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Hibs: Fit for what?


The above is the latest in a steady stream of unwelcome headlines to be printed about the Easter Road club’s players. This is not reproduced with any sense of outrage  nor is it a moralistic crusade but rather just resignation at the attitude of some modern footballers to their profession.

Grzegorz Szamotulski

Grzegorz Szamotulski

In the linked story, Hibs goalie, Grzegorz Szamotulski was refused access to a flight home to his native Poland for a mid-season holiday because he was judged to have been drunk and not in a suitable condition to board the plane.

This report on Szamotulski, affectionately know as ‘The Mad Monk’ by Hibs fans is arguable in it’s seriousness as an isolated incidence, though it can hardly be said that the Polish goalkeeper has been much of an ambassador for his club in this instance. For me it’s more the further questions it brings up about player’s lifestyles in these times. Continue reading


February 11, 2009 Posted by | Hibernian FC, Sporting Tales | , , , | 2 Comments