31/10/2015 Sportscene


31/10/2015

David Currie introduces results from the SPFL. Including Celtic v Aberdeen, Ross County v Dundee Utd, Inverness v Dundee and a look ahead to Hibs v Rangers.


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Yes, good afternoon, happy Halloween. Fear not, friends, it is

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all about goals, not ghouls. That's terrible, I know, no tricks, just

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treats like the wisdom of our guests, Pat and Craig. We'll be

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stuffing ourselves with scores updates, results and even chat from

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managers like Ronny Deila and Derek McInnes, we will get their

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perspective on that 3-1 win for Celtic over Aberdeen at lunchtime.

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Other games are afoot and our reporters are there to say what is

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happening. Around the grounds, starting at the hill where Partick

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sizzle outplaying Hearts. Hearts are leading 2-0. It is fright night for

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Partick Thistle. If it stays this way, Hearts will go second in the

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league. Needless to Leeds New Douglas Park. Saint Johnstone are

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going for a third win. Thanks to Graham Cummins they have scored

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either side of half-time. Saint Johnstone are in control. Who is in

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control at Tannadice, Brian is watching. No goals but a much

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improved performance from United as they tried to claw their way out of

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bottom spot in the table. Although County looked dangerous as they

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strive for a top place. Martin County looked dangerous as they

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the North watching Inverness playing Dundee. Dundee are leading 1-0. It

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was Dundee. Dundee are leading 1-0. It

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coming Inverness will Dundee. Dundee are leading 1-0. It

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against it. 1-0. Anything at Rugby Park? Very little to tickle anyone's

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fancy. Uneventful between come on it and rather well. Rory McIlroy had a

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shot earlier. It was well saved by Ripley. Jim McDonald powered a

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header by Robinson. That's about it. Into the Championship, Falkirk

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against Saint Mirren, wherever Charlie goes, the goals! Goals

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again. This game is far from over. Two header is putting Falkirk head

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but the second half as been about Saint Mirren, and Stevie Marlin just

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missed from the halfway line. A terrific effort. Not many girls

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today but a couple of important goals for Hearts and they will go

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second if they hold on. You would fancy them to hold on, they are

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strong and powerful, they have the goals, a strange season, flying out

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of the blocks and then they have the defeats. They are organised up

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front. If they can keep a clean sheet today second would be

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fantastic. No goals between Dundee United and Ross County but you would

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imagine they will be delighted if they get anything out of that.

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Clearly, last week, I watched them against Celtic and Beirut were not

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good, they looked weak. Today, according to the reports they've

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turned it around and the manager has got a reaction from them, I think he

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had a go at the players and they have reacted. They need results

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today, though. Because the gap is five points at the bottom. And if

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they do not win today it could become bigger. Craig, Saint

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Johnstone going well, could get their third away win recently,

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leading 2-0 away to Hamilton. their third away win recently,

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Cummins scores goals, they don't risk on the artificial surface,

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Cummins scores goals, they don't Halliburton causes problems but

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needs a foil. Someone who can get The Boro in net. They are doing

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great, especially away, early season they couldn't buy a win and now they

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are really strong on the road. They scored again, let's have the details

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from Paul Mitchell. The goalkeeper feels hard done by. He's complaining

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that he could not handle the ball into the box. David Wotherspoon just

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hammered it home. What an afternoon for Saint Johnstone, pummelled at

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the beginning and they are now leading 3-0. More from our reporters

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through the afternoon. We can reflect on the lunchtime kick-off.

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Celtic have increased their lead with a 3-1 victory over Aberdeen.

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The details from Liam McLeod. Aberdeen's title credentials tested

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again. While they passed the test last month they were never going to

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repeat the trip today against red-hot Celtic. Aberdeen did not

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play badly in the first half yet were behind before half-time. That

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is after Griffiths and Rooney traded golden chances. A wonderful cross

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was expertly put home by the rampant Celtic number nine. The dons's hopes

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of coming back to match the game at Pittodrie ended as Taylor

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inexplicably brought down Graham Cummins in the box and Griffiths

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scored from the spot to move onto 16th of the season. James Forrest

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got a third and the champions should have got a fourth or maybe a fifth

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or maybe a sixth in an excellent display. The late consolation from

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Rooney will annoy Ronny Deila but this is a shot in the arm ahead of

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the crucial rubber league return on Thursday. Aberdeen are a long way

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off a title challenge, six without a win, and a 21st Celtic Park league

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defeat in a row. The goals are coming in thick and fast, is this

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one for Partick Thistle or for Hearts? Hearts, a penalty. Guess who

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stepped up. Yes, for his second goal of the match. It looks like second

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place might be inside for Hearts. They are leading 3-0 at Firhill.

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Let's go to Martin for the details. Inverness coloured Ian Hislop won a

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penalty kick and Greg Tansey slotted away in the corner. -- Inverness

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Cali Thistle won a penalty kick. Christie was caught, was miles away

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from goal but Inverness are right back in it. 1-1. It's all happening.

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A big lunchtime match today. Pat, you were there covering it for your

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colleagues on the radio. In that report, Liam said Celtic could have

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scored six. They took up the tempo halfway through the first half.

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Early on it was even Stephen, Aberdeen had a fantastic chance with

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Rooney, in the middle of the goal, a brilliant cross from Johnny Hayes.

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But could have changed the game but a great chance. Celtic just

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increased the tempo. There was an injury to constant time, and Derek

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McInnes made a change by taking Reynolds out of the middle and

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putting Quinlan in and it didn't work because it dropped off a bit

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and created space for salt Dick to play in, in the first half, they

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were more compact, as soon as the gaps opened up, Celtic played really

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well today. They sustained it today, it wasn't a first half and

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then a second half, they did it for almost 90 minutes but the Griffiths

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goal was magnificent. A brilliant goal. A great cross from Ghent

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Tierney. Again he played well today. A very lovely cross. -- Young

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Tierney. Maybe if Aberdeen had had their player in the centre he might

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have got room to get closer to Griffiths. If you allow him to jump,

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he will get above people and it was a great header to start with. We

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will talk about that later, there's been another goal at New Douglas

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Park. It is getting scary for Hamilton academical. 30 yards out,

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driving towards goal, and one went past the keeper into the cover. It's

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a horror show for Hamilton academical. Saint Johnstone levity,

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they are leading 4-0. I thought I would be the only one to mention

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Halloween. Any encouraging signs for Aberdeen? Spirit-wise, yes. It is

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hard to create chances. The Bunny had, you'll have to be clinical. You

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have something to defend and that lifts the team. You don't take your

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chance, in that Griffiths, Kris Commons, if they get one they will

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open you up, and in the second half, Celtic moved the ball quickly. The

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second ball killed the chances Aberdeen. Celtic had a great

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provider today. He was central to what they did. A spot of drama,

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Charlie? Yes, David, although it is confusing because the referee here,

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Gregg eight skin, and his linesman, are far from making friends with the

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Saint Mirren fans. He's just sent of Baird, the centre back. When

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team-mates tried to lob the ball over the top of Baird. The referee

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didn't see it, the linesman to his attention, and he sent of Baird for

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what I assume can only be stopping a goal-scoring opportunity. But that

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is taking it to extremes. Saint Mirren are down to ten and losing

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2-0. And certainly they have done better in the second half but they

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have a huge mountain to climb now. We flip-flopping between action and

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reaction. Back to that big match at Celtic Park at lunchtime and we can

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hear from both managers, first, Ronny Deila. A very good

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performance. Very tough to play some many games in nine days, four games

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in nine days, tough for everyone. We have turned it around. And

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in nine days, tough for everyone. We result in Europe. We have so much to

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play for. We are looking for a good game on Thursday as well. In the

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first half we had some brilliant attacks and some good

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interchanging, we forced the issue a bit. Then we had the goal

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disallowed, I haven't seen it again. In general, it was 1-0 at half-time,

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and it was harsh on us. We have the greatest fans in the world in my

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opinion and you must give them something. That is what we are

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training for every day. It is a privilege to play at Celtic Park.

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The players showed that today, real character, skills. They gave their

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fans three nice girls and it could be more. Ronny Deila is much happier

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than he was yesterday. At least he got some things off is just. He took

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a verbal swipe at some ex-players including yourself, it would seem,

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do you feel a bit bruised? Not at all, Ronny is entitled to his

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opinion. He says what he has two and so do we. I was asked a question

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about what is expected of the Celtic manager. And I think the league is

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expected. We saw in the league today they played well and you can flip

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that question around and ask, if he didn't win the league or didn't win

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a cup and they lost in the European qualifiers and the group stage,

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people would question them. I am surprised from my point of view

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because I have been supportive of Ronny since he came in. People

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criticised his appointment. I said it was good and decent and we should

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see how he got on. Yet when they played in Europe, and it wasn't a

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good performance, you'll have to do is call it as you see it. You can't

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say something that is not on. Not quite on the pitch. I expect him to

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win in Europe if no good performance did not happen last

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win in Europe if no good performance them to perform well on Thursday

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night. They will be at home. I'm a fan, and the funds will be the one

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that will judge what happens in the future. If he's doing well, if he's

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been in all those competitions, no problem. I will be the one who will

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be saying, as always, when they have good results, no question. Perhaps

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taking a chapter out of the Sir Alex Ferguson book on siege mentality?

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Possibly because without Rangers that challenge at the top isn't

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there. Aberdeen and Hearts have tried to take it, people think

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Celtic will win the league so where do you judge them. In the cup

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competitions? No, the expect the league. The problem for Ronny Deila

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is that everyone is looking at Europe. What about when Rangers are

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back? In our day we were not judged on Europe because it was a bonus,

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Rangers were there and you needed to win the league and if you lost a

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couple of games you a question. The pressure is there for every manager.

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Ronny is no different. People make their comments. It's not personal.

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You look at what you see and you go on with that. That is the way it

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will be with big clubs. People expected them to beat Maribor and

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teams like Malta because of Celtic's budget. It is not easy and

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in Europe you come up against tactics and players that you don't

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know. You live and learn. He's got off to a bad start. He's got his

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results, a difficult game against Hearts, she has won that. And there

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has been a really good reactions is that last European game, credit for

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him and the staff forgetting the best out of their players. We know

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some incidents have happened, and ultimately manage those results. I

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like to have a discussion and that's what the game is all about. We are

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in this business, whether you are a coach, which I have been, and I got

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the sack at Reading when we did not meet targets. That's what happens. I

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never saw Ronny Deila as getting the sack. It is also too early in the

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season to make judgments. Afterwards, when this goes on, if he

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gets through all of this, that is fantastic. I will be supporting him

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as a fan and a shareholder and that's what it's all about. You have

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got things off your chest. It's around half passport and it means

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that it's time for me to wonder through the almost weekly

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introduction to the show for the benefit of viewers who have tuned in

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for the 4:30pm start. I have used up my Halloween plans already. Is it a

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trick or a treat? -- Halloween puns. Coming up, all kinds of

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goodies. We will start this part of the show with the latest scores.

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Here they are. Celtic and Aberdeen in the top of

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the table match. Hearts an course to move into second

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in the Premier League. Queen of the South going well. -- are on course.

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Livingston are going very well. The big one is tomorrow, Hibernian

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against Rangers. Into League 1. The one at the bottom looks like a

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cracker. Time for another bounce around the

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grounds, starting at Firhill with Partick Thistle at home to Hearts.

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It was Juanma who opened the scoring. Just after the break he

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returned the favour and they doubled their lead.

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If it stays this way they will leapfrog Aberdeen into second place

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in the SPFL. Three goals there. Paul Mitchell can go one better? I can

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indeed. The Hamilton Academicals fans were happy. Their side had

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played well. Twice wonderfully denied by Alan Mannus. It has all

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gone wrong since then. Graham Cummings against the run of play

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scored after 40 minutes and then got a second just after half-time with a

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really clever goal. It was a good save by the goalkeeper but Cummins

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was on hand. They won 4-1 at Perth earlier in the season and they are

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4-0 ahead here. Dundee United are at home to Ross County. The story of

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the game has been very strong defensive performances although both

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goalkeepers have made terrific saves to keep their goal intact. Woods

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flooring the ball away after a free kick came off the back of his own

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defender and was going into the top corner but he made a terrific save

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with one hand. Somehow twisting his body after a Tony Dingwall shop was

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destined for the top corner. -- shot. What is happening in the match

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between Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Dundee? It is a tale of two

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penalties, Dundee just got into the box... The shot goes in, saved by

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Owain Fon Williams! Two penalties getting both sides on the

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scoresheet. David Rayburn appended Stewart and Raven was sent off. --

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David Raven. The opportunity arrived and Christie was needlessly clipped

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in a box and Greg Tansey coolly netted it in the corner. It's

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opening up a little. It has generally been a game of few

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chances. At Rugby Park it is Kilmarnock against Motherwell. Still

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0-0 at Rugby Park. It has livened up a little bit with Kilmarnock doing

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most of the pressing. They have just had a shot deflected away. That

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really tells the tale of the game. Very few shots on target for either

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side. Indeed it does not look as though we will get a goal. Hopefully

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the last 13 minutes will be more eventful than the 77 that has

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preceded them. Another one for Charlie to tell us about? There is

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no frightening the Bairns on Halloween. Firing past the

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goalkeeper into the net, John Baird put them two up with his ninth of

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the season, another header. Then St Mirren were reduced to ten men. They

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have got it all to do here and we have ten minutes left. Just before

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the show you and I were talking about how impressed we were with

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Jack Baird on Sunday in the match against Rangers and how he stopped

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making rash tackles. He has been tempting fate? The kiss of death!

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11 points out of the play-off places with difficult games, Hibs next week

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and then Raith Rovers. We were looking to get something

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and then Raith Rovers. We were played well but you have to

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and then Raith Rovers. We were Falkirk have been strong at home.

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They are a point behind Hibs and they still think they are in there.

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They will keep moving forward. We thought St Mirren were definitely be

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looking to get involved in the chase to get back into the top league. It

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is just not happening. Stenhousemuir, maybe at the bottom?

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We do not just sit around Stenhousemuir, maybe at the bottom?

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for things to happen, well, sometimes, but we also talk about

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things sometimes, but we also talk about

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like three sometimes, but we also talk about

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that have been and gone. And one still to come. On Tuesday Ross

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County reached the semis by winning the Highland derby in Inverness. St

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Johnstone went to Greenock and beat Morton. Hibs play Dundee United in

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the middle of the week. We will talk about these games shortly but

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the middle of the week. We will talk has been another goal, that's right,

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the middle of the week. We will talk New Douglas Park. Another one for

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the Academicals? They have got a great consolation from the edge of

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the box, free kick finding the top corner. It really was a lovely

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strike. Alan Mannus who has been terrific could do nothing. It looks

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as though it was in vain but a nice moment for their fans. Thanks very

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much. Now we turn to discussion of the league cup and the matches in

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midweek starting with the Highland derby. Craig, you were working on

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the television output, not a classic derby but after defeat to Hearts on

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Saturday it was a really good result for Ross County. Both teams went in

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on the back of defeats but Ross County, and a six-game unbeaten run

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up to this game. When Jackson Irvine gave them the lead, and also the

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first goal was going to be vital and this was the second. He played well

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all night, just a flick and to be honest I could not see any way back

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for Inverness. Too many of their best players are injured. Ross

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County got the lead, I thought they would be too strong. To be fair to

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Inverness, they kept plugging away and the fans got behind them. Miles

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Storey was playing up front and I thought that was fine but Vincent,

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the midfielder, was trying to be an auxiliary striker. They need to get

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their injured players back. The goal was a good one. This was a terrific

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flick from the young fella. It comes back of the post and you start to

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think, when you look is out it is out big time. That was the case.

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They huffed and puffed but could not get enough out of the game. The last

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ten, that Greg Tansey effort goes in blood across the piece, Ross County

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were the better side. It went well then but not so good today. It's a

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goal for Dundee United and it comes from the penalty spot, Billy McKay,

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nine minutes left to play. Bundled down on the edge of the box, a bit

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of debate whether it was inside or not but the referee points to the

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spot and Billy McKay sent Gary Woods the wrong way and there wait for a

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win since the second weekend of the season could be over. Thanks very

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much. We will talk about that later. Going back to the league cup

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discussion. St Johnstone 4-1 up and a good win against Morton on

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Tuesday. Yes, they came a cropper earlier on against Morton. When they

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took the lead we thought it might be another shock. But St Johnstone are

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good all over the park. It was a crazy penalty. Ross Ford gave away

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the handball and Stevie May claim, it makes such a difference when he

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is in the team, you always fancy him to slot home a penalty. You would

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expect them to drive on. He has got pace and can cause real problems by

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driving at people all the time and get them ahead. Then it is just the

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icing on the cake. Another lad who comes off the bench, he always looks

:26:55.:26:59.

like a player who can do something. He needs regular games. Terrific

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finish. They have done well in cup competitions recently and have

:27:04.:27:08.

another chance this year. Talking up a O'Halloran. Are you a fan? Yes, he

:27:09.:27:19.

is very direct and 90 he has scored again today. He has acquired lad and

:27:20.:27:24.

got a lot of confidence and I totally agree how good he is.

:27:25.:27:29.

Another red card today? Loads of them recently. At Firhill. It is for

:27:30.:27:35.

the Partick Thistle goalkeeper Ryan Scully, appending Sow in the box.

:27:36.:27:45.

The referee had no option but to send him off. It looks as though it

:27:46.:27:51.

will be Sow take it. The problem for Partick Thistle is that the

:27:52.:27:54.

goalkeeper, their first choice is injured. Ryan Scully was brought in

:27:55.:27:58.

for today's match to replace him. It looks as though it is Stuart

:27:59.:28:05.

Barragan who will take the goalie gloves for this one. Temporary max

:28:06.:28:12.

that's up to take the penalty kick. -- Sow steps up. What would you say

:28:13.:28:20.

to an outfield player going in against his old team to save a

:28:21.:28:25.

penalty? Take a chance, go one way, tried to trick the goalkeeper, get

:28:26.:28:29.

your knees going or whatever it is. Try to put him off. Take a chance,

:28:30.:28:36.

don't just down there. You saved one for Motherwell? That is very

:28:37.:28:44.

ungentlemanly! He was clever. He watched Wayne Forster score against

:28:45.:28:47.

an Irish team in Europe and thought he would go in the same direction.

:28:48.:28:52.

It was a wonderful save. Is he going to save it? I doubt it! Pat is

:28:53.:29:03.

right, difficult situation but Osman Sow makes no mistake. The bottom

:29:04.:29:10.

right-hand corner. It is all going to plan for Hearts. It did not go

:29:11.:29:16.

their way in midweek when Celtic came calling. The star performer was

:29:17.:29:23.

Leigh Griffiths. Yes, I watched him at Hibs and he is a wonderful player

:29:24.:29:30.

and he has taken it on, he has gone to Celtic and he is electric around

:29:31.:29:35.

the box. He was magnificent. He knew exactly what he was doing. And the

:29:36.:29:41.

finish at the end, the composure to put it away, and then of course the

:29:42.:29:45.

second goal, again, great footwork and tenacity to get to the byline

:29:46.:29:50.

with pace and cut it back. He came off the bench and played really

:29:51.:29:56.

well. This was when Celtic were really struggling. Hearts always

:29:57.:30:02.

denied space to Celtic. That was a great final goal near the end which

:30:03.:30:06.

was consolation, but I expected them to be up and at it in a cup game but

:30:07.:30:11.

it dropped off and it was more like a league game. Celtic easily

:30:12.:30:16.

deserved the victory. Leigh Griffiths can score a variety of

:30:17.:30:21.

goals. A great header today. That is the amazing thing because I can't

:30:22.:30:24.

remember him scoring with his head when he played for Hibs. Free kicks,

:30:25.:30:30.

40 yards out, he is more than capable, but moving to Celtic with

:30:31.:30:34.

balls in from wide areas, he is now excellent in the air. Now a penalty

:30:35.:30:38.

at New Douglas Park. Turner steps up, top corner, a

:30:39.:30:49.

shimmy up to the ball. The keeper went to the right way. Two goals in

:30:50.:30:56.

the last ten minutes but the three points will still go to Saint

:30:57.:31:04.

Johnstone. Is there a way back for Hamilton? To Rugby Park, there's

:31:05.:31:08.

been a goal there the in match between, and Motherwell. Drama in

:31:09.:31:14.

the closing minutes. Motherwell have taken the lead. They have been

:31:15.:31:19.

second-best throughout the match but they might have grabbed the winner.

:31:20.:31:25.

Their player came off the bench and just poked the ball into the net.

:31:26.:31:29.

The keeper just couldn't keep it out despite diving. Looks as if they are

:31:30.:31:35.

back to winning ways and Mark McGhee might get his first three points as

:31:36.:31:41.

boss in his second stint. Defeat to Celtic and a really good draw at

:31:42.:31:45.

Aberdeen, if they can win today, great start. I am impressed with

:31:46.:31:49.

Motherwell, they played well, it was the Aberdeen keeper who was forced

:31:50.:31:53.

to make three good saves against them. Motherwell would defend, to

:31:54.:31:57.

close to the keeper, Mark had them going forward, a lot of teams would

:31:58.:32:03.

have settled, a draw against Kilmarnock are flying but eclipses

:32:04.:32:06.

of Motherwell have got themselves going and are in a good position to

:32:07.:32:13.

take on all three. Is Mark working out who his best players because he

:32:14.:32:19.

doesn't know that much about them? He's right that the league is up and

:32:20.:32:23.

running now, almost into 12 games. You've got to make up your mind

:32:24.:32:27.

quickly about players and make big decisions. He's done that and has

:32:28.:32:32.

motivated them. We know Mark. You be doing it on the training pitch. And

:32:33.:32:38.

if you do that -- he will be doing it on the training pitch. And if you

:32:39.:32:41.

do that you've got a chance on Saturday. If he gets some results,

:32:42.:32:48.

nose. He hoped that Stephen McManus would take care of the packet of

:32:49.:32:52.

trouble that is Josh Magennis! Did that work out? It's hard to tell

:32:53.:32:59.

because you see bits and pieces of the game. They build their game

:33:00.:33:04.

around Josh Magennis so if Motherwell could manage a shutout it

:33:05.:33:08.

is a good effort because Josh Magennis can cause problems for any

:33:09.:33:14.

team at the moment. Hearts have really found their feet again. They

:33:15.:33:20.

have, they have. I did not watch them against Celtic. I thought they

:33:21.:33:24.

were a decent unit but they didn't create enough. But when they play

:33:25.:33:34.

well, they can score goals but you have to get the ball into the right

:33:35.:33:40.

area for those players. If they are almost back in their own half they

:33:41.:33:44.

can't get into those areas. I watched particles will last week and

:33:45.:33:48.

they lacked creativity. A big problem for them -- I watched

:33:49.:33:54.

Partick Thistle. They could not get people into the box all the support.

:33:55.:33:59.

Polk Burt scored a goal but really struggled in the game -- Pogba. I

:34:00.:34:12.

want to do what their manager has to save today if they hold on for the

:34:13.:34:18.

win at home to Ross County. He did what he did last week and players

:34:19.:34:23.

said that he should not be so hard on players. He came through a hard

:34:24.:34:27.

school and he knows that if you got the right characters he will get a

:34:28.:34:31.

reaction from them. They haven't won a home game all season and this

:34:32.:34:34.

would be a great stepping stone before they go to Pittodrie next

:34:35.:34:39.

weekend. If they can win today, Billy Mackay is the only person

:34:40.:34:42.

scoring just now and that could be a massive goal. If he has been

:34:43.:34:48.

schooled by Jim Maclean he will probably slaughter them even more if

:34:49.:34:51.

they win 1-0! LAUGHTER

:34:52.:34:57.

We know his philosophy and the way he wants to play but results of the

:34:58.:35:01.

most important things now. And if he gets the result today it will be

:35:02.:35:07.

massive. It's full-time at Firhill. Partick Thistle against Hearts.

:35:08.:35:16.

Hearts other winners, four - zero, Hearts per second, it's a game to

:35:17.:35:20.

forget for Partick Thistle. Thistle had been leading the way with

:35:21.:35:25.

energys they failed to take their chances. One shot came close in the

:35:26.:35:32.

first half yet went wide. And one decent shot was blocked. One man who

:35:33.:35:43.

will be required for international duty was indecisive and that cost

:35:44.:35:47.

him and they got it clear. They were left to regret their missed

:35:48.:35:51.

opportunities after 36 minutes. Early into the second half, Sow

:35:52.:36:03.

scored, from close range. One player was brought down in the box, there

:36:04.:36:10.

was a penalty, and it was three goals for Hearts. Some late drama

:36:11.:36:17.

when the Thistle keeper was sent off for a challenge. Stevenson had to

:36:18.:36:24.

keep goal, yet Hearts got the better of him. Six goals at New Douglas

:36:25.:36:34.

Park, two for Hamilton, four for Saint Johnstone, time for Paul

:36:35.:36:39.

Mitchell to wax lyrical about it. Hamilton Academicals were superb in

:36:40.:36:44.

the opening 25 minutes. There were two efforts that came close and they

:36:45.:36:48.

were saved. It looked as if Hamilton were in the mood to avenge the

:36:49.:36:53.

thumping they got in Perth is a timber. But Graham Cummins put in a

:36:54.:36:59.

lovely goal after the cross came in. The second half started well for

:37:00.:37:04.

Saints. Graham Cummins got his second, a lovely move after 49

:37:05.:37:10.

minutes, he made it 2-0. Hamilton in trouble and even more when David

:37:11.:37:16.

Wotherspoon scored. And then Michael Holman, 20 yards out with a

:37:17.:37:19.

wonderful Drive, low into the corner to make it 4-0. Hamilton never say

:37:20.:37:25.

die. They got a couple of goals back. Into the top corner. And when

:37:26.:37:36.

Davidson conceded a penalty Garcia Tena found the net again. It was

:37:37.:37:41.

Saint Johnstone's day. Although Hamilton did find the net. We had a

:37:42.:37:49.

bit of Thriller by Michael Jackson in the background. No news of

:37:50.:37:57.

another thriller? This penalty earning ten man Inverness Caley

:37:58.:38:00.

Thistle a point after Rory Loy puts Dundee ahead from the spot earlier.

:38:01.:38:07.

His progress was halted by the challenge from David ravens which

:38:08.:38:12.

earned him a red card. Rory Loy made no mistake but home side responded

:38:13.:38:16.

when Christie was clipped in the box and Greg Tansey put his effort into

:38:17.:38:22.

the corner past the keeper. A resolute home side coping well with

:38:23.:38:28.

that numerical disadvantage. Dundee could have won it, he had time and

:38:29.:38:33.

space to hook his shot. One point each in the Highlands. Important win

:38:34.:38:39.

for Motherwell away to come and work. -- away to Kilmarnock. The

:38:40.:38:50.

game had looked destined to end in stalemate, neither team looking able

:38:51.:38:55.

to produce enough spark upfront to get the win. Kilmarnock had enjoyed

:38:56.:39:00.

the better of the overall play but tested the Motherwell goal. They

:39:01.:39:05.

paid about in the closing moments as the ball came to the substitute,

:39:06.:39:14.

Louis Moult. Perhaps a little harsh on the home side because they had

:39:15.:39:18.

been on a fine run before this much. That and it comes to an end. It ends

:39:19.:39:26.

1-0 at Rugby Park. Falkirk at home to Saint Mirren. And a good win.

:39:27.:39:35.

Yes, a good win for Falkirk. The big game is tomorrow between the top two

:39:36.:39:39.

but drama in this one. Falkirk well in command in the first half. One

:39:40.:39:47.

had after 43 minutes, the bed, his ninth of the season. The drama came

:39:48.:39:52.

in the second half. A terrific effort from Stevie Mallon from

:39:53.:39:58.

halfway. He nearly beat the keeper for Saint Mirren. Then the game

:39:59.:40:02.

changed on 63 minutes. Baird was ordered off and the referee and his

:40:03.:40:06.

linesmen fault that Baird had handled the ball and was in a

:40:07.:40:11.

scoring position -- they felt he had handled. He was miles away from the

:40:12.:40:14.

goal, he went off and that is where his team's problems were compounded

:40:15.:40:21.

because for Cork scored a third. -- Falkirk scored a third. And then

:40:22.:40:27.

just to spoil a bad Halloween for Saint Mirren, Craig Reid was sent

:40:28.:40:32.

off, this time for pulling back Robert McEwan. This time the referee

:40:33.:40:37.

got it right. A bad day for Saint Mirren and a very good one for

:40:38.:40:40.

Falkirk. They moved to within one point of Hibs. And they were the

:40:41.:40:48.

winners, 5-0, away to Dumbarton last regatta a fallow period. The problem

:40:49.:40:51.

is they lost to Rangers away and to regatta a fallow period. The problem

:40:52.:40:56.

Hibs at home. Games you must win if you are to be champions.

:40:57.:41:00.

Hibs at home. Games you must win if is realistic. The play-offs are his

:41:01.:41:03.

aim. He did not quite get there last season. They need to be in third or

:41:04.:41:07.

fourth and they are on the heels of Hibs. An incident at Tannadice. A

:41:08.:41:16.

red card and the final whistle has gone and Dundee United have got

:41:17.:41:19.

three points are just the second time this season. The red card was

:41:20.:41:25.

shown to the United substitute Ian Connolly after he brought down his

:41:26.:41:31.

opponent. His second yellow card of the afternoon. The only goal came

:41:32.:41:35.

from the penalty spot, nine minutes from time. Fraser was pulled down

:41:36.:41:39.

just inside the box. Billy Mackay said the keeper the wrong way.

:41:40.:41:48.

United Way intruding round. Giving the players a standing

:41:49.:41:50.

United Way intruding round. Giving have been a different side this

:41:51.:41:56.

afternoon. A spirited performance. And today working. They are

:41:57.:42:00.

cheering, the fans, as Dundee United to leave the field. They are still

:42:01.:42:07.

bottom of the table but they are now looking upwards. They have beaten

:42:08.:42:15.

Ross County 1-0. Is there such a thing as a good red card? Preventing

:42:16.:42:24.

an attack from County? It's probably a professional foul, he must have

:42:25.:42:28.

realised he needed to take one for the team. The result is magnificent

:42:29.:42:32.

for them and their manager will be delighted. Two behind. Before coming

:42:33.:42:40.

you said, what if they lose. The gap could become bigger. Now it is only

:42:41.:42:44.

two points, something to really work for. The atmosphere and tired eyes

:42:45.:42:50.

will be different so fair play, the manager has got the result that he

:42:51.:42:54.

wanted. He's got the team thinking more positively. Aberdeen next for

:42:55.:43:01.

United. A test. Aberdeen will need to get things going. They will be

:43:02.:43:06.

getting stick from their fans again this week and you have to pick up

:43:07.:43:10.

the gauntlet and go back. They've got good players. They can win eight

:43:11.:43:14.

games in a row. They need to find that form. If they had lost today,

:43:15.:43:19.

that looks like United, I would not have fancied them at Pittodrie but

:43:20.:43:25.

the win will give them a real boost. Inverness level on points with

:43:26.:43:32.

Motherwell only six from the bottom. I'm surprised because I thought

:43:33.:43:36.

Inverness had turned the corner. Injuries. The big players went

:43:37.:43:41.

playing today. The main piece missing from the team. -- the big

:43:42.:43:47.

players were not playing today. But they've got a decent result, 1-1.

:43:48.:43:56.

Something to build on. Build the run and keep it sustained and get a

:43:57.:44:01.

result. More to talk about later but now it is that time for the

:44:02.:44:04.

classified results round-up. The fourth official makes it

:44:05.:44:11.

official. Here we go. Fort William against Cove Rangers,

:44:12.:45:27.

postponed for a second time. Let's have a look at the tables,

:45:28.:48:03.

starting with the Premiership. Celtic remain top with that win over

:48:04.:48:09.

Aberdeen. Six points clear at the top but it's over Hearts. A 4 nil

:48:10.:48:19.

win against Partick Thistle. They are now just two adrift of this all,

:48:20.:48:29.

Dundee United. Here is the Championship. Rangers and Hibs

:48:30.:48:32.

microplate tomorrow but it's been a good day for Falkirk, just one point

:48:33.:48:41.

behind Hibs. Let's be honest things are not looking great for St Mirren,

:48:42.:48:50.

ten points off -- ten points along with Dumbarton. Dundee United remain

:48:51.:48:57.

a point clear of Dunfermline athletic at the top. Annan Athletic

:48:58.:49:06.

are going well at the top. Five clear of Montrose. Stirling Albion

:49:07.:49:14.

and East Stirlingshire played out a 0-0 draw today. Man City and Arsenal

:49:15.:49:23.

are now level at the top with 25 points. Leicester City move into

:49:24.:49:29.

third. Manchester United moved down into fourth after today's matches.

:49:30.:49:36.

The bottom looks like this. Aston Villa have yet to play this weekend,

:49:37.:49:42.

the same for Sunderland. Newcastle picked up a point today against

:49:43.:49:44.

Stoke. Bolton Wanderers seem to have moved

:49:45.:50:01.

out of the picture altogether. They are second bottom now. Charlton are

:50:02.:50:09.

the other team in the bottom three. It's time to get more from our

:50:10.:50:13.

reporters down south to see what happened in the Premier League.

:50:14.:50:17.

Let's start with Guy Mowbray. The big one, Chelsea at home to

:50:18.:50:21.

Liverpool. Plenty of talk before the game about it being Jose Mourinho's

:50:22.:50:27.

last one as the Chelsea manager if they lost and they did. We are

:50:28.:50:31.

waiting to see what happens now. They started brightly. But a goal at

:50:32.:50:38.

the end of the first half changed the game completely. Brilliantly

:50:39.:50:41.

curled in by Philippe Coutinho to send the sides in level. Another

:50:42.:50:45.

huge moment before the Liverpool second goal, Lucas fouled Ramirez on

:50:46.:50:55.

a yellow card but he stayed on and almost immediately afterwards

:50:56.:50:59.

Coutinho got his second superb goal. Chelsea chased it which allowed

:51:00.:51:02.

Benteke can make the most of the space to put the game beyond them.

:51:03.:51:07.

Is the game up for Jose Mourinho? We will wait and see. We will indeed.

:51:08.:51:13.

We have to talk about that. Is the game up for the special one? Surely

:51:14.:51:18.

not. When you look at what he has done in every country and every

:51:19.:51:23.

club, and a couple of months where things don't go well and you say

:51:24.:51:27.

he's finished! Three Champions League is, league titles in

:51:28.:51:30.

different countries, he knows what he's doing. He might have do have a

:51:31.:51:35.

rethink and maybe some of the Chelsea players are getting to the

:51:36.:51:38.

age where they can't compete at the top level and he might have to

:51:39.:51:42.

change things but to think that people are saying that he's a bad

:51:43.:51:46.

manager after a poor start to the season, their first ever poor start.

:51:47.:51:51.

They may have just lost the special touch? I don't think so. It is

:51:52.:51:58.

probably just his mannerism, when you see the reaction in the tunnel,

:51:59.:52:06.

and that probably is the thing people talk about more than what

:52:07.:52:10.

actually happens on the pitch. It may have been unlucky and I have not

:52:11.:52:13.

seen many of their games, but the fact is that they are struggling for

:52:14.:52:18.

a result and there is a question about whether he was allowed to take

:52:19.:52:25.

the players that he wanted. We are in October. We are not the other

:52:26.:52:31.

side of Christmas. We still have a long way to go. There will be lots

:52:32.:52:35.

of twists and turns and if he can get a few results going, the magic

:52:36.:52:41.

could be back. A good win for Klopp, it looks as though things are coming

:52:42.:52:46.

together for him. He seems to be this character who can lift a place.

:52:47.:52:50.

He arrives at Liverpool and he talks to people around town and he will

:52:51.:52:53.

play the brand of football that the fans want to see and he knows that

:52:54.:52:58.

the support is sensational and if he can lift them by doing slightly

:52:59.:53:05.

better after Brendan Rodgers came so close he will do well. Early in his

:53:06.:53:09.

career he has started well and that is the kind of result that can draw

:53:10.:53:14.

a reaction. Table toppers Man City were at home to Norwich City. The

:53:15.:53:18.

last kick of the game was a penalty from Aleksandar Kolarov and he put

:53:19.:53:23.

it wide and Raheem Sterling will be very annoyed with Kolarov is Raheem

:53:24.:53:27.

Sterling won the penalty and wanted to take it. He took the ball from

:53:28.:53:33.

him and put it wide but it does not matter because Man City scored

:53:34.:53:36.

another penalty two minutes before the end of the 90 after a shot was

:53:37.:53:42.

handball on its way to goal by Russell Martin. Yaya Toure striking

:53:43.:53:46.

that one. Joe Hart made an error for the Norwich equaliser for Cameron

:53:47.:53:51.

Jerome, Norwich would have got a point because in injury time he

:53:52.:53:54.

would have produced a magnificent save. -- he did produce a

:53:55.:54:01.

magnificent save. Otamendi put Manchester City in front. Joe Hart

:54:02.:54:07.

had to fly to his right to keep it out and ensure City got all three

:54:08.:54:11.

points and stayed on the top of the table. Yes, but only by virtue of

:54:12.:54:15.

goal difference from Arsenal who were away to Swansea. 3-0 for

:54:16.:54:23.

Arsenal, while about the execution when it mattered, Arsenal finished

:54:24.:54:26.

the chances they created and Swansea only have one win in seven. Olivier

:54:27.:54:34.

Giroud's header was the 2000th goal of the Arsene Wenger rain. Laurent

:54:35.:54:40.

Koscielny converted the second. Joel Campbell marked his first Premier

:54:41.:54:43.

League start with a first goal for the club, Swansea were repelled by

:54:44.:54:47.

Petr Cech when they threatened and then could not build on a promising

:54:48.:54:52.

first half. Arsenal are right on Man City's shoulders. The fifth win on

:54:53.:54:59.

the spin in the league? They are now capable of challenging but do they

:55:00.:55:04.

have the strength in depth? Other teams are making sure that if they

:55:05.:55:07.

lose an international player they have another to bring in but

:55:08.:55:11.

Arsenal, Petr Cech was the only money they spend so if they have

:55:12.:55:15.

injuries and suspensions it is worrying. On their day they play

:55:16.:55:19.

lovely stuff and they are capable. Christmas time will be telling for

:55:20.:55:24.

Arsenal, if they can get through that and then keep momentum going on

:55:25.:55:28.

the top, but if they start losing a few games, the problem for Arsene

:55:29.:55:32.

Wenger is that when they lose a couple of games or have some bad

:55:33.:55:35.

results in the Champions League people will ask about players of the

:55:36.:55:41.

calibre they need to win the Champions League but of course they

:55:42.:55:44.

still have to win the league which they have not done from long time.

:55:45.:55:48.

They are the challengers and they are under pressure. Petr Cech will

:55:49.:55:53.

be delighted he left Chelsea! He is playing every week and that was his

:55:54.:55:58.

problem, he was not playing enough at Chelsea. It must have been a big

:55:59.:56:02.

blow, injury wise. Petr Cech will be delighted. Do Selhurst Park where

:56:03.:56:08.

Crystal Palace are at home to Manchester United. It finished 0-0

:56:09.:56:14.

and they had chances, Yohan Cabaye with the best of them with eight

:56:15.:56:20.

volley from seven yards put wide. Bolasie saw his shot pushed onto the

:56:21.:56:24.

bar. They did have chances but after three defeats in a row they will be

:56:25.:56:32.

grateful for the point. Alan Pardew applauded the supporters. There was

:56:33.:56:37.

a chance 12 yards out just before half-time. There was little spark

:56:38.:56:42.

but a seventh clean sheet in 11 games for United means that they

:56:43.:56:46.

stay fourth. Leicester City will be delighted because they have moved up

:56:47.:56:52.

to third with those results. Let's hear how they did it. Nerves have

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been shredded after West Bronwen is in front. He ghosted in, if you will

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forgive the Halloween reference, and then a eighth goal in eight games,

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what a record that is, he lumbers off the bench when McManaman was

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filed. West Brom really tried but Leicester held out for a 3-2 win,

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terrific. Leicester sitting pretty in third. It is incredible, the

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tinkerer, Ranieri, comes in. I did not expect this. Jamie Vardy has

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been a star. On the verge of international football. It's an

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incredible story because he was on the verge of giving up the game and

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he worked in a factory and then he is now up in the Premier League. He

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had a real job! It is a brilliant story. Louis van Gaal has been

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taking stick, people say that he has made United boring. Another clean

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sheet. It is great if you can score at the other end, but 0-0 draws,

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that is not what United want to see. It is annoying because people like

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Scholes and those guys are no longer playing. They did not play that

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style of football and it was completely foreign but van Gaal has

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said he has a job to do and you have to give me a bit of time. Managers

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usually don't get time. Watford to give me a bit of time. Managers

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West Ham United. Here is Williams. They do have their fourth

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home win of the season, ninth Williams. They do have their fourth

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record has been broken. Williams. They do have their fourth

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was robbed for the tap Williams. They do have their fourth

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Had his second Williams. They do have their fourth

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from 12 yards. That was about as good as it got the visitors who then

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had James Cole sent off for a late challenge on Ighalo limped off the

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field. Watford deserved the win, a horrendous Halloween. Beginning to

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think a couple of weeks ago horrendous Halloween. Beginning to

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Watford were heading for relegation but now they have had

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Watford were heading for relegation last week and then against West Ham

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today. Yes, West Ham have won at Arsenal and Man City and Liverpool.

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Their first away defeat. It is incredible. Slaven Bilic has done a

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wonderful job, Watford do not have any budget to attract top

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wonderful job, Watford do not have but the manager who gets their

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well-organised, a win here or there will keep you nicely away from

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relegation. Spare a thought for Craig Paterson, tough when you're

:59:52.:59:54.

former clubs go toe to toe in a big match. I won't ask him who he wants

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to win, but we will be seeking opinions on who is likely to win and

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why, when the Championship leaders Rangers go to Hibs. Let's have a

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reminder of what Rangers go to Hibs. Let's have a

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It was a belter. Yes, he has scored wonderful goals and he scored this

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free kick at Easter Road. wonderful goals and he scored this

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have dominated so far this season, a 6-2 win at Easter Road and that was

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1-0. Alan Stubbs will look back on that game because they

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1-0. Alan Stubbs will look back on good chances. He has got them into a

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situation where Hibs are chasing and they can't afford that at Easter

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Road tomorrow. They have to be clinical. 11 wins out of 11 for

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Rangers and it could not be better. He knows that his players are

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capable and he does not change a great deal. How do Hibs play? They

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can go back four or three centre-backs and push up the

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full-backs with Stevenson and Wallace.

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Interesting to see what Hibs will do, you also have the two top

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strikers in the Deavin vision, a really interesting game. Rangers

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were thrashing teams earlier and now they are winning by the odd goal.

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Managers have got wise to these flying fullbacks. When you are not

:01:31.:01:36.

playing well, but still winning, that is crucial to winning a

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championship. Teams have learned how to play Rangers, Mark Warburton

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changed things around and made them play the way he wanted all that it

:01:46.:01:50.

takes a bit of time. They've gone to the first quarter and this is how

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they want to approach it but I think Hibs will have to be on the front

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foot tomorrow. If they can beat Rangers, that then tells the tale.

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They have a chance. Hibs haven't lost since match day three of the

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Championship season. They have lost Scott Alan and they don't seem to

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miss him. John McGinn was added to the squad so Alan Stubbs has a good

:02:18.:02:21.

squad. Interesting to see how he goes. You'll have to look at this as

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a home game, must win, if you lose, you live in points plus goal

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difference means you'd have to get four wins. It doesn't look as if

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Rangers will lose that many. You don't want a season like last year

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when Hearts got off to a flyer and were out of sight. It's a massive

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game for them. Rangers victory, if they win it will be very difficult

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to catch them. It will probably be a draw. I think Hibs might win.

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Gentlemen, the events of today, that big win for Hearts away to Partick

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this all. The thoughts of the Hearts head coach, Robbie Neilson. You must

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be a happy man. A good performance in the second-half, in the first

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half we were pretty poor. I was disappointed, the second half was

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much better. Still a long to go. Would you call that grinding out a

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win? First off, we were pretty poor. We didn't play well. It wasn't

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exciting. We want passing as well as we should. -- we were not passing as

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well as we should. We need to play better football at times. I thought

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Partick Thistle played well in the first half. They played better than

:03:50.:03:58.

us. The outcome is great but we still have a long way to go. What is

:03:59.:04:11.

your target now? Top six has always been the target from the start of

:04:12.:04:15.

the season. Those close we can stay to the second place the better

:04:16.:04:19.

chance we've got. We won't get carried away. We had a good run at

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the start of the season, fell away, we've managed to pick up again. 4-0

:04:23.:04:33.

away from home has got to be a satisfying afternoon 's work. Great

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result but the performance was not what we wanted. We want to play

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better football, create more opportunities. Thank you. He looks

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delighted! At the embodiment of a poker face. You wouldn't know if it

:04:51.:05:00.

was a 4-0 win, or defeat. He doesn't get high, use a gang manager, he's

:05:01.:05:04.

not going to make rash statements. -- he is a young manager. When they

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played Celtic, she taught them up, today they won 4-0, and he looked

:05:13.:05:19.

almost as if he wasn't happy! We might not know if he is happy, I am

:05:20.:05:23.

sure that Alan Archibald will not be happy. I thought you played well for

:05:24.:05:29.

a fair bit of the game. What happened? First half was fairly

:05:30.:05:36.

even. I thought we had a couple of half chances in the first half. We

:05:37.:05:41.

fell to pieces after the second goal. It's not acceptable. I will

:05:42.:05:46.

have to speak to the boys. We were still in the game at 2-0. I thought

:05:47.:05:56.

we should have kept going, at least getting a shot away. We turned back,

:05:57.:06:01.

a couple of the opportunities, we turned back which was strange

:06:02.:06:04.

because the first off was very even. They had similar chances to

:06:05.:06:09.

ourselves. I sensed frustration and a bit of anger from you. A bit of

:06:10.:06:16.

both. We downed tools, that's the way it felt. I'm sure it looked that

:06:17.:06:22.

way for the fans. After a good run, for without defeat. We went into the

:06:23.:06:27.

game with confidence and we did not see that coming in the second half.

:06:28.:06:32.

I'm very disappointed. They have their worries with goalkeeping.

:06:33.:06:37.

Thomas journey is that long-term, and one got sent off today, with a

:06:38.:06:43.

suspension. What will they do? I don't know, and hope that the

:06:44.:06:47.

goalkeeping coach, whoever he is, will have a list of keepers to go

:06:48.:06:53.

after or maybe they've got a young lad. I don't know. It is a worry for

:06:54.:06:57.

them because they will have to come up with something. He talked about

:06:58.:07:01.

the first half there, how they played OK, but in the second half,

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downed tools, so he's disappointed. They had been on a good run before

:07:08.:07:13.

this. That will make the disappointment. You think, onwards

:07:14.:07:18.

and upwards, yet again, struggled at Hearts, couldn't get their teeth

:07:19.:07:22.

into the game. Maybe Hearts will be difficult for a lot of people. I

:07:23.:07:27.

thought that at home Sissel might have got a point. Hamilton were down

:07:28.:07:33.

to ten men but and looked as if they would win in the second half.

:07:34.:07:36.

Disappointment in the second half game. We haven't spoken about

:07:37.:07:43.

Dundee. They seemed to win one, lose one, and draw one. On paper, 1-1

:07:44.:07:50.

away to Inverness is not bad. They keep picking up points, Win, lose,

:07:51.:07:56.

draw, win, draw, lose! Today they got one point. They haven't managed

:07:57.:08:01.

to string two wins together, two losses, or two draws. They were in a

:08:02.:08:06.

nice position last season, coming up as the new boys and finishing in the

:08:07.:08:10.

top six. If they can do the same card will be a good season again.

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We've run out of time, I'm afraid, so let's rattle through a resume of

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the results. Starting in the premiership. Celtic were at home to

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Aberdeen. Dundee United got a valuable win. Another great result

:08:28.:08:36.

for Saint Johnstone. 1- the one between Inverness and dandy. The

:08:37.:08:41.

first win for Motherwell's Mark McGhee in his second stint at the

:08:42.:08:45.

club and a big win for Hearts. We heard from Robbie Neilson earlier.

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They were way to Partick Thistle. -- they were away. The big one will be

:08:53.:09:00.

tomorrow, Hibs at home to Rangers. You will see the goals, if there are

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any, from Easter Road tomorrow, as well as the premiership matches in

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the highlights show tomorrow night, presented by Jonathan 's other

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land, at 10pm on BBC Two Scotland. We'll return next week at 4:30pm on

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BBC One. Here's something to frighten the children! Stewart and

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Tam are waiting to take your calls. Come on, it's Halloween! Thanks to

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our own not very gruesome twosome, Craig and Pat. Thank you for

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watching. See you soon and take care out there.

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Introduced by David Currie.

Reports and results from around the country in the SPFL. In the Premiership, attention will be focused on Celtic Park as the champions take on Aberdeen for the second time this season. In their first meeting, Aberdeen came out on top with a 2-1 victory at Pittodrie, but since then their form has dipped. Elsewhere, high-flying Ross County take on a Dundee Utd at Tannadice, whilst John Hughes's Inverness host Dundee looking to get their top six push back on track. Plus a look ahead to tomorrow's Championship encounter between Hibs and Rangers.


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