27/04/2014 Sportscene


27/04/2014

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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Hello. It has been a weekend of staggering financial figures. The

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death of a genuine Scottish football legend. Plus, the small matter of

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six matches in the Scottish Premiership, each of them with a

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real edge. It is turning into a hugely exciting and dramatic end to

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the season. With us to review the latest

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instalment, Pat Nevin and the former Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

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And it is the Edinburgh derby we start with. A huge match, this.

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Hearts already relegated, but arguably the form team of the bottom

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six, and desperate to drag Hibs closer to the play-off spot. Not

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outwith the realms of possibility that the next Edinburgh derby could

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take place in the Championship, particularly given the contrasting

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fortunes since the last meeting four weeks ago.

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A derby win for Hearts. 30 years in the top flight is officially over

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for Hearts. The future of Hearts appears more

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secure at a major step The future of Hearts appears more

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entering into Administration. We are 90% of the way. Somebody has

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lifted a huge weight off my shoulders.

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Hibs or moving on to nine games without a win.

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We will fight. We have a big derby. Terry Butcher rings in the changes

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as Hearts look to bounce back from several defeats in a row.

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Brad Mackay is on the key to drop out of Hearts, Wilson back from

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suspension. -- is unlucky. The much preceded by a minute's

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Applause for Margo MacDonald, MSP, and for Hearts legend Sandy

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Jardine. A terrible run of results for

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Hearts, it is not happening for them -- for Hibs. Cummins has yet to

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score for the club, the 18-year-old. Hearts or in great form, they could

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score for the club, the 18-year-old. be the spoilers of the bottom six. A

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header for Callum Paterson, a stunning moment towards half-time as

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Hearts go in front and Callum Paterson sends Hibs into even more

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bother. A 500th goal in an Edinburgh derby for Hibs. Hibs have had the

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better chances but they find themselves behind yet again and that

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is a free kick. That was harsh. Nicholson was all over his back. And

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in again by Callum Paterson! It is scarcely believable! Hibs have had

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the better opportunities and Callum Paterson has scored two in

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the better opportunities and Callum minutes before half-time and the

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Hibs funds are heading for the exit. Surely not a third before the break?

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-- fans. That is a free kick to Hibs. Hearts shouting for handball

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against Craig. Good play by Thomson. That has gone

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for a corner. He does not score many, Kevin Thomson. A drop of the

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shoulder. Still a lead for Hearts. Quickly done. This is the

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substitute. Jordon Forster, it is game on!

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Jordon Forster gives a lifeline to Hibs. In the Edinburgh derby. That

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is a fantastic header, it shot past MacDonald. Hopes have been raised

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for Hibs. Stanton. Danny Rose and did enough. Hearts

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are in trouble. Collins! That should be 2-2. It has come to him very

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quickly, James Collins, he is not expecting it. But he has to do

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better than that! Just a couple of points separating

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them, seventh and 11th, it is so tight. Ryan Stevenson, this would

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kill it. No! And still Hibs art alive. They thought Stevenson was

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offside! -- are alive. He played on, but it stays at two. Stoppage time.

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Collins! What a save from Donald! There was a flag. This will not

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register as a save but tremendous goalkeeping.

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We had to dig in because Hibs put us under pressure, they got up on

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second balls and made it hard. But you saw the team spirit, everybody

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was fighting and putting their heads in and that is why we got three

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points. A good effort from the players, hard work this week and in

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the game today, the players were committed. We had two slack pieces

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of marking that cost us dearly in a game we should have got something

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from. Craig, you and every other Hearts

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fan must have loved that. It was good, they are fighting to the end.

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There is still plenty to fight for and they are trying to finish less

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than 15 points behind Hibs, a good motivational factor until the end of

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the season, so another good day. Callum Paterson. You used to be a

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the season, so another good day. striker for Hearts, he is back

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the season, so another good day. the goals against Ashley used to. He

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looks natural in the air, and there was a comfort at the start. -- used

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to be. At the start, Hibs were the better

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side but you need to want to defend. It is a great ball and header, but

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he wants it more than the defenders and on both occasions, it comes into

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an area where if you do not win the ball, you have to take something.

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They were clean headers. Hibs do not score many but Jordon Forster took

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it well. Yes, Hearts is all over the place and he has two stop the

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it well. Yes, Hearts is all over the and that leaves a hole in the

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middle. De she has to stop. and that leaves a hole in the

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attacks it so well. one winner.

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Hibs cannot score one winner.

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that. This is Collins. He can take this round the keeper.

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that. This is Collins. He can take confident, he does not do that and

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he is losing confidence like a confident, he does not do that and

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of the players. If you have players like Anthony Stokes, he scored the

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goal. That is the difference, it is two goals in 10.5 hours for Hibs and

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both of those have come from losses so it is scary times. There was a

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minute's Applause for Margo MacDonald and Sandy Jardine.

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How well did you know him? You would meet him at Ibrox but remembered my

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first meeting for Sandy Jardine, I played for Clyde and he was a great

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player. City football and he put his arm round my shoulder and gave me

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technical advice about why I should get closer to to him because if I

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turned him, he would not get back. Why was he telling me that? Because

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he was a classy guy, a classy player. He said, you have to be

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going down South quite soon anyway, he wanted the best full Scottish

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football. It did not matter if you were Hearts, a gentleman of the game

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who cared about everybody else. A class act. Ross County began the

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weekend second bottom in the play-off place. Anything other than

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victory over Kilmarnock would see them stay there. And probably fair

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to say most neutrals hoping for a County win, to further Stoke the

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excitement at the bottom end of the table. There for us was Rob Maclean.

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Ross County without the injured (. And a return after suspension. The

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same Kilmarnock team that lost last weekend at home to Partick Thistle.

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This buoyed looking to add to the goals he has called already this

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season. -- Kris Boyd. A powerful run from Jordan Slew, still going and

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season. -- Kris Boyd. A powerful run held back by Jeroen Tesselaar.

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season. -- Kris Boyd. A powerful run He clearly polled at his shirt which

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the thistles -- the officials He clearly polled at his shirt which

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missed. -- pulled. The offence is clearly outside the box. Chasing the

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goal, such an important day for both teams. That is Jordan Slew. And

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Filip Kiss! He opens the scoring. For Ross County. His sixth goal for

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the team. This could be very significant. The game needed a touch

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of class and this was it. Guided in significant. The game needed a touch

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by Filip Kiss. 1-0. A lovely pass from Graham Carey.

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Ben Gordon. Richard Brittain. And the referee is pointing to the

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penalty spot. Got this wrong, the referee is pointing to the

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young centre back. A knee the referee is pointing to the

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moment in Ross County's season. And Richard Brittain gets the job done.

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2-0, Ross County. The substitute. Headed away. In four

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are McKenzie, missed by Scott Boyd. -- in from. Not missed by Kris Boyd

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who has scored again against Ross County and it brings the game back

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to life for County and it brings the game back

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from time. McKenzie's cross was misjudged. Kris Boyd in for 2-1. Can

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Allan Johnston's team strike again? A corner. A free header. It is

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turned around the post by the keeper, Mark Brown. The up and under

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from Richard Brittain. Turns away from Ashcroft. The shot is

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deflected! A great save, Ross County would love a third goal. It looks as

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if 2-1 will be enough. That final pass was missing today.

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Polity crosses in the box -- quality crosses. Lacking that. We have shown

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we can play big games and give big performances and today was a big

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game and a big performance. A great win for Ross County. Jordan

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Slew is interesting, he has got no goals, 17 appearances, but he does

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make things happen. Yes, he seems quite unpredictable and quite

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ungainly at times. He is a big presence and awkward to play

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against. He has travelled a long way and he gets a couple of shots and

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should have got a foul, just outside the box. He plays a nice pass here

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so he is contributing to the team. He is setting up goals, that is a

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good strike, so definitely contributing in other areas.

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A much-needed result for Ross County, how worried should

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Kilmarnock fans be? In the end it is Kris Boyd, if he scores and keeps on

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scoring goals they have a good chance to get out of it. Fortunately

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they have got Kris Boyd because they are other teams who do not have

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goal-scorers. He is capable of dragging them to where they need to

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be, but only just. I'd macro a very tense and wet evening at Firhill in

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Glasgow. Both sides with a spring in their steps.

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The Lisney Smith. Back with Higginbotham. -- there is me Smith.

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Kris Doolan. He heads Thistle in front with his 10th goal of the

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season. He will be first to acknowledge what Higginbotham did.

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He was audacious and managed to get himself away from his marker to head

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the ball in. It is 1-0. Kelly's cross helped on by Thomson. Indigo

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's Naismith, down goes me Smith, penalty given. This will not happy

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with Calum Murray but he reckoned there was enough of a push from

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Higginbotham on me Smith to award the spot kick right on half-time. It

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is Kenny McLean and he stayed high school to side foot in his seventh

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goal of the season. It school to side foot in his seventh

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important for St Mirren who have school to side foot in his seventh

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that they will go in in the interval all is we are. Josh Magennis

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powering his way forward. It is McQueen and it is off the post.

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powering his way forward. It is Kenny McLean could have turned this

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game completely on its head. Kenny McLean could have turned this

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Wonderful technique, just off target. Kelly, Higginbotham, cleared

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by McCausland. Straight back for Gary Fraser. In four peeler. On side

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and that is back off of the bar. The looping header almost catching out

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the goalkeeper. It was a very soft penalty. He had maybe nudged him. I

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have got penalty. He had maybe nudged him. I

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praise to my players in terms of going one goal down away from home

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and in terms of the character to get back in the game speaks volumes of

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the team spirit there is at the moment.

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Just two points separate the teams fighting the play off spots. Let's

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look at the last six results in terms of those sides. Hearts are

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very much the boring team in care of those results and Hibernian are at

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the very bottom. Can you see Hibernian finishing second bottom?

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Yes. They are not scoring goals, they are -11 for the last seven

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games. It does not look very good for them at all. They can only hope

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that somewhere along the line they can pick up a point to pool

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something out of the bag. Let's look at those last remaining games. It

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does make for interesting reading. Will it go all be read to the wire?

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I will be surprised. If you had asked me a couple of weeks ago I

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would have said look at the 10th of May, Partick Thistle and Ross

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County. I am now looking at Hibernian and Kilmarnock. Hibernian

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do not have any momentum just now. The two teams with the coolest form

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in the last couple of games, I am almost certain it will be down to

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the last week. It is not happening for Hibernian at the moment, I will

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be get out of it? The manager says he is confirmed -- convinced they

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will stay up but are you? I am not. The negative is that there is no

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great creativity in the team and no obvious goal-scorer, those are two

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things you need at this stage of the season. They are the team who do not

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seem to have one player to get them out. Let's get away from all this

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doom and gloom and talk awards. They were held this evening in Glasgow,

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the ones voted for by the players and managers in the Scottish senior

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game. The player of the year is Kris Commons. 26 goals this season. The

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young player of the year was Andrew Robertson. Playing at amateur level

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with Queens Park and then the United, making his Scotland debut.

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And this is the manager, his team may well finish second in the

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Premiership this season. There was a merit award for Frank McEwan, he is

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the firefighter. The race for Europe remains very much alive. Aberdeen

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still with plenty to do to seal their place as runners up in the

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Premiership. They have just one win in their last six games but St

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Johnstone have a sturdiness around them just now.

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They have won five out of their last six matches. Robertson has given it

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straight to Stevie May, a chance force and Johnston and Stevie May

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does not miss that. Eight minutes played, St Johnstone in front and

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Stevie May punishes Clark Robertson with his 27th goal of the season.

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The corner breaks away. A solid chance from Adam Rooney. The date

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for Ryan Jack. Back to Anderson. Willo Flood. Chris Millar. He has

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given Willo Flood. Chris Millar. He has

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the chance for an equaliser. Another defensive mistake proves costly,

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this time for the visitors. Bruni accepts the opportunity. -- Bruni.

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-- Rooney. The Gtech and there is McManus. He had to deal with that

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one. He's again with the corner. Clark Robertson up for the set piece

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trying to make amends for his earlier error. Logan. Reynolds

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decides to go back the way. Jamie Langfield! Dear oh dear, what the

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howling mistake by Langfield, almost allowing it to run into his own net.

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Croft with the corner and Steven Anderson this time up there going

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Croft with the corner and Steven close. Robson. No Logan. Is this the

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chance for a winner? It is he is. Nick Manas again there to keep out

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the home side. Acrobatics there from Jonny Hayes. The ball nearly went in

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and there was a great header almost hitting the back of the net but

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overall a draw was a fair result. It was not our best performance but it

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is important to pick up points. That might well prove to be a big point

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for us going forward. I am not sure we can blame the North Sea are for

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those terrible back passes in the game. What goes through your mind

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when you see passes like that? When Jonny Hayes gets into that position

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you are expecting him to hit the back of the net. I am not sure if

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Adam Rooney had looked around him but you do not see many finishes

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like that. The good things here is he got wide of his post. That was

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one hell of a bobble. I think goalkeepers are getting nervous.

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They are under pressure. To be honest, there were two great through

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balls during that game. Who would you have gone for in the manager of

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the year? I think Neil Lennon is doing fantastic for Celtic. I think

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he will be disappointed. At the same time, Derek has got the best out of

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Aberdeen and got the cup they have waited so long for. I think it would

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have been close between those two. The Young player of the year has

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been fantastic, playing for Queens Park and Scotland. Surprise that

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Stevie May did not win it? I am. Certainty that Stevie May had to be

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in the running. I think when the votes came he was having a dip. He

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can count himself unlucky and Kris Commons, no surprise there. For

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Motherwell to improve their chances yesterday they had to do something

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they had not managed all week and beat in the United. -- then the

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United. There is applause for a member of

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the Dundee United Hall of Fame who has passed away. Hamill has given

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the ball away. Check G, Armstrong, away from McManus. He opens up to

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Cifci. Nadir Ciftci. Armstrong set it up,

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Nadir Ciftci finished. United are flowing at the moment.

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Nadir Ciftci. Outrageous, a chance. The goalkeeper is out muscled. Nadir

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Ciftci rightly gets a lot of press and coverage for his goals but his

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passing is wonderful. Motherwell cannot link up, Stuart

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Armstrong. Nadir Ciftci to the side. A chance for Nadir Ciftci. Nielsen

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with a save. Armstrong and Nadir Ciftci working their magic again

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almost. A chance for Motherwell. That has rolled out onto Keith

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Watson to start the attack. A little short. Watson might get it back. Out

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wide, chasing it is Armstrong, into the middle. Nadir Ciftci! 2-1.

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Brilliant again from Dundee United. They moved the ball

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Brilliant again from Dundee United. sweetly. Armstrong opened up the

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foot and trickled it into the corner and it is a double for Nadir Ciftci.

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A long throw. It will fall for Keith Lasley. It should have been 2-1.

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What a chance for Keith Lasley! To bring Motherwell back into the game.

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It is long, McManus has to be careful, that will not go back to

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his goalkeeper. He is under pressure. There was a hold on the

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jersey. The referee says, no penalty. There certainly was

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Nadir Ciftci again. A chance for something.

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Nadir Ciftci again. A chance for Armstrong! And he scores! He set up

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the first two goals and he helps himself to one here, he outpaced

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Shaun Hutchinson who has got good speed. Armstrong did the rest.

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Brilliant from Ryan Dow. United three ahead.

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When they are on form, Dundee United are simply irresistible and here

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they go again. A chance for Ryan Dow. Nadir Ciftci goes in. Nielsen

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got a touch. No penalty is given, Nadir Ciftci cracked it in, he is

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looking for a hat. -- a hat-trick. Armstrong again. No answer to United

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this afternoon from Motherwell. A chance for four, it is four! They

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are slicing through Motherwell and with 18 minutes, a fourth goal of

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the season for this player. Great all to stop the pass. The

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goalkeeper, no chance. -- great ball. That came off Armstrong.

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Ainsworth, he ball. That came off Armstrong.

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Robertson. A chance here for Graham! It is five! Dundee United have five

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goals for the third time this season and the ball into -- the ball in

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behind the defence and the strikers have done the rest, straight down

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behind the defence and the strikers the middle. Brian Graham gets on the

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scoresheet. Lionel Ainsworth, away from his man,

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it has taken a deflection. Lionel Ainsworth, away from his man,

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solitary spot Lionel Ainsworth, away from his man,

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A very impressive Dundee United A very impressive Dundee United

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four games, so a great A very impressive Dundee United

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the back of a disappointing A very impressive Dundee United

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performance last week. The boys responded well in training this

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week. It is frustrating because we put in

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such a strong performance last week and the majority of the season. We

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were not good enough today. Every aspect of the game, they were far

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better. I get accused of gushing about

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Dundee United but they were superb yesterday and Motherwell cannot

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handle them. There are lots of reasons. Look at

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this, the ball comes up, Armstrong knows Nadir Ciftci is a good player

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and he keeps running. You know if there good players around you, you

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can take a chance they will do something special, and that was a

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special finish. Armstrong thinks, he is going to backheel that, I will

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get in there. Other teams, you are waiting to see what will happen.

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They trust their team-mates to have quality. When they played their

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best, they are unstoppable, it could have been six, seven.

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You feel Jackie McNamara is them freedom to play. Players like Nadir

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Ciftci, clearly enjoying themselves. He is the linchpin holding

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everything together. He is the main focal point. He allows so many

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others to get forward. That is him making the pass. He brings other

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people into play, it is not just goal-scoring, it is the support and

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pace, that is the reason Motherwell could not handle the pace. It could

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have been any score. Three Dundee United players

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nominated for the player of the year award today. Andrew Robertson won

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the award. A lot of young players have come and gone, are these the

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real deal? They can be but it is about what happens next. I really do

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hope. I understand a lot of people go down South like I did when I was

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18, 19, but they need to learn up here, get first team for all --

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first-team football. They will not be as wealthy but a well be better

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players. Too many players have left Scotland to early and they get lost

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down there. Still great players but a couple more years up here. Could

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you still see Motherwell finishing second?

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It is looking more difficult. It is still possible but I cannot see

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Aberdeen dropping enough points to allow them back. But they have

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enough to keep going and they have to hope they can close the gap and

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for Aberdeen to throw it away. The last match of the show was also

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the last match of the weekend. The champions Celtic had wrapped up the

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title weeks ago, but Neil Lennon's side still hopeful of breaking the

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100-point barrier. As for Inverness, they still had faint hopes of a

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European spot, but the last time they were at Celtic Park, they were

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thrashed 5-0. Both these clubs drew last week.

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Three changes for Celtic and for Caledonian Thistle. Nick Ross makes

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his first start in eight games. Always a threat coming forward.

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Griffith initially thought there was a handball -- Leigh Griffiths. The

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ball breaks back, a good touch round the post. They will be leaving

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Celtic Park in the summer. Anthony Stokes, and the opening goal for

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Celtic. Anthony Stokes, five goals in his last five games. A simple

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header poorly defended by Caley Thistle. Jon Hughes will not be

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happy with the loss of the opening goal. -- John Hughes. A good save at

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the post ID in Braille. Adam Matthews in the last three games. --

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by Adam Rhyl. -- Brill. Good control, Stokes gets

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there! On the stroke of half-time, Celtic make it 2-0. Beautifully

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taken down by Leigh Griffiths. Commons could not get to it. Tucked

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away by Anthony Stokes. Leigh Griffiths showing his quality

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already. Anthony Stokes taking the chances.

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That was not easy. The referee says, penalty. Caley Thistle did not look

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to have much contact. The referee says it is a penalty. Looking for

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his second hat-trick of the season. Anthony Stokes. Not normally on

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penalty duties. But when a hat-trick calls, you do not pass up the

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chance. Caley Thistle, two wins in the last

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eight matches since they played Celtic. The challenge by Virgil van

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Dijk and the penalty has been given. Fraser Forster complains. Mackay

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moves away from goal, not much in it for me. A poor penalty. Credit to

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the goalkeeper for the save. It did not have pace or precision. It takes

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more than that to beat Fraser Forster.

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Virgil van Dijk, closed down. Billy McKay wants it in the middle, a

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chance for Caley Thistle. Fraser Forster has been there this season.

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Another decent save. Billy McKay hits this well, a good save. Celtic

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still unbeaten at home in the league this season. I want to get to 100

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points. Anthony Stokes wants it of golf. -- they want to get. That is a

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decent ball. -- Anthony Stokes once another goal.

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Stokes found space and he quipped it. Leigh Griffiths had all the time

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in the world. -- clipped it. Celtic have been impressive. Anthony

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Stokes with the hat-trick. He could set up Leigh Griffiths. 4-0. A

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hat-trick by Leigh Griffiths. And in the finish. He gives the credit to

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Anthony Stokes. A great run, ambitious. It worked for him.

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Position in the pass. The finish was perfect. -- precision.

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John Hughes is unhappy, he has every reason to be. The header from Efe

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Ambrose. Celtic get five. A great finish. A lovely somersault from Efe

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Ambrose! Kris Commons across it. Efe Ambrose tucked it in the corner.

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The sides last met in March, 5-0 today. Celtic come forward today

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again. And he gets on the scoresheet! Celtic get six. On

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course for the biggest league win of the season. Not

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course for the biggest league win of the league itself. He put that away.

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When you give the ball away cheap, big put you wide open and that is

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what happened. You have to learn from it, it is not acceptable,

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bitterly disappointed, but we have games coming up that we can get act

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to winning ways. Some people have individual targets,

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Anthony Stokes for 20 goals. Kris Commons, 30. 91 goals this season.

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They are still putting in the effort for that.

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A superb somersault from Efe Ambrose. Neil Lennon talking about

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targets. A great hat-trick today. Ambrose. Neil Lennon talking about

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These are big shoes to fill. Along with the understanding he is getting

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with Leigh Griffiths, there was a great understanding with him and

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Anthony Stokes. Kris Commons as well. Slightly less pressure on them

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that their well. Slightly less pressure on them

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screw holes. So you do not need to well. Slightly less pressure on them

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score over time. -- score goals. That helps, Leigh Griffiths will

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remember that. He could have had a shot and he could have been greedy

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but he played the correct ball, he has been super this season.

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Difficult for Inverness. A sense they have tailed off slightly but

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have they exceeded expectations this season?

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Yes, they have done all right. It is a transitional period. John Hughes

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is trying to change their style of play to play out from the back, they

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got caught today and they will learn from that. Hopefully it will stand

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them in good stead for next season and they can use the experienced of

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the last couple of weeks for next season. -- the experience.

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Neil Lennon was nominated for manager of the year. Reports today

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he was on the short list for the Norwich City job. How would you see

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that? I cannot imagine he would imagine

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going to Norwich if they go down and there is a good chance of that. I

:44:41.:44:46.

think Neil Lennon can get a really good job in England. What has

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happened to David Moyes has had a negative effect. Why leave Celtic

:44:51.:44:55.

just now? I do not think you should because there are other things they

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can do. There is a really good argument he has done so well this

:45:01.:45:05.

season, and 72 is the goal difference. Maybe at least one more

:45:06.:45:11.

season Neil Lennon has to stay and he was in the running for manager of

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the year but he did not get it. And after that stonking win, Celtic

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very much keep alive their hope of finishing the season with over 100

:45:22.:45:24.

points. They could also hit the 100-goals total!

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The race for the second and third European spots remains alive, after

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Aberdeen could only draw with St Johnstone and Motherwell were

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thumped by Dundee United. And we have already had a look at the

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bottom six, but how tight is that? Two points separating five teams.

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It promises to be a fantastically dramatic end to the Scottish

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Premiership season. But sometimes, football needs put in perspective.

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Sandy Jardine was a true legend of the Scottish game. He will be hugely

:45:52.:45:54.

missed. From all of us here, goodnight.

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Sandy Jardine has had the match of his life!

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One each! Sandy Jardine! You've become an Eeyore.

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And you've got to be a Tigger.

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