When the texts began to fly in about the penalty at Ibrox last night I had no appetite to watch the incident. I am 54 years old and have seen it all before. These things do not enrage me the way they once did, it only serves as a reminder of our position in this land. Get angry, if that’s your thing, but do not kid yourself, nothing will change until we escape the Shoddy Sanctum of Scotland. Still, we are a well run professional operation and our peers are clowns, so we enjoy frequent upsides.
Celtic were sensational at Easter Road. The speed the ball was passed between our front four made them unliveable. It was reminiscent of the destruction of Dundee and the League Cup game against Hearts earlier this season.
Tom Rogic’s frame is not that of a classic dribbler, but he is so fleet of foot and mind that he slipped through defenders as though they were statues. He found willing runners in Kyogo, Mikey Johnston and Jota. All Hibs could do is kick and stamp, to the injury of Tom, Kyogo and Callum McGregor. Hopefully all three are fit for Saturday. A more protective referee would have helped, by I refer you to the earlier Shoddy Sanctum.
For all the delightful passing, Hibs scored and broke through twice more. Joe Hart was there to keep the game comfortable; such a change from last season’s debacles.
Some context: we started October six points adrift, without an away in the league win since February and with visits to Aberdeen, Motherwell and Hibs pending. Despite everything, we have closed that gap to two points. You really must believe us, we’re going to win the league!
Scott Brown, ha! How many times has he owned Ibrox? Still doing it, the only surprise was he didn’t have shades on when he headed that goal.