THERE is nothing to fear except fear itself.
'CAN we play you every week?' was the cry from the Hamilton fans.
THE initiation process at Hamilton Academical can be pretty gruelling.
IT had to end some time.
THis was a piece of drama which had a cast of goodies and baddies as well as a satisfactory ending for Hamilton Accies as Alex Neil's side moved into pole position in the Premiership.
Mario Bilate has shown fleeting glimpses of what he is capable, now he wants to be afforded the chance to give Dundee United a longer look at what he can offer.
47' 1-0 Danny Redmond swings in a corner and Martin Canning smacks a header into the net.
PATRICK Kluivert has applied for the vacant manager's position at Ross County.
Scott Boyd, the Ross County defender, is determined to use the shock sacking of Derek Adams to jolt his side into action this season.
HAMILTON, flying high in the Premiership, ultimately took their place in tomorrow's third-round draw but they were pushed for long spells by the side from a division below.
Hamilton Academical occupy second spot in the SPFL Premiership table, though Alex Neil wasn't letting on yesterday.
2' Paul Gallacher prevents Louis Longridge putting the visitors ahead.
THE league table doesn't lie.
A week into the season and the first chance to talk of a game of two halves, this time at New Douglas Park on Saturday.
HAMILTON Academical have come a long way in a week.
IT took only one game of the new SPFL Premiership season for Alex Neil's Hamilton team to be written off by one presumptuous scribe as relegation certainties.
THE small Lanarkshire town of Carluke has a history of producing potent goalscorers.
LIFE in the fast lane seems to suit Gregg Wylde following a slow start to his time in Paisley.
THERE were two requests made to speak to Billy McKay last week.
WHEN Hamilton Academical were relegated from the top flight three years ago, they bowed out with a defeat at home to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Ryan Christie has still to find himself referred to as 'Messi' to be linked with a multi-million pound move to the continent but there are those at Inverness Caledonian Thistle who believe that the teenager is every bit as good as Gauld.
Hamilton ACADEMICAL have completed the signing of striker Dougie Imrie for a second time with the 30-year-old putting pen to paper to re-join the newly promoted New Douglas Park club.
Alex Neil, the Hamilton Academical player/manager yesterday admitted that James Keatings has turned down a contract offer amid reported interest from Hearts.
Alex Neil expects to be offered a new contract to lead Hamilton Academical next season on their return to the top division in Scotland.
HAMILTON ACADEMICAL have been promoted to the SPFL Premiership.
THE disbelief was universal, right across Easter Road.
TERRY Butcher will not resign as Hibernian manager but last night admitted he does not know if he will keep his job after the club's shocking relegation.
TWO-nil is routinely described as the most dangerous lead in football, but in Hibernian's case beggars can't be choosers.
THIS much can be said for certain about Hibernian:
FOR most of 2014 Hibernian have resembled the final, ailing Dodo, heading inexorably towards their Premiership extinction.