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Tiger Who?

Upstart Accies Make Early Statement

Freshly promoted Hamilton Academical have made an early statement in their SPL debut, shaming a well-coached and favored Dundee United side with a 3-1 come-from-behind drubbing. Oh, to be a fly on the wall in the DUFC clubhouse after that match for Craig Levein’s tongue-lashing. His stock rose sharply last season as he cooly, calmly fielded a side that was competitive week in, week out. This is certainly not the way he wanted to start this season’s campaign.

It was that sort of week, however, as the big Glasgow clubs also looked a wee bit sleepy, sluggish, and rusty in their openers.

You’ve got to hand it to the Accies, however. Down 0-1 after an own-goal they could have, lips quivering, thrown in the towel. Instead, they rattled off three goals to move to the top of the table. Refreshing to see them there, and they should savor it because it won’t last long as the season unfurls and begins to make some sense of the standings.

You can’t deny that early signs indicate that this Hamilton Academical side feels nothing like Gretna, though.

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