Good day to you and to paraphrase Dermot O’Leary, your Sunday starts right here! Incidentally if you are lucky enough to have your Sunday start at 11am, I envy you. Anyway, we’re back with Cowdenbeath for the last time this year before we take a break for the most important cup competition in the world and also the FIFA World Cup. Yes, that’s a CM Cup plug. The Beath are third, leading the middle pack as the Old Firm are, in Motor Racing terms, lapping us. Let’s try and end on a high. We’ve conceded 5 times as many goals as Celtic, that’s ridiculous.
First up is a vital clash with Dundee Utd. As our nearest rivals positionally I’d absolutely take a draw which looks more likely when Jeffers pulls us level. Unfortunately parity lasts four minutes before we are behind again and it’s a blow to our hopes of being best of the rest.
Another of our mid table rivals visit us next as Hibs roll into town. Is Cowdenbeath a town? They might have the Power but we have the Ian Rush regen. Homer Simpson scores an own goal to win us the game. That could be important.
There’s more grit at Firhill as we are very poor at Partick Thistle. Once we fall behind it looks like being vital points dropped but the unlikely figure of Lonzi forces a leveller before father Phil wins it in the last minute. Phew.
That goal seems to entice some of his suitors and with a big club release clause, we can do nothing but hope the courts do us a solid.
They find us an extra £20k but it’s a £500k loss in about a month. That stings.
Biggins is also sold. His injury proneness of 20 is like a badge of honour, I don’t think he’s ever completed a match.
Without our midfield maestro it’s a calamitous defeat at Hearts.
Adrian Coote is happy to join on loan, he has off the ball, pace and shooting so should be mighty.
HE IS! We’ve beaten an Old Firm side as Coote nets four times including twice in the last 7 minutes to turn defeat into victory. Give him the keys to the city. Or Town. Somebody research that please.
I can’t disagree.
Even the Micker rouses himself to score our fourth and complete a rout at St Johnstone. Coote only scores in the big games.
You’ll struggle to see a better performance from us.
Or indeed a worse one here. This felt off from the first whistle, I was surprised when we managed to turn it around but it soon fell apart again.
Kablamo! Six of the best. Aberdeen have been shambolic with their cult figures 11 and this defeat earns Gordon Milne the sack. We’ve got the potential to be very good.
6 games to go for us. We score plenty but concede almost as many.
£60k for De Zeeuw. He’s got 4 for tackling so probably £30k too much.
We’ve got a taste for it now. At home to Rangers we are exceptional and turn 2-0 and 3-1 into a victory. Just a little warning sign that one day we might bridge that 30 point gap.
You better believe it.
Back to earth with a bang. Hibs are still in the hunt for 3rd.
Cotterell has been decent but he’s not going to be around for the whole of next season.
We made hard work of this. Once Dundee Utd went down to 10 this should have been a canter but our defence is weak. Nice to see a variety of scorers again.
Three games to go.
We just can’t get going here and Partick Thistle just keep coming at us. Eventually they break us down and it’s a poor defeat.
Celtic extract revenge by letting Batistuta loose on us. Michael Owen is now also there on loan and Pedersen, despite being a sweeper/DMC scores against us for about the 50th time. A madness.
Well, we’ve nearly blown it. All we have to do is beat Hearts…
Despite it helping their city rivals Hibs, Hearts seem quite up for it. They’re 1-0 up but Briggs gets over excited and gives us a chance. Old man McClair brings us level and we throw everything at finding the winner. Eventually, Rod Wallace finishes a 1 on 1 and it’s mission accomplished.
We only scored one less than Rangers and outscored Batistuta and co. Sadly the defence was worse than everybody except St. Johnstone.
A mixed bag in the ratings. It’s really no wonder we can’t defend with Jason Wilcox at left wing back.
Dalw is Rush and Fry is Hughes. Jeffers was disappointing.
Quick moves to address some issues – Igor Stimac never lets me down.
Kevin Gallacher adds to the collection of reasonable 90s players.
Denilson and Batistuta getting awards in Scotland.
Sasa Curcic might help?
How much he will help remains to be seen but we will find out in January when What’s your Beath returns. Enjoy the 25th Anniversary Celebrations and stick around for the CM Cup. Look after yourselves and see you again in 2023.