After a gentle reminder from Sir Eski I thought I should give a update on Hibs start to the new SPL season.
After five matches Hibs sit 3rd in the table with 3 wins and 2 defeats.
Hibs 2-1 St Mirren
Falkirk 1-3 Hibs
Hibs 0-1 Celtic
Hamilton 2-0 Hibs
Hibs 3-0 St Johnstone
The defeat to Hamilton was a big disappointment, definately Hibs worst show so far.
Some late transfers boosted the squad for this season, Anthony Stokes from Sunderland and Liam Millar released by QPR have brought a bit of quality to the Hibees teamsheet. Liam Millar left Celtic to join Man Utd about four years ago so has plenty talent.
At a time when even Rangers along with most SPL teams are trying to offload players to reduce debt, Hibs are able to spend banked cash. For the last few years Hibs have kept tight control of wages, this along with player sales over the years have made Hibs nearly debt free despite building a new training accademy.
Time will tell if these new players will give Hibs the edge in winning Europa League football slot in the SPL.
Stokes scored his first goals at the weekend against St Johnstone and has another chance tomorrow night when the Saints come back to Easter Road for a cup match. Another 3-0 result would be good but I will settle for just getting through to the next round.
Hopefully I will be posting plenty reports of Hibs victories this season. Rumour has it a VIP from Ankara may be visiting this season, maybe even manage a picture.