We've got to chase second.

vasco de gama

Well-Known Radge
Given the start to the season we’ve made, our targets should be:
Challenge for 3rd
Win the League Cup
Reach at least the semi final of the Scottish Cup.

To do that I think we need to make two quality signings in January - a centre half and a goalscorer. Everyone will have their opinions on who to sign in January but the reality is it’s not the best window to be making major changes so I’d rather Hibs focused on two key additions.

We are extremely light at centre half and an injury to either Hanlon or Porteous and we are fucked, so that has to be a priority.

As many have said on this thread, we are not ruthless enough. We create chances, plenty chances, which suggests to me our midfielders are doing their part. But we don’t take enough chances, simple as that. We need someone who is a bit of a poacher, who only needs one chance to score.
Agree - especially the centre half bit. Think it would be very hard to find an available goalscorer in January unless it’s a loaner from some big club who have a great youngster on their books that they want to get some first team experience.
 
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NGP

A message to you, radge
To get 2nd or 3rd place would be a tremendous achievement. To do so we need results against the teams above us as well as below us.
4 games played against the teams above us so far, 2 points gained. We did not turn up against the sheep in either game, especially at their place. (Edit - 5 games played - Thanks M)

January? A CH and also a seasoned striker to come off the bench. Scotty may be back before the last few games of the season as well.

Cups? Good chance to win the league cup and at least one Hampden visit in the Scottish.

League? Put simply, we need to beat Celtc and the Sheep to finish higher than 4th.
 
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To get 2nd or 3rd place would be a tremendous achievement. To do so we need results against the teams above us as well as below us.
4 games played against the teams above us so far, 2 points gained. We did not turn up against the sheep in either game, especially at their place.

January? A CH and also a seasoned striker to come off the bench. Scotty may be back before the last few games of the season as well.

Cups? Good chance to win the league cup and at least one Hampden visit in the Scottish.

League? Put simply, we need to beat Celtc and the Sheep to finish higher than 4th.

5, Celtc beat us early in the season 3 0.
 
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Dub

Hibernian, Hibernian Ra Ra Radge
That was fine margins,a few shots placed better and we were home and dry.
Exactly my point. A more clinical team would have scored another couple at least. We didn't. Don't get me wrong I think we're having a decent enough season but you're dreaming if you think we can get 2nd spot.
 

barney

Atlanta Hibs Radge
Exactly my point. A more clinical team would have scored another couple at least. We didn't. Don't get me wrong I think we're having a decent enough season but you're dreaming if you think we can get 2nd spot.
I think we may have to settle for 4th. :(
 

moathibby

Legendary Radge
Thread starter
Exactly my point. A more clinical team would have scored another couple at least. We didn't. Don't get me wrong I think we're having a decent enough season but you're dreaming if you think we can get 2nd spot.
Chasing second and getting there are two entirely different propositions.You don't get if you don't try.
 
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Dub

Hibernian, Hibernian Ra Ra Radge
Chasing second and getting there are two entirely different propositions.You don't get if you don't try.
I'm not arguing with that Moaty. All I'm saying is it would be fruitless unless we up our game against teams we should be beating.
 

Zab

Admin
I'm not arguing with that Moaty. All I'm saying is it would be fruitless unless we up our game against teams we should be beating.

I’d say in the main we have been beating the teams we should be - what’s let us down is not getting any big results. Had we held on against Celtic at Easter Road, and not thrown away the two games against Aberdeen, we’d be clear in second right now.
 

stickyRicky

Muirhouse Radge
Given the start to the season we’ve made, our targets should be:
Challenge for 3rd
Win the League Cup
Reach at least the semi final of the Scottish Cup.

To do that I think we need to make two quality signings in January - a centre half and a goalscorer. Everyone will have their opinions on who to sign in January but the reality is it’s not the best window to be making major changes so I’d rather Hibs focused on two key additions.

We are extremely light at centre half and an injury to either Hanlon or Porteous and we are fucked, so that has to be a priority.

As many have said on this thread, we are not ruthless enough. We create chances, plenty chances, which suggests to me our midfielders are doing their part. But we don’t take enough chances, simple as that. We need someone who is a bit of a poacher, who only needs one chance to score.


I was hoping to bring players in that are better than Hanlon and Doidge not just to make up numbers. Do that and we'd be very competitive.
 

moathibby

Legendary Radge
Thread starter
I’d say in the main we have been beating the teams we should be - what’s let us down is not getting any big results. Had we held on against Celtic at Easter Road, and not thrown away the two games against Aberdeen, we’d be clear in second right now.
But it could be because the side have the same mindset as most of us here.'We're only good enough for third,probably 4th'.
 

Zab

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I was hoping to bring players in that are better than Hanlon and Doidge not just to make up numbers. Do that and we'd be very competitive.

Easier said than done in a January window, but I agree we should be looking at players who can challenge for first team places not simply make up the numbers.
 

paigntonhibby

Well-Known Radge
But it could be because the side have the same mindset as most of us here.'We're only good enough for third,probably 4th'.
I'm wi' you Moaty, we shouldnae set a target we should be aiming tae finish as high as possible. Huns probably out of range but the soapys are catchable. If you you aim to finish 3rd or 4th then we wont finish any higher than 3rd or 4th
 

Dub

Hibernian, Hibernian Ra Ra Radge
I’d say in the main we have been beating the teams we should be - what’s let us down is not getting any big results. Had we held on against Celtic at Easter Road, and not thrown away the two games against Aberdeen, we’d be clear in second right now.
And only managed a draw against Dundee Utd whom we should have thrashed. Things like that are the reason challenging for second is a pipe dream. We've had a good season so far but 6 draws and 3 losses aren't 2nd place material.
 

Zab

Admin
And only managed a draw against Dundee Utd whom we should have thrashed. Things like that are the reason challenging for second is a pipe dream. We've had a good season so far but 6 draws and 3 losses aren't 2nd place material.

I agree and don’t think we’ll finish 2nd, or even come close to doing so. 3rd is realistic and has to be the aim.

A big part of why we are sitting 3rd right now is because we’re picking up the points we typically don’t, in the games we believe we should. 3rd will be a close run race, unless either us or Aberdeen fall away badly.
 

MSG_07

Well-Known Radge
The standard of player would need to drastically change if we were going for 2nd or beyond. We're far too wasteful in front of goal. We'd need to improve in every area to achieve this from front to back. We could easily be 12-15 points better off than we are right now.

Hibs have still done really well, we only had 9 wins in March at the end of the last campaign. We are currently sitting on 10 wins before the halfway point with 8 or 9 cleansheets which is an incredible stat really.
 
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