Monday, September 21, 2009

Hibees Update

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.



  1. Good to see an upbeat Hibbie Kanka Athole back in action after his long lay-off !

    I'm sure eyebrows will be raised by Bellshill Kanka Nadeem, Celtic Kanka Brian and Dublin Kanka Neil that we have reports from Scotland's FIRST city !!

    Now then ...... I wonder who that 'VIP ??' vistor might be ??!!

  2. Anonymous7:28 pm

    Well Hibs certainly look capable of being the top team in the "First City" this season.Should be another handy one for them tonight too v St Johnstone.If any team is to threaten the Old Firm then it could be during this recession whilst the money in Scotland is greatly reduced and may bring about a leveller playing field.However,and this will be controversial, if Celtic and Rangers are the Galatasaray and Fenerbahce of Scotland then who would the Turkish equivalent of Hibs be?I'd suggest Trabzon or Bursaspor.With Aberdeen claiming the Besiktas title.What do you think Jim?!
    Dublin Neil.

  3. Anonymous12:14 am

    Actually maybe I need to revise that in view of the fact that Hibs just lost 1-3 at home tonight to St Johnstone.Maybe Hibs really ARE the Ankaragucu of Scotland!!!
    Dublin Neil.

  4. When an Irishman has his mettle up he really knows how to put the sword in !!!

    I'm still in shock and my doctor told me to keep taking the anti-shock pills until we beat Motherwell this weekend !

    Re Hibs being the Ankaragucu of Scotland ..... mmmmmmm ........ not yet me thinks !!