Revolving medical door, A-League coup


There appears to be a revolving door on the Lennoxtown medical room.  Just as we hoped to see players return from injury, Liel Abada picked up a strain on international duty with Israel and is expected to be out of action for a month.  We are not short of wingers in the squad, but we are short of them with Champions League experience.  Liel, Daizen Maeda and James Forrest (who is well down the pecking order) fit that category, meaning Yang is likely to face Feyenoord next week.

Being Hibernian cannot be easy.  With half a century of decline setting expectations, they will find it difficult to achieve the status they enjoyed in the decades following The War.  This morning, they appointed Nick Montgomery, the Yorkshire-naturalised-Australian who has managed Central Coast Mariners for two years, winning the most recent league title.

Better this, then trailing through options already discarded from the lower reaches of English football.  There are good managers in the Premiership, over-achieving with far fewer resources than Hibs have (Malky, Stuart Kettlewell).  Taking this option would also be better than another Lee Johnson-type appointment, or reinventing the Easter Road harp with Neil Lennon, but securing the signature of the current A-League winning manager is a coup for the Edinburgh side, and for Scottish football.  I hope it works.

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  1. Good morning CQN from a lovely,fresh, dry Garngad. Come on sun breakthrough😎.



    Hatate being back gives us plenty options, now lets get a few others back and kick on against Dundee.



    Before that I hope Scotland beat the butchers apron mob tonight.



    D :)

  2. Well I thought I seen something about Hatate being back….Mmmm


    Maybe not.


    Cannot find anything say he is.



    D :)

  3. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Good morning CQN



    Beautiful morning but a bit fresh.



    BBC News UK weather forecast routinely gives me a chuckle – incl. last night.



    15 degrees overnight in London.



    A touch of frost in the Great Glen.



    In early September! 🤦



    Hope all on ‘ere ‘av a good one today.

  4. “Bobby Collins could have graced a team in any era; he was one of British football’s greatest stars.”


    Bertie Auld



    “In my opinion, Bobby Collins was probably the most influential player in the history of Leeds United.”


    Eddie Gray (Leeds)



    “The best signing I ever made”


    Don Revie (Leeds) on Bobby Collins









    Left this day 1958

  5. Looking forward to the game tonight.Not as much as Saturdays game.BR must give start to Yang,Palma,and,Bernardo,who played for Portugal a few days ago.The shortage of game time for the players before the CL makes it imperative.Hatate also.No point in playing Maeda,BR knows what he can do,and unfortunately,against packed defences,thats not very much.I have a feeling BR won’t be going with 3 in the middle against Feyenoord,think he will play 4-4-2,so it would be great for the new guys,and the fans,to see them start.

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