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League (Premier League)
Steve Milne (3)
||Darren Jackson (pen. 71)|
1. Jamie Langfield
4. Marcello Marrocco
13. Zurab Khizanishvili
2. Barry Smith
17. Walter Del Rio
14. Beto Garrido
8. Gavin Rae
21. Alessandro Romano
10. Georgi Nemsadze
15. Steve Milne
7. Fabian Caballero
John Paul McBride
40. Paul Mathers
6. Chris Coyne
11. Mark Robertson
20. Umberto Fatello
9. Juan Sara
Mark Robertson for Alessandro Romano (78)
Juan Sara for Beto Garrido (82)
Stuart McCluskey for James Weir (46)
Peter MacDonald for Keigan Parker (55)
Rachid Djebaili for Benito Kemble (80)
Peter MacDonald (83)
Darren Dods (88)
Willie Young (Referee)
|Jamie Langfield (GK)||21||8||-||22||-|
|Walter Del Rio||-||7||-||16||-|
|Mark Robertson (sub)||-||5||-||9||-|
|Juan Sara (sub)||-||8||4||44||21|
No league table has been added for this season.
The combination of two away games plus a break for World Cup qualifiers means that some four weeks have elapsed since our last home game with Livingston.
Unfortunately, that match also brought us a last win because difficult trips to Tynecastle and Ibrox both ended in defeat.
Against Hearts, it really was a case of shooting ourselves in the foot with some suicidal defending costing us three goals in a
disastrous five minutes spell. Even although we did look more like the part in the second half and got a goal back late on, it was far too little and far too late to have any impact on the final outcome.
Irrespective who you are playing in this league, you can't afford to give your opponents three goals of a start as we did at Tynecastle and still expect to take something from the game.
The circumstances of our Ibrox defeat were somewhat different. Firstly Rangers opened the scoring with a great goal from Michael Mols, and it was our failure to convert the chances that we created that led to our demise. Certainly I had no complaints about the quality of our football.
Indeed, when speaking to Claudio Caniggia afterwards, he was saying that Rangers could hardly believe what was going on, so well were we passing the ball about.
Unfortunately, we conceded an avoidable second goal, but the dismissal of Neil McCann with around twenty minutes left gave us a possible lifeline.
However, any chance we had of punishing ten-man Rangers was almost instantly destroyed when Beto Carranza let his teammates down by almost immediately getting
himself sent off.
All in all, despite these setbacks, am reasonably happy with the way things are going and feel that there is no danger of a repeat of tossing away the points we did last season by losing silly and costly late goals. The visit of St Johnstone last season was very much a case in
Our new central defensive partnership of Zura Khizanishvili and Walter del Rio is doing very well and one with which I am greatly encouraged.
Again we are playing some very good football and providing full value to the paying customer, but I am aware that we must improve in the consistency department.
And so far, that is one thing that we have shown at home by winning both games so far.
Whatever else we do, we must continue in that vein at Dens Park against St Johnstone this afternoon.
And so focused are we in this direction that I can assure you that as we prepare for Saints' visit, we will be disregarding their current league and approach the game in exactly the same manner as for the meeting with Celtic in a week's time.