Kilmarnock 1 Rangers 3
Correct SPL protocol insists that if a team are awarded one penalty in sixteen months then Rangers should be awarded 2 in one match if that team seem to be closing in on Rangers and threatening their God given Euro birthright.
This afternoon, referee Dougie McDonald observed correct procedure when he awarded The Mighty Glasgow Rangers a penalty after as late as seven minutes into the match as tackling a Rangers` striker fairly just outside the box is now of course an illegal move and a penalty kick is to be awarded. Someone will have to inform the linesman of this as he has obviously not been briefed and despite having the better view, he wrongly flagged for a corner kick.
Celtic 1 Hibs 0
John Collins brought his half of the “Edinburgh Old Firm Future Stars” to Glasgow to give Celts manager Gordon Strachan a better look. Strachan will have noted that want-a-way midfielder Scott Brown was Hibs captain for the day. Perhaps this will tempt him to snatch the Scotland cap from under Rangers` noses as he looks to replace his own skipper, although Rangers do have the first refusal on Hibs captains at the moment.
The dynamic and graceful Neil Lennon is the subject of talk involving him following David Beckham out to America at the end of the season to finish his career.
Neil is just the chap to raise the games` profile in the states with his fighting, spitting, swearing and general inability to play good football. He`ll be a huge success with his 2 yard passes out there where they are accustomed to that in basketball.
Scott Brown can tackle, run, shoot, pass, head and command and if Strachan wants someone the exact opposite of Lennon, then this could well be his man.
Hearts 1 Inverness Caley 0
After the wise move of binning their best players, Hearts are bang on course for the Inter-Toto cup. This slip up will not have pleased Romanov as he chases the one European event he realistically has a chance of competing in with any success and fulfilling his promise of a European tournament victory to his fans. A few more empty seats at Tynecastle proves that the fans are not as excited by players with big, long names as they once were but the ones at Tynecastle will have noticed the quality chances created by Caley that were saved by Craig Gordon`s stand in, Steve Banks, the ex-Gillingham, Blackpool, Rochdale, Stoke and MK Dons superstar. At this rate they`ll never achieve that Inter-Toto dream but as Hearts are full of foreigners, their players are already playing in Europe anyway.