I’m still meeting people who haven’t noticed. Hibernian are on an outstanding run of form, having won their last three games and undefeated in six. The last reversal they had was at Celtic Park the first weekend in April. On Sunday we’re playing the team with the best recent form in Scotland; the warning signs are painted in large green font.
They are dangerous up front, Leigh Griffiths has scored four goals more than any Celtic player, including several stunners.
The weight of the world rested on Hibs’ shoulders at last season’s Scottish Cup final, when the stage was set for a century of pain to be wiped away by defeating their greatest rivals. It was too much. Now they take the field unburdened and vastly more dangerous than St Mirren, Hearts or Kilmarnock were when they overcame Celtic at Hampden recently.
Odds on Hibs are very generous.
I caught some chat online last night. “Blackmail”, “extortion”, “imprisonment”, “getting rid of the problem”, “a catastrophe of an intensity that you…. clearly do not appear to understand”, “fraudulent”, “once the genie is out it will have a life of its own”.
What an unimaginable mess.
I think “Been an admirer of your recent work” is bound to become a euphemism in years to come for when something that should never have been said or written slips out. This is a small glimpse into how the whole thing happened.
Fantastic Q&A with Willie Wallace this morning, thanks to Willie and Winning Captains. Willie’s recollections of our great times are irresistible. Reading the book as it came together was a joy. You’ll love it.
Remember you can start Cup Final weekend by meeting Willie at a book signing at Waterstons’ on Sauchiehall St, tomorrow – 25th May, 46 years on from the day – from 2pm until 4pm. If you can’t make it you can order a signed copy below.[calameo code=000390171179f475cf1c0 lang=en page=6 hidelinks=1 width=100% height=500]