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C4MMY

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We are far to negative and if boyles marked out the game we are fucked as we have no plan B. Bad day at the office and need to pick ourselves up for next week, although I fear our inability to win games when it matters.
 

HibsSM1979

Just A Radge
The race for third is now a bit of a worry. Still slight favourites in my book but we have to get a draw at Pittodrie. If they beat us, it’s the toss of a coin really
 

Hammi

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could be a good shout , he wasn't found wanting earlier in the season

It wasn't even that long ago, a month, maybe two ago?
We should absolutely put Darren in his place to show him what a defender does when they're under pressure out wide.

Rule 1, clear your fuckin lines
Rule 2, do not play balls across your goals
Rule 3, if the opponent is standing free on the edge of the box, don't give him the fuckin ball.


Ffs
 

Forzahibs

I'm a Radge Donator
It wasn't even that long ago, a month, maybe two ago?
We should absolutely put Darren in his place to show him what a defender does when they're under pressure out wide.

Rule 1, clear your fuckin lines
Rule 2, do not play balls across your goals
Rule 3, if the opponent is standing free on the edge of the box, don't give him the fuckin ball.


Ffs
simples
 

Greenmachine

Aulder Than The Internet This Radge
A dreadful result and performance today against a St Johnstone team who know how to stop us. Doesn't help when our centre half gifts them their winning goal. Six years now since Hibs last beat St Johnstone at Easter Road. Far too much complacency today from Hibs.

As I have mentioned before, we have been quite fortunate this season with injuries to our strikers. We lost Nisbet today, and surprise surprise we struggle to create anything and don't even look like scoring. Our squad is ridiculously thin, but if you believe the official line, this is what the manager prefers to work with. The downside with that of course is that when we are hit with injuries to key players we struggle badly and start losing games. We are reliant on Boyle, Nisbet and Doidge for goals. Our midfield needs completely changed for next season in my opinion. In away matches when we play our natural counter-attacking game it's fine, but at home when we need to dominate possession, move the ball quickly, and create chances and score goals it has been found wanting far too often this season.

The big beneficiaries today of course are Aberdeen. They now have only one thing to focus on...catching Hibs for third place. Whereas Hibs have two, and one or two of our key players have started picking up injuries at exactly the wrong time. Aberdeen gambled in the cup with a new defensive formation against Dundee United and were beaten easily. They have now reverted to type and are grinding out wins in the league in their normal way. Hibs have now handed them the chance to pip us for third. I think we will just about scrape it on goal difference, but it is going to be very, very close. It actually really could go either way now, which is disgraceful when you consider how strong a position we were in.

Next week-end's cup semi worries me. We have high expectations, and that's what concerns me the most. As a club we have always struggled massively with high expectation levels in big matches against smaller clubs. We do not cope well at all with the favourites tag, particularly at Hampden. Please for once just do it when it matters Hibs.
 
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sockyboy

Just A Radge
It wasn't even that long ago, a month, maybe two ago?
We should absolutely put Darren in his place to show him what a defender does when they're under pressure out wide.

Rule 1, clear your fuckin lines
Rule 2, do not play balls across your goals
Rule 3, if the opponent is standing free on the edge of the box, don't give him the fuckin ball.


Ffs
But thats not rocket science ffs, I don't know Porto mistakes are lack of experience or he's simply not very good.
 

sockyboy

Just A Radge
It's a sad sign of where we are right now, that we have 2 central defenders who wouldn't get a game for St johnstone
 

Hammi

Top radge
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But thats not rocket science ffs, I don't know Porto mistakes are lack of experience or he's simply not very good.

I know, that's why they're the first 2 rules of defending
That today, was horrific.

Hes started thinking he's just that good.
Jack said he thought it was a poor clearance, but admitted Ryan was trying to pick a pass.
He abandoned the fundamentals and tried to play ball.
Thats not a lack of experience and he is good enough to do the job. So to me that's trying to be clever.
 

Plasticman

Well-Known Radge
I know, that's why they're the first 2 rules of defending
That today, was horrific.

Hes started thinking he's just that good.
Jack said he thought it was a poor clearance, but admitted Ryan was trying to pick a pass.
He abandoned the fundamentals and tried to play ball.
Thats not a lack of experience and he is good enough to do the job. So to me that's trying to be clever.

It is really really annoying. As a little boy, living in Germany, the first thing I was taught about playing at the back, and the ONLY thing I remember is "Do not pass the ball across the goal under any circumstances unless you are Franz Beckenbauer. You are not Franz Beckenbauer." Admittedly the guy teaching me this was a 7 foot tall English hippy - but he wasnt wrong. Mental pass to try n make, and is not looking any better after a few gins!
 

Green Sleeves

Well-Known Radge
Jack Ross has created a team who can at times play pretty football, pass it about, and score goals. But when things don't go our way we are clueless, we lose our shape, fold like a pack of cards, lack leadership, guile, and fight. We're a soft touch again. Seen this film before. Much preferred Lennon's aggressive approach to management. At least we had more bottle then.

Seriously doubt if Hibs will progress much further with Ross in charge. He may have taken the team as far as he's capable of. To be fair, 3rd/4th place and 2 cup semis this season aint bad at all, but cant help feeling that a more talented and imaginative manager, someone with a lot more cajones, could have pushed this squad much further.
 

Davy

get off yer bum an sing radge
Ok I get many Hibs fans don't care about the league any more, but I care enough to want HIbs to turn up, for Sauzee sake, that was rotten. We played with little fire in our belly, indeed much of the game we were pretty shite. St Johnstone are a negative team, they came to steal a win, they did, gifted to them by a woeful pass from Porto straight to that hun dogshite Middleton, dear fucking me. Aberdeen won today too, two games to secure third.

Then there is the amatuer Hibs TV, £400 for a season ticket, I accept HIbs TV is the best we will get, but the least you expect is the 90 minutes of coverage, not the whole thing going off for ten minutes before half time for everyone. Did they apologise? Overall it was not our day, we miss Nissy for sure, Wright is a waste of a jersey, McGinn has lost his way and Joe and Jackson are nowhere near consistent enough. Thank Sauzee for Martin Boyle and Chris Doidge.

The team

Marciano had almost nothing to do.

McGinn, sorry he has lost his way, defending poor, crossing pretty poor.

Porto, woeful pass otherwise little to do.

Paul, played well enough, wasn't tested much but I admit is not a leader.

Josh, I felt they stopped him playing until the second half.

Gogic played well, we took him after 70 minutes to give Melker a try out before next week. I am not sure.

Joe, lost his way for me recently

Jackson flits in and out too much still, I feel there is something missing

Wright is not good enough for Hibs. Not a scapegoat, a simple statement

I thought Doidge and Boyler done pretty well but nothing came our way.

The subs

Magennis for Wright on the hour, sorry that is a like for like for me, still not sure where Magennis plays?

Melker for Gogic on 70, prefer Gogic but get it

Doig replaced by Stevenson, a like for like.

Bradley for Newell for the last ten, at last trying something different with little time to go.

The Boss

17.15, still no interview. He picked his strongest team, less Wright but Saints beat us but taking one of their few chances and wwe looked a bit clueless about how to break them down.

Saints

No a good watch are they, boring, close the game down, play on the break but it works. I would make a good bid for Kerr.

The Ref

Was fine, not sure about the penalty at the end? Couldne see on amatuer TV.

Amatuer TV

Shocking that paying fans should lose 10 minutes of coverage. That and the cameraman not following the game, but instead randomly following players around, Cliff and Tam oblivious. Tam's sigh's tell you how Hibs are playing, there were plenty today.

Man of the Match

Only Boyler and Doidgey in the running, Doidge by a bawhair for me.

In summary, we have left ourselves open to Aberdeen catching us, which is piss poor and not good enough, we played without motivation or passion today.

Next up, Dundee United at Easter Road West, fuck only knows what will happen, I feel a bit cheated today.

Hibernian Forever!
Biggest surprise to me is that you still have the motivation to report on that crap. Pity the players cant be as motivated.
Seems crazy we have guys like David Gray sitting half the season on the sidelines without a whiff of a game while players with half his talent or effort levels play week after week. Least he would be up at that 18 yard line all the way from defence looking for an opening.

Dont know why supporters feel we should relax in the league, if we fall to 4th and dont win the cup, we will be struggling yet again with europe
 

Rocky

Well-Known Radge
Watching fitba on a stream from an empty stadium is as flat as a fart. Presumably playing fitba in an empty stadium is also flat as a fart and unlikely to bring out the best in players. I'm not going to get too wound up about the insipid performances this season. My hunch would be that nearly every team is having similar moans.
 

SuperTortolano

Legendary Radge
If we shit the bed, don't finish third and win the cup, Jack should go. Getting beat of Hearts and the Saints was woeful enough, this would be the cherry on top. We've needed a leader for fuck knows how long now? Not a fucking leader in sight. Obviously Jack isn't doing it either.
 

Greenmachine

Aulder Than The Internet This Radge
I think hes a decent enough defender, but not as good as he thinks he is hence the constant mistakes, of which todays was the worst so far.
He lacks awareness and his concentration goes at crucial times during games. That's fatal for a central defender in the top league. Much of this however is due to the fact that he is still young and still learning the position. No way is he ready yet for English football, but I suspect his head has been turned and knows there are offers ready to be made and he wants to impress potential suitors.

Like yourself, I think he is a good, solid young defender, but I just think he believes he is better than he is and he tries things that a more experienced defender with better awareness and concentration would not even think about trying. The problem is that in the position he plays in if you make a mistake at this level it usually leads to a goal being conceded. We just can't afford that at this crucial time, and it's happened too often with Porteous this season. However I am a firm advocate of the belief that teams win and lose together. Yes, it was another bad error from him, but the team had 80 odd minutes to score an equaliser or a winner and never at any stage looked capable of doing so.

Because of our small squad, it has meant that more or less the same players have been playing most weeks this season. There are clear signs of fatigue showing, and that leads to errors and the team looking lethargic. It's very concerning, and Jack Ross really is going to have to prove himself over the next few games.

I know many fans have been distracted by the cup and with the huns going out excitement and expectations have risen accordingly. This puts huge pressure on the manager and the players especially with us having blown two semis already this season. If only we could have just wrapped up third it would have made such a difference, as it stands we have now lost two of of our top six games whereas Aberdeen have won two, and came within seconds of beating Celtic.

I think the players have also been distracted and now have two things to focus on rather than the one thing as Aberdeen have. Thanks to Hibs frailties, the momentum for third place is definitely now with Aberdeen in the run in, however as I said earlier I think we will just make it on goal difference.
 

Smurf

Auld Enuff Tae Know Better This Radge
He can’t come out and say that - he’s already stated that third and a trophy was the goal.

Absolutely. I'm an overall fan of Jack Ross. However, he's mentioned quite a few times the achievement of reaching the two previous semi finals. Personally I don't think for a club of Hibs stature it's right that anyone associated with it, views reaching a semi final, and losing to a Hearts in a lower league, or a then struggling St Johnstone, is an achievement.

Similarly he keeps banging on about how long it's been since we finished third. We all know as a club we've hugely under achieved In our finished league position. However, Aberdeen have struggled all season. Fans and owner in uproar at how garbage they've been. So much so their pretty successful overall manager has been sacked. One goal in ten games... And here we are with two games to go giving them the scent of blood.

Finishing third will be fantastic. To not do so this season with how it's unfolded would be pretty disastrous.
 
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