26/01/2014 Sportscene


26/01/2014

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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Good evening. Welcome to Sportscene. We spruced the place up a bit, as

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can you see. But some things stay the same, the best professional

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football Scotland has to offer and the pundits couldn't be improved

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upon, Pat nefb and Michael O'Neill join us -- Nevin. Celtic are

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determined to stretch their unbeaten run. Hibs determined to bounce back

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after defeat last weekend. Neil Lennon coming face to face with

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Terry Butcher. The last time Celtic were at Easter Road, Pat Fernon was

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still manager of Hibs. Hibs without injured Ryan McGivern.

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Four changes including the return of Alex Harris. A first start for Sam

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Stanton. ( Oh, mistake and mix up between

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Forster and Nelson. Kris Commons makes them pay.

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Eight minutes played, 1-0 Celtic. A 20th goal of the season for Commons.

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It's brilliantly finished off. What a mess at the back for Hibs. It's a

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gift. He hits the deck. The referee Craig

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Thompson was very close and said no. Collins looks aghast here.

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There's the contact. No penalty. Good strike. Beaten away by Forster.

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It came off Van Dijk. It was heading goalwards. It was cleared in the end

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by Izaguirre. Izaguirre didn't like that challenge

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from Collins. Disappointed there not to be working

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goalkeeper Forster. A lovely bit of skill which worked the opening. He's

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caught the eye for Terry Butcher's team.

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Zoubir flicked it in. It's claw add way by Forster. It looked as if he

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was -- clawed away by Forster. That's another wonderful effort.

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This time on the left foot. This is a good save. It bounced just in

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front of the Celtic keeper. Good turn. Good hit! Wonder save

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Fraser Forster. This looked to be heading in from

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Stanton. What a strike, matched by the save.

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Handball given. I think Hibs reckoned Samaras was offside. The

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free kick and the booking for that handball.

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Van Dijk, oh, something special! No goalkeeper was keeping this out. A

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cracker from Van Dijk. 2-0. Now Celtic a lot more comfortable

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have been with stood the Hibs pressure and then scored.

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Teemu Pukki lines one up and it's gone in, straight through the gloves

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of Ben Williams. Any doubt about the outcome here has

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been removed. It's a fourth goal for Celtic from

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Finnish striker Pukki. Penalty. What was he thinking? Well,

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he should know better. It's Kris Commons to round things

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off for Celtic. 21 goals for the season now. This is 4-0.

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We had to rely on phraser to make a couple of exceptional saves. We're

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going to get tested along the way. We weren't at our best for 15, 20

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minutes of the game. We stood up to it, saw through. Our quality came

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through at the end. It's another clean sheet, a fantastic win on a

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difficult pitch today. The handball against Michael Nelson is bizarre.

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The referee said it's hit his hand, it wasn't deliberate, about you it

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stopped it going through to an opponent, who might have been in an

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offside position and he was booked for. It the same referee and the

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same player had the same incident at Aberdeen and it wasn't given. Yet it

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was going through to an Aberdeen player in the box. He hasn't given

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it. We had an incident against St Mirren where the St Mirren player

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handled the ball twice in the box, might not have been deliberate, but

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preventing the ball going through to one of our players and that wasn't

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given. Butcher flummoxed by handball decisions, does he have a case? I

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think he has. The important thing he said there, deliberate. The referee

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suggested it wasn't deliberate, but he was still booking him. Look, have

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a look at the laws. The referees tell me, look at the laws. Do you

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what it is, it has to be deliberate. You don't think it's deliberate?

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Have a look at the other ones, this is not being biassed. I don't think

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that's deliberate either. Last weekend that was Adam Campbell. A

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lot of people thought it should have been a penalty. I think that's a

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penalty. As a manager I would be disappointed not to get a penalty. I

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think that's a penalty as well. This is the confusing thing, I would give

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them the penalties. But by the law, they're not penalties. That's the

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odd thing. That's why Terry is coon fused. You don't know when they're

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-- confused. You don't know when they're going to be given. Some

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referees go for the deliberate, some ignore it. The managers don't know

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where they are. The problem with interpretation we are all with

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different views. Let's talk about Kris Commons, 21 goals for the

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season. He's having a fantastic season. Had ewas helped to begin

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with with hapless defending. Look at this, he goes back five yards there,

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if he does, no problem, don't do this. Attack heap other. It's a

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shame, but it was a pivotal moment. Celtic played really well. They

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controlled. It it was good to see that Hibs didn't bottle it. They

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came back into the game. James Collins had a shout for a penalty.

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What was your view about Van Dijk involved? When you see the

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interdent, it's a good ball here by Liam Craig down the side of Van

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Dijk. Collins is in acres of space. Van Dijk has left his leg out. There

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there is contact and a slight hesitation from Collins before he

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goes down. For me, it's a penalty. If he goes down earlier, there is

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contact there. There's no contact with the ball. That's a penalty,

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Pat. Yes, there's contact and he's thrown himself to the ground. The

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referee is in a great position there, fantastic referee. He just

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got it wrong. Name Stanton resonates around Easter Road. He made his

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first start for Hibs. How impressed were you? Hugely. He's been really

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good. Their confidence and belief in the second half, even when they were

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down, him and Zoubir and Harris, great to see Harris back as well. I

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think Terry come onto this season by fluke as much as anything else. But

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those three look great together. The most important point being it's the

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man that's stopping them. Forster was great. Brilliant. We talk about

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Celtic not losing games, no wonder with that. That's a fantastic save.

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A few question marks about some of Lennon's signings this season, but

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Virgil Van Dijk he's struck gold. What a goal today. He's been from

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day one, even when he came in, a difficult time in the Champions

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League qualifiers, we see the goal here, it's a phenomenal free kick

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with pace on the ball. The goalkeeper has no chance. The

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technique is superb. Just his all-round game, his ability, we've

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seen n him at St Johnstone with a goal. His ability to come out with

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the ball and strength defensively, he's an excellent piece of business.

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Real find by Lennon. It's the argument for who is going to be the

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Player of the Year. Everyone's talking about Kris Commons just now.

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In fact, I'd look at Van Dijk. The icing on the cake is usually what is

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the Premier League going to look at, Van Dijk, Commons? You know, it's

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probably going to be Van Dijk. Heavy dollop of rain had threatened the

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top of the table clash between Motherwell and Aberdeen yesterday.

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It did get played, but there will be controversy come the final whistle.

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Aberdeen on the road to revenge after giving Motherwell the gift of

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three points on Boxing Day. And high spirited dons fans happy with life

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under Derek. Really delighted with the way it's went this season. I did

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get excited when they said Aberdeen signed Rooney. Adam Rooney is

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exactly what we need. The best season we've had for a long, long

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time. I'll take second and The Cup Final. Come on!

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Caught there by Shaun Hutchinson. Some distress.

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The referee deems this one to be a free kick. Looks like Hutchinson got

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something of the ball but plenty of the man too. A yellow card shown by

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the referee. Ryan Jack certainly felt the full force of that. His

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game is over. Peter Pawlett comes on to replace him.

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He almost made the most of that free kick. Inches too high.

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Jaymy Langfield had to react -- Jamie Langfield had to react

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swiftly. Robson is not far from finding the

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goal. A good save from Gunnar Nielson.

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This was swerving and it had a lot of power behind it from Jonny Hayes.

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Parried by the keeper though. McManus! Straight after the

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interval, a powerful Steve McManus header gives Motherwell the

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breakthrough. This came off the head of McManus

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then off the face of Sutton, who didn't know anything about it.

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Luckily for them Lasley was on hand. Shaughnessy knock today back to him

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again. -- knocked it back to him again. Motherwell had bodies on the

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line. McManus was there.

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Again, the fullback denied the equaliser.

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He didn't catch that right at all. Aberdeen pressing and pressing for

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the equaliser. There's Adam Rooney! The debutante

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draws Aberdeen level. Paul Lawson robbed of possession by McGinn.

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Rooney is onside as McGinn hits it. Too hot for Nielson to handle.

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Aberdeen right back in this match. A good ball across goal. And John

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Sutton and France Frantz combine -- Zaine Francis-Angol, difficult to

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see who got the touch there. They're back in front.

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Aberdeen must have thought they'd done the hard work getting back

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level. They find themselves behind again, perhaps not for long. Rooney

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should have scored. Anxious times for Aberdeen, into

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injury time. It's bundled over the line and

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Aberdeen do have a second equaliser. Surely now the points - oh, a hand

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used there by Anderson. That's what the claims are for. But the referee

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hasn't seen it. It's surely a point for Aberdeen. I

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thought Aberdeen, at times, second half were terrific. They deserved

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the point. It's sore to lose it so late and sore that it's a handball

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by Anderson. Unfortunately, the referee's not been in a good enough

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position to see it. Really disappointed with the challenge. It

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was an awful challenge. There has been a touch on the ball by the

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defender, but it's only a challenge that's going to hurt somebody. It

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was a terrible decision to not give him a red card. I'm disappointed

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with it. Let's start with that, Shaun Hutchinson with a tackle on

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Ryan Jack. He thought it was a red card. Was it that bad? I didn't

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think it was. I think he's at the edge of the box. You would expect a

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tackle. He's come a long way. He has thrown himself, but he's not

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particularly high. He catches Ryan Jack. The injury is maybe more down

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to the fall than anything else. If you see here, he gets a tiny bit of

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the ball, but I think that will be very hard to give a red card for

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that. He's not going with two feet. I don't think he's particularly out

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of control. He has a focus on winning the ball. Hip injury, going

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for a scan tomorrow. Pat, where do we start with the Anderson hand of

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God or whatever it was? Yeah, I don't think there's any great

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argument. It has his hand that put it in. We can kind of show that

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here. This was flagged up to me, Cowell it attack by Anderson here.

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Watch this tackle here, see if you tackle like that with a punch and a

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kick anywhere else in the field, you're getting a yellow card. Now to

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be fair, the referee's not seen it. I applaud Anderson to some degree to

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do everything to get in. There it's the last minute. But it was a

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handball. It was a foul. Surprised there was no whistle from

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the re? I think it -- ref? I think Russell has done everything, put

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everything in the net which he essentially did. Again, I'm not sure

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what view the referee had, but it happened so quickly. I can

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understand Stuart's frustration. A lot of excitement amongst Aberdeen

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fans. But Rooney, penalty-box predator. We see that here. Every

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time he goes, he gets between the two defenders all the time. We were

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chatting about this before. But he heads for the goals between the

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post. He's not going to get there, he gets out and gets half a chance.

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Every time the ball is into the box, look where he is. He's right on the

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penalty spot. If I ball drops to him, he'll either score or he will

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have a great chance of scoring. You know what, that's brilliant

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striking. It's the simplest thing in the world. He's always between

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defenders. He's not trying to get across the front of the defender. He

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will be disappointed he doesn't score there. He seems to find the

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wee pockets of space. It's one thing having seen Aberdeen this season,

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they've lacked that. They have great wide players and create chances. He

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will turn out to be an excellent signing. Was a real jewel yesterday

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between the two best sides in Scotland, apart from Celtic, of

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course. And between the two managers as well, McCall and McInnes, doing

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great things at their clubs. Who is going to win out of that? I would be

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surprise today Aberdeen tonight -- surprised if Aberdeen don't finish

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second. I think their midfield is very strong with Robson and Flood.

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With Hayes again, they have options across the midfield four/five, the

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way he plays. I think that they'll have that a wee bit too much in the

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second half of the season. Thanks very much. Next to the form team of

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2014, Ross County, three wins and a draw so far this year, plus half a

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team of enough players. As for Hearts, same old youngsters week in,

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week out, being sucked inevitably into the championship, it would

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seem. The same 11 are named from last

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week. Songo'o in trouble in the opening

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few seconds of the match. Shaky sfrart Ross County.

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-- start from Ross County. He didn't have the Midas Touch that

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he needed there. Good start from Hearts.

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A good ball in! Just too much on it from Richie Brittain.

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He was stealing in at the back post looking for a touch.

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Play on says the referee. The post rescues County.

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It came bouncing off the wood work from Smith.

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Side net. This has come off Michael Fraser. The keeper came out, block

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today from Carrick. -- blocked it from Carrick.

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The big striker has made an impact for Adams since arriving at the

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club. Gary Locke must be happy with what

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he's seen so far, generally, in the game.

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That got a flick through to Paterson. Hearts have the lead! As

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the corner was swept in, McKay got a touch on. Paterson had the easiest

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task of knocking it into what was an empty net. Where was the defence?

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The referee wasn't happy with the challenge here by McGowan. He was on

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the stretch. It is a free kick. It's headed into the net by Songo'o!

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It's 1-16789 -- 1-1. It's the man on loan from Blackburn Rovers, who

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drags County right back into this one.

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Songo'o again! He levelled things in the first half and he has stung the

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palms of McDonald in the second. Paterson battling for it in the

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midfield area. It's the Hearts man who emerged with it. They have an

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opportunity here, headed over, though.

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Another opportunity for Hearts. There's been a vibrancy about the

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visitors this afternoon. Robinson lashes in! The Hearts elead

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is restored and -- hearts' lead is restored. 2-1 to the visitors.

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If Hearts win this game, he will go into positive points for the season.

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It's a big if at the moment. Ross County unbeaten since the turn

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of the year, four matches they've played, looking at defeat here,

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though. Hearts would go up to two points at

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the bottom of the Premiership table. Fraser comes to meet him and does

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enough. He waited too long, the Hearts left back.

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Good run from him, though. Today's a game we should be winning

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with the calibre of player we have in the side. We haven't done that

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today. Too many of us had an off game. I can't be too critical on

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them because they've been on a fabulous run since the new year. All

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season you look at the league table and you're minus, the fact that

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we're on two points is great. We'll not get carried away, it's only one

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win. But I thought it was a great performance and a great result for

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us. I think every game is very important that we show an

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appreciation to the fans. If it wasn't for them, we wouldn't be

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standing here right now. Undoubtedly the shock result of the

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day, huge psychological boost for Hearts, in positive points finally.

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Will they stay up? No. It's harsh, that's nothing against the Hearts

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players or fans. I think the spirit has been unbelievable. It's shown

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there. It's great to see the coming together between the players and

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their fans there. Just even the fans when they were at the derby game

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Gwens Hibs, the noise was incredible. They've stuck by the

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team. Even that far behind. If there was anything given out for attitude,

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they would be right up there. I think they've been fantastic for the

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vast majority, even when they've not been winning, they've actually been

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putting everything in. You can see how much it meant to them when that

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shot hit the back of the net. It's a good finish. He gets it down early

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and hits quickly. You see the reaction of all the players, the

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young players that are losing a lot of games. It's difficult for them.

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Hopefully it will give them an impetus. Strange sin cross Iity --

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syncrhronicity about that game. Hearts were on a downer before, but

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yesterday's win is even more meaningful. Yes, I think so. Maybe

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they've had a few, felt hard done by in recent weeks. I know some

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decisions they have felt have gone against them. That gives them

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something, the three points, those players will be delighted with going

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into training tomorrow looking forward to the League Cup sellily

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final -- semifinal. That neatly leads us on to an interesting week

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for Hearts. They have a mid-week game against St Mirren. Then next

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weekend, the League Cup semifinals against Inverness Cally Thistle,

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they have a chance. They're at Easter Road again. Earlier this

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season, they will have Ryan Stephenson back for the semifinal.

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He can be a big player, as we can see. Yeah, he gets these lucky goals

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now and again! Fantastic goal. Stranger things have happened.

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They've got a chance of winning the cup. Wigan last year, actually

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winning the cup but going down. These things can happen. And the

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fact that Celtic are no longer in the cup. What an incredible season

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for them, they could go down and win a trophy, which would be

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extraordinary. The fact is they beat Inverness Cally Thistle before at

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Easter Road, League Cup semifinals as well, there is that chance of a

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good omen at least. Yeah, there's a few omens there. They go into the

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game, Inverness not maybe in the best of form either. I think that it

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will be a game that Hearts will look forward to and are well capable of

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causing the upset. That leads us into promoting the plethora of great

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football coverage coming your way on the BBC very soon. On Sunday next

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weekend: Just the one win in the last six

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games for Inverness Cally Thistle manager John Hughes. He took a

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Kilmarnock team desperate to climb away from the play-off place.

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Kilmarnock looking for a quicker start than last week at Partick

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Thistle. Murihead, great effort. Crashing

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back off the post. It took a deflection en route.

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A save by Brill. Good build-up play from them.

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There's Ashcroft! Kilmarnock find a breakthrough, 16 minutes in. Fine

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header by the young defender. He adjusted well to get on the end of

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that free kick from Clingan. His first goal of the season.

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An interested spectator there. Alexei Eremenko in the directors

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box. Oh, Billy McKay, you'd expect him to

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finish that effort. He's had 18 goals so far this campaign. That

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surely should have been 19. Alan Johnston encouraged by his

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side's start to this game. Back off the other post this time!

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Again, it was a deflection that took it onto it.

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Fine effort. Terrific save by Samson. He's been

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in outstanding form this season. That's another great stop.

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Kris Boyd! Kilmarnock 2-0 in front. Another excellent finish there by

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the Scottish striker. It's his 13th goal of the season. It's his 180th

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league goal in Scottish football. Terrific link-up play from Murihead

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to find Boyd. It just dips over the bar. Cally

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Thistle getting closer. You were waiting for the net to

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bulge there from Kris Boyd. That should have been his second of the

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afternoon. He skied it. It's Ashcroft to the rescue for

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Kilmarnock. Billy McKay couldn't get newspaper purchase on -- enough

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purchase on that effort. really well.

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13th goal of the season for Kris Boyd, what more can we say about

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him. I get the impression that the more you see of Boyd, the older he

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gets, the more impressed you get by him. I thought you were going to

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say, the older he gets the younger he looks. Or the younger he plays!

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Look at this. First of all very good tackle by Murihead. But this is a

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normal move, go behind. Don't run between them. Because you don't

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think of that. He does, and he takes his time when he gets there, he

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doesn't panic. Have a look at this. This is the pace of Boyd here. There

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he is zooming across there. He's completely reborn. Kilmarnock are

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five wins in nine games. Each of those games, Boyd has scored. That

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hammers home how important he is. He's vital. I think his link-up play

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has been very good as well. It's the variety of goals. The chip there

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that we saw. That's a nice little effort where he just diverts it on

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tarring E the header -- target. A great header against Hearts.

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Speculation linking him with a move to Blackpool, possibly, it's going

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to be a sweaty last week of the transfer window? It's got to be.

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Because if you're goal scoring, teams in desperation, they will do

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anything to get a goal scorer, because they think it will get them

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out. A lot of tomorrow are looking at him now -- a lot of them are

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looking at him now. Somebody's switched a light in his head. His

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physique is better and his attitude is spot on. It would be no surprise

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if someone tries to get him. Another interesting character turned up at

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Rugby Park for halftime. Under that cap, Alexei Eremenko, you might

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remember from a couple of seasons back. Talented Finnish international

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and all the talk is he might sign again. What a difference would he

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make to the side? Well, we see his goals here. But in fact it's his

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creativity. If he has Boydy beside him that could be fantastic. That

:38:17.:38:20.

would be good enough to get them staying in the SPFL. That's why

:38:21.:38:23.

they're trying to get him. Not only a goal scorer, creator, he's that

:38:24.:38:28.

wee bit of flair that anyone would like to have. Let's talk about John

:38:29.:38:32.

Hughes. Just the one win in seven games now for him. Is he struggling

:38:33.:38:38.

adapt his style to what was already different style that Inverness play,

:38:39.:38:44.

but a successful style. Possibly. There was such a familiarity there

:38:45.:38:50.

between Terry and Morris and the players. John has to go in now and

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adapt his personality and how he wants to play on that squad. If you

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look at the chances yesterday rkts I saw them -- yesterday, I saw them

:39:00.:39:03.

against Aberdeen and they played very well. They played great

:39:04.:39:07.

football on the counterattack. Yesterday, Billy McKay on another

:39:08.:39:10.

day would have scored a hat-trick. It could have been a different

:39:11.:39:13.

result. I don't think alarm bells are ringing. But there's a bit of

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time for the players to get to know John. There have been positives in

:39:18.:39:23.

their performances. . It might be late on a Sunday evening, but the

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Premiership weekend is still not over. Tomorrow night, Dundee United

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host St Johnstone. COMMENTATOR: Brilliant play from

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Dundee United. Live commentary tonight as St Johnstone and Dundee

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United go head to head. It's a key match for both these teams.

:39:50.:39:58.

St Johnstone can leapfrog United with a win. United can leapfrog

:39:59.:40:02.

Inverness if they win. Full highlights on the BBC Sport website

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from midnight on Monday. We're standing up again tonight, it really

:40:07.:40:11.

is all change. Let's talk St Mirren versus Partick Thistle, a tuftle

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this in the scramble -- tussle this in the scramble to avoid a play-off

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place. A familiar-looking line up on the whole, top goal scorer Stephen

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Thompson leading the line. As for Partick Thistle, they won here in

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August. The scorers that day were Higgins and Forbes.

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SMIT After 26 minutes his game was over, after this challenge by

:40:56.:41:06.

Naismith. Higginbotham requiring six stitches in a leg wound. The yellow

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card shown to the defenderment -- defender.

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Former Scotland international again on duty, saving from McGowan.

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He came close early on in the second half.

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Beating the keeper but rebounding off the post.

:41:38.:41:45.

The rebound also cleared by the Thistle defence.

:41:46.:41:53.

Taylor-Sinclair came close to become the hero.

:41:54.:42:00.

His long-range effort hit the top of the cross-bar.

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Neither side able to make the breakthrough. Today was pleasing.

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It's been a wee while since we've kept a clean sheet. I'm delighted

:42:14.:42:16.

for the back four and the whole group. I thought when we were asked

:42:17.:42:20.

to defend today, we did it very well. I thought it went either way.

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The second half was a lottery. It was end to end. We hit the wood

:42:26.:42:30.

work, they hit the wood work. I thought we were better in the first

:42:31.:42:36.

half. 0-0, not a game to live long in the memory. Let's talk about the

:42:37.:42:41.

bottom of the Premiership table. The scramble for the play-off place.

:42:42.:42:45.

Seventh to 11th place, just seven points separates those sides. Do you

:42:46.:42:50.

think Hibs can be sucked into that scramble for that play-off place?

:42:51.:42:57.

I'd be surprise today they are. I think Terry's made a difference

:42:58.:43:02.

there. The Hibs' performance, work read, I can't see them being dragged

:43:03.:43:05.

in there. The other four teams, it will be interesting, particularly

:43:06.:43:10.

when they play each other. When they play each other, it will be huge.

:43:11.:43:14.

For me, if I look at it now, I'm beginning to think, this next few

:43:15.:43:20.

days will be so important. Who's bought by whom. Does Michael come

:43:21.:43:24.

in? Does Boyd go. If they keep them, can they stay up? We didn't think

:43:25.:43:31.

anyone would come in in this window. Partick Thistle in the second bottom

:43:32.:43:35.

spot at the moment. Are they favourites to stay there? Oddly

:43:36.:43:45.

enough, I do at the moment. These guys have been brought in or on loan

:43:46.:43:49.

or whatever, I think that's the big difference there. I will be brutally

:43:50.:43:55.

honest, if I'd have -- you'd have asked me a few months ago, I would

:43:56.:44:00.

have said St St Mirren. Very much. Let's look at the Scottish

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Premiership table: That's all we have time for tonight.

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Hope you like the home improvements here. It's going to be a busy studio

:44:34.:44:37.

over the next few weeks. Lots of football coming your way on the BBC.

:44:38.:44:42.

From now, from all of us here at Sportscene, good night.

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