Monday, February 18, 2008

Hibees Fighting Back

After a miserable few months with only one win to show for their efforts, Hibs have finally started picking up the points again.

Defeats to just about everybody in the league mixed in with a few draws saw Hibs drop down the league to 8th position.

Motherwell are the only team who look capable of keeping a bit of form outwith the 'Old Firm' as all the other teams drop points to each other. Motherwell do have three games in hand due to postponments after the death of their captain Phil O'Donnell, this may prove their downfall in the league as a small squad will struggle with so many games to play. After the season they have had I don't think anyone would grudge them a taste of European football.

Anyway back to Hibs, a 4-2 midweek win over Gretna followed by a 3-1 win over Aberdeen on Sunday moved Hibs up to 5th position. Hibs now have three of their next four games at home and hopefully will comtinue to push up the table.

Mixu is still bringing in his own players to the sqaud and even if we are not playing with the same flair we are beginning to look a tougher team.

Hibs striker Steven Fletcher is another reason results are looking better, a return from injury has seen a few goals come his way as well as a link to Real Madrid. Rumours have it a £4M bid will be placed in the summer.

Hopefully Steven will have helped Hibs up to a UEFA cup spot by then.

1 comment:

  1. What a pleasant surprise to read an upbeat report from Hibbie Kanka at last !

    After all the doom and gloom coming from the pen (or keyboard) of Eski Kanka, this is like a breath of fresh air !

    I have to confess that I was a wee bit sceptical at the appointment of Mixu, especially as he was replacing the cult figure of John Collins. However, all credit to him for taking Hibs forward and he seems to have settled-in like a duck to water.

    Still plenty of time remaining for Hibs to challenge Motherwell for that UEFA Cup spot, but we must keep the ball rolling. 3 points against Inverness this weekend is a MUST to achieving that aim.