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Colin Moffat

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  1. Post update

    Partick Thistle were 4-0 winners

    That's enough from me. Just to recap, there were victories for Aberdeen, Partick Thistle, St Johnstone and Hamilton, while Ross County drew 2-2 at Motherwell to move off the foot of the Premiership.

    Performance of the day must go to Partick Thistle who ensured it was a happy birthday for manager Alan Archibald with a fantastic 4-0 win away to high-flying Inverness CT.

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    Tomorrow we'll have radio and text coverage of St Mirren's visit to Celtic Park, which is a 13:00 kick-off, and all the highlights of today's action will be online from 18:00 GMT.

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    Birthday boy Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald

    "I don't think anyone thought we'd come up here and win 4-0 but it was a great team performance. We had a game plan and it worked perfectly, we knew we had to stop them knocking the ball around.

    "No we need to start looking up and think about catching the teams above us."

    On an incident when a couple of fans tried to pull down keeper Paul Gallacher's shorts: "No harm done, just a bit of festive fun from some kids."

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    BBC Sportsound pundit Willie Miller

    "Aberdeen did all of their hard work in the first half and got their tactics spot-on. They played a high line and dominated before the break. Ash Taylor is developing into a fine defender but it was an overall strong team performance."

    That's three straight wins in the league for the Dons and three clean- sheets.

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    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

    "We had a really strong start and imposed ourselves with the ball and without it. We got two goals and Niall McGinn has hit the post in a very good first half.

    "We didn't need the second half to be eventful, we just needed to manage it. Consistency of selection has helped and we have a good understanding among the back four, it's not very often Dundee United fail to score.

    "We're pleased to beat a good team and we did it with a bit to spare."

  6. Join the debate at #bbcscotfootball

    Dougie Kinnear on Twitter: "Thank you @AberdeenFC great result & I get the bragging rights over Christmas again! Can we play the semi at Tannadice? #bbcscotfootball"

    Alan David Duncan on Twitter: "2-0 not a reflection on the Arabian carpeting @AberdeenFC just laid out. Alakazam! #COYR #bbcscotfootball"

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    Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara

    "Aberdeen deserved the victory. They were the better team and we gave away two sloppy goals. I'm disappointed because that's our first defeat at home. First-half, we didn't handle Adam Rooney."

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    BBC Sportsound pundit Barry Wilson

    "Marley Watkins missed a good early chance for Inverness and after that it was very one-sided. I was really impressed by Ryan Stevenson who led the line really well. Only two or three great saves from Dean Brill kept the score down."

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    St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright confirms that James McFadden has pulled a hamstring and defender Frazer Wright played on with a broken nose.

    On McFadden's injury, he says "it has nothing to do with the pitch".

    On the penalty award: "No doubts, I was just surprised there wasn't a red card because it was a good goal-scoring opportunity."

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    Rooney at the double

    Adam Rooney scored both of Aberdeen's goals at Tannadice

    Adam Rooney was once again the goal-hero for Aberdeen, grabbing both goals in a comfortable victory. That's 16 goals for the season for the Irish striker.

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    Celtic remain three points clear at the top of the Premiership and they will be big favourites to stretch that lead at home to struggling St Mirren tomorrow.

    The Buddies occupy the bottom spot after Ross County's dramatic draw at Fir Park and will have Gary Teale in charge following the dismissal of manager Tommy Craig this week.



    Dumbarton 2-1 Raith Rovers

    Hibernian 2-0 Alloa

    Livingston 0-1 Falkirk


    Airdrieonians 3-1 Dunfermline

    Ayr 2-3 Stenhousemuir

    Forfar 2-1 Stirling

    Morton 2-2 Brechin

    Peterhead 1-4 Stranraer


    Annan Athletic 2-1 East Fife

    Clyde 0-1 Albion

    East Stirling 2-3 Arbroath

    Montrose 1-2 Queen's Park

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    Well, it's been a good day for Aberdeen and Hamilton, who make up ground at the top end of the table, while St Johnstone leapfrog Kilmarnock and into the top half.

    The bracing Highland air clearly agrees with Partick Thistle, who destroyed John Hughes's in-form side, and Ross County are finally off the foot of the table thanks to a last-gasp equaliser at Fir Park.


    Dundee United 0-2 Aberdeen


    Kilmarnock 0-1 St Johnstone


    Hamilton 2-1 Dundee

    Motherwell 2-2 Ross County

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    Hamilton 2-1 Dundee

    It's not been a particularly dirty game at New Douglas Park but Jason Scotland collects the seventh yellow card of the game and Dundee's Gary Harkins - who has already been subbed - is sent to the stand after a mass brawl on the touchline.

  18. GOAL

    Motherwell 2-2 Ross County (Dingwall)

    It's a Tony Dingwall double as Ross County salvage a point in stoppage-time. I don't know too much about the goal because commentator Rob Maclean was shrieking so loudly.


    Inverness 0-4 Partick Thistle

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    Motherwell 2-1 Ross County

    Motherwell's (left) celebrates his goal with team-mate Josh Law

    Are Motherwell going to hold on for three precious points in Kenny Black's last match as caretaker coach?

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    Hamilton 2-1 Dundee

    Dundee boss Paul Hartley has high hopes for 17-year-old Craig Wighton and the teenage substitute shows his class as he takes the ball down in the area and curls it just wide of the post as the visitors look for an equaliser.

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    Dundee Utd 0-2 Aberdeen

    Aberdeen's Peter Pawlett is played through but his low effort is turned over the bar by the onrushing Radoslaw Cierzniak in United's goal.

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    Inverness CT 0-4 Partick Thistle

    Inverness have the ball in the net but it won't stand since it was a fan running onto the pitch to knock it in while Jags goalkeeper Paul Gallacher was lining up a bye-kick.


    Motherwell 2-1 Ross County

    The Staggies are still knocking on the door and Michael Gardyne rattles the post with a shot.

  25. GOAL

    Kilmarnock 0-1 St Johnstone (Graham)

    Straight down the middle from Brain Graham and Saints are on course for all three points. Michael O'Halloran was fouled by Chris Chantler, although the home players protest it was a clean tackle.


    Kilmarnock 0-0 St Johnstone

    Spot-kick to the Saints...

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    Inverness CT 0-4 Partick Thistle

    BBC Sportsound pundit Barry Wilson

    "Inverness have thrown the towel in and Partick Thistle are still pressing for more goals. Ryan Stevenson is taken off for the final 10 minutes, so he won't get his hat-trick."

    It's looking like a very happy birthday for Jags boss Alan Archibald...


    Hamilton 2-1 Dundee

    Accies have the ball in the net a third time, but this time the referee says no goal with Martin Canning flattening the goalkeeper in the process.

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    Kilmarnock 0-0 St Johnstone

    The home fans are on their feet as Tope Obadeyi breaks into space behind the Saints defence but the forward dithers in possession and a good chance is gone.

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    Inverness CT 0-4 Partick Thistle

    Ryan Stevenson, on a hat-trick, curls a free-kick round the defensive wall and the net is rippling - the side-netting that is.

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    Championship update

    Dominique Malonga has doubled Hibernian's lead against Alloa at Easter Road. Dumbarton and Falkirk are both still 1-0 up.

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    Motherwell 2-1 Ross County

    Ross County are really pushing for a leveller at Fir Park and the home side are sitting deeper and deeper.

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    Hamilton 2-1 Dundee

    Greg Stewart's goal has breathed new life into a game that looked to be heading for a comfortable home win, and Accies respond with Darian Mackinnon and Stephen Hendrie both going close as they look to restore their earlier two-goal cushion.

  34. Join the debate at #bbcscotfootball

    Craig Benson on Twitter: "#bbcscotfootball There appears to be a new band at Rugby Park today. Everything but the goal. #imhereallweek #trytheveal #tipyourwaiter"

    Alan David Duncan on Twitter: "@AberdeenFC and @17AdamRooney rampant. Let's not let the Arabs back in here. Merry Christmas Dandies everywhere! #bbcscotfootball #COYR"

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    Motherwell 2-1 Ross County

    The Staggies press for an equaliser and Michael Gardyne prods in a shot during an almighty scramble only for a defender in claret and amber to hack clear from the goal-line.

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    Dundee Utd 0-2 Aberdeen

    Aberdeen striker David Goodwillie nearly scores against his previous employers, shooting over on the angle from 10 yards at the Shed End.

  37. CLOSE!

    Motherwell 2-1 Ross County

    Motherwell speedster Lionel Ainsworth races away from the halfway line and is inches wide with his shot from the edge of the penalty box.

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    Inverness CT 0-4 Partick Thistle

    Partick Thistle's Ryan Stevenson (right) celebrates with team-mates after scoring his second goal of the game

    Partick Thistle are running riot in the Highlands. Ryan Stevenson (right) scored two first-half goals and has had a couple of chances for his hat-trick.

  39. GOAL

    Hamilton 2-1 Dundee (Stewart)

    Hamilton had been cruising but Dundee pull one back in superb fashion. Greg Stewart, somehow with one simple turn, manages to beat three Accies players before racing forward and driving a shot from distance past Michael McGovern.

  40. GOAL

    Motherwell 2-1 Ross County (Ojamaa)

    What a turnaround at Fir Park! Henrik Ojamaa is allowed to race forward and the Estonian simply thumps a shot home as he reaches the edge of the penalty box.

  41. GOAL

    Inverness CT 0-4 Partick Thistle (Balatoni)

    What is going on up the Highlands? Inverness have not lost at home this season and have now nearly doubled their goals against record in one game as Conrad Balatoni knocks in a header from a corner.

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    Inverness CT 0-3 Partick Thistle

    Ryan Stevenson is denied a hat-trick for the Jags as Dean Brill gets down to make a good, low save.

  43. GOAL

    Motherwell 1-1 Ross County (Sutton)

    Motherwell substitute Lionel Ainsworth makes an impact from the bench, standing up a lovely cross for John Sutton to power in with a back-post header.

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    Hamilton 2-0 Dundee

    Accies are inches away from a third goal as Mickael Antoine-Curier drives a shot from the tightest of angles and it just skims the far post.


    Inverness CT 0-3 Partick Thistle

    A long-range dig from David Raven flies into the net but the home celebrations are cut short by the linesman's flag. Caley Thistle manager John Hughes is not a happy man...

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    Kilmarnock 0-0 St Johnstone

    Bad news for St Johnstone as James McFadden limps off to be replaced by Lee Croft. Is that a result of the synthetic surface at Rugby Park?

  47. GOAL

    Inverness CT 0-3 Partick Thistle (Fraser)

    Is that game over in the Highlands? Gary Fraser bullets a header in off the underside of the crossbar to send the small band of travelling fans wild with delight.

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    Alexander Fetteson on BBC Sport Scotland's Facebook page: "Dundee Utd being treated like a rag doll by the rampant Dons."

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    Kilmarnock 0-0 St Johnstone

    BBC Sportsound's Chick Young

    "The home fans have been applauding some fine, fluent play from Kilmarnock yet they cannot get the ball beyond Saints keeper Alan Mannus. St Johnstone have contributed as well and James McFadden has been outstanding. It's been great entertainment for a 0-0."

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    Inverness CT 0-2 Partick Thistle

    BBC Sportsound pundit Barry Wilson

    "Partick Thistle are pressing very high up the pitch and are well worth their lead. Greg Tansey has had a couple of long-range efforts but that's been pretty much it for Inverness."

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    Hamilton 2-0 Dundee

    Hamilton's Mickael Antoine Curier (left) celebrates having doubled the lead for his side 2-0

    Paul Hartley's attacking philosophy means Dundee have continued to go forward, but a Jim McAllister shot before half-time is the first real save Michael McGovern has had to make. Other than that Hamilton could possibly have more than their two goals with Tony Andreu and Ali Crawford both putting decent efforts over the bar.

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    Motherwell 0-1 Ross County

    BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont at Fir Park

    "The visitors have been the more enterprising team in the first half and they have their reward on the stroke of half-time. Jamie Reckord's cross finds its way to Tony Dingwall at the back post and though Dan Twardzik saves his initial shot, the winger smacks the rebound past the keeper."



    Dumbarton 1-0 Raith Rovers

    Hibernian 1-0 Alloa

    Livingston 0-1 Falkirk


    Airdrieonians 1-0 Dunfermline

    Ayr 1-2 Stenhousemuir

    Forfar 1-1 Stirling

    Morton 0-2 Brechin

    Peterhead 1-1 Stranraer


    Annan Athletic 0-0 East Fife

    Clyde 0-1 Albion

    East Stirling 0-1 Arbroath

    Montrose 0-2 Queen's Park


    Motherwell 0-1 Ross County

    Dundee United 0-2 Aberdeen

  55. GOAL

    Motherwell 0-1 Ross County (Dingwall)

    A big, big goal at Fir Park as Tony Dingwall reacts well after his first effort is saved to fire Ross County in front. The Staggies are off the foot of the table if they can stay in front.


    Kilmarnock 0-0 St Johnstone

    Hamilton 2-0 Dundee

    Inverness CT 0-2 Partick Thistle

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    Dundee Utd 0-2 Aberdeen

    Aberdeen's Adam Rooney (9) is congratulated by his team-mates after opening the scoring for the visitors

    Aberdeen have enjoyed a fabulous first half at Tannadice and really should be further ahead.


    Dundee Utd 0-2 Aberdeen

    Niall McGinn thumps the ball off the inside of the near-post with a diagonal driven shot. The Aberdeen forward simply can't believe that he's not celebrating a goal...


    Inverness CT 0-2 Partick Thistle

    Inverness keeper Dean Brill makes a miraculous save to keep out a Conrad Balatoni header from a corner. The visitors really have their tails up.

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    Hamilton 2-0 Dundee

    The chances are coming thick and fast now for the home side as they look for a killer third. Scott Bain has to stretch to get to Tony Andreu's shot after a David Clarkson mistake, then Ali Crawford whistles a shot just over.

  61. GOAL

    Inverness CT 0-2 Partick Thistle (Stevenson)

    The hosts are caught in possession in their own half and Kallum Higginbotham squares for Ryan Stevenson to bang in his second goal of the day.


    Kilmarnock 0-0 St Johnstone

    St Johnstone surge forward and James McFadden thinks he's found the opener but Craig Samson pulls of an impressive save to deny the former Scotland star.

  63. GOAL

    Dundee Utd 0-2 Aberdeen (Rooney)

    It's the Adam Rooney show at Tannadice as the striker gets his second of the game for Aberdeen. A lovely floated ball to the back post is returned across goal by Ryan Jack and converted from close range by the Irishman.

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    Motherwell 0-0 Ross County

    BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont at Fir Park

    "Nothing between the sides in the opening half hour at Fir Park. Despite the 'basement battle' nature of the encounter, there's no real evidence of nerves, with both sides playing pretty open, attacking football. That hasn't really translated into chances however.

    The new Motherwell manager Ian Baraclough is in animated discussion with club director Derek Weir and general manager Alan Burrows a few rows in front of me.


    Inverness CT 0-1 Partick Thistle

    Veteran keeper Paul Gallacher throws his old bones down smartly to turn away a fierce strike from Greg Tansey. That's been the first real attempt from the strangely sluggish home side.

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    Dundee Utd 0-1 Aberdeen

    Aberdeen goalkeeper Scott Brown plays a crucial role in preventing a United equaliser, saving Chris Erskine's low shot after the midfielder was played in by Stuart Armstrong.

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    Kilmarnock 0-0 St Johnstone

    David Wotherspoon tears the Kilmarnock defence open to set up James McFadden on the volley and Mark Connolly has to make a good goal-line clearance.

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    Hamilton 2-0 Dundee

    It's a very open game at New Douglas Park, with Hamilton's plastic pitch showing it's worth as both teams knock the ball about and attack at pace. More goals to come in this game, I'd guess.

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    Dundee Utd 0-1 Aberdeen

    A brilliant long distance strike by United midfielder Paul Paton almost has the hosts level. The 25-yard shot. rising all the way, fizzes over the crossbar.

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    Dundee Utd 0-1 Aberdeen

    BBC Sportsound pundit Willie Miller

    "Aberdeen have been totally dominant. They are playing a very high line and most of the game has been played in the Dundee United half."

  71. GOAL

    Dundee Utd 0-1 Aberdeen (Rooney)

    Aberdeen striker Adam Rooney gets his 16th goal of the season after United goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak spills David Goodwillie's header from a free-kick. The Polish 'keeper will have to take the blame there.

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    Kilmarnock 0-0 St Johnstone

    St Johnstone's Alan Mannus (right) takes the ball away from the head of Tope Obadeyi

    St Johnstone goalkeeper Alan Mannus takes the ball away from the head of Tope Obadeyi at Rugby Park.

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    Motherwell 0-0 Ross County

    Tony Dingwall has been lively for Ross County and his cut-back falls for Martin Woods, then Graham Carey, but both men are unable to get the better of the home defence.

  74. GOAL

    Hamilton 2-0 Dundee (Antoine-Curier)

    Pick it out! A deep cross from Stephen Hendrie is hammered in on the volley from Michael Antoine Curier. The angle was tight and goalkeeper Scott Bain got a hand to it but there was far too much power in the shot to keep it out.

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    Dundee Utd 0-0 Aberdeen

    Another half-chance for Aberdeen but Adam Rooney fails to re-direct Niall McGinn's cross from the right-hand-side towards goal.

  76. GOAL

    Inverness CT 0-1 Partick Thistle (Stevenson)

    Christie Elliot does well to open up the home defence and flashes in a dangerous cross from the right to pick out Ryan Stevenson at the front post. The forward is able to poke the ball in to give the visitors the lead against the run of play.

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    Motherwell 0-0 Ross County

    Motherwell striker John Sutton throws himself at a Henrik Ojamaa cross and the ball whizzes narrowly wide of the target.

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    Inverness CT 0-0 Partick Thistle

    Marley Watkins races on to a pass from Billy McKay and only has the keeper to beat but the Inverness forward fires wide.


    Dundee Utd 0-0 Aberdeen

    Aberdeen's Niall McGinn has the first real chance of the game as his shot from 20 yards deflects off John Rankin and lands on the top of the crossbar.

  80. GOAL

    Hamilton 1-0 Dundee (Andreu)

    Accies midfielder Tony Andreu races to the front post and bullets his header past the helpless Scott Bain.

  81. Post update

    Kilmarnock 0-0 St Johnstone

    Saints keeper Alan Mannus makes an excellent diving save to deny Tope Obadeyi inside the opening minute.

  82. KICK-OFF

    And we're off...

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    BBC Sportsound pundit Willie Miller reports that the Dundee United club mascots (the ones in furry suits) are noising up the travelling Aberdeen fans at Tannadice.

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    Motherwell caretaker boss Kenny Black

    "I've been delighted with the players in these last six weeks; they've given me everything. I'm a bit disappointed with the timing of the announcement (of Ian Baraclough as the new manager). I'll work out what is best for me after today's game."

  85. Join the debate at #bbcscotfootball

    DunksMaguire on Twitter: "Think Baraclough is a good appointment hope he gives Lee Erwin and the other younger players a chance! Cmon the Well! #SIWY #bbcscotfootball"

    Graeme Ross on Twitter: "@MotherwellFC New managers signature on todays programme. Nice guy to talk to, Wish him the best. #bbcscotfootball"

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    BBC Scotland's Richard Wilson at Rugby Park

    "St Johnstone are unbeaten in their last five games and a win would move them above Kilmarnock. The home side haven't won in their last six games, but at least managed a goal and a point in their last outing against Partick Thistle. Kilmarnock need to shake off their despondency, while St Johnstone will look to keep making slow, steady progress. Could be a cautious game at Rugby Park, and probably not worth expecting many goals."

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    Championship leaders Hearts have an idle afternoon following the postponement at Central Park, while Queen of the South beat Rangers last night. Hibernian can stay within three points of the impressive Doonhamers if they beat Alloa at Easter Road, while Dumbarton take on Raith Rovers and bottom side Livingston host Falkirk.

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    News broke last night that Well Society backer Les Hutchison is on course to complete a Fir Park takeover. The retired businessman is set to take over John Boyle's 70% stake after putting up an interest-free loan to the club, with the fans' group set to assume control further down the line.

    He spoke to BBC Radio Scotland: "The important thing is that all parties have an intention and a commitment to see the process through to conclusion. We're certainly moving forward in a positive manner. It is my hope that within a five-year period, the ownership of the club will be transferred to the fans. That is my sincere hope."

    Hutchison is based in Barbados and Mothewell general manager Alan Burrows is heading out there next week. Tough gig...

  89. Join the debate at #bbcscotfootball

    Partick Thistle FC on Twitter: "Will 3 points be the perfect birthday present for Alan Archibald today? #PartickThistle"

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    Inverness CT v Partick Thistle

    Caley Thistle continue to tick along very nicely and can go level on points with leaders Celtic with a victory today.

    The Highlanders have yet to lose a home game this season and have only conceded five goals in the eight games played in front of their own supporters.

    Partick Thistle have been up and down, failing to win back-to-back league games but were triumphant when the teams last met at Firhill in September. The Jags came from behind that day to win 3-1.

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    Hamilton player-manager Alex Neil gives himself a rare start. With Jon Routledge suspended after his red card in the loss at Aberdeen last week, the Accies boss also hands Dougie Imrie a place in midfield following his own return from a ban. Mickael Antoine-Curier leads the attack, with Jason Scotland dropping to the bench.

    Dundee manager Paul Hartley is without Paul McGowan and captain Kevin Thomson. Simon Ferry and Phil Roberts come in.

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    Hamilton v Dundee

    There's always a bit of bite when these two promoted sides meet, much of it emanating from their scrap in the Championship last season. Dundee clearly got the better of their four second-tier tussles - winning two and drawing two.

    The theme of Dundee dominance has continued into the Premiership, with Paul Hartley's men bringing high-flying Accies back down to earth in a 2-0 win in October.

    Hamilton player-boss Alex Neil knows his side, with only one win in their last seven, need to go into the Christmas fixtures with a little more cheer.

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    Kilmarnock v St Johnstone

    Kilmarnock are clinging on to a top half place but only just. A draw at Firhill last weekend ended a sequence of five defeats.

    The Ayrshire side's last win was against today's opponents, with Josh Magennis netting a double in a 2-1 success at McDiarmid Park.

    St Johnstone are one of the teams closing in on Killie and can leapfrog them if they take maximum points at Rugby Park.

    Saints are looking for a fourth victory on the spin, with Michael O'Halloran on target on each of the last three weekends.


    Kilmarnock: Samson, Hamill, Connolly, Clingan, Miller, Obadeyi, Westlake, Chantler, Magennis, Pascali, Muirhead. Subs: Brennan, Barbour, McKenzie, Cairney, Ashcroft, Slater, O'Hara.

    St Johnstone: Mannus, Mackay, Lappin, Wright, Anderson, Millar, Wotherspoon, Graham, McFadden, Easton, O'Halloran. Subs: Banks, McDonald, Caddis, Davidson, Miller, Brown, Croft.

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    Motherwell v Ross County

    Ian Baraclough

    New boss Ian Baraclough will be an interested spectator as Motherwell look to put some daylight between themselves and rock-bottom County.

    Kenny Black won his first match as caretaker but three defeats have followed. If Stuart McCall's old assistant is not going to stay on and work under Baraclough, I'm sure he'd love to sign off with a win.

    Ross County can overtake St Mirren and the hosts if they take maximum points, so there is a lot at stake here.

    The Staggies look an improved side under Jim McIntyre but are still conceding far too many goals, with just one clean-sheet all season.


    Motherwell: Twardzik, Carswell, McManus, Sutton, Vigurs, Lasley, O'Brien, Francis-Angol, Law, Ojamaa, Ferguson. Subs: Nielsen, Ainsworth, Erwin, Thomas, Neill, Cadden, MacLean.

    Ross County: Reguero, Saunders, Brittain, Reckord, Carey, Woods, Dingwall, Irvine, Quinn, Arquin, Jervis. Subs: Brown, Cardle, Kiss, Maatsen, Toshney, Dunfield, Gardyne.

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    Dundee Utd v Aberdeen

    Tannadice is becoming something of a fortress for Dundee United. They've gone eight games unbeaten at home and have only conceded four goals there this season. However, the Tangerines' last defeat on their own patch, in May, came at the hands of Aberdeen.

    The Dons trundle down the A90 with four wins from their last five in the Premiership and will be seeking revenge for the 3-0 mauling they were given at home on the opening day of the league campaign.

    If Aberdeen win, these two sides will be level on 31 points, but home boss Jackie McNamara will look to replicate the zesty performance that Stuart Armstrong, Nadir Ciftci and Charlie Telfer put in during their last home match - an impressive victory against Kilmarnock.

  98. Post update

    Jackie McNamara makes one change to the Dundee United team that beat Ross County 3-2, with midfield holding man John Rankin coming in for defender Calum Butcher.

    Derek McInnes names the same Aberdeen starting XI that beat Hamilton Accies 3-0 at Pittodrie.


    Dundee United: Cierzniak, Dillon, Souttar, Fojut, Townsend, Paton, Rankin, Dow, Erskine, Armstrong, Çiftçi. Subs: Szromnik, Morris, Butcher, Telfer, Mackay-Steven, Spittal, Connolly

    Aberdeen: Brown, Logan, Considine, Taylor, Reynolds, Rooney, McGinn, Hayes, Pawlett, Goodwillie, Jack. Subs: Langfield, Murray, McKenna, Gibbons, Shankland, Smith, Monakana.

  100. Post update

    "It's a Mexican stand-off and someone has to throw the first punch," BBC Radio Scotland's Chick Young illuminates the baffling Ally McCoist story. I'm glad that one has been cleared up.

  101. Post update

    Caley Thistle boss John Hughes was full of praise for substitutes Ryan Christie and Aaron Doran in last Saturday's 2-1 win at Dens Park but those two are on the bench again today.


    Inverness CT: Brill, Raven, Shinnie, Vincent, Warren, Meekings, McKay, Draper, Watkins, Tansey, Williams. Subs: Esson, Doran, Ross, Devine, Tremarco, Christie, Polworth.

    Partick Thistle: Gallacher, O'Donnell, Seaborne, Balatoni, McMillan, Bannigan, Osman, Fraser Stevenson, Elliott, Higginbotham. Subs: Fox, Craigen, Lawless, Eccleston, Wilson, Lindsay, McDaid.


    Hamilton: McGovern, Hendrie, Devlin, Canning, Gillespie, Imrie, Neil, Crawford, MacKinnon, Andreu, Antoine Curier. Subs: Scotland, Watson, Longridge, Brophy, Garcia Tena, Redmond, Currie

    Dundee: Bain, McGinn, McPake, Konrad, Irvine, Ferry, McAlister, Boyle, Harkins, Clarkson, Roberts. Subs: Schenk, Allan, Black, Stewart, McBride, Wighton, Tankulic.

  104. Join the debate at #bbcscotfootball

    Rob Maaskant on Twitter: "Thank you for all the follows in recent days. You have my permission to unfollow since I did not get the @MotherwellFC post. Good luck."

  105. Post update

    Former players Mitchell van der Gaag and Rob Maaskant were also spoken to by Motherwell, along with ex-Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels and Black, while Terry Butcher ruled himself out after his interview.

    Will any of those guys be interested in the vacancy at St Mirren or are the Paisley club set to promote from within again? Gary Teale will be in charge of the Buddies when they visit Celtic Park tomorrow.

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    Baraclough, a former Leicester, QPR and Scunthorpe defender, had a successful spell as Sligo Rovers boss, although he was given the boot by the Irish club in June.

    It is understood he impressed Motherwell with his focus on fitness and discipline and emphasis on playing a passing game, as well as his contacts in the English game and his track record of helping develop young players.

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    New Motherwell manager Ian Baraclough will watch from the stand today as Ross County visit Fir Park. The Premiership's bottom club are just two points behind the Steelmen, so this is a big one. Kenny Black is looking after the home team and will discuss whether he stays on as part of the coaching team.

    Black was one of six men interviewed in the search for Stuart McCall's replacement and a club spokesman told BBC Scotland that they hoped he would stay on "at least until the end of his contract at the end of the season".

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    With Rangers losing at Queen of the South last night, Hearts were hoping to open up a 12-point gap at the top of the Championship but their visit to Cowdenbeath has been postponed due to a frozen pitch at Central Park.

    Elgin City v Berwick Rangers in League Two has also fallen victim to the weather.