Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Hibs Keeper Curse Strikes Again

Last week Hibs fought an entertaining battle with Dunde Utd, the game finished 0-0 but everyone seemed to agree that it was a good game. Dundee Utds goalkeeper received many plaudits for a string of excellant saves that earned his side a point.

The Hibs keeper Eves Makalamby also made some good saves however there were a couple of times when he came out for cross balls and failed to get anywhere near the ball. A combination of luck and good back up defending saved the keepers blushes.

Roll on a week and Hibs were hosting Aberdeen at Easter Road. A good crowd were entertained and saw Hibs take an early lead after dominating possession.

For those who bother to read about Hibs on this blog you will remember my numerous tales of goalkeeping errors from last season! This season looks as if I will be repeating myself as we appear to have secured the services of another clown.

Thanks to some goalkeeping that would not even be seen at Oxgangs level, Hibs found themselves 2-1 down by halftime.

Plenty time to come back I thought but early in the second half our goalkeeper was posted missing again allowing Aberden to go 3-1 up. For a ten minute spell Makalamby could not touch the ball without dropping it.

Makalamby was struggling but to his relief his teammates staged a great comeback to earn a 3-3 draw. Amazingly Hibs could and should have won the game but after what had gone on before a point seemed like a bonus.

To be fair to the Hibs keeper, he has had seven clean sheets out of eight but always look capable of a howler.

More tales of goalkeeping woes to come me thinks!!

1 comment:

  1. Not a very encouraging report from Hibbie Kanka.

    Perhaps it is time for Mr Collins to introduce `shock tactics`, ie, put Big Yves on the bench for a couple of matches and bring back Wee McNeil ??!!

    Well, there are some positives. Hibs are still undefeated in the League and sitting comfortably in 4th position. A big improvement on last season !

    Also, last night they returned to Hampden Park in the 2nd Round of the League Cup and defeated Queen's Park 2-1.

    Eski Kanka is poised like a coiled spring in anticipation of making another trip to Scotland to see Hibs retain their League Cup next March !!!