The highs of Europe, the lows of the Lennon/ Club fall out and the highs of Hecky At The Wheel. I have to say, it is good being a Hibernian supporter again, arriving in the ground today my seat had a sticker on it thanking me for renewing my seat, looking around me, almost everyone had. Neither wonder, its 2 hours after the last game of the season and I cannot wait for that first pre season game in Arbroath!

We say goodbye to a hero in Marvin Bartley, the excellent Mark Milligan and loanees Marc McNulty, Stephie Omeonga, Thomas Agyepong, Ryan Guald, Adam Bogdan and I expect a few more. They go with my very best wishes, I will miss Marvin, he is so much better than that **** Paul Hartley.

Best bits of the season for me were the trip to Asteras Tripoli with Hibee nation, it was brilliant from start to finish, with John Boy leaving us with a great goal and a fantastic trip. Daryll Horgan at Tynecastle is up there too, along with £12 Fisk and Kips on a Cliff Side Pitch in the Faroes, the only time in my life I have paid for food at the fitba with my credit card. Talking of credit card payments there was the round in Molde that made a gown man weep and that legendary bus tour Shrink and I took after 8 £8 pints each, two bottles of red and a half bottle of Captain Morgans around Torshavn, saved on the night by the wife of the bus driver giving us a lift home to our hoose with balcony on a mountain above the cloud line on the other side of town. The torment of Neil Lennon leaving caused trouble in the support, we were stunned, hurt and confused. The club from Leeann downwards saved the day with the excellent selction of Paul Heckingbottom and Robbie Stockdale. They have brought our Hibs back, and whilst the shape isnae right just now, and we are a bit powder puff, I cannae wait to see the guys ain team next season, really cannae wait. Finally, we ended the season above the World War One Winners and League Winners (September and October 2018). Mind the Gap, Jambo Bastards, I say.

So to today’s game. I thought the Sheep started on the front foot for the fist ten, but we took command after that and deserved to be in front, Horgan lost Shinnie, left Sir David wid eiopen and they equalized. We missed too many good chances today and Aberdeen bettered us second half. Marvic coming on to replace Millie raised the roof and Sir David Gray showed why his our leader by giving Marv the Captains Armband. Aberdeen are tall, physical, and tough, yet they fall over at the very hint of a challenge and cheat. McInnes may be darling of the media but I hate watching his team and I am delighted for Killie, their Fans and Steve Clarke, they earned Europe because they play football. I do think we need to add a couple of big laddies to our team, good players like Shaw, urray and Slivka are easily brushed aside when we play Celtc and Aberdeen, we need to compete more. Protien and upper body work in the gym guys.

The Players…..

Rocky has been great second half of the season, great penalty save but I do thinjk his ball out caused the second goal. His, Daz and Sparky’s wee bairns post match make me proud to be a Hibby. The Hibernian Family.

Sir David Gray, Captain, my Captain. I thought he was excellent today, absolutely excellent capped by his passing the armband to Marv when he came on. To think the man who scored THAT goal in THAT game on the 21st of May 2016 still marches on, is simply wonderful.

Darren was a rock today, playing against the freak Cosgrove, he had to be.

Paul was OK today, a bit tocasual for me.

Lewis, like Sir Dave and Marvin really is a Hibernian legand. I though he did well again, its rare he doesn’t.

Mark Milligan played his final game for Hibs today. A graceful, skillful, hard tackling defensive midfielder, he joined our club 5 years too late. I wish him well on his return home and thank him, he played like a Hibs man, we cannot ask any more. You are welcome back anytime Mark.

Stevie Mallan for me has been Hibs most consistent player all season, same again today. Pity he no longer gets into the dead ball positions he did at the beginning of the season. He will get better next season, of that I am sure.

Daryll Horgan drifted in and out the game and looked puggled most of the second half. I like him, a tanner baw player is nice to have. Post match and he takes his top off, by Sauzee I hope he has bought factor 50 for his holidays! Buíochas a ghabháil leat deartháir!

Stephane Omeonga has quickly become a Hibs man. i really really hope he is back at Hibs next year. With Genoa dropping into the relegation postions in Italy with one game to go and 40 players out on loan, fingers crossed Steph continues his development at Hibs.

Fraser Murray showed what we know he has today. His pas for Sparky’s goal was a joy to behold. I hope he becomes a regular. good laddie, lovely, graceful football player.

Sparky scored, that is all we ask of him. he needs a partner to help him. Like Steph, I hope we pull out all the stops to give him a long deal,, he fts in.

Subs

OHHHH MARVIN BARTLEY, IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN THAT **** PAUL HARTLEY, MARVIN BARTLEY, MARVIN BARTLEY!!!! Replaced Millie and played well, I will miss him, a HIbs man, he bleeds green like the rest of us.

Weird on for me was Shaw for Horgan when Agyepong was on the bench. I want Ollie ot succeed, but.

Slivka came on for Omeonga and I thought done very well.

Hecky and Robbie corrected the errors of last week and in a very honest interview Derek McInnes complimented Hibs in our play and desire to win. Good as last week had be miffed. Well done boss. I enjoy Hecky at the Wheel and cannot wait to see your team in six weeks!

Aberdeen are a bit like the Gunts, not good to watch. Pah, we need to be above them next season, playing the Hibernian way. They didnt sell half a stand out, delighted Killie pipped them for 3rd but hope the Mutton Molesters are in europe this time next weekend!

The referee was one in a long line of incompotent fecking idiots. What is new?

A big Crowd for Big Team in a meaningless game. The Puddle Drinkers sold 46 tickets for their trip to Celtc. Take a bow Hibs fans, WE ARE HIBERNIAN FC!!

My man of the match today was not easy, but for me our captain David Gray earned the honour with a close seconds from Rocky Marciano and Daz’s we laddie at the end!

Before I sign off, tales and gossip I heard today, make of it what you will. Flo Kamberi to Scumderland, Dylan coming home in return? Slivka has been offered an extended contract and if my Auntie Mary had a boaby, she would be my Uncle Dode! Make of it what you will.

Thanks for reading my slavering, see you all next season, behind the goals, online or at an away ground of your choice.

God Bless Ma, God Bless Pa, God Bless Hibernian, ra ra ra!!

Hibernian Forever!

Mark

Well the Hibs players put down their Spades, Pails and Suncream for a couple of hours for a runabout a pitch in Kilmarnock. Meantime 1510 Hibernian fans who have worked, attended Uni, College or School, delivered papers, done double shifts, sacrificed a few pints, put a few pounds away from their pensions or suchlike in order to travel the sixty miles or more to Killie, pay the £22 to get in, invest in various pastries, soups and traybakes in support of their club. One lot show how much Hibernian mean to them, the other lot, well, no fucking good enough.

I caught the tail end of Heck’s surreal radio interview. Ok we were robbed, it was never a penalty indeed the Killie player cheated the incompetent ref to earn the penalty, however we didnae have a shot at goals until over an hour into the game. As for his comment about Fraser Murray and Heck being delighted Fraser started and saw out the 90 minutes, do you think we are idiots Heck, you picked him, you chose to give him 90 minutes. 90 minutes where he and most of his team mates gave very little. Weird chat Heck, dinnae think you can bull shit us mate.

Now the nuclear pies….the Killie Pie is not quite what it once was, no quite as meaty, the gravy isnae as nice, the pie is a bit soggier but pie Sauzee, the roof of my mouth is still scalded, I didnae ken whether to gamble a bite or borrow one of the Hibs players factor 50 and get myself a tan oaf the tin wrapper. Scorchio! Washed doon with a Tomato Soup with wee bits of veg floating in it, it was almost tasty.

Now the fitba itself. First half I felt Killie bettered us, but just, we had a strong 20 minutes after a wobbly first ten but faded badly second half. It was never a corner for the corner that got the penalty, it was never a penalty as I mention, Sir David didnt touch the cheat, the referee has this job because his Dad was a ref and supervisor, he is not fit for purpose, fucking hopeless decision. Second half we never got going, the three subs on the hour perked us up a little but taking off Flo and McNulty and Omeonga especially, all at once was poor, especially to be replaced for the lightweight, crisp bag in the breeze Ollie Shaw. Fuck only knows what Heck was thinking? The last two weeks have shown me that Heck is conservative ( I hope in fitba no politics), he disnae like change and is content with us stroking it about between Rocky, Hanlon, McGregor and Milligan, going nowhere slowly and hoping the wingers or midfield get something to the strikers and the punts from Rocky, Daz and Paul were hapless, but at least they go forward, Mark Milligan is boring, he passes it back, he passes it back, he passes it back. Mallan and Omeonga did try, I felt for Mallan in particular. Fraser Murray had some good touches but is another crisp bag. Flo and McNulty were shite, sorry. The spark we had came from Thomas Agyepong, he takes a man on, he is not scared, he has a good shot on him, three in fact, one hit Murray, one hit Shaw, one their goalie tipped over.

Tactics were wrong, it was a pre holiday effort which is fine, pay for our tickets Hibs if you are only going for a kick about. Flacid fitba with hoofs upfield, it was like watching the arseholes from Gorgie, that makes me spew up.

The Team

Rocky had a wonder save and might have saved the penalty, if his distribution was better he would be by far the best keeper in Scotland. It hasn’t and as such he is not. Great save though Ofir!

Sir David Gray, my hero, the captain and scorer of the winning goal on the 21st of May 2016, the day Hibernian won the cup had a torrid time until Murray moved into the middle then Horgan played in front of him. Not at fault for the penalty and how in Sauzee’s name he was booked for it is beyond me. Clearly disnae ken the handshake. This Hunnish country is rancid.

Daz was poor, Brophy gave him a hard time, he clearly disnae like the pitch and his passing stank.

Paul played like he had just woke up. Maybe he had factor 50 in his eyes?

Lewis did well with Omeonga and tried to get forward and get involved.

Mark Milligan was boring, 4 forward passes all game. I dinnae want to watch that in a Hibs shirt, sorry Mark.

Stevie Mallan tried to cover every blade of grass, he had too as many of his team mates didnae bother. Stevie Mallan cares.

Fraser Murray has a certain grace about his play but for me he is far too skinny and did not deserve 90 minutes. His hesitation lost us the chance of an equaliser late on, when he had come in to play in behind Shaw after spending the first hour on the right, he should have shot. He chooses to pass backwards too often which is not what I remember him for previously? I do think he can make it at Hibs but I would loan him out to a local neighbour like Raith, the Pars or Alloa and tell him to come back with some upper body strength like Sean Mackie or Ryan Porteous, he is way to easy knocked off the ball. Crisp poke No 1.

Stephane Omeonga had a quiet game, he met his match in Mulumbu (more of later) and never quite got going.

Flo has the touch of a Jambo, he gave us nothing and clearly has his case packed for Maga.

Marc McNulty is quickly going from herro to zero, he tried less than Flo, go figure. Family holiday in Salou booked Marc?

Subs

Well three for three after 60 minutes. Sorry but that was a massive and daft choice Heck, was it that kind of stupidity that lost you the Leeds fans, baffling.

At at Guess…..

Ollie for Marc Mac – Ollie Shaw either gets himself stronger or finds a job in the real world as he will quickly end up in part time fitba. He is so easy pushed off the ball, he looks half hearted. He, like Fraser, need to get out and play proper mens fitba every week. Ollie is a decent fitba player but is a jessie. Weak, easy beat and soft. Nae shame in it, he could come back and be a good Hibs player, just like Fraser Murray. Crisp poke No 2.

Horgan for Flo – Horgan done very little, which was slightly more than Flo.

Omeonga for Agyepong, two proper players swapped. Steph is a player, watching Tam today, so is he. He can take a man on, goes forward not back, is brave and has a wicked shot on him. Keep the laddie fit and I hope we keep him for next season, he could become something much better. Great song for him too. He brightened the fucked off Hibs fans mood somewhat. I hope he enjoys his holidays and comes back to prove hiself at Hibernian next year, he is never going to be in Pep’s long term plans.

The last few games have showed me that whist Heck is at the Wheel, I feel he is more a driving gloves and correct signals boss, than Nikki Lauda (look him up). Boring fitba is not Hibernian, it gets on the fans tits. If we wanted to watch a team like Hearts, we would have been dropped on our heads as bairns and supported that shite. We dinnae. We watch Hibernian, we want flair, excitement, effort, passion, players that care. Passing it back, pissing about, scared to shoot and long punts no where belongs in the shitehouse that is Tineycastle, not for the ‘warrior poets’ who support the Hibs.

Talking of warrior poets, you dinnae become one by getting hammered on peeve and colombian marching powder pre match, spewing it all in a projectile manner all over your fellow fans half way through the first half. That gets you a hiding. There is a section of our support that are total fannies. The rest who spent good money and turned up in their thousands for a meaningless end of season game, well that is why I am proud to be a Hibby. They dinnae deserve us, honest. Noting the Puddle Drinkers had less than 400 at their game last night. That is what yo get when you play Levein fitba, keep that in mind Mr Heckingbottom.

A minute for Killie. I am not one for all the willie pulling about Clarke. He is a good manager, his team are good to watch, but if they were that good, you would think more than 6000 hillbillies and rednecks would turn up to watch them and join in with their Hullo Hullo Hun song? I felt Hibs in their pomp a few weeks back would have beat Killie today. But I suppose its hard to play in flip flops, speedos and sand in your crack(s). I like Brophy, a player, I think the loan player Mulumbu from Thellick is class, a missing link in our own team to be honest. Killie fans are a decent bunch though, bar their Hunnish song, they support their local club. I hope they get to Europe and enjoy the adventures we had last season. I hope Stevie Clarke stays with them, and fights the bigotry aimed at him from that filth at Ibrox, indeed I hope he ends his season but beating the bastards in front of three full ends of Killie fans and Killie get third. I do hope whoever dived to get the penalty suffers a weird injury and misses their whole european adventure because of it, cheating bastard.

Andrew Dallas is incompetent and should be demoted to referee Gunts for the rest of his life, His Dad was a Hun fanny too.

Man of the Match for Hibs, ooft, how about least shite? Two come to mind, Rocky and Mallan. Tam was good when he came on too. Mallan gets it for me, at least the boy gives a shite.

So, we are nearly done, the bubble has popped, Heck at the Wheel is not what I hoped it was, we are flacid insipid and boring. Not my expectation of ANY HIbs team and certainly not the Hibernian who rose like a pheonix from the ashes of relegation. You want to sell season tickets, you want to play in front of big support, its 90 minutes all season. Next week, win, play to win or you will pay the price in season books.

Last word is for our Hibernian Ladies and their cup win, magic, well done ladies, Hibs winning, any gender, any age, any game, playing the Hibernian way is what we want, winning and being the top in the country is simply excellent. Very well done from myself and all at the Bounce, we are proud of you, I for one will make an effort to come support you.

Hibernian Forever!

Huns 1 v 0 Hibernian

When I say I am just back, I mean I am just back in the Hibs car park at the Hunnery and going no where. Just back will follow in a few hours. I will try and make more effort than many of the Hibs players.

Jump forward an hour or two………. I am now in the house, glass of merlot poured and time to ponder as I drove home. I thought we were piss poor, the Huns were there for the taking and we could barely muster a shot on target. I know the game was on the box, so usual rules apply, but by christ I thought we were garbage. Is it fair to ask Hibernian supporters to fork out hard earned cash on a bank holiday weekend, when the players clearly think its holiday time already.

It would easy to concentrate on the scumbags in the Huns end with their Scotland is British Flags, their nazi salutes, 40,000 singing sectarian songs as the police watch (and hum along), it would be easy to blame brother Madden for his inept performance and the drop ball after the assualt buy the woman beater on McNulty but I am not going too, we know theHuns bastards are Scotland’s shame.

No, its Hibs I am fucked off with, that was flat, effortless and lacked any kind of desire. They should be refunding the 900 their gate money. The back four were slow, mentally and physically, Milligan is slower and pass backs are his only thought, Horgan hid, Omeonga never got going, Gauld showed for 10 minutes, then was piss poor, Horgan clearly couldnae be arsed, McNulty done nothing but get the beast sent off, Fraser Murray was poor when he came on. So who gets pass marks, well Stevie Mallan was first class, sprayed the ball about all game, although his earlyish booking stopped him digging into the Huns, Rocky did his job, Flo came on, worked his socks off and spoiled it all by missing a sitter. Finally Tam Agyepong too made a difference but we had left it all too late. In my first criticism of Hecky and Robbie, we gave the Hun filth more respect than they should ever deserve. Do they not know we hate them and expect Hibs teams to come and compete, we didnae? The whole thing played out like that final game of the season with nothing to play for. THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE. You go to that shite hole (and those that were were today know what I mean, it actually did small of shitey nappies) to beat them. Not good enough, not fucking good enough.

The Team

Rocky actually didnae have much to do, although his floated balls to Gray rarely worked, He missed Efe.

Sir David Gray, cup winner and winning goalscorer against todays opposition was poor until wee Tam came on then Sir Davuid got tore in, canne be easy playing with a disinterested Horgan in front of you? He takes too long to take a throw.

Daz was ponderous and struggled with Defoe. Slow.

Hanlon was terrible for first 20 minutes and again looked half arse and slow.

Stevenson too had an awfuk first half hour and did little good all game. He took too long to take a throw or make a telling pass.

Milligan caused the goal and was a cart horse ting an anchor all day, back pass after back pass earned him an ironic cheer from the Hibs end when he finally played a forwward pass late 2nd half.

Mallon was the golden nugget in the Hibernian toly today, he looked like he wanted to beat the huns and actually gave a shite. Sprayed excellent passes around all game.

Horgan kept looking to the touchline for his factor 50, Viz magazine and Pina Colada.

Ryan Gauld would be brilliant in the Under 16 league, but he looks and plays like a wee laddie in these games. He has little or no upper body stregth and is an easy beat. What a damned shame. Delighted Scott Allan is coming in the summer, not something i thought I would ever type.

Stephane Omeonga just didnae get involved enough today, another damned shame.

Marc McNulty looked disinterested, he was guff. That does not auger well for him joining us longer term?

Subs

Flo came on for Gauld, got the Huns rattled then missed a sitter that a year ago he would have tore the net with. No idea what has got in his head?

Tam Agyepong came on same time, replacing Horgan who had got a bit of sunburn on his peely wally skin after missing a bit of shoulder with his factor 50. Tam and Flo did rattle the Huns a bit but I felt we had left it too late?

Fraser Murray came on for Milligan, right idea I thought? He gave the ball away a lot. Given the Huns had a centre half in goals, no way is that acceptable.

Heck and Robbie asked out team to sit off a very average bunch of Huns. Sorry but that is not good enough for me. We let them beat us.

The Huns are repulsive, their fans, players, management, stewards, staff, cleaners, security, their referee and their police officers. They are Scotland’s shame. The shite on our collective shoes. It smelt like that today too. Maybe that old soiled nappy smell wafting around the Hunnery is what you get when 49,000 of them gather together?

The referee had told the Hibs side stand linesman to give no decisions, the Hun bastard then gave everything to them. The drop ball is beyond me? Still a few bevvies in teh Ludge the night will ahev Madden forget it all quickly.

The Hibs fans continue to be vociferous in their support of our bonnie club, noisy, direct, cheeky and a fair few slightly pished/ stoned or wasted? I will call something out though, we need to drop the IRA stuff. Stokesies Da, Beautiful Sunday and Orange bastard songs are not what we are about. Personally I can sing the Rebs songs, I support a United Ireland, I know one persons terrorist is anothers freedom fighter, all of that BUT what the fuck has it got to do with Scottish Fitba in the 21st century? Cut it out please, nae need, we act just like those bastards when we start that pish. Keep it for the pub, hoose, whatever. Hibernian are a family for all.

Man of the Match was Stevie Mallan, he cares.

Next week is a bit of dead duck now. See you behind the goal at Killie for a decent pie and a sugary sweet Hibs traybake. Lets hope the Hibs players turn us like we always do.

Hibernian Forever!

Hibs 1 v 1 Gunts

Just back and it must be horrible watching that Gorgie Gash every week, it makes your eyes bleed. Their fans, the ones that turned up, or certainly the wee Red Hand Gang nearest the east terracing trying to start the Hello Hello chant during the minute’s applause for Billy McNeill summed up Heart of Midlothian for me, putrid, classless wee scrotes who need a good hiding. Well done the Hibs fans and decent Gunts who gave the man a minute of their time.

Usual rules, I was sat in my normal seat in a packed out Hibs end so TV watchers, correct any mistakes I make.

As for the game, well I felt we let them get control for the first twenty minutes, then slowly took over. I dinnae want to talk about them, they give me the dry boak, their offensive fans, their loyalist songs, their complete fucking weirdo of a manager and assistant, they are the shame of the capital, on and off the pitch.

So Hibernian, well I think we defended well right up until their equaliser, we played some nice slick football against the hackers from Haymarket, not incisive enough for sure, Flo looked hapless, McNulty not getting enough or often any kind of service. There left and right backs were there for the taking, Sir Gray and Lewis went at them, Omeonga too went at them, Flo and Horgan for me did not do so enough. Daz and Paul handled the beast up front for them, who should have gone off for fouling Lewis when Lewis was booked. Mallan took a while to get into the game but did do his bit. We just could not break them down.

Pity we didnae beat them, they celebrated like they had won which says it all for me. Still, we remain ahead of them and have an outside shot at Europe.

The Team

Rocky is a good keeper, but his distribution lets him down.

Sir David Gray, scorer of that goal on that day as he captained Hibernian to that Cup Victory had a smashing game today, I felt he could have done with more help from Horgan.

Daz was magnificent, given he had to incorporate both the best fitba and wrestling skills when dealing with the boy who plays up front for the puddle drinkers.

Paul Hanlon too had a smashing game, stopping man mountain.

Lewis had a great game and was very unfortunate with his shot, played in a great ball which Slivka should have scored and should not have been booked when attacked by the aforementioned man mountain.

Mark Milligan had a smashing game today. I liked his efforts after the game with the young Aussie Futsal players, well done Mark.

Stevie Mallan started slowly but really got into the game as we pushed at them.

Daryll Horgan was the last Hibs player to touch the ball before Berra scored his goal for Hibs, otherwise I felt he didnae offer enough today.

Stephane Omeonga is simply a buzzbomb, he never stops, he chases down, is hard but fair, direct, a baller, and all round great wee fitba player. I thought he was superb today.

Flo was the opposite. It’s clear he disnae like playing wide, but too often he looks like he is not trying or indeed caring. He deserved to be hooked at half time, he had been booked, I could see him getting a red.

Marc McNulty should not miss the target when taking a penalty, the keeper saving it is one thing, but missing the target is unforgivable. Otherwise his running is very good, but ploughs a lonely furrow much of the time.

Subs

Slivka replaced Flo at half time and for me gave one of his wet blanket performances, better than Flo, but not much better. Missed a good header from a fine ball put across Lewis.

Agyepong got five minutes at the end and I think touched it twice?

I felt we could have brought on another sub earlier, after we missed the penalty and subsequently Berra scored for us, the Gunts looked like they were tiring, instead they got a second wind and equalised, I think Horgan off for Agyepong or Gauld earlier might have seen us keep control, instead it ended up backs the wall and we let the pub team equalise.

Hecky and Stocky continue their unbeaten run in the league, and I do think next season could be a good one, they have mastered Potter and Bloodied Stools, pity we cannae kill them off.

The Puddle drinkers, well fuck them and all who sail them.

Thomson had a reasonable game, he tries to let it flow and booked a fair number of Gunts. If he had more balls he should have sent the big boy off for a second yellow when he fouled Lewis. The second penalty incident was more of a penalty than the first one, and the first one was a stick on!!

Man of the Match for me was Stephane Omeonga, I love watching him play for Hibs, I hope stays after the summer. Honourable mentions for the six players who defend for Hibs, Rocky, Sir David, Daz, Paul, Lewis and Millie, along with Stevie Mallan.

Next up it’s the Huns at the Hunnery next Sunday at 3.30. Must win if we want a European adventure. 900 v 49,000, feels like a fair fight, bring it on!

Hibernian Forever!!

Sorry for the slight delay in the writeup, went to spend Easter Sunday efty with my Family, its important we all do. Yesterday also saw us say goodbye to one of the Hibernian family, one of The Family, Bradley Welsh. Well done the fans of both clubs in showing their appreciation for Brad.

Usual rules apply for telly watchers, no reruns, differing angles or analysis from my seat in the West Lower, if I get anything wrong, feel free to correct me.

The sun was beating down pre match, more Costa Del Sol than Coast O Forth, as I drove through the toon from West Lothian, its great seeing wee bursts of green Hibs tops at bus stops all through town, the Hibees really are back in their droves. The team nowadays just about picks itself, although our bench finally looked a bit more experienced, Celtc, well we knew they would give us a game. Heck’s unbeaten run to hold onto, potentially beating Lennon’s Celtc, it looked like it might just be a cracker.

We set up with our usual defensive six, Mallan & Omeonga in the middle, Horgan right, Flo left, Sparky though the middle. We went at Celtc from the get go and might have taken the lead a few times in the first 10-15 minutes. Celtc then bedded in and starting going at us. It was a real rough and tumble game, plenty good football, lots of feigning of injuries by Celtc players who should be better than that, plenty robust tackles from Hibernian players, often earning yellow cards where none was necessary.

I have a theory that Heck likes to play to hold teams for 60 minutes, that is not to say hold them at 0 0, it might be 2 3 zip for Hibs but its the last 30 minutes we seem to up the pace and go at teams as the opposition tire? Caltc are the toughest nut to crack, in McGregor,  Forrest, Brown and Rogic they have some good players, almost as good as the Hibernian players yesterday, but not quite good enough.

So to our team…..

Ofir was magnificent, not one, not two, not three but four wonder saves. Rocky had his best game in a Hibs shirt. That last 10 minutes earned him man of the match. Mrs Marciano, your mans a Keeper!

Sir David Gray, scorer of that goal, on that day on the 21st of May 2016 when he captained Hibernian to that Scottish Cup win. Well Sir David had his second best game in a Hibernian jersey yesterday, he was superb, up and down that line, linking well, driving us on. His tackle on Scott Brown had the 3 Hibs stands roaring like we had scored a 92nd minute winner v the Huns in a cup final. If Rocky had not had his superman suit on yesterday, Sir David was getting Man of the Match from me.

Darren McGregor has had a new lease of life under the Heck, every week he gives his all, robust, strong, a leader, I wish he was 10 years younger.

Paul Hanlon too has been immense under Heck, he made one small mistake the whole game yesterday, otherwise a flawless performance.

Lewis was Lewis, he never let whatever Celtc threw at him bother him, he gets up, brushes himself down and goes again.

Mark Milligan was the wee chink in our armour yesterday, I felt he was slow, both physically and mentally, he slowed our play down, too many backward or inaccurate passes, he looked tired.

Stevie Mallan I thought came on to a smashing game, especially second half. His challenge on Lustig was perfect, only the Scandanavian cheats rolling about getting him booked.

Stephane Omeonga was a buzzbomb, he gave Brown a torrid time and covered every blade of grass. Excellent player, I hope we can extend his loan or even sign him?

Daryll Horgan had his moments, some excellent moves, othertimes he looks like he needs a lie down.

Flo disnae enjoy playing left wing, its obvious. Only thing he done was push the Celtc player and get himself needlessly booked.

Marc McNulty’s movement is excellent, ok he is on a wee barren run but he does look like he will score when a chance comes along. I hope he too stays, imaging him feeding off Scott Allan’s passes? Took a sore one near the end, hope he will be ok for the Puddle Drinkers game.

The Subs

Double Subs after 70 minutes saw Slivka replace Milligan and Shaw replace Kamberi. I thought Slivka had a good twenty minutes, he got tore in. Oillie for me isnt goo enough, still skinny as a rake, still indecisive in front of goal. If he wants to make it at Hibs he needs loaned out for a season, toughen himself up and beef up.

10 minutes or so of cameo from Tam Agyepong, he never really got into the game for me.

Heck and Robbie pretty much matched up to the champions elect. I know Heck says he has fallen in love a wee bit in love with his players, we have fallen a wee bit in love with you Heck, keep it going.

Celtc look like champions, although they play like Lennon’s champions, not Rodgers. Thank goodness Rogic, their best player for me, only gets 15 minutes at the moment, he drove them on last 10 and only Rocky’s brilliance saved us.

The referee booked 5 Hibs players and no Celtc players, work that one out.

The fans were noisy yesterday, both sets. When I say both sets, I means the Since 1875 fans were giving it laldy from the Famous Five, and the punters mostly gathered in Section 43 of the East also gave it plenty, pity they didnae sing the same song at the same time at any point. The Celtc fans, who all seem to join in with their songs at the same time were very noisy too. It made for a great atmosphere.

Man of the Match had to be Rocky and his wonder saves, but he was run close by a brilliant performance for Sir David Gray.

Next up is the gunts, bring it on. HOOOOOOFFFFFF!!!!

Finally, this Just Back is dedicated to the life and work of a fine HIbernian. Bradley John Welsh, I salute you. Rest in Peace Brother.

Hibernian Forever!

Usual rules, I was behind the goals with 4000 fellow Hibernians so dinnae have the luxury of camera angles, re-runs and zooming in, those that did watch on the box, please feel free to correct any errors I make as my heed is mince!

Hoofball of Mudlothian 1, The Glorious Greens 2 and I am ecstatic, Hibs won El Radgio at the piggery.

A dreich, miserable day, no. 1 son sleeps in and misses the game, sair neck from the horrible Levein Hoofball and worst of all the Puddle Drinkers were better than us first half. Sloppy goal given away by Hibs with a mistake for Milligan in the lead up, no sure who lost the header, then a decent equaliser after good work from Sparky slid home by Horgan but at half time I had the feared we might lose to the pub team and their one song support. Pre match I noticed Leeann and Amanda joined us in the away end to watch the game, fair play to them singing Heck is at the Wheel.

Fear not, for Heck is at the wheel. Subtle tweaks at half time and Hibernian took control. Ok the Gunts had a few half chances but its god awful route one pish to witness, mind it probably suits the single digit brain cells in the home end with their nazi salutes and red hand of ulster flag. The second Hibernian goal was glorious involving Gray, Mallan, McNulty and finally a great dribbble and shot from Daryll Horgan causing carnage in the Hibs end. However it wa snot just about the goals, it was the work of Omeonga all game long, and a defence that stopped everything, that is as good as I have seen Daz and Paul in years, Darrens tackle on Haning was that of a Hibs fan on a Hearts fan, he took the hoofballer out, worthy of his yellow card. Rocky was great too and most of all, the Hibernian support were noisy, supportive and shut the Gorgie Gash up. The end of the game was as a good as a feeeling as it gets, us, our band of brothers and sisters and the team and management as the Bloodied Stools slunk off home and up the tunnel.

Our Team

Rocky was fantastic today, no chance at the goal.

David Gray, Captain of Hibernian today and on that glorious day in May 2016 done well, given he seemed ot take a knock before being swapped out for Spector late in the game.

Darren McGregor was fucking magnificent, he won almost everything and his scudding of the Pony tailed gunt was done with a passion on a fellow Hibby could show.

Paul too was magnificent, the route one hoofball they play makes it a nightmare to defend, a Hibee through and through, he stayed strong and looked like he enjoyed the win at the end.

Lewis Stevenson had a tough time today but done well.

Mark Milligan was a shadow of the player he has been the last few weeks, he does not have the pace to play in these games and his passes were awful slack today. I prefer him as a centre half.

Stevie Mallan had a poor first half, it past him by, but I thought he was excellent second half and his free kick was flying into the top corner before the gunt goalie got a hand to it.

Daryll Horgan scored a decent first goal and a fantastic second, after that he gave us 10 minutes of great work, pity he tires. Well played son, you made my day/ weekend/ week/ month!

Stephane Omeonga is a wee, tiny, hard, fast machine. The laddie is a real fitba player and never gave the Mercer’s a minute. Nipping at them constantly he was magic. Do, Do, Do, Stephane Omeonga!

Flo had a poor first half and was innefective, although he did play a part in the both goals. I thought he improved second half and gave his all.

Marc didnae score today but had a hand in the first goal, his tireless runs into the channels and never gave the Gash a minute.

The Subs

Barts replaced Flo with 15 to go, took him to minutes to settle in but did fine. We sat awfy deep last 10, I was having palpitations!

Jonathan Spector came on for Sir David Gray a few minutes later and I thought he done very well for a debut in a derby?

Slivka replaced the shattered Horgan to massive applause from the Hibs end and did what he had to do to see the game out.

Paul Heckingbottom and Robbie Stockdale set us up to soak up the pressure from the Puddle Drinkers first half, it worked, we went in even. Subtle tweak at half time and we went at them second half. The Heck press appeared and they had no answer other than big hoofs to their 20 stone, 6 foot five Huddie up front. Well done lads, and thank you!

The Gunts are awful. I would give Levien a contract for life at the Guntery, they deserve one another. Mind the Gap!

HHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The referee was very good and let the game flow. Not easy in a blood and thunder derby.

The fans, us, the away end, we were fantastic, singing and getting behind Hibernian the whole game. The guffs have no response to us when we get behind Hibernian. Their wee group of diet huns in each corner tried to get behind their team but dinnae have the IQ to remember the words, do nazi salutes and wave their Union Flags all at the same time. The rest of their ground know they are shite and sat, mute for much of the game. Imagine paying to watch Avril Leveins pish every week, your eyes would be bleeding.

So, man of the match, well was it it two goal Daryll Horgan, was it the superb Stephane Omeonga, was it Paul Hanlon, a Hibee through and through or was it that other Hibby, Daz McGregor? They all had their merits but for me it was Daz for 90 minutes of brilliance capped with nailing The gunt with the poor hair…….. YLT Daz, Hard as Nails!

Fuck the Hearts!

Hibernian Forever!

Just back and How Good Does it Feel?

Posted on 09/04/2019 by St PatsEdit

With Hecky at the Wheel!

Usual rules, I was behind the goals with 4000 fellow Hibernians so dinnae have the luxury of camera angles, re-runs and zooming in, those that did watch on the box, please feel free to correct any errors I make as my heId is mince!
Hoofball of Mudlothian 1, The Glorious Greens 2 and I am ecstatic, Hibs won El Radgio at the piggery.

A dreich, miserable day, no. 1 son sleeps in and misses the game, sair neck from the horrible Levein Hoofball and worst of all the Puddle Drinkers were better than us first half. Sloppy goal given away by Hibs with a mistake for Milligan in the lead up, no sure who lost the header, then a decent equaliser after good work from Sparky slid home by Horgan but at half time I had the feared we might lose to the pub team and their one song support. Pre match I noticed Leeann and Amanda joined us in the away end to watch the game, fair play to them singing Heck is at the Wheel.

Fear not, for Heck is at the wheel. Subtle tweaks at half time and Hibernian took control. Ok the Gunts had a few half chances but its god awful route one pish to witness, mind it probably suits the single digit brain cells in the home end with their nazi salutes and red hand of ulster flag. The second Hibernian goal was glorious involving Gray, Mallan, McNulty and finally a great dribbble and shot from Daryll Horgan, causing carnage in the Hibs end. However it waS not just about the goals, it was the work of Omeonga all game long, and a defence that stopped everything, that is as good as I have seen Daz and Paul in years, Darrens tackle on Haning was that of a Hibs fan on a Hearts fan, he took the hoofballer out, worthy of his yellow card. Rocky was great too and most of all, the Hibernian support were noisy, supportive and shut the Gorgie Gash up. The end of the game was as a good as a feeeling as it gets, us, our band of brothers and sisters and the team and management as the Gunts slunk off home and up the tunnel.

Our Team

Rocky was fantastic today, no chance at the goal.

David Gray, Captain of Hibernian today and on that glorious day in May 2016 done well, given he seemed to take a knock before being swapped out for Spector late in the game.

Darren McGregor was fecking magnificent, he won almost everything and his scudding of the Pony tailed Gunt was done with a passion on a fellow Hibby could show.

Paul too was magnificent, the route one hoofball they play makes it a nightmare to defend, a Hibee through and through, he stayed strong and looked like he enjoyed the win at the end.

Lewis Stevenson had a tough time today but did well.

Mark Milligan was a shadow of the player he has been the last few weeks, he does not have the pace to play in these games and his passes were awful slack today. I prefer him as a centre half.

Stevie Mallan had a poor first half, it past him by, but I thought he was excellent second half and his free kick was flying into the top corner before the Gunt goalie got a hand to it.

Daryll Horgan scored a decent first goal and a fantastic second, after that he gave us 10 minutes of great work, pity he tires. Well played son, you made my day/ weekend/ week/ month!

Stephane Omeonga is a wee, tiny, hard, fast machine. The laddie is a real fitba player and never gave the Mercer’s a minute. Nipping at them constantly he was magic. Do, Do, Do, Stephane Omeonga!

Flo had a poor first half and was ineffective, although he did play a part in the both goals. I thought he improved second half and gave his all.

Marc didnae score today but had a hand in the first goal, his tireless runs into the channels and never gave the Gash a minute.

The Subs

Barts replaced Flo with 15 to go, took him two minutes to settle in but did fine. We sat awfy deep last 10, I was having palpitations!

Jonathan Spector came on for Sir David Gray a few minutes later and I thought he done very well for a debut in a derby?

Slivka replaced the shattered Horgan to massive applause from the Hibs end and did what he had to do to see the game out.
Paul Heckingbottom and Robbie Stockdale set us up to soak up the pressure from the Puddle Drinkers first half, it worked, we went in even. Subtle tweak at half time and we went at them second half. The Heck press appeared and they had no answer other than big hoofs to their 20 stone, 6 foot five Huddie up front. Well done lads, and thank you!

The Gunts are awful. I would give Levein a contract for life at the Guntery, they deserve one another. Mind the Gap!

HHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The referee was very good and let the game flow. Not easy in a blood and thunder derby.

The fans, us, the away end, we were fantastic, singing and getting behind Hibernian the whole game. The guffs have no response to us when we get behind Hibernian. Their wee group of diet Huns in each corner tried to get behind their team but dinnae have the IQ to remember the words, do nazi salutes and wave their Union Flags all at the same time. The rest of their ground know they are sh@te and sat, mute for much of the game. Imagine paying to watch Avril Levein’s p@sh every week, your eyes would be bleeding.

So, man of the match, well was it it two goal Daryll Horgan, was it the superb Stephane Omeonga, was it Paul Hanlon, a Hibee through and through or was it that other Hibby, Daz McGregor? They all had their merits but for me it was Daz for 90 minutes of brilliance capped with nailing The Gunt with the poor hair…….. YLT Daz, Hard as Nails!

Feck the Hearts!

Hibernian Forever!  

Mark

April showers, April Chilblains more like, by Sauzee it was freezing at the Holy Ground tonight, not helped by two teams who really cancelled themselves out. Ithought Killie played well, we can play better, the battle between Omeonga and Mulumbu was probably the most interesting part of the match, along with two great saves from Rocky, the hilarious efforts of Kris Boyd who really needs to retire, or the joy in the knowledge it looks like the Huns have signed a duffer in Jones?

I wasnt sure of the shape we started, assumed it was to counter Killie and save Daz for the Gunts? It may have worked but with us getting so little out of an off form Slivka and no much more from Horgan, only Omeonga looked keen, although Mallan and Kamberi offered sparks of effort and desire. Marc Mac wasnae in it much either, although the Killie backies marked him tight. I also thought Hibs defence was strong tonight, much improved.

We remain ‘unbeated’ in the league under Heck to quote the Hibs announcer, which will do for me. We have to remember we are lightweight as a squad, the subs showed that by coming on and offering little. We really could do with some players coming back soon to give us some adults to put on the bench. Overall, not the best game but top six is secured and we have a freshly pumped puddle drinker team to go above on Saturday.

The team

Rocky had two fine saves and a decent game.

Sir Dave had to mark Jones, and did so well.

Milligan at centre half then centre mid was majestic again.

Paul was back to his old self, 90% excellent 10% errors he should not make?

Lewis had a quieter game tonight, he doesnt do much wrong but was not man of the match.

Mallan sat deep with Millie at the back and done fine, its no easy to switch roles all the time.

Slivka looked off his game all night, could easlt have been hooked at half time. Cannae work the laddie out at all?

Horgan is an enigma, half an hour of brilliance and 3 hours of hiding and losing the ball. Cannae work the laddie out at all either?

Flo huffed and puffed but didnae really blow anything down.

Two games in a row Sparky has had a tough time as the single striker, both Livi and Killie’s defence basically stopped him doing what he does best, move off the ball and score goals.

Subs

Daz replaced Slivka, Millie moved into his midfield role and Mallan pushed up. Done wha Daz does.

Shaw replaced Flo and offered nothing. Too skinny, too lightweight. A season at Edinburgh City I suggest?

Fraser Murray replaced Horgan and didnae really make much mark on the game, which is a pity as I think he has something?

Heck is still pissing with the cock he’s got, so we are limited due to injury. His teams see games out but we are lacking pace and flare. That said, I am looking foward to Heck pissing all over Avril Levien on Saturday.

Killie are a good team but lacked a cutting edge tonight, Mulumbu and Findlay stood out for me from a fitba perspective, Boyd for his massive girth and hopeless efforts and **** Clubfoot for being the ugliest hun bastard in the league and outside Ibrokes.

The referee lost control a few times but I have seen worse, much worse and he has a bit of grace from me as he was referee on that glorious day on the 21st of May 2016 when Captain David Gray scored the header to win the Scottish Cup for Hibernian.

The fans were mute tonight, Killie made more noise. Has the drummer been grounded, or is still saving up for new sticks?

Man of the Match wisnae Lewis, sorry. For me it was Omeonga for a good first half and excellent second or Mark Milligan for an excellent first and second half. Easy for me, its Mark again. Ye cannae hide class.

See those of you with tickets behind the goals at the Guntery. Those of you that huvnae, just mind, Fuck the Hearts.

Hibernian Forever!

Mark

It was only late summer, the Gunts had won the League, they were singing their Frank Sinatra songs about winning less in Europe than Hibernian, their trips to Portobello as we enjoyed (??) the Faroes, Greece and Norway, now its a cold late winter/ early spring night and guess what? Hibernian are above them in the League.

However, feck only knows why as for 60 minutes Hibs were guff, Livi were crap. Up pops Paul Hanlon, a Hibee through and through, followed by a magnificent piece of individual ability from Stevie Mallan and in a puff of unicorn juice, we are fifth.

The game was live on TV, so angles, re-runs, opinions from counterfeiters will no doubt influence opinion. I will offer mine from just past the half way line half way up the stand, surrounded by many an unhappy Hibby who maybe need to stay at hame and watch Corry if your team bother you that much.

First of all, great Hibs support generally, the pubs of Livingston and Midcalder would have been coining it in, as a Livingston Hibernians, its great when my team visit where I live, to see Hibs fans all over town pre and post match is a good thing for the 1000’s of Hibs fans based out here. Unusually for me, I had a few pre match scoops before heading down to the Tony Mulligatawny Souperbowl to watch a Hibs set up that went with a team I suggested wouldnae work, I think I may have had a bit of a point?

4700 fans when the game is on Pub TV isnae bad, more so when 3500 support Hibernian, great turn out. First half I thought we were awful, midfield non existent, poor effort from Marc Mac and Flo, Livi prodding and probing without really doing any damage. Pah, it was pretty pish to watch. You can always tell as the fandangos in the away season ticket section dinnae take long to scapegoat players, fuds that they are.

Second Half, sorry but more of the same, we were lacking midfield creativity, someone to think, stand on the ball, to take a man on. Then with 20 minutes to go, Heck shows why he is at the wheel, and what I feel he knew was we are still bare bones, see out an hour or so and hit them as they tire. Slivka ( a baller who I suggested should start) and Murray ( a laddie who actually wanted the ball, no kid on he did) came on and for 15 minutes up popped my Hibernian, our Hibernian. Attack, attack, attack, some good effort from Flo, Mallan and Sparky after nowt for the first 70, inspired by Slivka and just when I think another poor Hibs performance at the Tommy Marcascapone is happening, and I think it will never end, Paul Hanlon, a Hibee through and through sticks it home. The tempo on the pitch rises, the Hibs fans got behind the team and Stevie Mallan scored such a good second I presumed Marc McNulty had scored it, cracking goal and points secured….or are they…after what looked a soft penalty from the seats we gave Ferranti five minutes to save the game. They didnae.

The Team

Rocky didnae have much to do given Livi’s huff and puff. Great save near the end to tip it over though…

Sir David Gray, Captain of Hibernian on that wonderful day in May, when he scored the winning goal to destroy a new Hun dream and send me and our collective Hibby to our graves happy, had a good game, although he and Horgan didnae work together at all, but impoved with the excellent Fraser Murray ahead of him.

Daz had a fine game, he is a Hibernian and a fecking hard barsteward

, I want all Hibs defenders to be like Darren McGregor. YLT indeed.

Paul was given a hard time by that failure that played for the Gunts, cannae mind his name. Paul’s goal was a Hibs goal by a Hibs man, that is suffice.

Lewis too had a strange situation, Flo in front of him, running about like a dafty. I thought he was great near the end, doing a Daz and getting tore in for the 3 points. I want all Hibs defenders to be like Lewis Stevenson.

Mark Milligan was quietly excellent, solid, solid as a rock (go on admit you sung that last line).

Stevie Mallan was rotten most of the game, what a goal though eh? That is why he plays for Hibs.

Daryll Horgan should have stayed at hame, he brought nowt.

Steph Omeonga, well I telt ye’s, wisnae his game nor pitch, a few minutes of good isnae enough.

Flo was ploughing a field out left much of the game, what a fucking waste, but by return his soul isnae in it, no idea idea why. He is better than some twats who attend think though, give the laddie some credit.

Marc Mac had a rotten first hour but livened up the last 30 minutes.

Subs

Slivka replaced Omeonga and offered a lot more, he wanted the ball and tried to play fitba with a bit of intelligence. He changed the game, good work Heck and Vik.

Murray replaced the hapless Horgan after 70 minutes, he played a part in the win by simply wanting the ball and letting it be known.

Heck and co arranged to spend an hour containing Livi. I accept that, next season I expect us to come to my town and pump them. He is pissing with the cock he has and its a cock that is spraying right up the wall like a firemans hose. I like Heck and Co, they work magic.

Livingston have some good players. No that good though. I hope you enjoyed your evening Robinson, you wee Hertz nowt, nipped at Paul Hanlon, who scored that goal at the ground your old team sacked you from that helped us go on to win the Scottish Cup. Was it a penalty to Livi, I have no idea?

I thought the referee was excellent. Did not upset the fans once, how it should be done, whomever you are?

Man of the match, well it was more least shite of the match at half time, bar Daz and Spike. Second half although a tad better didnae draw anyone else into the equation, wonderful goal and all, so its an easy one, Mark Milligan, who strolled through the game and kept us safe like a certain French gentleman of 20 years back.

Post match I had a few pintitos in a local hostility with my best mate, along with Shrink and his sons, a 5 foot purple unicorn holding a crystal ball, some insense, an ironing board and some well kent Hibby’s who planned to catch the last train out of town. A normal night out here in the wild west I suppose!

See you behind the goals, mind the gap, fcuk the Hearts and God Bless Hibernian, ra, ra, ra!

Hibernian Forever!  

Mark

Just back and I thought Hibs were rotten for almost the whole game, but for that wee ten minute spell we had them on the ropes, scored and shut up shop, even though we lost Daz for part of that. First half was all Rangers, they could have easily been 3 or 4 up whilst we rarely had a look at that dirty barsteward Hun McGregors goal. Stevie Mallan woke up around 70 minutes, started to play and linked up with the tireless Flo and the clever running McNulty after 70 minutes of big fecking hoofs and boom 1-1 and it might have been 3 or 4 to Hibs, which would have been up there with turning water into wine!
On a serious note, I have seen the video of the fecking idiot who ran on and pushed the Hun defender, what was he doing? Once again, stupidity deflects from eighty minutes of unadulterated sectarianism for the 3600 scumbags in the South stand. I actually had heated words with a member of the Hibs board at half time, pointing out just how a noisy away end had geed up the Huns first half. The response, what do you want us to do, turn down their money? Well aye, I do, dinnae take their money, you are encouraging and accepting sectarianism live on world wide TV. After we scored the scumbags shut up and drifted off, we couldnae hear them just like we couldnae here them before Christmas when there was 1800 of them. I also understand Ms Dempster is angry about the fan running on, she should be. I hope she is also angry about the constant sectarian singing coming from the 3600 Huns singing “Kill a Fenian before they die” acceptable to Hibs, because its not to me.

Hibs were poor tonight, I felt first half it was the Hibs defence, the goalie and Milligan v 11 Huns, second half didnae change as Horgan tires at 60 minutes, Omeonga vanished around the same time, Mallan didnae get going until 70 minutes and the two strikers were starved of quality service. Then we woke up, battered into them as they tired badly, got a goal where it looked like McNulty was at least a foot offside from my seat and might had 2 or 3 more of Horgan had scored when he should have, Mallan had a chance deflected over and McNulty had a good shot saved by the orange kitted goalie who the lassie said no to. The subtle tweak around 70 minutes nearly got us the win, but I am no sure I enjoy 70 minutes of turgid shite, 10 minutes of the Hibs we love then 10 minutes on 10 men with backs to the wall. Still I came out of the ground feeling like we had won, at half time I expected us to get spanked. Lastly we are back letting Sir Dave and Lewis take an eternity to take a shy, fucking move it quicker for Sauzee’s sake.

The Team

Rocky had no chance at the goal, stays on his line and delays his kick outs too much for me but I thought he had a decent game.

Sir David blew hot and cold, the kent Kent gave him a torrid time, still he did score the winning goal against tonights opponents, a header that sailed into the net in the 92nd minute of the Scottish Cup Final on the 21st of May 2016 and for that, I am eternally grateful.

I though Daz was superb tonight, the best of the backies. His less than subtle ‘arm across’ Plug was worth a booking, his taking one for the team when Horgan put him in trouble when he didnae need to was what any Hibby would do for his team. We will miss him next week.

Paul is getting better again, the back 6 kept us in it first half.

I felt Lewis was poor for a second game in a row, it pains me to say that but the Huns went at him and he struggled.

Mark Milligan is awfy slow, which is a pity as he held us together first half and gave us a fighting 90 minutes. Pity we didnae sign him in his late twenties as he is a decent player but a yard too slow when up against decent players ( I never thought I would ever say that about the Huns).

Mallan was gunt awful for 60 minutes, he then woke up and drove us on, I think at the commend of Heck? Must give us more.

Horgan did go at the huns for 60 minutes then tired really badly. We ken he does that, the coaching staff have to learn it pronto and swap him out. His sloppy play when Daz was sent off was criminal as was his miss when clear through.

Omeonga showed snippets of skill but was Scottish Fitba’d oot the game tonight. Much of it passed him by.

Flo Kamberi takes stick from Hibs fans. Feck knows why, think of Rowan Vine or James Collins then measure that against the work rate, effort and goals Flo brings to us, plus the sheer look of absolute joy when he scored. I thought he was great tonight, but I do admit he has a first touch like a baby elephant.

Marc Mac is a striker, his clever runs were not recognised by our long punts and poor midfield service. His lay off for the goal was great though, offside or not! He and Flo work really well together.

Subs

Barts came on to shore up the ten men and did so. Horgan should have been replaced by Murray or Bigirimana after an hour. But I’ll take it.

The management team

I wont lie, at 70 minutes I was doubting our choices, nae changes, long hoofs, nae service, the Huns winning. But a wee tweak, I think but I am not sure that saw Mallan push forward through the middle unlocked the Huns backies and we might have beaten them. I dinnae like chess, I dinnae like chess fitba, but I will take that after being pish poor for so much of the game. Make changes earlier Heck, it was Lennon’s failing too.

The Huns
I dont hide my hatred of the Hunstitution, they make me feel a mixture of rage, hatred and the need to spew. I also never liked Slippy, I am an Evertonian as well as a Hibernian, he is a red shite who used to be an Evertonian. Jim Traynor, orange strips, their songs, their horrible fans, everything about them is the antithesis of what I believe is good in this world. But on a fitba front, I think they play some nice fitba, play to win and are nothing like the Huns of auld. I even find the Buffalo Soldier/ Alfredo tune catchy in a way nae Hibby ever should. Pity really as I would rather the scumbags supporting them watched Craig Levien style sh£te every week.

The referee McLean had clearly accepted his demotion at the local Orange Lodge after failing to prevent us beat his team on the 21st of May 2016. He is climbing back ‘up the ladder’ and done everything in his efforts tonight to right that wrong. For me he was cheating at various points in the game. How the cross between a Freddo Bar and Plug from the Bash Street Kids isnae booked for constant cheating, well only a Hun supporting referee could explain. Feck off McLean, dreadful display.

Hibs support was noisy although can you imagine what the noise would be like if the Since 1875 and new Section 43 singers communicated., 20,050 of an attendance is mare than the puddle drinkers will ever be able to quote for a game live on TV on a Friday.

Man of the Match – well at 0-1 to Club 2012 I couldnae have picked a man of the match, maybe a least sh@te of the match in Daz, Milligan and McNulty but Flo’s goal and his drive at the Huns the whole second half earns my man of the match. Well done and Happy Birthday Big Man!

Next up Motherwell, Daz free it will be tough as I expect Spike as a centre half and Slivka back in the mini me midfield midgets.

We really are the Huns bogey team and long may that continue as they are scumbags.

Hibernian Forever!  

Mark