Of Howlers, Twists And Turns

Having listened to the Celtic game by internet radio on Wednesday evening, and read the press the following day, I was well aware of the points dropped by our Old Firm rivals as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Livingston. As Rangers haven’t travelled well so far this season, the result was perhaps not that surprising. But despite it, I ain’t writing them off yet.

Having very much enjoyed the commentary on the Celtic game, not to mention that the Bhoys romped home with a 5-0 score-line, I tuned in to Scotsport SPL on ITV last night so I could see the goals. Especially the stunning free kick by Shunsuke Nakamura which led to Celtic’s fourth goal. I was suitably impressed, despite my obvious bias, by all the Celtic goals – even the one by Neil Lennon which was chopped off for being offside.

Next up was the Rangers game and I thought I might as well watch on. They didn’t look all that convincing but they did deserve their 2-0 lead. Then it all went wrong.

Ronald Waterreus is a good keeper but he committed an absolute howler when he conceded the first Livingston goal. I don’t see how he could have thought that the ball was going passed his post. And he certainly should not have taken the chance that it was. Bottom line, he should have stopped that one!

Then, the defending that led to the free kick that secured Livi’s second was laughable. As was the defending of the free kick itself – Marvin Andrews should not have been beaten in the air to that one, even if he did get the final touch.

So, interesting times. Celtic are clearly coming into form. Hearts, whilst still winning, are not so convincing and they play a sparkling Hibs side on Saturday. Rangers are on the brink of something. Could we be on the verge of this seasons first twist?

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