Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes waged in with his thoughts surrounding the recent criticisms aimed towards referees and linesmen this season and the lack of communication between them and managers. When speaking to the Press And Journal McInnes said “A lot of times managers will approach referees in the right manner. I do think managers deserve an explanation, although referees may see that differently. If managers approach it the right way, then referees should give their version of events the right way.”
Following the departure of Manager Neil Lennon Celtic went on to obtain their first win under the supervision of John Kennedy against Aberdeen. There have been rumours circulating that Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard could be departing the club in the summer following news that Leicester has show interest in the Frenchman. The club shut down reports that he had been offered a £15 million deal as the club branded it “too cheap”.
Motherwell secured a 2-0 victory at Easter Road on Saturday marking the win their first at Hib’s home ground in seven years as the fight to avoid relegation continues. Their victory wasn’t drama free as ‘Well boss Graham Alexander was sent off as the game was drawn to a close following a rude gesture, he made following Motherwell’s win. Alexander has been booked repeatedly for celebrations and for his attitude towards referees resulting in a comedic interview with BBC Sports where he refused to answer any questions about his red card and instead replied with comments praising his team.
The victory was also celebrated as club captain Declan Gallagher made the team sheet and was subbed on in the second half after being injured for the greater part of February. The skipper has now played enough games in order to trigger his one-year contract extension however, there has been no word from the beloved captain or the club on whether he’ll be a member of the Steelmen next season.
The club mourned the loss of both Motherwell, Scotland and Liverpool legend Ian St John as he passed away at age 82. Former teammates of St John as well as his friends and family shared tributes to the Motherwell star. The team at the Hummingbird Journal send love and care to his family and friends.
Rangers are now only 4 points away from winning the league as speculation grows on whether they’ll win it at Parkhead, the home of their rivals.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard will be missing from the dugout for the upcoming Rangers vs St Mirren clash this weekend following his red card he received against Livingston. He picked up the card for walking on to the pitch at half-time to demand answers from referee John Beaton over some questionable decisions he had made. Gerrard will however be leading his team out on the March 21st Old Firm clash where Rangers may lift the Premiership trophy…
Gerrard wasn’t the only Rangers man to receive a punishment from the referee as Alfredo Morelos was denied a penalty and given an unnecessary yellow card that was later appealed and overturned. Morelos was apparently unfazed about this as he celebrated his last-minute winner in the changing room by singing Sweet Caroline with no top on.
St Johnstone are now the official winners of the Bet Fred League Cup for the first time after a triumphant 1-0 victory over Livingston last Sunday. St Johnston are now the second club to win a major trophy in Scotland in the 21st century and they helped put a stop to Celtic’s chances of claiming five trebles. The players and manager that lifted that trophy will go down in club history.
St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin once again called for clarity from referees and linesmen following the questionable decisions referees have been making. He even went on as far to say that Scotland should make use of a strip backed VAR to help consistency with referees and to show clarity on what should be deemed a free kick, a penalty, a red card etc.