SPL Fanzone

SPL Fanzone

SPL Fanzone: St Johnstone

Not this again. . . Saturday's game was reminiscent of periods during last season where we created enough chances but just failed miserably to take any of them.

SPL Fanzone: Hibernian

Kilmarnock took us apart so well on Sunday that it is difficult to see how Colin Calderwood will put us back together again.

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SPL Fanzone: Celtic

This will not do! I have been critical in the past at the speed the cracked crest is whipped out, but surely if there was ever a game that warranted the headline, "CRISIS", then this was it! Lenny must feel a lucky boy.

SPL Fanzone: Dundee United

There isn't much point in dwelling on Saturday's defeat at Celtic Park. Unlike the last couple of seasons when the fans have felt United could challenge the Old Firm in Glasgow, most now understand that this is a transitional season as Peter Houston bloods young Arab stars such as Johnny Russell and Scott Allen.

SPL Fanzone: Aberdeen

On a weekend where Kilmarnock scored four and Motherwell remained on top of the pile, another scoreless Saturday has left many questioning how effectively Brown has used the comparatively-healthy budget made available to him over the summer.

SPL Fanzone: Inverness CT

WE WERE playing an incredibly-poor Rangers team on Saturday, but we couldn't do much against them. Allan McGregor had virtually nothing to do for the whole game as what shots we did have were tame or were nearer the car park than the goal.

SPL Fanzone: Kilmarnock

Quite a week off and on the field for the mighty Killie this week. The supporters' trust comedy night went down a storm on Friday and the team played a blinder on Sunday against Hibernian.

SPL Fanzone: Dunfermline

IT WAS a fairytale at Perth on Saturday, as Pars goalie Paul Gallacher retrieved another hairy Potter moment as he had done in our opening game. It was the third time Paul had saved a Liam Craig penalty and bringing Paul back to East End Park looks a shrewd move by Jim McIntyre.

SPL Fanzone: St Mirren

IT MAY be a new season, we may be playing in a different way but we still have the same old problem - we keep conceding late goals.

SPL Fanzone: Rangers

Can I remind conspiracy theorists the decision to send Tokeley off and award Rangers a penalty came after we'd had a legitimate first half goal disallowed? That is to say nothing of three very decent penalty shouts, all waved away.

SPL Fanzone: Motherwell

The inevitable thing about good starts or unbeaten runs is that they come to an end. While we have had a great month and a half we face a massive test this weekend when we face one half of the Old Firm for the first time this season.

SPL Fanzone: Inverness Caledonian Thistle

It's nice to get off the mark with a point against Dunfermline but it was a game that we, undeservedly, almost won. Our inability to hold on to the ball before conceding a needless free kick shows we have not quite gelled yet.

SPL Fanzone: Motherwell

IN TRUTH it was the sending-off of Ian Black, for a horrific challenge on Keith Lasley, which really turned the game in Motherwell's favour. Against ten men, we pretty much camped outside the Hearts box but actually went in front after a counter-attack.

SPL Fanzone: Rangers

Not content with shooting ourselves in the foot against Malmo, Rangers shot themselves in the head, just to make sure. The game was there to be won and Rangers started well, closing opponents down and moving the ball quickly, just as Malmo did at Ibrox.

SPL Fanzone: St Johnstone

Saturday 6 August - 3pm. The Scottish Premier League fixture list says Hibernian versus St Johnstone. I'm in Edinburgh - so am I sitting at Easter Road watching us try for our first goal and win of the campaign? No - I'm in the back room of a pub in the Grassmarket taking in a comedy double act as part of the festival fringe.

SPL Fanzone: St Mirren

IT SHOWS just how much things have changed this season that there was a sense of disappointment from our fans at only drawing at Dundee United - despite playing the second half with only ten men. However, it's perhaps understandable that was the reaction considering the expectation our new playing style seems to have created.

SPL Fanzone: Hibernian

Saturday's friendly against Sunderland brought a few mumps and moans from the support, and I must admit I was one of them. What was the point, when really we should have been lining up in an SPL game versus St Johnstone, especially on the back of our hoodoo-busting win at Inverness?

SPL Fanzone: Hearts

The feelgood factor among the Hearts support generated by the convincing win over Paksi and the European draw against Spurs was tempered by Sunday's poor result against Motherwell.

SPL Fanzone: Dunfermline

AT 4.45PM on Saturday, Roy of the Rovers, aka Martin Hardie, buried a 30-yard free kick deep in injury time as Dunfermline, so dominant throughout yet in danger of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, got out of jail against Inverness.

SPL Fanzone: Dundee United

It's not been a great few days. We've seen David Goodwillie finally complete his move to Blackburn Rovers. (Sure, he didn't go to Rangers and we held out for a decent fee but we've still lost our best player just a few games into the new season.)

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