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Third Time Lucky! Hibs are the Championeeeeeees! ūüŹÜ

What.  A.  Day.

What a day Saturday was.

Finally, after three long years, Hibs have gained automatic promotion from the Championship to the Scottish Premier League.¬† We’ve done it.¬† We’ve actually done it.

What a journey it’s been just over the last three years.¬† Another bumpy ride on the rollercoaster that is Hibernian, but I wouldn’t choose any other rollercoaster to ride. Continue reading

Efe little thing is gonna be alright ūüēļūüŹĺ

It’s another Saturday and it’s another visit to Easter Road.¬† How would it play out? No one knew.¬† It’s Hibs, it’s anyone’s guess.

I had thought about doing this blog as a vlog, something I am keen to try out, but I have a case of the hiccups that’s driving me insane.¬† I’ve tried the drinking the glass of water from the other side thing, didn’t work.¬† Held my breath, didn’t work so here we hiccing go. Continue reading

Consistenly inconsistent, but that league title is ours

If there’s one thing you can be entirely sure of with Hibs it’s that they’ll be inconsistent.¬† It’s the only thing they are consistent with.¬† Not that it’s a new thing.¬† Most Hibees will have seen this and may feel the same.¬† What the hell happens to us?

At least once a season, usually about this time of year, we have a spell where we just…I don’t know.¬† Do you ever get that weird feeling when your sugar levels drop and a lethargy over comes you? That seems to be what happens with Hibs.¬† Something similar anyway.¬† It’s like a lethargy shrouds us and we just lose it. Continue reading

Cup romance must wait, Hibs need to woo the League

‘Here we go, two in a row’.¬† It’s got a nice ring about it.¬† The cup romance is still with us.¬† We’re still in love with the whole experience.¬† Having failed to win it in 114-years we now face the fairytale of winning it for the second time.¬† Oh what a time to be alive.

I don’t like bringing this up but I’m sure every Hibby remembers Sunday the 25th May 2014.¬† We remember all right.¬† After an absolute shambles Hibs were relegated from the SPL to the Scottish Championship.¬† I remember the feeling of being absolutely lost.¬† I remember the tears running down my cheeks, the scarves flying from above me onto the pitch.¬† The boos.¬† I saw other people crying, children and adults.¬† Old timers too. Continue reading

Hibs must make league priority, Twitter has loan meltdown

If there’s one thing that any Hibs fan knows with absolute certainty it’s that if there is a hard way to do something Hibs will pick to do it that way.

The derby cup mauling of the Jambos was only just over a week ago but it seems much longer than that as Hibs seem to have lost their way a bit in the league.¬† Prior to the cup derby game there was the soul destroying point at Raith which led to Neil Lennon’s heavy criticism of his team. Continue reading

Second fifth round Derby defeat puts Hibs in charge of the City

I’d been buzzing all week for this derby.¬† Whatever I’ve been doing it’s been there in my mind, somewhere in my mind there was a rendition of Hibs, Hibs or Here We Go, Two in a Row going on.¬† I was also singing Hibs, Hibs but using other words like “Clips, Clips” and when at home in my freezer “Chips, Chips”. Continue reading

Ploughing the Tynecastle field, Hibs, Hibs woah oh oh oh oh oh

Another cup run, another fifth round meeting with Hearts at Tynecastle, another draw, another replay at Easter Road.¬† Another seethe from Hearts fans who can only come at us with “celebrating a draw”.

Watching on TV Sunday it was clear that Hibs fans were backing our team.¬† The best I have heard in a while.¬† The whole away end singing and backing the team.¬† That’s the difference.¬† That’s what we do.¬† It’s hardly “celebrating a draw” to support your team to the 90th minute. Continue reading

Feeling Good at Easter Road

Saturday

Finally thawed out enough to try typing so here’s my thoughts on Saturday’s game at Easter Road versus Queen of the South.

Queen of the South have not had the start to the season they would have preferred and are currently floating about in the middle of the table with five wins, five losses and three draws.  On paper it should be an easy win but Hibs never take anything for granted and ran out onto the pitch to make sure the three points were ours. Continue reading

Put it in the NET! And Bring Back Hendo…

Finally escaped to write this.

So, Saturday afternoon brought us Falkirk at Easter Road.  Despite Falkirk forgetting how to play football it was never going to to be a match-up to take lightly.

Falkirk are further down the league that they would want to be at this point in the season but it’s easy to see why. ¬†For one I think they’ve had secret coaching sessions with Terry B****** on how to play Hoofball along with a few attempts at Head Tennis. ¬†Houston seems to have lost the plot with this seasons Falkirk squad. ¬†His problem though.

Ours is that we can’t get the ball in the back of the net. ¬†Not consistently. ¬†Saturday was very much testament to that. ¬†With 18 corners and numerous other chanced it’s beyond me why were didn’t have a few on the scoreboard before half time.

Part of it is that Falkirk played defensive right from the kick off. ¬†They weren’t playing to win, they were playing to not lose it, there is a difference. ¬†They just tightened up even more after Taiwo was sent off for his insane two footed tackle on John McGinn leaving them with ten men from 23 minutes onwards.

When Hibs play football we¬†play football. ¬†We’re classy and we can tear through teams when we really want to and we did in parts on Saturday afternoon. ¬†Some respect must be given to the Bairns ‘keeper Danny Rogers. ¬†He pulled off a few decent saves that did deny us goals.

Yet something is just not right.

Grant Holt is fast becoming one of my favourite players. ¬†His effort is amazing. ¬†He put up with a lot today, a few fouls on him that the referee and lino’s seemed to have missed as if they were watching the other channel.

The game was feisty which wasn’t a problem at all, Hibs and Falkirk were close rivals all last season and it shouldn’t be a shock that it would remain the same this season. ¬†Stubbs may be gone but Houston won’t have forgotten the jibes last season. ¬†Beating Hibs on Saturday would have made his shiny bald head beam with happiness.

However, to win you need goals and Hibs ‘keeper Ross Laidlaw was a mere spectator for the majority of the game. ¬†While Hibs didn’t score any more goals than Falkirk we did create many more chances and Danny Rogers goalmouth was a busy one. ¬†Aside from Falkirk’s goal (and no, Marciano wouldn’t have saved it either) the groundskeepers would be happy enough that both ends only dealt with forty-five minutes of action.

We played well on Saturday, I would think that there would be very few people who would disagree with that.  The team have gelled.  There were a few loose passes but they looked like they were small communication issues rather than anything major going on.  We tried to play our football game but as soon as Falkirk got on the ball they just hoofed it about until we took it off them again.  Frustrating.

Frustration might be the word of the game. ¬†Almost 100% effort for the entire match from the whole team, including the subs, and we just end up with a point. ¬†It’s the story of Hibs and not just limited to this season.

How many times must we sit and watch a player who could take a shot then pass it out wide? Set play nonsense.  TAKE THE BLOODY SHOT! If you keep battering it in then you batter the defence, yet we seem to be running up, creating mayhem then dampening it down by passing out (almost literally!) and letting the opposition regroup.  Or, in Falkirks case, just group!

MOTM Darren McGregor has really proved himself in recent weeks.  On Saturday he was all over Falkirks apparent lone striker.  They started with a 4-4-2 with Baird and Miller upfront but they were generally called back to muck in with defensive duties.

El Capitano was a little off his game on Saturday. ¬†Nothing major and he worked hard but there was something amiss from Sir David’s game. ¬†Temporary I am sure.

I’m still not sure why JC is not getting a start. ¬†Our top scorer and no one is showing any signs of wanting topple him from that. ¬†Nineteen minutes at the end of a game isn’t enough for him. ¬†He’s not being allowed to build up a strike force with anyone. ¬†Jason needs fed. ¬†He won’t pick up a ball at the halfway line and run with it, he needs service. ¬†Probably more service than other strikers but he does need it. ¬†Jason will score if Jason is given the right build up.

Can’t fault the team as a whole. ¬†I’ve seen Lewis Stevenson questioned in the aftermath of the match yet Falkirk generally forgot about him for most of the match and he loomed around unmarked, especially in the second half. ¬†Fonts didn’t have the game I would have thought he had but I would imagine he knows that.

I still think we’re missing Liam Henderson. ¬†Probably my favourite on loan player of recent years. ¬†He played his heart out for Hibs. ¬†No one could deny his spirit and his love for a club he was only sent to in order to gain experience. ¬†He became a hero with Hibs and if he never does anything else in his career then he was part of the Time For Heroes team. ¬†He’ll never be forgotten for that. ¬†And guess what? He wants to come back. ¬†Get working on it Hibs. ¬†If there’s one thing we know about Hendo it’s that he knows how to deliver.

GGTTH ūüíö