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Hibs are likely as anyone to win next trophy Celtic drop

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On first pass, it seems a bit of a reach for new Hibs manager, Jack Ross, to target challenging for domestic honours, with his team lying eight in the table, one of five clubs who have won only two league games this season.

Hibs were the last club to win a domestic trophy before Celtic went on their treble winning streak.  That Scottish Cup win, in 2016, came from an even more unlikely position than the bottom half of the Premiership, the club failed to win promotion from the Championship that season.

Aberdeen and Newco have provided the main challenge to Celtic in the league for six seasons now, but Aberdeen have won only one trophy, the 2013-14 League Cup, in 29 years, and Newco have only just reached their second final.  I’m not convinced either have what it takes to win silverware.

Celtic have plenty to do this season to stretch their grip on Scottish trophies, but winning the League Cup next month would frustrate the efforts of Newco, who are financially underwater and will want a trophy before their best ever team breaks up.

Hibs shipped five goals to Celtic in their Hampden semi-final earlier this month, but they had the better of play for periods of the second half.  They are significantly weaker than Newco right now, but this is just a snapshot.  If Celtic win next month’s final, Hibs are as likely to take the next trophy dropped by Celtic as anyone in the league.

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  1. Jobo/Anyone ,

     

    How many of our players are with their respective countries tonight?

     

    How many Livi players are there in the same situation?

     

    Finally, how many Sevco players?

  2. Bateen Bhoy

     

    Thanks. I just had a wee look on Hesgoal but soon lost interest.

     

     

    Celtic Mac

     

     

    ???

  3. FRANKTERRY on 19TH NOVEMBER 2019 7:42 PM

     

    Would be very funny if they went for Brendan Rodgers…

     

    ——–

     

     

    Yes indeed , not beyond the realms of possibility. However did the special one not hint at an EPL return. And he still has his house in London.

     

     

    HH.

  4. Hot Smoked,

     

    Very little to remain interested in other than the 4 celtic lads that piqued what little interest i had in the first place ( not to be confused with “Pique’d, which would hold more appeal for Shakira than it does for me ) 😉

     

    Still 0-0. Not surprisingly, after half an hour..

  5. Well, it looked like he was coming off.

     

    Hobbling off to the touchline.

     

    Why would Steve Clarke hesitate to take him off in a game with nothing at stake.

     

    Back on now.

  6. itscalledthemalvinas on

    If the famous khazakstan come to the home of football in front of the greatest fans in the world and win then surely it must be a resignation for the manager.

     

    #bigeckslaughing

  7. I have been trying to pay particular attention to Ryan Jack in this game.

     

    I honestly do not remember him at Aberdeen.

     

    He is being “bummed up” by SMSM but in my humble opinion he is a poor footballer.

     

    Just about every pass he receives he returns to player who passed it to him.sometimes he does a little pirouette before passing it back.

     

    According to “expert” Davy proven at the start Jack was to take ball from back four and build game for Scotland.

     

    He was also absent from the defensive position when we lost the goal

     

    As you can probably guess I do not think much of Ryan Jack.

  8. glendalystonsils on

    If Big Eck hadn’t been given the job by the ‘like minded’ Ludgelurkers of SFA officialdom in the first place ……………………

  9. glendalystonsils on

    Ryan Jack did brilliantly well to fire the ball straight at the keeper at a very savable height when clean through on goal . According to Davy Provan.

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