Two games into the Scottish Premier League and still no win for the Hibs. Despite outplaying Aberdeen in the opener Hibs had to settle for a 1-1 draw and yesterday we went down to Kilmarnock 2-1 at Kilmarnock. Again Hibs had made all the early running and went in at halftime 1-0 up before failing to keep up the good work in the second half and conceding two goals.
The first game against Aberdeen was very entertaining, the game was played at a high tempo and particuarly in the first half at a high quality. The stats show 18 attempts at goal from Hibs versus 4 from Aberdeen but in the end it was still only a point apiece. Our new giant defender Rob Jones played well and looks a real threat up front as well as beating up the attackers, could be worth a few goals throughout the season.
Against Kilmarnock Hibs again created plenty chances but were only 1-0 up at halftime, our Kiwi striker Chris Killen appeared to miss the best chance (same as last week) but hopefully he will find his feet soon. I never heard any of the second half on the radio due to visitors but was shocked to see the final score being 2-1 to Killie, from what I can gather the second half performance from Hibs was pretty poor and big Tony has certainly given the players a kick up the backside. Maybe Flether was still dreaming of Under 19 Euro finals when he headed past from six yards out, who knows.
From what I have seen this season we are missing our old striking partnership of O'Connor and Riordan badly, hopefully someone will come in to fill the void soon. Steven Fletcher is our big hope as even coming from the bench last season managed around 10 goals. Our next game is away to Inverness, this is a place where Hibs generally do not perform very well for some reason however my optimism remains high.
Keep your fingers crossed for the Hibees.