A nice night and a fact
The Hoops collected all three points as many would have expected , and we have a few big takeaways from the game and the press conference afterwards.
First of all Scott Bain started between the sticks . I have been banging this drum for quite a while and am personally delighted . Another title stepped a little bit close when that decision was made as far as Im concerned .
And with keeper not really being a position to chop and change , allied with his heroics in the last game the gaffer seen the light . Brendan admitted that the jersey is Scott’s to lose as he will be getting a run in the team now , and I certainly cant see him dropping to the bench again for the rest of this campaign .
We might just have see the end of Craig Gordon as a first choice pick in his chosen position .
A changing of the guard is always news , but keeper is a big one .
Brendan has taken steps. Good !
Next the result was great , the opposition not soo much but that old cliche you can only beat whats in front of you rings very true. The fact Oliver Burke started , and did well , in the centre forward role for the second time in succession suggests that he might become the anchor there , with Odsonne and Timothy rotating around him .
“ His job is to create goals and score goals “ said the gaffer post game , also praising his power and touch .
Again Brendan seems to have been tinkering ,, and certainly any opposition manager facing us has a new angle to figure out with his defence .
Two easy wins in two is nice for all the new boys . A nice block of fixtures is just what the doctor ordered and can only help .
Brendan though finally admitted something many of us knew for a while .
After the game in his press conference the boss used very specific phrases and wording when asked about the potential new Ukrainian winger the club are heavily linked with .
“ The Club might be doing something “ “ Its something the Club have been looking at “
“ We dont need another winger “ “ Hes one for the future , out on loan then back in the summer”
Firstly the question of who buys each of the players is not completely answered ,, but now we know for a cast iron fact “ the Club “ buy some players and the manager gets them .
I think we all know who “ the Club “ is .
The list published yesterday by our fellow poster The Gombeen Man showed what happens when we go down this route ,, and Im sure you would agree it was grim reading at times .
That the decisions that lead to signing most of the names on that list seemingly have not changed are extremely worrying .
This trend does not show any sign of ending and I think we can safely say will not end while Peter has the chequebook .
Those who defend the man better seek a different department to champion , as that list shows.
The battle of the Stevies and for the runner up spot took another twist with Rangers new star signings risked at the very first chance against their rivals for all intensive purposes. I thought it was foolish , especially on that pitch , and they failed to ignite their side to glory .
What was particularly pleasing for the little kid in me was the fact that the future Gers player who scored the winner got an earful from the lesser Stevie for celebrating too much !!!
Now in those circumstances the brain takes over and he shouldnt be blamed for celebrating . Im sure his new dressing room will be all smiles and forget totally about it .
However the Klan arent exactly known for their forgiving side ,, he better hit the ground running or else,,,
Lennys Hibs sank to their fifth consecutive defeat , and lets face it he probably wont be there beyond the summer after highly questioning himself and the job last year . Its a pity as I honestly thought they were a great match at one stage . Seems they arent made for each other .
The dons continued their fine form with an away win that puts them level on points with der Hun ,,, and you just know Derek wants to get his own back .
Probably the biggest shock of the day though was the Jam Tarts falling at home to Dundee who lift themselves off the foot of the table with a win . Well done and must have bust many a coupon , although if helps get Levein out of top flight football Im all for it .
All in all it was a lovely wee night to be a bhoy watching the Sphell !!! Not actually too often I say that !
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