I agree with everything you say but the one question I have is , why has the mentality been so bad for 50 years ?? Why are we a club based on sentiment ?? It is a disgrace that the club is run like that.. Most recently we have handed out 4 year contracts to David Gray and Darren McGregor , both who are finished. Lewis Stevenson got a new deal because he is a nice guy and does shit loads for charity.. Paul Hanlon will get a extension because he loves the club..Yesterday was pish, it was torture.
But, I find the criticism of JR embarrassing.He doesn’t coach Porto to pass to opponents on the edge of our box. He doesn’t I’m sure, suggest to Irvine and Newell that they should disappear in parts. Let’s not forget, Lennon left us with a poorer team than he inherited. Our team is made up of journeymen and youngsters.
What makes a good player a great player is usually consistency. Great players produce every week. The SPL is full of good players, if they were great, they quite simply wouldn’t be here for longer than a season. I agree, Hibs should comfortably have 3rd place tied up, and our cup draws have been favourable, but we were a Nisbet penalty , and Murphy tap in , away from being in two finals. JR basically picks the team most people would most match days. He gives youth a shot, and appears to have a happy squad.
The mentality around ER has been beyond poor for my whole 50 years, with relegations and numerous bottom half of the table finishes. For Hibs fans to react , like this is all at JR door is baffling. Where the fuck have they been?
Our current talisman was signed from Forest Green fucking Rovers ffs.
I am not some happy clapper. I want the best for Hibs, I regularly criticise all aspects of our club, and I am driven mad by our lack of belief and achievements.
Sadly, great managers or players are not banging on our door wanting in , and any inside who flourish, just bang on the door wanting out.
I think Hibs fans should back JR, there are signs IMO we are heading in the right direction.
We have a midfield where Jackson Irvine was training on a public park for 6 months so that's all you need to know regarding what the footballing world thinks of his ablilty.. Joe Newell has been guff for 2 seasons , decides he wants to play for the first half of this season when his deal expires in a year , he then gets a new deal and then goes back to being guff again...... Both of these guys go AWOL in every game where the going gets tough and offer very little in creativity and goals..
Back Jack Ross I agree as we are moving in the right direction but the sentimental wee souls that run our club need to be moved on and sentiment needs to be taken out of the equation when offering players new deals...