Monday, March 03, 2008

Four Out of Five Aint Bad

Hibs lost 2-0 to Celtic at Easter Road on Saturday.

After dominating the first half, a series of missed chances came back to haunt Hibs. The best chance was when Rankin was put clean through on the Celtic goal but could only finish with a weak shot straight at the keeper.

Once Celtic got their noses in front early in the second half they put in a very professional performance and from that point on were worthy winners.

Hibs had been looking to make it five wins in a row after beating Gretna, Inverness, Aberdeen and Falkirk. These four wins have lifted Hibs to fifth in the league, a point behind Dundee Utd and four behind Motherwell.

The race for a UEFA cup spot looks like it will go down to the wire with any team down to 9th spot in with a shout.

Hibs new striking partnership of Fletcher and Nish is looking like causing a few problems for other defences. Both strikers have scored a few goals in the last few games and this is the sort of form that could bring European matches back to Easter Road.

All in all it has been a good few weeks for Hibs, we are still not getting a full 90 minutes of free flowing football but it is certainly getting better. Big Mixu is certainly putting his mark on the team, Hibs are becomming a much more physical team without losing too much flair.

Sir Eski will be pleased to hear more positive vibes coming from Edinburgh.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, Eski Kanka is pleased with the performance of the team, however, I have to say that I was disappointed with the result against Celtic. You have to take your chances against Celtic otherwise you get stabbed in the back !

    I have always believed that Hibernian FC have a God given right to be in YOORO footie, however, unfortunately the SFA and I don't always see eye-to-eye !!!

    Still a long way to go for the UEFA slot to be decided, but Hibs can't affort to drop any more league points.

    The upcoming home league matches against Motherwell and Kilmarnock MUST we won. Nothing else will do. Now that is pressure !!