Sunday, May 09, 2010

The end

That's almost that then.

The season has been far from vintage. From European disasters to SFA cock-ups, bad pitches to managerial casualties, a one sided championship race to a third place challenge that never happened.

Aye, we're all doomed, Captain Mainwaring.

The final match day throws up the top six clashes, the creme de la creme. A nation yawns.

What's left to play for? Hibs and Motherwell - fresh from that game - are still locked in the battle for fourth. And Hearts need a result to finish on more points than the team below them in the league.

Can't wait.

Dundee United v Hibs

It had been said that Hibs struggled to hold on if they were a goal ahead. Now they can't limp to full time with a four goal lead.

Dundee United will be looking for a decent send off before heading to Hampden. Home win.

Hearts v Celtic

Neil Lennon's on-the-job job interview continues. I'm still not convinced by his prospects but I think he'll heap more pressure on the board today. Away win.

Rangers v Motherwell

We arra party people. The trophy is delivered back to Ibrox. Time to enjoy an afternoon without talk of managerial resignation, takeovers, tax debts and financial black holes.

Motherwell need only match Hibs at Tannadice to clinch fourth. A defeat should be enough. Home win.

Keep an eye on today's goalscorers. If Anthony Stokes can get a couple at Tannadice and Kris Boyd draws a blank at Ibrox, Hibs' striker could finish the season as top scorer. He'd be the first player outside the Old Firm to claim that honour since Tommy Coyne's 16 goals took Motherwell to second place in 1994/95 (the last season that the big two finished outside the top 3.)