Just back and that feels like a defeat!

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Jeez, HIbs eh? First half I thought we were lucky to still be in it. Second we were scudding them and basically let them back into it. A soft penalty and absolute stupidity from our captain Paul Hanlon let them away with it. Second half Murph, Nissie and Boyler were running them ragged, we started sitting too deep, we changed the shape with three defensive substitutions and it didnae work.

First half they battered us without really looking very dangerous. We came out a different team second half and looked comfortable until that last 5 minutes and the 4 of injury time, where we sat far too deep. So frustrating Hibs, so frustrating.

I thought we had some very good performances, Rocky was fantastic, Porto was great, Hanlon was superb right up to giving them the equaliser and Sean Mackie was accomplished. Murph, Boyler and Nissie had good second halfs. It just wasn't enough against a pretty average Celtc.

I will say I would have taken 2-2 before the game, we all would have.

The Team

Rocky as I said, had another great game, he even got close to the penalty.

Paul McGinn played well, he always does.

Porto was great, had a good header and nearly scored.

Paul Hanlon was playing well right up until he did what he used to do far too much. Very poor clearance lost us two points and a big win.

Sean Mackie had a very good game and I think he keeps his place.

Gogic was in the wars, his passing and awareness when passing were not great today.

Joe Newell worked hard but it wasn't his best game for us in my opinion?

Stevie Mallan played well I thought, he wanted the ball and tried to feed the wide players and nissie more than others.

Murph was ok first half but gave us a good second half with a fine goal and a good header to set upNissie's goal. Best he has played for Hibs.

Boyler looked more dangerous and had far more of the ball given he was up an AC Milan player. Morelike his ownself.

Nissie was starnded first half, but was excellent second, good assist for Murph's goal ;)) and his gioal was excellent. Your dad will be proud of you son.

The Subs

Sir David Gray, Captian and winning goal scorer on that glorious day in May 2016 came on for Murph with 10 minutes to go. The look he gave Hanlon when they equalised said it all.

Melker for Mallan with 6 to go seemed the right idea, didnae work.

Stephen McGinn for Joe Newell in the last minute didnae help stop them equalise.

The Boss

We were dour, stuffy and ugly first half, I feared the worst. We were excellent for 30 minutes of the second half, it wasn't enough. Just listened to Jack on the radio, he sounds like the rest of us, SCUNNERED! He admitted we set up in a way to stop Celtc which we normally don't do. I thought we did that first half but went at them second half?

The Ref

I thought he was inconsistent, he gave them a soft penalty, yet first half when we had the attack where young Sean Mackie had the shot in the six yard box, it hit a Celtc players arm in the very same way. Am I the only person on the planet that saw that? They showed a rerun but Tam and Cliff were too busy talking to notice???? 4 Hibs players booked, no Celtc players?

Celtc

There is no way that Celtc team will win the league. Their board and Lennon's poor transer window has left the door open for the dirty huns to win the league. I am at a loss as to why players the quality of Sparky and Edouard dinnae get a start, Lennon is a fool to himself I think. Nae luck eh?

The Fans


Still no getting there, so I watched it on Hibs TV. Tanner saying Murph celebrated like a Huns player when he scored made me feel sick. How does that Hun bastard get work from Hibs?

Man of the Match


At 2-1 there was 2 or 3 HIbs players, as I said Porto and Paul Hanlon had been excellent, Murph's second half performance was very good but lets be honest Ofir Marciano was our best player. We will be lucky to extend his contract.

Next up is St Johnstone at 7pm at Easter Road on Tuesday night, time to bounce right back.

Hibernian Forever!
 

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I was raging at the end

Celtic never looked like scoring until Madden gave a penalty that wasn't

Then our defending for the final goal is embarrassing. Pish from Gray and Hanlon. No way should David Gray be playing league games for us

Special mention to Sean Mackie. Well played.
 

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Agree with most of that M. I thought Madden bottled it at the penalty, no way was that a penalty imo. Getting Newell and Marciano on new deals must be a priority now. 2-2 against celtc is a good result for us, but like you, for me it feels like a defeat
 

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Agree with most of that M. I thought Madden bottled it at the penalty, no way was that a penalty imo. Getting Newell and Marciano on new deals must be a priority now. 2-2 against celtc is a good result for us, but like you, for me it feels like a defeat

Under the stupid rules, its a penalty. I still cannae believe I am the only one who saw our penalty first half? Tell me I am not mad (nae smart remarks please)?
 

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Here is the handball law. I don't think its a penalty. I do referee myself and I'm hopeless as well but at the time no way did I think it was a penalty. No way.

  • The hand/arm is clearly away from the body and outside the "body line".
  • The player clearly leans into the path of the ball.
  • The ball travels some distance.
  • The ball touches a hand/arm that is clearly raised above the shoulder.
  • The player falls and the hand/arm is extended laterally or vertically away from the body.
  • A deflection clearly makes no difference to the ball touching a hand/arm that is clearly extended away from the body and/or above the shoulder.
  • Immediately after touching the ball with the arm, even accidentally, the player scores a goal or creates a goal-scoring opportunity.
 

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Would have taken a point before the game but the manner of the surrender of the two goal lead is a bit of a boot in the hee haws. To be honest if Lennon had gone with with either Griffiths or Eduard or both instead of Ajeti I think Celtic would've won comfortably.

The "small squad" we've gone with is costing us in the latter stages of matches imo as we have limited quality - either players at the end of their careers or at the beginning that are not good enough to influence a game imo. I like Gullan but Ross seems not to trust him. Speaking of Ross I was surprised he brought on Gray...he hasnt looked up to the pace of games hes played lately. It was a recurring theme of Ross's time at Sunderland that they capitulated in big games or surrendered winning positions. Its too early to say the pattern is repeating but there are worrying blips. He's managing at a particularly challenging time and is doing a reasonable job I think...well enough to avoid the more luncatic fringe calls for his head..but he needs backed further in the next window. We need a couple of players at least...the squad is far too thin. Im not sure financially we'll be willing to splash the cash tho so it might be a case of as you were and very gradual growth.

I'll be very surprised if Lennon survives the season...his decision making and selections are like a resignation letter.

I missed the Tanner comment but his smarminess alone makes my skin crawl. Please replace him Hibs.
 

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Here is the handball law. I don't think its a penalty. I do referee myself and I'm hopeless as well but at the time no way did I think it was a penalty. No way.

  • The hand/arm is clearly away from the body and outside the "body line".
  • The player clearly leans into the path of the ball.
  • The ball travels some distance.
  • The ball touches a hand/arm that is clearly raised above the shoulder.
  • The player falls and the hand/arm is extended laterally or vertically away from the body.
  • A deflection clearly makes no difference to the ball touching a hand/arm that is clearly extended away from the body and/or above the shoulder.
  • Immediately after touching the ball with the arm, even accidentally, the player scores a goal or creates a goal-scoring opportunity.

Paul McGinn's arm is clearly away from the body and outside the "body line".

Problem is he could do nothing about it.
 

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Under the stupid rules, its a penalty. I still cannae believe I am the only one who saw our penalty first half? Tell me I am not mad (nae smart remarks please)?

No I saw it. Was clear as day but, as you pointed out, Cliff and Tam too busy yabbering too notice. Was 10 x the penalty Celtc's was. Not the first time Madden has denied us in recent weeks.
 

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Ach on reflection a draw against either Huns or Celtc is never a bad result and is more than most have got this season. It puts us 1 point behind the sheep whose 2 games in hand are Huns away and Celtc away. Beat St Johnstone at hkme Tuesday and Dundee at home Saturday and we're 3rd and in the 1/4's of the cup
 

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For the equaliser, it’s a really poor decision from Sir David Gray to give away the foul, it’s a terrible attempt at a clearance from Hanlon but when you watch it back, you can clearly see that Madden blows his whistle after the ball is kicked for the Duffy foul on Mackie. The replay just confirmed what I thought at the time re the ball being in play. He then, inexplicably, allows Griffiths to take it again rather than giving us the foul.
 
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No wonder us fans and Jack Ross are scunnered after that, we threw the win away. Aye there’s debate about the penalty (for me it was, based on the ridiculous rules currently in play) but the simple fact is three pieces of poor defending cost us the game:

1) Porteous should be blootering the ball out for a corner, never ever launch it up in the air inside your own box. I’m not sure if this is part of what they’re being coached, but our players seem reluctant to find row z at times... the Aberdeen game at Easter Road when Boyle was caught out was another example of not just clearing it. We generally defend corners well, so there’s no problem conceding them.

2) Gray fouling the Celtic player, when he’s going nowhere. Totally unnecessary. It lead to the set play they equalised from.

3) Hanlon.... deary me what on earth was that clearance all about?! After a composed 90+ minutes, I’m not sure why pure panic set in. Even the slightest bit of concentration on his connection with the ball and they don’t score.

To be fair the manager got his game plan spot on for the most part, although we sat off too much towards the end.

Hopefully Murphy & Nisbet take some real confidence from their goals today.

Also I’m delighted Sean Mackie got his start, he played very well. I think he’s going to be an excellent player for us, just needs a run of games to make that position his own.
 

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A strange game. First half I thought we where very poor. Celtic toothless for all their possession. Infact one could argue,we carved out the best of few chances in the first period I thought at half time if we could start playing ,defensively they where suspect and there for the taking. I'm glad Mr Ross saw that as well,and impressed that on his team.
Second half , much better ,but that old feeling of the Hibs self destruct button ,was never far away. A missed opportunity.
Thanks for report young man.
 

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A strange game. First half I thought we where very poor. Celtic toothless for all their possession. Infact one could argue,we carved out the best of few chances in the first period I thought at half time if we could start playing ,defensively they where suspect and there for the taking. I'm glad Mr Ross saw that as well,and impressed that on his team.
Second half , much better ,but that old feeling of the Hibs self destruct button ,was never far away. A missed opportunity.
Thanks for report young man.

Thank you dear.
 

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