Sunday, September 17, 2006

Hibs 2-1 Rangers

Hibs good form against Rangers comtinued from last season when they beat Rangers three times. Today it was only 2-1 but the game was so one sided in the first half that Rangers never had an attempt on goal. How Hibs only had a one goal advantage at halftime was the main talking point and concern around me as we have all seen Rangers come out of the sewer smelling of roses time and time again. When Rangers equalised on 65 minutes I thought we were going to get punished for all the missed chances but Chris Killen popped up on 80 minutes to score his second header and secure the three points. Killen was booked for his celebration and then picked up a second card five minutes later for leading with an elbow. Bardsley for Rangers received his second booking in injury time for shouting at the referee and made it 10 men apiece.

In all the years I have watched Hibs I don't think I have ever seen them dominate Rangers so much, although Rangers came back into the game in the second half it was still Hibs that looked the more likely to score. In the first half Rangers picked up four bookings as they started kicking out in frustration, Paul Le Guen must be wondering what he has let himself in for coming to the SPL.

Now that this current group of Rangers players has been humbled by the mighty Hiberninan I dare say the Glasgow press will be full of which Hibs players will be bought by the old firm in January. English Premiership targets Scott Brown and Kevin Thomsom were outstanding and whichever club finally signs them is going to be very lucky, I hope that is not for a while.

C'Mon the Hibs.

Hibbee Kanka

3 comments:

  1. There was a time when Hibs supporters used to dread the visits of Rangers and Celtic. However no more !!!

    Well done the Hibees.

    At this rate, Mr Mowbray's pre-season prediction of a top 5 league place and qualification for the UEFA Cup could well be an under-estimation me thinks ?!!

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  2. I watched the full match live on BFBS on Sunday afternoon and I can honestly say that Hibs should have wone about 6 - 1. Rangers only had one shot at goal and scored (maybe that is worrying for the Hibs defence). But all credit goes to Tony's Tigers for a well deserved victory.

    Bet you never thought you would hear thesewords from me Eski Kanka.


    Rangers will still win the league if we beat Selik on Saturday. Again live on BFBS so will send report next week.

    All the best from Sunny Izmir.

    True Blue Tam

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  3. Good to hear you are still alive and well Tam the Bam.

    Well, it goes without saying that I'll be supporting the Huns against The Tims any day of the week.

    The Hibees are playing `the other blues` - Faw...kirk, and we are on yir ass !!

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