Rangers 6 v 1 HIBS
I am sorry for the bad language , but nothing else describes the performance, the team, the tactics, the effort or the shape. High press, high fucking press, its an urban myth, it does not exist, you made it up Heckingbottom, you are trying to kid 20,000 kidders mate. Work in progress he keeps saying, aye we are progressing backwards at a rate of knots, its no working. Hibs are boring to watch, predictable, gutless and the new signings, with the exception of the excellent Scott Allan, well they are duffers. I won’t pick on them alone, some well kent faces gave us very little today and if it had not been for the absolute brilliance of Ofir Marciano, it could have been double figures. Ken what is worse, whilst the Huns are far better than Hibs, they are no really that good. Their 36 year old striker ran our 29 and 34 year old ragged, but then I felt we have not looked very fit all pre season, today showed it, the Huns walked and ran all over us for 75 minutes, after playing on Thursday night.
First the team, why in fucks name was Doidge played instead of Flo, I read it may be because he holds the ball up better, sweet Sauzee, its goals we need, ye dinnae win games holding the ball up. As for Newell, he is as much use as a chocolate fireguard. Two words that help describe him, languid and turgid, I have a third, fourth, fifth and sixth. HE IS FUCKING RUBBISH. Josh Vela, as soft as a skitter after a bad curry, couldnae tackle a fish supper and as slow as a week in Saughton. That is the quality we have brought in. For me players from the english lower leagues rarely cut it, especially ones who have not played the Scottish game, they are off the pace, want to much time on the ball and have the heart of a mouse. Nae passion, nae fight, nae wee digs, shiting out of tackles, or not tackling at all. I will add to this Heckingbottom, does he think he is too good for us? Tell you what, as things stand, he is not good enough for me. Cheeky bastards, treating our club and our fans like we are fucking idiots.
The tactics, its piss poor. we have no midfield, well when I say that I mean we don’t have one that can compete, Vela, then Mallan in front of him, then Allan in front of him then Horgan crying out for the ball and Newell hiding, doing as little as he can get away with. That started in the warm up, I watched it happen, the shirking bastard. It was so clear even Hecky noticed and hooked him at half time, we started the second half with 11 men for the first time in the game, but even then Fraser Murray was asked to play wide left?????? Wisnae long til we were back down to 10 and the roof fell in.
We used to go the Hunnery with a bit of swagger under Stubbsy and Neil, they got it, they hated the Huns like the rest of us, we came home with a result. Now we go there, play statistics, numbers, percentages and respect for the opposition. But get pumped 6 – 1. Stupid.
As ever the Hibs fans turned up and noised up the Huns, pity our team didnae care like we do, pity the management team don’t understand the passion that comes with being a football fan, Stubbs and Lennon did, this pair will review it and count how many times the Hibs fans outsung the Huns and tell us we could do better, but its a support in the making. Its all about percentages. Deary fucking me.
The positives, 900 Hibs fans who only gave up when the Huns scored the 4th, Ofir Marciano, who was superb, that Scott Allan pass for our goal, the way Daryll slotted home past the lady batterer, that is about it. We done ok for five minutes leading up to half time and for the 10 minutes after, the other 75, we got skelped, the Huns pulled down our breeks and skelped our arses. That is never acceptable Heckingbottom, never.
No more signings, that means we are short of players, the changes showed that today. I hope he really does not think we are in a good place, he has what he wants, because he does not have what we want. We got pumped and as I said at the top of this summary, it could have been a lot more, Marciano was outstanding.
Rocky was superb, he kept it unrespectable, it could have been horrific, was man of the match but a million miles.
Whitts again was probably our best outfielder player, what is worse though is that whilst he was, he still had an error strewn game but that probably tells you more about his team mates.
Daz had a torrid time against Defoe then the Cabbage Patch Hun.
Paul had a torrid time against Defoe then the Cabbage Patch Hun.
SMackie was sent off when we are still in the game, stupid laddie. I felt heart sorry for him first half with that useless twat Newell in front of him.
Newell, I would not care if he never played for Hibs again. He is a liability. He is not languid, he is certainly turgid, he is also no where near good enough for Hibernian.
Vela, if that is what a defensive midfielder does in the Championship, christ it must be pish down there. My auld Mum would have brought more to Hibernian’s game today, at least she cares about Hibs.
Mallan, well I felt he tried, it must be hard work in a mess of a midfield like that, he too gets pass marks for trying and looking like he gave a shite.
Allan struggled, that shape doesn’t help Scott, playing with two widemen and one striker restricts his options. A beautiful, no, wonderous pass for our goal. He too gets pass marks from me. I worry though, he has been hurt and its a sore one.
Horgan too gave his all, scored a good goal and would have been frustrated to have to go after Mackie was sent off. I felt he gave the Huns some trouble.
Doidge, well imagine playing a man who’s main skill is holding the ball up or knocking it down? To who for fuck sake. Play him in a twosome with Flo, or dinnae play him at all.
Fraser Murray replaced the garbage Newell, then had to play wide left, he had no chance to influence the game there. Sweet Sauzee.
Sir David Gray, scorer of that goal, in that final, on the day he captained Hibernian to that Scottish Cup win, done ok after fillling in for Smackie and replacing Horgan. I would start him next week and stick Whitts at left back.
Flo came on an hour plus too late to put two up front v the Huns, at the Hunnery, with us losing 2-1 and down to 10 men. And you wonder why I am questioning Heckingbottom. Fitba suicide and we paid the price.
The management team
Personally, as a rash, impassioned, knee jerk, fitba fans reaction, I would fire the both of you for letting my fitba team go downhill so fast that we lose 6 – 1 to the Huns, a few months after we owned them, you pair of fucking idiots. That won’t happen but its fair to say I am firmly back in the Leeds United fans camp, that was clueless. Today counjoured up terrible memories of Butcher, Williamson, Calderwood and Fenlon. NOT GOOD ENOUGH!
They are unpicking the good work of Stubbs and Lennon, they are ensuring that fans stop going, they are chasing us away, we do not want to watch that shite, its not good enough, its not what we, Hibernian FC, the fans and our club are about, sort it out or ship out. That is aimed not only at the manager and his team but Dempster, Ron Gordon, the silent new owners background team and the Board of Directors. The signings are shite, we are worse than we were at the end of the season and their is nothing, nothing at all to suggest we will improve.
The Referee, well nae hiding his Hun allegiances, his linesman was the biggest cheat of the day though. He was not the reason we lost today. Hibs and the management team managed that all on their own.
The Huns, fuck them, each and every one of them, their scumbag fans, their club, their bigotry, cunts the lot of them.
As I said above, Hibernian do not deserve their fans, dinnae forget WE are Hibernian FC. Well done Sisters and Brothers, we’ll support you ever more.
Man of the Match
Ofir Marciano, still the best goalkeeper in Scotland. Thank you, you were brilliant.
See you next week, although if you didnae go, I would understand.