Celtic: Home 4-4, Away 0-5: 1 point
One point out of six from the old firm (especially the half likely to win the title) is probably not to be sniffed at. However, it was disappointing to drop two points by conceding the first of the many late goals that are haunting our season. The away game is best forgotten. Verdict: Pass, just.
Hearts: Home 1-1, Away 1-2: 1 point
It’s amazing how the last minute of games has hampered us this season. In this series for example, Gordon’s injury time save from Clarkson at Tynecastle and Hartley’s late, late penalty cost us three points. Instead we have to settle for a solitary point from a home draw. Hearts are good but we showed we could match them on our day and one from six is a disappointing tally. Verdict: Fail, narrowly.
Hibs: Home 1-3, Away 1-2: 0 points
Hibs gave us a thrashing at
Rangers: Home 0-1, Away 0-2: 0 points
We’re constantly told that this is one of the worst ever Rangers teams and their results against other teams back this up. Regardless they have a sign over us and not matter we do we cannot get a break against them. The last match was an improvement though and goodness knows how we didn’t take at least a draw. Verdict: Fail.
The margins of success and failure are slim indeed. Had we held on for a (just about) deserved home win, we’d be happy with a split. Instead we have to put up with another single point and the gubbing they gave us at
Having achieved an excellent win in
Yet more points were thrown away here but a very good display at home means we can be very pleased with our return from the Dons. They can clearly play better than their position suggests but we have taken advantage of their inconsistency. Throw in the League Cup quarter and we’ve earned the right to be very happy. Verdict: pass.
Arrrgh. Dundee United under Gordon Chisholm were there for the taking but one horrific defensive showing and one off day resulted in a mere one point for us. They must be laughing their heads off at having taken four points from us, especially given the nature of the
The new team in the league can be a tricky prospect but we dealt superbly with Falkirk at
A rare late goal went in our favour and the win at
Almost a replica of
So, five passes and seven fails is probably not too far off what anyone would have expected. It is worrying to see that although we beat all the bottom three on both occasions, the only other top six contender we have taken a majority from is
Overall report card verdict: we show some potential but careless mistakes and lack of concentration will stop us progressing…