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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. I also know John Fleck. From a huge Celtic supporting family. Great player. His father’s side would disagree. 😉

  2. Delaneys Dunky

     

     

    Alright there,how you doing? Hope all’s good my friend.good seeing you post.(Not been on much myself)

     

    Catch you at a game soon :-)

     

     

    HH

  3. Alleluia.

     

    It’s over.

     

    Thanks be to God.

     

    My antipathy to international week is only surpassed by my disdain for Sevco.

     

    I watched the first half, disinterestedly. So disinterested I readily agreed to go shopping at half time with the far better half.

     

    I must admit to being surprised that Scotland won, so poor was their first half display.

     

    They looked as disinterested as I was.

     

    I just hope Taylor, McGregor, Christie and James return to Lennoxtown without any niggling injuries.

     

    James did take what looked like a nasty knock before half time, but I see he played second half.

     

    So welcome to Livingston on Saturday and the chance for revenge.

     

    I see Eddie scored again for the French U 21s. It won’t do his reputation and transfer value any harm whatsoever.

     

    Although I’m sure the deluded clowns and face painters downstream won’t rate him in Morelos’ class. Led by the nose by a compliant MSM.

     

    COYBIG

  4. Good morning CQN from a summers day 4 degrees Garngad but still dark and wet.

     

     

    Thank goodness that international break is over.

     

     

    I just hope the Bhoys come back with no knocks.

     

     

    I see the Griff scored a double as well at Lenoxtown. 👍

     

     

    Let’s get back to our bread and butter stuff on Saturday .

     

     

    Hail Hail

     

     

    D. :)

  5. An Tearman I hope for Spurs’ sake he is a better manager than Mourinho!

     

    Seems a knee jerk reaction/decision. Odd from a guy like Levy. Odd appointment for Spurs and the way they play football.

     

     

    Anyway back to the good stuff now and looking forward to Saturday. Got a distant cousin coming over from County Westmeath for his first visit to Paradise. Hope he is well entertained.

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