We've got to chase second.

Greenmachine

Aulder Than The Internet This Radge
The lack of depth in our squad will mean at best we will be a challenger for third with Aberdeen. That's nobody's fault. We are having to operate with a small squad for financial reasons. It has meant young players getting a better chance which is a good thing. I see us bringing in a couple of players in January probably loan deals, with a couple going out..

Celtic are having a poor season by their standards, and they are too far behind the huns to get ten in a row now. They do have however a significantly stronger squad than we have and will be able to strengthen properly in January if need be. They will finish well clear of whoever is in third place though, with or without Lennon.
 

Two Headed Boy

Well-Known Radge
It's unlikely, but that will be more to do with what Celtic do in January than how we compete.

I just want us to keep up this habit of not losing and bringing in that wee bit extra in Jan to turn a few of these draws into wins.

There is absolutely no shame in trying to compete with Aberdeen this season, they have built up a great squad by virtue of finishing in the top three season after season. We have not had that advantage.
 

SuperTortolano

Legendary Radge
We have needed another striking option from the bench for the past 4-5 seasons. It was Oli Shaw and now Gullan. The boys up front need to know that there's a decent option waiting to jump in if they aren't doing the business. Let's be honest, neither Doidge or Nisbit are worried about losing there place to Gullan. Need that bit quality that can come off the bench when defender's are tired and add goals.
 

moathibby

Legendary Radge
Thread starter
We should have been going into January above Celtic.If we could sort out our home form we could be there or there about.I think 3rd is well possible I don't think Aberdeen are that great shakes either.We have to keep going for it until it is impossible.There is no reason why Lennon can pull his team around and if he gets the boot it could be worse for them.
 

Sir Shrink

Retired Radge
We couldn't even put Dundee Utd away despite battering them for most of the game. You're dreaming if you think we can aim for second. We'll be lucky to still be aiming for third in a few weeks time if we don't buck our ideas up
It’s a rare event for any team to split the Old Bigots and even with Lennon arsing about it will be extremely unlikely to happen.
Hibs are in a group of teams who all will feel 3rd is a more achievable target.
That’s not ‘lacking ambition’ it’s just a realistic assessment.
Aim for 2nd by all means, but let’s not get our panties in an uproar if we only get a miserable 3rd or a pish poor 4th.
 

Zab

Admin
Given the start to the season we’ve made, our targets should be:
Challenge for 3rd
Win the League Cup
Reach at least the semi final of the Scottish Cup.

To do that I think we need to make two quality signings in January - a centre half and a goalscorer. Everyone will have their opinions on who to sign in January but the reality is it’s not the best window to be making major changes so I’d rather Hibs focused on two key additions.

We are extremely light at centre half and an injury to either Hanlon or Porteous and we are fucked, so that has to be a priority.

As many have said on this thread, we are not ruthless enough. We create chances, plenty chances, which suggests to me our midfielders are doing their part. But we don’t take enough chances, simple as that. We need someone who is a bit of a poacher, who only needs one chance to score.
 

Robert Barone

Well-Known Radge
I dont think we will finish second as I think Jack is getting more or less the most out of this squad of players atm . Its far from the most talented bunch we've seen but they are honest, work for each other and if anything are too modest..a touch more arrogance in the right circumstances wouldnt go a miss. I think we will improve if we can get a period of stability with the manager and the staff behind the scenes. Its not going to be a quick fix tho, steady improvement over 2 or 3 years is how I see it panning out. While it gives us a solid foundation it is frustrating in some ways as looking at Aberdeen and Celtic I dont think they are nearly as strong as they have been in previous seasons so that 2nd place challenge would be more attainable if we had the finances to fund a few strong first team starters.

We're a decent Cup side...I'll be very disappointed if we dont take advantage of how the Betfred has panned out for us. Thats where a little arrogance would be a help channeled in the right way...the players puff out their chests say we're the best team left in this and go and prove it rather than worry about the opposite happening. It would be a great boost for the club and the manager and breed confidence for the rest of the season (if it goes ahead and finishes given the current covid situation).
 
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hibbybilly

radge grandad radge
Given the start to the season we’ve made, our targets should be:
Challenge for 3rd
Win the League Cup
Reach at least the semi final of the Scottish Cup.

To do that I think we need to make two quality signings in January - a centre half and a goalscorer. Everyone will have their opinions on who to sign in January but the reality is it’s not the best window to be making major changes so I’d rather Hibs focused on two key additions.

We are extremely light at centre half and an injury to either Hanlon or Porteous and we are fucked, so that has to be a priority.

As many have said on this thread, we are not ruthless enough. We create chances, plenty chances, which suggests to me our midfielders are doing their part. But we don’t take enough chances, simple as that. We need someone who is a bit of a poacher, who only needs one chance to score.
A Jason .
 
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Boo

Just A Radge
Celtic are pish.
I agree they are poor and lucky to have won the cup on Sunday ( very glad they did ) - Aberdeen go to a poor Killie and win 2-0 , we play at home to DU and concede a very late equaliser ( having missed chance after chance during the 90 minutes.
I just hope we can take 3 points tomorrow against St M - who will come to ER full of confidence.
 
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