Go on my Bonnie Bhoys!

Late not because I was sinking black gold in celebration, but because after over doing the cooking sherry at the works do on Friday, I was hame pronto to put up the Christmas Deckies after doing my best impression of a burst couch yesterday! Tea now in the oven, small glass of shiraz breathing, Just Back to be done.

Hibernian’s performance of the season so far. From Rocky to Flo, every one of the laddies gave their all and it might have been more than the two we scored. I know the dodgers were missing players, we were missing more, I know they had a hard game on Thursday, they have 10 times the cash we have, tough toly. We bettered them all over the pitch, the high press worked perfectly. In Efe and Ryan we have two magnificent defenders, Flo in full flight is a joy to watch, Mallan, Horgan and Hyndman all found their mojo, Slivka scored early and made them work. Wow, I knew my faith in the master, Neil Lennon would come through, what a performance Hibernian.

I thought Celtic looked disjointed and heavy legged. Nae luck eh. Them playing McGregor so deep really does leave them with only Forrest going forward. Press them and they are hopeless. We pressed them.

The Team:

Rocky – Has won his place back with a safe performance, great to have to good keepers fighting over the No 1.

Whitts had a couple of poor passes but, with the help of Emerson, kept Sinclair quiet.

Efe was magnificent. Better than anything they have by a country mile.

Ryan Porteous today became a man. He is Hibernian through and through and had the game of his life. I fully expect this laddie to have many games just like that, and he will become the captain of both Hibernian and Scotland one day. I was bursting with pride for you at the end pal. Fantastic.

Lewis back where he belongs and stopped Forrest playing.

Stevie Mallan appeared to be back of the diamond and had his best game in a Hibs jersey.

Slivka scored early and did well until injured by a red card challenge by the boy with the shorts that are for too tight for him that used to play for us.

Emerson Hyndman’s return has seen Hibs improve. The laddie is a player, links up the midfield and front men and covered Whitts very well. Great game and I hope we keep him at Easter Road.

Daryll Horgan played top of the diamond and ran too tight shorts Broon into the ground. The Celtic backies must have been sick of him today he never stopped.

Ollie gave his all and had a good game, playing against people of a similar age.

I thought Flo was back to his old self today. The way he took his goal was brilliance, the roar was a joy to hear. Remember the laddie is 22 but plays like an old pro. I bet he sleeps well tonight!

Subs

Young Sean Mackie replaced Slivka at half time and had a very impressive second half. If Ollie, Ryan and Sean are the future of Hibernian. We are in safe hands.

Young Lewis Allan got five minutes at the end replacing Shaw.

Celtic, well they were well beaten.

The referee was fine, some daft decisions as ever when playing the infirm but he tried to let the game flow especially second half.

The Since 1875 guys never stopped and got a strangely quiet Holy Ground going. Nothing from the Celtc end which for me underlines the importance of selling them minimal tickets. B*gger the 1500 seats income, we could not hear them, meaning their players couldn’t, it benefited Hibs, that is all I care about.

Man of the match for me was Ryan Porteous, he never put a foot wrong. A magnificent performance.

Right, off for my tea.

Hibernian Forever!

Mark

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