'I'll never forgive Hart for stopping Gogic overhead kick'

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Mark Jardine, Misery Hunters podcast

Depending on which source of stats you follow (I'll show some BBC loyalty here and quote their figure), St Mirren had around a 34% share of possession on Sunday against Celtic.

Despite that apparent disparity, the Saints matched Celtic shot for shot and can feel hard done to see those 18 shots result in a 2-0 deficit and the end of their Scottish Cup campaign.

Celtic took their goals well and punished their hosts, and that's fair enough. Plucky performances for no reward are becoming a semi-regular occurrence when Celtic or Rangers are in town, and I'll leave the post-match analysis there for fear of falling into the "no one is judging you on these games" cliche.

Ah. Hold up. Alex Gogic almost scored an overhead kick. Alex Gogic. The Cypriot hardman and league-leading interceptor. Overhead kick. I'll never forgive Joe Hart for stepping in front of that life-altering moment. Never.

In all the weekend excitement, the joy of last midweek should definitely be more of the focus here. Dundee's growing reputation as top-six challengers is perhaps more a sign of transfer intent and media touting as opposed to recent form, but they have a well-organised and well-funded unit which represents a tough challenge to face.

In the wake of destroying Hibs in Leith, Stephen Robinson's men remained fired up and buoyed in their self-belief - and Dundee's 4-0 Dens demolition of the Buddies was finally avenged.

Taking Gogic out of the equation (he almost scored an overhead kick, if you can believe it), Mikael Mandron is the man of the moment in Paisley. Restored to the starting line-up as the focal point in a three-pronged attack, he has recaptured the early season eye for goal which promised so much.

Having netted in each of his last two league games, he'll fancy his chances to keep that run going when the Buddies travel to Livingston on Saturday afternoon.