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Cheery Levein’s festive message- McInnes is talking tripe!

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Craig Levein has sent a festive message to accusing the Aberdeen manager of talking tripe.

To be fair to the veteran boss talking tripe is a subject that he is very familiar with.

Levein started 2018 by claiming that the ‘natural order’ had been restored by a Scottish Cup win over Hibs before finishing the SPFL season in sixth place- 33 points behind and 18 behind Neil Lennon’ side.

Scott Brown was a regular target for the boss during the year with Bobby Madden added to the menu after a recent loss to the tribute act.

After being hammered 5-0 at Livingston Levein called off a Christmas weekend in Prague for his players who responded with a 2-0 defeat away to Aberdeen.

Reflecting on the match at Pittodrie the boss decided to reveal details of a private conversation with McInnes.

Goals change games and that game on Saturday was changed – three different penalty incidents, two went against us and one went for Aberdeen,” Levein whinged to the Edinburgh News.

And I have to laugh when I listen to Derek having a pop. This is the same that was on the phone to me three weeks ago crying his eyes out about the decisions that he got in the game, and the sending-off he got against Rangers. So I have to laugh. Double standards all day long.

And he even said to me – this is funny – that he stopped complaining about referees because he felt that he got more decisions going for him if he didn’t complain. So, listen I have got to laugh. I have got articles where he has complained four or five times about officials already this season. He forgets that.

He also tried to get Steven Naismith sent off, which I will remember as well. I don’t think there was anything in it and I don’t think anyone I have spoken to did but Derek tried to get him sent off. I saw him.

Listen, I have got respect for every manager in the league but when he comes out with the tripe he comes out with after the game on Saturday, then I get annoyed.”

The fun loving boss rounds off another year of failure with a home match against Hamilton on Wednesday before a trip to Easter Road on Saturday.

In 1986 Levein missed final match of the season, away to Dundee due to a sore tummy.

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