Sunday, August 06, 2006

Still no win for the Hibs

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.

Hibbee Kanka


  1. Since when do Under 19 teams get to take players away from premier league teams at the beginning of the season.

    I know that Fletcher didn't play in the Intertoto fiasco, did he play against Aberdeen?

  2. It's not all bad news Eski Kanka, at least the other half of the Edinburgh Derby did us all a favour by humping Selik.

    We only managed to salvage a 2-2 draw at home to Dundee Utd. We did come from 2 down so at least it shows a little bit of fighting spirit, something that was sadly lacking lat term.

    We are on the telly this weekend at Dunfermline so hopefully a better result this week. All the best for your perilous journey up the A9 to Invershnekkie.

    Hope the rest of your holiday goes well regards to All


  3. Fletcher was playing for the Scottish under 19s in the European championships. Scotland got to the final losing ton Spain 2-1. Mowbray let Fletcher stay there instead of coming back for the start of the SPL season.

  4. Good to hear that Tam the Bam Kanka is upbeat - he was a wee bit quiet last season !!!

    Yes, I'm sure the Hibees will be all fired up for there trip up into the unknown (The Highlands for the uninitiated !).

    Spare a thought for the Hibernian Ladies (Scottish Champions) who are playing in the European Cup this week. Watch this space for more info.

    All the best from Super Bronzed and Hunky Eski Kanka (back in Ankara)