Rumour has it that prior to their play-off second leg against Hamilton Accies last season Terry Butcher spoke to his Hibs players about their prospective lap of honour. It was fatal. Two goals up from the first leg away from home, he thought the job was done. Hibs were relegated despite having fourth highest wages in the division.
Scottish football is more competitive, healthier, than most would give it credit for. As yesterday’s Scottish Cup Final demonstrated. Two towns, emptied of most able bodied adults, urged their team onto what would be an historic win, whichever way it went.
John Hughes is a very modest man. He speaks highly of his peers and considers himself someone who does the obvious things thoroughly. Maybe knowing your limitations is the first step to achieving greatness. I was delighted for him. His predecessor at Inverness, Terry Butcher, flattered to deceive.