Found November 28, 2012 on
St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas was upset after a 1-0 defeat to Hibs was made worse by a serious injury to David Robertson.
The substitute suffered a suspected broken leg at McDiarmid Park in a game Saints had looked the more likely to win.
The wheels came off for the hosts on 79 minutes as they endured 11 minutes that were about as bad as it gets for any manager.
It started when Nigel Hasselbaink saw his penalty saved by Ben Williams and Lomas was then sent to the stand by referee Craig Thomson soon afterwards.
Hibs' Paul Cairney added to his woes by netting what proved to be the winner after 82 minutes.
Then midfielder Robertson was taken off on a stretcher and Saints captain Dave Mackay was shown a straight red card for an altercation with Leigh Griffiths in stoppage time as the hosts' misery was complete.
Lomas said: "It's been a disappointing night, especially with Davie Robertson getting that bad injury. Fingers crossed it's not as bad as we think.
"It looked like a block tackle and it looks like he's come off second best, very disappointing for the lad and for us."
Lomas' dismissal from the touchline came after Hasselbaink took the spot-kick following David Wotherspoon's trip on Mackay.
"I kicked a water bottle," Lomas added. "It was frustration. I said to the fourth official he could've used a bit of common-sense.
"It's frustrating, you've missed a penalty, not your regular penalty taker. I was a bit perplexed why he (Hasselbaink) was taking it. Dave Mackay's normally our penalty taker.
Mackay was sent off late on after Griffiths chased down the ball which had been returned to Saints following Robertson's injury.
Lomas added: "Dave suggested that Leigh came and put the head to him. It was a lock of heads and he (Thomson) just chose to send Dave off. If Dave has (motioned his head) it's stupid."
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
From Erik Boland:Add catcher to the list of offseason needs for the Yankees.
In a move that came as a surprise to many, a club source said Russell Martin agreed to a two-year deal with the Pirates early Thursday night. The deal is reportedly worth $17 million.
While there were reports the Yankees had made their own two-year offer, the source said the club never made an offer...
The latest rumors around Yankees Universe are about bringing back veterans Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera and Ichiro Suzukifor the 2013 season.
English: Andy Pettitte (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Though nothing has been made official yet, it would seem that the Yankees are trying to complete deals with all three but who knows what reports are actually true.
But if these rumors do pan...
Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees could have a new deal in place by the end of this week. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, the Yankees are hopeful they can re-sign the long-tim closer before next week's winter meetings. The winter meetings start on December 3rd and go through December 6th.
Rivera, 43, contemplated retirement not too long ago. He...
Enter Sandman. Mariano Rivera will continue to pitch and he will do so for the New York Yankees. Baseball’s all time saves leader and perhaps the most dominating relief pitcher in baseball history has reached a one year deal worth $10 million.
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports the deal has incentives which could make the total payout to Rivera even higher. Rivera turned 43 on...
Catcher Russell Martin is looking for a four-year deal, but the New York Yankees are apparently willing to go only two years for him. Jon Heyman of CBSSports writes though, that the Pittsburgh Pirates are willing to offer a three-year deal in the $25 million range for Martin.
The Yankees would like to bring Martin back, and apparently the sentiment is mutual, but the team might have...
Andy Pettitte will be back with the Yankees for 2013, signing a one year, $12 million contract with the team. After retiring following the 2010 season, Pettitte returned to the Yankees in May of 2012, and it was unknown whether or not he'd be back for 2013.
Further throwing Pettitte's status for 2013 in doubt were injuries. Pettitte fractured his ankle after being hit...
Mariano Rivera is officially coming back. The 43-year old closer missed almost the entire 2012 season with a torn ACL, and he contemplated retirement. However, Rivera and the Yankees reached an agreement for the future Hall of Famer to pitch one more year.
According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN, the Yankees and Rivera agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal. The contract is...
Fav NY Post caption -- Derek Eater or Captain Munch?
Sad. They couldn't come up with anything referring to the world's smallest wrists.
**Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe, or Return to...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Shout whatever obscenity you wish at the Yankee swish-hitters who two months ago embarrassed God and us - and not in that order. But at least we haven't yet plummeted to the toxic point where nobody wants to play in NYC. Because, folks, we once held that poisoned perch: Never forget the Greg Maddux era.Proof of our continued status: Andy Pettitte is back for another year, making...
These are the type of posts I absolutely dread writing. Projections, predictions, prognostication, life-line reading, forecasting, reading the smoke from a burned sacrifice; they all have their place, but often rely so heavily on things out of personal control, or flat out guessing, that indulging in them is largely a time wasting exercise. You can [...]
From the New York Yankees dynasty of the late 90′s to early 2000′s, only Derek Jeter, Andy Petitte and Mariano Rivera are left. Since 1996, all three have been key parts to their championship success. With Petitte close to signing a new contract worth $11 million, the Yankees remain optimistic they’ll be able reach a … Continue reading »
According to Buster Olney of ESPN The Magazine, the New York Yankees and veteran pitcher Andy Pettitte are very close to reaching an agreement on a reported one year, $11 million deal. According to Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman, there is no set timeline for Pettitte to make his decision, but Pettitte did say it would be “soon.”
Pettitte has spent the majority of his career...
The New York Yankees are optimistic they can work out deals for
veteran lefty Andy Pettitte and closer Mariano Rivera in the coming
week, sources told Ken Rosenthal.