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Hibernian v Celtic

Rob Maclean introduces League Cup fourth round action. Neil Lennon takes Celtic to the capital to meet Colin Calderwood's Hibs, with a semi-final place at stake.


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Four SPL t and crashed out in the COMMENTATOR: And he has scored! S

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United have got a chance of the competition. East Fife have fought

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through. The goalkeeper has saved it, Hibs are through.

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Hibs and Celtic will battle it out tonight for the 4th and last place

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in the Scottish Communities League Cup semi-final. Kilmarnock are

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already there. Two First Division team, Falkirk and a United, the

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question is who will complete -- and Ayr United, who will complete

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the semi-final line-up. The cup of shocks continues. Are we

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in for another surprise here at Easter Road? Celtic are odds-on

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favourites, not just to win this one but to land the trophy next

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March. Hibs Cup kick-start their thing if they come out on top.

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Scott McDonald joins me, we do have a hedge fund in the studio, not

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wearing the scarf but he did enjoy this moment in 2007 when he has won

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the trophy with John Collins in charge. And former Celtic striker,

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Scott who has had his hands on the trophy as well. It was 2.5 years

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ago, the Old Firm final with that penalty sealed and a winner's medal

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for Scott. Welcome to our coverage on the BBC. Hibs against Celtic,

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the 4th of the Cup semi-finals. Let's get the teams immediately

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in the Hibs hot seat with victory at St Mirren's at the weekend but

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plenty of ups and downs. The hot seat, probably more ups than downs.

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No Richie Towell. Yes, he has gone for all the attackers. A semi-final,

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they have got a chance to make a name for themselves and therefore

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they must go for it. Charlie Mulgrew has not made it, he has

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been mentioned at both sides of the park. He has been replaced by

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Thomas Rogne for top that has been hampering them all season. If they

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get that area right, they have plenty of attacking options. East

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against West for the final semi- What do you make of the set up

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tonight at the back? It will be interesting to see how they

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communicate tonight. If Hibs can test them. Ideally, like any

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manager, you would want a sensible back four but because of all the

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injuries he has had, it has been a frustrating time. Did I see two

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raised eyebrows about the Hibs line-up? Yes, slightly but I think

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it is fairly settled. There with the changes and it was a bit of a

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shame but before that, Hibs looked quite settled. I think you have to

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remember that the last eight games, two defeats. A bit of form coming

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back but looking at the team tonight, we are hoping he must get

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goals. The best news for Hibs so far, and not a lot of it about,

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have been the goals of Dario,, 10 already. Quality finishing there --

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He has not played a lot of football, it was important for him to come

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back to his old stomping ground and pretty much picked up where he left

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off. Nice to see that potentially he has got everything. He can run

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behind, hold the ball, beat a player and head the ball. On his

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days, a handful for everybody. great football pedigree. This was a

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great finish. He got it in the wrong position on his legs but he

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is quick enough to change his mind. All the goals, they are very, very

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different and that is the best thing about Garry O'Connor. Scott

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was alluding to it very correctly. Power Derek through the middle, but

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from open wide areas, he has looked and we all know he is good in the

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air. Can I say it as well that I did not know he would stand up this

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well this season, I thought it would take him a long time. But he

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has hit the ground running. Leigh Griffiths on loan from Wolves

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got a couple with goals as well. Yes, he scored a lot of goals for

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Dundee as well, he has not quite happened yet so he is getting some

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experience and it is good for the Bennion as well. -- for Hibs as

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well. There have been a lot of positives this season but every

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Celtic's supporter knows the problems. This is a classic example,

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midfield, not just the centre backs. Is he really marking Dean Shiels?

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Look at the distance. And then Dean train. But you have got to follow

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these guys through the midfield as well. You are talking about

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defending and tackling and nobody tackled him at all. And Charlie

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Mulgrew not finishing that with a winning goal. We might be talking

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about over a big question over the future of Neil Lennon? Yes, that

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has been around for the last couple of weeks. Certainly an the quite a

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bit of pressure, the expectancy level of the fans is high and they

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are favourites to win this, no question. Not just the night but

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the whole Cup. They need to win and that is why he has got a full-

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strength squad out there. From his point of you, it is good, they need

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A number of team changes, can you tell us why Mark Brown is in goal?

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He was good in the cup ties. certainly is a cup tie. And what

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one as well. Is it the match she would have chosen? It is the

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hardest, no doubt. A couple of so- called underdogs get through and we

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hope to make it a hat-trick of that. Semi-final place up for grabs, does

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it add spice to the game? really. It is always the next round

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in a cup tie, and the semi-final is still only next round. It might

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give you the extra edge but it is difficult and as much as we want to

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win, we have got a tough task. Birmingham's league form has not

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been so good this season. -- Hibs' the for. We have got to make sure

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we get wins and draws have not really helped us in the season that

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a draw would still keepers in. As was proved against Motherwell and

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we are ready for it. We hope to keep everybody on the edge of their

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seat. And we have played recently, the majority of games have been

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open and exciting. Good luck. Your team news, you have brought

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back Thomas Rogne, was it forced upon you? Not really. He played a

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game on Monday, and we wanted to see how he was football-Wise. And

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for Glenn,, Charlie pulled out this morning, he has been hampered by

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injuries this season as have most of the squad! But he is fit round

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of the goal, a good player and we will meet him at his best. Celtic

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are overwhelming favourites now to lift this Cup, does that come with

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added pressure? The majority of the town,... We will have to do the

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hard work first and that means trying to win games in knockout

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competitions. We were at the final last year, fell short and we want

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to go one better. You do not get opportunities like this very often.

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I stress this to the players and we will have to play our very best.

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Good luck. Thank you. We spoke of the problems that

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Celtic have in defence than what they have got a couple of

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goalscorers and a terrific talent in James Forrest. You thought Hibs

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will be making attempts to contain him. It will be interesting to see

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who he plays on the left-hand side to stop James Forrest because he

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has been Celtic's best player by far. Since the international break

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and another player I would certainly enjoy playing with. It

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will be Anthony Stokes and Hooper, we are looking forward to seeing

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them tonight. Significant importance of the League Cup has

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sometimes been downplayed in the past. If for every club, it has got

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every significance. Celtic would definitely love to win this cup.

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There have been so many upsets in this competition but that is not

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because teams have not taken it seriously. Everybody wants to win

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this competition and you see with Celtic, they have put up the

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strongest team available tonight. This is a competition that Neil

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Lennon liked to win. I know everybody will say to take the

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pressure off, but Celtic like to win trophies and any trophy U take

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part in, you want to win it. And it is the trophy that Hibs would like

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to get their hands on as well. think they have to take it on and

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win it. Nothing else matters to Celtic, they want to win every

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trophy they are in. They will want to win everything, a tough task for

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the trouble but they are more than capable of doing it. It starts here

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tonight once again and they are favourites for the whole Cup

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competition. Let's see how they get on tonight. Hibs will hope they can

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see is on a Celtic and safety tonight. If they can get through

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the first -- Celtic anxiety. They will hope the pressure will mount

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on them. Yes, what you are leading 2, if you see a weakness in the

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team and it is Celtic's defence, then you go for that. It is attack-

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minded. Griffiths is a very attack- minded players, scores a couple at

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the weekend, that is a massive hope for him. A big lift having Ivan

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Sproule in as well. He is a danger to any defence. Marc Wilson at the

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back will have his work cut out. A lot of interesting changes can be

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made tactically tonight. Will it be Hanlon or Murray who plays back

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tonight? That changes as the night goes on. Both managers will be

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thinking about going forward than defending and that is where I

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really am hopeful and expecting that there will probably be lots of

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goals. Are you surprised, Scott, that Hibs would switch away from

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Cool -- goalkeeper who was playing previously and go for Mark Brown?

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Colin Calderwood has said it in previous matches that Mark Brown

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will play. Let's see how he will do. I am sure he is up for it. Both

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teams have conceded goals recently. We are looking for goals tonight,

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hopefully we will get them but we will see what happens. A hedge

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against Celtic for a place in the Scottish Communities League Cup

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semi-final -- it is Hibs against Celtic.

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COMMENTATOR: The Easter Road faithful may look to this as a

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campaign to get started. This is a fixture that Hibs have not cleaned

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much joy from, won't win in 10 goes at it. The last made the

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competition in 2003, it has a 2-1 win here. They did lose that to

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Livingston. Celtic back-to- winning ways and Neil Lennon's men are

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heavy favourites to lift the trophy. Rangers, Hearts and Motherwell all

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out in the last round. No Richie Towell, an attack-minded side

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fielded. Ivan Sproule is back from 4 celtic and he has been critical.

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James Forrest is in the form of his life and also Thomas Rogne play. No

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strike is among this Celtic substitute. He has been one of the

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busier officials, he has shown four reds in the game see us taking part

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in. That includes a Champions League games. Also the man in the

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middle for the Hibs penalty shoot- out win. Mark Brown prepared to...

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Mark will summer the captain's armband in the absence of Charlie

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Mulgrew, he is back in the team as earth-shattering but perhaps would-

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I think it will be a really open game, Liam. Looking forward to two

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team is designed to attack. It really important goals and tonight

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would be a great time for him to grab another. From obscurity to be

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Griffiths that likes to get into the thick of it. The goals on

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Saturday will increase his confidence but can you defend

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against that? Look at the Celtic midfield quartet, they have got

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Wotherspoon if he can find them. David Willis but you want to get it

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Thursday, good performance in France and they needed to Paul all

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Wotherspoon is going to play at right-back. They are going to give

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at the back four a bit of protection. But David Wotherspoon

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will try to get one forward every time they can. Ivan Sproule takes

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the credit! It is the perfect start but Celtic do not deal with a

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corner. Comes into the front post area. The scrum or eight away

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initially the never get the ball clear. It is into the back of the

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net and the team have got off to an absolute fire. Daniel, not a good

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start for him. Not much you can do about that. Not a thing you can do

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about it. It hits him and goes right in the bottom corner. Delight

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for Colin Calderwood but I don't think Neil Lennon will be enjoying

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as an on goal from it Daniel Majstorovic. It was not going in

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Celtic rearguard in recent weeks and once again, hit by an early

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lead for 10 minutes. They do not have the players to do it. They

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have to keep going. That is true. Colin Calderwood has gone with

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their very attack-minded team. He has reaped the rewards early.

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Celtic need to get their foot on the ball. They have been unable to

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do that the first five minutes. -- clattering into him. He will get

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away with a warning. One more like that and he will be in the book. He

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dived in. He did well to get away Kayal not impressed with the

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goalkeeper. The goalkeeper has got to take charge. That could have

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-- pass. He needed to be perfect. Adam Matthews getting forward at

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every opportunity. It was at decent ball. It was a clever run. But the

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final pass let him down. Mark Brown, a former Celtic goalkeeper. He was

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could not control. He is holding a high line. You have to be careful.

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He looked onside. A good call by the linesman. Just a little bit too

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a recent times. He got all the praise in the draw with Kilmarnock.

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Celtic were three down at half-time in that game. Neil Lennon looks

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glum. You work -- he won this tournament twice as a player with

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the Celtic. Same old story. Bad goals to lose. None will ever be as

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bad as the goal they conceded in France last week. That was quite

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horrifying. They have got players who can score goals. That is

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challenge. If you show the Stutz, you will always get penalised.

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Stokes was in an offside position. Hooper was not. It is a rule that

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frustrated players and fans alike. Gary Hooper was onside. Anthony

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Stokes, as long as he does not get involved, Hooper is allowed to go

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season so far. He does not seem to be clicking as well as he did last

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season. He was terrific last campaign. Top scorer for Celtic.

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All he and Stokes have got five so far. Spend two years at Scunthorpe.

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He has got one eye on the Great Britain Olympic team next summer.

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Celtic are anxious to avoid more capital punishment having lost

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Perfect conditions. The pitch is Forrest, one of the smallest

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players on the park. Did not really fancy him against Paul Hanlon. A

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good three choice back four inches between them. Forrest could not

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make contact. The couple of Scotland caps to add to his CV

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against Spain and Liechtenstein. winger played tonight. You have got

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Ivan Sproule and James Forrest. What have you made of Sproule since

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he came back? He has managed to get a few goals. He is not a tricky

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winger. But if he has got -- if he gets a run non-U, he is gone.

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good in possession. Goal-kick. Sproule Kit himself far too much to

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do. -- gave himself. If you knock it 10 yards away, the second

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defender comes across and not sit out for a goal-kick. -- knocks it

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out. Three changes in the Celtic team from the one that beat

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Aberdeen. Mulgrew, Loovens and when the hammer out. -- Wanyama. We said

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the first goal was going to be important. The next one is very

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important. The Celtic supporters I think he would expect Celtic to

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pick things up after losing the ball -- goal. But Hibs have played

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in the season. Scored against Aberdeen at the weekend. -- Sung-

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flag was up. The linesman waited to see. You can see, he just got it

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right. Have I yard offside. -- half a yard. James Forrest did not find

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the target and the way. A couple of early flags for Keith Sorbie, the

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linesman, tries Max assistant referee. -- or assistant referee.

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Lines man will do me! -- linesman. Ederney and leading by a one goal

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thanks to an own goal by Daniel Majstorovic. It came in the fourth

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minute. A deflection off an Ivan Hooper could not turn it in. What a

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chance by Celtic. Great ball. Gary Hooper, he came off his left knee.

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That was a terrific ball. An incredible miss. Stephens and

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Wotherspoon were in close attendance. But you would expect

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Gary Hooper to have scored. If he got a decent touch, that was in the

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back of the net. On the night like this, quarter-final, UDR know how

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many chances you will get, you cannot pass one up like that. --

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you do not know how many chances 20 minutes? It is a wonderful start

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by Hibs. I thought there would be more of a reaction from Celtic. I

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expected them to dominate in the middle, keep the ball, get in wide

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areas. That was the first time Kayal got forward. He created a

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really good chance. The Israeli, il, joined last summer. An important

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player for Celtic. Izaguirre out Self-inflicted. It was an easy

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clearance. The way things are going for Celtic... Now they face a

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corner kick. Just when Celtic thought they would keep a settled

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back line, they lost Glenn Loovens and charlie macro. -- Charlie

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- Osbourne! If Ivan Sproule takes one touch too many -- I just wonder

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if Ivan Sproule takes one touch too many. This was half chance. -- this

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times. 13 behind Rangers. Looking to exercise some ghosts from last

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season when they lost at Old Firm final. -- the Old Firm final.

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Celtic have won a free kick. It is one of those areas where you think,

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is it too far out for a shot? Clever play by Kayal. Under

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pressure. You just wonder if somebody on the Celtic team fancies

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What's the reaction of the goalkeeper. -- watch. It was not

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that far away. As I say, well hit. It was always rising. Mark Brown

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confident. The Irishman thought it League Cup in 1981. -- 1991. That

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was against Dunfermline. They have won Mac hits since then, a 5-1

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back. The goalkeeper was quite entitled to picket up. -- to pick

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woodwork. The build up was different class. The passing was

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accurate, quick, slick. The final touch missing. Hooper was to his

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left. Anthony Stokes is an out and out striker. It faeces a goal, he

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is going for goal. -- if he sees a in his time at Hibs. He was just

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here for a year. Good return. Falkirk, Hibs, Celtic. He knows

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where the back of the Net is. He is clambering on Stokes there. It is

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50-50, both players get their arm joining Ayr and Kilmarnock in the

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tonight, extra-time and penalties for the Celtic defence. Le Daniel

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Majstorovic has been looking edgy. Two players who have not worked

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well together and you don't strike up a partnership in 10 minutes and

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Griffiths... A shake of the head Wotherspoon. What do you think

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about that? I think defenders can make contact, as long as you don't

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grab them. I think he goes down far too easily for the referee to give

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way we do, he might even be tempted to book him. Done on a Storrar

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vetch -- Daniel Majstorovic. Hibs to believe there was a need touch

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there but a good defending from Hibs. Just throwing themselves over

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the ball and make sure you block for Stokes. As he headed it on to

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his own shoulder, it is a free header. You would expect him to at

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least hit the target and you can see by his reaction, he has missed

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to go with the attack minded line- up has been vindicated, hasn't it?

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You, off to a flying start and it lifts the players. Yes, off to a

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flying start. It has gone straight across the goal, it just gives Hibs

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that little bit extra offspring in their step because they have got

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to get back on level terms. That is not proving easy for them right now.

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Hibs looking fairly comfortable, fair to say? I think Victor Palsson

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has had given the backbone a bit of on the far side. He couldn't find

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the target there. Up a really sharp break from Hibs. You can see

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Griffiths getting to the far post but he has decided he will take on

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the goalkeeper, looking for the far top corner, does not get the bend

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Hibernian there. Almost in for a got a goal that opens things up.

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And Celtic have only got one thing in mind, getting back in and that

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means pushing forward and meaning they will be light at the back

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Mirren at the weekend. The strikers will create a bit of room and it

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means you can get on the ball and then you can play decent passes.

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Leigh Griffiths is in. The flag is up against Leigh Griffiths. A good

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ball in from the wide area, the linesman has got a perfect view

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here. A good ball through and he gets it in early, yes, offside.

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little for Mark Brown to do, Graham Stack was one of Hibs' best players.

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Celtic, Mark Brown. Frustrating Celtic here, he came right at the

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end of the season in 2008. Scott Brown, his final game for Hibernian,

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this. Once again, just that little bit far out in order to be thinking

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because he is shaping up for the cross here. He has said it through

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to Hooper instead. Anti-climax for counter attack again. The

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goalkeeper makes the save. you're going to go on a fast break,

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he get Ivan Sproule involved it will be pacy but Agogo as well,

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credit to the goalkeeper. He gets a good contact on the ball. It seems

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a little bit easy for Hibs to counter-attack. It always seems

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down that left-hand side because Ivan Sproule will come on to his

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good right foot and take shots at your goalkeeper. Sproule well

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remembered for a hat-trick against Rangers at Ibrox. His first at the

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second bite of this, Celtic with onside, Leigh Griffiths that there

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a chance for the second... Could not take it. Well Hibs look back at

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that and one that was my what a chance, what a ball from Dario,!

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on to his left foot. Always the touch with your bad food to get it

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on your good side, isn't it? Good from the end of this tie, a Celtic

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have won, if one he had found the net if the had got it? A two call

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the League is brilliant. -- a one goal lead is good, a two goal lead

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is brilliant. Extra firepower for Hibs, any kind of set pieces in the

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final third, a few big lads. Stevens is up from the back, a few

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do Celtic look at the back? The set pieces are causing problems. You

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can see the number of green jerseys and it is scrambled clear but they

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don't look safe when that ball comes in the area. Celtic need to

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wake up from the slumber in the back. Hibs are looking dangerous

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every time they come forward. Another corner kick. I will give

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you three guesses where this will go. He will bend it right in on top

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of the goalkeeper and keep the goalkeeper cannot come for that.

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When you have got a team under pressure, don't let them out

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the interval. Celtic have had chances. Most notably Stokes and

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get in early but it has got to be a added on to the end of the first

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What have been made of the first half, Craig Paterson? Colin

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Calderwood will be delighted, they are ahead and looking confident.

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Neil Lennon is more from his team, players who can dominate, Forest he

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can repeat to shreds, Beram Kayal, he has got to fire them up. There

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is the half-time whistle. The Hibs fans will be delighted. They have

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got a 1-0 lead at half-time, Ivan Sproule battering it in off Daniel

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Majstorovic and they have looked very dangerous in the counter-

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attack. Hooper and Stokes have had a great chances as well but it is

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Hibs after the magnificence that who have the lead at Easter Road.

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Daniel Majstorovic not happy, he is talking to one of the officials. At

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half-time here at Easter Road at the moment, Hibs and joining Ayr,

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Falkirk and Kilmarnock. I wonder if he has tried to get the

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own goal taken off because that separates the sides. I can't

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imagine Camacho played better than that. We have got highlights from

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last night's free ties coming up. Hibs have been impressive. Yes,

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they have. They pass the ball exceptionally well, they have found

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the gaps in Celtic's defence. Celtic have had their chances that

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neither side has taken the initiative after the first goal.

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Will it be enough for Hibs, that first goal? We will see. If he took

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the Second chance, it might have been a different game. They might

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route that? I think there is great power in that team, all the way

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through the centre, Stevens a really important player at the

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field, and Agogo has been the man of the match, tackling, passing

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everything. Great energy and confidence. Among the have needed

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something special, it is the pace of Sproule, a brilliant going

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forward. Griffiths has got up there as well. All round, a good

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performance from Hibs, unrecognisable from early season.

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Celtic did not need to concede a goal inside five minutes. No, they

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didn't. But I think Marc Wilson is unlucky, he did not see it until

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late, he did it well to get off the line. Below 40 macro is in the

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right place at the right time. I don't think there is a great deal

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wrong there. Sproule has made the run and got lucky with the ball has

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landed for him. Could a Celtic player get up there early? At think

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that is harsh. 1-0 at half-time, it leads talk about that a bit later,

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but elsewhere in the Scottish Communities League Cup last night.

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Lots of thrills and spills and Jonathan someone can talk us

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United set about ending that miserable sequence against Falkirk

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at Tannadice. United went closer soon afterwards. Jon Daly with a

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strike off the bar. Every get the feeling it is not going to be your

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night? The feeling intensified in the 70th minute. Falkirk one goal

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ahead. Having taking -- having taken the scalpel Rangers in the

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last round, they sensed another scalp. -- the scalp of Rangers.

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Johnny Russell equalised within five minutes. The SPL side back on

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level terms. A great finish from a tight angle. It finished 1-1. In

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the first period of extra-time, United took the lead. Great pass

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from Russell and daily with the finish. -- Jon Daly. It Disree

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nearly 3-1. -- it was very nearly. Jon Daly with another superb strike.

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Again it hit the bar. With two minutes of extra-time remaining,

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Falkirk equalised through Ally Graham. Rude macro one paying

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dividends for a Falkirk as they stayed in the Cup. -- route. Willo

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Flood missed in the penalty shoot out for Dundee United. Stewart

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Murdoch kept his composure to send Falkirk into the semi-finals.

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Another cup upset. Another celebration for a manager Steven

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upset at St Mirren Park. -- fair mack United. Initially it was the

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SPL side in front. 1,200 Ayr fans made the trip. Nine minutes from

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time they got what they travelled in hope to see. Eddie May along

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with the ball into the box, Chris Smith with the header. -- Eddie

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Malone. The First Division side in sight of the semi-finals. St Mirren

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laid siege to the goalmouth. Graham Carey struck the crossbar late on.

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Scenes of joy at the final whistle. This was the third SPL scalp for

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the team currently bottom of the Aberdeen, Second Division East

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Fife's hopes of seeing off Kilmarnock suffered a major blow

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the second half, Paul Heffernan went close. In the 73rd minute,

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Killie made the breakthrough. Mohamadou Sissoko scoring. The big

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central defender with plenty of space, could control and a fine

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finish. Some trade mark Kilmarnock passing play almost carved open the

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East Fife again. In the 81st minute, Kilmarnock made sure of their place

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in the semi-final, Gary Harkins picking up the pieces and his shot

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was too hot for Marc Ridgers. The possibility of an Ayrshire derby in

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Great live coverage of all of that last night on Radio Scotland. The

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real story was the First Division teams getting through. The Falkirk

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conclusion was dramatic. What about Ayr? They have been an incredible

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Cup team. Usually you just do not want to get them. Bottom of the

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First Division? Bott it is Cup night. The fans get behind them. A

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possible Killie against Ayr semi- final will be one to look forward

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to. He is ahead against year-old Teeny here. We have seen the Hibs

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goal. But they had numerous other chances. What about the past here

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from Agogo and the ball in from Wotherspoon? Yes, fantastic. They

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were unlucky. The goal gave them confidence. As we see again here,

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another great chance. Sproule cut in from the left. Maybe he took a

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touch too many. If this was your first view of Hibs this season, you

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would wonder what the fuss was about. They have been special.

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think it is confusing for the Hibs fans as well! Osborne has been

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fabulous today. The pace of Sparrow on the break has been absolutely

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phenomenal. -- Sproule. He looks up Forrest today. As Scott said during

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the game, time and again against the big teams he seems to get up

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for it. He is breaking well there. Celtic are very open. Obviously

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they are behind and trying to go for the game. The two full-backs

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going at the same time. The shape is not correct. The centre halves

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are nowhere. That was a great chance for Griffiths. He needed to

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slow down a little bit and be a little more composed. This was the

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moment that this League Cup tie may have slipped from Celtic's grasp?

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Yes, every single Hibernian supporter will be thinking that.

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You do not get that many chances against the Old Firm. That was one.

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What a blow by Garry O'Connor. All the way through the Hibs team they

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have played well. As well as they can play. You suspect Celtic will

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make sure they do not play that well in the second half. This one

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from Kayal qualifies as a good chance. You would have thought the

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ball would have ended up in the back of the net? Exactly. He will

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be disappointed he got nothing on the ball. Hibs did well to

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pressurise him. It was a great ball in. He is of balance because he is

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being dragged back a little bit. off balance. He will be

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disappointed. Celtic have been unlucky a little bit. On another

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night, this one from Stokes would have gone in. A dinner at think

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Celtic have played badly. I think they have played really well. They

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look very dangerous. At some point in the second half, Cooper and

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stocks will get chances. -- Hooper and Stokes. I just think there

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seems to be weaknesses in the Celtic defence. Yes, as in the Hibs

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defence. There are goals to come in this game. It has been entertaining

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to watch. From an unbiased point of view, the goal as come at the wrong

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end! Knee will Lennon believes in his team. He knows they can go

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forward and create chances. Again it was highlighted before the game

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that left-back was a problem for Ederney. -- Hibernian. If you put

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pressure on Hanlon, if Celtic get the ball up to the right hand side

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and overload down that side, there will be more opportunities. Kayal

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has looked comfortable for me. He can create something. There are

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more chances. He is good to watch. He likes to look forward every time.

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It is a pleasure to play with him. You have got midfielder's playing

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the ball earlier. This is the only goal so far but it is unlikely to

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be the only goal? Nothing Celtic can do on the line that there. It

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came through a crowd of players. I am not going to say anything

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against must Horowitz. -- Majstorovic. Celtic will continue

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to be that open. They will carry on pushing on. There are great

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opportunities for Celtic in the second half. Do not turn off.

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man with the dubious honour of the only goal so far, Daniel

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Majstorovic, putting into his own net. Back to Kraig Patterson and

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this season at the weekend. -- Hibernian. This is a Celtic team

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that has shown resilience and character in the last few games.

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They will need to improve if they are to claw their way back into

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this one. No changes on either side gone with the same line-up for the

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second half. Celtic have no strikers on the bench. Paddy

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McCourt perhaps the most creative? Yes. If they still need a goal as

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the game goes on, you would imagine they would introduce the magic of

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McCord. -- McCourt! What a start for Forrest! The reaction that Neil

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Lennon and the Celtic fans wanted comes in the first minute of the

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second half. What a strike. Unbelievable hit! Drags his team

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back into the game as he did against Kilmarnock. Across the

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goalkeeper. Good skill. What a finish. Mark Brown sees it but he

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sees it too late. That was stunning from a forest. His 5th goal of the

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season. -- from a James Forrest. He half. Celtic scoring early in the

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second. What will this do for this cup-tie? Kayal is holding his nose.

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Certainly Hecken is it a challenge. The players go head to head. I do

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not see anything happening there. The yellow card is coming out.

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There may be one for each player. Kayal and Sproule. Indeed it is.

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you get on with the game, you may have a chance of getting away with

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it. A few go head to head, you will both be booked. -- if you go head

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to head. The first two cards of the prevents any nerves that may have

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crept into the Celtic game. Fantastic for that man, Neil Lennon.

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Colin Calderwood, the last thing he would have said, first five minutes,

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keep it tight. Magic from James Forrest. How good her seat in this

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season? At Kilmarnock, three -- three goals behind, you look too

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experienced players to bring you He was convinced that all had gone

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over. Once again, you can see the pace. Is the whole of the ball

:22:06.:22:16.
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impossible ball to win as his centre-back when it is coming to

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the striker's chest. You just have organised by Forster. -- first

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happening for Gary Hooper. No. He struggled at Kilmarnock. Eventually

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had to be substituted. He does not look the dynamic player we know he

:23:51.:23:58.

can be. To be fair, he does most damage inside the penalty area.

:23:58.:24:03.

This season he does not seem to be in the same place as he was last

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O'Connor. That was sore. Kayal lungs a moan. Yes. He was quick to

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Celtic game, he is very interesting to watch. He talked his way through

:24:50.:24:55.

matches. He does like to get involved. But the great thing is he

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ballooned it over anyway. That was a poor finish. You see the ball

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being played. Maybe just. Mark will some on the far side getting back

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at pace. -- Marc Wilson. If that hit the back of the net there was a

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Extra-time and penalties if win since February. They have had

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their lead taking away from them right at the start of the second

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second half, it is planning out pretty much as they did in the

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first. Jenas Forest is in again...- 21, Celtic! -- 2-1. He has turned a

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match on its head. He is some player, and when he gets in, he

:29:55.:30:03.

makes it a great break. Just inside the post. A terrific finish again

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and this lad is on fire at the moment. This and by from Celtic but

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here's way you get a bit of a break, he is onside and he has played him

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on and Forrester they really slick finish right in the bottom corner.

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And Hibs having back, have got to drag themselves back into the game.

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This game has been turned upside- down in the space of 12 second half

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minutes. Whatever he said at half- time has worked. Once again, it is

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completely changed. The they can move from side to side, they come

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round the Hibs players all over the park because they have the lead and

:31:07.:31:17.
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therefore they will dictate the way they want the game to go. Suddenly,

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Celtic are running amok here. Stokes looking for Joe Ledley in

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the middle. They look so much more dangerous coming forward in the

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second half and in the first. Confidence is now losing through

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the side. If he looks up, nobody in the middle. There is the man with a

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problem. It may be looking at the bench to see if some were can be

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put on a park you can produce a bit Griffiths. Goal kick. Great pace

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from Matthews, and when you get a head, cut back was the defender. A

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great tackle there. -- cutback across the defender. He did well to

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get back at Griffiths there. The in there for Hibernian. Yes, a 2-1

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defeat is no good, you have got to take chances. You could understand

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another goal lost in trying to get Sung-Yeung slopes and that let

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Hibernian off the hook. Once again, drives, gets in the box, forest. A

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brilliant chip to the back post and the move dies because of keys in

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young losing his footing. -- Because Ki Sung-Yeung loses his

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is terrorising that Hibernian defence. Allow him to get on the

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ball in the box, you are in trouble because he has got quick feet, pace,

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tricks and it is difficult to get him off the ball. Palsson does well

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there. Ki Sung-Yeung will take the there is the third! It is Anthony

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Stokes to get it. That may well be the goal that knocks Hibernian out

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and put Celtic into the last four, the former Hibernian Stokes he gets

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it. Far too easy from Hibs' point of you but Anthony Stones finds a

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bit of space, but of power, and Celtic now have that cushion.

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this is possibly a cue for many of the Hibernian fans to head for the

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exit. Celtic have gone from 1-0 down to 3-1 up just be on the hour

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minutes. They came back from 3-0 down against Kilmarnock to become

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3-3 in 17 second half minutes. need a repeat of their performance

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against Dundee United. They got a draw, a couple of goals if they can

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score which will give them a chance and a lift. But this Celtic score

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again, this game is gone. You were under what is going through the

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mind of Colin Calderwood. A pretty easy team time talk at half-time,

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they looked OK right up until Celtic's second but since then, it

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had been utter domination from the makes the save. So a good effort. A

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good save from the goalkeeper but how easy does Stokes get on the

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ball here? Nobody near him. Look. Sets it up, takes the shot, good

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little bit of zealous. Hibs appeared to make a change. Danny

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Galbraith will try to get something into the box, I would imagine. A

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good first touch from Hooper. They are a different team. As I said,

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the passing is sharp and accurate, they look a different side. A yard

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apart. They have certainly turned up now. Celtic fans will be asking

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why they can't play like this from chances, Leigh Griffiths in

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particular towards the end of the first half. Would Hibs look back at

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to come off for Hibs, Danny Galbraith to come on -- Victor

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challenge with the goalkeeper. A decent ball in that Leigh Griffiths

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looking for the ball and takes a good hit from Fraser Forster into

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the bargain. But Hibs substitution, he would take of a defensive

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midfielder a stick-on another forward? And I think now, Colin

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clearly annoyed, perhaps not by coming off but the way things have

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gone for Hibs in the second half. Second minute seeing Celtic

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Victor Wanyama for Barran Kyle. A straight forward replacement --

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Beram Kayal. To keep the lead, you have to. I think he is bringing of

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a player who will sit and defend, stake in the back four and make

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sure Hibs don't get through easy. Hooper is onside and a great

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finish! Celtic crackling like a log fire and they have come from behind

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to routing Hibernian. In 68 minutes, it 68 -- it will beat Celtic in the

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last four. Gary Hooper goes, he is onside and the rest is, can he

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finish? First touch is a brilliant and that is a quality finish.

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has unravelled big style for Hibs. Cooper sleep with a finish that is

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like Cooper from last season and what a shot. Colin Calderwood will

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be absolutely livid as a centre- back. Beram Kayal will be replaced

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by Victor Wanyama. These two meet again on lead business on Saturday

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-- league business on Saturday in Glasgow. One of the new faces,

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Victor, around Celtic Park. Number Celtic history in the year of 1967,

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little wonder that some Hibs fans are slipping off, they have had

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enough. It was all going so well minutes. The game has gone now. You

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can hardly blame them for heading home early. Having been 1-0 ahead

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and now 4-1, you have to be the eternal optimist if you think they

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can get back in. Here they come again. It is read out for the

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Northern Irishman. Hibs down to 10. This is going from bad to worse. --

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it is a red card for the Northern Irishman. He misses a game. Ivan

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Sproule can have no complaints, he has attended a challenge, coming

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back. He has not got the ball, managed to get the player and you

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are going to get yellow carded he has already got one and that means

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he has off the park. Well, Celtic have had Hibs under their farm for

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demoralised. The game that looked like there might be something

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special now it is about pride and second half it wasn't there in the

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first. There are 10 points them and Rangers at the top of the Premier

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League. They have a game in hand against Dunfermline. A long way to

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go and this will do wonders for Stevenson and Akpo Sodje. You need

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some kind of help and they will try and get on the ball when they come

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on but it is all about pride now. Brian a profession and your team. -

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- pride in your profession and a have a chance to go 2-0 up, if you

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don't take it against the Old Firm, it will come back and quality big-

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time. A free kick, Hibs have got a back in the middle. The big Swede

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in the book. Leigh Griffiths has a office 46 games before tonight

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since taking over from John Hughes one year ago. Another night of

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misery for the former Scotland defender. As Garry O'Connor is

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by Akpo Sodje. It looks like Akpo Sodje will have to play upfront

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alongside Griffiths. They still have the two strikers which might

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sneak a goal but if you leave yourself short at the back, Celtic

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Celtic who already lead by four to one Aminah what a court can do. He

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will replace Gary Hooper surely. -- and we know what Paddy McCourt can

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do. Where did this go wrong for Hibs? Light at the first minute of

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the second half. Its Celtic got a lift and they have gone on to

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wonder. He becomes off, managed to get himself on the scoresheet with

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the 4th goal. On comes Paddy McCourt. Joy if you're a defender

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and you are starting to tire and they bring on a trickster like

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is struggling for strikers. -- it worked out OK. James Forrest drag -

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Forrest is on a hat-trick. Moving himself on to six for the season

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tonight. So too is Stokes and so to play Celtic again in the league on

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Saturday. -- Hibs. A cheeky finish. Mark Brown was equal to it. He was

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trying to flick the ball across goal. He has got quick feet. He has

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got so many tricks. Defenders have to be careful not to give away a

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penalty against him. Celtic meet him was on the weekend. Then they

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play rain in the Europa League next a Hibs fan. A man down, 4-0 down,

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demoralised. Yes,. The players He had watched 15 or 16 passes and

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decided, it is going to have to stop at some point. Anthony Stokes

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very appreciative of this, on a hat-trick. His manager wanting to

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get the ovation. And he deserves it. He got Celtic back into this game.

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Quick feet and great finishing. This is a beauty. Wonderful strike

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across the goalkeeper. No chance for Mark Brown. Perfect again.

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Anthony Stokes court was by surprise. Cha Du-Ri is the player

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who is on. Just giving players a run out. Every chance to get match

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mistake by Cha Du-Ri in France, when he knocked the ball past his

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ball. Anthony Stokes checks out, drags the defender and oats,

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cheques back. Cha Du-Ri could not away from home for Celtic, losing

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just one away domestic cup-tie since famously losing to Clyde in

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2005. That was at St Mirren in a Osborne. The referee was right.

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Look for advantage. It did not come. He has given the free kick. Forster

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did not look convincing there. Still just a little snippets that

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the Celtic defence is not functioning. That is the main worry

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for Neil Lennon. In the first half they struggled. A couple of times

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you can put that down as a chance. The angle was always against him.

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He did well to wrestle himself into that position. But he was never

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Danny Galbraith. What next Burke Colin Calderwood? -- for Colin

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Calderwood? Condon taking things that have happened out there in the

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second hand. -- contemplating. Four minutes remaining. Him and Billy

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Brown wondering where it all went wrong. I am sure the manager would

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have told them how important the early have of the second half was.

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-- early Park. The big night for Celtic. They lost to Rangers,

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Hearts and Atletico Madrid, drew with Kilmarnock and Udinese. It is

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a big win for Celtic tonight, you feel, and for a meal that none.

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just sometimes wonder when a player has come on and he knows the game

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is won, if he gets up to the speed opponents to play against. Well

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done, Louise Stevenson. -- you we Stevenson. McCord does not get many

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start. His 7th appearance of the season. They have all been as a

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Falkirk want to avoid Celtic in the semi-final draw? You can bet your

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time at the the end of this match. Hibs will want this over and done

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Celtic demolished Hibernian in the second half. Neil Lennon beating

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Colin Calderwood again, just like he did earlier in the season. It

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was James Forrest, just like he did at Rugby Park, who grabbed the game

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by the scruff of the neck and scored twice early and the second

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half, as Celtic went from one down to 4-1 ahead. Gary Hooper got the

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4th. His 6th of the season. Stokes got his 6th of the season. A

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fantastic second half performance from the Parkhead side. Yes.

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Questions were asked at half-time. Do Celtic have it in them to get

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back into the game? That players answered with an emphatic yes.

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James Forrest the man once again who led them. When you look at the

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first 45 and the second 45, it looked like two different Celtic

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teams. Once Celtic click into gear, it was hard work. Celtic had the

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swagger of a gunslinger and the second half. The team to avoid in

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Celtic manager Neil Lennon did say on Sunday that at team would take a

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beating from his team one of these days. Sadly for Hibs, they were on

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the wrong end of it. What a dramatic transformation. Let's hear

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from the excellent James Forrest. Fantastic second half performance,

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and from yourself in particular. You must be delighted? Yes, the

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first half was not up to scratch. We had a better attitude of the

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second half. I notice that the manager and a few words in your ear

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as he took you off. What did he say to you? I know I was not good

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enough in the first have. Hopefully I did better in the second half.

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What did the manager say to the team at half-time? The players knew

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themselves the first half was not up to scratch. He let us know that.

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We shall we can play in the second half. Why we are not up to scratch

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and the first half? Are I cannot put my finger on it. We had a few

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chances. They scored an early goal. Incredible performance from Hibs in

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the first half. They had you under the cosh at times? Yes, they had

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some chances. Big Forster made a few saves. Credit to him.

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excellent second half performance from Celtic. Into the semi-finals.

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Two First Division teams in there. You most fear you have a good

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chance to win this tournament? of the First Division teams had

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beaten SPL teams. -- have beaten. He looks like he could be a Celtic

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ball boy. He is at 20-year-old Going places at the moment. Two

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crucial goals which turned this game around? Yes. We said at half-

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time how impressed that he has been. We had it in the second half. A

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danger man. The fantastic finish for the first one. Taken with great

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composure. A lot better than Griffiths did in the first up.

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much was that second half of that Celtic finding their form and Hibs

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crumbling? Yes, he has crumbled to some degree. They played well in

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the first half. I did not think they could keep it off for another

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45 minutes. The last thing we said at half-time was, get Forrest into

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the game. That is exactly what Celtic did. Practically it worked.

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Well done Neil Lennon. Celtic were behind inside five minutes. It was

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an own goal from Daniel Majstorovic which put Hibs in front. Hibs were

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very impressive and the first that. They had a little bit of luck.

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Celtic were unlucky. At that point, Higgs did not panic. They tried to

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get the second goal. I think they deserve to get the goal at that

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point. A second goal would have been pushing it. We did wonder if

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this was a Turning Point? Yes, it was a chance for them to go two D 0

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ahead. He has not slowed down. -- 2-0. If that was Hooper or Stokes

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or Scott McDonald, that Paul would be in the back of the net.

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Fantastic second half performance. What did you put in the tea at

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half-time? It is not what I put in the tea. It is basically what I

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asked of them in the second half. We want to win all the competitions.

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They did themselves justice. I was disappointed with some of our

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finishing. We were all open and sloppy at times in possession. That

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is why Hibs hit Hossa reid mack on the break. A poor goal from a

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corner. I was not very pleased. In the second half, exhilarating. The

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fans responded. Some of the football in the second half was as

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good as it has been since I have been here. You said your team would

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give somebody a hiding. Was that the hiding tonight? We scored four

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goals in the second half. We got three at Kilmarnock. But we played

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better tonight. To a man in the second half they were fantastic.

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The keeper made a great save at 1-0. When we play like that we are a

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very good team. You have had to reorganise your defence more often

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than you would like. Well tonight give your team extra components to

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kick on? When they play as a pin, you can see what the outcome can be.

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-- has that team. We have got Hibs again on Saturday. It is a huge

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gain in the context of the season. The players have shown what they're

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capable of. You cut a very frustrated figure and the first

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half. Can you put a finger on why your team is not starting games as

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you would like them? We went to sleep last set-piece and they

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punished us. -- on a set piece. When we pass quickly and shortly,

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we look like we are going to score. I had at early at Forrest at half-

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time. He changed his white boots. What a wonderful footballer he is

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turning out to be. In the last four. You must feel you have got a good

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chance to win the tournament now? Yes. I am just pleased we're in the

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semi-final. We can put that to bed for a couple of months. Concentrate

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on the leak. It gives the players something to look forward to. It is

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still up for grabs. Celtic odds-on favourites to win

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this trophy. Honda stand idly. The semi-final draw will take place

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next week. -- understandably. Neil Lennon reckons that was some of the

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best football they have played in his time? Yes. They passed the ball

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slightly. They got the early goal in the second half. Once the goal

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went in, Hibernian lost their belief. They went on the back foot

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and let Celtic dominate. Set it were superb and the second half.

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Four goals in 22 minutes. He is were blown away by this double from

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James Forrest. -- Hibs. You could not stop it coming. It was like a

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tsunami. Forrest has got wonderful balance. He could go either way.

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More than one trick. He is an international class players now. I

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actually preferred the second goal. This shows you the balance. He has

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fallen over but he still has the wherewithal to score. And on his

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back foot. Stokes has done really well for Celtic as well. You take

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your hat off to Celtic, or you say that Forrest found his way through

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easily? I would say well done to He had to say well done the striker.

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You can't ignore what he did there. The first touch, that was the

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reason the goal was scored. They link well and when you get Hooper

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and Stokes linking well and they have got other good players as well

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but Forest looks on fire when he can link up with them. The goals

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were raining in at that stage. Anthony Stokes got this one from a

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corner. You wonder at this stage, what the final score might be?

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eyes, I don't think scores too many with his head. That is why he was

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having a joke with Ki Sung-Yeung at the end. Do I think Mark has got it

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into the ball and does not know where Stokes is. But full credit to

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Stokes. Leigh Griffiths and missed from an opportunity in the first

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half, Gary Hooper was never going to pass up the chance. They come

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out from the same ankle and that was a composed striker. Scott said

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to me immediately, it is on 4th his right foot. And it suits him better

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from that angle it is beautiful. will be going home a happy man

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tonight. Second game back after injury and I am sure that Neil

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Lennon is a happy man, two strikers back in the goals. They a big sky

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of relief -- a big sigh of relief for Neil Lennon. They were in a bit

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of a whole at half-time and it could have been worst. Yes and not

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for the first time this season. It has been a rocky period for Celtic.

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A long period where their European games were not going well.

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Questions have been asked about the defence so every single win is

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important and getting a trophy would be fantastic. One of the

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things I noticed that was different today which surprised me was the

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difference it made, Neil Lennon said all the right things but

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Celtic were going to their own fans, but they seemed to be panicked

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before. If your fans keep on backing you, it lists you. With the

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first goal, they came and kept seeing the whole time and it

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destroyed Hibs and lifted of the Celtic players. Any thoughts of a

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Hibs fight back crumbled when spieler 13 took the long walk. Did

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he have grounds for appeal here? think Pat feels different but if

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the referee is sensible, he pulls into the side, has a little chat

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and lets him get on with it. argument about that one. No, that

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is definite. Looking at that again, I would not want a yellow card but

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because they were squaring off to each other, and Neil Lennon tried

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to defuse the situation. The red card there, not only has he tried

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to tackle with the infant, he has tried to play the other tackle off

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with the other foot. Hibs were turned to shreds at that point.

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When you C Paddy McCourt come on, you think, oh no. This complete the

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picture in terms of the Scottish Communities League Cup semi-finals.

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All the results of the quarter- finals of last night's free, and

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tonight's game as well. They finished there, Hibs 1, Celtic four.

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Ayr United through with a win at Paisley. After 120 minutes, Falkirk

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1 on penalties. And Kilmarnock threw against East Fife at Rugby

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Park. First to Tannadice and see what ensued in that match. They

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beat Rangers in the previous round so not lacking in confidence and it

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certainly seemed to be that way shock? No, because they showed such

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great spirit. Johnny Russell has a big boots to fill. But having had

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the chance to go ahead and then going behind, you think have they

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got the nerve and guts to come back? Of all the teams in the

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Premier League, out, they're probably have.

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Willo Flood with his head in his hands, he has had that post before.

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And then the Murdoch with the winning penalty. What a penalty.

:17:42.:17:52.
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yes, he has done a fantastic job With Celtic and Kilmarnock, they

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will be the danger team next time round. They may not be one you

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would want to get. A ridiculously young team, Falkirk. Some

:18:04.:18:12.

achievement. A slightly unknown to the Premier League teams,

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Kilmarnock were look at that and think rather have Ayr United than

:18:18.:18:23.

play against Falkirk. They have nothing to lose, no expectations of

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them, they are playing completely fearlessly. They are the dark

:18:28.:18:32.

horses, the danger team. And there have to say that I enjoy watching

:18:32.:18:38.

them play. Having knocked out Rangers and Dundee United, they are

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not going to fear anyone. No. And their league form has not been too

:18:46.:18:56.
:18:56.:18:56.

bad. They need to put things to one side, they have got a lot of

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preparation and League form is important that they will keep

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learning and keep doing well. have been continuing your research,

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down in the north-east of England? A couple of my mates play in the

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First Division. A bad result for Dundee United because they have

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been toppling downwards in the SPL, third from bottom now and out of

:19:18.:19:22.

the competition. They must have had hopes of winning? Yes, a real shame

:19:22.:19:26.

for them. We nor the problem has been for them, they spent a long

:19:26.:19:31.

time building a very good squad and a good team and purely financial

:19:31.:19:35.

reasons, they are beginning to lose but other players leaking away, not

:19:35.:19:41.

enough depth in the squad. The problem is the confidence leaks out.

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After a team that was playing with total provider for a few years in a

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row. It is worrying. Long-term, I think they will be fine bob. They

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have got quality players to cope but it will hurt. If you are a team

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doing a particular well in the league, you get a release in the

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cup if you get a good run. Tannadice, and a shock in Paisley

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last night, Ayr United, bottom of the First Division were in town and

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they took another big chance. They had beaten Hearts already and

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here's a golden goal, Chris Smith caught with a glancing header which

:20:27.:20:31.

proved to be crucial. A great ball in and you have got to ask

:20:31.:20:37.

questions of the defence. Good header at the near post. This was

:20:37.:20:41.

Graham Carey force and Veron with a late and desperate effort which

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came back off the crossbar. One of those nights for the team but a

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glorious night for Brian Reid and his team. I would feel sorry for St

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Mirren. They could have got a point at the end and were unlucky.

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Hitting the crossbar at the end and that is the dividing line you have

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got between the two, winning or going out of competitions. They

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have gone to Ayr United but I am hugely impressed by some -- St

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Mirren. The headline is Ayr United and wasn't Mark Roberts grabbing

:21:24.:21:32.

the headlines rarely and it was Ayr United. They are in the lower

:21:32.:21:36.

reaches of the First Division, no fear again. You go, enjoy the day

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and go for it. Against Kilmarnock, that will be fun. Cup football does

:21:45.:21:54.
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some strange things. Inverness, Hearts and now cent said Mirror

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have been dispatched. It is a fantastic thing and it would be a

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great thing for Scottish football if there was a derby. We will have

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to wait to see what comes but they will want to enjoy the occasion.

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Hampden is a special place and to go there, it would be great for

:22:20.:22:28.

them. A question, no disrespect, but two games need to be played at

:22:28.:22:32.

Hampden, with crowds not really expecting full houses? Who would

:22:32.:22:37.

like a bit more of an atmosphere for Scottish football? He East Fife

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were tried to complete a hat-trick of surprises having knocked

:22:41.:22:44.

Aberdeen out of the competition but they were severely handicapped by

:22:45.:22:50.

the sending off of Robert Ogleby down to ten men, firstly for a

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pretty wild challenge and then a second yellow came his way. It is

:22:56.:23:06.

not misuse but the referee has to do it. It would be tough enough for

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the East Fife fans but against a decent Kilmarnock's team. If you

:23:11.:23:15.

are a striker or defender and catch the ball, he caught the half volley

:23:15.:23:24.

very well, he would love finishing that. Gary Harkins got the second

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and it is not about picking up points for artistic impressions, it

:23:30.:23:36.

is getting through. But it is not as easy as that. They needed to get

:23:36.:23:40.

the job done and they got it done last night so they will be pleased.

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And because of the happenings of 10 days ago, at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock

:23:47.:23:52.

will not be in fear if they add played against the favourites.

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And underlining this Cup which is important, everybody has taken it

:23:57.:24:01.

completely seriously. They have said they have had upset and

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expected results but not because the Premier League teams are

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putting up weak side, they have all wanted to go for this competition

:24:07.:24:12.

and it has been a really exciting competition and I think a lot of

:24:12.:24:20.

teams will be watching it, a Ayr United fine or a Kilmarnock side,

:24:20.:24:27.

you would be thinking this saying "yes, we have got a chance". Celtic

:24:27.:24:31.

will be absolute favourites but once again,, the semi-finals,

:24:31.:24:41.

everybody will put up their strongest sides. Celtic 4, and

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heads one. Here's Colin Calderwood. What did you say at half-time?

:24:48.:24:54.

could be as critical as you want but we have got two point out that

:24:54.:24:58.

it was a man's game and we have got to play like a man and we did not

:24:58.:25:04.

at the second half, two-to-one down, you are still in the game. We did

:25:05.:25:14.

not pick up from a corner. We got beat by those two goals and then

:25:14.:25:19.

obviously giving the ball away in the first. We have let the air out

:25:19.:25:23.

of our own balloon. The was it a lack of commitment in the second

:25:23.:25:31.

half? No, don't be stupid. why would you think that? Perhaps they

:25:31.:25:34.

were not as up for it in the second half? Was it more about Celtic in

:25:34.:25:40.

the second half? They had the same threat. We did not make the

:25:41.:25:46.

decisions and we did not to our jobs at certain points.

:25:46.:25:49.

disappointing is it especially having been 1-0 up in the first

:25:49.:25:56.

half? You have gone from excitement, anticipation, getting ourselves

:25:56.:26:02.

into the second half and I am sure we would have had opportunities as

:26:02.:26:11.

they pushed but the goal get the game even far too quickly and a cup

:26:12.:26:16.

tie, we still did not go back to what we did in the first half. They

:26:16.:26:20.

were in their ascendancy. The sending off obviously makes it

:26:21.:26:25.

difficult. It is just a case of preservation then and looking

:26:25.:26:28.

forward at the weekend. Commiserations for top thank you.

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STUDIO: He is deflected, Colin Calderwood, and you can understand

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why. The yes, as you head, the goal came too quickly. -- yes, as you

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heard. The players are fully committed, no doubt about that.

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They kept coming at them and they did not have an answer. It would be

:26:51.:26:55.

wrong to pick holes in what Hibs did because Celtic were tremendous

:26:55.:27:00.

in the second half. I think some of the Hibs fans will do that. We

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commented right at the start that they were an extraordinary open-

:27:05.:27:08.

side to go against Celtic who have got plenty of options themselves

:27:08.:27:12.

but it comes down to quality in the end and if you look through that

:27:12.:27:19.

Celtic's sad, going forward they have got real quality and Stokes

:27:19.:27:26.

and Hooper, at no point in the game would they not scored. It took a

:27:26.:27:31.

bit of a while for the chances to come. Forest for me, I think the

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game is his. He is definitely the man of the match by a long distance.

:27:36.:27:41.

We are seeing a player at the age of 20 he will go a long way in the

:27:41.:27:44.

game. Hopefully he stays here in Celtic for a long time. Learned

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what he can about the game and is an international player that we can

:27:48.:27:53.

be very comfortable about. And Celtic, smiles again at last.

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just in, the draw will be on Tuesday afternoon. For the semi-

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finals. Thank you to Scott McDonald and Pat Nevin and a word about the

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weekend. The results programme firstly on Saturday, have passed

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Rob Maclean introduces League Cup fourth round action. Neil Lennon takes his Celtic side to the capital to meet Colin Calderwood's Hibs with a place in the semi-finals at stake.

The Edinburgh side will be looking to rekindle old League Cup glories having lifted the trophy in 1972, 1991 and 2007. Tonight's match will give the Easter Road fans the chance to dream of another visit to Hampden. Meanwhile, Celtic are in the midst of a battle for the SPL title and are in a tough Europa League Group. They last won this competition since 2009 and will be keen to get it back in their trophy cabinet. In the last round, Hibs overcame Motherwell in a penalty shoot-out at Fir Park and Celtic negotiated a potentially tricky trip to the Highlands by defeating Ross County.

Also features a round-up of last night's matches, St Mirren v Ayr Utd, Dundee Utd v Falkirk & Kilmarnock v East Fife.


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