Hearts 1 St Mirren 1
Level-headed Romanov will be raging that his new random signing Laryea Kingston actually might be quite good as he equalised with a fantastic free kick and earned his side a point, putting his Inter Toto qualification dream in jeopardy. He will also be very upset that his first choice ‘keepers Steve Banks and the other Lithuanian guy who has his own gloves were both injured and he was forced to reinstate one of Europe`s finest goalies in Craig Gordon. Luckily Gordon could do nothing about the St Mirren goal, a Stephen O`Donnell volley after 14 minues and thus prevented a bad day which would have seen them jump Aberdeen in the league and further away from Inter Toto glory.
Rangers 2 Falkirk 1
Rangers were able to see off the mighty Falkirk all on their own and without any penalty presents from the ref but when the Falkirk upstarts looked like equalising for the second time, referee Stuart Dougal made sure of the points by making Thomas Scobbie take an early bath with straight red card. Rangers started the match with 12 men, Alan Gow being the extra insurance that Falkirk weren`t going to ruin his new buddies Euro bid, and insuring that Rangers now go 7 points clear in the Euro race. No doubt Darryl Broadfoot and other ill informed media glitterati will have the champagne popped despite Celtic needing the win when they next meet Rangers on the 11th of March, Aberdeen still having a game in hand over Rangers and the two clubs still to meet twice in the league. The 7 point gap is only ‘unassailable` if they immediately change it to 1 point for a victory to ensure the Euro place for Rangers. Which might well happen, shouldn`t be giving them ideas. Watch this space!!
Dundee United 0 Hibs 0
A mighty 6,453 fans turned up to watch this battle for no reason. A win for Hibs would have all but cemented their place in the top six but the draw keeps them in Kilmarnock`s and Hearts sights for that coveted Inter Toto spot. Tannadice looked like it had played host to the Monster Truck Championship with the state of the pitch, maybe a ploy to prevent any fans being entertained by some skill or a decent passing move or anything related to football and worked perfectly if it was. The Edinburgh based supporters returned home thoroughly bored, depressed and much poorer all round for following their team to this fixture. United though will be delighted with the point which sees them blast into 8th place but Hibs can cancel their Champions League hopes for this season.
Aberdeen FC Euro Rival Round Up
Hearts 1 St Mirren 1