24/11/2013 Sportscene


24/11/2013

Jonathan Sutherland introduces highlights of the weekend's matches in the new SPFL Scottish Premiership, with comment on and analysis of the week's main talking points.


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Snodgrass fancies it. Tim Howard is equal to it. Just one Scottish

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Premiership game at the weekend saw St Mirren beat Ross County by 2-1.

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Scotland finds the net totally against the run of play! Very good

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opposition. What a week it has been and what a weekend. Tonight, we

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bring you the essence of football. The agony, the ecstasy and the

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teenage sensation lighting up Scottish football right now. Billy

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Dodds and Michael Stewart join me in the studio. Aberdeen had lost their

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last 16 week matches in Glasgow's East End. At Celtic Park for us was

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the McLeod. Commons and Samaras are back. Kris Commons has scored three

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against the Dons. Aberdeen are without the injured Flood and

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suspended Thomson. Hector moves into midfield.

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The Irish man is back in the Aberdeen team today. He did not know

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too much about that. Ambrose is dominating the situation. A good run

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from him. Very good, he just did not have the finish to match. Forgiven

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for getting a nose bleed then. Right into the Aberdeen penalty area.

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Izaguirre, Samaras. Celtic working to preserve their unbeaten record.

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Langfield makes a save in unorthodox fashion. He scooped it away. Since

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their last league win here, Aberdeen, it is 16 games and 16

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defeats against Celtic. Not their favourite fixture. Commons turns it

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into the net! It is a cheap call from an Aberdeen point of view but

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Kris Commons scores yet again against Aberdeen. They are his

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favourite opposition. Nine minutes from the interval, it is the

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champions who strike first. Cons are dying, Zola. It is turned in. Begin!

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-- Niall McGinn in first-half stoppage time draws Aberdeen level.

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Forster did not get the, Naill McGinn did. Celtic have started the

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second half very well. They are bright. Ledley goes down. He wants a

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penalty but he is not getting one. Izaguirre appealed one in the first

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half. Good backflip from Kris Commons. The Dons have been so well

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organised to date. Lately! -- lately. -- Ledley. Samaras goes all

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the way through. The goalkeeper was beaten but the Celtic Park would

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work denies Celtic going in front. Kris Commons. It is a terrific save

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from Langfield. He has been on the receiving end so often at Celtic

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Park. He has won here before but that was with Dundee. That is the

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tremendous piece of goalkeeping. Izaguirre. McGinn. What a save from

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Forster that was. Right at the end of the match here. Naill McGinn must

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have thought he had won it for Aberdeen. Forster bought the

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slightest touch onto it. The Charlie Mulgrew corner kick. Derek

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Boerrigter has turned it in and has surely won the game for Celtic. The

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Dutch man with his first goal for the club. It is a devastated

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Aberdeen now. Samaras. Celtic looking for another one just to put

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icing on the cake. The Aberdeen fans dotted up the other side of the

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ground. -- batted. Celtic could have lost this game but in 93 minutes

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they have put in a third goal. The unbeaten run continues. Kris

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Commons. We did very well. We dominated the game in PDF 's. We had

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a good response in the second half. Over all I think we thoroughly

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deserved our win against the very resolute Aberdeen team. It was

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nothing against the players. It was not quality that undone us. It was

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determination that defeated us today. We have to make sure it is

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our team who win the game. I could Neil Lennon was talking about his

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goalkeeper. I think he was culpable here. It is a ball he cannot win.

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This is something Fraser Forster struggles with at times. That was a

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wonder save. It is a great save, is it not? That is world-class. It is

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amazing how somebody of his height struggles sometimes. He does not

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handle cross balls or high balls. He is six foot four, he is world-class

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at stopping it. Yesterday they could have gone 2-1 down. He is still a

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great goalkeeper but has to get better at the cross balls. There

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have been some nightmare situations at Celtic Park. There were a lot of

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good moments. This man is good, he clears the area. This is the first

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goal where he comes. He clears the box. He could have reacted quicker

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they are. With this strike, quite a few good few moments in the game.

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This one with Kris Commons through on goal. He gets a good touch on

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that. This one, I am just not sure. He has put it into the middle of

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goal in injury time. He good maybe get it further away. The game is

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already finished. I think we are talking about them because of the

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high standards this is in. They have been excellent, the two of them.

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There were great saves yesterday but some sloppiness as well. Obviously

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Aberdeen are looking at the long-term project. We are talking

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about the stability and balance to the playing side. They are having a

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good season. A couple of dodgy results in the past couple of weeks

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but overall the Aberdeen situation is in a much better place. Because

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that will feel sore, he could have got something out of that. Celtic

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are still unbeaten in the league. That is impressive in itself. Very

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impressive. It is difficult to continue to get yourself up for

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these games. Champions' League games deal with themselves but to be at

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this situation in the league is impressive. In the United and

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Partick Thistle have been this season's intervenors. -- Dundee

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United. That is wonderful! Dundee United are

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unchanged from the impressive win at Motherwell. Thistle lost 3-0 against

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St Mirren. The first start for Jordan McMillan.

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The chance of an opening goal. Inside two minutes, Dundee United

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are ahead! A wonderful move. The finish was clinical. Gary

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Mackay-Steven taking this well and drilling it back past Scott Fox.

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Jeff G, Osborne ahead of him. -- Cifci. That is heavy from Balatoni.

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He is getting a yellow card. He was late with his tackle. Armstrong. It

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is a great ball through. Gary Mackay-Steven for the second. He

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chipped setup. Clears it off the line. Excellent defending. Great

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play by Partick Thistle. Onto Forbes. Forbes brilliantly away from

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Wilson. That is a good call by the referee. He tried to block it and

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his arm came up. You can see the arm out. Thistle have a chance equalise.

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Muirhead. That is a calmly struck penalty from Aaron Muirhead. Gold.

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What a finish from Andrew Robertson. Dundee United back ahead. He

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hammered it across the goalkeeper. What a finish. Armstrong. Knocked

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away. Down to John Rankin. Off the base of the post. What a great shot.

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Balatoni has to be careful. He has taken him down. He is off. Gary

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Mackay-Steven one way and then the other. Intercepted. Gary

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Mackay-Steven, this 43-1. It is another good finish for Gary

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Mackay-Steven. Then the United with another classy goal. Thistle are

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beaten. This could be perfect for Brian Graham on his birthday. His

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first Dundee United goal is his present to himself. All four than

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the United goals have been set up by the youngster. They have taken

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advantage of Thistle being down to ten men. They finished top class.

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That was a bad tackle. Stuart Bannigan is refusing to go to the

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referee, that will not help his cause. The referee takes a look, it

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is a red card. And the referee decided that was a red card.

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Are you concerned you were only one up at the break? Yes, that gives us

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a lift in the match. The 20 minute they came into it, they get a

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penalty which was disappointed. They had -- they had our tails up, but we

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showed good character to come back and to get a win we fully deserved.

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You mentioned in the press this week you have free-flowing football and

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another debuts in four goals, what do you have to do? We are working on

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the back four every day and we will keep working away.

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I would watch Dundee United over Barcelona any day of the week. How

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was that from the wunderkind? The nominal. The watching the highlights

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and you cannot eulogise about the guy enough -- you are watching.

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Close control, awareness, for somebody so young, it is

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frightening. And he is always in space coming he knows how to get

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away from players. And now when he gets on the ball, he is attracting

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so many opposition players that it is opening up space for the

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opposition and for his team-mates. Through balls, creating goals,

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creating and scoring, great player. He has a special ability to see

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things before anyone else. It is natural and I would not like to be

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playing against Dundee United at the moment. Gary Mackay-Steven,

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Armstrong, and we do talk about those things because we would love

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to what them. It is the other side. -- to watch them. They struggled

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early in the season but since they put Rankin in, other players have

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struggled. Rankin has helped free the boys up and they are taking

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teams to the cleaners. How difficult is it to handle this kind of talent

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as a manager? He was not binding pockets where there were plenty of

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space -- bases available. -- spaces. Do you nurture that talent and make

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sure he does not play too many games? United are so strong in that

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forward area that they can afford to pull him out of games. He might

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beginning a rest. The swagger is summed up by this moment from

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Souter, such a highly rated defender and this says everything. Confidence

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is blowing and it is great to see. You enjoyed these things. --

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blowing. Dundee are 18 supporters will love to watch. -- ATEAM.

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The time for talking was over as Terry Butcher began in earnest as

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the manager of Hibs. More from Terry Butcher later, but

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all is not lost yet for Hearts. Victory at Aberdeen before the

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international rake keeping alive the hope that relegation can be avoided.

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-- the international rake. On the field, Callum Paterson and Ryan

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Stevenson their best chance to get goals. Ross County looking for a

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win, on a run of three straight defeats.

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It was a vital game for both clubs as they strive towards premiership

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survival. It was a 330 mile round trip and everybody inside Tynecastle

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had their moneys worth. -- money 's with. County did not win in the

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league since beating Aberdeen at the tawdry and they were gifted a goal

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in the first half. This perfect pass to Graham Carey. He could scarcely

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believe his good fortune and took all advantage with a clinical

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finish. -- all advantage. The lead lasted five minutes, this corner

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eventually falling to Callum Paterson. A fine finish by the young

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striker allowed space and time for this volley. Jamie Walker was

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proving to be a thorn in the Ross County defence. On this occasion,

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the captain Richard Brittain wrestled him to the ground, getting

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a yellow card to have consequences later in the game. Chances again for

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Ross County, it to refit effort from Quinn. -- a great effort. Ball was

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clearly not crossing the goal line. Then another effort, the Dutch

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striker given an opportunity here. Jamie McDonald saved the day. One

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final chance in the opening period for Ross County. Gary Glen setting

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up Quinn, but Hearts County -- but the Hearts keeper came out on top.

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They found their way out on top early in the second-half will stop

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Glen set up his team-mate. But Melvin De Leeuw fired the ball home

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from 16 yards. Nine defenders around the 18 yard box for Hearts but still

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De Leeuw had time to control the ball before firing home. Then a

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pivotal moment, eight challenge on Walker by Richard Brittain. -- a

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challenge. And a second yellow card and an early bath. Little doubt in

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the mind of the referee about the decision. And with three minutes

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left, Hearts made an extra man pay off. This had from Danny Wilson

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ended up in the back of the net. -- header. Ryan Stevenson and Brian

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Maclean challenged for the ball that went in off the post. Another chance

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for Hearts in stoppage time, Callum Paterson with the header, which came

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off the crossbar and this shot was wide of target. So close to a winner

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at one point it -- but one point each after an alternating afternoon

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at Tynecastle. -- and exciting afternoon. It has

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been a difficult season but if we can eradicate our past couple of

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games, we have a chance because they did not have to work too hard today.

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Our best performance of the season so far, offensively and defensively

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we were good, because Hearts put a lot of balls into the box like they

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do. Overall, it horrific -- a great afternoon for Scottish book all.

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It seems Hearts are making problems for themselves that they do not

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need. Making defensive mistakes that have been punished throughout the

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season. We have highlighted this, the first goal, terrible mistake.

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Plenty of time and space, no opposition. They have options. He

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tries to play it to the right back and he passes it straight to the

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Ross County player. The second goal, defensively, nine players around the

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box. They do not clear it, they are not mocking anybody. It is not good

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defensive work and they are getting punished. -- marking. It is a great

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finish, take nothing away from Ross County, but poor defending when you

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have nine in the box. And there is this incident, why does he not play

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it back to the centre half rather than the goalkeeper? That was more

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fortunate. It has happened throughout the season for Hearts

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that they have been punished with. We see this with Saint Mirren,

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nobody! These are against teams they have been competing with at the

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bottom of the table. To get out of trouble, they have to make sure they

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are defeating teams. At Kilmarnock, simple straight ball up the pitch

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should and Kris Boyd does the damage. -- up the pitch. Hearts were

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better going forward and created opportunities, 20 of goalmouth

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action, and a what of positives. -- plenty. Surely they need to be doing

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something special to be getting the points rather than what they are

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doing and making mistakes? After watching the game, I am more

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confident they have the possibility to get out of trouble. Offensively,

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they looked a lot better. At the start of the season, you wondered

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whether goals would come from without a street -- without a

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strike. I think they have a chance. You want offensive and defensive and

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if they can sort it out at the back, they will score goals. They have got

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it down to 12 points now and four wins and that has not been the case

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for a lot of the season, so they are hanging in. Christmas comes early

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next weekend with a fourth round of the Scottish cup. We will be keeping

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you abreast of Abe breathless Saturday afternoon -- a breathless.

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And on Saturday night, a round-up of the highlights of the day 's action.

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And it gets even better on Sunday afternoon. We live at Tynecastle as

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Celtic faced 2012 winners Hearts. And we are back again on Sunday

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night with more highlights to round off the weekend.

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Hibs finally got their man, would we see a different game with Terry

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Butcher in charge? After a two match ban, he took his place in the dugout

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away to St Mirren. A 10th manager in 16 years for Hibs.

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Terry Butcher is the new man at the helm. Just one change. St Mirren

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skipper missing and replaced in midfield. The first Hibs selection

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for Terry Butcher sees a couple of players dropped.

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Four straight defeats for Hibs. They need an improvement and quickly.

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Kenny McLean. Steven Thomson! What a chance after 2.5 minutes to open the

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scoring. And he cannot quite believe that he has not taken this chance.

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He took a couple of touches but he took too long.

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A bit of room for handling. Back after a long absence. A flashing

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header from Collins, an early replacement. And that is progress

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for Hibs, and effort on target. -- and effort. -- an effort.

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The cross is deflected. Collins! Down goes Collins, looking for a

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penalty. And no joy. The referee turns down the appeal. Was their

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contact? It certainly looks like it. -- was their contact. This is a good

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shout for a penalty, not given. Kenny McLean 's corner. And it goes

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off the line. Not good defensively from Hibs. Maclean is prompting.

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That is a good all in. -- ball. That is a good strong left hand from Ben

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Williams. The initial threat was dealt with. And the goalkeeper

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wrapped the ball that time. -- wrapped. Still goalless in Paisley.

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That was tenacious stuff. Deflection. And straight in to the

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gloves of Williams. He tries to turn away from Foster.

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That was a great strike! And the head in hands held you everything

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from the St Mirren midfielder. It was close.

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Early in the season, those games we would not have come away with any

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point so that is important, and it takes is the six out of seven

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undefeated. So that is very good momentum. For me, they all he heroes

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because they are under massive pressure having lost four and coming

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to a team that has won five out of six. -- they all heroes. There is a

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lot of pressure and everybody is expecting miracles so it is not

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revolution as evolution. I think it is fair to say that under

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Pat Fenlon Hibernian where a bit flaky at times. What do you think of

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Terry Butcher? Yes, they have to build confidence. You can see

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throughout the first half they were not sure. Every single one of them,

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they improved by second half. Hibernian were the second -- the

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better team in the second half. They took the game to St Mirren. The work

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ethic was the and that is where Terry Butcher is starting. It is

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slow progress but the confidence will come and then the results will

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come. You were never convinced by Pat Fenlon, is Terry Butcher the man

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for you? If he does what he did that Inverness the fans will not be

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complaining. He is going to make them hard to beat and getting things

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right off the ball, as time progresses they will get things

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right on the ball. I thought with this, the sun was in my eyes, I was

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at the other end, but I received a text from a BBC colleague who said

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it was never a penalty. That was Richard Gordon. It was never given.

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I think that was a penalty. Regardless of weight it is on the

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pitch you have to give a free kick Audie penalty. -- weighed it is. And

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that Rugby Park. Things have been difficult for the Kilmarnock

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manager. With Darren Barr and Jackson Irvin suspended, youngsters

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Johnstone and Slater, then. -- come in. Paul Lawson and McFadden

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returned to midfield for Motherwell. All are getting into a fine goal. It

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is Moors and an early chance beer for Motherwell. Kilmarnock just not

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able to clear the lines. Moo unable to punish them. This man has done

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well. It is a good all in. So is Moors. You are looking for the

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striker to hit the target. Lawson. Moore is in again. Craig Moore is

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finding the openings in the Kilmarnock rearguard. There is the

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header. There is care. Sutton. A great save from Sampson. To deny

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John Sutton. Concerning times for Alan Johnson at the moment. Can dine

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linking well with Boyd. Still Boyd. That shot is tidied away by Nielsen.

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Cleared away by McManus. That is a good delivery. Aims worth is looking

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for support in the centre. Good delivery back in by bikers and

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Sutton opens the scoring for Motherwell. Ten minutes into the

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second half. It is the goal of the season and Kilmarnock are exposed

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again. Great counter attack by the visitors. A lovely shimmy of the

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feet and into wards Boyd. Parried by Nielsen. Tess Salah and it still

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will not go for Allan Johnston's side. A touch by Michael Gardyne.

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Here is Boyd. That should have been the equaliser. Kris Boyd knows he

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should have done better. Eagle leading myths from the Scotland

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striker. -- E bleeding mess. -- a glaring miss. And that ties up the

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win for Motherwell with two wins remaining. Everybody is really

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frustrated because once again it is the same problems. In the second

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half we have got to defend better. There is not the lot in this

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division. If you defend well and are properly organised we have the team

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who can create goals. We are pleased with a really good the's work. A

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good day for Motherwell. We were talking about the frailties of

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Kilmarnock. They are a club who have suffered this season defensively.

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When you make the -- mistakes like they are you will get punished.

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Young Johnson is highlighted, picking up Sutton, that is a

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mismatch. Seeing that they live someone near, it is not where he

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wants to be. Roles reversed. I am the same. We are having a go at

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defenders tonight. We do not want to be harsh on young or harder but he

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has got to learn quickly. He did not have his best they. He has come into

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the team that are not performing. These are elementary mistakes you do

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not want to see anybody making. It is difficult to step in to a team

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that is not performing well. Here is a nice beach. With experience you

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know how to handle that situation better. Every week we talk here

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about exasperation and here being ruled out in terms of defensive

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problems this team has got, what do you think? He works hard. He has

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gone the year to a club that is in a bit of turmoil. It is hard to get

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results. If he does not get results the punters turn on him. He should

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be given time. He has proven he is a good manager. He will get it right

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if he is given time. The punters are giving him a hard time but it is not

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all his fault. Speaking of Kenny Shiels, we continue managerless at

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Inverness. Yesterday it was Duncan Shearer who took the side for the

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visit of St Johnstone. St Johnstone would be a tough nut to crack. The

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Perth side on a format running when. -- four match running win. The first

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proper match of the post-butcher either. It was pretty much business

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as usual. A goal for Inverness. His 10th Premiership strike of the

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season. Good work here with the cross and Mackay doing what he does

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best. Perhaps that full-time job would not be so bad after all. Aaron

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Doran the next to try his luck. As force in Johnstone, after the recent

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run of stunning form, Hasselbank and may at the best. Nothing wrong with

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the cutting-edge of Billy McKay. He got a shot on target but Alan

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McManus made the save. A well rounded performance from Inverness,

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by no means a classic but they were the better side. This chance was

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squandered to make it 2-0. As for Inverness, not bad for a rudderless

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ship. The win might have been more comfortable but three points

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nonetheless and Inverness Caledonian Thistle stay within sight of league

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leaders Celtic. That man again, Billy McKay, he's caused when he

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wants but I wish he would score more! We were hanging on at 1-0 to

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be fair to St Johnstone. They put us under pressure. If we can restrict

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teams like St Johnstone from getting balls into the box we have done

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something with our style of play. It was not poor effort or attitude just

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that we lacked a little bit of attitude today. -- lacked quality.

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Kenny Shiels is the hot tip for the Inverness manager hot seat. You are

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right, he does not want the pressure. He has been the before. In

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terms of managerial, who knows, it is being kept under wraps. I think

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they have gone about it in the right way in terms of not letting anything

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leaked out. I think the club have handled it well and they will get

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the right manager. It is a difficult one to call. It is unusual in

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football, it has been kept quiet. If he keeps winning they will meet

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Duncan Shearer keep the job or do you think it is Kenny Shiels? It is

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difficult to say because it has been kept quiet. The chairman is the only

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one who will know. Is Kenny Shiels the perfect fit? There are loads out

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there. Kenny Shiels you could see, Craig Levein has the right stature.

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Kenny Shiels knows all be players. There are positives for a few

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candidates. I think Kenny Cameron has done it exactly right, take your

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time and get the right man. And as we can see from the Scottish

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Premiership table Inverness Caley Thistle stay five points behind

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Celtic. Aberdeen slip to fifth place. Hearts are now 12 points

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behind Kilmarnock at the bottom. Time now for a quickly at the back

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pages tomorrow. Toiling Milan on brink of crisis ahead of Celtic game

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says the Scotsman. They drew 1-1 with Genoa on Tuesday night.

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Balotelli not looking very happy about things. When is he ever? He

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missed the penalty, that is why he is unhappy. I do not think Celtic

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have anything to fear. Celtic have handled themselves better this

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season. The results have not been as good but they deserve to be at this

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stage now. I am confident they will get a win. Here is an expectation

:44:56.:45:01.

now that Celtic will go out and perhaps beat Milan? We know what can

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happen at Parkhead. They have to, it is the only chance to go and beat

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Milan. Take it to the last game. We have said all along it would be a

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tight group, Barcelona against everybody really. Celtic have got

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every chance to go and win it. Thank you very much. That is your lot this

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week. The Scottish Premiership takes a winter nap next weekend which

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means we get a double dollop of Sportscene highlights on Saturday

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and Sunday night. Join us for all of that. Good night.

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