Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Celtic v Hibs

Evening Kankas, not been contributing for a while but thought I would update you on the progress (or lack of it) of the mighty Hibees. Points have been few and far between over the last couple of months. A 7-0 cuffing of Livingstone one of the few highlights and a semi final to forget against Hearts our lowest of lows this season.

On Sunday Hibs visited Celtic who were being presented with the SPL flag, Hibs played very well considering we still have half our squad out injured. At halftime a Steven Fletcher goal gave Hibs a 1-0 advantage. Celtic may have considered thenselves hard done by going in behind but as Hibs have carried no luck against Celtic this season the little bit of luck was long overdue. In the second half Celtic turned the screw and eventually got the goal their play deserved in the 70th minute. Despite some more pressure the scoreline stayed 1-1 and Hibs were happy taking home a point. Worth pointing out that Zibby the Hibs goalkeeper played really well and made a tremendous save in the last minute to keep celtic out. he was due a good performance as he gifted Hearts two goals in the Scottish Cup semi final.

Hibs have Hearts at home on Saturday in the league, I think three points will be required if we are to hold onto fourth spot. Rangers are now 10 points clear of Hibs and Hearts a further 5 points ahead. The only way Hibs will get into the UEFA cup is for Rangers to get second spot of Hearts and Hearts then win the Scottish cup. If all that fails Hibs have the fall back of the Intertoto cup.


Hibbee Kanka


  1. For those of you who believe in a higher entity (I'm not talking about Sir Eski Kanka) please pray that Hibs make it into the UEFA Cup. I would dearly love to see them coming to Ankara next year.

  2. Great to hear from Hibbie Kanka and a refreshing change to have an unbiased report on the blog !!!

    Notwithstanding that Hibs have a growing injury list, I have to praise the youngsters who have stepped into the breach. I am full of optimism that we will qualify for the UEFA Cup and that the players can enjoy their summer break without the Inter Toto on their mind !!

    Coming to Ankara would be a dream !

    All the best from Eski Kanka Jim (one of these days I will sign off with... Sir Eski Kanka) !!!