what you would like and the

0:44:070:44:12

conditions, the pitch and what of,

it was a difficult pitch today. It

0:44:120:44:16

made that fluency in the game not as

good as what we have been in a lot

0:44:160:44:21

of our games, however you have to

get a result and you have to get out

0:44:210:44:25

of performance and I thought the

players did that today and that bit

0:44:250:44:29

of magic and quality came through in

the end.

The big question for all

0:44:290:44:33

the other sides in the Premiership,

how do you solve a problem like

0:44:330:44:37

Celtic? How did you rate Ross

County's approach?

I thought they

0:44:370:44:42

were excellent, tactically when they

went on position they looked very,

0:44:420:44:45

very good I is.

0:44:450:44:46

went on position they looked very,

very good I is. They made it hard

0:44:460:44:47

for Celtic to break them down. They

kept small gaps in the defence and

0:44:470:44:51

midfield and whenever Celtic got the

ball in the final third they were

0:44:510:44:54

put under massive pressure. They

pressed extremely well. A number of

0:44:540:44:58

examples. This is early on in the

game. The amount of bodies that Ross

0:44:580:45:02

County have back behind the ball in

the final third, here you see Celtic

0:45:020:45:06

probing for gaps, Dembele once it

but Andrew Davis, as it's rolled

0:45:060:45:11

down, he's right on top of him, note

space, no time, that's good

0:45:110:45:15

defending. Another example, Dembele,

give me it, I'll get it on the half

0:45:150:45:20

term, as soon as he takes the

stretch those three of them on him.

0:45:200:45:24

They did it ever so well throughout

the whole game. Celtic lacked a bit

0:45:240:45:29

of wit and imagination. Because the

middle lane was so crowded they

0:45:290:45:33

needed the overlapping wide player,

to force it in the middle with a

0:45:330:45:36

number of bodies and eventually a

lot of attacks fizzled out because

0:45:360:45:40

of how difficult and compact Ross

County were making it for them.

0:45:400:45:44

That's Lustig, the right back, he

has to give summary players from

0:45:440:45:49

Ross County, they want them to try

and go down the middle and they kept

0:45:490:45:53

trying that and Ross County set up

really well. A lot of credit to Ross

0:45:530:45:57

County, that takes concentration and

when you get tired you expect

0:45:570:46:01

eventually Kent Iqbal open up and

they didn't. It was from set play.

0:46:010:46:07

Credit to Celtic,

0:46:070:46:08

they didn't. It was from set play.

Credit to Celtic, they always find a

0:46:080:46:09

way. It seems recently we were

cheering Leigh Griffiths, those last

0:46:090:46:15

free kick goals, until yesterday.

He's a master at these free kicks,

0:46:150:46:23

30 yards out. The thing that

impressed me was the depths he got

0:46:230:46:27

on it. The highest point of the ball

is around, if it ever rolls in,

0:46:270:46:32

yeah, 12 beat in the air. It dips.

It doesn't have a lot of pace on it

0:46:320:46:37

but it dipped. That is technique, a

lot of dip.

How high are the goals?

0:46:370:46:46

Eight feet.

Fantastic. It's a big

week for Celtic, pretty much full

0:46:460:46:51

strength side against Ross County.

They have Paris St-Germain, midweek,

0:46:510:46:55

and the League Cup final next

weekend. Presumably he will play his

0:46:550:46:59

strongest side in always matches.

That is the thing they have got,

0:46:590:47:03

they've got a fantastic starting XI,

but also strength and depth and

0:47:030:47:06

that's been shown at the weekend.

Leigh Griffiths has lost his

0:47:060:47:10

starting place, comes on and Bruce

is worth. They've got a great squad

0:47:100:47:14

and that's what they need for all

0:47:140:47:25

these big games coming up.

It will

be a gruelling week.

No doubt about

0:47:330:47:36

it.

Paris St-Germain and a Cup

Final, it's hardly gruelling!

How

0:47:360:47:38

fresh will they be?

They will want

to give a good account of themselves

0:47:380:47:41

in Paris. What more could you want

as a player?

How much trepidation

0:47:410:47:44

would you feel is a fan?

I think the

game at Celtic Park, Paris

0:47:440:47:47

St-Germain, it's probably one of the

best performances I've ever seen. I

0:47:470:47:49

think they will be a real challenger

for the champions title. Of course

0:47:490:47:52

it's going to be difficult. There's

no doubt about it. But that's why

0:47:520:47:56

Brendan Rodgers has to come up with

a game plan, to mitigate the

0:47:560:48:00

strengths of PSG.

I would prioritise

my selection for Sunday's game

0:48:000:48:05

rather than the midweek game. For me

it's nothing game in the Champions

0:48:050:48:09

League, whereas Sunday...

Nothing

game? I thought you said it was

0:48:090:48:15

mouthwatering.

You don't want an

embarrassing result.

Winning the

0:48:150:48:17

home game, it's the one we need to

do, even drawing that to qualify for

0:48:170:48:24

the Roper, where as if they win on

Sunday I would suggest a Cup Final.

0:48:240:48:28

Now to today's match at Tynecastle.

0:48:280:48:30

After all the doubt and speculation,

the safety inspection was passed

0:48:300:48:32

and the new main stand unveiled.

0:48:320:48:34

A new era for a great old stadium.

0:48:340:48:36

Would it see a Hearts victory

over Partick Thistle?

0:48:360:48:38

Commentary comes from Liam McLeod.

0:48:380:48:40

The old place has had a makeover, a

safety certificate finally arrived

0:48:440:48:48

late yesterday evening and after

months of graphed the new £12

0:48:480:48:53

million Main Stand is ready and it's

an impressive stand. A real step

0:48:530:48:57

forward for Heart of Midlothian. Who

bring back veteran Alan Hughes

0:48:570:49:02

today, after becoming Brittain's

most capped defender during Northern

0:49:020:49:06

Ireland's play-off heartbreak. There

is a welcome return for Diouf as

0:49:060:49:09

well in the middle. Chris Erskine

returns from injury for the Jags and

0:49:090:49:13

replaces Conor Sammon, who can't

play against his training club. This

0:49:130:49:17

will have an won here since 2014. --

Partick Thistle haven't won here

0:49:170:49:24

since 2014. A bit too much pressure

from the Portuguese and Hearts have

0:49:240:49:30

free kick in a very promising area.

Lafferty and Goncalves are over it.

0:49:300:49:40

A comfortable save for Cerny.

0:49:400:49:43

Just one Thistle win in the last

eight meetings between these two

0:49:490:49:52

sides. If it comes from Brandon.

Here's Lafferty. He had his back to

0:49:520:50:03

goal, he got the shot away. Perhaps

just lost his bearings a bit there

0:50:030:50:10

did Lafferty, who played Northern

Ireland's first leg, Aaron Hughes

0:50:100:50:14

played the second. A clean sheet but

ultimately the point in Switzerland.

0:50:140:50:21

ultimately the point in Switzerland.

-- ultimate disappointment in

0:50:210:50:22

Switzerland. That's Berra's header,

off the line but referee wasn't

0:50:220:50:29

happy with the clambering of

Christophe Berra. And Adam Bogdan.

0:50:290:50:37

Christophe Berra. And Adam Bogdan.

-- Barton will stop a late goal

0:50:370:50:41

denied this all the points in their

last visit here at the end of April.

0:50:410:50:46

Lafferty losing out, a bit of afters

which is going on out of vision

0:50:460:50:51

right now. Hearts want it back. Mrs

Milinkovic. In he goes. -- this is

0:50:510:51:00

Milinkovic. In he goes. He's been

brought into the starting XI for

0:51:000:51:04

Hearts today. Goncalves.

0:51:040:51:13

Hearts today. Goncalves. Away by

Devine. Hughes has lost sight of it

0:51:130:51:15

and here goes Storey. Not quite.

Aaron Hughes heaves a big sigh of

0:51:150:51:21

relief. Miles Storey has pasted

back. He didn't have the finish to

0:51:210:51:27

match though.

0:51:270:51:28

Hearts know a win would take them

back into the top six.

0:51:340:51:44

back into the top six. It's a boost

to have a Cameroonian back. It's

0:51:440:51:48

Gonsalves, it's into the far corner

and the new Main Stand feeds its

0:51:480:51:54

first goal, scored by the man who

scored at the old stand at the end

0:51:540:52:01

of last season and perhaps that is

fitting, as Gonsalves scores a goal

0:52:010:52:08

similar to the one he scored against

Kilmarnock. A couple of defeats

0:52:080:52:13

across the railway at Murrayfield,

before returning to their spiritual

0:52:130:52:16

home. A hand ball by Adam Barton,

who has already been booked.

0:52:160:52:24

Deliberate hand ball, right in front

of the referee. He clearly gave the

0:52:240:52:28

free kick for that offence. Barton

perhaps can feel a little fortunate

0:52:280:52:36

that the referee hasn't booked him

for that one as well. In from Cowie.

0:52:360:52:44

The Jags managed to spoon it away.

That's Brandon. He's got it in

0:52:440:52:51

forward, the Gonsalves. It's three

defeats on the bounce for Hearts

0:52:510:52:56

right now. The derby across the city

before the defeats at the home of

0:52:560:53:04

Scottish rugby. Desperate for three

points. A hand ball. Against

0:53:040:53:11

Stockton.

0:53:110:53:14

In towards the final five minutes of

the game at Tynecastle. Thistle try

0:53:170:53:25

and smell out a point. Doolan! And

it's 1-1!

0:53:250:53:32

This all really need a goal, it's

normally Kris Doolan vaped turn two

0:53:380:53:42

and you can see why -- when Partick

Thistle need a goal. So deadly in

0:53:420:53:48

and you can see why -- when Partick

Thistle need a goal. So deadly in

0:53:480:53:49

that kind of position.

I'm

disappointed, obviously out like to

0:53:490:53:52

have won the match today. I thought

we did enough to win it without

0:53:520:53:56

being brilliant. Then when I got

back in afterwards and saw the goal

0:53:560:54:00

was offside and also it's a hand

ball, then that makes me feel even

0:54:000:54:04

more miserable.

I thought we'd get

another chance, we have the best

0:54:040:54:07

chance in the first half. I felt the

starting position was very good and

0:54:070:54:15

cut a lot of things out, but we kept

them at arm's links for most of the

0:54:150:54:20

game.

After all the build-up about

this game, safety inspections, all

0:54:200:54:23

the rest of it, the match itself was

a bit of a damp squib?

I think the

0:54:230:54:31

romantic notion of them being

returned to Tynecastle and

0:54:310:54:33

everything being Rosie fell flatter

bit, it was a chance to go sixth in

0:54:330:54:37

the league if they'd won and it was

a pretty uninspiring performance.

It

0:54:370:54:41

was pretty uninspiring and suddenly

a goal

0:54:410:54:44

was pretty uninspiring and suddenly

a goal for Hearts, but should it

0:54:440:54:46

have stood?

It's a wonderful finish

from Gonsalves as he cuts in here,

0:54:460:54:51

but I think Kyle Lafferty is just

slightly offside and he's in

0:54:510:54:54

front... You can understand how the

officials don't give it, totally,

0:54:540:55:02

because it's so tight, but he's in

front of Cerny, so is he offside?

0:55:020:55:08

Marginally, but completely

understandable why it wasn't given.

0:55:080:55:10

That's the last three games,

Hearts's goals have come from

0:55:100:55:17

moments of magic. It's not as if

they are opening teams up and

0:55:170:55:20

creating lots of chances, but they

are scoring very good goals, but you

0:55:200:55:24

can't expect that every week.

Still

initially the style of play.

The

0:55:240:55:29

game was pretty poor, no doubt about

that and everything is not going to

0:55:290:55:33

just fix itself by going back to

Tynecastle. More fundamental...

I

0:55:330:55:38

the pitch, nobody should be on that

pitch. The pitch looked dodgy.

There

0:55:380:55:43

were a couple of lines on it but

Tynecastle now is a fantastic

0:55:430:55:48

stadium. It looked tremendous and

once the stadium is fully finished

0:55:480:55:51

they've got a tremendous home,

Hearts.

Let's talk about Hearts more

0:55:510:55:57

in a second, what about the

equaliser, Kris Doolan's goal?

0:55:570:56:02

Hearts are going to feel aggrieved,

you heard Craig Lavigne talking

0:56:020:56:05

about a potential hand ball. It is

difficult to say definitively what

0:56:050:56:09

happens. There are so many players

looking at off but it looks as if it

0:56:090:56:14

comes off Devine's elbow. It's a

wonderful finish.

I don't think you

0:56:140:56:21

knows anything about it, if the ball

is going to break in the box. A

0:56:210:56:25

great point for Partick Thistle, a

much better point for them than for

0:56:250:56:28

Hearts.

A string of matches coming

up at Tynecastle for Hearts but no

0:56:280:56:33

immediate bounce in terms of this

Tynecastle effect but I suppose

0:56:330:56:37

everybody at Hearts was looking for.

You would hope that you get a number

0:56:370:56:41

of games at home, that things will

pick up but I've seen it before, if

0:56:410:56:46

the football is so poor and you are

not creating chances than it could

0:56:460:56:50

actually be the reverse, where a

nervousness from the stands that

0:56:500:56:54

feeds on the park. Hearts are not in

a great position at the moment on

0:56:540:56:58

the pitch. Off the park things are

going fantastic. They need

0:56:580:57:06

going fantastic. They need to get a

better style, some more results on

0:57:060:57:08

the pitch.

I don't experienced a

week in

0:57:080:57:10

the pitch.

I don't experienced a

week in Scottish football where so

0:57:100:57:11

much attention is focused on on

safety expections! How much of a

0:57:110:57:14

farce has this been?

It seems as if

Altima cleaves been left up to the

0:57:140:57:18

council and Hearts and they are

quite happy to leave it as long as

0:57:180:57:22

possible, they want the game on. --

it seems as if ultimately it's been

0:57:220:57:26

left up to the Council of hearts.

The lead should have -- the league

0:57:260:57:32

should have stepped in, it seemed to

drag on and on. The game has gone

0:57:320:57:37

ahead.

15 minutes late.

15 minutes

late but when you look at the bigger

0:57:370:57:42

picture it's a great stadium, the

game has gone ahead and that's the

0:57:420:57:46

most important thing.

Why didn't

Partick Thistle play in yellow and

0:57:460:57:52

red?

You did say why were they

wearing...

Mischief maker! And you

0:57:520:57:58

very much indeed.

0:57:580:58:02

All that leaves the Ladbrokes

Premiership table looking like this.

0:58:020:58:04

Celtic extend their lead at the top

of the table to six points.

0:58:040:58:07

Motherwell two points

behind Rangers.

0:58:070:58:09

Dundee remain bottom of the table.

0:58:090:58:16

The football story never ends.

0:58:160:58:17

We're back with Sportscene Extra

tomorrow lunchtime, as we debate

0:58:170:58:19

all the stories directly with you.

0:58:190:58:21

Join us at 1 o'clock at the BBC

Sport Scotland Facebook page.

0:58:210:58:24

Until then, from all of us

on the Sportscene team, goodnight.

0:58:240:58:27

Highlights of the weekend's Scottish Premiership action. In Saturday's lunchtime kick-off, Owen Coyle's Ross County host Brendan Rodger's Celtic in Dingwall. Then Aberdeen welcome Motherwell to Pittodrie and Hamilton make the short journey to Govan to face Rangers at Ibrox. Elsewhere, it's Hibs v St Johnstone at Easter Road and Dundee against Kilmarnock at Dens Park. Then on Sunday, Hearts and Partick Thistle are scheduled to meet in the first match at Tynecastle since the redevelopment of the main stand. Introduced by Jonathan Sutherland.


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