Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Kilmarnock vs Accies - League Cup - Tuesday 27 August 2013

Accies come into this game after an ultimately comfortable win on Saturday against a previously undefeated Queen of the South; Killie on the other hand are looking to have a bit of a confidence boost after a home loss to low flying Hibs in the SPL, or is SPPL?  Those looking for precedents should note that Accies beat Killie in the League Cup in season 2007/8 (albeit at NDP), announcing that October evening that we were a SPL club in waiting.  Accies will certainly go into this game full of confidence and it will be interesting to see who plays tonight, assuming the club's priority is a top 4 finish in the Championship.  I guess Alex Neil will sit this one out, but other than that I don't see too many changes.  It may be that an away game against an established premier league club is too big a step to blooding too many youngsters - we will find out soon!  This will be a good test for the 2013/14 Accies, although my guess is that it comes just a wee bit too soon to be really helpful or indicative - I will be more interested to see how we react in our next two league games (away to Falkirk and Dundee) after this potentially tiring distraction.  As long as we don't end up having to play 120 mins.....  

5 comments:

  1. Andreu in for Neil, as anticipated, but the big surprise is - MAC starts! Can't believe he's fully fit, so that's got to be a big vote of no confidence in McShane, and possibly giving ourselves one handicap too many tonight...

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  2. MAC scores, and Accies win - incredible!

    I'll take this sort of "potentially tiring distraction" any day of the week :-)

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  3. I dont know if the result was because we were so good or they were so bad. For most of the first half we controlled the game without adding to the score. The BBC summariser at the game had it 6 Accies corners to 1 killie at one point. They had a spell at the beginning of the second half were they exerted a bit of pressure but I was never on the edge of my seat waiting for them to score. Given results elsewhere i.e. Saint Mirren/Ross County, I like to think we could be sitting above these 3 teams if we were in the SPPFL the way we are playing. Nice touch, the catering kiosk at our end was selling accies empire biscuits for 80p. Proper accies club crest on the white icing. What a novelty a catering operation that caters for the fans!

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  4. ....and our reward is a tie at home to St Johnstone. Let's hope it's the 'vs Dundee Utd' version of St Johnstone that turns up on the given night.

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