Wednesday, 13 May 2009

The Final Straight...

With 2 games to go in the SPL, everything is still to play for, but the question has to be asked if this has turned out to be a decisive night at the bottom of the SPL.

After the Old Firm game at the weekend, Rangers went top for the first time this year. However tonight’s draw with Hib’s has seen them fall back into second place on goal difference. Truth be told, it was a good point for Hib’s, they deprived Rangers of space behind their defence. They enjoyed a huge slice of luck when Rangers were deprived a goal, the officials were possibly unsighted. With 2 games only goal difference separates the two teams.

However not all the drama was confined to the top of the SPL. St Mirren fell to the bottom of the league after their 2-1 loss at Kilmarnock. Since the cup semi-final, St Mirren have shipped 7 goals in 3 games, with the majority of them coming from poor marking at crosses/set pieces. St Mirren have also suffered a dramatic loss of form at precisely the wrong time of the season. Inverness changed manager at the start of the year and have got the new manager bounce. Kilmarnock and Falkirk have also found form, Kilmarnock in the shape of Berti Vogt’s discovery Kevin Kyle.

St Mirren are odds on to go down, very possibly on Saturday at Falkirk, but the thing that might save them is the same complacency which crept around Greenhill Road since the 2-0 win at Fir Park 4 weeks ago. At the moment, it’s not looking good for the Bud’s.

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