On Saturday I wrote a blog after Neil Lennon’s post match interview. Well, it wasn’t really a blog, more a gigantic rant about his comments, particularly those about Jason Cummings.
On Sunday I re-read it and thought ‘hmm, not sure that’s a helpful blog and it is a rant’ so I tweeted about it and ended up having such a great debate on Twitter about it all that I decided the blog didn’t need posted. That’s the great thing about Twitter, people actually discuss. Had I tried that on Facebook I would likely be told I was the worst Hibs fan ever.
Anyway, Saturday is over and done with. Lennon was justified in some of his comments and not in others, in my opinion. I just hope he hasn’t let the team heads go down.
This week Hibs have two floodlit matches. Wednesday night against Hearts in the replay and Saturday at Easter Road as well against Dumfermline, kick off 17:15. I have to admit, it’s by chance I spotted the kick-off time on Saturday or else I would have been there at three o’clock wondering why it was very quiet…
I have to admit I am buzzing for Wednesday night. I cannot wait. The ground is sold out and I am hoping the Leith San Siro is going to be bouncing. Hibs statement about the sell out below. Straight to the point.
Tickets for Wednesday’s William Hill Scottish Cup Fifth Round replay against Heart of Midlothian have now sold out.
An additional 1300 tickets were placed on sale on Monday morning, with all tickets selling out for the Edinburgh Derby.
Monday evening and I was watching Sutton United living the dream and playing Arsenal at their own ground, the wonderfully named Gander Green Lane. The ground holds just over 5,000 and Arsenal only had about 500 seats and the rest went to Sutton fans who had the place bouncing. As I was watching this I was also flicking through Twitter and saw the following video in my timeline.
It’s a beautifully made video charting Darren McGregor’s career so far and finishing with him being at the club he loves. It also includes footage of the 2016 Cup Final. I still get goosebumps and a shiver down my spine when Gray nods in Liam Henderson’s corner. ‘What’s kept you Hibs?’, ‘At last, at last, at last!’.
All eyes are now on the replay at Easter Road. Well, not those of the people who didn’t get tickets. The selling of the tickets for this match was fair but supply can’t meet demand when you sell out and people still want tickets. I’m not sure why the game isn’t being shown on the TV, must be contractual because I have had a look at my TV guide and on Wednesday night only Sky Sports 1 is showing live sport at the time we play, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are all showing programmes that could be changed. As for the other channels well…
Here it comes, football under the floodlights, a packed ground, Hibby’s will be in fine voice, the South Stand will have Quiet Please signs all over the place. No doubt they’ll make a half-hearted effort of their own song before lapsing into silence with their song book dead and buried. Efforts have been made on their laugh-inducing forum to come up with new songs. One of the best being sung to the tune of Sunshine on Leith. Yes, they went there. Please sing it on Wednesday. Pleeeasssse.
League be forgotten if only for one night. I’m confident of a win, that much is true. It may be misplaced but I am. Why? Because I feel we can do it. We’re missing Paul Hanlon and we don’t have a settled team but I just think the mentality is there. I think the toughness is there. Fingers crossed Lennon starts Jason and also Holt. Don Cowie will think twice with McGregor hovering around. If anyone didn’t see it, Darren McGregor sent Cowie into outer space in the original tie. I’m sure Cowie is still seeing stars as it was a cracker. Holt might be lacking goals but he is tough and takes no crap. Hearts found it hard to deal with him in the original tie and I don’t think they’ll have worked out how to deal with him as he just batters his way through teams. He has his critics but I am not one.
Put your all and everything into this Hibs, we want to win it. Two in a row would be fab but it’s not our season goal. Our goal this week is to put Hearts in their place then carry on with the league. We can go out to Ayr in the next round, I won’t mind, but defeating Hearts is a must.
Let’s do this Hibs.
Remember and brush up on your lyrics for this song. Whatever happens on Wednesday they can ram their 1902.