30/04/2016 Sportscene


30/04/2016

Hearts v Celtic, Motherwell v Aberdeen, Ross County v St Johnstone, Hamilton v Kilmarnock and Partick Thistle v Inverness. Plus a preview of Monday's Dundee derby.


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Yes, good afternoon and welcome to the results show as this, the day of

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the Premiership title, is officially won. You will find out on this show.

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And you will also find out if it isn't won. Darren Jackson and Stuart

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Cosgrove are here. Welcome. Let's cut to the chase. A better result

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for Celtic against Hearts and Aberdeen get against Motherwell is

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enough for Celtic to be champions. Aberdeen- Motherwell is underway but

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Hearts against Celtic was the lunchtime kick-off. Let's find out

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what happened. Liam McLeod was at Tynecastle. Ronny Deila said, if

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Celtic won this, they would celebrate title triumph even if it

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couldn't be officially confirmed at Tynecastle, and he was as good as

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his word as they swatted Hearts aside 3-1. Richards got the party

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started with a close range finish. Hearts's that spell came at the

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start of the second is Dauda equalised. Defensive lapses saw

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Roberts and Griffiths capitalised, the latter scoring his 39th of the

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season. He has helped them to a 47 league Championship and a fifth on

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the grounds for just the fourth time in the history of the club. An

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emotional day for outgoing Celtic manager Ronny Deila, who becomes

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just the seventh Parkhead boss to win the title more than once. It

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couldn't be confirmed today but it could be if Aberdeen don't beat

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Motherwell at Pittodrie. Celtic deserved triumph. Let's find out

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what is happening at Pittodrie from Brian McLauchlin. Aberdeen -

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Motherwell. Aberdeen 3, Motherwell 1. Still 20 minutes to go. Aberdeen

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are cruising after a 3-goal lead after 54 minutes, Kenny McLean with

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a penalty, Niall McGinn with a sublime volley after 26 minutes.

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Adam Rooney, only on the pitch a matter of minutes before scoring. He

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is back in contention again. Number 24 the season for Adam Rooney.

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Motherwell are back into it thanks to a Taylor own goal. Safely into

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the arms of Aberdeen keeper Adam Colin. But Taylor stuck his head in

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the way. A scare for Aberdeen if few seconds ago. They looked certain to

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score, Motherwell, but fired wide of the target. It looks as if the

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champagne is on ice at Parkhead. Brian said the champagne is on ice.

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I don't think it is. I think the corks will be popping tonight unless

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Aberdeen score another 35 goals. They have won the Championship

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today, and credit to them. Stuart, the celebrations, the fans were

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delighted. People say it hasn't been a vintage season for Celtic, but the

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fans were celebrating, and so was Ronny. I think Ronnie was saying his

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farewells. Across the piece, they are the champions and deservedly so.

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What I would say is they will be Aberdeen fans tonight asking the

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question, what if? They were beaten in games that they might have won

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and they could have taken it to the wire. What if Adam Rooney and being

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out of the ten games, Danny Ward hadn't gone back to Liverpool. Two

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big players. If Danny Ward had stayed and Rooney had been fit, I've

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got no doubt they would have been in the nominations for players of the

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year. What if Hamilton beat Kilmarnock or vice versa? Jonathan

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Sutherland is there. A huge match. Victory for Hamilton today would

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consign Kilmarnock to the play-off places, but anything but. Rarely

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have Kilmarnock been better this season and this afternoon in the

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Hamilton sunshine. A great reward for the 1500 or so Kilmarnock fans

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who have made the trip. Their team have paid them back with a fine

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performance. They came flying out, Craig Slater with a cross, across

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his own crossbar. Michael McGovern saved well, but Greg Kiltie got on

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the scoresheet. Greg Kiltie found the back of the net with a great

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shot. Another moment of controversy, as Kilmarnock went 2-0 in front.

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Kris Boyd playing through Greg Kiltie, a hint of offside, but the

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officials said play on. Greg Kiltie showed great composure to make it

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2-0. The Hamilton fans not happy. A chance for Kilmarnock! Josh

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Magennis, as I speak, has made it 4-0, the ball going over the line.

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Josh Magennis has made it 4-0. It has been a brilliant day for

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Kilmarnock. Lucas handled the ball to give away a penalty. Kris Boyd

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make no mistake with the penalty. Josh Magennis has made it 4, right

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in front of this large Kilmarnock support. For once, something to

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cheer about for them. Let's find out who is cheering at Fir Hill, it's

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not Kenny Crawford. 79 minutes gone and I think you should be glad I'm

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still here, because many of the foam cache many of the home fans have

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gone, because Partick Thistle are losing. They have been absolutely

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nowhere in this match. Inverness have been all over their hosts this

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afternoon, scoring three goals. It all began in the 14th minute when

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Carl Tremarco, an unlikely scorer, burst down the left. A lovely finish

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inside his left foot by Carl Tremarco. It didn't get any better

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in the rest of the half. Partick Thistle haven't scored in the first

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half of a game at Fir Hill since January. 1-0 down at the break for

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made it 2-0, he's 12 of the season. made it 2-0, he's 12 of the season.

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-- Miles Storey. A tight angle, doubling Inverness's lead. Putting

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more misery on Partick Thistle. It has just become free in the last few

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minutes. Josh Meakin is the provider of the second goal. He got his own

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goal. He was up at a corner, side foot in the past the Partick Thistle

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goalkeeper. As I said, many of the home fans are blooming and many have

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left. Hang on in there. -- booing. Dingwall is our destination for Ross

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County against St Johnstone. I am hanging in there a bit. It is

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County against St Johnstone. I am one. Steven MacLean's second half

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strike looking like putting St Johnstone clear in fourth place in

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the Premiership. They deserve it without being brilliant. It came

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from a corner, Shaughnessy heading it down into the six yard box, and

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Steven MacLean getting in there and slotted home. It was a very flat

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encounter up until that point. Swanson had a very good chance but

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he put it into the side netting. St Johnstone have been the better side,

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Ross County offering very little. Probably the worst I have seen them

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all season. Very much in end of season feel with both chasing fourth

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place. Darren, a former Dundee United man, you are not too pleased

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at the events at New Douglas Park, a right pasting for Hamilton. They

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will be watching the pictures coming in and they deserve to be 4-0 up. I

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have to say, there were a couple of decisions, a penalty for Hamilton

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and the ball looked as though it had gone out of play. I didn't think the

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third goal was offside but, that aside, they have been excellent.

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They look as though they have been up for it. Hamilton have produced a

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performance like that against Dundee United last week, and they produced

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that today, that is why the manager has to go. It is curtains. I think

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it is pride as well. They can't go there and lose and get relegated by

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Dundee, but I'm sure the Dundee fans and players will be up for it. Let's

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go to Pittodrie. Let's hear from Brian McLauchlin. Another one for

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the Dons? Number of Aberdeen, Jonny Hayes with an amazing run, 30 yards,

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past the Motherwell defence, popping the ball over Ripley in the

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Motherwell goal to secure a valuable three point Aberdeen. They will

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finish in at least second place in businesses Premiership. Stuart, you

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are the man for the old counter hypothesis. If only they had played

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like that early in the season. Partick Thistle, who were very close

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to getting into the top six, are now getting sucked into the mire. Do you

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think they will get sucked in Mr Mock I don't know. I was applying a

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think they will get sucked in Mr counterfactual seeds -- thesis. The

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reality is that Hamilton are in deep trouble. A noisy crowd up from

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Kilmarnock and, of course, a great day for them, and I think they will

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now think, can we do something here, can we just about get out of this?

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Still a lots to play for. Is there a lot to play for? I am hearing there

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is another goal. Against the run of play, a gold for Partick Thistle. It

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is 1-3. Kris Doolan, the 11th of the season. A long free kick ended up

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somehow getting through to Kris Doolan, on and around the penalty

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spot. He had one attempt which Vaughan Williams saved. Slotted away

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quite easily. I think it is far too late. Would you believe, it is the

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final day of the Championship season tomorrow. Rangers won the title a

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while ago, but it is still game on for the runners-up spot. Finishing

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second means sitting out one round of play-offs. It is between Falkirk

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and Hibs for second. They are level on points, but Falkirk have the edge

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based on a better goal difference. If Falkirk beat Morton 1-0 and Hibs

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beat Queen of the South, both teams would be level on points. Kicks have

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the better record. One win and three draws in the four games. They would

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be ranked second place with Falkirk dropping to third spot. Have you got

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be ranked second place with Falkirk that, chaps? A 4-0 win isn't beyond

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the realms of possibility because Hibs did it in midweek against

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Dumbarton. They played well. They had an awful lot of people.

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Tomorrow, do they have anything to play for? Gavin Skelton will be

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expecting a good performance. Jim Duffy will always expect a good

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performance from Morton. Falkirk at home are exceptional. It looks as if

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it is in the hands of Falkirk. I think that they have the edge. It is

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a thin edge, but I think they do have the edge. That being said, what

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an end to the season this will be for Hibernian FC. They have been

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huffing and puffing at times, but they are going into a great season

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and they may end up with a Manager of the Year award. You wouldn't

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begrudge him that, would you? Of course, all of the nominations are

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worthy, but I am shocked Alan Stubbs isn't in there. Kenny Crawford, I am

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glad he has hung about at Fir Hill, because there is another goal. Is

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glad he has hung about at Fir Hill, for particle Inverness? -- Partick

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or Inverness. It was for Inverness. It was Jordan Roberts at the back

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post, slamming home across by the substitute. On the right-hand side,

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floating in a nice cross for Jordan Roberts to fire home. 4-1 with three

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minutes left. Ack to the Championship, and a wee look at the

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form guide. Falkirk, one win in the last five. They both seemed to

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stumble in the last couple of weeks. They have done that through the

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season, putting themselves in this position. Falkirk at home have been

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brilliant, and so have Hibs. It will be a great finish. You will be

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hoping that Hibs win and promoted so that Falkirk's Blair Alston hangs

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around and goes to St Johnstone. I am very much hoping he goes there! I

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don't show bias when it comes to Falkirk. I wish them well. We'll

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Hibs be distracted by the cup final? Will they be? Is the focus on

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getting up? I think promotion and being back in the Premier League is

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their aim, and that will be what they want more than anything. Your

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beloved club won the Scottish Cup not long ago. Do you think that Hibs

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fans will be divided? I think they want to get the monkey off their

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back and stop Hearts fans rubbing it in. They would love to do that at

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the national stadium. But they could end up the season, it's quite

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remarkable, they could end up getting promoted and winning the

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cup. What an achievement that would be for a Championship side,

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remarkable. Steven MacLean, who won the cup for St Johnstone, also

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scored today. We haven't mentioned Raith Rovers. Whoever finishes

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third, they will have to play them, arguably the team in form in the

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division. They have done a wonderful job. It will be a hard one. Very

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hard, going to Raith Rovers. But Falkirk... I see Falkirk and Hibs

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being too strong for the play-offs. Let's start at Pittodrie, Aberdeen

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against Motherwell. Any chance of Motherwell had of

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getting back into the game ended when Jonny Hayes clipped the ball

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into the net. Motherwell had shown very little until they scored, it

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was all Aberdeen and they went ahead through a penalty after six minutes.

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Niall McGinn with a lovely volley and Adam Rooney scoring on his

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return. Rooney, the substitute, has now been substituted. Possibly

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feeling the effects of coming back into the game this afternoon for the

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first time since February. Another chance for Aberdeen. Cleared by the

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Motherwell defence. They are cruising to the three points this

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afternoon. Goals galore there and plenty at new Douglas Park, Alford

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Joe Marler. Much changing? I foolishly predicted Hamilton would

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win today given they had won both their last two matches and they'd

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won three of their last five. The Mahdi had been -- Joe Marler cab

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been drifting. Hamilton have won both their matches at Rugby Park

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this season and Kilmarnock won their last match a and drew the four

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before. Home advantage is not the case with these sites. Greg Kiltie

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with his first two for Kilmarnock. Chris Boyd making it 3-0 and Josh

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Magennis making it 4-0. It's been a huge performance from Joe Marler. A

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few bumpy moments at their AGM in midweek, but clearly adversity

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playing in their favour this week. As Paul Gascoigne once said, I never

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make predictions and I never will. Any goals at Victoria Park? I

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wouldn't put any money on it. Still 1-0 St Johnstone. The goal was the

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only notable thing about the match, it's been so flat. You would have

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expected county to fire back, they've had a couple of chances but

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have really created very little. St Johnstone getting the job done,

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they've not been brilliant, but they've done a lot and that goal

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looks like sending them to fourth place tonight. Enjoying that one!

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You were enjoying it more. One for the connoisseurs. Martin has never

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really understood the tactical game so I can understand that! He

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described Steven MacLean as a pest, but you were waxing locations about

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his other talents. I'm a big fan. For somebody without a lot of pace

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he's great at holding up the ball and linking play. He's getting his

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rewards and scoring goals now because he's been unfortunate with

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injuries. Who is your Premiership Player of the Year? We'll have our

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favourites the players have as well and they have picked their player --

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team of the year. Let's have a look at it. A who's Who of the season's

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star turns. Chaps, any notable absentees? First

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up, it's a pretty decent team and I think the players have picked a fine

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group of players. If there is a remarkable thing, it's remarkable

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that Dundee, who ended in the bottom six, have three players in the team.

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Allworthy players, nothing wrong with that. Dundee have always been

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my little team, I like to see them doing well. The other thing I would

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note is there are people who may have just lost out. I thought I

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might see just asthma throughout Jackson Irvine of Ross County in

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midfield and a range of other players who could make claim for it.

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I think it's a decent team. Let's go back to Pittodrie. No more goals but

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a red card for the Motherwell captain, Keith Lasley. He went in

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hard on the challenge and it looked as if the referee was initially

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going to show a yellow card. But then there was a clash between

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Lasley and Graeme Shinnie and the red card came out. Mark McGhee looks

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like he's been sent to the stands as well. It's all kicking off at

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Pittodrie. Motherwell now down to ten men with less than a minute to

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go. It might be kicking off there, but we are going to New Douglas

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Park. Is it full-time? Yes. It's all back on in terms of the play-off

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places at the bottom. Kilmarnock have thumped the Accies 4-0 and

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deservedly so. They came flying out of the blocks today, backed by at

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least 1500 travelling fans. Craig Slater's cross headed on to his own

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crossbar by the defender. Greg Kiltie would be the start of the

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show, although there was some controversy about his first goal.

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Did it go out of Blake was back he arrowed a shot into the top corner.

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Then he was plagued in by Kris Boyd. A hint of offside. It was then 2-0.

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Lucas Tagliapietra was adjudged to have handled the ball and Kris Boyd

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made no mistake from the penalty bot. Then Josh Magennis made it 4-0.

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A great day for Kilmarnock. Plenty of life left in them yet. Four

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points between them and Accies now. A play-off place very much alive

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issue still. What would the psychological impact of that result

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be, and the performance for both sides? It could be huge. You have to

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give credit to come on. They were doing well last week until their

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keeper was sent off and they produced a performance like this

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today. It's all about momentum and they are going the right way. Let's

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go to Firhill. Partick Thistle against Inverness. The result for

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Gilmour and might also send a shiver down the spine of jags fans. Now

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there's just a 6-point gap between Joe Marler and Partick with nine

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points to play for. -- between Kilmarnock and Partick. A terrible

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performance from Partick Thistle. They were so lacklustre, created

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virtually nothing about from the one goal they scored. Completely

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outplayed and outmuscled by Inverness Caledonian Thistle. They

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took the lead on the 14th minute through Carl Tremarco, an Englishman

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who plays at left back. Lots of space down the left and kept going.

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He went forward and scored with a lovely goal into the far corner with

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a nice finish with the inside of his left foot. It was 1-0 at the break.

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40 seconds into the second half, any chance Partick had of getting into

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the game looked over when Miles Storey scored his 12th of the

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season. Shouts for offside when Josh Meekings played the ball through,

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but the flag stayed down. The shot went in off the post and it was 2-0.

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It became three on 75 minutes. A corner straight to Josh Meekings

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about eight yards out. He side footed past Ryan Scully. Kris Doolan

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got one back on 83 minutes, his 11th of the season. A long ball from Ryan

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Seabourn. The shot came back from the keeper, but he then rounded the

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keeper to make it 3-1. Any joy Partick had was wiped out by Jordan

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Roberts two minutes later. He converted following Richie Foran's

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cross. A miserable afternoon for Alan Archibald. 4-1 at Pittodrie,

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all over between Aberdeen and the Alan Archibald. 4-1 at Pittodrie,

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top -- Aberdeen and Motherwell. A result that means Celtic's

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championship title cannot be confirmed until at least next Sunday

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when Aberdeen visit Parkhead. Aberdeen now guaranteed finishing at

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least second place. It started brightly after six minutes. Kenny

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McLean from the penalties bot after Jonny Hayes was pulled down. 2-0

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after 26 minutes with a lovely volley. Adam Rooney coming off the

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bench to score the third. Motherwell's response came courtesy

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of an Ash Taylor own goal. Chris Cadden's shot was deflected.

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Aberdeen's 3-goal lead restored thanks to Jonny Hayes. A wonderful

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run that took him clear of the defence and he chipped the ball over

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Ripley into the back of the net. Keith Lasley was sent off with just

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a minute left after a hard challenge on Jonny Hayes. It was the

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Motherwell assistant boss, Steve Robinson, who was sent to the stand

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by the referee on the intervention Robinson, who was sent to the stand

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of the assistant referee. More of that to come. Aberdeen guaranteed at

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least second place in the table and Celtic's championship is on ice.

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Let's head to Victoria Park. Ross County against Saint Johnstone is

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over. St Johnstone move into fourth place in the Premiership. Steven

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MacLean's close range finish separating the science. Danny

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Swanson had had a great opportunity moments earlier, but he hit the side

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netting. It was a fairly poor match for long spells with the visitors

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edging proceedings. Graham Cummings was denied by a brilliant Paul Quinn

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challenge in the first half when he looked like netting. Chances were

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rare as was the excitement. Ross County offered very little. Jonathan

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Franks going close with a deflected shot, Andrew Davis with a header,

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Brian Graham deny by a block late on, but they didn't deserve

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anything, in truth. A great result the Tommy Wright. A forgettable

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afternoon for the home side. Martin is right, in terms of the

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positioning and going for fourth place, it's a big result for St

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Johnstone full, given what's happened to Motherwell. Of course.

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At this stage, particularly with the smaller carbs, it's all about finer

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economic. That's why it will be disappointing for Partick Thistle.

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Just a point when they want people to renew their season tickets. 200

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to 300 people might not bother. That's not good news. St Johnstone,

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slightly more money if they finish fourth, but no European spot because

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either Rangers or Hibernian will win the Scottish Cup. Hughes this week

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saying they were how much to spend until they finish. He's looking to

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bring in few Partick Thistle players. That's what it's all about

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just now. Winning games, obviously, but trying to climb the league. You

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get more money the higher you get. It could be an extra couple of

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players. That's what the managers are looking at. You know greedy

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footballers also get a bonus depending on where they are in the

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league! Let's go back to Inverness. Their season has been blighted by

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injuries. They are a good side. They play good football and they have

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good players. They'll be disappointed to finish in the bottom

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six, but it's all down to injuries. Edinburgh city and Cove Rangers in

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the pyramid play-off Drew 1-1 so Edinburgh city of winners overall

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and they will go into the play-offs against East Stirlingshire. They've

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been hanging about in the football league for a long while. It's one of

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those things that opens up the whole question of the pyramid system. East

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Stirlingshire have frequently been the bottom team in the senior leaks.

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They have two apply for re-election back in the day. In this case, they

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may face a challenging game against East Stirlingshire. It brings more

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interesting to the game. I like the idea of the play-offs and the

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Pyramids. I'd like to see it extended. You look at East Kilbride

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and the Scottish Cup. It's good for Edinburgh. You have to have

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something to go for. If East Stirling can sit at the bottom and

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think we are going to get re-elected next year, I think it's great for

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the other teams to compete against the teams at the bottom. What

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happens if East Stirlingshire dropped out of the league was not

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what does the future hold for them and their die-hard fans. You can

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never ever turn on community and there is a community, a small

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community of fans and they will want to see the survival of their club.

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They'll have fond memories of supporting them through thin and

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thin over the years and they will want to see them doing well and

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regain their possession. Five or six buses were leaving Accrington today

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to try to see Accrington Stanley win promotion in England. A few years

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ago they didn't exist and they had to reinvent themselves and come

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back. There's a lot of people like East Stirlingshire who will want

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that kind of solution. It looks like curtains for Dundee United. A big

:29:53.:29:57.

game on Monday a way to Dundee. They have to win all their games from now

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on. They had to win five of them. Yes, they need to try to win their

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games and hopefully luck is with them. It's a definite they need to

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win on Monday night. Pride, you don't want your neighbours putting

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you down. Time now for the classified results round-up.

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Celtic have three games to go, with a massive goal difference. So Celtic

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effectively winning the Championship today, although Brian McLauchlin

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disagrees. Dundee United have four matches to

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play. We have closure in the Ladbrokes

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Scottish league table League 1. Elgin City, Clyde and queens park

:34:26.:35:00.

the play-offs places. East Stirlingshire go into that pyramid

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promotion play-off. Manchester United play Leicester

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City tomorrow. Newcastle united moving out of the

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bottom three thanks to beating Crystal Palace 1-0.

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A good day for Celtic and Ronny Deila. 3-1 winners at Tynecastle.

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The Premiership title all but done and dusted, so we can hear now from

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila. Done is done, learn from it and go on. I

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila. Done is have been a part of this club for

:36:17.:36:19.

two years. It's been fantastic and the boys have supported me. I never

:36:20.:36:24.

lost the dressing room. They are fantastic. You can see that today.

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Will you allow yourself a celebration this evening? I can

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assure you of that. So the champagne is not on ice. Done is done. Ronny

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Deila moves on. His CV is not going to look that bad for future

:36:44.:36:48.

employers. Of course not. I have got a lot of time from Ronny, he is a

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good guy, he looks as if he gives everything he has got. Big games in

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Europe haven't helped him. They have let themselves down as a team. Not

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just the manager, but the team. That doesn't help a manager, but he can

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hold his head up high. He has 12-macro championships. He has

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achieved what he wanted. I am sure he will enjoy a drink this evening.

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And he has a successor into the Champions League qualifiers, whoever

:37:19.:37:24.

that may be. You've got to be a bit sorry for Ronny Deila. I think at

:37:25.:37:28.

times he has been generous to his players, because sometimes they have

:37:29.:37:32.

seriously let him down. There have been poor draws, lacklustre home

:37:33.:37:37.

wins, the fans haven't fallen in love with the type of football on

:37:38.:37:43.

offer. Deila has found himself in a predicament with about 450 midfield

:37:44.:37:49.

players... He got them! He is entitled to his night tonight. And

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underwhelming season all over. I think so, and that is why the fans

:38:00.:38:04.

feel a wee bit deflated by the end of it and the way if turned out.

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That being said, they move on. It is a good job for somebody moving in

:38:10.:38:15.

because the CV looks good. He has won two championships. My CV looks

:38:16.:38:23.

terrible, but we move on as well. We say good night, but not before a run

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through of what is coming up. Next week, I am not doing the

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results show. Eilidh Barbour is your woman for that. I am sure you will

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make a welcome. Thanks to Stuart and Darren for

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their wisdom and wit. We will see you soon. Take care.

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Introduced by David Currie.

Reports and results from around the country in the SPFL. It's the second Premiership weekend following the split, and in the top six the lunchtime kick-off is in the capital, as Hearts play host to Celtic. Then at three o'clock, Motherwell travel to the Granite City to face Aberdeen, while Ross County take on St Johnstone. Meanwhile in the bottom six, Hamilton take on Kilmarnock and it's the battle of the Thistles as Partick face Inverness. Plus a look ahead to Monday night's Dundee derby.


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