In the last 6 months it feels like Hibs have regressed 5 years back to the days of Pat Fenlon. It certainly seems that the initial bounce from Leeann coming on board has gone and the feel good factor from 21/5/16 is being worn down. For the last few months communication from the club has disappeared unless it is selling tickets (when the system works) or murder mystery nights, I cannot recall the last piece with substance from our CEO whereas in the past few positive seasons she has been far more outgoing. It has been clear for sometime that our squad was light, yet we end this transfer window, 5 out, 5 in, 2 key players out for the season and without a head coach or an assistant head coach. All of our ins are effectively 4 month deals and I wouldn’t put any money of any of them being with us next season. I think that quite simply we are a mess and have gone back to what many would say is typical Hibs. I am not at all confident that our refreshed squad will make the top 6, thus reducing revenue, losing big home games and without a doubt hammering the season ticket sales for next season. So what has gone wrong? And why should we accept it? I had thought for a while that Neil Lennon would not stay past this coming summer and I also felt Leeann would move on too. Has Leeann been ground down by a board and owners that has in the main been the same for years and always appeared to lack any drive and real ambition. I would love to know what efforts have been made to seriously increase commercial revenue, we are in the capital city, one of the most famous and visited cities in the world, the majority of flights pass over the stadium. Also what attempts have been made to secure outside investment like other clubs have managed, Aberdeen, Hearts and Dundee Utd spring to mind. What do, Jones, Dunn, Langham and Houston bring to Hibs and surely a refresh is long overdue. Who hold the board to account? The last week or so feels like a right kick in the proverbial’s for the fans, legal issues aside the statement re Neil Lennon leaving was bizarre in the least and pretty much laughed at. Why cant the majority shareholder outline his plans for the club, , he is getting older and the fans are keen to know what his plans are for the future, but he wont say, yet he asks fans to contribute to buying a stake in the club without being fully open and transparent. I say fans but it seems we are nothing more than customers, a means to fund the ongoing routine. Who monitors the success of the recruitment team? Many would say it has been questionable in its success. Many say we lack ambition and many counter this by saying we can only spend what we have. Why must ambition solely be based on money? The club needs to be more inclusive, going back to the days and months after the cup win and getting a feel good factor back, as a club we are all better working together and being a tight unit, we have spent too long being the opposite and I fear we are moving back that way. We are Hibernian Fc, celebrate this, promote this and be brave, the last 2 ½ years have shown what we can get to if we are positive and united and focussing on getting a team that plays attractive and largely winning football and that we own the capital. The under the lights wins against Hearts seem an eternity ago but they were some of the best nights I can recall. The spirit of McGinn and Cummings have drained away and the ghost of nightmares past are drifting back. As we approach the appointment of a new head coach, the most important person at the club, let us make sure it is someone who gets Hibs, Stubbs did, Lennon did, Butcher didn’t, Calderwood didn’t. The difference it makes is huge. Also as we refresh the head coach, the board of directors need a refresh too. The fans have continued to play their part, can every member of the board honestly look in the mirror and say that they offer Hibs the best chance of moving forward. Ambition does require money, it also requires drive, bravery and a will to win, the new manager needs this and needs his employers to have exactly the same. Time to step up Hibs, the amount of income we could lose in the next 6 months is scary, go and find a way to replace it as yet again we have another long summer of rebuilding to get Hibs in the best place they can. The time is now. The fans demand it and are watching very closely.