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Predictions in for Saturday 24th October 14h45

Saturday 24th October

    Kilmarnock                                          15:00                                      Hibernian
    Motherwell                                          15:00                                      Ross County
    St Johnstone                                      15:00                                      Dundee United
    St Mirren                                             15:00                                      Hamilton Academical

Sunday 25th October

    Aberdeen                                           12:00                                       Celtic
    Rangers                                             15:00                                        Livingston

A reminder of the standings after week 11

Dug           038
Mak           035
Hairy         033
Bastion     033
SP             029
Boro Boy   028
Norm         023

And to help you in your predictions the SPL table after week 11

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/scottish-premiership/table

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Saturday 24th October

    Kilmarnock                                          15:00                                      Hibernian........................2
    Motherwell                                          15:00                                      Ross County....................1
    St Johnstone                                      15:00                                      Dundee United.................1
    St Mirren                                             15:00                                      Hamilton Academical........1

Sunday 25th October

    Aberdeen                                           12:00                                       Celtic................................1
    Rangers                                             15:00                                        Livingston.........................1

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Saturday 24th October

    Kilmarnock      15:00   Hibernian          X       
    Motherwell      15:00   Ross County     1
    St Johnstone  15:00   Dundee Utd      1
    St Mirren         15:00   Hamilton           2

Sunday 25th October

    Aberdeen         12:00  Celtic               X
    Rangers           15:00   Livingston        1

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Saturday 24th October

    Kilmarnock                                          15:00                                      Hibernian.    2
    Motherwell                                          15:00                                      Ross County.  X
    St Johnstone                                      15:00                                      Dundee United. 2
    St Mirren                                             15:00                                      Hamilton Academical.   2

Sunday 25th October

    Aberdeen                                           12:00                                       Celtic.    X
    Rangers                                             15:00                                        Livingston.   X

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23 minutes ago, Winston Ingram said:

Saturday 24th October

    Kilmarnock      15:00   Hibernian          X       
    Motherwell      15:00   Ross County     1
    St Johnstone  15:00   Dundee Utd      1
    St Mirren         15:00   Hamilton           2

Sunday 25th October

    Aberdeen         12:00  Celtic               X
    Rangers           15:00   Livingston        1

Welcome back Winston long time no see, how are Budgies mob doing down in the meanders of Scottish football? But then again your nasty mob voted against us a few years ago do you remember that?:beer:No hard feelings mate as we are the People and always will be:lolpan:

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11 minutes ago, sployal said:

Welcome back Winston long time no see, how are Budgies mob doing down in the meanders of Scottish football? But then again your nasty mob voted against us a few years ago do you remember that?:beer:No hard feelings mate as we are the People and always will be:lolpan:

Thanks for the welcome SP. 1 game played, 1 win, 6 goals for , 2 against, so doing well so far. We discussed this on Monday though, I am worried you are losing your short term memory :lolpan:, your long term memory seems confused also. I remember a new team trying to join the top league which was obviously voted against, they were allowed to start in the fourth tier which still could have been lower. No hard feelings but you are still bringing it up after 8 years 🤣. Of course there's no hard feelings, I wasn't involved in the voting 🙂

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1 hour ago, Winston Ingram said:

Thanks for the welcome SP. 1 game played, 1 win, 6 goals for , 2 against, so doing well so far. We discussed this on Monday though, I am worried you are losing your short term memory :lolpan:, your long term memory seems confused also. I remember a new team trying to join the top league which was obviously voted against, they were allowed to start in the fourth tier which still could have been lower. No hard feelings but you are still bringing it up after 8 years 🤣. Of course there's no hard feelings, I wasn't involved in the voting 🙂

I know we discussed this on Monday Winston, was just trying to bait you and you hooked (no malice meant). Anyway cheers for coming back, your predictions are welcome even if your team does not participate:beer:

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8 hours ago, sployal said:

I know we discussed this on Monday Winston, was just trying to bait you and you hooked (no malice meant). Anyway cheers for coming back, your predictions are welcome even if your team does not participate:beer:

I am very well adept at identifying bait, swimming round it and not getting hooked is a different story 🤣! Glad to be back participating, in theory it should be easier for me to objectively chose the results as I don’t have a horse in the race as such. However, I do have an absolute hatred for at least half of the horses in the race for various reasons, so that may make it more difficult again :lolpan:. Hopefully be firing up the leaderboard very soon.

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Saturday 24th October

    Kilmarnock      15:00   Hibernian         2
    Motherwell      15:00   Ross County     1
    St Johnstone  15:00   Dundee Utd      1
    St Mirren         15:00   Hamilton            X

Sunday 25th October

    Aberdeen         12:00  Celtic                2
    Rangers           15:00   Livingston        1

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Saturday 24th October

    Kilmarnock                                          15:00                                      Hibernian........................1
    Motherwell                                          15:00                                      Ross County....................X
    St Johnstone                                      15:00                                      Dundee United.................1
    St Mirren                                             15:00                                      Hamilton Academical........1

Sunday 25th October

    Aberdeen                                           12:00                                       Celtic................................1
    Rangers                                             15:00                                        Livingston.........................1

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On 22/10/2020 at 15:44, sployal said:

Predictions in for Saturday 24th October 14h45

Saturday 24th October

    Kilmarnock                                          15:00                                      Hibernian 2
    Motherwell                                          15:00                                      Ross County 1
    St Johnstone                                      15:00                                      Dundee United 1
    St Mirren                                             15:00                                       Hamilton Academical 2

Sunday 25th October

    Aberdeen                                           12:00                                       Celtic x
    Rangers                                             15:00                                        Livingston 1

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Harold said:

there is obviously 'something' wrong with that club's way of going about things.

That's the 'Paisley' way Harold. I take it our friend N°8 is camping up the gleniffer braes with his taxi till things get back to normal.

Travs campsitePaisley cops launch crackdown on boozed-up teens at Gleniffer Braes - Daily  Record

and his view over PaisleyView over Paisley from Gleniffer Braes park - Picture of Gleniffer Braes  Country Park, Paisley - Tripadvisor

 

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Saturday 24th October

    Kilmarnock                                          15:00                                      Hibernian........................x
    Motherwell                                          15:00                                      Ross County....................1
    St Johnstone                                      15:00                                      Dundee United.................1
    St Mirren                                             15:00                                      Hamilton Academical........1

 

Sunday 25th October

    Aberdeen                                           12:00                                       Celtic................................x
    Rangers                                             15:00                                        Livingston.........................1

 

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Results for week 12 of the super SPL fun predictor season 2020 - 2021 fellow members
 
Saturday 24th October

    Kilmarnock                               15:00Hibernian                         2
    Motherwell                               15:00Ross County                    1
    St Johnstone                           15:00Dundee United                 X
    St Mirren                                  15:00Hamilton Academical      P

Sunday 25th October

    Aberdeen                                 12:00Celtic                                X
    Rangers                                    15:00Livingston                        1

Results of week 12 by participants

SP 1 out of 5   
Norm 3 out of 5
Dug 3 out of 5             
Bastion 4 out of 5
Hairy 2 out of 5       
Mak 3 out of 5
Boro Boy 2 out of 5
Winston 3 out of 5

The standings after week 12

Dug              041
Mak             038
Bastion       037
Hairy           035
SP               030
Boro Boy     030
Norm          026
Winston      003

Dug keeps his 3 point lead ahead of Mak, Bastion leaps above Hairy, SP and BB neck and neck, Norm catching up and Winston with a decent 3 points for his first participation of the season.

A few afters

Full time Killie Hibs 0 - 1

Kilmarnock were dealt a "double blow" from Kevin Nisbet's decisive penalty kick, insists manager Alex Dyer as Hibernian won at Rugby Park to move back up to third in the Premiership.
Referee Colin Steven ruled that Clevid Dikamona had clipped Christian Doidge after misjudging a clearance.
Nisbet slotted in his eighth goal of the season but Dyer is adamant the spot-kick should never have been given.
"I thought it was soft and it's definitely outside (the box)," he said.

Like Dyer, Hibs manager Jack Ross had reviewed the incident and believes a sound may have indicated that the officials got it right.
He told BBC Scotland: "I think Christian gets a touch on the ball first. How much contact there is, I don't know. There certainly was a noise. It's easy to hear without any fans."

A keenly-fought contest became stretched after the hour but Hibs could not find a second goal from a series of counter-attacks.
Stevie Mallan came closest with a shot that went inches wide.
Kilmarnock, who had won their last three league games, worked hard but failed to create any meaningful openings against the well-organised Hibs defence.
As he seems to be most weeks this season, captain Paul Hanlon was a rock for the visitors standing up to powerful striker Nicke Kabamba and making one important block to foil Greg Kiltie.
The Kilmarnock midfielder was also thwarted by a goal-line intervention from Nisbet not long after the in-form forward had coolly tucked in the contentious penalty on 27 minutes.
Dikamona misjudged a long pass from Paul McGinn allowing Doidge to nip in ahead of him and the defender's wild swipe led to the striker stumbling then falling.

There was further misery for the Kilmarnock defender when he was stretchered off in distress after landing awkwardly, while Hibs full-back Lewis Stevenson may be a doubt for next weekend's Scottish Cup semi-final against Hearts after sustaining a foot injury.
Mallan was making his first league start of the season and pressed his claim to stay in the team for Hampden with a good second-half showing.
His vision was impressive, setting up McGinn for an errant shot with a lovely, outside-of-the-boot pass and the midfielder fired narrowly past the post from 18 yards.
However, Joe Newell was the visitors' most influential player in the middle of the park, rarely wasting possession and full of cute touches.
An early shot from the Englishman rippled the side-netting and a curling effort late on was pushed away by goalkeeper Danny Rogers.  

Man of the match - Joe Newell

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Newell (left) rarely looks hurried on the ball and went close with a couple of shots from distance

What did they say?

Hibernian head coach Jack Ross:
"It was a tough match and we had to show different sides of our character.
"It was competitive, two teams in good form, and when you come away from home in this league you have to earn everything you get. I'd have taken any kind of victory and I think we deserved the one we got."

Kilmarnock manager Alex Dyer:
"It's a sore one. There wasn't much between the sides. I'm not saying we created enough to win the game but we did enough to at least get a point."

What next?

Hibs take on Edinburgh rivals Hearts at Hampden next Saturday for a place in last season's delayed Scottish Cup final, while Kilmarnock host Rangers on league duty the following day.

 

Full time Well County 4 - 0

Tony Watt was "unplayable" in Motherwell's 4-0 win over Ross County, says manager Stephen Robinson.
Watt scored the first, was fouled for Mark O'Hara's penalty and set up Devante Cole's goal after Callum Lang had netted Well's third.
Victory took Robinson's side up to eighth - a point off County.
"If he keeps those fitness levels, energy and desire then we've got a really good centre-forward," Robinson told BBC Scotland.
"When Tony came to the club (in February), he believed he was fit. I told him that he wasn't. I think you can see now when he's as fit as that, at times he is unplayable."

The Steelmen lost Trevor Carson in the first half and Robinson said the goalkeeper's injury "doesn't look good".

Motherwell had last played on 27 September, with their games against Kilmarnock and St Mirren called off over those clubs' Covid-19 issues.
And the Steelmen have had their own coronavirus problems with one positive test confirmed on Friday.
There was a further headache for Robinson midway through the first half when Carson raced out his box to make a headed clearance and appeared to land awkwardly. Aaron Chapman was sent on for his debut.

There had been few chances to speak of up until that point but Nathan McGinley's run and cross changed all that with Watt getting in front of Alex Iacovitti to fashion a shot past Ross Doohan.

Regan Charles-Cook had earlier tested Carson with a tame header and though the midfielder was able to beat Chapman, Declan Gallagher was well placed to clear off the line in first-half stoppage time.
Robinson's side started the second half with intent and Watt cantered into the box only to be felled by former Motherwell man Iain Vigurs, who was booked. O'Hara confidently beat Doohan.
Watt then cleared a Ross Stewart header off the line and Stewart's frustration continued with his next two efforts both off target.
Lang was introduced in place of Christopher Long and quickly ended the match as a contest, turning Gallagher's header at a corner over the line from close range.
And Chapman's long ball was nodded on by Watt for Cole to finish high into the net - his first goal since returning to the club from Doncaster Rovers.

Man of the match - Tony Watt

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Watt was involved in three of the goals and made an important contribution at the other end

What did they say?

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson:
"To put on a level of performance like that and (midfielder) Mark O'Hara playing at centre-half was outstanding. Tony Watt was unplayable.
"Devante Cole for someone who hasn't played for such a long time was very good. Overall, really, really pleased with the performance."

Ross County manager Stuart Kettlewell:
"There was just a real degree of naivety in the second half. It's a real frustration for me. When we go behind, there seems to be a real softness in us.
"We had numerous chances ourselves. Ross Stewart's had three that I would expect him to finish."

What's next?

Motherwell visit Livingston next Saturday when County are away to Dundee United.

 

Full time St Johnstone D Utd 0 - 0

Dundee United will soon possess more of a goal threat, believes manager Micky Mellon after a goalless draw with St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.
United missed the chance to climb into fifth in the Scottish Premiership, though the hosts were more frustrated having had the bulk of the chances.
Mellon feels his front three of Lawrence Shankland, Marc McNulty and Nicky Clark will improve in time.
"We know what a threat they're going to be," Mellon told BBC Scotland.
"To get a clean sheet away from home, we're obviously pleased as we've worked hard on that. It gives us a platform, but what we now need to be is more of a threat in the final three.
"We've played with three really exciting front men today who need time together on the training ground, and in Marc's case match fitness."

David Wotherspoon, Craig Bryson, Scott Tanser and Jason Kerr all sent good efforts wide for the home side, and St Johnstone had a late header from Murray Davidson well saved by United goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist.

With Motherwell beating Ross County, Callum Davidson's side fall to 10th in the league table.
Dundee United unveiled a front three of Lawrence Shankland, Nicky Clark and Reading's on-loan striker Marc McNulty. And they were keen to show off their firepower early; McNulty firing over from inside the box while Shankland thumped an audacious effort over the bar from distance.
But soon it was St Johnstone who took control of the game. Craig Conway's corner was on the button for Kerr whose header was just wide. Tanser and Davidson both had efforts that skimmed Siegrist's left-hand post.
Then nice skill from Wotherspoon left Mark Connolly floundering on the turf as the St Johnstone winger breezed past him on the left hand side, but he couldn't follow it up by squeezing his shot inside the near post.

The visitors were hanging on. Bryson, with the outside of his right foot, wasn't far away from his first goal in St Johnstone colours, but again it was another effort wide rather than forcing the goalkeeper into a meaningful save.

In the second half United tightened up at the back, but Wotherspoon continued to be a threat for St Johnstone; getting down both wings and also teeing off a shot from just outside the box that, via a deflection, had Siegrist scrambling to push wide.

St Johnstone looked good on the ball, knocking it about with aplomb, but too often when the shot was on they shied away and elected for an extra pass. Wotherspoon drove in the box but with the chance to shoot took one too many touches and was charged down.
But from a set-piece they almost found a late winner when a corner met the head of Davidson, who put everything behind it but found Siegrist on the line to block.

Man of the match - David Wotherspoon

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St Johnstone's David Wotherspoon was a threat on both flanks

What did they say?

St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson:
"After 10 minutes we performed to a really high level. Our players were great, moved the ball quickly and created chances. Their goalkeeper has made two or three really good saves to keep them in the game. It's frustrating for us, but what I'm happy with is the clean sheet. This season, often we've dominated at home but conceded late."

Dundee United manager Micky Mellon:
"I'm loathed to say we're pleased [with a draw] because everyone will think we came here for a point, but coming away from home you've got to respect points and clean sheets and I'm pleased we were able to do that. As a defensive unit they've given us something to build on."

What's next?

St Johnstone have a break before hosting Kilmarnock on Friday 6 November, while Dundee United are at home to Ross County next Sunday.

Full time Sheep Tims 3 - 3, nothing to report

 

Full time Gers Livvy 2 - 0

Rangers moved six points clear of Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a comfortable win over Livingston.
Jermain Defoe scored his 300th club career goal to add to Joe Aribo's early opener, and even though Livi hit a post, Rangers continued their domination through the second half.

With Celtic dropping points at Aberdeen, Steven Gerrard's side took full advantage to increase their lead at the league summit, having played one game more.

For Livingston, it is a second defeat in a row and they remain ninth in the table.

Since a 0-0 draw between the pair in August, both have had little problem in scoring. Rangers have hit 32 goals in 11 games, Livingston 17 in nine.
Each side had a lot to be motivated for in this fixture, too. Rangers were eyeing the chance to increase their lead at the top, while Livingston knew a win would lift them into the top six.
But Gary Holt's men were made to pay early on for a lack of concentration in their own box. Ianis Hagi collected the ball and fed Jermain Defoe, whose shot was blocked, but the Livi defence ignored the threat of Aribo who slotted in unmarked six yards out.

As simple as the first was, Rangers' second was a touch of class from Defoe. The 38-year-old - making his first start of the season - met James Tavernier's inch-perfect long ball and glided a low, first-time shot past Livingston goalkeeper Max Stryjek from the edge of the box.

Livingston had failed to score on the road only once this season, and they almost elicited an instant response when Connor Goldson directed a cross off his own post. Agonisingly for Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, the ball bounced off him and into the arms of goalkeeper Allan McGregor.
Good deliveries into the box just evaded Defoe and Tavernier when a tap-in would have secured a third goal for Rangers. But it was all very flat from the home side and Livi were threatening from set-pieces.

Jordan Jones was introduced as Gerrard attempted to spark some life into his side, and the Northern Ireland international forced a fine fingertip save from Stryjek.

A goal from the visitors would have made for a nervy ending, but McGregor had little to contend with as Rangers eased to another three points.

Man of the match

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Ianis Hagi (right) was at the heart of much of Rangers good play with some neat defence-splitting passes

What did they say?

Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister:
"It's been a positive week with three 2-0 wins in a row. The thing that has pleased me is we've seen two very high calibre, high quality goals from Jermain Defoe and Kemar Roofe's the other night.
"It's a competitive squad, we've got two players for every position, and when they get a chance to get the jersey they've got to go and take it."

Livingston head coach Gary Holt:
"I thought we had a lot of positives, especially second half. We changed the system and Josh (Mullin) gave us more of an out ball, another threat going forward.
"We were more on the front foot second half, more aggressive against our opposite numbers, were in their faces a bit better and made it more difficult. Rangers are a good side, they get into areas, they pull you about, but the two goals we conceded were very soft from a defensive unit."

What's next?

With Celtic not in league action next week, Rangers could go nine points clear at the Premiership summit when they travel to Kilmarnock on Sunday, but they have a midweek Europa League tie at home to Lech Poznan of Poland first.

Livingston host Motherwell - who are level on points with them - on Saturday.

And the SPL table after week 12

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/scottish-premiership/table

 

 

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