2019/20 Scottish Football Thread

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Does Scotland not have the double jeopardy rule?

Thought the pen was harsh (Morelos was diving all game) but a penalty and red card was tough.
 

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Morelos bottles it against Celtic again. Still yet to score in an old firm.
 

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Mr_Bojangles

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Harks back to the 90s games where we dominated but Andy Goram(s) would make a string of amazing saves for a fat bastard or Laudrup would pop up out of nowhere.

10 in a row. X marks the spot. Couldn't go to bed after that.
 

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Love the beIN halftime coverage, highlights of some tennis match haha.
 
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Best two sides in the country. Rubbish game of football
Equaliser off the hand.
Can see why both sets of supporters fantasise about the Premier League or a breakaway European league. They've got the fanbases, the big stadiums, the attendances. Just not the TV money.
 

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Bit of a turgid restart for Rangers. Celtic more comfortable against but had some shaky moments at the back. Hopefully Frimpong is alright.
 

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kane249

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Celtic gub Motherwell 4-0 at Fir Park while Rangers title hopes hang by a fingernail (more likely prolonging the inevitable) after a tense 2-1 win over Hibies at Ibrox.

Elsewhere, St Johnstone managed to beat Aberdeen 1-0 at Pittodrie. Hearts lost 3-2 against Killie at Tynecastle, St Mirren and Hamilton finished 1-1 and Ross County beat Livi 2-0.

I watched the first 60 minutes of Motherwell v Celtic, Motherwell were by no means awful and particularly in the first half were just about the better side. They were adventurous with their ball movement and created a number of pretty good chances (albeit with awful finishing), asking questions of the Celtic defenders and forced them into a couple of uncharacteristic errors.

Celtic, to their credit made Motherwell pay dearly when they had their chances in that time. It’s unwise to give Edouard a couple chances 8 metres out and McGregor opened them up beautifully with a scything run down the wing, finishing with a good cross to that cheeky wee prick Griffiths who cooly finished. This is why Celtic will win the title, they’ve really hit the ground running in the new year, at their best they’ve been devastating and when they have been challenged they’ve still been able to find a way.

In contrast, Rangers are really battling, they’ve dropped points to shite teams and have been lucky in the main to get away with some of their wins. It’s all well and good to cry about teams putting 11 behind the ball and kicking lumps out of them or the nasty ‘cheating refs’ but if you’re good enough you find a way to win. Winning the odd Old Firm game and then pissing it up against the wall in the new year is about as useful as when the Dees played really well twice against Collingwood in 2010 for the net result of a draw & 2 point loss. Collingwood won the flag that year and Melbourne finished 12th with an 8-13-1 record.
 

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