• Stay at home. Protect Everyone.

    Save Lives, Stay Safe.

Just back and that was underwhelming

1875

Admin
Heard it also Billy, though their fans are right too. Two or three jobs. If you include BSC.

Ryan Marshall
Goalkeeping Coach at Smellies... F.C., ex-professional football player, elite performance football coach
Smellies... Football Club......The University of Stirling

BIG G
As a clarification, the BSC fans sang of him bein a shagger, it was my 13 year old nephew who knew he was a PE teacher and goalie coach.
 

HibeeZab

Admin
I think this is a bigger problem than most folk give credit to. @Green Sleeves wants us to be swashbuckling every week, but the reality is that if I was playing middle to front in that side, I wouldn't trust the back four to be solid either. I genuinely think this is bleeding through the whole team, and Ross is trying to manage it.

As another poster has said, we're scoring goals - I would hardly call us "conservative". But the fact is, we concede virtually every game we play, and every side, be they 5th tier or Premier League, will fancy getting goals against us. And I'd wager that the anxiety about losing goals is right in all our players' heads.

A lot has been said about Liverpool's full-backs bombing on with gay abandon, for instance, because they feel totally secure that Van Dijk and Gomez won't make mistakes. Basically, attacking verve is always built on defensive solidity.

The absolute No:1 priority in the summer simply has to be signing a commanding, first-choice centre-half. We are obviously not going to get a Van Dijk, but someone who is a leader and will imbue everyone with a bit of confidence at the back is an absolute must. He must also be a signing, not a loan.
Totally agree with that. The best teams are always built from the back, the confidence a team gets from a strong reliable defence cannot be underestimated.

Liverpool are a good example. Pep’s Barca team are another, for all their outrageous attacking qualities, having a leader like Puyol and top class player like Pique at the back was a massive basis of their success - it’s also why Pep’s City team are not doing so well this season.

Hibs need to go out and sign not just a strong centre half, back a captain. We also need a similar character in the middle of the park, someone who leads by example and can take games by the scruff of the neck - we’ve not had that since McGinn left but potentially we have it Omeonga and Docherty, but time will team.
 

WJC1848

Bounce Radge
Thanks for the Just Back, @1875. I didn't think we were as bad as you say, as I thought we were playing within ourselves, taking into account the conditions and that awful plastic surface. I also thought McNulty had a very good game, making some intelligent runs and working hard the whole game. Once he gets his sharpness he'll be a real asset till the end of the season.
 

1875

Admin
Thanks for the Just Back, @1875. I didn't think we were as bad as you say, as I thought we were playing within ourselves, taking into account the conditions and that awful plastic surface. I also thought McNulty had a very good game, making some intelligent runs and working hard the whole game. Once he gets his sharpness he'll be a real asset till the end of the season.
Funny you say that B, my son suggested Sparky was carrying a bit of beef, he is right. I just don't like shirkers, we had at least 3 today, the defence is as bare bones as it has been in many years. Daz can't play on those surfaces and clearly James is not rated enough to be considered. I liked Gullan left and Fraze right last 10, I also think Hallberg helped Docherty get forward more. As others have added, the best bits were a Sparky hat-trick and the delight from Greg Docherty at his goal. Pie on a roll seemed popular too! Nae lentil soup for heat or beans for the pie though.
 

SuperTortolano

Bounce Radge
Watched the highlights just now, looked like a piss in the park.... That’s just highlights though. Think Lewis could have been stronger for there goal, at least put him off. Just baffling why we just don’t bring Efe back. He’s got at least another 2-3 good years in him. Absolutely strolled it last time he was here.
 

Duns_Hibby

Bounce Radge
Think Omeonga flatters to deceive at times. Never seems to have the ball under control before he tries his next move. Hopefully he'll settle. Like Docherty, makings of a great player.
 

moathibby

Bounce Radge
Can't comment on what Mark's said because I can't see it.Was there with Rocky and Newhoose.I t was a squally day,with the wind blowing in all directions.but the sun was in our eyes and it was spitting with rain.Make of that what you will.It seemed to me that Whittaker, clever player that he is , coped best.It wasnae pretty,it wasnae great, but we still won 4-1 and I really don't gie a shit.We're through.
 

jock3

Bounce Radge
Good report 1875, can't argue with anything. Just a comment from the Sportscene coverage. Just the clinical finishing of McNulty really, probably made the difference today.
 

Jamie

Admin
Good report 1875, can't argue with anything. Just a comment from the Sportscene coverage. Just the clinical finishing of McNulty really, probably made the difference today.
The beeb commentry was biased as fuck towards BSC, by fuck did they want a cup upset. No joy beeb *&*^.
 

kevinc

Bounce Radge
Great just back once again👍 The centre half(spoon burner dick) looked and played like a hun fuck, apparentl was with Dundee United as a boy, glad the hun fuk didnt make it. gggtth
 

Goals&Glory

Bounce Radge
Not a stellar performance, far from it.

Low league opposition, adverse conditions, shitey pitch. I didn’t expect a cool calm stroll in the park performance from us today, far from it.

We have seen out the tie, comfortably in the end. 4 goals away from home, spot booked in the next round with a home tie and good chance of reaching another Scottish SF.

Big few games in the league coming up though. Results can define our league season. Over to you Hibs.
 

Smurf

Bounce Radge
I certainly hope McGinn doesnt keep doing Berra impressions.
The amount of times(especially first half)....He just hoofed it up the field.
McGinn looked slow. Blowing oot his erse in the second half....
 

1875

Admin
McGinn looked slow. Blowing oot his erse in the second half....
I don't think the conditions helped, neither of the three of them looked comfortable in a back three, it improved with Whitts joining them second half.
 
Last edited:

HibeeZab

Admin
I don't think the conditions helped, neither of the three of them looked comfortable in a back three, it improved with Whitts joining them second half.
It did improve, first half it looked like none of the three looked like they knew where to be. Whittaker has actually played well at centre half on a couple of occasions now, his versatility is proving very useful.
 
Visit Frutin Travel Visit Robertsons Garage

Donate

Help The Bounce, Bounce

We are looking for users to donate to reach our shortfall of £100 per month to pay for the server, can you spare a few quid at all? We have had some cancellations on Direct Debits sadly. If you wish to set up a DD then please do so via the UPGRADES section.
Goal
£100.00
Earned
£15.00
This donation drive ends in
Visit Frutin Travel Visit Robertsons Garage

HibeesBounce - 18th Party

Top