The Tears of a Clown

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Hibs drop deeper into the doldrums – strong action required

PERHAPS UNSURPRISINGLY, Hibs surrendered yet again this afternoon, this time at Easter Road to Falkirk by a goal. This sees the club in the invidious position of being placed third bottom of the Scottish Championship, albeit at a still early stage of the campaign.

It really isn’t looking good. The reality is that a couple of poor results with an already less than sparkling start to the season are most likely to see Hibs drop deeper into the doldrums and the gap between fans and club widening further. A dangerous factor that seems to remain unconsidered by the club.

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Seemingly, they refuse to act. It’s clear that the only way sensible route forward for the club is to buy better quality players. This is not optional, money has to be found, but instead of that the supporters are fed excuses – while still paying Premiership prices for the privilege of owning season tickets to watch a low-grade of football. If the quality players out there exist – and better quality players certainly do – then why are they not signed up at Easter Road already? Quite honestly I don’t believe poverty pleas in spite of a lowering of status, what I see here is the old Hibs/Petrie biscuit tin mentality.

Undoubtedly, there have been good, healthy changes at the club since last season. It’s a pleasure to hear that Hibs are reaching out to the community and making forward-looking backroom changes, unfortunately though, this is a football club with the main aim of actually winning football matches. This appears to be considered a side issue at Easter Road – meanwhile the team has staggered from one disaster to another and now slumps alarmingly towards mid-table Championship obscurity.

I’m afraid that I now don’t want to hear or read about this or that off-the-field ‘initiative’. Nor do I want to hear about anything else other than firstly, how this team is going to be strengthened significantly and secondly, when an agreement, hopefully one based on a fan-ownership model, is going to be put into place to relieve this club of its current ownership.

Do something soon Hibs or just turn out the lights…

August 23, 2014 - Posted by | Hibernian FC | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Great if depressing read Stuart, going to keep checking on here for your views on Hibs and anything else you choose to share, regards, Tommy

    Comment by Tommy | August 23, 2014

  2. Cheers Tommy, we hope for better, mate. I like to be balanced and give a bit of credit where it’s due so you can be sure if things pick up a bit at Easter Road I’ll be on it and write about it.

    Don’t know if you do the Bounce these days but I’ve started helping out with a bit of scribbling for the front page there, including an early season look at things. http://www.hibeesbounce.com/

    Keep the Faith, mate.

    Stu

    Comment by Stuart | August 23, 2014

  3. I was going to put Falkirk on my acca too

    Comment by BloggerPhotography | August 23, 2014


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