It’s been a couple of good weeks for us Hibby’s hasn’t it?
We were going to get stuffed by the so called “big” team. Big at talking absolute guff maybe.
Didi I believe we could hold onto a one-nil lead for 87 minutes? Nope. Glad to have been proven wrong though. Absolutely delighted. Was I crying during Sunshine on Leith? Very most yes, sir! What a game, the emotions were unreal, up and down. So exciting was the game that I actually gave the pie stand £2.10 (or whatever) for a 30p bottle of water in a Coke cup.
And who scored? Yep, previously benched, Simon Murray.
It was a great evening which more than made up for the loss at Hampden the previous Saturday. That was a great game as well.
Another three wins over the fortnight and we went into the international break third in the league, five points behind leaders Celtic (they have a game in hand) and only two points behind Aberdeen in second place. Yep, third in a league that we were told we’d not be able to compete in.
Where are our city neighbours? Well, they’re sixth so in the top six. BUT. Ten points behind us and joint points with St. Johnstone. Only goal difference separates them.
So, it feels rather good to be a Hibby at the moment. It should, we deserve all the good times we’re getting after the dreadful times we’ve been through. A lot of rebuilding went on and it was tough but the faithful Kept the Faith and even more became faithful and this year we’ve blown our season ticket sales out of the water.
As someone who sat, with a couple of friends, in a mostly empty block for a few seasons, I absolutely love it now that it’s full and mostly season ticket holders. New people to talk to. New friendships made, the Hibee family gets bigger and bigger.
As for the other side of the city. Those who have hopes of crossing back across the road to their newly built stand based on the school building in Grange Hill, will be hoping that the international break gives them enough time to get all the packaging off the new seats.
Meanwhile, whenever you bump into a Jambo, whether friend or foe, just utter the words ‘Mind the Gap’ and embrace the seethe.
What is it that Marv said again? Oh aye, “We Run This City”