Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Hearts 3-2 Hibernian

Back to loosing ways for Hibs after being edged out by the odd goal in five to Hearts. The first half was a pretty dull affair with only a goal for Hearts and a bad miss for Hibs to give the fans talking points. The second half was a totally different affair as Hibs started brightly only to fall two goals behind thanks to a bad blunder by the Hibs goal keeper. A tame free kick was dropped at the feet of the Hearts striker who tapped the ball home. Hibs looked down and out before a Killen header and a Dean Sheils penalty brought Hibs level. I thought at this point that we would go on and win the game but Sheils clashed with the Hearts goalkeeper while trying to get the ball out of the back of the net and was promptly sent off. Within ten minutes Hearts had gone 3-2 up and although Hibs had a shot that hit both posts before coming back out they could not find the equaliser.

It was an entertaining game but again Hibs fail to find a run of winning games that stops them climbing the table. We have a couple of home games coming up and six points would help start the new year in a positive fashion.

Hibbee Kanka


  1. Aye, a disappointing result from a Hibs perspective.

    It will be interesting to see if Hibs appeal against the Shield's red card which seemed a very harsh decision, especially as the referee needed to consult with his linesman before making a decision.

    According to the manager, John Collins (I'll keep repeating his name so that Oz Kanka will not forget it !!!), the player was only trying to retrieve the ball and did not strike the goalkeeper.

    Perhaps the goalkeeper was trying to prevent Shields from doing what most players do when they score a penalty, ie, get the game re-started as soon as possible to keep the pressure on !!

    Anyway, 3 points dropped, but still all to play for at the half way point in the season. Let's look at the positives from the season so far.

    Joint top goalscoring team along with Celtic, and a League Cup Semi Final coming up at the end of January. Go for it !!

  2. I think you will find Sir Eski that Hibbee Kanka was correct, the spelling is Shiels, not Shields.

  3. Och aye hoots mon the noo !!!

    A dinny accept the fact that he is Eye-irrrr-ish and spells his name the funny way.

    If he plays for a Jock team from the Capital city he should change his name by deed poll to....

    SHIELDS !!!

    He can dae nae less !!!

    Saying of the day......


  4. Looking forward in that case to Gustave Bebbe being refered to by Sir Eski as "Mustafa Bebeoglu"

  5. Further to the SHIELDS red card incident, and Hibs did appeal against it.

    However, the SFA upheld the red card and so it stands.

    Further proof, if proof was needed, that the referee's decision is FINAL !!!