• Just back and that was very professional Hibernian...

    Hibs set up to win today, and win they did, well without really getting out of second gear. Many of us mump and moan about the artificial pitches, but for me, Hibs thoroughly enjoyed playing on that pitch today, first half particularly, the players played a number of nice, crisp passing moves and I would say all three goals and a few opportunities more came for good, fast passing moves.

    A large Hibs support turned out, on a warm sunny day in south west Scotland, with one particular banner remembering Hibs boys no longer with us. A fine tribute to fellow members of the Hibernian Family. RIP brothers.

    I mumbled last week about how teams sit in, credit to Queens, they tried to play open attacking football, all be it with a dirty edge. They are not a patch on the Queens team of last season, but I admire the 1000 or so locals who stick with them. We popped into their centre pre match, indoor fitba for kids, well priced café, club shop all under one roof. I liked that, proper football club.

    Main changes onfield for Hibs were Darren McGregor in for the injured Fontaine and a straight swap of Boyle for Dom Malonga. More on both later.

    In one of the easier parts of remembering what I see every week, we have consistently good performers, today, it was the usual David Gray and Dylan McGeogh, joined by the strong and confident Darren McGregor and the hardest I have seen working Dominique Malonga.

    I felt we let the game dip second half and Alan took too long to make changes, learn Alan, we are simple punters and we see it, you must do too?

    The players

    Oxley had a good game, a clean sheet and other than the dodgy moment where you managed to get the QOS guy booked after you hesitated. Definitely improving.

    David Gray had a good game, he has been doing so for a few weeks now. See what I did there?

    Darren McGregor came in for the injured Fontaine and had a fine match, I like him, he is a no nonsense football player with a nice touch. First Class Performance, you have won your place son.

    Hanlon, made more errors than I have seen Paul make in years. You had a new partner and you are allowed to have the odd average game, you are still our most improved player son.
    Stevenson done well today, first 15 he was too far off his man and he made one boob but his fitba for the third goal was first class.

    Bartley’s job is to spoil and break up play normally. Whilst he did that quite well, we saw a new side or two to his game today, he played a bit more football and rather weirdly, he runs funny and no very quickly.

    John McGinn played, for me, out of position today in that funny diamond. Him and Dylan looked out of sorts so wide on left and right until we narrowed a bit second half. Was unlucky to kit the bar with a 22 yard free kick, unluckier to be taken off whilst Henderson stayed on tired.

    Dylan McGeogh worked very very hard, didnae shine as much as he normally dooes, but he makes Hibernian tick. I like Dylan, he is good, very good.

    Want to Liam Henderson to be a star, he is a fellow West Lothian Hibby now. First half he played well first 15 and last 15, scored a fine, well worked goal. He disappeared after 60 minutes, tired, I would have taken him of at that point, he had earned his corn. Alan left it much longer? Smashing first half pal.

    Jason got us an early goal, and done well right up until his petulance nearly got him sent off. Stubbs correctly hooked him before the incompetent dobber of a ref did it for us.

    Malonga – For me, Dom had his best 90minutes in a Hibs shirt, he didnae score,but did everything but. Shimmies, flicks, brains, runs through the channel, winning balls deep, its clear there is a good footballer in there bursting to get out. Well played Dom.

    Subs

    Boyle – Came on, at first as a striker but quickly as a left winger, scored a fine goal after the hard work was done by Stevenson. Good goal Squirrel.

    Carmichael – On for John McGinn, Danny done well against Aberdeen, he looked like a wee laddie again today on the left as we dabbled with two wingers for two minutes. Dinnae let the big city get in the way of obvious ability son, we want you to do well.

    Stanton came on late for Liam Henderson, no time to do much.

    Stubbsy got it completely wrong last week, today’s job on Queens was very professional, clever team set up, good changes, if a little late, that was good Alan, the heather was not on fire as I drove home a Happy Hibby, but it was a job well done. See you at Goodison tomorrow lad, COYB.

    The referee was useless, its became my by-line. Today, and I hate to say this, that referee looked like he was cheating, those there know what I mean.

    Queens done their best, but they are not a patch on last season, their fans are dribbling away too, which is a pity given their excellent pricing structure.

    My man of the match was not easy, not many shone, but a couple looked good. Today it was between the return of the prodigal son, Darren McGregor or the appearance of the unpredictable ****, Dominique Malonga. I am giving it to Dom for his best 90 minutes in a Hibernian shirt.

    1500 Hibs fans in a questionable 2745 crowd, well played Hibernians.

    That was better Hibs, this is for Sydney Gary, who goes back to Oz having seen Hibs unbeaten on his trip home. Ripper mate.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Just back and that was very professional Hibernian... started by 1875 View original post
    Comments 32 Comments
    1. kaiser sauzee's Avatar
      kaiser sauzee -
      Great post as always 1875
      Dom was magnificent
      His flick for the first goal was brilliant, I am looking forward to seeing it on the tv
      Re the flag, a fitting tribute. Many people will have memories of individuals on it. My pal, who I travelled to every game with, appears on it. You are in my thoughts at every game my friend
    1. 1875's Avatar
      1875 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kaiser sauzee View Post
      Great post as always 1875
      Dom was magnificent
      His flick for the first goal was brilliant, I am looking forward to seeing it on the tv
      Re the flag, a fitting tribute. Many people will have memories of individuals on it. My pal, who I travelled to every game with, appears on it. You are in my thoughts at every game my friend
      Like.
    1. south west hiby's Avatar
      south west hiby -
      Excellent report,its just part of my football weekend now and most enjoyable.
      Great day on & off the park today.
      On the park,professional job done.As for Queens rumblings about Fowler,I saw why today,but was always difficult when losing so many players.
      Off the park,a big thanks tae 1875 for bringing my tickets doon,and was great tae put a face tae the name.
      Back in the car next week.
    1. 1875's Avatar
      1875 -
      Quote Originally Posted by south west hiby View Post
      Excellent report,its just part of my football weekend now and most enjoyable.
      Great day on & off the park today.
      On the park,professional job done.As for Queens rumblings about Fowler,I saw why today,but was always difficult when losing so many players.
      Off the park,a big thanks tae 1875 for bringing my tickets doon,and was great tae put a face tae the name.
      Back in the car next week.
      Like náll.
    1. Westside Green's Avatar
      Westside Green -
      Glimpses today of what Malonga is capable of, if he done it more often he'd be away for millions. A good professional job done today.
    1. The Family's Avatar
      The Family -
      Excellent post as always mate, fantastic tribute to the boys who are no longer with us, The Family
    1. Davy's Avatar
      Davy -
      Was working today so thanks for report. When I saw the line up I actually thought it was tactical decision to replace Fontaine with McGregor seeing as Fontaine has not been at his best lately. But it has maybe given AS a nice alternative to play with. As for Dom, glad to hear he is finally showing what he can do...long may it last.
    1. Sir Shrink's Avatar
      Sir Shrink -
      Quote Originally Posted by 1875 View Post
      That was better Hibs, this is for Sydney Gary, who goes back to Oz having seen Hibs unbeaten on his trip home. Ripper mate.
      The Oz Hibs flag flown at a Hibs game for the last time for a wee while.
      Not only has Gazza seen Hibs unbeaten during his trip 'home' (as happened on his last trip too) but this coincided with the Gunts failing to win a single league game.

      Pleasing.
    1. 1875's Avatar
      1875 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sir Shrink View Post
      The Oz Hibs flag flown at a Hibs game for the last time for a wee while.
      Not only has Gazza seen Hibs unbeaten during his trip 'home' (as happened on his last trip too) but this coincided with the Gunts failing to win a single league game.

      Pleasing.
      Haste ye back Gary.
    1. Sir Shrink's Avatar
      Sir Shrink -
      Quote Originally Posted by 1875 View Post
      Haste ye back Gary.
      I'm way ahead of you.

      He's locked in the boot of my car.
    1. 1875's Avatar
      1875 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sir Shrink View Post
      I'm way ahead of you.

      He's locked in the boot of my car.
      Aww christ, no again. I hope you remembered to take the used colostomy bag out the boot this time?
    1. SKII's Avatar
      SKII -
      Quote Originally Posted by 1875 View Post
      Stanton came on late for Liam Henderson, no time to do much. .
      Him testing the crossbar with a fab shot late on not worth a mention?
    1. Sir Shrink's Avatar
      Sir Shrink -
      It was Sammy that drew a great save from the keeper - clawing the ball out of the top corner. Would have been a cracking goal.
    1. tricky's Avatar
      tricky -
      thanks for the report

      first away league game I've missed in nearly three years and there haven't been too many 3-0 wins in that time..

      well done Big G

      must win v the vile hun on 1st November and if we do things might get interesting
    1. 1875's Avatar
      1875 -
      Quote Originally Posted by SKII View Post
      Him testing the crossbar with a fab shot late on not worth a mention?
      My age allowed me to forget that one, even now!
    1. SKII's Avatar
      SKII -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sir Shrink View Post
      It was Sammy that drew a great save from the keeper - clawing the ball out of the top corner. Would have been a cracking goal.
      Thank you. I am glad I didn't imagine that either Sammy played but a cameo role but he did contribute FWIW, I thought Malonga and Henderson were good shouts for the MotM. The back division did well again, there was a nice balance to the centre half partnership (for once). Three great goals, great weather. What's not to like? GGTTH
    1. kennyc's Avatar
      kennyc -
      Very Good post........



      Until you mentioned another football game!!!!
    1. sauzee 1875's Avatar
      sauzee 1875 -
      Great report as always
      Tin hat time
      Is it just me or does to much play break down through Cummings?
      He took his goal well and not wanting to take that away from him. Though several times good play broke down with him and few times passes never found a man. Though a few times as I was close to the front heard him moan at himself so that will hopefully spur him on
      He will get 20 this season maybe I just want to much.
      But great result today first time I've been to Dumfries
    1. 1875's Avatar
      1875 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sir Shrink View Post
      It was Sammy that drew a great save from the keeper - clawing the ball out of the top corner. Would have been a cracking goal.
      Quote Originally Posted by SKII View Post
      Thank you. I am glad I didn't imagine that either Sammy played but a cameo role but he did contribute
      Thanks for that guys, better memories than I. Put your critical expertise to good use by writing the just backs for for Falkirk and Raith away, you can do one each. Me, I am off to Vizcaya after Qatar and London, with Sky spoiling my planned trip to Real Sociedad Atletico Madrid.
    1. SKII's Avatar
      SKII -
      Quote Originally Posted by 1875 View Post
      Thanks for that guys, better memories than I. Put your critical expertise to good use by writing the just backs for for Falkirk and Raith away, you can do one each. Me, I am off to Vizcaya after Qatar and London, with Sky spoiling my planned trip to Real Sociedad Atletico Madrid.
      I'll do Raith but with the Falkirk game being rearranged for the 20th I now can't go - I'll be in Walsall. Or Warsaw. One of them.
  • WELCOME TO THE HIBEESBOUNCE

    badge
  • Sunshine On Leith